Weddings On Waiheke » The wedding Blog of Waiheke Wedding Photographer Emma Hughes

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    Welcome to Weddings on Waiheke, the blog of award winning wedding photographer Emma Hughes. I use this site as a way to share all the wedding goodness that happens here on Waiheke Island, along with a smattering of tips and tricks for your wedding day.

    I hope you enjoy your visit... please feel free to get in contact if you are keen of having a chat about my photography services for your wedding day.

    Image thanks to Lenka Tengblad (Thanks Lenka!)

I often feel that I can tell a lot about my couples by the friends and family they surround themselves with… and if this is the case then it stands to reason that Sarah and Pete are the most lovely, fun, friendly and downright awesome people in the world!

They had their beautiful Waiheke wedding at The Goldie Room, one of Waiheke’s finest vineyard venues on a perfect sunny day on the last weekend of summer.

I have loads of images to share so grab a cuppa and get comfy for a preview of Sarah and Pete’s big day…

Sarah and the girls were getting ready for the day at The Point in Burrell Road.  They had booked  Sarah Knight to come and work her fabulous hair and make-up magic, and had enjoyed a nice relaxed morning together.

Sarah had some beautiful opal earring from one of her grandmothers to wear for the occasion, which was a perfect companion to her stunning Pronovias wedding gown.

I love this next sequence of images as her Mum and Dad see Sarah in her gown for the first time xx

Next stop, Te Toki Reserve where Pete was patiently waiting to see his stunning bride…


Beautiful bouquets by Vicki at Wildflower Waiheke

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We made a quick stop at Little Oneroa beach before heading to The Goldie Room for the ceremony…


Friends and family had played a big part in making Sarah and Pete’s wedding look amazing with the reception tables being decorated by Sarah’s uncle (using flowers provided by Emma at Waiheke Flower Co) and their yummy cake being made by her talented sister in law Nicola.


The ceremony went off without a hitch under the care of celebrant Julia Fuller.Pure joy right there!!!  I love love love this shot!

Loads of fun was had at the reception with a colossal Jenga tower causing many laughs through out the night…

… Sarah and Pete had also provided polaroids of ‘historical photo moments’ with each and every guest which was a source of much hilarity.

We stole away for a few moments in the vines before the last of the light left the sky.

From thereon in it was more of all the good things in life; touching speeches by family and friends, yummy cakes and desserts (that salted caramel cheesecake was divine!!), exuberant dancing, trumpets (!), not to mention the singalongs (gotta confess I’m still having a hard time getting good ol’ Johnny Farnham out of my head… “You’re the VOICE, try and understand it, make a noise and make it CLEEEEEEEEAAARRRRR…”).  😀

Thanks Sarah and Pete… it was a pleasure and privilege to capture your amazing wedding!  Enjoy xx

  • kate - Beautiful photos, you’ve captured the spirit of the wedding so well. It was an amazing, fun day!ReplyCancel


One of my favourite weddings from last season, I hope you enjoy this little selection from Nick and Sarah’s gorgeous album. xx

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Album Style: 14×10″ Queensberry Storybook Style + four additional 10×7″ parent albums
Album Cover: Black Buckram, with their name’s embossed

You can see more photos from this beautiful wedding HERE.

  • Sarah - Thank you again Emma for these amazing albums that we get to share with our parents. So happy with how everything came out. We will treasure them for a lifetimeReplyCancel


Ooooh, it’s nearly 2016!!  I love this time of year, looking through the images I have taken form the year that has just been and choosing a few to share as my faves… this year it’s a bit of a mix of wedding moments and some of my personal shooting with one or two of my kiddos thrown in there for good measure!  Thanks for coming along for the ride x

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Happy New Year Everyone!  Hope your 2016 is everything you hope for… 😀

  • Mercia - Daniel and Amy – wedding in November – the pictures are all so beautiful. Thanks for that “special ” photo of Daniel when he said he’s I do’s.
    Thanks all the pictures – we just can’t stop looking…ReplyCancel

    • Emma Hughes - A pleasure Mercia… So lovely to capture Amy and Daniel’s special day. Thank you for your comment :)ReplyCancel