January 9, 2022

Summertime Wedding in South Africa’s Wine Country

I just got home from spending Christmas with my family in Tahoe. I unpacked my bag full of sweaters and ski gear and immediately filled it with tankers, shorts, and sunscreen. It was the weirdest feeling packing for summer weather in January. Ross and Luca’s Cape Town destination wedding was the summer day South Africans (and this Californian) long for all year. More summer weddings in January please!

Stellenbosch is South African wine country. Their version of Napa and Sonoma. It’s gorgeous and surrounded by epic mountains all around and almost felt like a vegetated Iceland. The venue they chose was Zorgvleit Winery, a small dutch estate built early in the 1900s well-known for their killer wines. I can attest to that.

It took me about zero seconds to say yes when they asked me to photograph their wedding. I love them and hope you do too by the end of this post.