Journal

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

That sweet sweet Palmy rain

Oh my lordy, when Palmy turns it on it really turns it on. It pissed buckets on Saturday but lucky for Sarah + Nav, they planned their wedding inside at the beautiful Wharerata hidden away in the gardens of Massey University.

Chilled, styley and fun loving peeps - more people like Sarah + Nav pretty please x

Oh and here's a quick gazillion multiple exposure wizardry because everyone likes a little Harry Potter magic .... (disclaimer, I have never watched or read Harry Potter...my bad)

Cake The Crafted and Co  |  Hair Veronica Jayne  |  MUA Kate O'Hara  |  Bride's Dress Modcloth   |  BM Dresses Kilt  |  Groom Barkers  |  Groomsmen Van Meer Suit Hire  |  Florist Jillybud |  Venue Wharerata  |  Rings Partridge Jewellers |  Stationery Belle Hannah Papiere Etsy

We escaped the wet windy winter for the beautiful wet windy islands...Took some photos, danced in the rain and shot a little film, check back soon for full bog post, yeeeeooooow!!!

Short film for Lee + Jade's sweet intimate island wedding

Bridal StudioCrown Beach Resort  | Nixon  |  Florabunda

#formyBrada #whatyoupacking #jagermeister #fourheartsonestone #premiumboy #IamaMAN #trusttheprocess #destinationwedding

Georgie + Glenn // Wairarapa Wedding

 Georgie + Glenn's backyard wedding is up on the bloggo!!!

Georgie + Glenn's backyard wedding is up on the bloggo!!!

Must admit I love backyard weddings. Georgie + Glenn's was one of those. We dodge the rain most of the day, but even a little moistness couldn't dampen the smiles off these cheeseburgers. Beautiful colour palettes, babes for days and one classic original from Lloyd, click the link below for the full preview!!

G2Hitched
https://davidle.co.nz/georgie-glenn-wedding

Florals He Puti Puti |  MUA The Villa Beauty Therapy  |  Catering Broughton and Moore  |  Dress Hello Romeo Bridal Boutique  |  Stationery Emma Cate Design |  Suits Barkers  |  BM Jewellery Zoe Porter Jewellery  |  Rings Chele Clarkin - Cambridge Collection and Geoff Taylor Goldsmith |  BM Outfits Robyn Pascoe dressmaker for skirts and Decjuba  |  Cakes Glenn’s mum Maria  |  Band The Relatives |  Marquee Festival Hire Masterton 

Sarah + Andrew // The Milk Station

The Milk Station in Otaki has to be up there with one of my most favourite venues in New Zealand, it's a place you don't need to go off site for photos or really do anything to it and it still just looks so good. Then you add in the styling of Sarah + Andrew and it takes the place to whole new level of perfect.

Beautiful little details, gorgeous colours and an amazing set up. Here's a few frames from their wedding from this weekend, soooo good, can't wait to share more!

Film Sink or Surface |  Co Shooter Toni Larsen  |  Dress Astra Bridal / Sottero & Midgley  |  Jewellery Meadowlark |  B Shoes Mi Piaci  |  BM Dresses Claire Palmer |  Groom Farrys  | Suits Hallensteins  |  Cake Sweet Bakery & Cakery  |  Hair Mel Campbell  |  MUA Emma Kate  |  DJ DJ Max  |  Photobooth Photobooth Fun  |  Celebrant Pinky Agnew |  Caterer Simply Food  |  Stationery Bride

Jono + Caitlin // Wallaceville House

Wedding season has been treating me to some awesome couples who are surrounded by awesome people. This weekend took me back down to Wellington for the wedding of Jono + Caitlin and my first time shooting at the majestic Wallaceville House tucked away in the hills of Upper Hutt.

As always we had some quality banter, adventured in the country side, jumped some fences and took some bloody sweet photos - and I got to hang with my boy Ben from Sink or Surface, so good!

Treat yourself to some pics above, make sure to keep an eye out for more!

www.davidle.co.nz

Film Sink or Surface | Venue Wallaceville House | Shoes Tony Bianco Shoes | Dress Brides of Sydney Miranda | Grooming Barkers Groom Room 

Leonie + Mark // Backyard Wedding

Smashing through the editing in my freezing cold office - delivered a bunch of weddings and blogged a few too, checkout Leonie + Mark's peeeerfect Backyard Wedding, link in the below!

