Wairarapa wedding

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.  

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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

Highlights from Second Shooting with Jenny Siaosi

I sometimes team up with Jenny from Siaosi Photography. I love being a second shooter,  it's a chance to shoot from a different perspective (which can be challenging at times) and get creative without so much time pressure. Plus I get to meet even more amazing couples! 

I usually bring a second shooter along to my own weddings at no extra charge. You receive a lot more coverage and it's great just having that extra hand to help the day go smoothly. 

Here are some of my favourite moments from the previous season with Jenny. 

First look Groom and Bride
Wairarapa wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom pop a bottle of Champagneon their wedding day
Bride and groom walking down the wedding aisle together
Bride holding her wedding dress
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Kissing in the olive grove
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Father walking his daughter to the wedding ceremony
Groom saying his wedding vows
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Bridal party photos at The Milk Station, Otaki
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Father of the Bride
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Sunset over Wellington city

Elegant Outdoor Wedding at Lacewood - Lauren and Ben

Take a look at my first wedding images of 2016 which I shot alongside Jenny Siaosi, who just so happens to be one of my favourite wedding photographers.. how lucky am I?!

Here are some of my images from Lauren and Ben's wedding at Lacewood

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Groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony
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Bride and Groom kiss at wedding ceremony
Guests throwing petals in the air as Bride and Groom walk down ceremony aisle
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LacewoodWedding venue in Pirinoa, New Zealand
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W  airarapa wedding photographer
Brides wedding veil in the wind
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Olive trees are great for wedding photographers and wedding photos
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Outdoor wedding venues Wairarapa
Garden wedding venues Wairarapa

Also check out Jenny's images from their wedding here

The Landing Wairarapa Wedding Photography - Bri and Andy

Back in December I was second shooter for a wedding. Take a look!

The wedding was held at The Landing in Masterton. That morning I left Wellington in the rain and arrived in the Wairarapa to sun and blue sky!

While Dean photographed Andy and his Groomsmen before the ceremony I spent some time with Bri and the girls while they got ready.

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Bri's wedding dress was gorgeous but her gold, sparkly shoes were definitely my favourite!

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It was organised to have the bridal party's shoot before the ceremony. I got to photograph 'the first look' from the balcony upstairs.

Bride walks down stairs at The Landing wedding venue for Groom reveal
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Wedding flowers

It was my first time photographing a wedding at The Landing. As a venue it has lots of potential and a variety of environments. I liked the way Bri and Andy's ceremony was set in the vineyard.

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The Landing wedding venue has an outdoor space for wedding ceremonies
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Their reception was set up in a marquee. I liked the combination of green grass, white table clothes and the floral arrangements.

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I'm glad to have been a part of documenting this wedding. It's great working alongside other photographers and shooting at great locations. Looking back on these images puts a smile on my face and reminds me of how much I love my job as a photographer! Thank you to Dean and congratulations to Bri and Andy!

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