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Claire & Peter {Married} Part 1

If you meet Claire. You’ll love her right away. She’s got a beautiful heart that is on show for all the world to see. She’s excited, bubbly, jumpy, lovely and beautiful right to the core. And Pete is her perfect opposite. He’s a little quieter, very chilled and there for his girl every bit of the way! …
Pete also believed Claire when she said she never wanted to get married.. funny how girls change their mind! So after 11 years, they are both so excited to be walking back up the aisle, as husband and wife.

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It’s been rather rainy up and down the country recently… and Saturday bought in some epic sideways rain! … Right before we left for the wedding, I had someone wish me ‘good weather’ for our day of shooting ‘when we needed it’. And that is EXACTLY how the day panned out. It hosed down majority of the day, but right when we needed the clouds to dry it’s eyes.. they did.

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I arrived to an excited Claire getting ready with her girls at Tai Tapu Lodge.

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
Up in the rustic loft of their accomodation… it was so relaxing listening to the rain pound on the roof and watching it outside as I played with the details of the day.

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
Make Up Artist, Selina Nunn did a fantastic job as per usual!

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
Looks of endearment all.day.long.

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
Over at the boys, there’s a cool calm atmosphere.

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
One proud Mum right here.

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
Rain is fun! :D And if it wasn’t raining, Doug probably would have got the hose out anyway! haha

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Back to the girls …it’s almost dress time!

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu Lodge, Wedding Photography
I do like playing with the shoes!! :D

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
I was so excited to see Claire had a birdcage. I knew it’d suit her so beautifully.

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Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
And I was right! .. She’s breathtaking!

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch
Her ride is here…

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu Lodge, Wedding Photography
It cleared up and even showed a teeny bit of blue sky for all of 10 minutes. But 10 minutes is all I need. I was loving this venue and the girl looked amazing!

Tai Tapu, Wedding photography Christchurch

Tai Tapu Lodge, Wedding Photography

Tai Tapu Lodge, Wedding Photography
15 minutes  West at Melton Estate was a different story however… The guests huddled inside in the dry and Pete took some time out back before his beautiful bride arrived.

Tai Tapu Lodge, Wedding Photography

Tai Tapu Lodge, Wedding Photography

Tai Tapu Lodge, Wedding Photography
Follow me to Part 2 for the ceremony and so much more goodness for Claire and Pete… Right this way………………..

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