Get comfy in your seat. Grab your favourite drink. And get ready...this is a big blog! I just couldn't help myself with too many gorgeous moments & details to share from Matt & Gabbie's wedding in the Catlins last weekend!
Matt and Gabbie got married on their farm near Balclutha and then headed to Pounawea for their reception at Kuramea Lodge. It rained on and off all day, then the sun came out & it got windy...basically one of those four season Southland days! But none of that mattered & nobody was phased by the weather. Matt was marrying Gabbie, the love of his life & mother to their gorgeous son, Mason.
I feel like words don't do Matt and Gabbie's beautiful first day of marriage justice. Hopefully these photographs do the job of showcasing all the love and celebration. There were sweet moments, a few happy tears, so many meaningful details and wonderful memories made.
Gabbie you looked stunning. And ladies...#bridesquadgoals right there!
Matt got ready at the Sinclair family home in Cannibal Bay.
The spot Matt and Gabbie picked on the farm for their ceremony was perfect. The rain clouds cleared just in time for the ceremony and Sharyn Payne made the marriage official.
The grin on Matt's face as Gabbie walked down the aisle said it all!
Mason stole the show, destroying a few flowers while he was at it!
Matt and Gabbie have this incredible old stone barn on the property. You might remember me being obsessed with it at their engagement session. Well as the rain showers returned during portrait time, this old barn gave us shelter and an epic backdrop!
These two certainly didn't let the rain dampen their spirits.
And by the time we arrived in Pounawea the sun was shining.
Congratulations Matt and Gabbie - thank you for having us as a part of your magical day!
Kuramea Lodge looked incredible with the theme of lace & greenery flowing throughout.
There is so much happiness in each of these photos. An incredible first day of your happily-ever-after friends! Sinclair family - it was great to see you all again. And the Trevenen's - it was lovely to meet you all! We had a fun day joining in the celebrations and photographing all the love!
I hope you enjoy your blog Matt & Gabbie...SO many more photos to come. Congratulations again. Matt and I wish you a lifetime of love together! x