outdoor wedding venues Wellington

Outdoor Wedding at Aston Norwood Gardens - Roy and Bilyana

I love the change of seasons from Summer to Autumn. The trees change colour and the light gets softer sooner in the day. The perfect backdrop for a wedding. 

Roy and Bilyana got married underneath the trees at Aston Norwood Gardens in Upper Hutt. I came along to photograph the ceremony and to help my friend Signy out with the photography as she was also a part of the bridal party. The grounds were so beautiful and the light was just stunning. I loved being a part of their wedding day! 

Guests laughing at wedding ceremony
Candid images of guests at wedding ceremony
Bride walking down the isle to her groom
Father walking bride down the isle
Groom shaking father's hand
Groom smiling at his bride
Groom putting ring on Bride's finger
Bride looking at Groom
Bride laughing and smiling
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Bride and Groom walking down the isle with their newborn baby
Aston Norwood Garden wedding venue
Autumn leaves and sunset
Bride holding bouquet 
Bride and Bridesmaids laughing
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Beautiful sunset landscape in Wellington, New Zealand
Newly weds standing on bridge
Bride and Groom kissing on stone bridge at Aston Norwood Gardens

Amazing D.I.Y. Wedding at Tawatawa Reserve - Cal and Carraldo

I feel like there have been so many highlights this wedding season and I'm so excited to share this one with you all! I was very lucky to be a part of Cal and Carraldo's amazing wedding as a second shooter for Jenny Siaosi

My day started off photographing Cal and the boys getting ready at Worser Bay, which we would come back to later on for the reception. We then all jumped into Cal's car (all 6 of us) and made our way to the top of Tawatawa Reserve in Owhiro Bay.

Woser Bay Boat Club changing rooms
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Groomsmen fixing Grooms tie 
Worser Bay Boating Club Wellington

Getting married on top of a hill that has 360 views of Wellington with all your friends, family and pet dog sounds like a pretty good idea to me! Cal and Carraldo did exactly that. Whats even better is the fact that Cal walked to the top of this hill with all his guests and Carraldo arrived to the ceremony with her girls in a cute yellow truck. Amazing!

One of the best outdoor wedding venues Wellington that I have seen
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Dogs are a mans bestfriend
Bride and Bridesmaids arriving to wedding ceremony location
Both parents walking Bride down the ceremony aisle
Bride hugging her father on wedding day
Tawatawa Reserve is a great place for a Wellington wedding venue
Groom looking happy on his wedding day
Bride and Groom exchanging vows on their wedding day
Khaki green wedding dresses for Bridesmaids
Bride and Groom exchanging wedding rings 
Wedding ceremony with amazing views of Wellington, New Zealand city
Groom walks his Bride down the wedding aisle during Wellington wedding
Erskine College can be used as a outdoor wedding venue Wellington
Bridal party standing in front of Graffiti wall for bridal photos
Groom and Groomsmen wedding photo
Houghton Bay bridal party wedding photos
Bride and Groom hold hands for wedding photo
Groom kisses his Bride in wedding photo

Cal and Carraldo did such an amazing job with decorating their reception hall at Worser Bay Boat Club (I think the zimmer frame was already there as part of the club but it added a quirky touch!). 

There is a really cool story about all the different dinner plates. A family member collected these from different second hand shops around Wellington and guests were invited to take home their dinner plate that they ate off as a special keepsake. I've also got to mention how amazing all the food looked (and tasted!). So many amazing salads and a big shout out goes to the guys on the BBQ! 

The entrance to Worse Bay Boat Club
Worser Bay boat club is great for a D.I.Y wedding venue
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D.I.Y wedding catering Wellington
Golden hour is a great time to take wedding photos

I'd like to end this post by just saying how much I enjoyed this day. This was everything a wedding should be, great company and good times! Congratulations to Cal and Carraldo and all the best for your happy future together. 

Mediterranean Style Wedding at The Milk Station - Abby and Andrew

It was my pleasure photographing Abby and Andrew's wedding alongside Jenny Siaosi at The Milk Station. This was my first time shooting at The Milk Station and it is everything everyone raves about! The venue complimented Abby and Andrew's wedding perfectly. I love all the peachy pastel colours. Take a look at their special day..  

Groomsmen's bow ties and cuff links
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Groomsmen writing his speech for wedding reception
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Detail photos of the back of Brides wedding dress
Bridesmaid's wedding dresses
Bride looking at her bridal makeup in mirror
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Bridesmaids ready to walk down the wedding aisle
Bride walking down wedding aisle at The Milk Station
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Bride and Groom exchanging wedding vows in garden wedding venue Wellington
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The Milk Station Otaki
Bridesmaids laughing in wedding photos
Bride looking beautiful in her wedding photos
bride and groom
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Detail photograph of wedding flowers
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Wellington wedding photography

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
Lacewood Wairarapa
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