It gives me great pleasure to share this wedding with you all, Alyssa & Matt and everyone at their wedding just absolutely wore their heart on their sleeves and weren’t afraid to show the people they love, just how much they love them. Bit of a wedding photographers dream really. I’ve known Alyssa since school and I first had the privilege of photographing these two nearly two years ago now for their engagement session at Whangamata beach which was a true testament to how much they trusted me as they got up at 5am for it! I knew today would be special for so many reasons and it was an honour to be a part of it. They chose the waikato to have their wedding at the historic Woodlands venue in Gordonton. I always feel like waikato wedding photography is cheating a little bit because there are just vast expanses of beautiful landscape to shoot in!
I think Matt had the hands-down coolest groom-father of the bride end of the aisle moment I’ve ever seen, a handshake, brought into a big hug with enough tears in the room to flood a small city. These two went to so much effort to make sure they had the small, beautiful personal touches to their day that would make it unique and theirs. Alyssa’s flowergirl stole hearts as she sprinted down the aisle towards her Dad and the bridesmaids in coral lace gowns were upstaged only by Alyssa herself.
The night finished with a semi-successful but very funny sky lantern release and dancing under the stars – a perfect evening with perfect company.