Meet the Coetzee family

Every family has a story… welcome to ours ♥

Rensche Mari Wedding Workshop Gauteng

We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how” – Unknown

I had the privilege to attend Rensche Mari’s Wedding workshop. It was amazing and I learned so much I can already see how my business developed since the Workshop in March. For my photographer friends if you are looking for a game changer workshop attend RMW it is so worth it!

As part of the workshop, we get to Photograph a styled session.

Enjoy the black and white color palette with me and be inspired!

Workshop: Rensche Mari Workshop Flowers & Décor: Splendid Wedding Company, Dress: Silver Swallow Design, Wedding Stationary by Crystalace, Makeup: Missy Makeup Artistry, Cake: Kelly Jayne Cake Boutique, Venue: Hertford Wedding Venue

Rian & Carlé, Pepermossie Wedding

“Jou denke sal myne omhels
jou begin sal my begin wees
jou einde my einde” -Antjie Krog

Rian & Carle, trou die 19 Mei 2018. Daar is so baie dele van julle troue wat ons almal se harte geroer het…en vir die meer emosionele se oë vol trane laat opdam het. Wat vir my die mooiste was is die  “Wedding vows” aan mekaar. Ek deel so ‘n klein deeltjie:

“T.T Cloete skryf in een van sy gedigte aan sy vrou: “Kyk ek na die melkweg, in die gras, in die water, na die boog van die aarde, altyd iewers is jy ingepas.” Dit is met geen toeval dat wanneer ek die letters in jou naam herrangskik, dit die Engelse woord “Rain” word nie. Alles omtrent jou is ’n verfrissing vir my siel. Daar is op hierdie aarde niks wat so lekker ruik so die aarde na ’n bui reën nie, daar is selfs ’n woord daarvoor: “petrichor”. Jou teenwoordigheid bring hoop, vertroosting en gee lewe. Dit is my wens dat ons vir die res van ons lewens mekaar met dieselfde opgewondenheid tegemoet sal kom, soos wat die aarde ’n bui reën verwelkom” -Carle

“Ons lewe saam gaan vol avonture en mooi oomblikke wees. Die tye wat jy vir my klavier speel en saggies my rug streel. Die tye wat jy vir my lag, en ek vir jou. Dit is soos musiek in my ore en dit laai my siel. Jy is my perfekte lewensmaat, my sielsgenoot my beste vriend. Ek het die een gekry waarvoor my siel lief is. Jy was soos ‘n ster vir my, vêr stil & rein… my siel die donker water waar jou beeld in skyn. Ek kan dit nog steeds nie glo dat jy myne is nie.”

Ek bid dat julle altyd so Lièf bly!

Anneke

Venue: Pepermossie Wedding Venue

Makeup: Karlè Potgieter

Flowers & Dekor: Pepermossie en Kleinmossie

Stationary: Something Golden Design Studio

Flower Headpice: Room of Bloom

Bethlehem Styled Session

“Welcome to Wonderland, should we go on an adventure or should we have tea first?”

Since I moved to Bethlehem last year September I had a dream of doing a styled shoot in collaboration with local talent! I met up with Stephani of Ruby Whoo Event Makeup and Elize form All in One Party Hire, they were just as excited as I were and we started to dream together…

We decided to go for a moody color palette, rich textures, and vintage furniture. I love how the combination of color and texture adds something unique to our wedding design. This is a bold concept and it somehow makes you feel you are Alice in Wonderland.

If you plan to get married in the Easton Free-state, we are your suppliers!!

Thanks for everyone’s hard work and for making my dream possible!

Styling, Floral, and Décor: All in one Pary Hire

Makeup: Ruby Whoo Event Makeup

Wedding Dress: Vonvé Bridal Couture

Bridesmaids Dress: Elsie van Jaarsveld

Venue: Babersbaai, Bethlehem

Models: Stephani Hatting & Mar-Louise Olivier

Stationary: Something Gold Design Studio

Morne & Johandre, Pepermossie Wedding

Sometimes home has a heartbeat”
Morne & Johandre got Married on the 12 May 2018, the most beautiful Autumn day!
There are so many things I loved about your wedding! Pepermossie, the color theme, Johandre’s dress and defiantly all the intense moments. Johandre is a Photographer and a Graphic Designer herself and it defiantly shows off in all the detail she put in. Morne your hart is so soft when it comes to your bride and I just love that about you!
M&J bly altyd so intens lief vir mekaar! Dankie dat ek deel kon wees van al julle mooi!
Baie liefde,
Anneke

Viv & Rochel, Driekwartblou Wedding

“Love is the closest thing we have to magic”

Viv & Rochel’s wedding is a picture of all my favorited things: Love, family, Karoo, friends, farm, rain and the joining of two beautiful families. There were so many special moments at this wedding, knowing Rochel all my life made it even more emotional.  Rochel is a talented architect with an incredible ability to put things together. Her autumn, Karoo inspired theme was stylish, elegant and fresh.  Viv and Rochel story begins in East London, with lots of adventures and stories to tell these to decided to tie the Knott on the 24 March 2018 on Rochel’s family farm. It was a beautiful day.  Viv and Rochel thank you for taking me on this lovely journey with you… I loved being part of your perfect day.

