Vickie and Nick’s Waiheke Wedding at The Estate, Church Bay

I have been eagerly awaiting Vickie and Nick’s wedding for a wee while – Vickie booked me back in 2010 and I knew that I was going to love her wedding day!  And I did. :-)

There were so many lovely little touches at this wedding – the symbolic cuff-links that Vickie gave her groom, the date of the wedding sewn into the jacket of Nick’s very handsome tailor made suit, Vickie’s gorgeous necklace from her grandmother (upon which her entire vintage hollywood look was based), a lucky penny in the shoe, a bagpiper to lead the bride up the aisle…  so much wedding goodness!

Nick and his groomsman were getting ready at Oneroa Beach at a lovely little cottage right on the beach.  The weather had been a tad unpredictable in the lead up to the day but we were lucky to get some pretty nice looking skies when we turned up.

It’s always a pleasure to shoot up at The Estate in Church Bay.  Vickie was surrounded by her family (including her super excited niece) and her lovely bridesmaid as she got ready for the big occasion.

LOVED the dress!

Adore this beautifully seen photo of Lance’s below…

Vickie’s dad’s reaction when he saw her was pretty priceless!

We had a couple of minor issues with some anti-social flowers deciding they would rather not hang out with the other flowers.  The beautiful bouquets had been created by a family member who put them back in place in no uncertain terms!

Check out Vickie’s amazing lashes in the photo above (she had eyelash extensions from Auckland based company Eye Envy).


(bee :) )

Vickie’s brother Jamie gave a very emotional reading which brought a lump to the throat.

I mentioned at the start of this post about the unpredictable nature of the weather but haven’t yet talked about the wind…  Hmmmm.  Perhaps I’ll just let my photos do the talking!

If you look closely at the photos above you will see Vickie’s veil take flight (great capture Lance)!  Well!  I thought that I would never work in this town again because it FLEW away with great haste and I figured it was not planning on stopping but our gallant groom gave chase and saved the day.

Vickie and Nick’s wedding day was so relaxed and fun – everyone seemed unflappable!  When Vickie spilled champagne down her dress (which does happen occasionally when one drinks directly from the bottle), she laughed and laughed.  They were all such good fun it was completely infectious.

Back at The Estate everything looked gorgeous with the theme of purple and tartan enlivening the marquee.  Nick’s mum had done a wonderful job in creating their cake which looked just fabulous.

Congrats Vic and Nick on such a successful and stunning wedding day, filled with all kinds of gorgeousness, great friends and lovely families.  We loved being part of your celebrations.  xx

VENDOR LIST:

Venue: The Estate
Dress: Renee Bridal
Hair: Stephanie Hosking from Luxe and Dukes
Make Up: Tatum Dunster
Eyelash extensions – Eye Envy
Photography: Emma Hughes Photography

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