Wedding of RASHAAD OBARAY & ZAIDAH GOSS on the 26 March 2016 @ Gonubie Manor.

Wedding of RASHAAD OBARAY & ZAIDAH GOSS on the 26 March 2016 @ Gonubie Manor.

It was the 26-03-2016 and it was wedding day…….except it was no average wedding!!!
This day was magical from the beginning to the end. It was serious when it needed to be and was fun every other time in between.
For us the day started around 11am with a very calm and relaxed bride who slowly but surely transformed into a princess.


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Although I was honoured to be the official photographer, there were plenty of selfies to be had! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Soon after the final preparations were done, she was whisked away, to meet up with her prince.




The Prince (Groom) did not in any way let down this enchanted event, as he was looking dashing, waiting under the arches.


The ceremony took place in the beautiful gardens of the Gonubie Manor and there was no where better on a hot Autumns day, than in the shade that these lovely trees provided.




Everyone looked their best, from the guests, to the bridal party, flower girls & page boys.




And then the moment arrived!!! Princess Zaidah arrived in style on a horse and carriage which delivered her to her Prince, Rashaad for the ceremony.


After some touching words and the rings were placed, all that was left was to seal the deal with a kiss!








Following the ceremony everyone had refreshments and delicious snacks under the trees.


Shortly after that, the family photos we taken. The beautiful gardens supplied just the right amounts of light and shade to capture these colourful personalities. ๐Ÿ™‚


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After all the families were done and dusted, we were able to concentrate on the reason for this special day……the loving couple! It was easy to capture the romance between these two love birds making posing a breeze.


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Completing the photo session, the bridal party then needed to change into a second attire, which was worthy of a few more photos to be taken. It was said that the boys used more hair care products to get to this stage! The boys were also especially proud of their personalized under garments.



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The reception hall was clearly set up for a feast. The attention to detail was exquisite and worthy to host the festivities that would follow.


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The speeches were heartfelt and at times emotional, but the message was effective, clear and delivered…this couple was loved by all.


Next was the bouquet and garter, which sent a scurry of single women, and then men, all over the dance floor!


Having lost a squash game, one of the best men was forced to make good on this lost bet, and publicly display his best impersonation of Michael Jackson’s Moon Walk!




Of the ‘First Dances’ one of the more memorable was the Father & daughter (bride), where their love is clearly visible.




…and then dance floor was open, where laughing, cheering and dancing could be heard well into the evening!


As far as the formalities and our (the photographers) obligations were concerned, we ended this VERY special occasion with the ‘cutting of the cake’ and a sugary kiss!!!