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
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.
Elopement Weddings have become a real trend here in New Zealand… most popular in the South Island but for Lars and Michaela it was here in New Plymouth. Both originally from Germany it was the perfect elopement. New Plymouth, a place Michaela had visited in the past, a place where she knew she would love to come again, but this time to marry. I was so fortunate to photograph their special day on the cliffs of Back Beach alongside celebrate Rose Haskell.
It was a typical winters day but at the right time the rain stopped and we got the most moodiest of skies and a beautiful sunset to finish. See below their slideshow of highlight images from their special day. Make sure you press HD to view it at its best.