2016 was a huge year for us here at Heidi Horton Photography and we definitely ended the year on a high note with Hannah & Sean's amazing Central Otago wedding!
We met Hannah & Sean for their engagement session earlier in the year and I instantly knew then that their big day would be stress-free, fun and relaxed. Hannah & Sean's love story began many years ago and essentially they have grown into adults alongside one another. The love that they share is the sort of love that everyone hopes for - the quiet, friendly, made to last forever kind of love.
Hannah & Sean's wedding day arrived & it was set to be a warm one with not a cloud in the sky. Everyone was ready to celebrate and be merry on this stunning Central Otago summer's day. I spent a laidback morning with the girls and Hannah's beautiful family as they got ready at Bannockburn where Hannah's parents have a house.
Hannah's gorgeous wee niece made the cutest flowergirl!
Sean & his groomsmen got ready in Cromwell before heading to the church to greet guests.
Hannah & Sean had their beautiful, love-filled ceremony at the Cromwell Catholic Church of the Irish Martyrs.
Father Vaughan Hook officiated the ceremony - complete with stories of love and family, prayer and a fantastic rendition of the song "Awesome God!".
While guests spent the afternoon relaxing at Old Cromwell Town, the bridal party went in search of some shade to have a celebratory picnic and do photos!
This crew were so much fun to spend the day with. It felt like we were hanging out with old friends!
Hannah & Sean - you two look amazing!
The Orchard Garden near Clyde was the perfect setting for Hannah & Sean's wedding reception, with a beautiful big garden including a hedge maze and a stunningly decorated venue filled with the warm glow of fairy lights and candles.
Speeches were said from the heart and the room was filled with love & happiness!
As the sun got lower in the sky Hannah & Sean chose to take ten minutes for themselves and we snuck out to the back to an old orchard of plum trees. The perfect spot for a few more photos and a chance for the newlyweds to soak in the day together.
And then it was time for their first dance as Mr & Mrs O'Callaghan!
Hannah & Sean; thank you so much for including us in your beautiful wedding day! It was a privilege to document your day. We instantly felt like part of the family & had a lot of fun with everyone on the day - it was so nice to get to know your parents, the whole bridal party and your guests!
Thank you also from the bottom of our hearts for your kind words for us in your speech - it brought a tear to my eye! What a perfect end to 2016 for Heidi Horton Photography. We haven't photographed a wedding more filled with love & happiness ❤️. We know you both have an amazing marriage ahead of you! xx
The awesome wedding vendors:
Venues: Cromwell Catholic Church of the Irish Martyrs + The Orchard Garden
Dress: Brides by Donna Rae
Makeup: Jazmyne Aria van Gosliga
Hair: Julie Addis of Why Not Hair & Body
Flowers: Jenny Clark at Studio 24 florist
Priest: Father Vaughan Hook
Cake: Hannah's Aunty Kerry Seymour
Band: Neil Chilton