Kumeu Valley Estate Wedding Photos – Jono & Sarah’s sneak peek!
On the 11/11/11 – we headed out to photograph Jono & Sarah’s beautiful wedding at Kumeu Valley Estate.
The day was absolutely stunning – warm, sunny, and not a cloud in the sky.
Our morning kicked off around at the boys’ place…
JB and his groomsmen are all into their cars – but weren’t allowed to use their Holden’s as official ‘wedding cars’ 🙂 So we made sure we got a few shots beforehand to show them off..
Then we were off to the girls place – where Sarah had just finished doing all the bridesmaids’ hair & makeup herself, and was in the final stages of her own! Amazing!
Down at Kumeu Valley Estate, the guests were gathered on the lawn, and awaited the arrival of the cars. I love that you can drive right down to almost the ceremony area, so the guests can actually see the wedding cars arrive – so often we see these beautiful cars that drop the bride off outside the church & no-one ever gets to see them!
The ceremony was officiated by Peta Hardley – who is our most favourite Auckland celebrant! (and also Amber’s mum).
Jono & Sarah had a sand ceremony to signify their two parts coming together – and providing a really cool keepsake with the layered sands.
After the ceremony, we headed out for some photos. As it was so bright & sunny, we stuck to the shade for the first part…
Sarah & Jono were keen to get a photo with the cars… so we needed to find a nice big space to park them in. As we were only just down the road from the Waimauku park n ride train station, we thought we’d swing in there for the space to get this shot. This meant we had to drive past Settler’s Manor, which also had a wedding on… and must have been just about to begin. Because – when we drove down the road, the staff started madly motioning our wedding cars to pull into their driveway.. and the photographer waiting outside began snapping away for the arrival of the ‘bride’…. they looked a bit confused when we instead pulled into the carpark across the road & all jumped out to begin photos with the cars!!
On our way back to Kumeu Valley Estate, we stopped in at an awesome field we’d discovered earlier in the day…
Back at the reception, everything looked perfect – I love the rustic wood feel inside the room.
We wanted to get a shot incorporating all the fairy lights up inside the bell tower… cue the trusty fisheye lens to fit everything in!
We moved through into the dancefloor room, for the first dance, and ensuing dancefloor mayhem…
Just before we headed away, the boys came outside and finished off smoking their cigars – we played around with some lighting to catch the smoke midair.. love this shot of Jono.
It was a fantastic wedding – thank you both so much for inviting us along to share a part in it!
Enjoy the photos – there are MANY more to come 🙂
Isaac & Amber.
- Isaac de Reus
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