Danielle & Callum

The Landing, Masterton

Danielle & Callum had lots of ideas and goals for their wedding day, but they basically just wanted to throw a big party – the dancefloor went off like I’ve rarely seen and I think they smashed all their wedding goals out of the park!

Venue: The Landing Masterton
Dress: Pronovias
Flowers: Bride’s grandmother

Charlotte & Peter

Castlepoint, Wairarapa

Charlotte grew up in the Castlepoint area, so this location was completely apt for their wedding.
This working woolshed was completely transformed, Peter hunted the game for their meal, and they threw the biggest party in town.

Venue: Woolshed, Castlepoint

Rebecca & Mike

Martinborough Hotel, Wairarapa

Rebecca and Mike brought their family & friends over to Martinborough for Mike’s birthday. Just a casual birthday celebration at the Martinborough Hotel.

SURPRISE!!! Wedding time!

Tears flowed, wine was consumed, fun was had, and to top if off, there was even birthday cake. :) 🎂

Venue: Martinborough Hotel

Jess & Hayden

Lacewood Tuhitarata Estate, Wairarapa

After Sarah & Mike’s wedding a couple of years ago, it was an absolute honour to be asked to photograph Mike’s sister’s beautiful wedding at Lacewood.

Jess and Hayden made this day their own: a westernised wedding on the lawn; followed by a traditional Chinese tea ceremony; cocktails and canapés with their guests; rip-roaring speeches; and hard partying through the rest of the night.

Congrats to Jess & Hayden, it was an honour, we loved spending time with both you and your families.

Jess & Hayden’s wedding is also featured over on one of NZ’s best wedding blogs: Paper & Lace.

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Greer & Caleb

Tarureka Estate, Featherson

What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life. He was more certain of it that anything in the world. And that with no need for words, she recognised the same thing.

Greer & Caleb at Tarureka Estate. Page 1 of Chapter 2.

Simply a perfect day.

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Venue: Tarureka Estate, Featherston
Hair/Makeup:
Flowers:
Catering: Guten Appetit Catering
Band: The Usual Suspects
Videography: Photo & Film by Jono Tucker

Complimenting our photographic coverage was the always-awesome Photo & Film by Jono Tucker, take a few minutes to watch his cinematic film, we dare you not to shed at least a small tear:

Verity & Nathan – Tirohana Estate, Martinborough

“I not only love Verity with all of my heart, but I love loving her.”

Under a large tree, in front of their closest friends & family, amongst the vines of one of the greatest wineries in Martinborough, we witnessed Verity and Nathan’s wedding.

Here is their story.

(this wedding also featured this week on Love My Way)

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We had the pleasure of working alongside the awesome Jono Tucker, who produced this beautiful cinematic wedding video. We’ll be working with Jono a lot more over the coming summer – watch this space!

So who does wear the pants?

Josephine & Thomas – Kowhiti, Greytown

There’s a lot of beautiful venues in the Wairarapa, but none may be quite as special as Kowhiti House. For Josephine & Thomas, returning from the UK, it was the perfect spot to spend a few days with close friends and family and celebrate their marriage. For their guests, the perfect spot for a fantastic day and an even more amazing night.

Ladies & Gentlemen, Josephine & Thomas!

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Featured Love

We learnt a lot over the last weekend at the NZIPP Infocus conference. We even managed to pick up a few print awards in the Wedding category (but that’s the subject of another post).

But one of the things highlighted to us was that Kiwis are terrible at SSP – “Shameless Self Promotion”. We’re far too modest to jump around proclaiming how good we are, so this blog post is going to break that mould, just for once!

We’ve been getting a few features on wedding blogs recently, so I thought I would share them with you all.

The Australian bridal blog Polka Dot Bride featured Katrina & Ant’s Erskine wedding yesterday:

Polka Dot Bride

 

The amazing and always beautiful Wedding Chicks blog featured Leigh & Giles’ Wairarapa wedding at Tarureka Estate:
The Wedding Chicks

 

And New Zealand’s very own Wedding Wise featured Nat & Brett’s Wellington wedding:

Enjoy!

Leigh & Giles

You may recognise Leigh & Giles from earlier, here.

You may also recognise Leigh from here.

Or maybe you saw Leigh & Giles’ feature over at Wedding Chicks today here.

Either way, you’ll want to stick around to see a little more – these say more than our words ever could.

Ladies & Gentlemen, the beautiful Leigh & Giles at Tarureka Estate, Featherston. Enjoy!

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Leigh & Giles, thanks!

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