Rachelle met Leon when he used to come into the electrical supply shop she worked at in Timaru. He worked for his dad and whenever the two of them went in for more supplies, Rachelle (according to Leon's dad) gave them great service. Apparently not so great when Leon wasn't there! Anyway, a few years and two beautiful children later, here they are tying the know!
It was a stunning day for Rachelle and Leon's wedding at Flock Hill, albeit a tad windy so luckily they had plan B which meant the ceremony was to be held on the flat (just as beautiful but more intimate).
I started off with the girls at Castle Hill, while Erin (Inspire Images) headed straight to Flock Hill to shoot the details and see what the boys were up to.
This gorgeous young man is the couple's son, Connor. He was a bit shy of me at first and then I pulled out the silly faces and farty noises.
And Miss Bridget is Connor's beautiful older sister.
Connor tried to have a wee sleep while getting his hair cut!
And then it's time for Rachelle to get dressed - her mum's reaction is gorgeous.
Rachelle's bridesmaid, Alena joins the fun!
These kids are AMAZING - so well behaved! A testament to their parents. :)
Meanwhile, over at Flock Hill....
Rachelle is a very clever girl. She made all these gorgeous details, right down to hundreds (yes hundreds and hundreds!) of love hearts, made out of old books and maps (she likes to read, he travels for work).
Off to the reception...
Time for a daddy-daughter dance. You're never too old (or too young) to dance with your dad.
Photographer: Angela Penn - Ladybug Photography
Second shooter: Erin McLean - Inspire Images
Makeup: Beautiful Makeup https://www.facebook.com/www.beautifulmakeup.co.nz
Hair: Simpatico Private Hair Studio https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simpatico-Private-Hair-Studio/485373988164381
Band: Pocket Aces - https://www.facebook.com/pocketacesnz
Chair sashes at reception: Interior Flair https://www.facebook.com/pages/Interior-Flair-Gifts-Weddings/397575386924133
Logs/saws/tin buckets for flowers/drink baths: Rusted Lace https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rusted-Lace/462110563924994
Menu board & black easle only: Acropolis Wedding https://www.facebook.com/AcropolisWeddings
Table seating chart/frames: brought from warehouse & sister decorated.
Ceremony: Hessian chair bows at alter, mini jars, green jars & Reception: mini jars/twine/tealights, mason jars & lights, doilie bunting, drink dispensers, cards box: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyYoursByMe
Greenery/single roses at reception: Bloom Brokers https://www.facebook.com/BloomBrokers
Brides boots: Durango Crush Heart & Shoes: Overlands
Dress: Davis Bridal Chch
Maids dresses: Forhim&Forher https://www.facebook.com/forherandforhim
Mens suits: Munns http://www.munns.co.nz/munns-tower-junction-christchurch.html
Brides veil/ribbon & flowergirl bead collar - all Ebay
Maids peacock feather clips & paige boy tractor bow tie- Etsy
Brides flowers/fg & mens buttons: Ilam Forist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ilam-Florist/117528498332939
Brides nails: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nails-and-Lashes/177738035662249
Speaker & Mic hire: http://partywarehouse.co.nz/hire/
Holiday house to get ready & honeymoon night: Castle Hill www.holidayhouses.co.nz
Guest book scrapbook materials (I made it up): paper teapot https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Paper-Teapot/186054321426742
Brides hair piece & bangle & flower girls comb: Grace n Lace https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Lace-NZ/453947664649563
Brides necklace - Brides grandmas from her wedding day.
Favour bags/name place cards: Typo https://www.facebook.com/typoshop & GirlGuide biscuits online http://shop.girlguidingnz.org.nz/shop
All photos printed including pics for mini frames: Hornby Camera http://www.nzcamera.co.nz/
Wedding cake: Lolly log, 8 double batches - made by the bride xx YUM!