Ashley & Korey Waiheke Elopement

Ashley & Korey are Americans living in NZ. They chose to have an intimate elopement on Waiheke Island and then head back to their homeland to celebrate with family & friends.

We chose a favourite (and also importantly a secluded) location of mine at a Forest & Bird reserve on the island which was also near their beautiful accommodation overlooking Onetangi Beach.

Afterwards we headed out to a local wetland / marsh area for some photos, which was a fitting location we decided on after i heard Ashley is an ecologist sepcialising in salt water marshes.  Its way more special to choose a location based around some form of connection i think.

A couple of gorgoeus personal touches, Ashley had Vicki from Wildflower intergrate her grandmothers brooch into her floral crown, and Korey had designed Ashleys ring. 

I love to capture elopments, you often have more time for the creative shoot and i can pop them in my car and explore a couple of locations. 

I dropped them back afterwards and off they headed for a lush meal at a local vineyard.

Makeup Beauty Spot Waiheke

Hair by the Bride 

Flowers Wildflower Waiheke

Accommodation The Villino at Cypress Ridge estate

Celebrant Sue Humphrey