There is something charming about a winter wedding.
The bride did a wonderful job planning her big day and making it into a warm and friendly affair, with lots of handmade and vintage styling that I love.
Lorne & Hayley our videographers also joined us for the day.
Here are the photo highlights.
Jaxon went and photographed the groom getting the barber shop treatment at 'Wilsons'.
I was at 'The Salon' where the girls were getting their hair done.
The girls finished getting ready at Rydges Hotel. The flower girls were the couple's two daughters. The first photo below shows the flower girls dresses and a photo of the bride and her sister when they were little wearing the same dresses to their parents wedding.
The bride gifted necklaces that matched the bridesmaids dresses. Her three bridesmaids all work different colours.
The bride arriving at Ohinemutu
I loved this idea. The bride had friends and family add to her flower bouquet while she walked down the aisle.
Children are always entertaining during a wedding ceremony. One of the daughter/flowergirls.
A break before the wedding party photos.
We went to various places for the wedding portraits, ending up at sulphur point just as the sun was setting.
The reception was held at the Dutch Club in Neil Hunt Park. The catering was done by the local playcentre as part of fundraising, and they did an awesome job! Another cool idea. The cake was made by Nana. The party favours were little wine goblets, and Jaxon LOVED the lolly jar.
PS. The bottom right photo shows the music bands set up, with lamp table, and framed picture with the band name. Isn't that also cool?!
We also contributed to the 'Advice' suitcase. Our wise words:
"Don't leave the milo packet open. It will go hard"
My 8 year old son recently announced he wants his own photography website and facebook page.
"Okay" I reply, "give me a photo series", and teehee, he did.
So I've helped him out with his signature and watermark.
I'm just going to wait on series 2 before I commit to being his web designer , lol.
Calico Jo and Son
I kidnapped three of the members of 'Pik Churr' (Rotorua Youth Centre Photography Club) a couple of Saturdays ago.
It was spin the bottle for direction rules and we ended up doing back roads up to Taupo. Started at 10am and got back around 2.30pm. Laughed heaps, (when the teens thought we were lost and were going to die just because we were travelling along a dirt road, when they were convinced they had discovered the skeleton of some decapitated murder victim... with front legs that looked like a calf or sheep, when they insisted on grabbing a piece of memorabilia every time we stopped and the van started to be filled with various rocks, a broken road post, and even a feather boa! When I thought I'd brought along cool travelling rock music, and they brought along Adele..... nothing wrong with Adele, but wasn't expecting it from my teens :D)
Here is the highlight video - with the cool travelling music of Tom Cochrane "life is a highway"...... sorry Adele.
Contact me if you want to play with us next time!!
This couple from Christchurch, came home to Rotorua to get married. They spent all day surrounded by their family and friends. We were able to capture lots of informal photos, lots of smiles, laughter and hugs. Here are some of the highlights.
Click on the images to get the full view.
Thanks Rangi and Barbara for letting us share your wedding day!
Papamoa was where I first started my photography business ....oooooh say long ago haha. I love it when I get to travel over that way again for photos.
Here are the highlights from my latest visit over there for a family photo sitting.
Just click on a image to see the full view. Handsome family this one.