Laugh until we think we'll die,
Barefoot on a summer night
Never could be sweeter than with you
- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Home
To really understand the awesomeness that is Sam and Taz you need a little context, so we’ll let Sam tell you about how Taz proposed;
It was a rainy September morning when I received an sms from Taz (who is not a morning person at all) to meet him at the beach at 7.30am. I arrived excited – butterflies already flying around in my tummy. He ran to me, sopping wet, and said, “Come.” He led me to a lil’ boat filled with our favourite delicious snacks and paddled us out behind the waves where we had a picnic in the middle of the the pouring rain! He told me to look at the waves and sneakily threw a bottle into the sea while I wasn’t paying attention. I eventually saw this bottle floating by and picked it up. Inside was the the most beautiful message about why he wanted me to be his wife! As I finished reading he got down on one knee (still in the boat) and brought out the most beautiful ring I had ever seen! It was the most perfect morning and as we rowed back to shore, two HUGE waves came and dunked us completely! It was so fun and a perfect end to a perfect proposal.
Sam and Tazman Wright’s wedding perfectly mirrored their personality as a couple, carefree, whimsical and fun loving. Their ceremony was held in a field of long grass at the Jagerhof Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape. Hay bails for seating, barefoot lovers, and a groom running off with his new wife over his shoulder, what's not to love. Giddy with love these two made us fall inlove with them over and over again as they read out their own vows to one another. Although their’s was the first wedding we photographed, the gallery above is filled with some of our favourite images even years later.