Gemma and Pierre's Urban Wedding

 
 

I love an urban wedding. There’s something so beautiful about gritty concrete mixed with the beauty of a wedding and when you throw in a groom willing to wear a dinosaur mask… I’ve pretty much got my dream shoot. I absolutely loved capturing Pierre and Gemma’s day. They were both so easy to work with and super keen for a bit of abnormal hence the dino mask. Laughs with the boys in the morning, followed by a lot of gushing over Gemma’s natural beauty, her beautiful flowers and her mind blowing dress. We had decided on a first look so they could enjoy time with their guests after their ceremony. These two often bmx around the city so Wynyard Quarter was an obvious choice and we were blessed with the perfect weather considering this was the end of May. Thank you Weather Gods! Ceremony and Reception were held at Mantells Mt Eden which was a perfect fit for an Autumn wedding. You can’t beat a roaring fire on an autumn day and Mantells provides multiple. Huge loves to Gemma and Pierre for entrusting me with your day, filled with so much laughter my cheeks hurt x

Georgie from Green Point did such an incredible job with the bouquets and pins. I feel in love- https://greenpoint.co.nz/

Gemma’s beautiful dress was made by the talented Nicola Dawson Design. I know how hard it was for Gemma to find that perfect dress and Nicola created exactly what Gemma was looking for- http://www.nicoladawsondesign.co.nz/

Grooms suit by Rembrandt- https://rembrandt.co.nz/

Bridesmaid and Bridesman’s matching his and hers- https://www.asos.com/

Venue- Mantells Mt Eden https://www.mantells.co.nz/mantells_mteden_home.htm

 
 

Dean and Bonnie's Love Festival

 

What do you get when you put summer, music, food trucks and a whole heap of love together..... A LOVE FESTIVAL and thats exactly what Bonnie and Dean created for their special day. Both Bonnie and Dean are involved with Northern Bass, which is a music festival held in Mangawhai over the New Year period. Dean actually proposed at Northern Bass by popping the question on the main stage screen, while thousands of people were dancing up a storm......nailed it!! So what better way to get married than to have a festival of your own. Held on a friends property this was a major diy event. Dean and Bonnie had everything sorted and with friends and family coming together they created magic. With over 200 friends and family in attendance, this was one big love fest! After the beautiful ceremony held amongst the chestnut trees, guests were treated to games, food trucks, Dj sets and bands playing jams for everyone to boogie into the night too. Perfect day for a well deserving couple.

 

Thank you to Bonnie and Dean for putting me on the door list :p xx

 

Louis and Jillians DIY wedding x

 

Some people like to get someone else to organise their big day and others take it all upon themselves to create their vision and that is what Louis and Jillian decided to do. Held on a farm in the Hunua Ranges this was a day filled with love, family, friends and sooooo much pretty detail. Jillian and Louis did all the crafting themselves and I was blown away at the detail.  Jillian and I actually bonded over her staunch stance on the flower budget hehe and she was overly happy with the result, thanks to Michele from Clevedon Flowers! Louis and Jillian took a casual approach to their day which is my kind of wedding. Both getting ready at the family home (in seperate rooms) joined by Jillian's son, while friends and family continued with setup like they did this every weekend. It was well oiled machine. A first look in the front garden over looking the farm, followed by photos with the bridal party on site. Unfortunately the weather wasn't looking too flash so the outdoor ceremony was moved to inside of the reception marquee. This would bother some people but not these two, everything was taken in their stride and even when it didn't end up raining and turned into a beautiful arvo they didn't complain. After a beautiful ceremony the reception began and we snuck off for a few minutes to capture the last of the days light. I'm always a tad emotional during speeches (softie I know) but I actually needed a few tissues for this one. Amazing words from proud Fathers, loving bridesmaids, a cheeky brother and an emotional haka lead by the grooms best man. Once the tears had dried it was time to party, everyone together just like it should be xx

Special thanks to....

Michelle from Clevedon Flowers, who did a beautiful job with all the flowers and made Jillian a very happy bride and me a very happy photographer! 

http://clevedonflowers.co.nz

Sonia from I Heart Pretty, who had to put up me gushing over her amazing use of colours, absolutely stunning job with hair and makeup!

www.facebook.com/iheartpretty.nz

And I would like to thank Jillian and Louie for having me capture their day and for trusting me and my hike up hill requests :p

J xx