I think Brittany & Hamish's wedding is the first wedding we've shot where pretty much everything, all day, ran ahead of schedule. As in if Brittany had had her way she'd have showed up early to the ceremony! From the girl's hair & makeup in the morning to the family photos - each part of the day was relaxed, organised and ran so smoothly that there was always time to just soak up the celebrations & chill out, or as Brittany's run-sheet listed it; "Allocated Spare Time".
Aside from how totally organised and relaxed the day was, it was also a very fun day. We had the best time hanging out with these two, their awesome bridal party and Hamish & Brittany's sweet family and friends. Special wee touches like having their nephews carry toy tractors for ring boxes and getting their mums to witness their marriage signing just made the day a complete reflection of all that Hamish & Brittany hold dear to them.
I loved spending the morning in the company of all these lovely ladies!
Brittany's 'first look' with her dad had the tears flowing & the make-up running.
Check out Brittany's cute wee tractor nail!
Continuing on the tractor theme over at the boys...
It was a pleasure to be back at The Orchard Garden in Clyde. I love this venue & this area of Central Otago is one my favourites - so naturally I'm always excited to come back!
Officially Mr & Mrs Stuart!
When we walked around the venue the day before the wedding, I spied this little nook in the garden and I had a vision for these photos in that magical spot of light. 😍
So many laughs with this bridal party crew!
Love you two!
Inside the venue looked incredible with the twinkle lights adding to Brittany & Hamish's gold accent styling.
The speeches were funny, toasts were heartfelt and there were a few good stories & jokes thrown in for good measure.
The shoe game was hilarious! 90% of the questions they agreed on, but there were a few up for debate. 😂
Hamish & Brittany's first dance was EPIC!
The last shot of the evening...Matt is usually the one who runs around our couple with the sparkler when we do these sorts of shots, but this time I had a go...so technically this shot is Matt's because he was manning the camera. 😜
Hamish & Britt - congratulations friends! What a beautiful, relaxed, fun first day of marriage!!! We feel so privileged to have been a part of your wedding journey with you both and love that we've made awesome friends in the process.
I can't wait to see where the future takes you in your marriage! x