wellington wedding blog

Helen & Jono | Cuba Street, Wellington Wedding

Helen & Jono were married at {Suite} art gallery, and had their reception at Loretta . These two are total gold, and so are the insanely supportive family they have surrounding them. The speeches were brilliant, laughter, tears, hugs, take a hot minute to compose yourself, brilliance. I loved taking them for a lap around Cuba street precinct for photos, and oh ma God the courtyard at {Suite} with the Ans Westra photo murals is amazingness. Do weddings your way folks!

Rivendell | Wedding Inspiration Shoot

The untouched wilderness of Rivendell, where New Zealand's native rainforest spills down steep gully's to the edge of the grey stone banks of the Hutt river, provided the moody location for our romantic wedding inspiration shoot. Sheltering from the rain, under a dripping tree canopy, in your lovers arms.

Inspired by the elegance of Anna Campbell's 'Coco' dress with it's delicate silver, pearl, and crystal beaded bodice, Madame Fancy Pants made custom chain and crystal earrings to complete Amy's look. Richard wears a classic black and white bow tie dinner suit from Crane Brothers. Finished with a wild bouquet by Swoon Flowers, of silvered eucalyptus foliage, with soft cream and dusty pinks blooms to warm, and a splash of mustard to compliment the stone. 

Photography: Sarah McEvoy PhotographyFlowers: Gabrielle at Swoon FlowersVideography: Jenn at Folk Yeah!Earrings: Madame Fancy PantsBridal gown: Anna Campbell at Paper Swan BrideGrooms suit: Crane BrothersHair and Makeup: Dolly at The Powder Room

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A love ballad to the wedding veil & Wellington's glorious wind!

To celebrate me having a totally empty editing pile for the first time in months, and to ease me into the two years of blogging backlog I now have no excuse not to make a start on, here is a blog post that's been an idea nugget in my head for a while. THE VEIL. Endless drama, lols, and frustrated veil wrangling has ensued. Many a veil has been discarded, stuffed into a bridesmaids purse. Sometimes the wind has not come to the party and I have employed a member of the bridal party to 'be the wind' as I like to put it. Whatever traditional use a veil once had has long been surpassed by it's use as a wedding fashion statement, combined with the windiest city in the world, it is a brave choice for a bride to make.

Enjoy! 

Featuring: Han & Matt, Nadine & Tim, Fatima & Julian, Alice & Alex, Amy & Campbell, Cam & Jen, Kate & Craig, Siobhan & Michael, Ash & Kieran, Maree & Peter, Renee & Callum, Tash & Tim.