Catherine Mac

Kirsten & Gerhardt | Weddings

Oh I loved this wedding so.

Early morning misty bridal portraits, 100 meters of pink and white bunting, a lake-side ceremony in a boat house, a long-sleeved lace gown, a couple so sweet they smelled like toffee apples! I loved it all from start to finish and it was an absolute TREAT to be there to document Kirsten and Gerhardt’s special day!

Some of you might know that Kirsten is, in fact, The Bride With A Blog! If you have not yet visited the website, and like all things ‘wedding’… hop across and have a look!

Between you and me, Elgin is one of my favourite places to photograph weddings! There is something quite magical about it. Simple.

Rockhaven was the perfect place for Kirsten and Gerhardt’s fun daytime wedding and I almost died of excitement when I realized the ceremony was taking place in a boat house that completely opens up onto the lake.

Thanks to Monique Faurie for your awesome assistance on this one! You rock!

Kirsten and Gerhardt, I know you are busy moving your lives across country at the moment and I hope you enjoy reliving your beautiful wedding day through some of these images (in between unpacking boxes and setting up house in Namibia, where Gerhardt works as a pilot)!

I’ll stop the banter and get to the photo part now.. x

I love this one of Kirsten looking down through the window at her guests arriving for the ceremony..

I loved the warm and festive decor! When Kirsten told me they had MADE 100 metres of bunting I was SO excited!

Kirsten’s bridesmaids held beautiful oil lamps during the ceremony instead of bouquets, I love something different!

We had a fun and informal ‘photobooth’ going on during the reception and things got a little crazy ;)

Couldn’t decide which ones to post.. so here are some more! I Kirsten and Gerhardt’s guests!

and one more batch for good measure!

Catherine Mac

I'd love to hear from you. Let me know what you think of this shoot!

  • Michelle July 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    oh WOW WOW WOW Cath! You just proof once again how talented you are! LOVE all of them! xxx

  • Kathryn July 22, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Wow! I absolutely love this post :) I am crazy about this venue…You managed to capture the feel of this wedding so well. I love your couple shots, your composition is so beautiful and I love the way you have posed them. Such amazing work. xx

  • Nikki van den Heever July 22, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Magical lighting, magical couple! And that just shows magical photographer! Congratulations! Oh and I love the booth setup with the raw walls!!

  • Charmaine July 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Ahhh these are BEAUTIFUL! Wow, what intense moments captured! Congrats Kirsten, you looked beautiful and Catherine, once again, wow!! xx

  • rebecca July 22, 2011 at 12:19 am

    WOW! Your best wedding yet Cath! I absolutely LOVE these. Seriously. Amazing. x x x

  • Kim du Toit July 22, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Catherine Mac!!!! These are awesome girl!!! You have done an exceptional job, your work is sooo beautiful, the moments captured so sweet!! I agree with Kath, I adore how you posed the couples and am mad about your close ups!! Ps did every guest get a kitty to take home? ;) Or was there only 1 lucky guest that got him a s a wedding favour :D Very well captured!!!

  • Heather Steyn July 22, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Wow such stunning decor! Love the cat by the way – co cute :) You took stunning photos Catherine, really beautiful! Congrats to you Kirsten – have a very blessed marriage. You looked beautiful!

  • Liz-Marie July 22, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Wow Catherine, your photos are so beautiuful!

  • Liesl Basson July 22, 2011 at 2:21 am

    These are so beautiful. You are a very talented photographer!!! x

  • Mariaan July 22, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Lovely crisp photo’s. I just love the one with the cat on the table. Stunning!

  • Ashley Dru July 22, 2011 at 3:44 am

    These are so beautiful! Good work!

  • Eeden la Grange July 22, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Oh my word!!! Catherine… I actually have no words! Well I do have a few, which are that you are a genius with that Canon in your hand. If I may ask… what lens did you use for that BEAUTIFUL depth of field?
    So so so so so fabulous! Kirsten couldn’t have asked for more beautiful photos of their special day.

  • Catherine Mac July 22, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Thank you SO much Eeden! I shoot mostly with the 100mm 2.8 and 500mm 1.4 as I just adore the DOF!

  • Monique {Oh Darling Bride} July 22, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Congrats Kirsten and Gerhardt! Your wedding looked absolutely beautiful! I can’t get over that you made that dress… it’s gorgeous! Stunning photography Catherine. I love all the gorgeous details you captured.

  • Catherine Mac July 22, 2011 at 4:52 am

    To those who asked if everyone took home a cute Kitty as a wedding favour, sadly not ;) Although I think there might have been a few people who contemplated taking him anyway!

  • Yolande Marx July 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Prettiness.. so much prettiness! Congratulations Kirsten, you made such a beautiful bride! And Catherinne you’re pics are stunning!

  • Jani B July 23, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Sheesh Cat, these are lovely!!!

  • Mary Marantz July 23, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Gah! Love their style!

  • nastassja harvey July 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    kirsten you looked incredible!! and wow Cat.. again, I’m so glad you do what you do! you make sooooo many people SO happy with your incredible talent, these images are SO beautiful girlie! x

  • Lisa Bouwer July 25, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Ek is mal oor die foto’s! Dit is regtig stunning!! Excellent job :) :)

  • Cheryl McEwan July 26, 2011 at 4:17 am

    WOW WOW WOW!!! What stunning images and an amazing wedding, Kirsten you looked beauuutiful!!! just love it all!! well done Cat!!

  • KaRi July 27, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Wowie! It is all about the details, even the cufflinks were thought of. Love the succulents in the tins!

  • Almad'e de Beer July 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Gerhardt en Kirsten
    Bie geluk met jul mooi dag. Baie opvallend van dit alles is, dat julle nes julle is- gebly het -“you stayed true to yourselves” Foto’s net so pragtig as wat julle dit maak – sooo special!!!

    Mag Jesus altyd die Lig op jul lewenspad, – die Anker van jul lewensboodjie,- en die Ligtoring op jul lewensreis bly. Met God as jul nr 1 sal hierdie wonderlikste genadegeskenk wat jul ontvang het,jul groot sëen, vreugde en vrede bring!!!

    Baie liefde
    Markus, Almad’e, Armand, Micheal en Stiaan

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  • Kayleigh August 14, 2011 at 7:35 am

    what a gorgeous wedding, love how perfectly personal it was, down to every last inch of bunting and lace. Beautifully captured Cat xx

  • Lauren kriedemann September 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    stunning cath. x

  • Charlene Schreuder September 23, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Oh My…i’m so in ❤ with these images. Just how gorgeous is Kirsten? sjoe wee

  • Gena D October 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Awesome work Ms. Catherine Mac!!!!!

  • Elizabeth | Bridal Musings October 5, 2011 at 7:30 am

    WOW! Gorgeous, detail filled wedding and such utterly stunning photography. The bride looks exquisite…and those oil lamps are such a unique touch.

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