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This is a wedding that I think truly had it all! A gorgeous bride wearing such a beautiful Olivelli two-piece wedding dress. A dashing, surfer, lawyer groom. The most awesome city wedding venue that is Katy's Palace Bar, complete with its unique eclectic decor, an epic view and perfect party venue vibe. But this wasn't just a day of beautiful people and glamorous venues, it was also a day about family. Kim's whole family (cousins and all) came to help her get ready. The house was full of tulle and sneaker wearing flower girls, siblings, parents, cousins and friends. Kim was the calm centre of this happy storm.

Kim & Zach chose to get married and have their reception at Katy's Palace Bar. The ceremony was held in St James Van Der Merwe Bar with Kim and Zach's parents and grandparents black and white wedding photographs as a backdrop. Then on to the reception with real live trees in every corner, bright pink roses and a piano covered in amazing food.The speeches were honest and clever, not to mention very funny,  it takes great skill to hold a camera still while laughing out loud. When the sun set over Joburg the party really got going and everyone from the youngest to the eldest hit the dance floor.

I know I sound like a broken record because I seem to love every wedding. But I really loved Kim and Zach's day. Maybe it's because I have known Kimmy since she was tiny, maybe it's because I love her family and how they are loud, mad and so involved in each other's lives. Or maybe it's just because being part of any wedding day is a privilege and we love capturing the day so it can be relived over and over again. 

Venue: Sir James Van Der Merwe and Katy's Palace Bar, Johannesburg

Wedding planner: Susie McClure (mom)

Decor: Anne Hedley / Petals Fine Flowers, assisted by Hire Society

Catering: Fresh (Vicki Clarke)

Flowers: Anne Hedley / Petals Fine Flowers

Hair: Jenna at Blo, Parktown North

Make up: Sinead Brook

Brides Dress: Olivelli

Brides shoes: Oriental Plaza

Bridesmaids dresses: Jo Borkett

Groom’s Suit: Country Road

Cake: Made by my favourite moms

Stationary: Aalia Kirsten

Ceremony: Mark Drummond


On 17 March, 2017 Kim said:

IN THE BRIDES WORDS: My husband and I were married at Katy’s Palace in Johannesburg. Shooting this wedding was challenging from the start: cue the overprotective and frenzied mother-of-the-bride, off-kilter bride and unique wedding venue (that never was intended to be that). Emily and Chris approached the task with the utmost professionalism – from the briefing to ceremony and reception. Their shooting style on the day was subtle and intuitive, whilst remaining friendly and accommodating. Every family member and friend felt valued, and Zach and I felt at ease. Best of all: we had fun, but weren’t away from our guests for hours. The final product exceeded my expectations (and then some). The images are stunningly creative and capture the mood and style of the day perfectly. The service we received after the wedding day was as brilliant as before and during. I can’t fault PeppermintPix. I’d recommend them to my best friends and family. On a day you’ve always dreamt of, but fear won’t be what you imagined, it’s fantastic to know there’s one element that’s reliable and will deliver what’s expected. It’s the ultimate comfort. Thank you, Emily and Chris, for being the artists we needed on our big day.



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