Tim and Megan are a delightful couple who ventured up from Timaru (deep in the South Island of NZ) to say their vows in front of family and friends at the Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant on Waiheke Island, the jewel of the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland.
The groom (on the left) and his groomsman brother got ready at a true Waiheke bach right on Oneroa Beach on a beautiful day. The vibe was relaxed as you can see.
How cute is this little fellow.! Natural light falling on his face gave me this lovely portrait
A nice moment as dad has a corsage pinned onto his lapel by his daughter (and the groom’s sister). My camera eyes are peeled from start to finish on a wedding day so nothing is missed!
Soft window light as Tim looks out to the sea view , I think I have captured an honest expression here.
The girls were getting ready at a lovely place in Waikare Road. Megan checks the time as dad takes the top off a bottle of bubbly, yes we are OK!
The bride shares a drink with her sister and bridesmaid. This wedding is a real family affair!
As Megan had the final touches done to her hair I saw amazing images in the mirror, especially as the strong sunlight came out and crossed her face. I couldn’t resist flexing my creative muscles to grab the monotone images above.
Megan’s flowers included her mother’s cameo, a lovely touch.
Onto the world class venue The Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant, Waiheke Island, the table settings had a rural vintage theme. The guests all receiving a small bottle of local olive oil, vintage name tags tied with twine around the neck of each bottle.
A stolen kiss!
We began locations around the lovely grounds of Mudbrick, the glass house providing a bit of warmth on a chilly October day
Moving off site to one of my favorite spots under this giant ancient pohutukawa tree. The couple were so obliging trusting that we would get this “hero” shot. Just imagine a very large art mounted (no glass, no frame) one on the wall, magic.
It was cold up there! Love this series of team work on the way down.
Another favorite spot on the way back to the venue. I perched our bride up on the ledge to catch a bit of that late afternoon sun and then asked for some laughter from everyone.
Back at the venue and about to make their supper entrance. Love how the boys are taking care of the flowers.
My coverage usually ends shortly after the supper entrance, and I slipped away soon after the groom’s speech.