Gemma & Luke are the sort of people where just being in their presence brightens your day. Their smiles & easy-going attitudes are infectious. So naturally their wedding day was relaxed and filled with happiness & laughter! Plus maybe a few happy tears!
I loved everything about Gemma & Luke's wedding but my favourite part of the day was their first look; when they saw each other for the first time on the day they became husband & wife. It was so sweet and emotional. I know both of them were a little nervous but as soon as they saw each other nothing else mattered.
I am so excited to share my favourites with you on the blog & I apologise in advance if it takes ages to load... I had a hard time narrowing down my favourites! 😝
Luke set the bar high with his wedding day gift for Gemma... 52 letters for each week of their first year of marriage - that is an incredible effort Luke & very sweet!
Gemma you are gorgeous my friend!
While I spent the morning with the girls who were having impromptu dance parties in between getting ready, Matt was over at the guys house where they were also preparing for the big day, possibly minus the dancing.
Looking good guys!
Words don't really do Gemma & Luke's beautiful first-look justice, but the photos say it all.
Then this epic team of groomsmen & bridesmaids joined us & got the party started!
That mint and navy combination... looking fabulous team!
Next stop was a picnic in the park, then down to the lake front for a few shots with #thatwanakatree. I encourage all our couples to have someone pack a picnic basket for portrait time; it shouldn't be just about taking photos, we want you to enjoy hanging out & celebrating with your bridal party. Plus by that time in the wedding day you're usually a little peckish too!
It's almost like the backdrop of Lake Wanaka was made for Gemma & Luke's colour scheme!
Gemma & Luke chose the The Lookout Lodge for their ceremony & reception venue. It was the first time we've been there and it's absolutely stunning!!!
How gorgeous is Ollie, Gemma & Luke's furbaby!!!
Because Gemma & Luke did a first look & their portraits before the ceremony they got to spend all afternoon with their guests. There were lawn games, drinks, canapés and a live band which set a beautiful atmosphere for the afternoon of celebration.
Inside, the lodge was decorated to perfection. Gemma & Luke had thought of everything. I loved the table centrepieces with photos from their adventures together!
And how cute is that frame with maps of their milestones?!!
This dessert bar was lovingly created by Helen, Gemma's mum. The whole spread looked amazing but the cookies & cream cheesecake...😍 it was to-die-for!!!
The masterpiece wedding cake by The Stash from Queenstown.
Gemma & Luke had an epic first dance to start off the night of dancing. Queenstown band Calico soon had everyone up on the dance floor.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Fraser! What a perfect first day of marriage!!! ❤️ Thank you for choosing us as your photographers to capture the beautiful story of your wedding day. We loved celebrating with you both, your epic bridal party and your family & friends!
#Frasingtons we love you guys! It has been awesome getting to know you over the course of your wedding journey. And we cannot wait to see what adventures the future holds for you both!
The awesome wedding creatives...
Dress: Brides by Donna Rae // Bridesmaid dresses: The Stockroom // Suits: Vanmeer Suit Hire Palmerston North (Luke's mum) // Makeup: Emma for Beauty // Hair: Leah & Kylie's Mobile Wedding Hair // Flowers: Crimson Wedding Flowers // Jewellery: Pascoes // Venue: The Lookout Lodge Wanaka // Celebrant: Jo Williamson // Catering: Delicious // Cake: The Stash Queenstown // Dessert bar: Helen (Gemma's mum) // Band: Calico Entertainment // Invitation stationery: The Creative Room.