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Sorrento in the Park | Wedding | Will + Tash

Forecast for their day in October was set for rain.  But you wouldn't think so with all the smiles and laughter from Will + Tash, their bridal party and guests.  This day had been a long time coming for Will + Tash.  One that they got to celebrate with their son, who looked very dapper in his little suit.

Their ceremony and reception were held at Sorrento in the Park.  A very relaxed ceremony, with lots of photo taking afterwards with all their family and friends gathered around.  We later drove to the underpass in Onehunga which provided such a beautiful clean canvas behind them.  Even better that Tash's gorgeous bridesmaids colour popped out against the grey.  It's always fun taking portraits of the guys.  As awkward as some of them get, it always gets them laughing at each other.  Those are the best moments I find during formal portraits.

One of my special memories of the day was watching Tash's father and daughter dance.  Tash's parents have passed some years back, so to have Tash's uncles, brothers, and Will's family each take turns in dancing with her made the moment so much more special.  Not a dry eye in sight.

Beautiful wedding it was to kick off my 2014-15 wedding season.


St Andrews in the City, Wellington | Wedding | Motu + Rebecca

Rebecca + Motu reside in Brisbane, so all contact bar one catch-up at good 'ol Maccas was via email.  Despite only having met once I had no doubt that their day was going to be beautiful.  A January wedding in Wellington guaranteed a beautiful bright day.

Arriving at where Rebecca was getting ready I was taken back by the lovely details she put together for her day.  Her shoes were "wow" and matched perfectly to her lovely dress.  The bridesmaids were vibrant in blue and looked gorgeous.

Motu waited nervously as grooms do at St Andrews in the City and oh-my is that church beautiful. Everything looked beautiful and the ceremony was short and sweet.  As it was a bright sunny day you guaranteed passer-bys congratulating this gorgeous couple at the Botanical Gardens where they had their portraits taken.  The day ended with a night of laughs, tears and dancing at the glitzy Rydges.

Truly was a beautiful day :)