Shane + Andrea's Waiheke elopement

Shane & Andrea got in touch from Colorado where they were hatching a plan to elope to Waiheke Island with the local help of Coco Lily events, and then do some travelling around NZ afterwards.

All i can say is i am SO gald they contacted me, they are such a beautiful couple and in a very Waiheke Island turn of events they randomly booked our air BnB barn to extend their stay ...and so we got to hang out a bit and have a celebratory wine or two on my deck.

We had SUCH a great shoot from getting ready and having their "first look " at the amazing and aptly named Church House, we then headed out for photos at Onetangi beach, then onwards to say their vows ( which were beautifully handwritten !) to each other in the awe inspiring Forest & Bird reserve with its magestic towering pohutakawas..and once the sun had disappeared and the bubbles savoured.. off they went back for a delicious degustation meal cooked by a local chef at their holiday house.

Magical in every way. 

Wedding planner & Flowers: Coco Lily events

Hair: coco brides

Makeup: Island Beauty

Dress: Rue de Seine 

Church House - holiday home: Visit Waiheke

Caterer: Chef Deb