Coming after the weekend…

So excited to share the beautiful wedding of Catherine and Stefan with the cybersphere… full blogpost from this gorgeous recent Waiheke Island wedding coming on Monday!   Have a great weekend x

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Amanda and Sare’s wedding at Passage Rock Vineyard on Waiheke Island

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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.

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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.

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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…

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In retrospect I think I set the pace for this GIF a bit fast!! :-O  (Sorry… is anyone feeling a bit stressed out!?)

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We spent some time shooting around Passage Rock’s gorgeous environment before heading out to explore further afield.

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Amanda is a photographer herself so we played around with a camera as a prop which was a good laugh!

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Such a fun bridal party to shoot with … laughter and silliness was definitely the order of the day!

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ahhhh, Waiheke you beautiful thing.

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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).

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Never a dull moment with these two!

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Beautiful roses from Vicky at Wildflower Waiheke

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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

Please feel free to leave a comment for the happy couple below.  And head over to facebook and like my Emma Hughes Photography page to keep up with all the Waiheke wedding goodness…

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Cable Bay Wedding Photographer { Waiheke Island Wedding }

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I knew I was in for a great wedding day with these two when I asked Mat at our pre-wedding meeting what he did for a living… his answer; I make popcorn.  Hmmm, I was intriqued!  Turns out ‘I make popcorn’ means that he established Kings Road Gourmet Popcorn in the UK, which grew from a food market stall on a Saturday to a premium brand stocked across London and the UK.  In fact, Mat actually proposed to Ebeny through an article that The Telegraph wrote on his company.  So of course we had to work popcorn into the wedding day somehow!

The boys decided to have a casual start to the day down at Little Oneroa for a dip…

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The girls got ready for the day at Enclosure Bay, a gorgeous accommodation venue on Waiheke with some pretty epic views.  I loved Ebeny’s elegant style (as especially adored the cute monkey clip on her handbag).

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Disclaimer: This photo is the antithesis of Ebeny’s refined style!

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Ebeny’s delightful flower girl was captivated by all the beautiful shoes … definitely heading for a future shoe obsession!!

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That’s no way to behave around a pair of Jimmy Choos, young lady! 😉

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Make up by Auckland MUA Heather Vette and Hair by local Waiheke hairdresser Jules Arlove from Hair on Waiheke

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Flowers by Virginia Thompson from Flower Gallery

Ebeny and Mat decided to do their wedding photos before the ceremony which is always a great idea as it takes all the time pressure out of the post ceremony part of your wedding day… I set up their first look moment in one of my favourite pretty lanes on Waiheke.

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Ebeny having a sneaky look at her man!

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gorgeous girls and handsome guys!

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Here come the ‘banged grains’…

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And then all too soon it was time to get to the wonderful Cable Bay Vineyards for the wedding to begin!

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Ebeny’s Dad give a casual thumbs up as he escorts his beautiful daughter down the aisle

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Canapes were served to the guests as they enjoyed the open loveliness of the Cable Bay lawn on what could only be described as a perfect summer’s day.

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One of my faves above …  even netted, the Cable Bay vines look incredible!

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Thank you so much Ebeny and Mat for inviting us to photograph your beautiful wedding.  We loved being part of your day. xx

Please feel free to leave a comment for the happy couple below (always nice to share your good wishes).  And head over to FB and like my Emma Hughes Photography page to keep up with all the Waiheke wedding goodness…

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1 + 1 = 3

I thought I would interrupt all these gorgeous 2015 summer weddings on Waiheke by introducing a new blog segment I have been planning for ages: 1 + 1 = 3?  What?!  That’s right, you heard correctly; one plus one really does equal three when two beautiful people meet, fall in love, get married and … make babies!!!

Quite often my brides and grooms come back to me a year or two (or three or four) after their wedding day to capture portraits of their growing family and I LOVE seeing what my couples have ‘made’!  And now you can too…

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equals… the scrumptious Shaan!!


I hope you enjoy this new blog segment as much as I do!!  You can see more photos from Renu and Vinay’s 2012 Cable Bay wedding HERE

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Natalia and Marc’s gorgeous elopement wedding at Delamore Lodge…

Ooooh, I LOVE these little get-away weddings!  Especially when they are at the wonderful Delamore Lodge, one of Waiheke’s elite accommodation venues (recently in our local paper for it’s incredible infinity pool … check out the interview HERE).

