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Garth & Shelley | Round The Bend, Swellendam

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Something I love is road trips…

A couple of weeks ago Nick and I jumped in the car for a road trip to Swellendam for Garth & Shelley’s wedding.

Off the beaten track, at a place called Round The Bend, right on the Breede River is where Garth & Shelley had asked family and friends to spend the weekend to celebrate their wedding with them.  Round The Bend is situated right out in nature, so you feel so away from everything and so relaxed because of it.  They offer white water rafting down the river, which some of the guests did on the Saturday morning before the wedding.  Next time we go there I will definitely be trying that!

Garth & Shelley met while they were both in the UK a few years ago and after being together for a while decided to both move back to their homeland SA and then get married 🙂

They sure know how to throw a party, with everyone dancing all night, hubbly bubbly going on one of the tables, and later in the evening a fire performer came out under the moonlight, right near the river.

Shelley designed her own dress and the theme of the wedding was a masked ball, everyone was given their own masks and the reception hall was decorated with silver candelabras.

And the cake….well the cake was to die for!  Topped with icing, with sponge inside and in-between Lindt white and dark chocolate mousse.  You only need to mention the words Lindt chocolate to me and I go all weak at the knees 🙂

Thank you Garth & Shelley for letting me be a part of your special day 🙂











































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10 Responses to Garth & Shelley | Round The Bend, Swellendam

  1. Caroline Kerr April 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Absolutey Beautiful!!! Rebecca you have a fantastic eye!!

    Love the shots on the beach & the distant shots of the ceremony, definitely makes The Bend look amazing, especially considering that it was raining the night before.

  2. Garth MIchel April 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Loving the pics Rebecca. Can’t wait to see the rest. Fantastic job 😀

    • Rebecca Groves April 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

      Thanks Garth…was such a privilege to be there to capture your day! 🙂

  3. Wendi April 26, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    Stunning pictures and beautiful bride…..& Garth you didn’t look to bad yourself LOL 🙂
    Congrats you 2!!!

  4. Nicole April 26, 2012 at 7:58 am #


  5. Sarah Portal May 10, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    WOW. you are so talented Ms Rebecca and these two are so beautiful. looks like an incredible day x

  6. Shelley Michel May 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Hi Rebecca, we received our photo’s yesterday, I just want to say a very big thank you for the most amazing day and pictures you helped capture. You truly captured the essence of who we are. You are truly a great artist with an amazing eye. Big thank you. Lots of love. Garth and Shelley Michel

    • Rebecca Groves May 13, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      Ahhh, my pleasure Shelley! Was so amazing to be there to share and capture the day with you! 🙂 xx

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