“Oh I will, forever and always, Put you before me, until the end of time.
But until then, until my last breath rolls in, oh I am yours and you are mine.
My heart beats for you alone. No house can hold the love that we own.
Every time you fall from grace, to your knees, I’ll wait patiently
for you. Someday we’ll see what forever means, my love.”
Oh, I have such a deep love for Mozambique. It’s tropical white beaches, fisherman waking up before the crack of dawn, the unpretentious & simplistic lifestyle that the locals follow. When I was asked to shoot an outdoor wedding, on the beaches of Vilanculos, my heart jumped out of my chest with excitement and gratitude.
Barry & Soné said their ‘I do’s’ at the beautiful, Archipelago Resort. Every magical detail on the day, was made with love and care, by either Soné or a loving family member. Their gorgeous daughter, Skye, stole my heart, and endless attention from my camera.
Soné designed and assisted on making her own wedding dress – and it was a masterpiece on this beautiful bride. She approached the outdoor ceremony on horseback, along with her beautiful bridesmaids. Their dresses and windswept hair, adding to the anticipation, as guests watch them making their way across the beach.
Intimate celebrations, tears & laughter, carried on until the early morning hours, surrounded by fairy lights, champagne and dancing.
A few days after the celebrations, we took a sunrise boat trip (Mozambican Dao) to a small island nearby, to do a “Trash the dress” shoot with this beautiful couple. We had the most amazing morning, barefoot in the clear, warm waters on the edge of untouched beaches, with only a few flamingos prancing around on the shore.
This has been one of my most memorable destination weddings, an epic adventure and wonderful new friends.
Barry & Soné, thank you once again for an amazing week in Mozambique, and for the honor to capture a chapter of your love story. Your love for one another, and your beautiful Skye, is truly inspiring. I wish you the most amazing future together.
Love, Maryke xxx
Below are a few of my favourite moments from this special adventure. I hope you enjoy!