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Queensberry Wedding Album \\ Waiheke Wedding Photographer

Miwako and Masatomo received their wedding album last week … this is what they said:  “We really love the album and we believe it will make us always feel happy when we look at each photo.  The wedding photos are treasure in our lives…”.  So lovely getting comments like these!

Here are a few shots of the album from their beautiful wedding at Mudbrick Vineyard, one of Waiheke Island’s finest wedding venues…

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Above: Masatomo and Miwako’s first page, which had a see through title page over the top of it giving their names and the date of their wedding.
Below: Their intimate wedding meal was set up on Mudbrick’s mezzanine floor area which is the perfect size for a small gathering.

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A detail showing the gold pages

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Their wedding was in June and it was one of those perfect Waiheke Island days, crisp gorgeous blue skies with just a hint of the autumn leaves still on the Mudbrick vines.

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Their last page was my favourite!

ALBUM STYLE: Matted 10×7″ album
COVER: Ivory Bookbinders Linen with names blind embossed
PAGE: Gold
OVERLAYS: Ivory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Melissa and Craig’s gorgeous Queensberry wedding album…

Yep, it’s pretty wintery out there so in Wedding-land that also means that it’s … ALBUM TIME!!!

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Last week I delivered this gorgeous album to my lovely clients Melissa and Craig.  The colour theme for their wedding was purple so they chose a stylish amethyst buckram linen cover with a square black and white photo on the front to compliment their images.

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They also chose to purchase a matching parent album (unfortunately replica albums are only available with plain covers which is why the smaller album doesn’t have a photo on the front).

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One of my favourite pages from the album… Melissa was such a stunning bride!

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Their beautiful wedding day was held at Goldie Room, one of Waiheke Island’s finest venues.

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You can see more from Melissa and Craig’s wedding HERE

ALBUM STYLE: 14×10″ Matted Album from Queensberry
COVER: Amethyst Buckram with square photofront
PAGE COLOUR: Grey
MAT COLOUR: White

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Miwako and Masatomo’s Wedding Celebration at Mudbrick Vineyard

On a perfect winters day here on Waiheke Island, the very lovely Miwako and Masatomo celebrated their wedding with their family who had traveled from Japan for the occasion.

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It was a gorgeous day and Mudbrick Vineyard looked incredible as always…

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The menfolk sat on the upstairs balcony enjoying the views back to Auckland while they waited for Miwako to emerge.

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After some family photographs and a re-enactment of the ‘lifting of the veil’ from Masatomo, we went exploring around Mudbrick Vineyard’s beautiful grounds to capture some portraits of the bride and groom.

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So beautiful!

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I love these ‘lensbaby’ photos, such a gorgeous lens to play with and it really suited M + M’s romantic wedding style.

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Miwako’s flowers were from Vicky at Wildflower Waiheke and they smelled as amazing as they looked!  Her hair and make up was created by Mika Styles in Auckland

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love this one of Masatomo, who is the perfect picture of elegance and style.

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Miwako’s stunning dress was a Stella York number form Felicitys Bridal in Auckland.

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What a beautiful day!  Thank you Miwako and Masatomo for inviting me to capture your love and happiness.  All the very best for your wonderful future together. x

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Coming soon…

… the stunning Mudbrick Vineyard wedding of Masatomo and Miwako.  Stay tuned!

Mudbrick Vineyard Wedding

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Tanya and Scott’s Stunning Wedding at Lavender Hill

Tanya and Scott were our last wedding of the ‘summer’ of 2013/14 and I really don’t think there could have been a nicer way to end the season.  The wedding day was absolutely perfect, with a low stress vibe and relaxed happy people everywhere I looked, due in part to the superb planning and styling of Jan from Waiheke Island Weddings and Events who absolutely knocked it out of the park.

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Scott got ready for the day at a private home overlooking Oneroa Bay.  Surrounded by his groomsmen and family, Scott was chilled and excited about the day ahead… no pre-wedding nerves in sight!

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The girls got ready at Lavender Hill which was also Tanya and Scott’s wedding location.  Actually, if you are looking for an incredible venue, look no further than Lavender Hill… we have done quite a few ‘getting readys’ there but they have only in the last couple of years started doing full weddings there and man-o-man, it is just spectacular, especially on a primo blue sky day like Tanya and Scott’s had.

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Our beautiful bride, attended to by the lovely Ashlee Kellett from Beautified, who always does an amazing job of the hair and make up.

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Proud Dad moment….

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Tanya’s incredible flowers were from Lainy at Waiheke Flower Company – so beautiful.

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Following the ceremony Tanya and Scott and their guests indulged in the beautiful environment and spent time playing some of the games that had been set up on the spacious lawn… such a relaxed and chilled day.  They had thought of everything and had even enlisted the services of Cheers, a mobile bartending crew who come and create specialty cocktails on site.  Very cool!

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Ok, I admit I put them up to that! (sorry Scott) :)

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We spent some time shooting around the wonderful grounds at Lavender Hill before popping down to the ever-lovely Oneroa Beach on our way to Tanya and Scott’s reception at Mudbrick.

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Loved their bridal party – so much fun!

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We found a chair left in the bushes at the beach (as you do), so of course we had to include it in a few of our photos!

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behind the scenes…

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By the time we got to Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant, the sunset was incredible… a perfect end to an amazing wedding day.

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Thanks so much Tanya and Scott for making our job so easy and being such a pleasure…  you were a dream wedding couple and we loved capturing your beautiful day.  xx

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Waiheke Wedding Day: Chanel and Matt get married at St Peter’s Church in Little Oneroa.

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.

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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…

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ABOVE: Matt’s mum making sure the boys were looking spick and span.

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We popped to Onetangi Beach for a few photos down there…

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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

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Chanel had three flower girls, who were all completely gorgeous and so lovely to photograph

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Luuurve this photo of Lance’s of two of the flower girls resting

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It’s always exciting when a bride starts to get into her dress…

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I adored Chanel’s simple and elegant Anna Campbell dress, which she wore with a matching wrist cuff… very cool.

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Chanel’s stunning make up was by Kate Smith

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The wedding was held in St Peter’s Church in Little Oneroa

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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…

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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.

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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

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