Sometimes all a wedding needs is Candy Floss!
Crystal and Aaron had a small, intimate wedding held at Shanghai Lil’s in Parnell. It was a beautiful celebration of their love, with only their closest friends and family present- they didn’t even have any bridesmaids or groomsmen! We loved photographing the two cultures joining, with traditional customs such as the Chinese tea ceremony…and we loved the red Chinese decorations for good luck! Congratulations Crystal and Aaron! We had a blast photographing you, and wish you all the best for your married lives together! C&A xx
When Kate and Gary emailed us asking if we were free to photograph their wedding at Matapouri Bay…..we were over the moon! We were hanging out for this one all summer! Alex has holidayed at Matapouri every year since he was still in his mum’s tummy! It’s a place he knows like the back of his own hand. We drove up on the day of the wedding and had breakfast on the dunes overlooking Woolley’s Bay nearby. Kate and Gary looked AMAZING and were married barefoot on the beach. We realised that if we were being married again, this is exactly the way we’d want to do it! For a while there it was touch and go with the rain…..Gary, a sailor, nervously paced around the beach house as they got dressed – glancing at the horizon often and refreshing the weather reports on his phone. It almost rained enough to call it off….but thankfully, come time to be married, the clouds only produced little droplets, nothing more. Not that anything could dampen the spirits of Kate, Gary, their family and friends.
We love the moody sky against the whites they are both wearing and the soft tones of the beach and dunes. Following the wedding the guests enjoyed ICECREAM while we went for a stroll down the beach for some bridal party photos. There are a bunch of cute baches on the dunes down the estuary end of Matapouri Bay. We knocked on doors but on this particular weekend not one of them was occupied but they were too cute to pass up. If you own one of the baches in these images, THANKS!….we assure you…nothing on the dunes in front of your house was harmed in the making of these photographs! Overall….an epic day with one of the most loveliest couples you will ever meet! Kate and Gary are currently sailing somewhere in the Caribbean on their own yacht!
Bon Voyage Kate and Gary!
We’ve got an enormous amount of work to do getting the past month’s weddings out to everyone. So we’ve had our Monday morning coffee, made a game plan, and are planning on putting our heads down and working double time all this week (and Sunday after this Sat’s wedding). If all goes to plan….we should be way more up to date by next week. Basically, we’re tuning out for a week…..but before we do that we wanted to leave you something a little different. Disclaimer: We realize that animated GIFs are so 1999….and can be pretty cheesy. But you know what….we couldn’t help ourselves and they’re actually pretty awesome. We didn’t have a tripod….and it was all a little impromptu…but here’s two little scenes from our wonderful day hanging with Shannon and Jeremy on Saturday. Enjoy and we’ll see you all soon!