Matthew and Sarah married at the Gore Catholic Church last Saturday surrounded by their loved ones. It’s always fun photographing weddings for friends. Although all our wedding couples end up becoming friends, we’ve known Matt for many years and it was awesome to be there to witness and photograph the day he married his best friend and sweetheart, Sarah.
Sarah was the most chilled out, beautiful bride and Matt looked very dapper in navy. We had so much fun spending the day with these two, their families and friends!
Gore turned on a fantastic day of sunshine for them and I was in photographer heaven with the beautiful late afternoon light during portrait time. Here’s some of my favourite captures from Matt & Sarah’s wedding day…
Sarah and her family got ready at the awesome Hokonui B&B hosted by Shona & Brian, while just across the other side of town Matt got ready at his parent's place.
Off to the church where two families soon became one.
Officially Mr & Mrs Cruickshank!
I think these two photos below are my absolute favourites! They just capture all the love and happiness. And that late afternoon winter light was perfect!
The Heartland Croydon Lodge looked amazing as ever inside for Matt & Sarah's reception. And that wedding cake by the talented Jude Taylor was just gorgeous!
Congratulations again friends! Thank you for having us as your photographers - it was a real privilege to be a part of your special day.xx
DRESS: Brides by Donna Rae | HAIR & MAKE-UP: DeVine Hair & Beauty | FLOWERS: Kate Stone Wedding Flowers & Design | BRIDAL PREP VENUE: Hokonui B&B | PRIEST: Father Damian | CEREMONY VENUE: Gore Catholic Church | RECEPTION VENUE: Heartland Croydon Lodge | CAKE: Taylor Made Cakes | MUSIC: DJ Nightlife.