Itumeleng and Elias – 12 Feb 2011 Makiti Muldersdrift

Itumeleng (Itu as we call her) contacted me last year to do her wedding for her. She and Elias planned their wedding all the way from Qatar where they are both lawyers, but decided to get married here in South Africa, as all Itu’s family lives here in South Africa. Elias on the other hand had a bigger challenge, his family came all the way from Lebanon to spend the special day with them. Elias’s speech was so emotional as his mom and dad (Joseph and Elham Matni) could not travel from Lebanon. BUT…there is always a way, they skyped them on the evening of their wedding.

As we approach the venue (Makiti) at 11am the sun was out, a beautiful day, however round about 3pm the clouds arrived and it started raining. We were very lucky, and as Itu walked out on her way to the chapel the rain stopped. As you know me, I was on the grass again taking photo’s, and was soaking wet…LOL..note to self: “Always carry an extra set of clothes”.

And YES, I know I could not get enough of Itu’s Jimmy Choo’s, are they not absolutely gorgeous!

Second shooter: Trompie van der Berg

Venue: Makiti – Muldersdrift

Make-up artist: Gladys Mbatha from G Beauty (

Dress:  Lubellos – Pretoria

Shoes: Jimmy Choo – UK

Wedding stationary: Trendy Settings

Hair: Dolly Thloloe from hair at Blu

Cake: Sugar and Ice

Flowers: Anro Floral farm (

Ndumi - Itu looked so beautiful – you’ve done a great job Mel, I love your work and cannot wait to get to chat with you because we are also looking for a photographer! I love Makiti – it also happens to be our selected venue for our wedding in October!


Alana Meyer - Wowzers! these photos are just beautiful! :)

admin - LOL, Lizette, you make me laugh, and I am soo thankful for your beautiful comments!! That was the first words I heard from ITU…..” You HAVE TO get the lace”…lol, and I constantly assured and showed her…dont stress, here it is :) :) Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart for your post! The dress was OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Lizette van Niekerk - At LAST!! A photographer who captured the details of one of my wedding dresses!! Something so important and almost always overlooked. Congratulations on outstanding work – clearly an award winning photographer. You really captured true moments. Will be in contact :-)

Kind regards
Lizette (LUBELLOS)

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