Wairarapa

The Landing at Homebush wedding - Marie & Matt

Everything about Marie and Matt’s day was the ultimate photography dream! It was also really special having my sister and her partner as guests at the wedding, as well as my talented partner Karl who was shooting video. Marie looked stunning and The Landing at Homebush was the perfect location for photos.

Dress by Maggie Sottero
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Mother admiring her daughter
Bridesmaid silk wrap dressing gown
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Mother and daughter on wedding day
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Flower girl dress and shoes
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Bridesmaid helping bride put on her wedding dress
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Bridal shoes
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Groom reading his wedding vows
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The Landing at Homebush wedding ceremony
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wedding dress by Maggie Sottero
Grooms suits by Barkers Menswear
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Bride and Groom entering their reception
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Mother of the bride saying her speech
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Dress: Maggie Sottero
Make up: Charlotte Wilson Beauty
Hair: Kirsty Macrae
Catering: Blue Carrot 
Groom Suits: Barkers Menswear 

Martinborough Tree Church Wedding - Rachel and Edward

Rachel and Edward travelled from Auckland to Martinborough to tie the knot. I spent the morning with the girls at Rachel’s family farm. I always love being out in the country since I grew up on a farm and instantly felt inspired by my surroundings.

Rach and her bridesmaid’s looked amazing! The forest green bridesmaid dresses were a great colour, earthy tones are always good. Another detail which caught my eye were the flowers used for the reception decor. Rachel hand picked these from Holbrook forest Garden in Carterton. This added a personal touch!

While I was with the girls, my second shooter Ana from Moonflower Photography caught up with the guys before heading off to Martinborough Tree Church for their ceremony. Thanks for spending the day with us Ana!

wedding invitation stationary
wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses
bridal makeup by Emily Bertram
wedding shoes
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sentimental wedding brooch
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mother of the groom helping with his tie
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Groom and Groomsmen saying cheers
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Martinborough Tree Chruch ceremony
flower girls
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Bride signing the register
Bride and Groom walking down the wedding aisle
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Bride and her bridesmaids
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Bride and Groom holding hands
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Bride holding her wedding flowers
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Bride and Groom cutting their wedding cake

Thanks to all the wonderful vendors involved, it is always a pleasure working with you and bringing the day together.

Flowers: Beverly from Tree Top Flowers Martinborough 
Flowers on the tables were picked by Rachel from Holbrook forest Garden in Carterton 
Make up: Emily Bertram from Masterton 
Dress: The Kate Moss designed and made by Jane Yeh Auckland 
Mens Suits: Barkers 
Food: Salt street food
Celebrant: Reverend Steve Thomson
Band: The Relatives and Uncle Monkey Wellington 
Ceremony venue: Tree church Martinborough 
Reception: Ata rangi vineyard  

Vineyard Wedding at Poppies Martinborough - Sofia and Andrew

Sofia and Andrew tied the knot at Poppies Vineyard in Martinborough. They decided to do a first look and have their bridal party photos before the ceremony, I love this idea. Having photos beforehand can ease the nerves and allow you to relax more after the ceremony, plus having a 'first look' is always special. 

We decided to have some of their bridal photos at their new olive grove in Martinborough. What is it about olive trees that makes everything so dreamy? We then made our way to Poppies which is where their ceremony and reception was held.

Twig and Arrow did an amazing job as always of the flowers and venue styling. The cake, made by Cake Friday NZ, was stunning too. I had a lot of fun with the detail shots and there was an epic bouquet toss and the end of the night, take a look! For a full list of vendors, see below.  

Bride doing up her shoes
Brides mother having her makeup done
Bride and bridesmaids selfie
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First look, father seeing bride on wedding day
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Bride looking into mirror
Wedding rings
Light shinning through olive trees
Bride and Groom first look photos
Wedding first look photos in olive grove
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Wedding flowers by Twig and Arrow
Wedding bouquet by Twig and Arrow
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Vineyard bridal party photos
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Bridesmaids walking through Martinborough vineyard
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Poppies, Martinborough wedding venue
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Guests gathering at wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony at Poppies Martinborough
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Wedding ceremony kiss
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Wedding reception venue at Poppies
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Wedding cake by Cake Friday NZ
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Bouquet toss
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Bride and Groom's first dance

Florist/Styling: Twig and Arrow
Makeup: Eileen Donovan Photography & Makeup Artistry
Dress: Karen Willis Holmes
Cake: Cake Friday NZ
Hair: DollHouse Do
Venue: Poppies Martinborough
Second Shooter: Samantha Hamilton

D.I.Y Rustic Bohemian Wedding - Kristen and Glenn

Back in January I photographed this gorgeous wedding and I have been patiently waiting for the right moment to share it with you all.

Kristen and Glenn met in high school and started dating at 17 years old! They decided to get married in Wairarapa at Tarureka Estate.

Their inspiration was rustic, bohemian and D.I.Y, I loved this aspect of the day.  Kristen put so much thought and creativity into her wedding, it felt special to document the efforts she had gone through. The bouquets, cake, reception decor (including the beautiful dream catchers), hair and makeup was all done by the wonderful bride herself. 

I loved the vibe of this wedding. The whole day felt relaxed and fun. We had a bridal shoot before the ceremony, this was all about the bridal party hanging out and having a good time in a beautiful forest setting. 

Tarureka Estate wedding venue Wairarapa
Bride putting on her make up in the mirror
Groom seeing bride for the first time on their wedding day
First look bride and groom
Bridal party walking through the pine forest
Bridal party photos in a pine forest
Groom and his groomsmen bridal party photos
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Bride wearing dress from Spell & The Gypsy Collective 
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Hand made dream catcher for wedding reception decor
Guests gathering for wedding ceremony at Tarureka Estate 
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Father of the bride walkign down the isle
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