Gorgeous Pippa and Matt stepped on a plane to take in the glory of the Grand Canyon, Pippa watched as Matt drove a Lamborghini at 200km p/hr with absolute glee and they had breakfast with Minnie Mouse. I kinda wish I was with them on their honeymoon, (only because I totally want breakfast with Minnie Mouse!!!!) hehe…. but what we were with them for, was their increeeedible wedding day.
Living in Hamilton with friends and family spread across the country, they chose Akaroa for their big day. Akaroa was buzzing with the long weekend vibes. St Peters looked glorious and the inside of the church cooled the skin from the hot summer’s day sun. Smith Street welcomed Pip to the ‘Smith’ clan – “It’s handy having a common last name” Pip declared, and they got a photo with the Smith Street sign. They travelled in style in a stunning blue Kombi van. And Golden light poured over French Farm as they rolled into a warm reception filled with laughter, friendship, love and joy.
The thing I remember the most though from this glorious day…. Pippa & Matt had a smile so bright, the stars and beyond could see how luminous they were.
The lovely Smith family!
Chrystal O’Brien Make Up doing her thing, and doing it beautifully!
Friends and Family start arriving at St Peters…
And the excitement in Matt’s heart grows…
Pippa & Matt memorized every word of their insanely gorgeous and personally written vows to one another!
Swapping sides of the bay, we headed on round to French Farm and Tikao Bay for some photos. What a glorious summer’s day it is!
*Happy sigh* Soooo beautiful.
Spot the Kombi!
French Farm was glowing when we arrived…
Detail mania! … I was in love with all attention to detail right throughout the day. And I’m ceeeertainly in love with mini Pippa & Matt sitting on the cake though! So cute!
Even Dylan here was enjoying the speeches.. that or he’s already wooing the ladies! He did have me at hello though, I must be honest! :)
One of my fave ring shots ever!
The flower girls were having a licking war! Nothing like spit all over your arm and the sounds of infectious giggles in the air!
The boys stepped out for a cigar (note the love heart – this is the ultimate bromance! ;-) )
Pippa & Matt, what a divine day you had. You are both such a beautiful couple with such honest, loving and joyful souls… you deserve nothing but the best that life has to offer and it was seriously our greatest pleasure being a part of your day and capturing all your special moments. So… thank you SO much for putting your trust in us! :)
We look forward to catching up again one day! :) Congratulations to you both again!
Love Heather & Doug :)