Pont de Val Riverside Escape – Mathias + Sian Wedding

Oct 28, 2017

VENUE – Pont de Val RIverside Estate | WEDDING DRESS – Anna Campbell | MAKUEP- Jenna Ungar Make Up | HAIRDRESSER – Tanya Engelbrecht | MARRIAGE OFFICIANT – Ryan Hogarth | GIFTS, FLOWERS & DECORATION – Bellafiore | DJ – Liquid Beatz

Mathias & Sian tied the knot at the magnificent Pont de Val Riverside Wedding Venue outside Parys. Their love story started 7 years ago and reads a little like an international fairy tale..Mathias is German and moved to London without being able to speak any English ready to make a life for himself. Sian moved to London from South Africa looking for an adventure. The stars aligned as both Mathias and Sian found them selves working at the Andaz Hotel in London. Mathias caught Sian’s eye and she had a mutual friend invite him along on a night out and as they say the rest was history. After years together in London they moved to Melbourne Australia to continue growing their professional and private lives together. When Mathias popped the question in the Kruger Park when they were out on holiday it was decided then that South Africa is where they wanted to say I do.

We started the morning with the guys, Mathias and his groomsmen cleaning up pretty well! Both his brother and best friend made the trip so it was great to have them all spending time together. We then made our way to the reception hall which just looked amazing! Organizing a wedding from a different continent is not easy! Here Sian’s sister Kim and mother Anne played an instrumental role in getting all the details sorted. The rustic decor along with the gorgeous setting of The Vaal river just made for a perfect match. We then joined the ladies for their part of the prep. It is always so special when everyone attending wears their hearts on their sleeves not being afraid of showing true emotions! One such a special moment was when Sian’s dad Gary saw his beautiful daughter in her dress for the first time, not a dry eye in the house! This lovely couple said their vows on a platform with the river and surroundings as backdrop, a spectacular view! Mathias’s mom and dad and extended family made their way over all the way from Germany. With the portrait session we were blessed with an incredible sunset, the clouds giving way just long enough to set the sky and river on fire. The reception was filled with laughter and heartfelt speeches. Firstly by Mathias’s mom and then Sian’s dad, followed by close friends. We ended the evening with a night portrait session on the riverbank and orchards. I want to thank you guys for allowing me to photograph your magical day. May you be blessed in your journey ahead and may love and abundance be your constant companions!





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