Spectacular Wairarapa wedding at Wharekauhau... the album.

 Spectacular fireworks at a wedding in the Wairarapa.

This really was one spectacular wedding! Spec-tac-ular.
From the gorgeous and totally original styling to the surprise fireworks display, then the love, laughter, and tears during the ceremony and reception, right through to the dance moves at the end of the night.
James and Anna's wedding album is going to be equally spectacular, (currently in production) so sharing the layout today as it's a great way to present the whole fabulous wedding, from beginning to end.

Couple of shout-outs:
To the lovely and talented Emily Roper who covered the boys getting ready and the ceremony with me. To the awesome Charlotte Wood, stylist, organiser, and planner extraordinaire. To Rebecca Connor, simple yet stunning make-up. The incredible team at Brimstone pyrotechnics.
The Wedding Crashers, a sure way to get everyone on the dance-floor! And of course the stunning venue Wharekauhau. Spectacular, even with out the fireworks.

For more goodness from Anna and James' wedding, you can click here. Or for their sun-flared, evening engagement session in Wellington, click here.

For the kids at your wedding...

 Kids at wedding. Photography by Jenny Siaosi.
 Kids at wedding. Photography by Jenny Siaosi.

It's cool to have kids at a wedding. They totally get into the celebration. They also can get bored, so give them something to do...
This was a fabulous idea, a whole area dedicated to keeping the kids entertained complete with a couple of people to keep an eye on it all. They had craft activities, games, face painting, and summer sports. Sweet.

My Favourite Wharekauhau Country Estate Wedding

A few highlights from a favourite Wharekauhau wedding. Okay, so this is actually the only wedding I have done at Wharekauhau Country Estate, but I surely hope to do more, many, many more...!
If you are still considering your venue of choice, (for any event) take a day trip out here. Honestly.
Full blog post still in the making...

Spring wedding at Tarureka Estate

The final installment from Tess and Jeff's wonderful wedding. The Spring weather didn't really pan out as hoped, but that wasn't an issue. Not for a minute. It truly was a day full of fun, laughter and love!

For more, click here to see Tess and Jeff's wedding preparations.  Here for the bridal party. And here for their engagement session.

Wharekauhau wedding photography scout

I had the great pleasure last weekend to visit Wharekauhau for some scouting around.
The views and landscape around this stunning wedding location are amazing, but there are some gorgeous little spots all around the (immaculate) grounds too. Pretty excited about photographing a wedding out there next year.