On the rark in Whanganui with Harriet and Lindsay

Was back on the rark in the back blocks of Whanganui country out in the wops in Upopkongoaro. Lindsay and the lads were the most kiwi blokey bloke male NZ farmers you’d ever come across (Tux wonder dogs + Speights + Stubbies and Redbands type) and Harriet was an amazingly beautiful bride, that Kenneth Wilson dress was woweee material.

Wangaz put on a stunner of a day, we explored the family farm and plenty of bottles of liquor were consumed. Here’s a few snaps from this stunning of a rural New Zealand wedding.

Stone the flamin’ crows.

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Dress Astra Bridal / Kenneth Winston | Hair Suki Suzuki / Gollan Blades Hair Salon | MUA Micki Make up Etc | Decor Mustard Folk / Topkata | Florals Valley Botanicals

Mikalah + Rory at Makoura Lodge

I headed back out to the back blocks of the Manawatu to Makoura Lodge in Apiti, New Zealand for the wedding of Mikalah and Rory. But instead of taking photos, I switched my tools over and shot a little film.

Make a cuppa, grab some snacks and sit back and check out their sweet wedding day at Makoura Lodge!

Venue Makoura Lodge | Dress Brides on Thorndon
Florals Hellebore Design | Hair Samantha Crow | MUA Rosie Hudson
BM Dresses Evolution Clothing | Photo Toni Larsen

Sarah and Kieran's Old Church Wedding, Napier

Weddings should be a big party which involves two families, some yummy drinks, quality food and two people who happen to be saying I Do.

That’s exactly what Sarah + Kieran’s wedding was on the weekend at The Old Church in Napier, Hawke’s Bay. Another crammed packed wedding, these guys had the dancefloor going off. Can’t wait to share more of these laid back kids and their dog Frankie!

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Venue The Old Church | Dress Sally Eagle | Catering Ortons | MUA Kirsten Chadwick | Rings Greaves Diamond Jeweller | Stationery Paper Studio | Hair Joanna Dennan | Cake Aunty Coral | | Co Shooter Tammie Crompton

Polly + Rhys looking stunning at The Milk Station

Polly + Rhys, looking bloody stunning!

Polly + Rhys, looking bloody stunning!

Was back at it again for another Stills X Motion collab with the brother Sink or Surface at what is arguably the best wedding venue in New Zealand, The Milk Station in Otaki.

Polly and Rhys, two bloody fine looking specimens married with their finest friends and whanau they could physically squeeze in. Summer was well and truly gone, but these two where smokin’ hot. Confetti cannons, smoke bombs and a frenchie - so good! Can’t wait to share more of these beauties soon, ka kite!

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Film Sink or Surface | Venue The Milk Station | Cake Anthea Martin (Groom's Mum) | Dress Karen Willis Holmes (PaperSwan Bride) | Veil Rue De Seine | Bride Head piece Twigs and Honey | Rings The VIllage Goldsmith | Hair Nicky Oliver | MUA Kristy Laing | Grooms suit Devonche | Florist Wild Rose | Catering Simply Food | Band Urban Ersha | Acoustic singer David Wall

Featured on Wild Hearts Wedding Fairs Blog

Penelope and the rest of the awesome crew, featured over at  Wild Hearts blog

Penelope and the rest of the awesome crew, featured over at Wild Hearts blog

An incredible day Penelope and Mikey were surrounded by their nearest and dearest with effortless and simple styling details. We love the natural surroundings of the farm and lake setting making for the perfect backdrop. This wedding was captured beautifully by the talented destination photographer David Le.

A dreamy countryside wedding in Waikite Valley, just south of Rotorua at the Groom’s lakeside family farm.

We absolutely adore Penelope’s Grace Loves Lace off the shoulder dress with beautiful lace detail!!

Check out the full feature over at Wild Hearts here…

Dress Grace Loves Lace | Planner Bespoke Events & Marketing | Hair Belles & Brides | MUA Laura Simpson | Catering Hereford Kitchen | Hireage Event Essentials + The Pretty Prop Shop | Marque TopKåta - Tents for Events | Florist XOX Floral - Wedding florist | Caravan Bar Alfie the Caravan Bar | Glamping Tents Just Hitched Ltd | Film Wild Souls NZ | Co shooter bossss Andrea Stephens Photography

Huggles at Orui Station, Riversdale

Orui Station under the stars

March has beeeeen hectic, a couple weddings that ran over a hour late, some torrential rain and bad stuff in the world. Sooooo was awesome to finally be able to settle back into normal transmission. Aleisha and Hugo’s beach side wedding was held at Orui Station in the back blocks of Riversdale Beach about a hours drive from Masterton.

Stunningly styled, from the hand made tables, to the family tradition of building the archway to the funky surprise denim jacket from Aleisha’s maid of honour.

Check out a few snaps from this beautiful New Zealand wedding!

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Venue Orui Station | Dress Hello Romeo | MUA + Hair White Wedding Boutique | Suits Barkers | Catering Chef on Demand | Music Shaun Preston | Cake Carmen’s Cakes | BM Dresses Carolyn Henson

38 Best Wedding Exit Photos Photobug

Sharni + Michael’s confetti exit featured over on  Photobug

Sharni + Michael’s confetti exit featured over on Photobug

Taco Tuesday announcement; Shari + Michael’s confetti exit image is featured over at Photobug. Checkout their sweet exit along with 37 other beautiful images in their round up of the 38 best.

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For more images of their Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand Wedding at the Old Mill, more

Venue The Old Mill | Celerant Nichola Nicholson Celebrant | Dress - remade by Rhoda Green Sewing Seams | Hair Loco Hair | MUA Josie Brenstrum | Cake Pretty Little Details | Bridal/groom flowers Magdalen Hill | Ceremony/Venue florals | Floral Collab - Foxy Flora, Magdalen Hill Florals, Evoke Floral Stylist, Beaukayes Florist + florist friends Christina and Kristen | Co Shooter Meredith Lord Photography | Music Alex Richardson | Stationery For Love and Paper

Fried Chicken, Porsches and a wedding at Swan House

A little bunch of love at Swan House

A little bunch of love at Swan House

There is a secret hidden gem right in the heart of Palmy and it happens to be part of IPU in Aokautere. Swan House was the venue for the sweetest little wedding of Aaron and Rebekah. Outdoor lounging, trays of glorious Crafted n Co Fried Chicken, and the widest, lowest Porsches you ever did see.

Great day with great people and an awesome reminder that the world is a good place!

Venue Swan House | Catering Crafted n Co | Furniture Hire Flock Events | MUA Kata O'Hara | Hair Sarah Higgins

Amaya + Joshua | Wedding

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We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love - Dr Seuss

Amaya + Joshua, bringing a little more love into this world.

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Cake Petit Fours | Dress Bridal Studio & Demelza Davidson | Hair Luscious Hair and Beauty | MUA Christiana Cleland Makeup | Flowers Jillybud Florist

Lisa + Callum and a little baby bump

I’m about halfway through wedding season. It’s been an eventful month and quite mentally draining. My heart goes out to the innocent people lost in Christchurch and all the people who have been affected by such a horrible tragedy.

In amongst it all though, I still need to be a dad, go about my day to day tasks and also keep taking photos, and in some cases this helps me focus on the good and love that still is around us everyday.

Lisa and Callum, too beautiful souls, two loved up people and one beautiful baby bump. All the best for the upcoming birth and hopefully we can provide a better future for our littles ones.

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