Tala Wedding: Bella and Mzwa are married!

You might recognise my beautiful bride from such places as…the news! Bella was the senior political reporter for the eNCAnews when she met Mzwa. To quote their wedding story: “She is most confident and comfortable in front of the unblinking eye of the lens. He thrives creatively behind the lens, interviewing movers and shakers from all over the world. But there was one on-camera beauty he couldn’t keep his eyes off – long after he was meant to stop recording. So with storytelling as their inherent passion … their love story began in one take and promises to be a classic hit.” Ahhhhh, man! My heart is filled with joy for these two. Watching their families join together… words are escaping me. All I know is that those speeches had me in tears! And I kept thinking, “Madiba would love this, Madiba would looooove this!” I wish he could have been here to witness this proudly South African love story which saw two people of completely different backgrounds join together under a great big Fig tree. Now, truth bomb! I was a little nervous to shoot this wedding knowing that half the party was from the telly! But everyone was sooooo nice and fun and down-to-earth. To Bella, Mzwa and your gracious families – thank you for inviting me to document your special day. Thank you for being such troopers even though it was freezing and kept threatening to rain! Thank you for being so kind and welcoming. I will carry your story in my heart forever, x

Venue: Tala Private Game Reserve Flowers: Wendy Dobson Bella’s Dress: Gert Johan Coetzee Make-Up: Mina Shembe Hair: Hair by Neetha Second Shooter and Assistant: Julie Patrick



  1. Saras Govender on June 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome pics..congrats Belinda and Mzwa….Gods richest blessing upon you always….lots of love frm the Govender and Naidoo family frm Port Shepstone..

    • Lauren Setterberg on June 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Ah such a lovely comment, thanks for visiting and reading x

  2. Ché on June 21, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    These pictures are GORGEOUS Lauren! (Sobs!) xxx

  3. Irene Gulzar on June 22, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Beautiful pictures Lauren. You captured each moment with expertise. Congratulations to Bella and Mzwa. May you remember these moments and stay blessed.

  4. Pops on June 22, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Congratulations Bella… your wedding pics look amazing. You are amazing too. May God richly bless your union and everything you both touch turn into platinum. Stay blessed 💖

  5. Kiru Naidoo on June 23, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Hip hip hooray. Every good wish to you both.

  6. Christabel on August 3, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Lovely pics…congrats You two….lookslike you all had a blast

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