Helene and Nick met in London, on a train. He offered her some gum, and.. she likes gum. She is from Venzuela, is half French and half Spanish, and he is from Dunedin.
They wanted a really small, simple wedding, but planned a slightly bigger one for the sake of family and friends, and it was gorgeous. I got to meet everyone at a drinks reception the day before, and it was lovely to see people over the course of two days, chatting, becoming friends. Helene’s family and best friends flew over from South America.
The wedding was emotional. Nick’s mum sewed hundreds of sequins onto Helene’s dress and it was lovely to see her reaction when she saw Helene wearing it that morning. Oh and Nick’s reaction when he saw his wife to be. Actually, everyone’s reaction when they saw Helene!
There were lots of tears, lots of jokes, lots of beautiful accents, lots of dancing. If you want some crazy skilled dancing at your wedding, why not invite some Latin Americans?
Helene trained as a makeup artist in a previous life, so she did everyone’s makeup. One day, I am also going to look that good in my dressing gown…
Lushness. By the way, another incredible floral display from Estelle Flowers, I’ll have to get some images up on facebook. And did you notice the lack of portrait/posed images? That’s because there weren’t any!!! I got to do my documentary thing ALL day and I loved it. Thanks guys.