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Juliet & Henry {Married} Part 1

It’s 2013. It’s Two Thousand and Thirteen. It is TWO. THOUSAND. AND. THIRRRRRR-TEEEEEN. Doesn’t matter how you say it… I still can’t believe it.  2012 was a BIG year for us. Exactly this time last year we had a shot a grand total of 5 whole weddings in our wedding career. It felt like a seriously slow take off. But also truly worth it. Good things take time though right?… That small number of 5  between the 1st of January 2012 and the 1st of January 2013 soon jumped up to 35. We have a lot of amazing clients or even potential clients at the time of booking that took a leap of faith and booked us. I felt like a total fraud booking couples, not having very much to show them, but knowing in my gut that I could totally do it! I just needed the chance to prove myself. And to all those who took that leap of faith. Oh boy do I thank you greatly from the bottom of my heart.

2012 took us from The Marlborough Sounds, to Tekapo, to Blenheim and all the way down to Queenstown and not to mention… Canada of all places. We have been spoiled immensely with our locations and our amazing couples whose special days we have had the greatest pleasure of being apart of.
It’s a VERY good thing when you can mumble under your breath every 5 minutes with a gigantic smile on your face ‘I love my job, I love my job, I.LOVE.MY.JOB’ (might look a little weird to an outsider… so don’t go judging those crazy looking people talking to themselves, because who knows… they may just be the happiest people in the world! ;-)

So this brings us to the last wedding of 2012.

Date: 29th of December 2012
Location: Queenstown
Couple: Juliet & Henry

I walked into a dream scene. I’m glad I’m a girl photographer, otherwise I would have missed all the greatness on the other side of this note.

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Canyon Lodges held the Catherwood family for a week. This is where Juliet was getting ready. Not to shabby when you get to see whats on the other side of the note and it’s not only a gorgeous bride, a beautiful dress…. but also the Shot Over River as your view. Oh this wedding was just horrible from the very beginning, truly truly horrible! ;-)

These are the only two white dresses Juliet has ever owned. Her Communion dress that her Mum made and her gorgeous gown that she’ll become Mrs Johnstone in.

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Queenstown Wedding Photography

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Something old, something blue. The booties are from Juliet’s Godson who’s parents couldn’t make it to the wedding.

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Queenstown Wedding Photography

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Dress time.

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Queenstown Wedding Photography

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Ellen and John have a long lasting marriage of over 30 years. 5 kids later, and just the one girl. They are pretty proud parents on their only daughter’s wedding day.

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Queenstown Wedding Photography

Queenstown Wedding Photography

Queenstown Wedding Photography
As I begin an hour of one on one bride time with Juliet ‘Flaunting her Dress’ … Henry arrives at The Old Stables in Dalesfield to begin greeting guests.

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Juliet, look how stunning you are! And that infectious smile is to die for!

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Queenstown Wedding Photography

Queenstown Wedding Photography

Queenstown Wedding Photography

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The time to head off to the ceremony soon came around…

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This is Ngaire. She is an old friend of the family, she together with Henry and Juliet wrote the most beautiful ceremony.

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Henry was nervous. Really nervous… but even nerves can’t wipe the smile off his face when he see’s his bride for the first time.

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Queenstown Wedding Photography

Queenstown Wedding Photography

Queenstown Wedding Photography
I loved the addition of two wines introduced into the ceremony. The Cab Sav represented Henry. Masculine, Robust, built to last, spicy and prone to indulge in celebration anytime. While The Merlot represented the feminine, soft, subtle, smooth finish of Juliet. The Merlot can stand on it’s own two feet and is appropriate for any occasion.
Once blended, these two wines take on a new and delightful sophistication which compliments the best of each others qualities.

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Queenstown Wedding Photography

Queenstown Wedding Photography

Queenstown Wedding Photography
It’s official, they are married! It doesn’t end here though… There are Queenstown Mountains, Helicopters and the Skyline to look forward to… Follow me to PART 2

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