Cameron & April | Bloemendal

So you know how people try to associate your name with something to try to remember it better? Well, whenever I introduce myself as Earl, I normally get called “Earl Grey” or “Early Bird” or “My name is Earl”. Things were slightly different at Cameron and April’s wedding. The reference people made to my name was “Earl must die”. Don’t worry, I didn’t.  I was told the Dixie Chicks released a song that became really popular overseas, and if you’re from say, Canada, you would probably know the song. Oh, I forgot to mention, about 40 guests at Cameron and Aprils wedding made the trek to South Africa for this wedding all the way from Canada, and they brought their taste in music along with them. Fast forward to the end of the evening, I was called to the dance floor and they played “Earl must die” for me. I know reading this you may think that could be seen as an insult but Earl was a really bad man. He cheated on his wife, he had to die 😉 I should look up those lyrics. I never felt so special singing “Earl must die” along with 20 odd Canadians on a dance floor. I digress, let me take you back to how this all started. Cameron emailed me about a year back and I had no idea he was chatting from Canada.  Cameron is originally from Athlone and April from…. you guessed it, Canada!  April is the sweetest most genuine person you will ever meet. With 3 kids already under their belt, Cameron finally decided to tie the knot and fly his new found family to his home town. So there I was, the evening of the wedding, looking at all the different faces, and different cultures. It’s amazing how 1 man’s decision can bring so many diverse people together. This wedding was awesome. Cameron and April, you both have an amazing support structure. Even though you families are separated by countries, I could still feel the love in the room. I have no doubt that your Canadian South African babies will grow up knowing the best of both worlds.
*Special thanks to Amanda for being so helpful.

 

 

 

by Earl Martin

5 comments

April Oh Earl, we definitely don’t want ya to die….you are absolutely Amazing and we couldn’t be happier with this sneak peak!! Thanks so much for capturing our day oh so perfectly– I am very happy Cammy found such a talented, down to earth photographer who is so awesome at what he does:) we look forward to seeing the rest!!!!

Darren Gair Beautiful work Earl… some great memories to cherish. well done

Sachin Khona Great storytelling my friend!

Alyssa Love that shot of the bride and groom in the sunny field!

Elissa What a beautiful wedding! The shot with the sun peeking between the couple’s faces, and that last shot of them dancing, are both so good. Fantastic work :)

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