Vinnie & Rhian's wedding was a simply stunning occasion to capture.
It sums up what i really love about photographing weddings: a whole talented team coming together to create a little touch of magic.
Meeting with Rhian & Vinnie before the wedding day i was able to gauge their photographic expectations for the bridal party photos & the creative couple shoot and was able to provide access to a couple of requested "epic" locations.. the bridal party picnic amongst a secret olive grove, and the view at sunset to the Auckland city skyline. I love having input from my couples and tailoring shoot locations and Waiheke has so many that we locals know about.
It was brilliant to work alongside Sophia from my waiheke and figment events and see their beautifully crafted styling, signage and props enhance the space. The L.O.V.E letters on the lawn were my personal favourite.
Summer was still in full swing, a Tuscan style villa and a marquee set on a hill with commanding views in every direction, a string quartet playing, champagne bar flowing, the marvellous Aaron Bloomfield, celebrant by day...sinatra style lounge singer by night, DJs for the party session...AND most importantly 2 people came together to make a committment to each other amongst their friends and family from near and far.
It was all so so good, hope you enjoy these select photos.
Wedding Planner & Stylists: my waiheke
Event outfitters / Archway :figment events
Flowers: wildflower waiheke
Cake: the cake parlour
Hair & Makeup: Rhian's work colleagues from Mecca Cosmetica, Ponsonby
Venue: Lavender Hill - private residence
Marquee: platinum hire
Catering: gill stotter catering
Celebrant by day / Lounge singer by night: aaron bloomfield
Second Photographer: Melissa Maguire