It's hard to find a photo from this wedding where someone isn't smiling, laughing or just completely cracking up! And that sums up Marty & Gemma's Glenorchy wedding. Everyone had such a fun, chilled out day. There was constant laughter in the air and hanging out with the bridal party all day was a party itself!
My day started at the girl's house, documenting all the beautiful wedding details & everyone having a very chilled out morning. Gemma & the girls allowed themselves plenty of time to just enjoy getting ready and it totally paid off because everything flowed so smoothly and there was such a relaxed vibe.
And Matt spent the morning with Marty & the guys, showing them how to tie ties and put on suspenders ;-) The guys had a relaxing morning too, apart from panicking momentarily when they thought the drinks chiller was broken! It wasn't, so a crisis was diverted!
Gemma got into her beautiful dress & we headed to the first look location where Marty would see his bride. Marty & Gemma opted for a first look wedding timeline where they did their portraits & saw each other before the ceremony so that they could spend the rest of the day celebrating with guests.
Gemma you're so beautiful, that smile of yours just lights up a room!
Glenorchy sure turned it on for us!
Look at that beautiful blue water! Glenorchy is such a amazing spot in New Zealand! And this bridal party were so much fun.
And then it was time to make things official! Marty & Gemma picked pretty much the most beautiful spot lakeside at Glenorchy for their ceremony, just check out that backdrop!
They look pretty pleased to now be husband & wife!
After the ceremony everyone headed to the Glenorchy pub for a cold beverage and to spend time celebrating with Mr & Mrs Sloane, before they later made their way to the hall for the reception. We arrived in Glenorchy the day before the wedding & Gemma's girlfriends were all busy making the hall look stunning. They did an incredible job, I really loved the hanging lanterns and the hints of purple everywhere, which looked fabulous against the black linen.
How simply beautiful is this cake?! I'd taken a good half dozen photos before I realised the sunflowers weren't real! They're iced and they looked amazing.
The speeches? Brilliant! And that was no surprise, having got to know the bridal party over the course of the day. One of the groomsmen is nicknamed Trouble, I need not say anymore. There's some hilarious photos from this portion of the evening, but we'll keep it PG on the blog ;-)
I love how much fun Marty & Gemma had on their wedding day! I just know they have a fun marriage full of laughter & joy ahead of them. Just look at them cutting shapes around the dance-floor!
The bluegrass band; Two-armed Men & a Possum Picker were a hit! We've been lucky enough to hear these guys perform at two weddings now!
Marty & Gemma, we can't thank you enough for having us be a part of your awesome wedding! We had such a great day hanging out with you both & the bridal party. I cannot wait to show you the rest of the photos :-)
Much love! xx