I’m really excited to share this gorgeous wedding with you… Ken and Amber’s day is absolute proof that you don’t need a perfect blue sky day to create an incredible wedding. Their day was very romantic and full of candlelit goodness, joy and warmth as they tied the knot surrounded by their family and friends at the fabulous Goldie Vineyard.
Ken started his day at a private bach in Palm Beach with his groomsmen, who were all laid back and having a great time in the lead up to the day.
The rain was in and out through out the day with a sprinkle here and there as we left to visit the girls who were getting ready at Onetangi Beach Apartments.
You’ve gotta love a bride who wears white leather converse on her wedding day! (A wedding day gift from her equally awesome groom).
I just adore this photo above of the back view of Amber’s dress, which she had custom made in China. Amber is such a poised and beautiful bride and I loved photographing her!
The rain was holding off so we braved the elements to get a glimpse of the ocean… but as you can see below, the wind whipped up and we ended having to go back inside pretty promptly!
So so pretty – I love all of these images, shot with a lensbaby to create that lovely soft dreamy feeling. Amber chose Kelly from Auckland based salon Morgan and Morgan to do the hair, and Deb Tan to do the make up for her and the girls.
Due to the weather, the ceremony was held in The Tasting Room, Goldie’s wet weather venue. Ken was showing signs of nerves as he waited for his beautiful bride…
Their ceremony, which was officiated by the lovely Irene Armstrong, began with a Chinese Tea Ceremony to honour their parents.
The wind had picked up a bit so we did a few photos inside before braving the elements up on top of the famous Goldie hill.
It’s pretty hard to control massive orange balloons in windy situations and by and large I think they did a pretty good job… almost!
While we were off shooting, their guests and family played some games and enjoyed the fun and frivolity of The Amazing Traveling Photobooth which Ken and Amber had hired for the occasion.
When all the guests had gone through to be seated for the reception we had time for a few more photos in the candlelit Tasting Room…
Amber’s response to one of the groomsmen yelling “Get a room!” while they were kissing.
Lovely!! Thanks Amber and Ken for choosing us to capture your incredibly beautiful wedding day. Enjoy this sneak peek! x