Introducing Chanel and Matt, who were married on the Friday before Cyclone Lusi came a-visiting. We were prepared for some stormy action just in case, but as it turned out, the weather was still and lovely, and we were blessed with a soft easy light that is always such a pleasure to shoot in.
Matt and his boys got ready for the big day at a private residence in Onetangi, starting with a quick dip in the ocean for Matt…
ABOVE: Matt’s mum making sure the boys were looking spick and span.
We popped to Onetangi Beach for a few photos down there…
Chanel and Matt live on Waiheke Island so she got ready with her bridesmaids and family at their home in Ostend. Chanel’s beautiful flowers were from Virginia at Flower Gallery
Chanel had three flower girls, who were all completely gorgeous and so lovely to photograph
Luuurve this photo of Lance’s of two of the flower girls resting
It’s always exciting when a bride starts to get into her dress…
I adored Chanel’s simple and elegant Anna Campbell dress, which she wore with a matching wrist cuff… very cool.
Chanel’s stunning make up was by Kate Smith
The wedding was held in St Peter’s Church in Little Oneroa
After the ceremony we spent a bit of time shooting around Little Oneroa with Chanel and Matt’s bridal party before heading to another of my favourite “off the beaten track” locations here on Waiheke…
love this one!
Like the rest of their wedding, Chanel and Matt’s reception epitomised simple elegance with the tables decorated using white lace, paper doilies and brown string. It was held at Venue Waiheke, which is perfectly located looking out to Onetangi beach for a true Waiheke wedding experience.
Thanks so much for having us along to capture your wedding Chanel and Matt – it was absolutely gorgeous and such a privilege to be part of your special day. x