Regan and Maigan love Twizel. They love spending time together as a family up there with their daughter Kynleigh. So when they started planning their wedding Twizel was their choice of location and when we arrived up there the day before the wedding I could see exactly why - it's stunning country with vivid blue waters and gorgeous views. The town has a relaxed vibe to it and the venue; MacKenzie Country Hotel is a beautiful stone clad building perfect for a wedding.
However Twizel certainly didn't deliver on the weather front for these two on the Saturday, I could have cried as the gorgeous views were all shrouded in rain clouds! But I also knew from Regan & Maigan's wet engagement session that these two wouldn't let that deter them from enjoying their first day of marriage! The bridal party weren't going to let getting soaked in the rain during portrait time stop their fun either! And thankfully just before the ceremony the rain clouds cleared for Regan and Maigan and their guests.
I loved Regan & Maigan's wedding day flow - from how relaxed the morning was, their first look and portraits before the ceremony so they could just stay & celebrate with their guests all afternoon. Their daughter Kynleigh was a part of their ceremony, handing over the rings and Regan got his truck in some shots too! Well done Sanfords on a truly personalised & special day - it was a beauty to photograph.
Maigan you looked so beautiful and elegant in that gown!
There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Maigan walked out in her dress!
While I spent the morning with all the girls getting ready at a house around the road, the guys' morning back at the hotel looked slightly different...
They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. Well Regan and Maigan have got bucket loads of luck because within minutes of their first look these two were soaked. Not that either of them noticed the rain - they just had eyes for each other. This was such a sweet first look!
We had the best afternoon with this crew!
Kynleigh was such a wee superstar for portraits - after a quick nap in the car she was ready for location number two!
I just love that shot (above right)! Maigan in that dress, the moody sky, the colours.
Then it was time to make it all official!
A very proud father.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Sanford!
The rest of the afternoon was spent chilling out with guests, enjoying the grazing table and some lawn games.
Inside the marquee looked incredible and soon the evening celebrations were ready to kick off.
After some hilarious speeches and some heartfelt sentiments shared, dinner was served!
The beautiful cake was cut and the dance floor was opened!
Regan and Maigan - congratulations again and thank you for trusting us to document your gorgeous day (although you may have been having your doubts after two rainy shoots with us! 😬😆). It was an honour to be a part of your first day of marriage and we wish you a lifetime of happiness together as husband and wife.
I can't wait to show you all the photos! x
DRESS: Love Me Do Bridal | MAKE-UP & HAIR: HeadKandy Twizel | FLOWERS: Lois Holdaway - Timaru | CELEBRANT: Claire Burgess - Winton | VENUE & CATERING: MacKenzie Country Hotel | CAKE: Aorakiss - Glentanner | MUSIC: Double Talk - Timaru.