Our last wedding in November was extraordinary! … It was full of soooo much laughter, love and complete craziness!
Up to Tauranga we went to celebrate the fun, crazy, beautiful duo that is Pete and Charlotte. Friends and family came from all over the country both North and South to watch these two become husband and wife.
Ataahua Gardens held this gorgeous event that everyone had been waiting for since they got engaged over 2 years ago! … The day was finallllyyyy here!! YAY! And what a beautiful day it is… Great things are so worth waiting for… as you will very well witness through the next few minutes of this wedding blog!
The finishing touches were being put on Char as I arrived… she was already radiating, and all her amazing friends/bridesmaids were buzzing round her with complete and utter excitement too!
Wee James, so cute, adorable and stealing the show at 9 weeks old.
I showed this photo to Char and her bridemaid’s as I was taking them. Charlotte scoffed at it a little bit and I *ahem* gently told her off. She’s never quite seen herself like this… she didn’t even think it was her. Well I’m here to tell you my friend… It IS you.. and YOU are goooorgeous!!
I was fairly attached to this mirror! It was a good mirror. Good mirrors must be used numerous amounts of times! hehe
Charlotte looking at her Dad who is walking his daughter down the aisle in 30 minutes time!
Charlotte is such a thoughtful soul, full of beautiful wee surprises. This is Pete’s best friend who passed away 10 years ago. Charlotte called Daniel’s family and asked for a photo and she had it framed for the ceremony so Daniel would be with Pete on the day. Such a gorgeous heartfelt sentiment!
Right throughout their ceremony they gazed at each other and laughed together. Tricky little things were slipped into the vows … things that made Char laugh, and also she had to agree to. These guys are just so great together… it doesn’t matter where they are or what they are doing!… They are doing it smiling and laughing!
I’m slipping this beautifuuul family into the blog because I love these guys A LOT! … This is my gorgeous friend Briley and her Mike, who’s wedding we shot a couple of years ago. She and Mike now have their wee boy James who is just the cuteeesssst thing in the world!! Warms my heart to boiling point to see you guys as a wee family!!! Gush, gush, gush!!!
You lean on me, I’ll lean on you!!
I love a bunch of posers!
And then they ran – and they ran fast!
Now I need to put a disclaimer in here… I could quite easily walk into territory of being that person that tells a story that is soooo funny when you are there, but then the person you’re telling it to doesn’t get it because it’s a “You had to be there” type of funny. Well this is funny and well you’re just going to have to pretend that you WERE there. :) Deal??
Briley played Charlotte throughout this speech and Jo played the romantic Pete. They trawled 5 years of Facebook material looking for their coverage… and what they found was Charlotte being the sweetie she is and sharing how much she loves Pete. And what they found of Pete was – … “Oh yip.. thanks… PHOTO OF A TRUCK!!!”. And if it wasn’t a truck, a photo of a fish wasn’t too far behind. It was so perfectly delivered and if I can just say… Jo… you make a swelllll Pete! hehe
Char and Pete! … You guys are SOOO great!!! SO GREAT! We loved every little bit of your day and you can easily see how it’s one of the happiest days of your lives!! There is just so much magic in committing to each other and having all your nearest and dearest there witnessing it all. I know you guys had so much fun! And we did right with you!
So looking forward to showing you more photos! But for now, just enjoy every little bit of being married and the new novelty of calling each other ‘Hubby’ and ‘The Mrs’ (literally).
Big Hugs and massive Congratulations to you guys,
Love Heather & Doug xoxo