I pray that the rest of your life would be even more special than your Wedding! Bly altyd so lief vir mekaar!

Lots of love,

Anneke & Francois

Venue: Driekwartblou Venue & Guest House

Dress: Lena-Lisa

Hair and Makeup: Michelle Meintjies, Get the Look

Bridesmaids dresses: Mother

Catering: Marene van der Walt, Morning Glory Venterstad

Flowers: Lizanne Viviers

DJ: Creative Kilowatt Productions

Cake: Cynette Viviers

Piano: Annalien Ball

Meet baby Esjee

Meet baby Esjee, the newest member of the “van der Merwe” family.

“And suddenly you where my everything”

Petrie & Estelle, Prynnsberg Estate Wedding

Petrie & Estelle
“Sweet Caroline, (Bah Bah Bah) Good times never seem so good”
If you ever been to Prynnsberg in Clocolan, you know that this place leaves you with a feeling that you’ve somehow time-traveled into a different era. Prynnsberg can be best described as the architectural jewel of the Eastern Free State, the magnificent sandstone buildings, rich historical history orchestrate the best two-day wedding festival. What made this wedding so special is the fact that it was a celebration of two families becoming one. I love this wedding, the atmosphere, energy and the general “vibe” was so exciting and energizing.
All the best for the newly Weds and their new adventure.
My love, it is a long time from here to the stars so let us travel the rest as one.” – Atticus
Love,
Anneke

Frans-Meyer & Kira, Driekwartblou Guest Farm Wedding

“You are my blue crayon, the one I never have enough of, the one I use to color my sky.”

It was a gorgeous Summer day in the Karoo, Frans-Meyer and Kira decided to tie the Knott of Frans’ family farm.  Kira, a free spirit, soft and extremely warm personality and Frans-Meyer, the engineer with a fun adventure seeking heart are definitely some of the coolest people I know.

Since I know Frans-Meyer my whole life, I can tell you how these two met. We were in school in Burgersdorp and as a small town is whenever there is a new girl in school everybody noticed. Well, Kira was the new girl in school, Frans-Meyer noticed her 😉 they became friends and the rest is history. I can describe it best like this:

“We grew up together, and now we can grow old together”

I love shooting weddings like these, it stirs up my heart seeing a couple like this so in love with each other personalities, being proud of where they come from and the sense of deep friendships could be seen all around.

Frans & Kria, thank you for taking me on this lovely journey with you, trusting me 100% from the start. I loved being part of your story. I pray that you always be best friends, your love for each other will grow day-in-and-day-out.

Love,

Anneke

Venue: Driekwartbou Guest Farm

Dress: Lena-Lissa

Marcel & Marnie, Pepper Tree Wedding

“How long will I love you, as long as the stars above you…

and longer if I can” – Ellie Goulding

Marcell and Marnie tied the knott in Bloemfontein at the beautiful Pepper Tree venue. It was a lovely December day and the couple looked gorgeous.

Both Marnie and Marcell are high school teachers at Grey College where these lovebirds met and fell in love.  I met Marnie when I was still in University and Marcell just before they got engaged, it feels like I knew them forever and we could be lifelong friends.  Whenever you get the combination of awesome guest, a lovely venue, perfect weather and festive vibe you know you’re bound for success. 

Congratulations Marcell and Marnie on your beautiful day!

Dress: Julie Wedderburn Bridal

DJ: Starsound

Decor: Pepper Tree & Drape Inc

Flowers: Room of Bloom

Hair & Makeup: Mari- Titavate

Venue: Pepper Tree

Videographer: Mac Productions

Kilian & Michele, Baby announcement

Isaiah 49:16: “I have written your name on the palms of my hands”

It’s a boy! I’m so excited for Michele & Kilian, enjoy this beautiful journey.

Dalyn & Marcia

I love you, for all that you are, all that you have been and all you’re yet to be ~ unknown

Bloemfontein always has the best spring weather, and for these lovebirds wedding, it was picture perfect. The couple tied the knot at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the celebrations continued at the lovely Warm Karoo & The Kitchen. There wedding was festive with lodes of dancing and fun. Defiantly the best party of the year.

It was amazing fun being part of this wedding!!

Venue: Warm Karoo & The Kitchen
Decor & Flowers: Grand Room Design
Videographer: RAISING FLAGS

Frans-Meyer & Kira

Frans-Meyer is one of my oldest friends, we grew up together and share wonderful memories from our farm adventures. I met Kira while I was still in school, and the same for these love birds. Frans-Meyer and Kira are High-School sweethearts. After seven years down the line Frans got down on one knee and the rest is history.

Ian & Lanè

This glorious life is not simply to endure it, but to soar, stumble and flourish. Learn to fall in love with life’s existence. We were born to live not to merely exist. Ek love winter troues! Ian & Lane julle troue was n fantastiese “winter-bruilof-fees”. Julle is ‘n wonderlike paartjie met warm groot harte waar almal tuis voel. Hoop vir julle baie goeie oes-jare, met reën op die regte tyd, vrede, liefde en geluk.