If you had to visually translate our hearts, you would see our wedding.
Nestled between a windy Friday and a cloudy Sunday, lay a surprisingly summery Saturday perfect for a secret garden wedding in spring. Our wedding was a true expression of love not only for each other, but for our friends and families as well. From the hand written letters and illustrations, drought friendly touches, hand drawn family crests, the song my dad and cousins sang me down the isle to and even a harpist – it was a spectacular day thoroughly and thoughtfully celebrated.
“Married in veils of June mist,
Fortune your wedding-ring has kissed.
Married in days of July’s cheer,
Love’s star shines brighter from year to year.”
– Ancient Wedding Rhyme
I adore styled shoots. There is something so refreshing about stepping away from my desk and spending the day with an assortment of local creative females. The inspiration, enthusiasm and delightful creativity is intoxicating. Generally, I love being behind the camera but when working with a photographer that I trust I have no problem playing the role of the normal, curvy, girl-next-door schmodel.
Sean told me he was going to marry me about six months into our relationship. From the very first date we sort of just fit together. It felt more like I was remembering him than getting to know him. He is one of a kind. The most humble, generous, loving man I have ever met. Most of all, he is a good person. I am still not sure how I managed to find someone this incredible and that he somehow seems to feel the same about me.
Long before I even dreamed of becoming an illustrator I used to gift drawings to my loved ones. It is my love language and the most vulnerable and authentic way that I express my love to them. During the beautiful struggle of making ends meet – the joy of pursuing a career in the art industry – these cards were all I had to spoil my beloved friends.
“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.”
― Holly Black
I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Mia van Zyl on a few original artworks so far and was delighted to hand craft a drawing as a gift for her cousin on her wedding day. The concept was something so unique and it turned out to be one of my absolute favourites for the year. Her cousin is marrying the captain of the yacht that she works on and their love story is something of a fairytale.
I first heard about Lynn Shapiro, owner of the beautiful Prestwich Collection
in Cape Town, through Anzel van Biljon (White Kite Studio
) who designed her incredible branding. She popped in to my Tintin in Africa exhibition about a year ago and we started chatting about life in the creative industry. She is one of those beautiful females that you can be instant friends with and I adore her.
I met the lovely Anzel of White Kite Studio sometime last year and she asked me to be one of the sponsors for her upcoming Pink Party Workshop. Happily I sent off some of my Wander Collection limited edition fine art prints to be gifted to the attendees along with a selection of other local brands. Antoinette, owner of the beautiful Langkloof Roses Estate, attended the workshop and fell in love with her new fine art print. She later contacted me to come visit her at the breathtaking Langkloof Roses Estate wedding venue just outside of Wellington in the Western Cape. The plan was for me to get a feel of this venue before I handcrafted a commissioned original artwork to visually represent the beauty of the venue and to create a fine art print collection from the original drawing that would be gifted to each bride that celebrated her wedding with them.