Well, the day started out pretty bleak and murky in Auckland on Charlie & Rob's big day, but the weather decided to behave itself in the end and we got some beautiful, clear sunny skies! Abbeville Estate is really handy for a wedding as it's very close to the airport but it's also a really great venue and has a gorgeous wee church!
I was invited up to Auckland to shoot Charlie & Rob's wedding but we'd never met. You see, we're kind of related. Rob is my de-facto cousin. Well let's just say cousin. I have also inherited another cousin and cousin-in law - being Julie (Rob's sister) and Charlie (Charlotte, Rob's new bride). Nepotism aside, the day was awesome and I got to see (and photograph!) my new relatives get married, and I was also seated at the table with my favourite uncle (don't worry, the other uncles won't read this). Ok let's move on to the good stuff, shall we?
The handsome groom and his beautiful mum (my Aunty Robyn) arrive.
Ok I love this series; here Patrick (Rob's dad who is French) is saying his speech, meanwhile Julie, Patrick's daughter (& Rob's sister) is translating into French for Patrick's dad, Claude. Who, if you've been playing along, is Rob's grandfather (well done, if you got all that) and ONLY speaks French.
Photographer - Angela Penn
Venue - Abbeville Estate, Auckland
Hair - Stephen Marr in Newmarket
Makeup - Christina Dellar - Freckles and Blush (she was amazing and super lovely!)
Cake - Paula Jane Cakes
Flowers (bouquets only) - Glenys from Wedding Flowers
Food - The Great Catering Company
Music - Mike Steffens
Dress - Fiona Toddhunter (Dublin)
Hair piece - Blue Meadow Bridal (Belfast)
Wedding planner - Hilary Alcorn