Pippa & Matt {Married}

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.

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding PhotographerMatt is a good guy to the core. So chilled, so down to earth and genuine!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The lovely Smith family!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Over to Pippa’s, a lot of girly goodness is going on!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Chrystal O’Brien
Make Up doing her thing, and doing it beautifully!

Akaroa Wedding

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
The moment you first step into your dress, feeling so incredibly gorgeous and knowing, TODAY it’ll lead you to marrying the love of your life. Oh it’s a feeling like no other!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Friends and Family start arriving at St Peters…

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

And the excitement in Matt’s heart grows…

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

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Off to St Peters in style…

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Breath taking…

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French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Pippa & Matt memorized every word of their insanely gorgeous and personally written vows to one another!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
There were a lot of happy tears today!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Sealed with a very excited and passionate first kiss!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Married! Wohooo!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Silhouette goodness!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Yay Smith Street! Just for Mr & Mrs Smith themselves!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Doug is totally a panoramic boy! And I looove him for it… this is amazing!!!

Akaroa Wedding

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!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

LOVE!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
The beautiful girls!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
The strapping men!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
So much happiness… even writing this almost 2 months on, I can feel the sincere love and excitement buzzing in my chest remembering the day. Pippa & Matt just give off such a radiant joy!

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

*Happy sigh* Soooo beautiful.

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm Wedding, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Spot the Kombi!

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French Farm was glowing when we arrived…

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

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!

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

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! :)

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

One of my fave ring shots ever!

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The flower girls were having a licking war! Nothing like spit all over your arm and the sounds of infectious giggles in the air!

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The boys stepped out for a cigar (note the love heart – this is the ultimate bromance! ;-) )

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

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 :)