Sarnia Park Wedding Photos – Nigel & Carrie’s sneak peek!

Hey guys!

On Friday, Amber, Holly, and myself headed down to Sarnia Park in Cambridge – to photograph Nigel & Carrie’s wedding.

Our day began at Ohinewai on our way down, where we caught up with Nigel, his 5 groomsmen, and one ‘groomsmaid’!

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

By the end of the boys’ shots, the rain was falling in a thick mist – and we were a little worried about what we would find over in Cambridge.

Nothing to fear though – when we arrived over at the motel where Carrie & her bridesmaids were getting dressed, the weather was gorgeous.

Carrie’s dress had some super unique elements, which she had designed herself – great to see some fresh takes on traditions! That was to be a theme for the day… doing things a bit differently!

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

I love this silhouette shot – it was lit with a flash placed behind the screen door in the other room, which creates the nice white, contrasty background. I love how it accentuates the layers in the dress 🙂

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Carrie & Nigel’s two gorgeous sons played a role in the day… but first needed to check out that cool tent which Mum was wearing!

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

It was then off to Sarnia Park – where Dad was waiting to help Carrie from the car..

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

A few deep breaths..

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

The line of petals not only showed where the bridesmaids would stand.. but provided some great ammunition to throw over Carrie & Nigel during their first kiss!

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Adrian was the ‘chocolate boy’ … which I reckon is waaaayy cooler than flowergirl.. because you get to eat the chocolates!!

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

If there were two “moments” in an entire wedding day that I just LOVE to see… it’s these next two shots. The groom’s face as he sees his bride for the first time..

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

And a father’s face as he hugs his daughter one last time.

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Little Julian had the important job of bringing the rings up to Dad. But he didn’t want to let go.

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

I talked earlier on in the post about Nigel & Carrie doing a few things differently.
When the ceremony concluded, they headed into the ballroom, and upstairs… while the guests made their way across… they didn’t know what, or why.

Then – down the stairs came the newly married Carrie & Nigel.. and much to everyone’s delight – performed their first dance!
The skirt on Carrie’s dress was designed to unhitch – converting it into a gorgeous shorter dress.

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

They were congratulated by their guests…

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

This shot has all the makings of one of those childhood moments that develops into a lifelong argument… “You pushed me”… “No, you fell…”
Luckily – everyone stayed dry and the argument was averted!

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

We took the chance for a few quick photos inside… before heading out to join the bridal party..

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Then it was back outside into the heat – and off around the Sarnia Park grounds…

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

These next three photos were all taken within about one minute of each other… and I love the way it shows the different ways we’re seeing things, the different lens choices, and different end results.

Isaac:

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Amber:

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Holly:

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

We then bundled everyone into the limos, and headed into Cambridge for a few more shots… here’s a few of our favs!

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos

These are only the tip of the iceberg – so many gorgeous shots of a fabulous day!

Enjoy these photos – and thanks for having us along to share in the fun that was your wedding 🙂

Isaac, Amber, and Holly.

Comments

  1. Michelle Muller says:

    Nigel and Carrie, you both look so gorgeous. Congratulations. It looks like you had a fantastic day. The photos are gorgeous. 🙂

  2. Carrie Parkinson says:

    thanks again so much good to see you didnt put up the other silhouette shot 😀 cant wait to see more