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Here's you'll find my latest work, the love stories, my adventures and everything else I do.

Lacewood wedding of Nina + Kevin

Nina + Kevin's stunning wedding at Lacewood is now up!!

Nina + Kevin's stunning wedding at Lacewood is now up!!

Nina + Kevin has to be the sweetest couple I've ever meet. So kind, so friendly and just super lovely, the perfect match for each really!

They held their wedding at the classy Lacewood Estate just on the outskirts of Martinborough. It was a scorcher of a day, full of plenty of laughs, a bit of salsa dancing and plenty of good food for the soul.

Nina + Kevin, hope you enjoy this little preview below!
https://davidle.co.nz/nina-kevin-lacewood

Lacewood | Daisy by Katie Yeung | Penny Rose | Amba Holly | Stiletto Studio Cakes | Show Me Your Mumu | Rembrandt | Table Flower

 

 

 

 

The Milk Station featuring Salming, Laplandic Power

Emma + Will's wedding at the beautiful grounds that is The Milk Station, is up on the bloggo!!!

Emma + Will's wedding at the beautiful grounds that is The Milk Station, is up on the bloggo!!!

Emma + Will // The Milk Station
https://davidle.co.nz/emma-will-the-milk-station

Emma + Will married at the St Mary's church in Otaki and held their ceremony at the always elegant Milk Station. Good times, morning beach runs and a super excited mother of the bride.

Venue The Milk Station 
Florist  Evoke Floral Stylist 
Cake  Petit Fours
Catering Sarah Searancke Catering
MUA  Lynnea Mudford 
Jewellery  PANDORA

Here comes a little Jimmy Thunder

After a self imposed 2 week summer break with the fambam I was back at it again for the wedding of Amanda + Hayden.

They married in the sweet little corner of Pohangina Valley, surround by their closest friends and family, and even old Jimmy Thunder said hello during the ceremony before it pissed down buckets!!!

Here's a couple quick frames from their sweet wedding!

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I've been waiting to blog this wedding since before I even shot it! First of all, just take a look at Gillian + Michael, not only do they look gorgeous on the outside, they are also beautiful on the inside. Secondly, that view was errrmeegerd (I was sweating like a pig on a spit after that 30min hike up the hill!) Thirdly, Gillian + Michael chose to do a ‘first look’ and it was such an incredible feeling being able to capture it for them. And lastly, the day was perfectly capped off with the most beautiful sunset.

Hawkes Bay put on a stunner for these two, it was just us three, the Celebrant Wendy Morrison and her husband Doug (legend, carrier of all things and second witness - I was the other!).

Gillian + Michael // Hawke's Bay
https://davidle.co.nz/gillian-michael-wedding

Dress RSVP Bridal Couture Hastings
Head piece Rock'n Rose (Asos) 
Rings Sorella Diamond Jeweller Palmerston North
Shoes Overland
Shirt Country Road
Pants Hallensteins
Suspenders NZties
Bowtie Bachari Menswear Palmerston North
Celebrant Wendy Morrison

Hey I shot a film...

I was lucky enough to be a part of these two babes intimate little wedding held at sunset on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful east coast beaches of Aotearoa.
We hiked up the hill for 30 minutes, I took some snaps, we had a sunset picnic with bubbly and in between it all I shot a little film.

Pictures to follow...

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New Years Eve Wedding, Boyup style!!!

2017 has been wicked, I went all in with the wedding photography as my full time gig, went to some amazing places and met a tonne of awesome people!

Weddings kept me busy all year round right up to New Years Eve, where I was out at Mt Lees for the document Alex + Freedom's big day.

They flew over from Aussie and invited half of Boyup to the party.

Looking forward to more of the same for 2018, boomfah!!!

www.davidle.co.nz

Cake Petit Fours
Dress Made with Love - Unique Bridal Collection
Groom Hallenstein Brothers

A kiwi and a jamaican walk into a bar...

