I have the sweetest of weddings for you this Friday afternoon, with one of my favourite photographers behind the camera and another acting as Bridesmaid for the day! Lauren & Bryn were in safe hands when they hired Greta from Vela Images to capture their pretty garden wedding. As Lauren said “From the moment I met Greta I knew my wedding photos were in safe hands. Greta was confident, experienced, creative and positive which made us all feel comfortable and natural. The day goes so fast but she has captured moments we will look on and love forever.” I couldn’t agree more!
I love the look of these bridal party shots… some of my favourites, and I especially love the get up the groomsmen are rocking!! About their ceremony at Brookegreen Park in Coatesville, Lauren says “Bryn always wanted a garden wedding, and he found the most amazing, private, romantic, diverse, beautiful garden I have ever seen! Willows, geese, manicured lawns lakes and bridges were just some of the features in our dream venue. The sun came out and made everything shine!”
More from Lauren: “It is hard to pinpoint one moment, every single part contributed to the whole day being personal and impacting! Having family and friends being a support and seeing and hearing their happiness for us was so overwhelming. Enjoying the outworking of all the time and effort you put into the day is an amazingly satisfying feeling. And to top it all off you promise to spend the rest of your life with your best friend, pretty cool!!
It was really special having 3 flower girls and 3 page boys. They are all my family and were so excited to be involved. The oldest flower girl Sara was extra special as my mother had Sara’s mother Tammy as her flower girl and I was Tammy’s. I hope that one day the tradition will continue and Sara will have my daughter involved when she gets married.”
For our reception we headed to the Wharf, which is so stunning – right on the water with 270 degree views of the harbour. It was on two levels and in a circle shape so it was easy to see everyone. There were chandeliers over every table, one giant one in the middle, everything sparkling and a menu designed by a celebrity chef added glitz and glam to party the night away in.”
Photographer | Greta Kenyon of Vela Images with Jessica Sim second shooting, Cinematographer | Cat Goodey, Bride’s Dress | Sera Lily, Bride’s Shoes | Glassons, Bride’s Jewelry | Red Current, Groom’s Attire | Top Man, Groomsmen Attire | Top Man, Bridesmaid Dresses | Forever New, Flowers & Decor | Wild Bunch, Invitations & Stationery | Jess Holdaway, Hairstylist | Blaze, Newmarket, Makeup Artist | Kate Solley – M.A.C, Ceremony Venue | Brookegreen Park, Coatesville, Auckland, Ceremony Officiant | Paul Bohane, Reception Venue | The Wharf, Auckland, Ceremony Musicians | The Right Ones