garden route wedding wilderness - holger & nadine-120

Garden Route Wilderness – Holger & Nadine


Holger and Nadine are from Switzerland, both are originally from Germany but met at work in Switzerland.  They were blessed with an adorable little girl, Paula. Holger attended the Ironman Triathlon in Port Elizabeth and they decided to make the trip double special by making their family official in South Africa. They decided to tie the knot in Wilderness in the Garden Route on their way along the coast  from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.  We met on Friday before the big day, just to break the ice with Paula as she is not very fond of people taking her photo.  We got along great and Paula trusted me enough to take a test shot at the coffee shop were we met.  Paula do not speak or understand english so mom and dad had to translate.  I loved to listen to them as they spoke in their home language.  On the big day Paula was totally relaxed with me and even started to chat with me, I however did not get one single word but she was so adorable!  It was so awesome to be part of this very intimate wedding, my husband and I had to sign as witnesses – hubby was my assistant for the day.  After getting ready at The Ocean View B&B we met the marriage officer, Gavin at the beach for a very special ceremony.  Nadine was very emotional when Holger said his vows, we did not get one word but the softness and emotion in his voice said it all!  The rings was just stunning, carbon fibre rings as Holger is a triathlete.  We had a few minutes to spare after the ceremony as the private picnic was set for 15h00, this gave us the opportunity for a few intimate portraits at the beach. The picnic was super special, thank you so much to Paul from The Wilderness Picnic Company for all the help to arrange this for the Wienecke family.  Although this was a very private and small affair, Nadine wanted a wedding cake, thank you Nicky for the beautiful wedding cake.  Congratulations Holger, Nadine and Paula, it was an honour to be part of this special day in your lives.  Enjoy your visit in South Africa!