Emily & Andrew had a garden-party style wedding (complete with giant jenga & croquet on the lawn) at the simply stunning Hampton Lea Gardens near Rolleston.
The midday ceremony was followed by champagne & canapé’s, and while the guests mingled I took Emily & Andrew off for their formal photographs at a few different spots around the gardens, in the old woolshed (which doubles as the wet-weather ceremony space) and against the old 2 story barn. After the late-lunch reception Andrew & Emily took their first dance on the lawn. Despite the forecast for showers we were very lucky with the weather – overcast is great for photography! – and the showers stayed away until early evening.
Emily & Andrew liked my art-documentary approach to wedding photography and asked for mostly informal photographs of them with their guests throughout the day, with a few formal photographs of just the two of them. I had so much fun capturing the story of their wedding day: from a nervous & excited bride arriving at the venue, through the sweet & simple ceremony, a relaxed celebration & reception to the first dance on the lawn and culminating with Emily’s enthusiastic throw of her bouquet (she got some serious height!).
Here are my highlights from Emily & Andrew’s wedding – click to enlarge.