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Kenny and CK’s wedding-moon in New Zealand!!

Take two lovely men, add 10 of their closest friends and lots of laughter and love and you have the beautiful wedding day of Kenny and CK, who tied the knot at Cable Bay Vineyards last week.

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They were looking for a laid back and relaxed wedding day surrounded by those that had supported their relationship through-out the years and decided that escaping to Waiheke Island fitted the bill perfectly!  One of their guests even flew in from the UK for just ONE day to attend their wedding.  If you ask me, that says a lot of them as a couple. (Or maybe just that they have crazy friends!! Ha ha)

We started the day over in Auckland City (which was a bit of a treat for me given that I photograph almost exclusively on Waiheke Island), where Kenny and CK were getting ready at the Sky City Grand Hotel

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I have a bit of a thing for hotel corridors… I actually have a memory of excitedly running up and down them as a kid (probably being a bit naughty!), and find myself drawn to the symmetry, sameness and endlessness of them, so I love this shot above of Kenny and CK outside their room.

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And I LOVE shooting on Waiheke of course with it’s amazing beaches and lush tree groves, vineyards, etc…. but man is it nice to capture a bit of an urban-feel every now and then!

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In case you ever wondered, this is what it looks like when you are shooting on a road and there is a car coming up behind you!

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After being greeted by their guests in the lobby we headed down to the downtown ferry terminal for the journey to Waiheke Island…

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It turned out that their wedding coincided with the Iron Man Competition in the downtown Auckland waterfront, which added a bit of fun!

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Watching the Matiatia Ferry Terminal come into view…

 

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Cable Bay looked pretty epic and the day was hot hot hot!!  Having come from Kuala Lumpur, Kenny and Ck were cool as cucumbers but I’ve got to admit I was feeling the heat!

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Kenny and CK’s wedding was officiated by Auckland celebrant Blake Northover and their buttonhole flowers were provided by Vicky from Wildflower Waiheke

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One of their dear friends read a poem she had written for the occasion…

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A reception lunch in the wonderful, cool (in both senses of the word!) Cable Bay wine library was the perfect conclusion to their stunning day.  Thank you so much Kenny and CK for sharing your day with me… I love how my job continually brings me into contact with some of the best humans from around the globe. x

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Sophie and Tim… married on beautiful Waiheke Island!

And continuing the theme of starting the year off with a bang… a week or so ago we captured the incredibly gorgeous wedding of Sophie and Tim who were married at St Peters Church and then had their reception at the inimitable Mudbrick Vineyard.  Their wedding day epitomized style and elegance, with loads of fun thrown in along the way!

The boys got ready for the day at a holiday home in Tiri Rd where they were having a relaxed start to day…

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(A slightly mis-representative photo given how laid back and happy everyone actually was, but you’ve got to have at least one ‘rockstar’ shot, right?)

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Meanwhile, at the very fabulous Fairgrounds Estate …

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Sophie’s stunning dress was a David Fielden creation and her bridesmaids dresses were from online store ASOS

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Sophie and her girls were in the skilled hands of Ashlee Kellett and her wonderful team of hair and make-up experts.

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Effortless beauty from Sophie!  Floral arrangements during the day were by Kelly from Blush, who did a beautiful job of the bouquets and also the vases of wild blooms around Mudbrick Vineyard.

Sophie had managed to keep her dress a secret from all her bridesmaids and had a special ‘reveal’ moment with them…

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Their beautiful ceremony was officiated by Sophie’s uncle Father Brian Fletcher.

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Being so close to Little Oneroa beach we decide to have our photo-shoot there – such a beautiful spot to showcase an incredible blue sky Waiheke day!

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Tim and Sophie’s guests formed a guard of honour and threw petals as they arrived for their reception at Mudbrick … loved this fun touch!

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MC’ed by Tim’s sister, their reception was such a pleasure to capture…  Laughter could be heard from every corner of the venue, especially during the speeches which were all fabulous.  So much love and happiness at this wedding!  Not to mention some seriously wicked dance moves being pulled out on the dance floor, especially from our bride… now there’s a girl you want in your corner in a dance-off!

I think I’m going to let my photos do the talking from this point on…

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Thanks Tim and Sophie for inviting us to capture your awesome wedding day… we loved being part of your celebration and wish you all the happiness in the world!

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Coming after the weekend…

Stay tuned for the lovely wedding of Sophie and Tim, coming your way on Monday!

Tim and Sophie at Little Oneroa. Waiheke Island

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Helen and Wayne’s wedding album…

A few images from Helen and Wayne’s gorgeous wedding at the fabulous Goldie Room for your viewing pleasure… x

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Loved shooting this wedding!! Such a fun couple and bridal party, and A-Mazing light at the end of the day x

Queensberry Wedding Album:
COVER: Black buckram linen cover with photo inset
STYLE: Matted Album
PAGE: White
OVERLAYS: White

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Malinda and Farid’s wedding day!

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Malinda and Farid got married at The Estate in Church Bay, one of my favourite venues on Waiheke.  They had an amazing day, surrounded by family and friends who had traveled far and wide to attend their special day.

Farid got ready with his family at a gorgeous bed and breakfast called Enclosure Bay which had epic views overlooking … you guessed it, Enclosure Bay!

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Meanwhile, at Outstanding in Oneroa, another of Waiheke’s fabulous accommodation places, Malinda was happily being pampered by the ever lovely Jules from Hair on Waiheke and Amy Crawford from The Beauty Spot, who is newly (ish) arrived on the island, and a wonderful addition to Waiheke’s make up experts!

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Love this moment as Malinda’s dad sees her in her dress for the first time

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Wish I could claim credit for this great photo of Lance’s, taken as Malinda watched her bridesmaids getting their photographs…

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Love these photos above and below, some of my faves taken with my trusty lensbaby as Malinda prepared to leave for the ceremony at The Estate

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We decided to stay at The Estate for the wedding photo shoot and spent a bit of time ambling around the many great areas at this lovely venue.

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The weather on the day was a bit of a mix with the sun coming in and out for most of the day, but we were fortunate to get some beautiful blue skies along with a lovely (albeit brief!) sunset later in the evening.

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Malinda’s beautiful flowers were the handiwork of Virginia from Flower Gallery

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Farid and Malinda booked us to stay on for the reception which was a lot of fun, with dancing and lots of laughter… especially as the happy pair were announced in by their MC!

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Malinda’s dad’s speech was excellent – he made reference to a dowry being owed but Farid was two steps ahead of him with miniature versions of the required pig and goat already on hand!

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Thank you so much Malinda and Farid for inviting us to capture your lovely wedding day… wishing you much love and happiness in the years ahead.

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Coming this week …

Coming this week… Farid and Malinda’s lovely wedding at The Estate

The Estate Waiheke Island

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