2017 is nearly wrapping up and that means I still had a couple weddings before we welcome in the New Year.

One of those was Toni + Adrian's. Who travelled over from Hong Kong with their cute daughter Aria to marry in front of tight knit group of friends and family in little old Cheltenham.

Homemade bouquets, crayfish for days, lettuce fields and an ice cream truck, can't wait to share more from this sweeeet wedding, chur.

Hair Avenue Beauty & Nails Palmerston North
Makeup Kate O'Hare Makeup
Dress Tailor Made
Suits Tailor Made
Bridesmaid Dresses Tailor Made
Flowers The Little Things
Cake The Cakery Palmerston North

www.davidle.co.nz

Amanda + Ryan // Tarureka Estate

Amanda + Ryan's wedding at Tarureka Estate is up on the bloggo!!!!!

Amanda + Ryan's wedding at Tarureka Estate is up on the bloggo!!!!!

Short jokes, asian jokes, tears, laughter, delicious little black things, more tears and one helluva wedding.

Amanda + Ryan's wedding at Tarureka Estate in Featherston is up on the bloggo!

Dress Bride The Bridal Atelier Melbourne / Rue De Seine, Roxy dress
Bridesmaid Zimmermann
Flowergirl Witchery Kids
Bride Shoes Wittner
Bridesmaid Shoes Windsor Smith
Groom and Groomsman suit Peter Jackson
Groom and Groomsman shoes Florsheim
Hair Beneath the Veil Nicole Brown
Make up Renee Tomuri Makeup Artist
Celebrant Patricia Robbie

Lisa + Brent // Wedding

Lisa + Brent's at The Chalet

Lisa + Brent's at The Chalet

Was another scorcher of a summers day to greet us in December for Lisa + Brent's wedding in the Manawatu.

The day was filled with some awesome banter, a few tears, a bowl of Caramilk and a wedding cake, the base was pure lollycake!!!

Lisa + Brent, thank you so much for letting me play a small part on your big day, wishing you guys both a lifetime of awesome memories you can share together. Shout out to table 9!!!

Dress Allure Bridals
BM Dresses Etsy/Love Vanilla Dew
MUA Emma Doolan Makeup
Hair Luscious hair and beauty
Bouquet Elegant Designs by Nadeane
Florals Evoke Floral Stylist
Venue The Chalet
Cake Levin Cupcake Junkie

Source: https://davidle.co.nz/lisa-brent-wedding

Hey you, thank you!!!

Take a look back to my 2017 year in review

Take a look back to my 2017 year in review

Rewind 2017

Another year comes to an end and I'm cranking up for another huge summer of weddings. I'm super blessed to do what I do and I love doing it.

2017 was a year of meeting more awesome couples, working along side some super talented and creative vendors plus expanding, adapting and exploring more of my own creative work.

38 weddings, 76 awesome loved up married couples, meet over 4000 guests, drove nearly 15,000km, 3 stuck cars, shit load of late nights and nearly cried twice.

Here's some of my favourite images from this year (and a couple of sneaky ones from the end of last year). Thank you to everyone who trusted me to document their day and looking forward to more awesomeness for 2018.

 

Check out my year in review
https://davidle.co.nz/2017-year-in-review

Chimere + Tim // Orlando Country Club

Chimere + Tim's wedding at Orlando Country is now up on the bloggo

Chimere + Tim's wedding at Orlando Country is now up on the bloggo

December has been a scorcher and choc'o block full of some wicked weddings. I've sweated in places that I don't normally sweat, but it's been all worth it.

Enough of my sweat and more about these lovebirds, Tim + Chimere now up on the bloggo, checkout all the goodness from their lakeside wedding held at Orlando Country.

Chimere + Tim // Orlando Country
https://davidle.co.nz/chimere-tim-orlando-country

Dress Daisy by Katie Yeung
BM Dresses Evolution Clothing
Hair Bijonei Hair Design
MUA Emma Doolan Makeup
Florals Oh So Pretty
Prop Hire MaisyJ Hire 
Venue Orlando Country

Proudly brought to you by Salming

Emma + Will married at the St Mary's church in Otaki and held their ceremony at the always elegant Milk Station. Good times, morning beach runs and a super excited mother of the bride.

