Destination Wedding, Morgansvlei South Africa | Byron & Tyla

October 8, 2019 Real Weddings

Getting to travel the world and photograph couples from all walks of life getting married and witnessing their love, it's hard to believe I call this work! Photographing destination weddings is probably my favorite part of being a wedding photographer. 

Byron & Tyla got married at a beautiful Country Estate in South Africa called Morgansvlei. It had picturesque views of the mountains and orchard surrounding the venue.

eucalyptus leaves in a vase on the windowsill of the small historic chapel at this destination wedding ceremony.
The Historic chapel of Morgansvlei with its blue doors open.
an ornate metal cross hanging the small historic chapel
The view inside the historic chapel of Morgansvlei that was built in 1710

There is the cutest historic chapel where Byron & Tyla choose to have their wedding ceremony. This chapel is the original chapel built in 1710. It has the most beautiful deep blue doors and shutters on the windows. Inside, the thick walls keep the chapel cool while the windows let in beautiful beams of light. It is the perfect venue for an intimate ceremony.

Bride smiling at the groom during their wedding ceremony
bride and groom following along with the words the hymn during their wedding ceremony
inside the historic chapel during the wedding ceremony

Outside the Cape Dutch style function hall is a beautiful dam. I could not pass up the opportunity to take some fun bridal party portraits and couples portraits in front of it. We later ventured into the surrounding pear orchids for some adorable images of Byron & Tyla. As the sun began to set, we found a lovely field of tall grasses for some fabulous sunset portraits.

Bride with her bridal party in front of the dam
bride and bridesmaids tossing their bouquets in the air
Bride and groom on the dock of the dam
bride and groom with the dam and picturesque mountains in the background
bride and groom taking in the view at their destination wedding
cute moment between bride and grooom
bride and groom in orchid
bride and groom in orchid
out of focus bride and groom behind tall grass
close up of bride and groom under veil
bride and groom in tall grass at sunset
bride and veil
out of focus bride behind tall grass at sunset
bride in tall grass at sunset

The reception was held inside the elegant Cape Dutch function hall. This leads onto a stunning covered patio via folding Victoria glass doors, with unique views of the dam, vineyards, and sunset over the mountains. I love the use of eucalyptus leaves for the overhanging florals and table decor. Each table had a floral chandelier hanging overhead and a lush spread of eucalyptus and white lilies on the table.

wedding reception decor with wooden chairs
dance floor detail with bride and groom initials.
detail of menu and place setting
inside beautiful wedding reception hall
eucalyptus leaves and white Lilly's draped in table
reception decor
eucalyptus floral chandelier at wedding reception
layered chocolate wedding cake
chocolate wedding cake with flower on top.

Byron and Tyla's wedding cake was a delicious chocolate layered naked cake topped with a white snow lily. I had a fantastic time photographing this unique destination wedding! From South Africa to Hawaii, I love traveling the world and documenting love.