Intimate and Unique Slangkop Lighthouse Wedding in Western Cape, South Africa

July 17, 2017 | gabby

Shanleigh and Simon’s lighthouse wedding is sure to have you grinning from start to finish! Both the bride and the groom are photographers by trade and lovers of the ocean, so they knew the nautical, intimate vibes of a wedding inside of a lighthouse would be perfect for them. Wanting to keep the details of their nuptials simple and sweet so they could focus on the intimate moments of their day, the couple opted for a super small guest list and DIY florals. Shanleigh and Simon’s contagious smiles and the gorgeous South African waterfront scenery were photographed beautifully by Wednesday and October!

The Couple:

Shanleigh and Simon

The Wedding:

Slangkop Lighthouse, Western Cape, South Africa

Being photographers ourselves, photography was the most important part of our day, so we searched long and hard. To us a good photographer can make any wedding situation look good. Remember that the only thing you have left is your images – not the food, not the decor, but your images. Secondly, a good hair & make up artist is essential, trust us! And lastly what you will be wearing is important. You only do this once, so don’t go and buy rip offs, it will end in tears (trust us, we know this too). Designers and good designers use good material, so pay their price. Finally, it’s your day, do what the hell you want! But always remember to have great images of you doing it.

We are both lovers of the ocean and body borders. Simon is a wave art photographer when we are not shooting weddings, so a lighthouse wedding seemed fitting to us!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Wednesday and October
Event Planning – Kap Event
Makeup Artist – Cecilia Fourie
Wedding Dress – Bride&co


Congrats to the newlyweds, Shanleigh and Simon, and a huge thanks to Junebug member Wednesday and October for sharing their day with us! Love this lighthouse wedding’s nautical vibes? Check out this nautical Maine wedding inspiration at Bangs Island Mussels Barge!

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  1. Cute couple,stunning location, beautiful photos… Now where can I get a hanger like that??

  2. Hi. Stunning wedding. Our daughter and her fiancé is living in Thailand and decided to get married on 7th of July 2019. Intimate and small. Your wedding is a perfect match to their expectation. Nandi is a photographer herself and love the ocean. Who do I contact at the lighthouse venue to get more information?

    Kind Regards,

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