Here's a few frames from their awesome wedding, more to come.

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The Milk Station  |  Evoke Floral StylistPetit Fours Lynnea Mudford  |  PANDORA

Chimere + Tim // Orlando Country

Palmy turned on a blinder to start Summer and my first wedding of a back to back for December. Chimere + Tim married at the lake front at the always awesome Orlando Country in Palmerston North.

Great yarns, a broken shoe and a pair of cyclops glasses.

Few cheeky frames from their sweet wedding.

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Dress Daisy by Katie Yeung
BM Dresses Evolution Clothing
Hair Bijonei Hair Design
MUA Emma Doolan Makeup
Florals Oh So Pretty
Prop Hire MaisyJ Hire 
Venue Orlando Country

Melbourne Victory

Was a wedding weekend for me, and Saturday was another scorcher for Lisa + Brent's wedding held in beautiful family gardens just outside of Ashhurst.

A couple sneak frames from their beautiful wedding!

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Dress Allure Bridals
BM Dresses Etsy/Love Vanilla Dew
MUA Emma Doolan Makeup
Hair Luscious hair and beauty
Bouquet Elegant Designs by Nadeane
Florals Evoke Floral Stylist
Cake Levin Cupcake Junkie

Hannah + Cameron // Woweeeee

Hannah + Cameron wrapping up the photos in style

Woweeee was back over to Whanganui for the wedding of Hannah + Cameron. Surprise meat raffles, the most gorgeous little flower girls and a tonne of bloody good speeches.

Quick frame from the end of the bridal party photos, barefeet and all, woweeeeee.

Dress Daisy Brides by Katie Yeung
Bridesmaids Bridal Studio Palmerston North
Hair Protege Hairdressing
MUA be.be beauty boutique
Reception Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui

www.davidle.co.nz

Leonie + Mark // Himitangi

Mark + Leonie, no words

Mark + Leonie, no words

It's awesome to be able to do a sneaky engagement shoot with my couples before their wedding day.
I love getting to know my wicked couples, how they got engaged and hearing all about their wedding plans plus they get the added bonus to know I speak english.

Here’s Mark + Leonie on a cold but perfect evening at Himitangi Beach from a few days ago. I suggested they have ice creams, it was freezing cold and I snuck in a little video between snaps.

This couple, that sunset, no words.

Click the image for full gallery
https://davidle.co.nz/leonie-mark-himitangi

Amanda + Ryan // Tarureka

Ryan + Amanda. No words

Ryan + Amanda. No words

I've been to a tonne of weddings, heard a lot of stories and seen a lot of dresses. But Amanda's dress was probably my favourite so face and she rocked it like a boss. Here's a quick frame of Ryan + Amanda, bloody good looking roosters, can't wait to share more!

Dress Bride The Bridal Atelier Melbourne / Rue De Seine, Roxy dress
Bridesmaid Zimmermann
Flowergirl Witchery Kids
Bride Shoes Wittner
Bridesmaid Shoes Windsor Smith
Groom and Groomsman suit Peter Jackson
Groom and Groomsman shoes Florsheim
Hair Beneath the Veil Nicole Brown
Make up Renee Tomuri Makeup Artist
Celebrant Patricia Robbie

A little SAMBA to brighten up your week

Check out the wedding of Sam + Amba at Tarureka Estate

Check out the wedding of Sam + Amba at Tarureka Estate

I seem to have wedding edits coming out of my ears. So it's with a excited self high 5 to share the wedding preview of Sam + Amba held at the best wedding venue this side of the Rumatakas.

Checkout these bunch of beauties at Tarureka Estate.

SAMBA // Wedding
https://davidle.co.nz/s-a-m-b-a-wedding