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sarah & matt's hampton lea / rossendale wedding

Written by Angela Penn on December 1st, 2014.      0 comments

Oh my gosh, what to say about these guys?  This wedding would have to, without a doubt, be one of THE BEST weddings ever.  It was full of emotion, laughter and love and it was AMAZING. Despite heavy rain warnings, the day was an absolute scorcher, getting up to 30 degress at the ceremony!  Anyway I don't think I can do them justice by writing about their gorgeous day and you're not here to read my waffle so here are some of their images....

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Sarah is one STUNNING bride.
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And Erin heads over to see what the boys are up to.
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There's just enough room in here for one photographer, one groomsman, one sister of the groom and of course, the groom!
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Matt's best man, Tiger, is in charge of tieing the ties.  Tiger ties the ties.  Say that fast.
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What a good-looking groom!
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I love these shots of Matt and his dad just before the ceremony. 
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And then it was time...
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Matt's reaction was so lovely.
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Hampton Lea Gardens sure puts on a beautiful wedding.
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So much laughter ... that's what it's all about, right?  Having fun, with your best bud.
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Sarah and her gorgeous bridesmaids! Great bunch of girls.  x
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I think this was the part Sarah's sister Rebecca (to the left of Sarah) says something funny/inappropriate. Probably both.  :)
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Just as we headed off towards Tai Tapu Lodge, the weather cut up and it was just as well we had this beautiful loft to shoot in. 
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Just before we headed in to the reception we took a quick shot in amongst the grapevines (and yes, it was raining so it was a very quick shot!).
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And then into the reception where there were individually labelled envelopes on the tables, and instant cameras which of course were very popular!  I may or may not have photobombed a group of people (it was only the netball boys and they won't mind).  :p
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Very Vogue guys!
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Thank you, THANK you, THANK YOU so much for asking me to photograph your amazing, beautiful, heartfelt wedding. I had a blast. xxx

Band: Absolut
Bride & Bridesmaids' dresses:  Davis Bridal
Bridal footwear: Number One Shoes
Cake: Little Miss
Celebrant: John Sellwood
Decorations: Dreams to Reality
Flowers: Hornby Florist
Groom & Groomsmen attire: Barkers
Hair & Makeup: Natural Image Hair & Beauty
Nails: Gemma Clare for Nails
Peony Roses: Tessa Forde & Ann Malloch (family friends)
Rings: Harrington Showcase Jewellers
Second Shooter: Erin McLean - Inspire Images
Singer for ceremony: Tor Sutton
Photographer: Angela Penn - Ladybug Photography
Transportation: Christchurch Limousines
Venue: ceremony - Hampton Lea Gardens
Venue: reception - Rossendale Winery
Wedding night accommodation: Tai Tapu Lodge

Rachelle & Leon's Flock Hill wedding

Written by Angela Penn on November 25th, 2014.      0 comments


corina & daryl's wedding - the sound of sirens

Written by Angela Penn on October 22nd, 2014.      0 comments

Corina & Daryl have been photographed by me for nearly two years, since their gorgeous wee daughter Jade, was born.  I've loved watching Jade grow and it's been my absolute pleasure to see this beautiful family evolve and bond.  So, when they asked me to shoot their wedding, it was a big HECK YES from me.  It's just so exciting to shoot someone you've met a few times before - I LOVE it!

Oh yes, you're wondering about the sirens reference?  Yeah, just me trying to be funny...  Corina & Daryl met through St John and the St John's folk and any reference to St John was prominent on their wedding day, so much so they had an ambulance meet us at Hagley Park.  I'm not sure how they got it there but I don't want to know.  "What goes on at St John... " etc etc.

