Wendy and Brendon wanted their wedding to be fun. They have a very close relationship that allows for silliness, and laughing, and whispering jokes to eachother, and they wanted the wedding they planned to reflect all of that, and also be quite different, and dramatic.
The date wasn't a surprise, luckily, just the venue. The guests were to convene at the railway station at 2.30pm and wait for instructions. Brendon arrived to meet them there in his suit, and like a well groomed version of the pied piper, he led them in a random fashion through town to the Rialto Cinema. Each guest then received a box of popcorn, before being seated in one of the old fashioned cinema theatres to watch a funny slideshow of Wendy and Brendon growing up (and then meeting - by speed dating!! Isn't that cool? I don't know anyone who has actually met doing that, and they were BOTH there as wingmen to support a friend too!)
Once the slideshow finished, Wendy was escorted down the aisle by her brother to meet a very smiley Brendon infront of the big screen. They had a very sweet ceremony, with personally written vows, and then a huge onscreen fireworks display to coincide with the kiss.
Pretty cool ey? It was also all lovely and dark and romantic (ISO 5000 people!) and so cool to be part of something a little different.
NOTE: Titanic steamed up car-hands - not my idea. Brendon's idea!!!
Another wedding blog on it's way, as well as photographs of Elmer, asleep.
Sarah saw this zombie idea online and came to me with it. I was like, Are You Serious???!!!??
She was. We had SO much fun making this....
Thank you SO much to Andy for zombying for us (what an amazing guy - he totally volunteered his services for this), to Liz the bridesmaid for doing the VERY effective makeup and to both Liz and Emma for showing up the day after the Hens night and being really patient with me. Also thanks to the people in the Botanic Gardens who politely avoided us.
Would love to know what you think!!
It wasn't meant to snow. It was meant to be a nice warm spring day. The wedding would be outside, infront of the huge green hills surrounding Woodstock, and Natasha would arrive by helicopter, before walking across the lawn to meet Clem.
That didn't happen. The helicopter was called off, and after the snow, it rained heavily all day. Those were just a couple of the things that didn't go to plan on the day, but Clem and Natasha genuinely didn't care. All that mattered to them was that they were married. That their friends and family were there with them, they ate good food, danced, and had an incredible time.
These guys are very down to earth, happy, caring and forgiving people. They are also completely in love with eachother and I think they're great.
Oh and my shoes.... are not waterproof.
I have an amusing 'set-up' shot of this on my facebook page if you care to take a look:
Lovely sweet image combo of Natasha's mum taken by Liana:
Oh and a little fact I've learned. You have to be from the South Half of the South Island... of New Zealand.. to make standing in the freezing cold, pouring rain look THAT good.. and enjoy it too. Hats off to you Clem and Natasha! xxxx