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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

LIST OF VENDORS:
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
 
 

caroline & david's fun rossendale wedding

Written by Angela Penn on February 27th, 2014.      0 comments

These guys are FUN! Can you tell?

After a whirlwind romance, David popped the question to Caroline and of course she said yes.  These two are crazy. They speak cat to each other (and apparently have whole conversations in cat).  They are so very much in love and it is so obvious to everyone around them.  You guys warm my heart - thank you so much for allowing me to be your photographer. x

After some quite disturbingly heavy rain, this is what I saw when I left my house. The most beautiful double rainbow which, for the couple, was definitlely a good omen (not bad for photographers either!)
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At the girls' camp, things were going smoothly thanks to Lucy Harvey & her team.
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I love this. Caroline steps outside for a few quiet moments.
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And the sun kept shining...
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The boys were looking very dapper!
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Caroline made the coursages - isn't she clever?!
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And then... a flash mob, started by the bride herself, singing "Going to the Chapel".
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Then off to the Port Hills for some shots of the bridal party.  We were SO lucky with the weather.  Plus I had so much fun with these girls. :)
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Then to Rossendale Winery before the ran came ... and it SO came!
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Then the rain cleared...
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And the most beautiful steam was rising off the road... so I MADE Caroline and David come outside for a quicky.
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It's no show without punch.  Fiona & Craig (in the middle) are honorary bridesmaids.
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Back inside for speeches and cutting of the cake.  These two are David's niece & nephew - soooo cute!
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Reuben's best man speech was awesome.
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A few last portraits before we lose the light....
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Just in time for the first dance.
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Singer Caroline, gets up to sing "Fever" and of course, David has to sing "Sweet Caroline"!
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And so this is where I left the night...
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It was awesome.


Photographer - Angela Penn
Hair & Makeup - Lucy Harvey
Caroline's dress - Aliciar Bridal
Bridesmaid's dresses - Aliciar Bridal
David's suit - Germanicos
Groomsmens' suits - Sergios
Flowers - Shalamar Florist & Gifts
Church - Cashmere Presbyterian
Reception venue - Rossendale Winery
Wedding decorations - Dreams to Reality
Band - Sammy J & The Cucumbers
 
 

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