I flew to Zimbabwe last week to second shoot with Alana Meyer at this most incredibly beautiful wedding. Edward Rainsford is a Zimbabwean cricketer and he got married on Friday to the beautiful Tashinga in such a beautiful and emotional wedding at Bushman Rock Estate just outside Ruwe in Zimbabwe. It was such a privilege being there.
Everything about the wedding was perfect. The decor and flowers were incredible and so much time had gone into the design and gathering of all the elements, and it all just worked so well… it was truly magnificent. From the open air thatch chapel at the lodge which was draped in white to the amazing decor at the winery where the reception was held (and not to mention the mini picnic that was waiting for us where we did the couple photos), all the details were absolutely incredible.
I loved the way Ed’s love of cricket was brought into the detail… from the table names which were cricket terms, to the guest seating chart which looked like a cricket score board and the table layouts on it that were tiny cricket bats. And I’m sure those detail weren’t lost on all the Zimbabwean and international cricketers that attended.
The wedding wasn’t only amazing because of all the gorgeous detail, but their friends and family are such amazing people and they were surrounded by such love. Tashinga and Ed met at church a number of years ago, so the ceremony was even more special because so many of the people (including the pastors and the choir) came from the Celebration Church that they attend. I don’t think I’ve ever been at a more emotional ceremony actually, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the chapel. I had tears streaming down my face at one point and had to compose myself behind a pillar before carrying on with the photos.
Love this photo of Ed trying to compose himself before Tash walked down the aisle
Tash’s sister sang the most amazing song during the ceremony which was very emotional
… then it was party time…
Ed’s godfather, cricket coach Phil Simmons, said one of the speeches.
Oh how I LOVE father and daughter dances!
And then the wedding party got changed into party clothes… I just LOVED Tashinga’s new dress!
And check out Tashinga’s granny jiving!! How cool is she?!
It was such a special wedding, and such a privilege to be a part of it.
I have also loaded more images onto an album on my Facebook page. If you were at the wedding, you can tag yourself if you “like” the page.