Simone and her new husband, Jakes, had such a romantic, art deco wedding that I immediately fell in love with.  Their photographer was South African native Moira West, who can be found here.  Their 1930’s style affair was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, approximately 30 miles east of Cape Town.

Simone Wedding Photos by Moira West

It is normally really easy for me to decide which side of the bride I am going to paint, as the dress usually has one side that is much more impactful than the other.  This was a hard decision, as both the front and the back were fabulous! She obviously has great taste and style. The graphic greenery wall was a new backdrop for me, and I wasn’t sure it was going to work.  I think it turned out very well and complements the soft romantic dress Simone wore.

Simone Wedding Photos by Moira West

Simone Wedding Photos by Moira West

Simone Bridal Portrait, South African Wedding

My sister’s wedding is coming up in about a month, and it is going to be fabulous, if I do say so.  I needed to find a hairstyle that would be vintage and glamorous, and I am going to steal Simone’s stylish up-do! I’ll keep you posted as how it turns out on me.  A big Thank-You to Simone and Moira for letting me use their images to paint such a great bridal portrait!

 

Blessings,

Jamie