What I love about when it comes to waikato wedding photography, is more often than not you have mutual friends with the couple, or you end up being friends, or your friends are at the wedding! I think this is the case with most weddings in new zealand perhaps, being such a smaller and wonderfully friendly country.
Anyway I digress, but this was the case with myself and the very gorgeous Kirsty & Cody – who are good friends with my good friend Mel, hence how we came to meet and I came to document their day and gain two new friends in the process. It was an absolute stunner of a day, perfect sunshine reflecting out on the waikato as I made my way down south to red barn. Both families got ready in seperate gorgeous homes so I set off for the girls first. The usual mayhem of hair and makeup was in full swing and I just about fell over when I saw Kirsty’s beautiful lace, blush tone gown. Back over at the boys however they had one poor groomsman tying all of the ties as is often the case!
Without a doubt my favourite moment of the ceremony was watching Kirsty and her father laugh their way down the aisle, and watching Cody belting out the words to John legends “all of me” in an attempt to keep the floodgates closed. An absolutely beautiful ceremony for a gorgeous couple.
Kirstys gown by Maggie Sottero
Makeup by Tessa Aitchison
Hair styling by Jodi Mazzola