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Ezel & Duane Vermeulen | Val de Vie | Wedding

As a very proud supporter, I just want to congratulate the Springboks on winning the William Webb Ellis Trophy at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and the 2023 World Cup in France. Well done boys. 
I also want to congratulate Duane Vermeulen on  a fantastic career.  He is going to hang up his boots.  Thank you for what you have done and congratulations on all your achievements. 
Jy is 'n YESTER!!!


I had the privilege to photograph Duane's wedding in 2012.  Here are some of the highlights.

How would you describe your best year ever?  What about a year like Duane Vermeulen had.  Currie Cup winner, selected to play for the Springboks during The Rugby Championship and the end of the year tour to the UK.  Man of the match for the game against England. To top a great year, he got married to Ezel.  Of all the great things in 2012, this was the best HIGHLIGHT for his year!   Ezel and Duane got married at Franchhoek and had their reception at the very beautiful and luxurious Val de Vie Estate.  

To view their engagement photos, click HERE.

I also had the privilege to photograph Duane and his family a few times before:

1.  Their first engagement shoot.  Click HERE.   
2.  Their second engagement shoot.  Click HERE.  
3.  Maternity shoot:  Click HERE
4.  Newborn shoot.  Click HERE.
5.  Family shoot.  Click HERE.
6.  Maternity  shoot.  Click HERE

This wedding was also covered by Top Billing.  

Here is the feature that were showed on SABC 3 on 18 December 2012.

 I think that if wedding photography doesn't work out for me anymore, I should try my luck at Polo action photos :-)  What do you think?

 The rugby guys wanted to do a shot like this...  Duane going HIGH..

 I didn't mention the WIND in my opening paragraph.  But have to just say this - this is my 3rd shoot I've done with Duane and Ezel, and all 3 times the wind was really blowing.  I guess that is just part of taking photos of a STORMERS rugby player ;-)



  1. Love love love die fotos!!!. Dis seker die mooiste troukoek wat ek nog OOIT gesien het. Baie geluk aan 'n pragtige paartjie. Ezel was stralend!

  2. Absoluut pragtig. Geluk Duane en Ezel(house mouse )weereens. Julle is n stralende paartjie. Janeen en Roward Nelspruit

  3. Ah Charl, you are so amazing and talented! The wedding was breathe takingly beautiful. Ezel is such a gorgeous bride.... and the groom very handsome in his funky suit! Well done to you and everyone who was part of there special day!

  4. Lyk of dit n warm dag in die Kaap was soos Duane sweet op fotos.

  5. Ezel, you are the most beautiful bride & what a stunning groom Duane is!
    Your photos are out of this world!
    Congrats to you both and may you have long and wonderful life together!

  6. Ezel die fotos is pragtig! Groete Xandrie en Esme

  7. Die foto's is asemrowend! Uitstekende fotograaf. Natuurlik komplimenteer die pragtige paartjie die kameralens! Pragtig. Baie geluk. God seën jul! Charlene van Nelspruit.

  8. I'm viewing these from Zimbabwe and this was a great wedding (watched on Top billing) and these are very nice photos. Would definitely ask you to be my photographer when I get married...

  9. Congratulation to both, your wedding gown is very beautiful and you both are very pretty. ll wedding photographs are very clear and good.

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  11. Geluk aan Duane en Ezel, julle het pragtig gelyk.

  12. Magic, what a happy day for Duane and Ezel! Congrats and well done, the photos are amazing.


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