Barbara De Abreu | Bridal Portraits
26 November 2011
Category: Weddings | Posted: 21 January 2012
This comes as a very special blogpost, my lovely friends Barbara & Eddie got married on the 26 November 2011 on a beautiful summer's day in Cape Town.

You will remember I photographed their engagement shoot PART ONE at the Cape Town Stadium and PART TWO at Paternoster and the West Coast.

Which was also featured on their wedding website:

I also photographed Barbara's Bridal Shower recently , see the photos here.

Barbara asked me a year ago if I could capture her bridal portraits before the ceremony as she wanted to keep her wedding photographer's package hours for her ceremony and reception, so I said a huge yes and had been waiting for this day for a very long time! :)

It was such an amazing opportunity to photograph Barbara's bridal portraits, being excited and nervous all at the same time, this was my first bridal portrait session.
Barbara indeed made my life extremely easy, as she looked beyond beautiful and simply stunning in her beautiful wedding dress made by Leonie Jardim.

After her bridal portrait session, I could enjoy the ceremony and reception as a guest, and dance the night away with Ricky!!! :) Oh boy and did we dance!! :)

Thank you Barbs for all your support, love and encouragement over the past 9 years that we have been friends!
You are such an amazing woman with a heart of gold! Love you loads my friend and wishing you and Eddie a life full of love, laughter and happiness!
With many little baba's for me to photograph! :) We absolutely enjoyed your wedding to the fullest!

Service Providers:

Photographer: Jilda G Photography (be sure to click on this link to view the stunning photos that Jilda took of Barbara & Eddie)
Second Shooter: Jo-ann Stokes (also see Jo-Ann's stunning cathedral shots)
Bridal Portraits: Claudia De Nobrega
Videographer: Emdon Video Productions
Ceremony Venue: Saint Mary's Cathedral
Reception Venue: Forest 44
Hair: Candice Leigh
Make-Up: Candice Leigh
Wedding Dress: Leonie Jardim
Shoes: I love Shoes by Lady Jane
Bridesmaid's Dress: Leonie Jardim
Bridesmaid's Hair & Make-Up: Rosaline De Oliveira (Roz Dee) (Thanks Roz for doing my hair too!!!)
Flowers & Decor: Weddings by Sue
Catering: Forest 44
Cake: Forest 44
Music / DJ: Dino Silva
Wedding Invitation & Stationery: Sandra Teles | Sandprint Design
SA Weddings Bride Of The Year 2011 Competition: Please vote for Barbara De Abreu.

Below is such a beautiful highlights combination by Julian Emdon of Emdon Video Productions.
Be sure to turn up the volume and watch this clip and get a glimpse of their special day! Enjoy!

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Heather Steyn   23 January 2012, 08:42
Wow this is stunning Claudia!! I love these portraits.
Julian Emdon   23 January 2012, 10:46
Great photos! Excellent use of focus and colour!
Barbara de Abreu   23 January 2012, 11:16
As I have told you plenty times before - WOW. Thank you for doing this favour yet again for us. No words can describe how much this means to us and you are a friend in a million. Love you lots and sometime in the future you will be photgraphing our babies to come :) You are officially our family photographer. Thank you once again! Mwah
Sue Strybis   23 January 2012, 12:42
Absolutely beautiful of such an amazingly gorgeous bride and bridal party. Loved this wedding and the journey it led. Very special pics of very special peeps. Your photos are amazing!
Analita Farelo   23 January 2012, 13:02
Gorgeous :)
Nastassja Harvey   23 January 2012, 22:19
Beautiful details and portraits Clauds! :)
Jo-Ann Stokes   24 January 2012, 08:24
You did an amazing job, Claudia! Beautiful photos!
Monica Dart   11 February 2012, 18:42
Beautiful attention to detail. Tres chic!