I don't know where to start with this awesome wedding! Rory & Mary are two incredible, down-to-earth people who it has been a privilege getting to know. And their wedding day was a beautiful reflection of their love, a celebration with family and friends and was so perfect beyond words!
Rory & Mary exchanged vows surrounded by their loved ones on the 8th of May, amongst the beautiful warm colours of autumn. The location for the day was Pisa Moorings on the shores of Lake Dunstan. I love the landscape & beauty of Central Otago & it was an honour to photograph this wedding in such a fabulous spot of our country.
I arrived in the morning to the girl's house where everyone was chilling out & enjoying a glass of bubbly while having hair and makeup done. It's always such a joy to spend the morning with the girls, seeing all the excitement and nerves & getting to capture it all in photos that will last a lifetime.
This dress was just stunning!
Meanwhile over at the boys house...
Rory & Mary had a beautiful ceremony in the warmth of the afternoon sun down by the water’s edge. Their ceremony was filled with stories of the adventures these two have had so far, the many accomplishments they’re achieved together and their exciting future as husband and wife.
It was easy to see just how important family is to Rory and Mary. I love getting to document these precious moments at weddings. It’s not just about the beautiful, creative shots. Some of the most treasured photos are full of real emotion, the kind of photos where people are unaware of the camera.
Just how gorgeous are these two right!?!
We were totally spoilt for choice when it came to locations for photos. We had that awesome warm autumn light & one blissfully happy bridal party. These guys were a laugh a minute and so much fun to photograph!
Just before Rory & Mary made a grand entrance to their party we snuck off for a few shots on the bridge at Pisa Moorings Resort. These two are just too photogenic & spent most of the day with their eyes locked on each other - just so happy to be married & enjoying every part of their special day.
The reception venue was the awesome Moorings Restaurant & Conference Centre. The place looked stunning with all Mary & Rory's personalised details.
Matt’s favourite part of the reception - the speeches! And I just love that Guy, Mary's brother, bought Mary a selfie stick for a wedding present!
Rory & Mary shared their first dance together, soon joined by most of the guests! Party time! ;)
Rory & Mary, words cannot describe how amazing your wedding day was. You are two awesome people & it has been a privilege getting to know you both. Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day.xx