Thursday, February 5, 2009

our wedding F: portraits

Somewhere in between all the madness, we took some "Bridal Portraits" too. That phrase is usually quite likely to make me break out in hives and run screaming for the hills, but in Ian's consummately capable hands, they came out quite cool.

Okay, "quite cool" was just me being modest. I think these fricking rock!








While all the commotion was going on at Cafe Felix, while we were playing dress-ups and posing and crying and laughing, there was another part to the story. Just out the gate, over the road and down the hill, a Beautiful Boy was waiting. Waiting for his love, all dressed up. He'd vehemently denied any and all wishes that he should wear a tie. The Beautiful Boy didn't like ties, didn't wear ties, and wasn't planning to start now.

Except, he did.

And he looked Beautiful.



Oh so very, very handsome and dashing and hot!

Sigh.

24 comments:

Being Brazen said...

Wow, I really like all these photos. So stunning and different. Great photographer.

Broke-ass Bride said...

Hawt Dayum, girl. You should be a model. And so should he. Just fabulous!

Mrs English nee Trini said...

Well every Beautiful Girl should have her Beautiful Boy!

You guys look lovely.

Cate Subrosa said...

So cute that he put a tie on : )

Amazing shots. We somehow forgot to get any shots of me on my own - oops! So the only one there is is one of me cracking up - ah well, could do worse!

Ruby Slippers said...

Swoon...he really is a hottie, isn't he? Don't worry, I'm just looking! :P And you look spectacularly lovely...and the photos are delish as usual!

NotQuiteaBride said...

SERIOUSLY, you guys are a damn good looking couple!

They sure know how to grow em in South Africa, don't they?? Although I may be a little biased :)

Lisa D said...

I love those pics - you look gorgeous!! And BB - wow! That's so cute that he put a tie on, just for you.

bekapaige said...

You're gorgeous, clearly. But Beautiful Boy, wow, he's just smoking!

AmyJean said...

He is "DASHING"! But you are smokin' HOT! Wowsers!!! Love the pics!
RelentlessBride

CeeCee said...

You guys are the most beautiful couple and there is so much happiness in all your photos.
A great post to read on a such a cold morning here in New York!

Rox said...

Great shots - love the black and white floor, really stunning!

And you're a natural at this. ;-)

Brunhilda said...

I love the contrast of your dress against that wallpaper. Just gorgeous. Beutiful Boy is very handsome. I love the tie and kerchief. Or whatever you call that thing.

My Dream Ring said...

Soooo pretty & handsome!

Kristy said...

You look gorgeous. And I'm so glad he wore that particular tie. I'm kind of in love with it.

Cyd said...

Perhaps we should stop calling you Marli and start calling you Beautiful Girl? And my oh my, your husband certainly is a beautiful boy, is he not? And I can't get enough of the tie...I'm so smitten with the fact that he surprised you with a tie! Now that, dear friend, is love. ;-)

Hannah Noel said...

Oh. MY God. Seriously, you are so incredibly gorgeous and your photographer did AN AMAZING Job!! BB looks so great too!!

~abi~ said...

ok, i just have to say it: your beautiful boy makes me think of dane cook every time you post a pic of him! hot, hot!
and, your portraits DO freakin' rock, lady!!!

Cassandra Allen said...

Beautiful girl and her beautiful boy...ahhhhh

sunday best said...

Awh, you guys are seriously beautiful people. Love love love you dress and the way you are such a natural beauty! Very very cool indeed! x

LauraAnn said...

I love looking at your wedding pictures! They turned out gorgeous!

jessica lynn said...

omg you are such a HOT couple!!! :) your pictures are perfect. love them.

Southern Bride To Be said...

Those are awesome! I can't wait to have my bridal portraits done! :)

S said...

hotness. i don't know what else to say besides what has been covered above.

thanks for being such a rockin' inspiration for telling my story.

xx,stephanie from gossip.style.wed.

redframe said...

Thanks for all the love & compliments! I honestly realise how lucky we are with those pics, Ian is just amazing.

I'll tell the whole tie story one day when the recaps are done, it's really sweet.

Cate, that just proves where your focus was on the day right? Certainly not on your gorgeous self you modest little bride. Every pic with you in it just glows though, so no harm done!

Ruby, you're free to look! I can not possibly wish to keep his hotness all to myself? Hie hie.

Notquite, indeed, especially the boys! Lucky us!

Ceecee, ugh I don't envy you the cold though we're swooning in the heat and fires burn everywhere... Luckily a bit cooler today!

Rox, I always wanted a b&w tiled dance floor at my wedding, I guess this is close enough! Thanks x

Brunhilda, I also call it a kerchief and it feels weird... sometimes pockerchief or pocket hanky? Must google it and find a better word!

Kristy, that's so nice to hear! The particular tie & kerchief was an impulsive decision... I love it though.

Cyd, that's what I say!

Abi, he gets that A LOT. When he lived in the States girls would think he IS Dane Cook putting on a weird accent to be funny! Dane's not that famous around here yet, so everytime a friend sees a Dane movie for the first time they call us and freak out. The characters he usually plays are even similar to BB's personality, very freaky!

S, can't wait to read what's been inspired!

Thank you thank you thank you everyone for beautiful words, we totally love our pics too and I'm so glad you're enjoying them!