Thank you 2011!

It is the last day of 2011 and I can’t believe how fast time has flown.
We have been incredibly blessed this year.. from the people, who gave us their trust to document special times in their lives to the people who never fail to support us in everything we do.
Thank you. SO MUCH. from the bottom of our hearts.
We wish you all a new year filled with love and laughter!

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Coromandel Wedding: Michael & Amelia

3 weeks ago, I was given another opportunity to cover a wedding in one of New Zealand’s beautiful towns in the Coromandel region.
I already considered myself lucky  to see such a beautiful place again, but I felt even luckier when I met Amelia, Michael and their family, because they were just the most perfect hosts and they made me feel like I was one of the guests.
Covering their wedding was truly a pleasure.

They said their I do’s in front of their friends and family at their family farm overlooking the ocean and the reception followed at the Mussel Kitchen after.

Michael & Amelia, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and you’re enjoying your time with your families! Thank you so much again for having me at your wedding. I had an amazing time and definitely enjoyed listening to the speeches! Once again, congratulations and much love.

Shortstraw Cafe, Whitemans Valley Wedding: Chris & Laura

Chris & Laura got married on a beautiful Friday afternoon on their 10th anniversary as a couple!
It was a day filled with nothing but good news. On the same day Laura found out that she had just become a registered midwife and Chris had passed his exams!
Definitely the perfect start to their happily ever after.

Their intimate wedding was held at the Shortstraw Cafe in Upper Hutt.
The green fields and the mountains surrounding the venue provided beautiful light and the perfect backdrop for their portraits.

Double congratulations, Chris & Laura and thank you so much for allowing me to capture these beautiful memories for you!

Nelson Wedding: Richard and Vicci

It’s hard not to love these two, because they are truly the kindest, nicest and sweetest people I got the pleasure of meeting. It seems almost unreal.
They are the kind of people, who worry if everyone is enjoying themselves and eating something.. on their big day!
No wonder they they just fit perfectly together.

Richard and Vicci’s wedding was a true labour of love.
Everything was almost DIY-ed by Vicci herself, from the origami hearts to the wedding cake and the cake toppers
The end result was definitely breathtaking.
They also made sure that everything was locally sourced.. from the wine to Vicci’s wedding dress!
It was a wedding oozing with lovely and charming details, and that is probably why, up to now, almost 3 weeks after their wedding, I still haven’t gotten over it!

Richard and Vicci, thank you from the bottom of my heart, for everything, especially for making me feel at home.
I loved every bit of your wedding and I had a hard time picking what photos to post here, because everything is just so beautiful!
Your wedding day was truly inspiring and just pure joy to photograph. Much love.

The day started at Vicci’s parents’ place, where she and her bridesmaids had their makeup done by a friend.
I think it’s a blessing in disguise that they had problems with the venue, where they were supposed to get married first and had to cancel, because Vicci’s Mum’s garden was the perfect setting for the ceremony.
All the flowers on the day also came from that garden! AMAZING!

The bridesmaids’ headpiece and all the boutonnieres were also DIY-ed by Vicci.

Absolutely beautiful bouquet. I wanted to take this home!

The guests enjoyed these refreshments while I took the bridal party away for some portraits before heading to the reception venue.

The reception was held at Riverside Cafe, where the food was just mouthwateringly delicious.
The table arrangements were also stunning and I might have just gone a bit crazy taking photos of all the details!

Before going back to the hotel and after a quick change of footwear, we drove to the beach to take a few more photos.

The Lodge at the inlet, Wellington Wedding: Lexian & Natalie

On their 5th year anniversary as a couple, Lexian and Natalie tied the knot in front of their closest friends and family.
It was a very intimate celebration of their love and everyone around was beaming with joy for the couple.
The weather was definitely celebrating with them as well, because we had the most perfect light for their portrait session.

It was my first time covering a wedding at the Lodge  and I couldn’t believe that just a few minutes away from the city something this beautiful exists!
The greens surrounding the venue was paradise-like and the deck overlooking Whitby was simply breathtaking.

I arrived at the venue 30 minutes before the ceremony started and while waiting for the bride and the bridesmaids, I was able to take photos of some of the details and the guests.

One more thing I love about the the Lodge is that you’re not gonna run out of locations to take photos of the bridal party and the couple. Every corner is just as picturesque as the last.
I love the bridesmaids’ dresses and the groomsmen’s matching shoes!

Natalie is a stunning bride! The dress and the birdcage veil are perfect for her.. and that smile can definitely melt hearts!

Everyone, meet Koha, their adorable 3-year-old daughter, who definitely got her Mum’s smile and her Dad’s charm!
I almost couldn’t stop taking photos of her!

Lexian and Natalie, thank you so much for letting me capture the special memories you made that day. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your daughter. Congratulations and much love!

I’m ending this post with my favorite picture from that day. A stunning black and white portrait of this gorgeous couple!

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