Leonie + Mark // Backyard Wedding
https://davidle.co.nz/leonie-mark-aokautere

Dress Paperswan Bride | Suits Barkers | BM Dresses boohoo.com | Hair Rose's Haircare and Beauty | MUA Christiana Cleland - Makeup Artist | Cake Beth's cakes | Ceremony Aokautere Community Church - Palmerston North

Lisa + John // Nocton Woolshed Clevedon

I love being a part of new things, and this one was the new Auckland venue Nocton Woolshed in Clevedon where Lisa + John tied the knot over the weekend.

It was unbelievably cruisey, like so cruisey that after the first look and bridal photos pre ceremony, John got undress and went for a swim. Great vendors, great banter and great people, love it, check out a few sneak frames from their Auckland wedding.

Venue Nocton Woolshed |  Catering TownMouse Catering  |  Cake of Cheese Cheesecake Shop  |  Hair by Chels  |  MUA Smitchy  |  Film  Shaun Paul Creative  |  Co-Shooter Olga // Wild & Grace

www.davidle.co.nz

10 years of lovin'

With this old wedding gig I get to meet some awesome and talented people. One of them is the best Celebrant this side of the long white cloud, Patricia Robbie. We've done a few weddings together now, and she is easily the best I've worked with, super lovely, super professional and goes the extra mile doing all the little things to help your wedding day go super smooth.

She got in contact with me recently to take a few snaps of her and Jeremy for their 10 year wedding anniversary. We met at a random beach on the Kapiti Coast, we wandered the sand dunes, met a random lost dog and took some snaps.

Happy anniversary team, hope you enjoy your kid free week! PS If you don't have a celebrant, look no further, you won't regret it!

www.davidle.co.nz

A Mission to the Peak

Happy Easter and happy long weekend. I spent my long weekend in the sunny Hawke's Bay, and between my little break away I had the pleasure of documenting the wedding of Nicole + Ben held at the beautiful winery that is Mission Estate in Napier.

The best day, with the most gorgeous blooms and breathtaking first look views at the top of Te Mata Peak. Here's a few sneaky peakies from this weekend!

Mission Estate Winery  |  Cameron Jewellery Max Wilson  |  Avodah  |  Nicola Nicolson Petit Fours  |  Ame Karenee  |  Micki Michau  |  Hallensteins Bridal Studio  |  Beaukaye Florist  |  Works by JC  |  Miss frou frou Volume DJ

#G2getHITCHED

Must admit I love backyard weddings. Georgie + Glenn's was one of those. We dodge the rain most of the day, but even a little moistness couldn't dampen the smiles off these cheeseburgers. Beautiful colour palettes, babes for days and one classic original from Lloyd, ahhh so freakin' good, can't wait to share more!

www.davidle.co.nz

Florals He Puti Puti |  MUA The Villa Beauty Therapy  |  Catering Broughton and Moore  |  Dress Hello Romeo Bridal Boutique  |  Stationery Emma Cate Design |  Suits Barkers  |  BM Jewellery Zoe Porter Jewellery  |  Rings Chele Clarkin - Cambridge Collection and Geoff Taylor Goldsmith |  BM Outfits Robyn Pascoe dressmaker for skirts and Decjuba  |  Cakes Glenn’s mum Maria  |  Band The Relatives |  Marquee Festival Hire Masterton 

Brooke + Cam // Glenview Country

Another wedding another weekend away to hang with beautiful goodhearted people. I hung out with Brooke + Cam down in Wellington for their super chilled wedding at Glenview Country Gadrens. The Hutt put on a stunner, check out a few frames from this weekend!

Dress Rue De Seine  |  Venue Glenview Country Gardens 

www.davidle.co.nz

Amy + Joel // Cossars Wineshed

I flew down to good old Christchurch for the wedding of Amy + Joel at the swoon worthy venue that is Cossars Wineshed. Canterbury turned on the sunshine, they had DONUTS!!! As their wedding cake and there was plenty of tears + laughter during the speeches.

Was hard to only show a couple, so here is a heap!!! Can't wait to share more!!

