Real Weddings: Louisa & Travis

On Louisa and Travis’ wedding day they both changed their name.  I love love loved so much about their day (especially how ‘their wedding their way’ it was!) but this was my favourite part.   Growing up Travis’ maternal grandparents played a huge part in his life.  As they’d had only daughters their name would have…

Real Weddings: Kyle and Melissa

What has meaning and relevance is different in every relationship.  It meant a lot to Kyle and Melissa that they share their wedding day with their immediate families, but that it also be an adventure.   And so Kyle and Melissa brought their families with them to Wanaka, where they tied the knot on the…

Real Weddings: Karli and Dan’s New Year’s Eve Heliwedding

What a wedding is, is different for every couple.  Just like what the best imaginable dinner is, is different for every person For Karli and Dan, their perfect wedding was atop a mountain in Queenstown.  With me, an amazing photographer to capture it all (big ups to Andy Brown) A wicked as tie ordered specially…

Real Weddings: Josh and Rhyanon

  On January 6th the forecast in Queenstown was for an overcast, cold day, max 13 degrees… that’s not what Josh and Rhyanon got for their wedding day!   It was beautiful, and for these two I would have hoped for nothing less.  They describe themselves as both ‘old souls’ and ‘slightly polished bogans’… And…

From the wedding album: Niki and Richie

Niki and Richie got married in the Tasman River Reserve between Glen Tanner and Mt Cook Village in December of 2014.  It was an overcast day, but with the backdrop of New Zealand’s tallest mountain set against the wide open river valley, it didn’t look dull, it looked dramatic and moody. And yet they didn’t…

From The Wedding Album: Alistair and Jamie

Alistair and Jamie eloped on the shores of Lake Tekapo last December (2015).  It was the kind of day where the sky is so amazingly blue it just seems to go on forever.  And their ceremony was just as beautiful… they hold the honour of being the only couple (so far) to make me actually…

From the Wedding Album: Shelley and Andrew

I love every wedding I do… but every celebrant will tell you there’s something super special about getting to marry friends. I’ve known Shelley for several years and was absolutely stoked when her and Andrew asked me to be their celebrant.  They got married at Waiora Scout Camp just out of Dunedin in September of…