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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Nick and Sarah’s Waiheke Wedding Day

Nick and Sarah’s wedding was the kind of wedding that every photographer dreams about capturing … elegant, stylish, fun, playful and downright beautiful!

There was no expense spared to create this gorgeous Valentine’s Day wedding, which was planned to perfection by the bride herself. The ceremony took place at The Estate, with a lavish reception held at Mudbrick Vineyard complete with an incredible sunset and some mighty fine dancing moves!

I heave HEAPS of photos to share from this magical day so grab a cuppa, get comfy and enjoy…

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Nick and the boys had a bit of a run around down at Oneroa Beach before getting ready for the big day.

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Nick’s brother Jamie had a quick run through of the song he was going to sing at the ceremony…

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Meanwhile the girls were onsite at The Estate, preparing for the wedding with hair and make up from Sarah Knight

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Sarah’s gorgeous wedding dress was created by designer Jane Yeh

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Love this shot of Sarah’s mum checking her out in her wedding gown!

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The bridesmaid’s dresses were clever wrap numbers from Miss Crabb

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In a private moment Nick’s grandfather, Sir John Todd, gifted his watch to his grandson just prior to the ceremony commencing.

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Celebrant Adrianne Dallimore began the ceremony… I love these images as Sarah is escorted down the aisle by her dad to her waiting (and slightly nervous!) groom.

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The ceremony location looked amazing, set up by wonderful Waiheke florist Virginia Thompson from Flower Gallery, using a gorgeous range of decorative pieces from Centre Piece (wedding arch supplied by Figment Events).

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Borrowing from Sarah’s greek heritage, their ceremony included the crowning of the bride and groom with connected wreaths.

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We had a bit of fun with Nick and Sarah’s awesome bridal party at The Estate before heading to Mudbrick for the wedding reception.

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This amazing tree grove is always on my hit list when I’m shooting up at Mudbrick! Love it!

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We were lucky that the sun peeked through the trees right at the end of the our shoot in the grove…

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The Mudbrick Restaurant looked especially gorgeous with the addition of a curtain of fairy lights to add even more sparkle to the occasion.

Sarah and Nick’s reception evening was fabulous; filled with heartfelt speeches, photobooth fun from Photobooth Waiheke, and much laughter and frivolity… not to mention the killer sunset!

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Yummy cake by Rebecca Lloyd at The Cake Parlour

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The happy couple enjoyed a very romantic first dance to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri which had everyone up and on the dance floor… such a great song for a first dance.

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… and then some crazier dancing took the floor! Fun! (Great playlist by the way guys).

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Thanks so much for choosing us to capture your incredible wedding Sarah and Nick … wishing you much happiness in the years to come. x

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Coming tomorrow … Nick and Sarah’s Beautiful Waiheke Wedding!

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Beautiful Waiheke Wedding at Casita Miro Vineyard // Weddings on Waiheke

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Vivian and George could not have picked a more beautiful day to get married at the lovely Casita Miro Vineyard!  With friends and family traveling from around the globe, Waiheke turned it on BIG TIME with a spectacular blue sky day to showcase it’s charms.

The boys began their day in a truly kiwi fashion when the Mr Whippy van came cruising past their digs in Oneroa…

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The girls meanwhile were cosily ensconced in the Onetangi Beach Apartments, where they had spent the morning relaxing and being pampered by wonderful waiheke hair and make-up experts Charlotte Edwardes and Amanda Sands.

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Love love love these shots of Vivian above and below … veils make me so happy! :D

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George is a ‘farm boy’ so I thought we’d better include a bit of a rural outlook on the wedding day

Vivian and George decided to have their photography session before the ceremony so that they could enjoy more time with their guests so we went to one of my favourite locations on Waiheke for their first look moment…

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Elegant wedding day transport took the form of a Rolls Royce from Waiheke Roller (always a good look!).  We headed to Onetangi Beach for some images down there before carrying on to Casita Miro…

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Love this sneaky shot of Lance’s taken from inside the restaurant at Casita Miro.  This is the first time we have shot a wedding at Casita Miro and it was such a lovely venue to work within.  I adored how the guests spilled out onto the grass in casual groupings… understated elegance at it’s best!

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We had a little time to explore the gorgeous grounds of Casita Miro and the valley of vineyards it nestles within.

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The team at Photobooth Waiheke were on site to entertain the guests, which is always a hit with everyone.  We finished the night with a covert ‘over the top’ shot of George and Vivian having a bit of fun.  Thanks so much to our lovely bride and groom for making our day so enjoyable… we loved capturing your special day x

Vendor List:
VENUE: Casita Miro
CELEBRANT: Irene Armstrong
MAKE UP: Island Beauty
HAIR: Amanda Sands
FLOWERS: Wildflower Waiheke
TRANSPORT: Waiheke Roller
PHOTOGRAPHY: Emma Hughes
PHOTOBOOTH: Photobooth Waiheke

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Sarsha and George at The Goldie Room // Waiheke Wedding Photographer

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Sarsha and George were married recently at The Goldie Room on a day which must surely have been one of the hottest this summer… thankfully some welcome cloud cover came to the rescue part way through the day and provided us with some gorgeous soft light to capture their beautiful outdoor ceremony under the always impressive Goldie Pohutukawa tree.

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Cake by the ever fabulous Rebecca Lloyd at The Cake Parlour

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This wedding was a little different for us as Sarsha and George had a traditional Jewish ceremony (and a short official ceremony before their guests arrived to satisfy NZ marriage requirements).  When George arrived at The Goldie Room one of the first things he had to do was to go into a private room where Sarsha was waiting with a collection of ladies and lift her veil to make sure it was the right person under there… love Sarsha’s cute expression below!

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Following the civil ceremony I had some a little time with Sarsha for a few bridal portraits before their wedding day continued on top of the Goldie hill…

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Sarsha’s wedding flowers were from Waiheke Flower Company

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Waiheke Make up artist Charlotte Edwardes from Island Beauty and hairdresser Jules Arlove from Hair on Waiheke created Sarsha’s stunning look

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Sarsha’s mum made the Chuppah, a four posted canopy under which the couple married and this was held on each corner by both Sarsha and George’s brothers which was a lovely way include the two families into the ceremony.

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The ceremony began with Sarsha circling her groom seven times… although she lost count and was gently reminded by George that she had only circled him six times to the laughter of their guests.

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Mazel tov!

Following their ceremony Sarsha and George retreated to a private room to spend some time alone and focus on the commitment they had just made to each other while their guests relaxed on top of the hill with a glass of bubbly or juice.

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We spent some time shooting around the wonderful Goldie grounds, exploring the different locations and shooting as we went…

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Playing around with a Lensbaby Edge 80 for these shots above and below to create a bit of a ’tilt-shift’ feel.

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The lovely soft light was really beautiful and I love the gentle images we were able to capture in the long grasses…

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Lance’s sneaky through the vines shots above (just pretend you can’t see his legs in the photo below!!)

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Thanks Sarsha and George for inviting us to capture your very special wedding day … all the very best for your beautiful life together! x

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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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