Luzel&Schalk / Wedding Photographer Free State / Pepper Tree

March 13, 2015

Luzel & Schalk’s Fairytale Fantasy – a dream come true

Wedding Photographer Free State / Gauging and Free State photographer / Bloemfontein Weddings / Bloemfontein Photographer

Luzel and Schalk had known each other for more than 10 years before they even realised they truly had deeper feelings for each other.

Schalk started visiting more in Bloemfontein to get to know Luzel even better, and love came quickly! Love at second sight as some may say! Over their courtship, Schalk even moved to Kimberley with his work to be closer to Bloemfontein and Luzel, if thats not a grand gesture… I don’t know what is!!


Planning their perfect day was all that Ouzel ever dreamed it would be, and what fun she and the bridesmaids had getting ready at Liedjiesbos! I truly enjoy this guesthouse for getting ready!

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The Groom and Groomsmen got ready before the beautiful ceremony, at Emoya. and we even got a few game crossing our path in the middle of capturing the men together.

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They Got Married at The Pepper Tree Venue, in Bloemfontein Free State, and what a Beautiful chapel it has!! Glass windows line the front side and it truly creates a gorgeous space.

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Pepper Tree

Catering: Pepper Tree Venue

Hair: House of Style / Chrisna Pienaar

Make-up Artist: Elana de Beer

Wedding Dress: De La Vida bridal Couture

Flowers: Cross Country Flowers

DJ : Creative Kilowatt


Guitarist: Kendon Sharp

Violinist:Wijbren Nel


Brides Advice

Some tips our bride, Ouzel, would give to other brides planning their wedding:

  • Try do all things in advance – Then you won’t doubt decisions, and think of changing plans if they are set in stone.
  • Write everything and every idea down!
  •  You need to remember to ENJOY it* no matter what anyone else says or wants for your day! 
  • Remember, in the end, JUST you TWO have to be happy with the plans for YOUR day, it is after all, All about You 2*

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