Jan & Frances


The colourscheme of deep burgundy and navy paired with light creams and deep pinks was absolutely dreamy and they picked the perfect venue for the cosy celebration. Nooitgedacht has a beautiful, intimate chapel which was the perfect place to tie the not on this rainy winter’s day. The reception hall was adorned with fairy lights above the tables and beautiful floral creations – each one unique.

Frances and Jan have been friends of mine for the past year and it was such an honour to witness them get married. I couldn’t help but shed a tear at the moment her dad saw her for the first time. She looked absolutely breathtaking.

Jan’s burgundy suit, those navy skirts, the bright floral wreaths and subtle tones of cream just popped against the grey sky and greenery of the beautiful Stellenbosch venue. Thank you so much for making your wedding photographer – it was an honour and day I will never forget.

Their Story

Our eyes met one night at a student dance bar in Stellenbosch – not long after I entered the venue, Jan was on his knee, asking me to have a dance with him. Who could have thought that this wouldn’t be the first time that Jan would get on his knees? All I can say is both of us still believe in love at first sight.

The proposal

About two weeks after we met, Jan and I shared our first kiss on a beautiful summer evening in a vineyard on a wine farm just outside Durbanville. By that time I was smitten and I knew that I’d never kiss another man again. Two and a half years later, Jan took me on a “day down memory lane” and we visited all of our special places from our two years of dating. I was not surprised that the last stop would be the vineyard where it all started. However, little did I know that my life would change forever when Jan went down on one knee for the second time. In the Lord’s fairytale for us, this was the beginning of a lifelong journey which we would walk together.

Coordinator | Nikki from Bride Sidekick

Makeup & Hair | Larisa Viljoen

Venue | Nooitgedacht

Dress | Olivelli Bridal

Stationery | Gera De Wet Design Studio

Videography | Red Beard Productions

Cake | Lion Heart

DJ | DJ Dirkie 

Band | JB Steenkamp

Coffee | Magnificent Barista Boys

Lighting | SMD