Odette & Matthew Wedding
16 March 2013
Category: Weddings | Posted: 11 May 2013
Dear Odette and Matt ...

It was a huge honour and blessing to have captured your wedding. My first official wedding as a professional photographer!! :)
Thank you for trusting me with your special day, even though I had no wedding portfolio, you still trusted and booked me as your wedding photographer.
You encouraged me to take this leap of faith through your wonderful and friendly emails, always treating me with so much kindness and trust.
You welcomed my husband and assistant on board my photo team with so much kindness. You both have been such a joy and blessing!
You really have made my first official wedding experience such a memorable and beautiful one! I promise to never forget it!
Thank you for believing in me and thank you for all your love an support! I truly appreciate you!
Thank you for your patience and understanding and thanks for just being real, true and honest.
May your wedding day photographs remind you always of the love you both share and the happiness and joy that filled the 16 March 2013.

❤ ❤ ❤

Odette and Matt got married at the beautiful Knorhoek Towerbosch, such a gorgeous venue!
Their ceremony was really beautiful, full of emotion and love. Their wedding cake was just too clever and cute, an incredibly brillant idea!
Instead of a traditional guestbook, Odette and Matt asked all their guests to paint their fingerprints on a tree print which they would later frame!
Loved all the flowers and decor and all the prettiness of the day!
I was blessed with amazing lighting for their couple shoot, the sunray's hovering over Odette's wedding veil was a real treasure to capture.

❤ ❤ ❤

I am so blessed to have shared this photography experience with my husband, Ricky, who was my second shooter!
Ricky is a real genuis with flash photography and he captured the most amazing night shots of Odette and Matt painting a heart with light.
Ricky also photographed all the groom and groomsmen portraits and was an awesome second shooter!
I am happy to announce Ricky will be my second shooter on all my future weddings, he is my rock and I believe together we make a great team! :)

A huge thank you to Nasii for being my amazing assistant! Nasii was an absolute angel on the day!

Just a small mention of three women who encouraged me and inspired me to take this leap of faith, Nastassja Harvey, Nicky Stowe and Christine Meintjes ...
you three have been a blessing to me in so many ways and a great source of inspiration and encouragment. Thanks for your love, friendship and mentorship.

❤ ❤ ❤

Wedding Service Providers:

Photographer: Claudia De Nobrega
Second Shooter: Ricardo De Nobrega (My Husband)
Assistant: Nasii Nunes
Wedding Co-ordinaton: Bride & Lize Beukes
Venue: Knorhoek Towerbosch
Ceremony: Knorhoek Towerbosch
Hair & MakeUp: Marli Basson
Wedding Dress: Wedding Boutique
Bride's Shoes: Chic Shoetique | Somerset Mall
Bride's Jewellery: Kathleen's Bead Studio
Bridesmaids Dress: Jacoba Clothing
Groom Attire: Studio W | Woolworths
Stationery: Seven Swans
Decor: Occasions@nr99
Flowers & Bouquet: Occasions@nr99
Cake: Fairy Cakes
Catering: Knorhoek Towerbosch
Music DJ: Brendan Kinsey | Music 2 The Max
Lighting & Sound:: Brendan Kinsey | Music 2 The Max
Ceremony Official: Pastor Des Krull

CLICK HERE to view Odette and Matt's Engagement Shoot

❤ Love & Blessings ❤

© Claudia De Nobrega. This blogpost cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
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Odette Van Der Merwe   13 May 2013, 10:33
WOW, Claudia, the photos are absolutely amazing!! You captured every moment so beautifully!! Wow, you are so extremely talented! Thank you for all your help and support throughout the whole planning process :) We were truly blessed to have you as our photographer. These memories will last a lifetime :) Lots of love Matt & Odette xx
Dominique Rossouw   13 May 2013, 15:39
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Well done on taking the leap into wedding photography Clauds. These are sensational and I am sure the bride and groom are going to be super happy with the amazing memories you captured for them xxx
louise | b.loved   13 May 2013, 22:13
There was absolutely no doubt that you would nail this!!! Absolutely stunning work and a beautifully captured wedding story! You should be one very happy photographer lady!! xo
Moira Blom   14 May 2013, 11:32
Amazing photographs and a lovely venue, what a pleasure to browse through them and see the happy stunning couple so beautifully captured on their very special day!
Carolyn Roberts   14 May 2013, 17:11
Timeless photos. Your talent transcends any event you are photographing, cannot believe this was your first wedding! Congratulations :)
Nastassja Harvey   16 May 2013, 12:37
Oh Clauds girlie, these are so incredibly beautiful!! I couldn't agree more with Louise, I knew you'd do an amazing job and you can be soooo proud, your work is divine! :) You and Ricky make an amazing team and it makes my heart so happy that you've taken this leap of faith, the cape town wedding photography industry is more enriched because you are in it :D sending so much love! X X X
Eric de Wet   16 May 2013, 19:35
What a pleasure to share in Odette's day in this way. (I'm the "oom" that lives abroad). The photos are absolutely stunning - capturing emotion so beautifully. Well done, you have a real talent (eye)
Nasie Nunes   25 May 2013, 13:50
Matt and Odette share a special bond with each other that is ever so evident and wonderfully captured! Nothing short of Amazing are these photos and i was honoured to have been some-what apart of their special day. It was extremely fun and a day that wont be forgotten:) Clauds, i hope this experience compels you in some way to do more♥ Creativity, passion and hard work are in your blood:)