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Marc and Natalia hail from Seattle but with so many of their friends and family from different parts of the world they decided to elope to Waiheke Island and combine their wedding with a fabulous honeymoon while they were at it.  Smart cookies.

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Now because it was an elopement, this put Marc in the role of chief bridesmaid when it came to wedding dress duties… and there was a lot of lacing up to be done!  He nailed it, just in case you were wondering.

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Wowsers!!  I’m sure you can see why Delamore is such a highly regarded venue without too much trouble!

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Simple and loving vows… it was such a beautiful ceremony. x

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Love these two photos above together, it really shows the depth of love and sweetness between them.

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Natalia and Marc had arranged a wedding cake from Food with Flair to share with their witnesses (the lovely Roselyn from Delamore Lodge and myself acted as witnesses to the occasion) and celebrant Rosemareyn van der Sluis.  Yum!

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Love the dress!  Make up by Charlotte Edwardes from Island Beauty, flowers by Virginia at Flower Gallery

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There are so many incredible places to shoot at Delamore Lodge … talk about being spoiled for choice!

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The Jimmy Choo shoes were a hit!

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Following some photography at Delamore Lodge we headed off around the island to explore some of Waiheke’s picturesque locations… and found some grasses that Natalia had a little rest in as well as some pretty epic coastal areas.

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Such a great dress!!!

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Following down a pathway I couldn’t help but do a bit of slow motion shooting…  this is certainly non-traditional wedding photography but totally my thing and I love it!

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Natalia is a salsa dancer and it turns out is a much more accomplished jumper than Marc.

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She’s fast too!

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Arriving back at Delamore Lodge Natalia decided a bit of a dip was in order … I love an adventurous bride. 😉

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I’m sure you will be pleased to know that the dress survived the swim!

Thanks Natalia and Marc for inviting me to capture your fun, happy, laid back and adventurous Waiheke Wedding day!  (And for bringing me some Seattle Chocolates all the way from your home… They. Are. Gooooood! x).

Please feel free to leave a comment for the happy couple below (always nice to share your good wishes).  And don’t forget to like my Emma Hughes Photography page on FB to keep up with the wedding goodness…

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Gemma and Jeremy ‘s beautiful Cable Bay Wedding Day!

It really has been a summer of the most beautiful weddings on Waiheke this year.  Gemma and Jeremy’s wedding at Cable Bay was no exception and with gorgeous gentle lighting from the ‘softbox sky’ I felt like one very lucky photographer indeed to be capturing this perfect wedding day!

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Jeremy and the lads were chilling out at their superb accommodation venue overlooking Onetangi Beach when we arrived, settling into the easy-going vibe of the day…

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Lovin’ the jandals, boys! :)

The girls were equally chilled and happy at the wonderful Matiatia Bay where they were being attended to by Amelia Rush from Boutique Bride (Hair) and  Christina Dellar from Freckles and Blush (make up).

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Vicky from Wildflower Waiheke was responsible for the beautiful flowers on Gemma’s wedding day

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Gemma had allowed heaps of time in the getting ready stages which is always a great idea… it meant we had time to capture some fun candid moments as well as some portraits around the beautiful grounds of Matiatia Bay.

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Boom! Such a stunner!

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And then it was time to leave for the ceremony at Cable Bay Vineyards…

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The weather was looking a touch inclement but Liz the Cable Bay weddings manager was onsite and confident it would hold … and she was absolutely right! (phew)

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Love these reaction shots of Jeremy as he sees his beautiful bride!!

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The reception was all set up and awaiting the guests as we spent a few extra moments with Gemma, Jeremy and their fun bridal party shooting around the gorgeous Cable Bay grounds and wine cellar.

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Yep Jeremy, I think we will go that way!


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The Cable Bay wine library and cellar is such a great space to shoot in (and sooooo nice and cool on a hot day!)

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I thought I’d end with the happy couple’s photo idea to do a Soprano’s promo shot underneath the chandelier in the wine library … funny!

Thanks Gemma and Jeremy for inviting us to photograph your fabulous wedding day… we had a blast! x

If you have enjoyed looking at Gemma and Jeremy’s wedding photos, please let them know in the comments box below (they’ll appreciate it!).  And feel free to head on over and like my Emma Hughes Photography page  on Facebook to keep up to date with all my latest work.

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