Kat and Andy … A Chardy Ridge Extravaganza!

Wow is probably the best word for Kat and Andy’s stunning wedding.  These peeps know how to P*A*R*T*Y!!  Girls in glittery dresses, some photo booth madness and old school dance moves (the caterpiller!) all made an appearance at this marvellous celebration of love and laughter.  Let the fun begin…

The boys started the day off in style with a splash around at Oneroa Beach.  Apparently when Kat first started dating Andy, she and her friends referred to him as “Andy, Andy, Eye Candy”… and from the pic above I can kinda see why!

At Chardy Ridge, Sophia from My Waiheke had done a splendid job of styling the glade which looked just gorgeous, complete with bunting made made by Kat’s clever mum Jill.

Flowers by Vicki from Wildflower.  Shoes from Jimmy Choo

Kat and the girls were relaxed and happy, being pampered by Kate Smith who did a fabulous job of all their hair and make up.


Love this look that Kat’s sister gave her when she saw her in her stunning Jane Yeh dress.  The girls sparkly numbers  were from Sass & Bide

At the glade, Andy was all ready to go.  He had swapped his boardies for something a little more appropriate and was looking sharp in a custom made Crane Brother suit.

Even though the views are completely amazing looking out across the waters at Chardy Ridge, I just love shooting in the glade.  It is my photographic happy place!

We zipped down to Rocky Bay which is nice and close to Chardy Ridge for a few photos down there


(Check out those Jimmy’s, Kat! Love ‘em.)

Their guests were left a selection of games to entertain themselves in our absence, with kites for the kids (and adults), coits, petanque, and more.

The reception looked incredible, thanks to Sophia’s mad skills.  There were little touches of loveliness everywhere you looked.

Instead of a ‘normal’ wedding cake, Kat and Andy chose to go for a Cheese Cake in the form of massive rounds of cheese, surrounded by fruits.  It looked amazing.

The speeches were heartfelt and funny – I always love this part of a wedding because it gives me a little bit of insight into the gorgeous couple I am photographing and it’s so lovely to hear people talking about the ones they love with such candor.

Andy gave a special thanks during his speech to Sophia from My Waiheke for all her work in creating the look of the day.

The marquee looked amazing at night.  Following the ‘cutting of the cheese’ (tee hee hee), the dancing began, along with a photobooth for guest entertainment which had some crazy-good props.

Thanks Kat and Andy… what a hoot!  It was a gorgeous day and so lovely to capture it for you… photobooth madness to follow in a separate post later this week!

3 Comments

  1. Sophia { My Waiheke} said,

    March 5, 2013 @ 11:50 pm

    Wonderful wedding, so fun to be a part of it & get to work with Emma again- a truly talented Waihetian! Thanks for sharing these lovely images…congratulations to Kat & Andy- who certainly rocked the day!

  2. Irene said,

    March 12, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    A truly beautiful wedding in every way, for 2 beautiful & caring people – it was my pleasure to have the opportunity to play a small part in your spectacular day. Congratulations for a wonderful future together Irene – Your Celebrant

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