Before the ceremony, Kaisa and David enjoyed getting ready together. The sun shone brightly at their Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding as I captured their portraits before the ceremony. We were very lucky as the clear blue sky showed off the stunning view over the escarpment. Kaisa and David were so happy that they were ‘dancing’ around like teenagers in love!
Kaisa and David broke their own ‘rules’ when it came to relationships. David had said, “I’m never getting involved with anyone I work with” and they met at work! Secondly, marriage was not really thought about, “we initially weren’t planning to get married however David received an offer for a posting in Hamburg, Germany. We thought Germany didn’t recognise de facto relationships. So we thought we had to get married. This wasn’t the case however but we liked the idea so much we decided to do it anyway!”
In November, with 30 close friends and family Kaisa and David said ‘I do’ at their intimate Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding. I loved that throughout the day, traditional and non-traditional elements featured.
Kaisa’s cultural background is Polish and therefore her parents thought it was important to perform a special blessing before the ceremony. Although they weren’t sure of the exact words to say, it became a very emotional moment and one that will be cherished for years to come. I noticed lots of glassy red eyes and happy smiles. Before Kaisa and David entered the reception room another polish tradition was in place with bread, salt and vodka.