Hope & Sam got hitched at Sudbury, a stunning wedding destination in Peka Peka just north of Wellington, New Zealand. Here are a few of my favourite moments from their special day.
Lily & Grant's Peka Peka Wedding
Hannah & Mark's Martinborough Wedding
Oh boy where do I even start with Hannah & Marks wedding?! It's hard to to find words that describe how special and heart warming it was to be part of this relaxed, fun and collaborative day.
I had such a great time photographing their wedding and being part of such an incredible day. I caught up with Hannah and Mark recently and chatted about some of their memories...
Q. What was your favourite moment from your wedding?
A. Seeing all our favourite people in the world collide for the first time. We had our guests meet us at the ceremony spot instead of a traditional aisle entrance, so to see everyone walking through the grounds towards us was a beautiful moment.
Q. Did you DIY? If so, what did you do?
A. Just about everything! We wanted to recruit as many willing guests to help as possible. We didn't live in New Zealand anymore, and we're planning to move even further away, so we figured it was more time spent together (and free labour!). Having a really small wedding made this easier. I'm most proud of our wedding 'cake'. We'd both choose a mountain of cheese over something sweet, hands down, so our cake was just huge wheels of our favourite NZ and french cheeses decorated in flowers, feijoas and figs.
Q. What was the most difficult part of planning your wedding? And the most fun?
A. Living in Australia made it a little more challenging to organise a rural wedding in the Wairarapa, especially as the venue wasn't set up for events. We also were planning on an 'indefinite honeymoon' moving to Germany, so we had to pack up our lives and finish up our jobs at the same time. The funnest part was screen-printing our invites ourselves, it was messy and wine fuelled. We both enjoyed doing something creative together.