Steph & Mick {Engaged/Married}

Alert, alert… one MAMMOTH blog contained within. I still have a few wedding blogs to construct! And I’m excited to share them all! … We are starting with the gorgeous Steph and Mick and I’ve combined their engagement shoot and wedding together for double the goodness!!!

Steph and Mick have been a true pleasure to capture as a couple. They’ve been together the better part of a decade… not far off anyway! They’ve travelled the world, visiting so many glorious places together, getting to know each other in the best way that challenges any couple! You’re in each others pockets all the time, some people may not be so good at directions or organising. Some may spend too much money and make the other carry all your spending glory. Some may think they ‘know it all’. Haha In nooo way am I referring to Steph and Mick right now… I’m just saying from personal experience… travelling is one of the funnest, best, most challenging ways to really find out how much you love your other half!!!! Side note>> Doug… thanks sooo much for marrying me after having travelled the world with me haha!
Steph and Mick were so stoked to be finally making things official after having spent so much of their lives together already! And Mick’s face when she came down the aisle was nothing short of blown away joy!
Trents Vineyard put on a beautiful day for them and it was our absolute pleasure to capture every moment!!

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We had a great time on their engagement shoot, but soon escaped the ridiculous gale force winds of the Port Hills and found a cosy enchanted wee forest near by!

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

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Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

To whom ever it may concern… Thank you for making these gorgeous wee huts for us to use for our creative benefit!! They are pretty darn cute!

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

You have such a beautiful smile Steph!!

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

Oh that sunlight! Can’t get enough of it!

Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch

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Port Hills Engagement Shoot, Christchurch
On March 27th, their wedding day… I arrived to a gorgeous Steph and her beautiful Robyn Cliffe gown.

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Amazing detail and flow to this wedding gown, how could Steph not blow the socks off of Mick! Beautiful!

Robyn Cliffe Wedding Gown

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

I immensely appreciated the dedication of these bridesmaids trying to get a dress centered in this window. Photo opportunities all round!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Over at Mick’s house, the Groom is cool as a cat!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Steph you look incredible! Every last little detail!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Thaaaat veil!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Natural light like this, doesn’t get much better!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

And before we know it, it’s that time.. and the ceremony is calling the brides name!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

I often wonder… if a bride and groom were to get nervous pre ceremony (it’s totally okay and absolutely natural) … Would it be more nerve wracking for the Groom who is meeting and greeting everyone as they arrive and standing at the alter for the arrival of the bride. Or for the Bride who has everyone staring at her in all her bridal glory as she walks towards her future husband!?!?! … Just a random thought to ponder!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

I’m such a fan of Trents! The reception always look so gorgeous!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

We’ve done quite a few weddings at Trents… and it’s funny.. but this was the very first wedding where the couple had chosen to have horses in the field! … Naughty nibbling horses (yes one took a bite at my camera bag haha)

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

And here she comes….. Micks face! .. Enough said!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Gorgeous!!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Such a happy Mum!

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Married!!!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Such a dream couple! I really loved capturing their beauty together!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

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Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Magical!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Steph loves horses and this mischievous little horsey loved her flowers…. … tooo the point where she was being chased round and round in circles. Of course the photographers just took photos!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Looooving that Robyn Cliffe dress!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Such a beautiful couple!

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Reception time!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Anyone who pulls off an intricate dance is golden in my books! These guys did amazing!

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

I have a lot of favourite shots from the season… but I think this is the top of the tops for me!It’s got fairytale written all over it, and I love a good fairytale!! :)

Trents Vineyard, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Steph and Mick, you guys are amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed being able to capture so many special moments in your beautiful wedding and you both as a couple! Enjoy your photos for ever more! And here’s to the BEST first year of marriage and many more to come!
All our best, Heather & Doug xxx