Anna and Scott married at the train station in Dunedin. On the platform! And then they transformed the old station restaurant into a beautiful wedding reception extravaganza, complete with gorgeous old vintage finds, flowers (courtesy of Estelle Flowers), lighting, and personalised photographs of EACH WEDDING GUEST that must have taken so much time and effort to produce.
When I met with Anna a couple of weeks before her wedding however, she managed to be so completely modest about her wedding efforts that I felt a little sorry for her. I thought she had nothing arranged and that the place would look a little bare. Anna was so relaxed about it all! “We have a couple of things going in there…” she said in answer to my conversational questions, “I’ve done one or two things… ” I thought oh, that’s alright, she’s being unconventional and having a totally minimalist look. Until I walked into the reception later on.
Only during the speeches did Anna’s sister Gemma (who married Jordan in Geraldine two years ago) solve this puzzle for me. Anna, she said, is so talented and yet always completely modest about her gifts. She creates so much for other people and rarely makes anything for herself. And her generosity is matched by her new husband Scott’s, who would do anything for his friends and family. All the speakers made note of this.
It was so lovely to photograph this gorgeous family again, and see baby Lewis (who is no longer a baby!) in pageboy mode. Scott and Anna arranged for all their guests to go on a surprise train ride whilst we captured some portraits of them around Dunedin. Then everyone sat back for funny and heartfelt speeches and some time on the dancefloor. Lush.
What a lovely lot! Congratulations guys.