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Gingernuts on special at Melody's New World

Pretty much no vendors because they did it all themselves…

This valentines day, head down to Melody’s New World for the special on Gingernuts and coke. Not really, but that’s where Mark met his gingerbird Elle. After a lot of behind the scenes wingmen work by his sisters, boomtown, now they’re married.

Not really any vendors to speak of as Elle’s mum made all the dresses, they got married on her parents farm (paddock to Garden transformation just for the wedding), Mark’s sister did the catering (Crafted and Co) and Elle’s friends did the hair and make up. Such a good day, so much shit talkin’ coming from all sides, just how I like it…oh and here’s a few pics from their backyard wedding, yeeeow!

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Catering Crafted and Co | Marque Stretch Tents | MUA Abby’s Beauty Wonderland | Florals Elle | Dresses Elle’s Mum Kaye | Cake Elle and her sister Laura | Rings Elle gave Mark an Axe

Siobhan + Michael | Newbury hall

New Zealand Wedding Photographer David Le Design & Photography

I’ve semi had a little tiny break over Christmas and New Years, but jokes, who am I kidding, I managed to sneak a couple weddings in between the festive holidays. One of those was Siobhan and Michael, who married on a scorcher of a day down at the always pristine Carolines Gardens and then dine al fresco style out at Newbury Hall. A broken toe, a moon boot and some quality play by the Black Caps, this wedding was a beauty!

A few snaps from their perfect summer wedding, more to come!

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Ceremony Carolines Creative Interiors | Reception Newbury Hall | Dress Etcetera | BM Dresses Evolution | Cake Petit Fours | Hair Luscious Hair & Beauty | MUA Katrina York | Suits Hallensteins | Socks Barkers | Rings Cameron Jewellery | Bowties The Brothers at Otaa | Hireage + Caravan Mustard Folk | Catering Artisan Kitchen

Friday weds at Kaingahou

Was my first time shooting a wedding out at Kaingahou, which has a beautiful historic building and some beautiful grounds. Mara + Deez put on one massive cultural filled party and did I mention they had a grazing table of PIZZA, so good, and so impressed it got smashed back by everyone!

Here’s a few snaps from their wedding, yeeeooooow!

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Team Meehans Wedding at Newbury Hall

Yeeeeeow loving the start of this wedding season. Every wedding has been dreamy! So many good hearted crazy awesome people and Maylie and Ezra wedding was no different. From the beautiful colour palette, to talented friends and family helping with every little detail and Newbury Hall looking so damn good, it’s the best I’ve ever seen it!

Here’s a few snaps of these good looking kids. Looking sharp, looking strong, looking like Team Meehan!

Dress Bridal Studio // Hera Couture | BM Evolution | Hair Spectra | MUA Beauty on George | Florals Eden Floristry | Ceremony St Peters Anglican Church | Reception Newbury Hall | Suits Hallensteins | Rings Michael Hill // Sorella | Hire Nevaeh Hire | Catering Boatshed Catering

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Getting amongst it at the Linton Army Mess

Ben + Kelsi, anything to get out of PT, sneaking out of the mess…

Another week of dodgy Manawatu weather cleared with a scorcher of a day for Kelsi + Ben’s wedding held in Palmerston North. Chilled vibes, some great banter and a little beverage sharing with another wedding group we bumped into during photos made for a chur day!

Here’s a little frame of us sneaking out at the very last moments at sunset, if you’ve got a spare couple minutes on your wedding day at sunset, you’re crazy not to make the most of it!

Film Sink or Surface | Dress Bridal Studio | BM Dresses Pagani | Hair Revamp Here Studio | MUA Christiana Cleland | Suits Hallensteins | Bouquet Floral Collaborative | Ceremony Let Love Grow Gardens | Reception Linton Military Camp | Cake Crafted & Co | Photobooth Wild Mint

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I love weddings!

I’ve had a busy off season with commercial work, charity and the odd wedding, but I’m pumped for the upcoming summer where I get to smash out some more awesome. Hanging with choice couples, working along side some super talented vendors and travelling around to some sweet locations around New Zealand.

If you’re wedding is coming up, I’m looking forward to being a part of your big day! And if you’re looking at getting married or eloping or have some choice creative event you want covered, give me a buzz, let’s make awesome! Yeeeeeeow!

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That Chicken and Waffles kind of love...

A great way to meet up with me is to go on a little tiki tour and have some engagement photos done. So that is what Siobhan and Michael did, we talked about the best places to eat chicken and waffles, where we’ve travelled around the world and they practice cuddling in front of the camera!

Can’t wait for the wedding kids, you two are so damn cute together!

Checkout more images from the shoot in the link below!
https://davidle.co.nz/siobhan-michael-engagement

A little family get together at Wharerata

A little family shoot down at Wharerata

A little family shoot down at Wharerata

Wharerata is a beautiful spot which I love heading down to for photos. Great spaces all within walking distance. And that’s what we did when Asa and Amy brought their families along for an extended family shoot. It was a tonne of fun and these kids know how to work the camera haha, soooo good!

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Rebecca + Callum // Black Barn Hawke's Bay

Rebecca + Callum // Black Barn Wedding

Rebecca + Callum // Black Barn Wedding

The Hawke's Bay winter wedding of Rebecca + Callum at Black Barn is now up on the blog. Checkout this beautiful day with the perfect bunch of wedding vendors you could ever find! Link below!

Rebecca + Callum // Black Barn
https://davidle.co.nz/rebecca-callum-black-barn

Black Barn Bistro |  Magdalen Hill  |  Forever Bridal, Belfast  |  Rachel Haworth  |  Make Up Etc  |  Pretty Little Details Co.

Audi and Volkswagen // Robertson Prestige

Recent commercial shoot of Audi + Volkswagen for Robertson Prestige

Recent commercial shoot of Audi + Volkswagen for Robertson Prestige

In between all the love stories I try to sneak in a few commercial shoots just to change things up. And I'm a big fan of cars so when the opportunity arose to team up with my good mate Ben from Sink or Surface to shoot a bunch of luxury Audi + Volkswagens for Robertson Prestige, it was a dream combo.

Check out the link below for a sneak of our shoot plus the full film from Sink or Surface.

Audi + Volkswagen // Robertson Prestige
https://davidle.co.nz/robertson-prestige-commercial-shoot