Cara & Matt have been through tough times. They both have their own children. They have both experienced loss. Loss of a wife, loss of a friend. They deserve all the happiness in the world and it starts with this day. They are the most laid back, down to earth couple and I LOVE that about them!
So, what sort of a day did Christchurch put on for them? This sort! Rainy, dreary, cloudy. The wedding itself was entirely different...
I was very excited to shoot this wedding. Not only is Otahuna Lodge
beautiful, so was the bride. As for the groom, I had yet to meet him but I assumed he was beautiful too. ;D On the drive out to Otahuna, I made the most of the moody clouds and captured the atmosphere.
Otahuna is STUNNING! It is one of the most amazing Christchurch wedding venues I've ever been to.
Before I snuck upstairs to see the girls, and before the bus-load of guests arrived, I had a good look around.
The girls are getting ready upstairs when I hear the bus arrive. I can't go downstairs just yet - there's just too much cuteness going on up here!
Cara's mum not only made her stunning wedding dress, but she made all the girls' dresses too! Amazingly talented lady.
Meanwhile downstairs, Matt's son Beau waits patiently...
At last it's time! The girls walk down the stairs one by one and I'm sure I see a tear or two in Matt's eyes. Either that or it's hayfever.
You guys are just too darned cute for your own good. I KNOW your lives together will be amazing because I have spent time with your children and you don't get kids like that if you aren't awesome parents and great people. Thank you SO much for letting me be part of your very special day. xxx
Venue: Otahuna Lodge
Cara's dress: Made by her mum
Cara's shoes: I'll find out for you all
Cara & Matt's entertainment: Tor Sutton
Cara & Matt's photographer: Angela Penn
(just in case you hadn't picked up on it - it's ME!)