Dress Paperswan Bride  |  Cake Donut Boutique  |  Hair Rachel Pope  |  MUA Janna Tew  |  Accom The Red Barns  |  Venue Cossars Wineshed |  Grooms Sergio's  |  Catering Catering Depot  |  Celebrant Sarah Gnad

Rochelle + Stewart and all the treats!!

I kicked off March with a super cruisey sweet Friday wedding at Caccia Birch for an old high school friend Rochelle and her lover Stewart. Was such a sweet day with their 3 beautiful kids heavily involved, plenty of food and treats all day, plenty of refreshments and the most polite and sweetest burnout I've ever seen!. If only all weddings were this chilled! Here's a handful of picture goodness from their wedding!

Caccia Birch House The Chalet  |  Blush  |  Crafted and Co Mustard Folk Boatshed Catering  |  Spitroast Catering  |  Sarah Kelly  Sonny Tatana  |  Bridal Studio Tania Greenland  |  Witchery  |  Hellebore  |  Van Meer

Leonie + Mark and their dog Bruce

The last week of February and the last back to back wedding until December. I spent the day with these babes, and their wickedly lovely and talented friends and family.

They married in the tiniest church in Aokautere and held the party celebrations in the most amazingly setup on the backyard of their beautiful property in the outskirts of Ashhurst.

Can't wait to share more from this beautiful wedding.

www.davidle.co.nz

Paperswan Bride | Barkers boohoo.com Rose's Haircare and Beauty | Christiana Cleland - Makeup Artist | Beth's cakes | Aokautere Community Church - Palmerston North

Sam + Ruth // On the bloggo!!!

Surrounded and supported by their super talented and creative friends and family, from a lawyer come amazing cake maker, to a super talented musician who also takes great photos with pine cones. Check out the full wedding below!!

Sam + Ruth // The Chapel
https://davidle.co.nz/sam-ruth-the-chapel-aranui

Dress Daisy Brides 
Bridesmaids  Evolution Clothing
Hair  278 on Cuba 
MUA Make Up Etc 
Suits  Barkers 
Catering  Babco 
Cake Daughter's Table 
Florals  Mavis and Peony
Bar  Mustard Folk 
Band Jamie and the Gents
Film Bad Panda Productions

Marvellous Marky Mark

 A little bit of black and white - Michelle + Mark with the crew filling  The Space

A little bit of black and white - Michelle + Mark with the crew filling The Space

February has been a whirlwind of weddings for me, finishing up with Michelle + Mark's wedding held at the always beautiful Caroline's Creative Interiors. These guys, keeping it slick and classy with that black and white. More to come!

www.davidle.co.nz

Carolines Creative Interiors  | Janet Rowe Makeup Artist. |  The SPACE  |  Elyse Boutique Jeweller Meadowlark Jewellery |  Mascara nails and beauty salon

Leah + John // Orlando Country

Another weekend of back to backs kept me in Palmy for Leah + John's windy wedding at Orlando Country. 

One sweet mercedes, a bunch of awesome people and shirts off on the dancefloor - that's what I call a bloody good wedding, few sweet pics from Leah + John's Lakeside wedding!

www.davidle.co.nz

Orlando Country  |  Crafted and Co Bridal Studio  |  Adore hair Fielding |   |  Hellebore

Helene + Paul // Caroline's Creative Gardens

February good old February, the busiest time of my season. Friday took me all the Manawatu countryside for Helene + Paul's wedding held the always pristine Caroline Creative Interiors in Aokautere.

Beautiful details, fried chicken and old two pies - here's a few images from their beautiful wedding!

www.davidle.co.nz

Crafted n Co  |  Aurora Bridal Teena Waller Amie Lyver MUA  |  Asos  |  Van Meer  |  Sonny Tatana  |  Ben Masters  |  Wild Mint Photo Booth Sarah Kelly

 

Hawke's Bay turning it on at Sileni Estate

The Hawke's Bay turned it on with the weather for Courtney + Johnny's wedding held at Sileni Estate Winery. 

Plenty of rain, not enough umbrellas and a massive cake of cheese, here's a few quick frames from yesterdays stunner!

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Sileni Estate  |  Brides on Thorndon  |  Kasey Smyth, Hannah Wallace  |  Candice Dear  Hallensteins  |  Evolution  Bella Events + Walnut lane  Mary Ritchie Flower Arrangements  |  Orton Cuisine  |  Stolen Records  |  Megan Banks