Krissi & Mart are the craziest, most full of life, love the flippen socks off each other couple ever!

I met these two on Niki’s Promo shoot (if you haven’t seen the video Jacques Crafford Wedding Films created for her you are missing out) and I instantly felt like I knew them. They are fun, photogenic and up for anything.

So I was thrilled when they asked me to be part of their 1 year wedding anniversary gift to each other… A paper inspired photo shoot in the dunes.

We brought in the traditional first wedding anniversary gift theme of paper into the shoot through her paper blossom bouquet, handmade paper flower crown & two love letter booklets. The delicate pinks and copper leaf kept it very feminine, which ended up working so well with the candy floss sky Port Elizabeth is so good at providing.

We had to abandon the paper back drop we had planned (because of the wind Port Elizabeth is also so good at providing.. rookie error on my part) but the special little tea setup in the dunes worked just as well (if not better) without it.

Because this wasn’t just a photo shoot it was a celebration of a year spent together (with many more to come) I made the couple little booklets that they got to fill with their own words, gratitude and dreams for their marriage. They shared this secret little moment on the top of the dunes against a backdrop of the most beautiful dark sky.

By the end of the day we had sand everywhere but it was oh so so worth it! Krissi and Mart I cannot wish you enough love and happiness in your next year of marriage. I can’t wait for the cotton inspired shoot next year..hehehe

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The team:

Photographer – Niki M Photography | Paper flower crown & bouquet , concept & styling – Runaway Romance | Makeup – Iris Gomez | Dress – Chocolates for breakfast at Blushing Bride Design

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