Julia and Graham were married on a true blue spring day. Clear and bright with scattered sun showers, the day was electric with that kind of energy you get in early spring and the budding anticipation of two wonderful humans doing this crazy thing called marriage.
Their wedding had a touch of Old Hollywood inspiration with a heck of a lot of classic elegance. The bridesmaids wore tones of champagne and gold, topped with fur shawls. The men wore timeless tuxedos. The Old Church in Napier was perfect for their vision, made stunning by the amazing florals by Lushka.
When she first got in touch, Julia mentioned that she was planning on wearing red on her wedding day. I was sold straight away. She not only wore that amazing dress, she embodied it.
Bright and vivacious, I loved photographing her and Graham in the last light on the Tutaekuri Riverbed.
I’m so thrilled to share this wedding, not only because I think these two are gorgeous, but because I love encouraging those out there that are planning their wedding day to not shy away from picking a date in August or September.
Yes it will be a bit colder, but the light is to die for.
To the brides, how about colour. Sure, not everyone can wear red on their day, but there are so many gorgeous shades of pastel or metallic tones which absolutely sing in photos.
Go on, embrace the extraordinary, like Julia and Graham.
Dress by Angela at Swish Bridal Design | Hair by Suzanne Hardy | Makeup by Cushla Bower | Flowers by Lushka | Groom attire by Ted Baker Tuxedo | Getting Ready location at Blackbarn Retreats | Ceremony & Reception at The Old Church, Hawkes Bay