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When I asked what his name was, Cooper says "big boy!". 
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This is gorgeous Jade!  Just woked up from a big nap - all ready to celebrate mummy & daddy's wedding day!
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Josie & Brian (Corina's mum and dad) start to get ready.
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There's no better time to snuggle with mum than when you have breakfast all over your hands.
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Over at the boys' place, Daryl is starting to get ready too. Big thanks to Stuart for second shooting for me!
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Back with the girls, we took the opportunity of getting some stunning portraits of Corina (complete with white couch on the lawn!).
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The girls arrive at the West Melton airfield, for the first look - exciting!!!!!
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Corina's brother Lance and dad Brian, look on. 
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Then off to Little Hagley Park (by Millbrook Reserve) to check to see if the blubells are still there - and YES, so happy to say they were!  Have to get the ambo shot!
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The boys head off to Langdales while the girls (who don't want to turn up exactly on time, right?) take a detour past the pub. 
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And then to Langdale Vineyard Restaurant where we're hoping the rain will hold off!  Beautiful setting out here.
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Love this shot of wee Stella.  (Thanks to Stu for this one!).
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Then back inside where it's nice and warm. Oh and there's wine.
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The shoe game was FUN!!!!!
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I was told I HAD to get the YMCA song as it holds some significance for the St John's guys.  They went NUTS when it was played!  So funny!
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Hey guys, thank you SO much for inviting me to capture your wedding day. It was so much fun and I think you guys are the best.  Wee Jade is just a darling.  x
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Venue: Langdale Vineyard
Celebrant: Debbie Hawker
Cake: Fantail Cakes
Cars: Family owned cars
Videography: Soul Reflections
Musician: Tor Sutton
Rings: Terry Banks Jeweller, West Melton
Suits: Sergios
Cufflinks: On the Cuff
Dress: Bought 2nd hand via Still White (2014 Cosmobella Collection)
Brides shoes: Overland
Brides hairpiece & earrings, and fur stole: Grace & Lace
Brides nails: Miss Bliss
Bridesmaids; Dress: Max, Belt: Annah Stretton, Shoes: Hannah's
Bridesmaids jewellery: Merlesque Jewellery Design (Facebook Page)
Makeup: Angela Minson
Hair: Janeen Moir
Flax Flowers (and buttonholes, cake topper, corsage): Flaxation
Photographer: Angela Penn - Ladybug Photography

laura & jack's flock hill wedding

Written by Angela Penn on May 30th, 2014.      0 comments

Laura & Jack got married in the very picturesque Flock Hill Lodge and we were not disappointed as this stunning day unfolded!

I met the girls at Castle Hill where they were getting ready, and the day looked a little like this... 
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Laura's gorgeous dress and shoes.... eeeeee!
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Yes, that's the Batman logo.  There was a bit of Batman going on today.  :)
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Jack takes a quiet moment to open Laura's gift.
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I LOVE this shot of Jack and his dad.  Big thanks to Kelly Shakespeare who was my second shooter for the day!
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Laura is a STUNNING bride.
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Time to open Jack's gift.
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These girls were FANTASTIC!  Had such a great day with them.  :)
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Nearly time to leave...
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The handsome groom and his mates.
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There's that Batman theme popping up again...
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THE most stunning view.
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Jack's groomsmen were hilarious!  Quite a few photos did NOT make it onto the blog as this is a child-friendly show.  ;)
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Here comes the beautiful bride with her proud dad.
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The guests soak up the view while we shoot off for the creative part.
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Yep, all going according to plan... nice barn shot.  And then....
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This little piggy...
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Oh my gosh girl, you are beautiful!!!
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Jack harnesses his inner Gandalf.
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Lots of hilarity during the speeches.
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And at nightfall we all went outside to pay tribute to friends and family who have passed away.
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Laura & Jack - your wedding was amazing and I am so honoured to have been part of your celebration. Your attention to detail was perfect (photographer's dream) and your friends and family (especially your crazy bridal party) were the best.  xxx

Photographer: Angela Penn
Second shooter: Kelly Shakespeare
Venue: Flock Hill
Laura Getting Ready: Castle Hill Village
Rings: Laura - Made by Mason Carter, Jack - ra
Music: Rachel Hamilton (Ceremony & Canapes), DJ Adam
Cake: Family Friend
Dress & Bridesmaids: Online
Shoes: America
Suits: Halenstiens
Celebrant: Morgan Williams
Cars: Hired
Flowers: Family Friend
Giant Jenga: Celebrate and Party
Decorations: Laura

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