One of my favourite wedding venues in New Plymouth is Waiongana Gardens and it’s where William and Chiron, (one of the loveliest couples I know) tied the knot. It was the middle of February and like Taranaki weather it was four seasons in a day.
As we drove to the ceremony the heavens opened and it poured down with rain. I thought surely this will pass over, but it did.not.stop during the whole ceremony. The guests were seated, the groom and groomsmen awaited. Then, like a ray of sunshine, walks in Chiron, the most beautiful of Brides unfazed by it all with the biggest of smiles. Instantly creating the warm fuzzies. Because at the end of it all, she married her highschool sweetheart. And no rain can come between that!
Take a look at their story below. It’s a long one, so grab a cuppa and enjoy the love and light of this stunning day. Thanks for having me there to witness the magic!
Vendors who helped make this day possible:
Hair and Makeup: Jaz Lee & CO
Dress: Boho Bridal
Flowers: Flowerlounge Floral Design
Hirage: Victoria Jayne Weddings
This was my first wedding at the wonderful Pihama Lavender Farm where Cody and Kate tied the knot on a sunny February afternoon. Kate wore a gorgeous dress from Essense of Australia parterned with long veil that caught the coastal wind perfectly. Their heart felt vows and speeches left most with a tear in their eye and love in their hearts. Take some time to enjoy their story below its a good one!
Venue: Pihama Lavender
Dress: Essense of Australia from Churchwood Bridal
Jaron and Alkina were such a treat to photograph for their Engagement Photo Shoot. The camera loved them with their easy going nature and their love towards one another. Beauties inside and out! These two have been together since they were 16 so when they experienced their first overseas trip together, Jaron thought it was the perfect time to propose, and that it was. I can tell just how happy they are together and what an adventure they will continue to have. Thanks so much for having me document this special time for you both. It was my pleasure.
When Nolan, Lorainne and baby boy Anotonio walked through the door I was so happy to see his gorgeous full head of hair! Isn’t it amazing! Antonio was 13 days young at the time of his shoot. He gave us the perfect little expressions to gush over before he crashed out to sleep.
Enjoy his gallery below and if you like what you see please leave a comment.
I have so much happiness for Nick & Lexi who were married at Oak Valley Gardens and St Marks Church on one of the best days we’ve seen this summer. Their vision of the day came together beautifully with the help of many talented Taranaki vendors. They wanted their guests to have fun and soak up the welcoming atmosphere. Live music was a big part of the day right from when the guests arrived to when the guests staggered home after the epic dancing. Audrey the caravan bar sat beautifully next to the church for guests to indulge while we were off taking photos. Nick and Lexi share a strong and honest love that all their friends and family were honored to be apart of. Thanks so much for sharing your day with me, it was the best!
Vendors include: Planner/Stylist: Victoria Jayne Weddings, Florist: Petal Pusher Flowers, Bar: Hello Audrey, Catering: The Public Catering Company, Lights and Furniture: TLL Events, Marquee: Dobsons, and Celebrant, Sam Bennett who amped the guests for their walk back down the isle as Mr and Mrs!
I first meet Paige in my studio a year and a half before their wedding date, so to see it all come together over that time was magic! As a couple they have accomplished a lot together; from travelling the world, to buying their first house and then recently building their new home. Paige has also starting her own business – Mi Beauty Space. On the wedding morning she did her own makeup plus the girls too and I think you’ll agree each and everyone of them looked stunning. One of her Bridesmaids described them perfectly in her speech, “stop winning at life, you’re making the rest of us look bad!” Oak Valley combined with stylist Victoria Jayne made the most perfect setting for friends and family to watch them say their I do’s. Paige wowed the guests with her Pallas Couture dress and Nick got the party started once the Rum Bar opened later that night!
Thanks for welcoming me with open arms your day was the best!