Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos – Sam & Lisa’s sneak peek!

Hi guys,

A few weeks ago, we headed down from Auckland to Rotorua… where we photographed the stunning wedding of Sam & Lisa, at the Government Gardens – and their reception at the Blue Baths.

 

When we arrived in the morning… a too-long belt had the boys were attacking it with a variety of kitchen instruments…

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

Operation completed… Sam and his groomsmen got dressed… and then a quick game of pool was in order 🙂

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

It was then off to the girls hotel – where Lisa was looking gorgeous in her beautiful wedding gown!

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
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Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

Down at the Government Gardens, the guests had gathered… and Sam was waiting expectantly as Lisa made her arrival.

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

The sun was so bright & strong that we began the bridal party photos under the shade of some convenient trees!

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
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Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

We headed down to Sulphur Point to make the most of a perfect blue sky..

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

To capture this next image, we had to duck right down over a boiling pool, with the camera nearly dangling into the steaming water. The sun streaming through behind them perfectly pops out the steam rising from the lake..

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

Back outside the reception, we shot the left-hand image just as we arrived back, in the late afternoon sun. The right hand image is in exactly the same place, at twilight. It’s amazing how it looks so different!

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

As Sam & Lisa headed into the reception, Sam’s school friends welcomed them with the school haka. It was really awesome to see!

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

During the evening, they played a ‘wedding game’ … where they needed to raise a shoe to represent each person. Questions like “who owns the most pairs of shoes” … resulted in reactions like this…

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

It came time to toss the bouquet & garter…

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

I love the difference in this next shot. Who’s more keen to be the next up to be married?

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

Sam & Lisa had choreographed an impressive routine for their first dance…

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos
Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

We managed to convince the venue staff to let us into this area… I think it was worth it!

 

Blue Baths Rotorua wedding photos

 

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Sam & Lisa – thank you both so much for having us along to share a part in your fantastic wedding day. We had a great time with you all – and there are many more photos to follow!

 

Isaac & Amber.