After more than a decade of doing life together, Nick & Anieka tied the knot at River Ridge Retreat on Saturday. The sun was shining and these two beautiful humans & their epic bridal party were so much fun to spend the day with celebrating an incredible first day of marriage!
From gorgeous florals to all the sweet, unforgettable moments - Nick and Anieka's wedding was picture perfect. These two are so laidback, nothing was a worry - not even Nick's suit dilemma (more on that later!) and the day was a total reflection of their relaxed, happy personalities. The ceremony was short, sweet and filled with laughter. And now Nick and Anieka begin a new chapter of their lives, as husband and wife. Here's some highlights from their stunning day...
Anieka & the girls got ready at Pounawea at a bach on the beachfront - it was such a great space for portraits!
That moment when you step in to your wedding gown and suddenly it all stops being surreal and you realise, this is it...I'm getting married today!
So beautiful ladies!
Nick's morning began with clay bird shooting at River Ridge, then became slightly more hectic when he realised his suit hadn't actually been altered yet! Thankfully there was a sewing kit on hand and all was made right - the guys even had time for a quick beer before the ceremony! But I'm sure Nick would agree with us on our tip for any groom's to-be; check your wedding gear before the big day. 👍
Nick and Anieka's daughter Maycie stole the show as the cutest wee flower girl!
While guests hung out at River Ridge, we hit the road with Nick & Anieka's bridal party for some portrait time. This bridal party were so much fun - thanks for being so welcoming & photogenic team!
From the native trees to the beach. It was a stunning day to be at the beach!
And then it was back to River Ridge Retreat to get partying with all their guests.
If you haven't been to River Ridge Retreat before...it is such a great set up! Guests spent equal amounts of the evening inside the venue, as well as outside on the wrap-around verandah, while kids ran around on the big grass slopes.
After Nick & Anieka's first dance we stole them outside for a few minutes as the sun went behind the hills - the perfect end to a day filled with beautiful portraits!
Congratulations again Nick & Anieka! We loved being a part of your beautiful day and had such a fun time - from all the laughs we had with your epic bridal party, through to helping get that engagement ring off your sore finger for you Anieka! 😂 It's been a pleasure getting to know you on your wedding journey. I can't wait for you to see all the photos! x