Nicky and Nick had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Clearwater in Christchurch, and from my very first dealings with them were super relaxed and trusting of me. Christchurch was hot and sunny, and a large part of the wedding day was spent just hanging out, enjoying the fine weather. Nick played some mini golf with the boys. Nicky and the girls enjoyed their luxury hotel room complete with balcony overlooking the lake. The sun discreetly hid behind a cloud for the ceremony and then popped out again. After dinner, the kids ran about on the big lawns, infront of a pretty pink sunset.
Considering at one point there was a possibility the hotel couldn't be used for the reception due to earthquake damage, I think the day turned out pretty well. Which was fabulous, considering Nicky and Nick are such lovely, genuine people.
Oh and we felt an earthquake! Well, Liana did, I was too busy studying the selection of wines in the wine shop to notice.
Right, I'm off to bed. I need to get some sleep before my parents fly into Dunedin in the morning!!
Everything was beautiful and stylish, but at the core of the day was a very simple, meaningful ceremony at the gorgeous little wooden church on the peninsula. Then there were drinks and canapes at Tautuku, cricket on the lawn, great food, speeches, a photobooth, cigars, music, dancing... and a very sweet couple, totally in love.
A LOT of images below, because Michelle and Jonny had to wait a bit longer for blogging than usual....
Phew, that was a biggy! I know Michelle has been eagerly anticipating her wedding on the blog. I'm kind of nervous now!
Amy and David are two very sweet, down to earth Aussies. Except Amy is English, but she moved out to Australia as a child. They wanted a destination wedding somewhere fabulous, and chose Stoneridge, just outside Arrowtown. Such a fabulous venue, with a cute stone chapel overlooking the mountains and vineyards. A simple wedding with their closest family and friends who all flew over for the occasion. The 3 course dinner was fabulous - I know because A&D insisted Liana and I sat with their guests to eat it. Lush.
That's all for now! Here are the goods:
Lush. I'm off to bed!
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.
We did what we could with a couple of spots that were more sheltered. One of which was Carey's Bay at Port Chalmers, where a fire broke out just as we were shooting some portraits. We got in the paper! If you read it, ignore the quotes from me, I sound a bit dim.
Rob and May are such lovely people, and have a really sweet way with eachother. Even in all that fierce weather, you can still tell they are totally in love.
Lush. Still 3 more weddings to blog from last week. For now, I'm off to bed though, it's almost 1am.........