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Knysna Wedding Pezula – Dale & Melanie


The wonder of technology has made the world a smaller place.  Dale and Melanie are from Tucson Arizona and had a very intimate wedding at one of Conrad Pezula’s private venues: Zachary’s.  Our meetings was via SKYPE and I knew from our first meeting that it was going to be wonderful to work with this couple.  Melanie’s two grown kids, Ryan and Shannon, and a few close family and friends from South Africa, Melanie was born here, attended this private celebration. As Zachary’s is such a stunning venue, decor was minimal and only finished off by beautiful, elegant flower decorations from Ecozest.  Live entertainment by Johnathan Muller created the perfect atmosphere. Melanie designed and made her own wedding gown as well as the flower girl’s dress, the look was a perfect fit for Melanie.  It was great to see Karin Chan again, such an awesome professional, she always goes the extra mile for her brides.  

From our first meeting, Melanie stated that she would really love to have some portraits taken at the beach.  Due to circumstances it was not possible on the day of their wedding so we opted for an early morning session the next day on Noetzie beach.  My assistant and I stayed at Lavender Hill Guesthouse, I highly recommend this guesthouse, and got up at four thirty the next morning to meet Dale and Melanie at Pezula at five. Melanie looked perfect – hair and make-up all still in place!  So we got the perfect ending to this beautiful event.