On Friday Matty and Fleur tied the knot in the Egerton backyard before heading with their family & friends to Borland Lodge for an epic celebration under the moody night sky and twinkling fairy lights. And let me tell you, these two know how to throw a party!
The first thing you'll see in this blog is Fleur's gorgeous styling! From carefully thought out details to that epic reception marquee setup. The florals, her gorgeous bridal gown and the colour palette - oh my that green of the bridesmaid dresses! Everything had been thought of. The next thing you'll see is Fleur and Matt's smiles! I don't think you'll find a more fun pair on my blog, these two just laughed and celebrated with their loved ones all day long!
Congratulations Mr & Mrs McKenzie on a stunning first day of marriage! Filled with SO much laughter, quite a few tears of happiness and all the good vibes. It was a pleasure to capture your day and I am thrilled to share this blog with you, I have so many favourite moments from your day...
While the girls got ready out at Wairaki, the guys spent the morning on the golf course before setting up at the Egerton's.
It was soon time to make it all official!
And it was very special for Matt and I to get to work with the gorgeous Anna Case who stepped in to officiate Matty & Fleur's ceremony at the last minute. Anna is actually a past bride of ours and a good friend!
These two photos as Fleur walked up the aisle are some of my absolute favourites from the whole day! They just give you all the feels...
While guests enjoyed the shade in the Egerton backyard then started heading out to Borland Lodge we stole the bridal party away for photos. Our first stop was the barn, which had been spruced up as the wet weather option for the day and ended up being a great source of shade for the hot windy afternoon.
There's a couple of well known bridges on the way from the Egerton's to Borland so we had a couple of pit stops along the way!
I love a good venue where guests can stay the weekend and continue the celebrations, and Borland Lodge definitely delivers! How epic does this set up look?!
The gorgeous marquee setup. The greenery, the wood, the cake!
With the bridal party's awesome entrance the real party was started. The speeches were hilarious, heart centered and one of them even rhyming! There was a boat race, plenty of toasting and a top effort in cutting the cake too.
While Country Manor served up dinner, guests enjoyed the day turning to evening with the beauty of the clear roofed marquee coming to life.
Could you get a more romantic setting for your first dance as husband and wife?!
A massive congratulations to you Matty and Fleur! What a day! I bet you're still buzzing. Thank you so much for choosing us as your photographers, we have loved being a part of this journey with you and we look forward to seeing what the future brings for you both.
I can't wait to show you all the photos and get designing your wedding album - it's going to be epic! x
BRIDAL DRESS: Brides by Donna Rae | BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Leave Her Wilder | SUITS: McKnight & Brown Menswear | MAKE-UP: Ashlee Whipps | HAIR: Tara Lowe | FLOWERS: Bella & Ruby Bespoke Floristry | CELEBRANT: Anna Case | STATIONERY: Jolly Elephant Design | CATERING: Country Manor | RECEPTION VENUE: Borland Lodge | MARQUEE: Prestige Marquee | CAKE: Dale Egerton | MUSIC: D&M Duo.