Lizzie & Matt

Hey, Lizzie and I got engaged. Hurrah hurrah.” Matt’s email arrived in our Inbox.

Lizzie & Matt were after a chilled out afternoon tea & cocktail affair, they told us before the wedding.

The beautiful Gear Homestead was Lizzie & Matt’s chosen venue, and on a calm mid-autumn Wellington day I’m not sure there’s a more suitable and pleasant venue in the Wellington region. Perched on the hill, overlooking the harbour, that beautiful autumn sunshine slicing through the trees, their friends and family gathered for that perfectly relaxed afternoon.

They brought many personal touches into the day: Lizzie’s gorgeous birdcage veil complimenting her 50’s dress, pink & red flourishes delicately scattered throughout the day, a great selection of canapes and drinks, plenty of sweet treats (M&Ms, anyone?), and of course Lizzie made her very own cupcakes.

Oh, and of course – there was a wedding too! After all, isn’t that what this is all about? :P

I think the following track is simply the perfect accompaniment to these images. Enjoy!

[audio:|titles=Your Love Gets Sweeter – Finley Quaye]

Plimmerton bridal preparation

bride dress hanging

flowergirl looking at bride

bridesmaids laughter

bridal makeup made up

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bride shoes  bride bouquet flowers shoes

mountain bike bouquet

groom preparation hair

groomsmen tie  groomsmen waistcoat

Groomsmen Preparation Mana

pink tie

Groom Groomsman

wooden blocks Matt & Lizzie

vintage antique watch

bride preparation  bridal dress

bridesmaids bride getting ready

Shoes  Veil

Birdcage veil

Gear Homestead  Palm trees

Bride entrance in doorway

Groom pink tie button hole  Father & Bride entrance

Happy groom

Father offering Bride to Groom

Groom crying

Wedding Ceremony reading

Wedding Vows

Wedding Ceremony guest tears  Wedding Ceremony laughter

Wedding Ring

Wedding First Kiss  Wedding Ceremony Kiss

Wedding Guests

Wedding hugs & kisses

Guests congratulating

Hugs & Kisses in nice light

Antique china cup & saucer


Out of focus Ring shot with M&Ms  Ring shot with M&Ms

Cup of M&Ms

Wedding Guest Group Shot


Pink & Red Balloons

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Father of the Groom speech

Bestman Speech at Reception

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Bride reception speech

Groom funny speech

Bride & Groom Reception speeches

Wedding cupcake tower  Bride made cupcakes

Bride & Groom wedding cupcakes

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Photobooth Guestbook

Bride & Groom in the Photobooth

Photobooth photosheet

Mothers laughing at Photobooth photos

Baby wearing bunny ears

Bride chatting  Guests laughing

Reception guests  Guests chatting at wedding reception

Parents mingling

Camera merge multiple photos

Camera mirror trickery

Porirua Harbour Night

“Hurrah hurrah” indeed. Congratulations Lizzie & Matt, and thank you!