Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Quick sneak preview

Just a quick photo from Erika and Greg's beautiful wedding last week. More to come after they return from their honeymoon!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Helen and Pete

We really look forward to weddings like this – down at our “local” Castaways. Helen and Pete have had us booked for a very long time - and we have gotten to know them both really well. The engagement photo session a few months ago was a blast, and so much fun! They had an enlargement matted, and had this on their wedding gift table – so that guests could sign the border.
I started the day off up in Ponsonby in the morning – where Helen, Amanda, mother of the bride Sue and junior bridesmaid Cheyanne were getting their hair and makeup done. It was very rowdy and fun, and of course the champagne helped. Nathan (who is a celebrity stylist) was awesome…! Such a great guy (yes he was gorgeous too) and so very talented. I met Vanessa from Indigo Moon – who was filming the video. (The best looking videographer I have met and so nice ). The girls were transported back to the Castaways by Gangster Cars – and I managed to grab a shot as they whizzed past our house on the way to the beach.
Nothing was going to stop this excited bride - and Helen arrived in style, walked down the isle, in her gorgeous Jane Yeh gown, by her Dad Keith – carrying lovely red roses by Sanda Seel.
Pete had such a wide grin as Helen joined him near the cliff edge over looking Karioitahi beach – it made my heart melt. The para gliders were out in force as usual - swooping above the ceremony – down onto the beach. The many visitors from the UK probably hadn’t seen anything as extraordinary as that – and many of them – all though covered in sun screen soon felt the bite of the sun. Seonid Horne was the celebrant and performed a lovely ceremony, as always.
Off the Karioitahi beach in the 4 wheel drives we went - for a photo shoot - which was a lot of fun and then back to the gorgeous reception at Castaways. The sunset was stunning that night and we got some amazing images.
Congratulations Helen and Pete!! – we enjoyed our day with you so much, and your family and friends were brilliant… We have some awesome photos…. Just a few revealed, enjoy these.. More to follow..(((( Big Hugs))))

Vicki and Chris

Vicki and Chris were married recently at Belsaas Estate in Ardmore. It was a very hot day – with gray clouds threatening rain and the air was thick with humidity, when Vicki and her three bridesmaids arrived in a beautiful Daimler from First class classics.
Vicki and the girls looked stunning! Vicki’s lovely gown was by Susan Tasker and Hair and Makeup by D’aguiar . Chris and the boys looked very handsome in their suits from Dress Circle . (I think they were a bit surprised I remembered their names - I especially remember the cheeky ones.....)
Mike Bailey conducted the wedding service and after signing the marriage certificate and quick photos family photos – we headed to the kiwifruit vines for some fun wedding party shots. Before long it was time for Vicki and Chris to make their entrance as husband and wife at their reception at Belsaas.
Thanks so much Vicki and Chris - we have some lovely shots... - We will catch up soon . Congratulations!