Same sex Cape Town beach wedding

Nadhia & Ria

This same sex Cape Town beach wedding was pure bliss!  How wonderful to get a glimpse into the lives of two people with so much heart and soul.  And to top it all – to be able to witness how true love always wins in the end, no matter what.


Nadhia & Ria’s same sex Cape Town beach wedding was held at Monkey Valley Resort in Noordhoek.  It was an absolutely glorious winter’s day in Cape Town.  The sun was out, not a breath of wind and the turquoise water of Noordhoek beach made a stunning backdrop.  It could not have been more perfect!

Close family and friends gathered out on the deck forming a circle around the couple.  Each guest held a lantern representing their light and love for Nadhia and Ria’s journey ahead.  What a lovely gesture.  The ceremony was a real tearjerker, and the heartfelt vows were beautiful.  There was loads of spontaneous laughter too! After the ceremony, guests enjoyed afternoon tea.  There was such a laid back vibe, and it was so lovely to capture the precious moments between family and friends.

Monkey Valley Resort is just minutes away from the beach, so it seemed fitting we pop down to Noordhoek beach for sunset.   What a stunning setting!  The lagoon was clear as glass, and the sunlight golden.  Nadhia and Ria love animals, and I am sure the furry beach goers could sense this, as quite a few of them popped over for a quick “hello.”

We love a couple who don’t mind getting a little bit of sand between their toes, and the bottoms of their wedding outfits wet.  But nothing could prepare us for these two!  Without a single second’s warning, they just took off into the waves!  Much giggling and laughter ensued, and made for some really fun wedding photographs!  This definitely was a Cape Town beach wedding like no other!

Thank you Nadhia and Ria for trusting us with your memories.  It was an honour photographing your wedding at the lovely Monkey Valley resort!



  • The moment Nadhia walked through the door to the deck.  Such a special moment!
  • The gorgeous wedding cake.  Just too cute!  The cake topper featured Nadhia and Ria with all of their kitties.
  • We loved Nadhia’s gorgeous cloak
  • The absolute crazy spontaneity when Nadhia and Ria decided to run into the waves!


  • Janice says:

    soooooooo beautiful! Love the cake!

  • Mireille Huelin says:

    This is one of the most beautiful wedding shoots ever.The creativity,using the exquisite natural areas,is wonderful.You have captured the essence of the joy of this special couple so beautifully.I am not surprised,because I watched you at work and was so impressed.I will be proud to promote you for our Monkey Valley Supplier dossier.Could you possibly post some on the Monkey valley Face book page with your accreditation please.xxxxxx

    • Selma Ohlsson says:

      Thank you so much Mireille. It was a pleasure working with you too. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome and at home. xxx

  • Nadhia says:

    I became very emotional going through the pictures, and a quote by Anaïs Nin came to mind: “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.” Selma and Andre, I believe that you were able to see and capture our joy and beauty because it is also a reflection of who you are. I feel blessed to have had you as our photographers. The photographs and are truly beautiful. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!! ?

  • Marie says:

    Ria and Nadhia, mooiste wat ek nog gesien het. baie geluk julle twee.

  • Corrie says:

    Baie geluk julle 2 – die stand fotos is pragtig – was nog nie op ‘n troue waar die see betrokke is nie – ha ha ha – julle moes ons genooi het – sterkte vir die toekoms.

  • Dushanka Aldera says:

    Gloriously awesome moments captured beautifully – I felt God was shining his light upon all present on this extraordinarily Blessed Day.

  • Louise Jacobs says:

    Ria, ek kyk vanoggend weer deur julle troufotos, dit is die mooiste fotos wat ek nog van n troue gesien het! Ek hoop en glo julle twee gaan so gelukkig bly soos op die dag vir altyd!

  • Ria says:

    Baie dankie Nig. ?

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