I had the absolute pleasure spending some time with this awesome couple recently, so relaxed and full of laughs. This is their 10th anniversary year and they are planning numerous events through the year including a few couples wedding gown shoots.
Here are a few from the outdoor photo session near Kirstenbosch.
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The adage is “step back in time ” and this is the absolute truth. My visit out to the beautiful Bellingham estate was just that. As you drive through the gates and approach the manor house the feeling of history is palpable, you almost expect a vintage car to be parked in the driveway. On greeting Kim we walked into the manor house to put the kettle on for coffee before doing a tour , the entire manor house now a national monument and museum, owned and managed by the Podlashuk Bellinchamp National Heritage Foundation. The Podlashuk’s originally bought the property in 1943, and then ventured into wine making. The original cellar been built in 1693 and the manor house in 1797.
The interior has been kept exactly as Mrs Podlashuck had lived in it. The furnishings alone push you back into a bygone era of “grandness” the days of black tie dinner parties and luncheons where you would arrive in suite unlike today where casual is the norm.
Bellingham as a venue offers one of the most picturesque venues Ive visited. The gardens offer a photographer endless opportunities with nooks and crannies everywhere, plus mountain backdrops. The ample gardens offer a serene location for corporates or weddings alike, with smaller functions having the availability of the original cellar, bigger functions a marquee can be set up on the ample lawns.
Bellingham also offers 2 self catering suites for accomodation.
They are 11km out of Franschoek and about 55min out of Cape Town. For weddings and corporate functions a shuttle service can be arranged on request .
Proceeds from events are distributed to various charities so you are also contributing to good causes. For more info an the charities see contact details below.
Kim and Chris are able to chat to you about all the details in full.
Please contact them on email@example.com or call on 021 874 1019 or 072 612 7127 for details and enquiries re Functions and Accommodation stays.
I can’t wait for the next visit to this special place for more images and another history lesson 🙂
I was really looking forward the Kim and Matt’s wedding to be held at the picturesque Belair Estate from the day I met them. Its from that first meeting when you start getting to know a couple that you get that excitement early on and it was always going to be a great day 🙂 High winds, cold and later rain did not manage to dampen the day in the least bit although we did have a slightly frost bitten bride (sorry Kim 🙂 ) along with a wonderful crowd of family and friends the day was a huge success for Kim and Matt .
Dale & Nicole were married at the beautiful Cavalli Estate in Stellenbosch. What a picturesque venue to celebrate a wedding, a real treat for all attending. Having known Dale and the family from when he was just a few years old it was a real honor to be part of this special day.
Congrats to this lovely couple and wishing them a blessed future.
So glad we managed to get this maternity photoshoot done as the little one decided to come a wee bit early a few days after. So looking forward to meeting the little Angel for her first baby photoshoot in a few days. Shireen and Glen you guys are really a special couple and its been such a pleasure getting to know you over the years and I wish you blessings on your family. 🙂
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