(all those huge beams were hoisted up by hand!)
We were originally going to have a skylight above where our bed will be upstairs, so that we could lie in bed and look up at the stars. Sounds very romantic! But actually, when we did a test (by lying on some plywood on the upstairs rafters), it will be a bit too bright and overwhelming in the daylight. And we can see the stars out of the other windows anyway. So that's one less window to bother with. Hopefully that will speed things up!!
Elmer and I are home sick, we both have colds. We've read his favourite tractor book about three million times, and here he is now at my desk to let me know it's time to go again. Yey!
How cool is this car?? Nick and his dad restored it themselves:
First look. Nick arrived to pick up Yoel and take her to the wedding. Lush!
Waiting for the bride and groom to arrive:
Ahhhh. Lovely. I took some shots of the house build this week that I need to blog. Again we had some amazing afternoon light and it looks great - such a difference from the last images I posted!
(image from Te Papa website)
New Zealand boasts a lot of very accomplished landscape photographers, so it's great to see portrait and documentary work on this scale.
I met up with Chenoa, her sister and her mother the week before the wedding. We chatted about the details and style of her day. I was so pleased when Chenoa's sister said that for Chenoa, the romantic element of the day was key - when she was young, she had an obsession with Anne of Green Gables, and then Pride and Prejudice. I remember watching Anne of Green Gables when I was home sick from primary school, and of course Pride and Prejudice has a huge influence on our ideas of romance today. It was so cool to have this kind of inspiration behind the photoshoot that we did.
Oh and considering this, I absolutely love Chenoa's dress. It's so floaty and feminine, and well.. very modern day-Elizabeth Bennett.
See the flowers? Chenoa's florist used to work in Paris, and this bouquet was incredible.
David came to meet her so that they could walk up the aisle together.
LOVE this building, and the warm glow it captures in the afternoon.
(I know, don't you just want to plunge your face into those strawberries??)
I'll have a bit more time for catching up on blogging now, since I just did my last wedding of this season on Saturday, and mum and dad went home this morning :( I'm looking forward to a couple of months of gardening (I'm OLD and BORING), planning the interior of our new house (!!!!), and spending quality time with Elmer. Actually I'm going to have to spend more quality time with Elmer since his chief babysitters just left!! I have a beautiful winter wedding in July and then I'm jetting off to the UK again for the European summer. Quite exciting really.
Before the haircut:
Mostly he's just loved spending quality time with his grandparents. Baby and grandparents alike are very much in love.