I feel blessed in my job as a wedding photographer to be able to cross paths with many fabulous people. Not only fabulous people, but fabulous people who are having the time of their lives celebrating all that is good in their world. Definite perk of the job!
Two such gorgeous people are Amanda and Sare who journeyed from the mighty Oz to party on down with their nearest and dearest at the wonderful Passage Rock Vineyard.
Fleeting though my acquaintance with them had been, I could tell within seconds that Amanda and Sare were NOT going to have a traditional Waiheke Island wedding! Kicking off as they meant to carry on, they entered their wedding ceremony to the strains of a traditional instrumental wedding march which morphed into Groove Armada’s ‘I See You Baby’, shaking that asssssss, shaking that asssss! So good.
Celebrant Jules Fuller did an excellent job of the ceremony which had many lovely touches including a ring blessing, wine ceremony and an American Indian smudging ceremony performed by Amanda’s sister…
In retrospect I think I set the pace for this GIF a bit fast!! :-O (Sorry… is anyone feeling a bit stressed out!?)
We spent some time shooting around Passage Rock’s gorgeous environment before heading out to explore further afield.
Amanda is a photographer herself so we played around with a camera as a prop which was a good laugh!
Such a fun bridal party to shoot with … laughter and silliness was definitely the order of the day!
ahhhh, Waiheke you beautiful thing.
I don’t normally include ‘behind the scenes’ shots but I feel like I’m on safari in this one so I reckon it’s kinda cool! (Thanks Lance).
Never a dull moment with these two!
Beautiful roses from Vicky at Wildflower Waiheke
Love this shot above of Lance’s
Thanks Amanda and Sare for your general awesome-ness and bringing some of it over here to Waiheke. Wishing you a beautiful future full of love and laughter xx
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