Braemer Lodge Hanmer Springs Wedding

Pip & Sam {Married} Part 1

Pip and Sam are the real deal.
“These are two who’ll go the distance”, was a consistent comment all throughout their day…

These guys have replanned their wedding 3 times now for various reasons. They organised everything blindly from Australia after the second attempt fell through, and only walked into all their wedding day choices the week before their big day.
If you missed their engagement shoot last week… now’s your chance to go back and check out an amazing afternoon rolling around the Christchurch City Central and their epic proposal story to go with it. …Go get to know them a bit… I’ll be here waiting to tell their Wedding Day story… {E shoot}

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Cool… you’re back? ….. Now you can see how beautiful and full of wonderful love and passion they are. … This describes their wedding day itself. From the tears streaming down Pip’s face before she even had a chance to walk down the aisle… to the fun loving, helpful and happy friends and family they had surrounding and supporting them all day.
7 Years after meeting… they are moments away from calling themselves Husband and Wife…

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Doug had some fun ahead of him when he arrived at the boys station in the early morning. Sam wanted to get dressed quick smart and take off with his men to roam around the grungy earthquake rubbled areas of central Christchurch.

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But not without first opening the AWESOME and incredibly thoughtful gift from Pip.

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A signed Photo of Bear Grylls. Sam is STOKED.

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And I arrive at the girls station to amazing Polker Dot shoes (shoeeee envy) …

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..And not to mention a very excited Bride and one of cute wee flower girls!

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I always get excited by Tea Cups. Yes Yes.. I’m a girl!

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Look at them.. don’t they look like they’re up to no good?! … I get a text later from Doug. ‘THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN!’ .. I walk into the chapel a little later to see Sam ..’We had SO much fun!!!’ …

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I guess the fun was partly adrenaline too. They’re walking on land that the general public hasn’t in a couple of years. But SHHHH, don’t dob them in.. The man’s just about to get married!

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Christchurch Wedding Photography Christchurch City

Christchurch Wedding Photography Christchurch City
Handsome Sam!

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Christchurch Wedding Photography Christchurch City
Back at the girls… it’s almost dress time and guests start arriving left, right and centre. It’s a fun, energetic, bustling atmosphere. But this young one is still chilled in her onesie.

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You beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL girl. … Ready to take Sam’s breath away?

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Throughout the day we slowly move from Christchurch out to Hanmer Springs. Sam waits with anticipation at Millwood Chapel in Ohoka.

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The Polker Dot shoes are here…

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Christchurch Wedding Photography Millwood Chapel, Ohoka

Christchurch Wedding Photography Millwood Chapel, Ohoka
I love how Jo the Maid of Honor wipes away Pip’s tears. So endearing.

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And I couldn’t help but watch Mum for a bit too. She just couldn’t take her eyes of her gorgeous daughter.

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Christchurch Wedding Photography Millwood Chapel

Christchurch Wedding Photography Millwood Chapel

Christchurch Wedding Photography Millwood Chapel
Some Star Wars references may have made their way into the vows. That’s how Sam rolls…

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Christchurch Wedding Photography Millwood Chapel

They did it!.. They just got married!! … Now follow us onto Part 2… it can only get better from here….

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