Catherine Mac

Rienne + Johan | Weddings

Rienne and Johan are both winemakers who met whilst working on a wine farm in California. Rienne is from Australia and Johan is from South Africa. Since meeting and falling in love in the United States, they moved back to Australia and started making their own wine!

Vrede en Lust was certainly the perfect Cape wine farm at which to celebrate their wedding day! The mountain views from this spectacular wine farm are something any guest visiting from abroad will remember forever.

I can’t tell you how much I loved photographing this laid back couple on their big day! Most of Rienne and Johan’s guests flew over from Australia to be there and it was amazing to witness so much love and happiness from friends and family for this ridiculously awesome couple!

Rienne and Johan, thank you so much for choosing me to come and photograph your wedding day for you, I wish we could go back and do it all over again!


When an ice cream truck (The Soft Machine) pulled up for dessert, I nearly died. Tooo cool!


Venue: Vrede en Lust, Franschhoek

Make-up & Hair: Alicia Buckle (bride), Sanmarie Botha

Dress: Martina Liana (Australia)

Flowers: Fleur Le Cordeur

Decor/Hiring: La Maison, Urban Tonic, All Events Hire

Stationary: Hen & Co (USA)

Catering: Vrede en Lust

(Cheese) Cake: Fairview (DIY assemby)

Ice Cream truck: The Soft Machine

Live music: Me and Mr Brown, amaAmbush Marimba band

Second shooter /Assistant: Wesley Vorster & Claire Nicola

Catherine Mac

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

  • Kirsten Mavric Photography May 22, 2013 at 12:38 am

    You know how much I love your work, Catherine. This is stunning!

  • Eva May 22, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Wow, Catherine…. Amazing Photos of a wonderful wedding with so many shiny, lovely people.
    Thank you for sharing your passion, your talent is breathtaking! I really wish, Austria wouldn’t be so far away from South Africa!
    With love,

  • SA Wedding Venues May 22, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Such a pretty wedding, beautifully captured!

  • Claudine May 22, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Beautiful work Catherine.

    What a beautiful bride.

  • Bron May 22, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Love, love, LOVE!! This is so beautiful!!

    I’m shooting a wedding at Vrede & Lust in December and just cannot wait!!!

    Beautiful couple- they have such warm smiles xxx

  • Nicola May 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Stunning work Cath! Please send me the photos to use on our website if you like?

  • Voyteck May 30, 2013 at 5:53 am

    WOW! breath taking images! beautiful work!

  • Christine June 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Catherine,

    Just want to say how beautiful the photos are. My daughter Rienne and Johan make a super couple. The day was so full of happiness and you have captured that in your photography. Thankyou.
    Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos, and choose which ones i want.

    Christine Buck

  • Vineyard Wedding with Colourful Glassware by Catherine Mac August 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

    […] Thanks so much, lovely Rienne and Johan! So excited to share your beautiful wedding. Huge thank you shoutout to Catherine also – do yourself a favour and check out the rest of the wedding on her blog. […]

  • Kara Bilner February 17, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Bride has amazing hairstyle and wedding rings are just so unique! Beautiful and gorgeous!