The love story between Monique and Mark is one that you don’t come across very often. The moments of laughter and bouts of playfulness in the room were infectious. It is not often that you come across a bride that actually wants it to rain on her wedding day and her wish definitely came true. The wedding was held at Shepstone Gardens and I remember Monique telling me that everyone was asking her if she was ok because it was raining on their wedding day, to which she answered, “yes, of course, I wanted it to rain!” This was a magical wedding, everything was done to perfection including the fact that Monique had not one but two absolutely gorgeous dresses one of which had the magical garnet stone sewn into it. The garnet stone is both the bride and groom’s birthstone which resonated as a theme throughout this magical wedding. The love between Mark & Monique was exceptional and shows throughout these beautiful photographs. It was such an honor doing Monique’s makeup on her engagement shoot as well as their wedding day and I just know it won’t be the last time that I see this beautiful couple.