Tim & Helen's gorgeous Hawthorne Gardens wedding last Friday was certainly a rainy one, but we didn't let the rain dampen any of the fun & celebrations. We found sheltered spots, made use of their beautifully themed umbrellas and Tim, Helen & their bridal party were absolute troopers in the cold weather. I know in years to come Tim & Helen will look back on their wedding day and remember the rain. But they'll also remember the love of their family & friends surrounding them, of their beautiful nieces as flower girls, of the sentimental details that completed their love story and of all the laughter & joy they shared with their bridal party as they celebrated their first day of marriage.
I am often asked by wedding couples how we handle rainy wedding days. Regardless of whether it's a 30 degree sweltering day or if it's raining cats & dogs - my aim is always to ensure we have a lot of fun and while we may have to work to the conditions, we don't want the conditions to change our photo experience. We might not be able to control the weather, but we can make sure it doesn't impact our results. So at the end of Tim & Helen's wedding day when they thanked us for how easy we'd made the day for them, it made me so so happy!
Tim & Helen's burgundy red colour scheme was just perfect for their autumn wedding!
It was so good to be back at Hawthorne Gardens with the wonderful Ian & Heather as hosts. The perfect venue to finish up our Southland wedding season, especially with access to the warm marquee!
How cute are Tim & Helen's nieces!?!
A big shout out to this awesome bridal party for being so much fun to spend the day with!
Those autumn colours!!! 😍
The misty trees out at Sandy Point made for a contrasting location.
I'm sure all the bridal party were pretty happy to get inside to the warmth at Elmwood for the rest of the celebrations!
Congratulations Tim & Helen!
Thank you for trusting us with documenting your beautiful first day of marriage! We had a wonderful day with you, your families and friends! I look forward to showing you all the photos and designing your wedding album - it's going to be amazing! x
DRESS: Brides by Donna Rae | MAKE-UP: Lizzie (friend) | HAIR: Erin Black | FLOWERS: Ambrosia Designer Florist | CELEBRANT: Megan McKenzie | CEREMONY VENUE: Hawthorne Gardens | CATERING: Country Manor + Elmwood Catering | RECEPTION VENUE: Elmwood | VENUE DECORATION: Marquee Party Hire | CAKE: Glenda Crowe.