Sophie & Charlie {Married}

Who loves sunshine?? … More like who dooooesn’t love sunshine!!! Everyone can’t help but love a ray of sunshine!
And that is exactly what Sophie & Charlie are, they are a ray of sunshine, the true definition of it! They are the embodiment of joy, happiness, laughter, cheerfulness and absolute LOVE.  It’s hard for me to talk about Charlie & Sophie separately, because if you see them together, they are without a doubt; One. They bring their strengths together, and together the sunshine follows them wherever they go. … Did you know the forecast for Saturday was meant to be bitterly cold and rainy… it was saying that right up until Friday. And do you know what the actual weather was? … SUNSHINE. Non other!
Both Soph & Charlie are kind, caring, thoughtful souls. The kind of people who always think of others first. They are the kind of people who love with every inch of their being. Naturally, with that approach to life… I fell in love with these two straight away.

If you remember their beautiful, energetic sunrise engagement shoot… You’ll expect nothing less of their wedding day. Love, energy and a smile… was never far from their faces. And we were sooooooo wrapped to be the ones there to capture all of the goodness…

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Sophie is all about symbolism. Another reason why I love this girl! Their is always a meaningful thought behind an idea.  She always wears her Grandmother’s engagement ring around her neck, but for her wedding day, she simply replaced that necklace with her Grandmother’s Pearls. So perfect!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
The next brilliant and thoughtful idea, Sophie wanted to include some more special ladies in her day. So her bouquet was only half made up. And 4 separate bouqets were designed for 4 special ladies to present to Sophie when she reached Charlie at the aisle.

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Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

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Over at Charlie’s Station, let me introduce you to his blue suede shoes. Minus the suede. He was so stoked to be wearing these babies!! Can you blame a guy!! They are rad!!

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Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Charlie’s Mum puts the finishing touches on her handsome son.

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Time for a game of pre ceremony Pétanque.

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
The sweet Charlie, left his beautiful bride some gorgeous flowers.

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Grandmother’s Pearl’s look perfect on a radiant Sophie.

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Grandad thinks she scrubs up pretty nice! :)

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

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Over at St Michael’s Church in Christchurch’s city center… Charlie is bear hugging anyone he can get his hands on! He gives great hugs!!!

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He is moooore that ready to marry the love of his life!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
And here she comes!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
A tear of happiness as he see’s Sophie walk through those Church doors!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Charlie’s Mum was one of the 4 ladies who presented a bunch of flowers for her bouquet. Gorgeous.

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
They took deep breaths between words while reciting their vows from the heart, with a smile plastered on their faces!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Mr & Mrs Swart!!! They’re husband and wife finally!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
The bear hugs and joy were shared all around for the happy couple. Charlie being South African, had quite a few quests make it over for the big day. South African’s are such a happy bunch, it was so nice hearing all the amazing thick accents too!! (Doug being South African was in heaven!! :) )

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
The wind was chilly, the sun was warm… We made the most of the beautiful spring bluebells in Hagley Park, before heading onto their accommodation which was a unique Luxury Wagon.

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Sooooo gorgeous!!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
I love their complete adoration for one another!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Don’t mind them, they’re newly weds!! ;-)

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Basking in the sunlight of their wedding day!! Totaaal bliss!!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
And a quick jump in the bathtub too! haha

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Onto to the beautiful Langdale Vineyard, where the bridal party awaited our arrival.

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Gorgeous girls!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Strapping Men!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Love!!!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Charlie looooves affection from his wife!!

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Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
They happily skipped towards the sunset. Don’t you just loooove their spirit and energy!! I’m seriously in heaven with these two!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Happiest couple EVER!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Divine light, divine beauty!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
The reception was awaiting them, with delicious detail settings, happy guests and a warm inviting ambiance!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Speeches are always a wonderful part of a wedding, you truly get to know the couple through their friends and families kind, genuine and sometimes funny stories!

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Sophie’s Mum is a sweetheart, her speech was sentimental and straight from the heart!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
So I’ve mentioned Charlie’s bear hugs a few times! … And this is where his friends demonstrated to stay clear of Charlie if you have a sore shoulder or something. Haha A barrel of laughs!

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Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
They also revealed some new information to Charlie. Something they’ve kept the lid on for a good 8 years or so!

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Sophie is Charlie’s dream girl. And Charlie is better than anything Sophie could have dreamed up to begin with! So gorgeous!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
They nailed their dance and the dance floor for the rest of the night was puuumping!!

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The end of their night, but the start of their fairytale! They deserve the absolute best!

Langdales Wedding, Christchurch Photographer
Sophie and Charlie, WOW! What. a. day! A beautifuuuul day completely reflected by the vibrant, loving, caring and spirited lives you lead! Doug and I are both so happy for you and it was our complete and utter pleasure in capturing your amazing love and all the special moments that went with your wedding day. We simply caaaannot wait to share more!
Congratulations you guys! YOU’RE MARRIED!!! Yaaaay! :)

Love Heather & Doug xoxo