On Saturday Deeane & Chris celebrated with their loved ones as they tied the knot in Te Anau. And we were privileged to be their photographers!
Deeane & Chris are awesome people and their wedding day was a complete reflection of their fun, laid back, beautiful personalities. They chose to see each other & do their portraits before the ceremony so that they could maximise their time with guests, who had travelled from near and far. Deeane had thought of every detail too, from the beautiful ring box to the handmade table centrepieces. Oh and wait until you see the cake!!!
I spent a fun morning hanging out with Deeane & her bridesmaids at the Marakura Motels on the lake front where they got ready. The girls had an epic view out across the lake while the talented Kendyl did their makeup!
Meanwhile Matt spent the morning with the guys round at the holiday home.
Chris kept the suits simple with dark grey waistcoats & no ties, which perfectly suited the relaxed feel to the day.
And by the looks of it Chris loved his surprise gift from Deeane!
Deeane & Chris met on the lake front just as the sun came out to warm up the day. They shared a quiet moment together before the fun began with the bridal party for photos.
You guys are just stunning!
It was a laugh a minute with this epic bridal party!
Last stop for portraits was up into the clouds to Jackson Peaks with Mike of Southern Lakes Helicopters! This was Deeane's first ever helicopter ride so even more magical for her wedding day.
Deeane & Chris chose a beautiful spot next to the river, in under the native bush, for their wedding ceremony.
Sharyn Payne did an incredible ceremony filled with just the perfect amount of laughter & love.
Deeane & Chris had a 'cocktail hour' from 5-6pm at the Te Anau Club where they held their reception. They chilled out with guests in the last of the afternoon sunshine, enjoying the celebrations with everyone.
It was the perfect opportunity to get some candid photos with guests!
The reception looked amazing, from the green themed Lolly Bar to the succulent centrepieces.
Deeane you did such a great job with all the decorations!
Okay obviously I'm quite in love with all of Deeane's amazing wedding details...but photographing this cake actually made my mouth water!!! Three variations of cheesecake - genius!
Deeane & Chris, thank you for having us as your photographers!!! It has been a pleasure getting to know you both on this journey, you two are such beautiful people with hearts of gold and your wedding day was a wonderful celebration of your love & future together. The whole day was chilled out, fun and it was awesome to document it for you!
Congratulations again, we wish you an amazing marriage ahead! xx
The awesome wedding creatives...
Dress: Maggie Sottero // Suits: McKnight & Brown // Makeup: Kendyl Tuilagi // Hair: The Fringe // Flowers: Flowers 23 // Celebrant: Sharyn Payne // Reception venue: Te Anau Club // Cake: Melanie Thompson // Heli company: Southern Lakes Helicopters.