Nicky and James first got in touch with me from the UK, in October 2019, to plan their elopement for October 2020. This elopement took another 2 years to happen… thanks Covid!
But happen it did! Finally!
Nicky & James met in 2006, and kept up a longish distance relationship for a few years. They’re all about family, having fun, drinking good wine and dancing and playing golf.
They chose the beautiful Molenvliet Vineyards for their elopement, with their vines and the mountain in the background. They were joined by their son and his girlfriend, keeping it very intimate. After the ceremony, they went frolicking around the property taking photos with Selma and Andre from Expressions Photography.
After the photos, we were treated to an impromptu first dance in the middle of the driveway, to their favourite song Betcha by Golly Wow by Prince, to round it all off.
Their son had also put together video messages from friends and family back in the UK – turns out it wasn’t a surprise marriage like Nicky and James thought it was.
It was such a pleasure to work with Nicky and James, getting to know the over two years. And it was such an honour to marry them as well.
The Dream Team:
Venue & Accommodation – Molenvliet Vineyards | Photographers – Expressions Photography| Makeup & Hair – Makeup by Lauren | Marriage Officer – Runaway Romance Marriage Officers| | Planning, flowers, décor and on the day coordination – Runaway Romance
Louise SchnetlerApril 19, 2023
It's a great excuse to celebrate a Tuesday! Thank you for being such an awesome couple to work with :) Congrats on 6 months!
Nicky BriceApril 18, 2023
Louise, you couldn't have posted this at a better time. Today marks 6 months since we said 'I do' - We've celebrated in great style, champagne and of course of bottle of South African red :-) (extravagant for a Tuesday but with the best excuse) Seeing the photos brings it all back... I'm tearing up.... again...
Thank you for making the best day of our lives care and stress free.