Aleisha and Josh have been together since they were teenagers. The love they share is that beautiful familiar kind of love and yet at the same time it's easy to see they're madly, head-over-heels in love with each other! These two are just the sweetest couple.
Josh barely took his eyes off his stunning bride their whole wedding day and I don't blame him! Aleisha looked like she'd stepped right off the pages of a magazine in her amazing dress, hair & makeup just perfect, completing the look with an incredible bouquet!
From the moment Aleisha got in touch about wedding photography I knew Aleisha was a girl after my own heart. From her organisational skills (she got in touch with me before they'd even set a date!), the goals she had for their wedding day right through to her impulse decision to do a snow engagement session. It has been a privilege being a part of Aleisha and Josh's wedding journey. Congratulations friends, this is just the beginning!
Aleisha got ready at her parent's home and there was such a buzz of excitement in the air.
When Aleisha stepped into her wedding dress there weren't enough words to describe how beautiful she looked. Such a magical moment!
The guys had a chilled out morning at home including a big breakfast and a few beers, before getting ready.
That moment when they saw each other...
Sharyn Payne delivered a beautiful ceremony which included vows Aleisha and Josh had written themselves.
Cheered on by their families and friends Josh and Aleisha were officially married!
I love a good confetti recessional!
I often get asked what we do for photos when it's raining on a wedding day. The answer is we find sheltered spots, have a couple of umbrellas for in between locations and we just embrace it!
Aleisha and Josh's celebrations certainly weren't dampened by the rain showers and we had a fun afternoon photographing them and their awesome bridal party. In these photos around the gorgeous Hawthorn Den gardens we kept everyone just under the edge of the trees out of the rain but where the light was still beautiful & bright.
We had so much with this crew!
Aleisha & Josh shared a few quiet moments and enjoyed that feeling of just being married. Hawthorn Den Inn has a quaint charm to it and the sitting room was the perfect pit-stop before jumping in the wedding cars. This venue has a very special place in our hearts as it's where we got married, so it's always awesome coming back!
The Gore Town & Country Club looked magical with strung fairy lights glowing above all Aleisha & Josh's guests.
Local Gore band, Roadblock, played the first dance song for the newlyweds.
Mr & Mrs Eden, congratulations on a beautiful, fun and love-filled first day of marriage! Thank you for choosing us as your photographers. It has been so cool getting to know you both over this journey and awesome to meet and get to know your families and friends too!
We wish you all the love & happiness in your marriage and we look forward to seeing what adventures life has in store for you both! xx
STATIONERY: Southern Office Products | DRESS: Brides by Donna Rae | HAIR: Alisha Loach | MAKE-UP: Beautiful Bride Dunedin | FLOWERS: Lily Jackson's Flower Co | CEREMONY VENUE: Hawthorn Den Inn | CELEBRANT: Sharyn Payne | CATERING: Food Affair | CAKE: Jude Taylor | RECEPTION VENUE: Gore Town & Country Club | BAND: Roadblock.