A colorful, non-traditional Johannesburg wedding by international photographer Katy Weaver

South Africa Destination Wedding | Esmarie and Garet

A colorful, non-traditional Johannesburg wedding by international photographer Katy Weaver

I photographed Esmarie and Garet’s beautiful, non-traditional Johannesburg wedding with my talented friend Hilde Franzen of Wednesday and October. I was her second shooter for the day, and it was wonderful to learn from her and allow myself to think outside the box while trying to create some really special images for her to use. It was crazy not understanding the language for most of the day (everyone was speaking Afrikaans) and it was really awesome to immerse myself in a new culture!

Thank you Hilde for being such an amazing friend, and for allowing me to witness such an awesome day with you!!

Little details at a Johannesburg, South African barber shop before a wedding. Taken by international photographer Katy Weaver
This men's barbershop in Johannesburg is filled with a ton of different beard options! Taken by destination wedding photographer Katy Weaver Simple black and white moments of groomsmen getting ready at a South African barbershop in Johannesburg. Photos by artistic destination wedding photographer Katy Weaver Delicious South African food to munch on while getting ready for a wedding. Taken by Katy Weaver Every groom deserves a masculine and moody portrait on his wedding day. Taken by international wedding and portrait photographer Katy Weaver Unique, artistic black and white wedding photos taken at a South African wedding by destination photographer Katy Weaver A unique and non-traditional wedding dress for a non traditional South African bride. Photographed by Katy Weaver Delicate and non-traditional wedding details help to make a day unique! Taken by South African wedding photographer Katy Weaver Modern and unique bridal portraits in Johannesburg, South Africa by destination wedding photographer Katy Weaver Artistic bridal portraits of an unconventional South African bride in Johannesburg. Photos by international photographer Katy Weaver When a bride and groom decide to see each other before their ceremony, it's called a first look! It's an intimate, special moment that is just between the two of them and allows for more portrait time on a wedding day. Photos by destination wedding photographer Katy WeaverA gorgeous pink bouquet adds the finishing touches to this unconventional wedding ensemble. Photos by Katy Weaver
Unique South African wedding portraits taken by Katy Weaver, an international wedding and portrait photographer based out of Portland, Oregon
Quiet moments between a bride and her groom in their Johannesburg apartment in South Africa. Photographed by Katy Weaver This Johannesburg church was an incredible wedding venue. Photographed by destination wedding photographer Katy Weaver Candid shots of guests are one of the most important parts of a wedding day. Photos by documentary wedding photographer Katy Weaver A simple but gorgeous church in Johannesburg. Pictures by Katy Weaver, an international and South African wedding photographer. It's so important to capture beautiful candid moments between a bride and groom during their wedding ceremony, whether its a traditional church wedding or outdoors. Photos by destination wedding photographer Katy Weaver Throwing flowers at a bride and groom as they exit a church is SO beautiful and it always photographs so well!! Photos by Katy Weaver, and international wedding and elopement photographer based out of Portland, Oregon Orchid centerpieces at a bookstore reception are classic but also quirky. Photos by Katy Weaver This wedding reception took place at a restaurant inside a Johannesburg book store! It was a perfect non-traditional location for this unique couple. Images by South African wedding photographer Katy Weaver Simple details made this Johannesburg wedding reception special, and seeing a rainbow at the end of the night was the perfect treat! Photos by adventure photographer Katy Weaver

16 thoughts on “South Africa Destination Wedding | Esmarie and Garet

  1. Oh my goodness! The colors here are so beautiful! I want to go to Johannesburg so badly! What a gorgeous Africa wedding ❤

  2. You are so talented and your eye for details and moments during the wedding is absolutely amazing. I wonder that shooting destination weddings in South Africa made you even more sensitive and inspired so you did it sooo well!

  3. What a beautiful Johannesburg wedding! They were so lucky to have you as their photographer and I love her blue wedding dress!

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