Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos – Jason & Kirsten’s sneak peek!

Hi guys,

A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to photograph Jason & Kirsten’s gorgeous wedding at the Tamarind House, in Rarotonga.

We love shooting at Tamarind – it’s big, open, has great ambiance – not to mention the beautiful fairy lights on the trees!

This particular day in Raro was windy!! Screaming in from the SW, we needed to adjust the plans slightly to favour the sheltered side of the island.

Jason’s father had carved these pounamu especially for the boys to wear – which was really special.

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

There were plenty of laughs throughout the day – these guys were the most energetic bridal party! I don’t think I’ve ever heard the Zulu vocals from ‘The Circle of Life’ sung quite so enthusiastically (or accurately!!)

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

The property they had rented in Vaimaanga was easily big enough to house everyone… so while the antics downstairs continued, the girls were finishing off their preparations upstairs – Kirsten’s Mum helped her perfect the flowers in her hair.

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

They decided to do their bridal party photos pre-ceremony – which was lovely, as we had all the time in the world to make our way from their beach, right up to the Tamarind House – with a few stops in between!

Stop one… the beach. About 20 metres from their front doorstep. That’s the life, huh!

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Down the road, we had come across this cool field with a tree. Unfortunately, the field had a tree… and prickly little biddy-bids that stuck themselves all through the girls dresses! Once we discovered the problem though, we were already right into the field… so we stayed & captured a few shots while we were there.
Plus – it provided something to do on the car trip to the next spot!!

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

There was a bit of cool coral on the beach here (well, ‘beach’ being a relative term – there’s no sand, just big lumps of coral)..

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Our last stop en-route to the ceremony was this great little track – so lush, green, and Raro!

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Plus – the added bonus of a high vantage point for this dramatic, Jurrasic Park meets winding country lane, shot…

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Down at the Tamarind House, the chairs were in place – as the local string band provided background music.

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Kirsten’s Dad looked so proud as he walked her down the aisle.

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tiptoes.

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

We had a few minutes, during which the sunset occurred. The rotation of the earth wasn’t really in question… we knew the sun would eventually go down… but would the prevailing clouds let enough light through to make anything look cool???

Answer? Yes.

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Back at the Tamarind House, the light was fading fast from the sky, and the fairy lights on the trees came alive.

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

As the bridal party headed in for a much anticipated meal, we floated around to capture a few of the final details in the diminishing light.

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos

Jason & Kirsten – thank you both so much for allowing us to share a part in your beautiful island wedding. We had a great time with you all – and maybe we’ll see you back next year for an anniversary getaway!

Meitaki ma’ata

Isaac & Amber 🙂

Comments

  1. Jason & Kirsten says:

    Thanks Amber & Issac,

    We really enjoyed our time spent with you and are wrapped with the sneak peak. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

    Jason & Kirsten

  2. Jennifer & Richard Hemopo says:

    Brilliant, lovely photos can’t wait to see more

  3. Jana the great says:

    Photos are awesome. I would have been good to have some audio as well!!

  4. Mary says:

    Fantastic photos can’t wait to see the rest.

  5. Barbara Holmes says:

    Fabulous photos sorry I could not be there

  6. Alison and Tim says:

    You must be stoked, there are more than a couple of crackers in there. Ahhhhhh the peace and tranquility of Raro ….. awesome wedding, awesome photos!!!

  7. Jen Macindoe says:

    What fantastic photos!! You all look amazing. A great reminder of a wonderful day

  8. marcelle says:

    Dia iawn ! Oh my word , such beautiful photos! I love the one of you guys on the rock as the sun goes down…..brought a tear to my eye.
    aroha
    Marcelle
    xx

  9. Bex says:

    SENSATIONAL! these are stunning! Really pleased there isn’t audio Jana!

  10. Merania says:

    I love the photos. You both look fantastic and the settings are so beautiful. Ka mau te wehi!

  11. Claire Gormly says:

    Wow – AMAZING photos, AMAZING wedding, awesome xx

  12. Mark says:

    such a memorable experience……….. must have been good for you guys as well!

  13. Joy says:

    Beautiful photos. You both look fantastic and the depth of feeling you have for each other is very evident to all who view these wonderful photos. May you always be as happy as is depicted on your day.l

  14. Joy says:

    Beautiful photos. You both look fantastic and the depth of feeling you have for each other is very evident to all who view these wonderful photos, May you always be as happy as is depicted on your day,

  15. Deanne says:

    Some of the best wedding photos I have ever seen. Captures not only the beauty of the location and the event but also the wonderful personalities of the bride, groom and wedding party.

  16. Susan and Chris says:

    What stunning photos of you both – beautiful people too – we were so honored to be able to share your day with family and friends

  17. Judy Macindoe says:

    What wonderful photos and happy memories of your special day

  18. Janet Hercus says:

    What a wonderful celebration! The photos are great.

  19. Emma Marriott says:

    What amazing photos, truly stunning 🙂
    It was wonderful being part of such a beautiful week xox

  20. Catherine says:

    Absolutely stunning photos! You all look so happy and relaxed, it was a great wedding in a truly beautiful location!

  21. Carol & Colin Carr says:

    A great selection of photos. We loved sharing your special day with you.

  22. Nevill and Jo says:

    Lovely wedding photos – looking forward to seeing the rest.
    Great time, great wedding. xxx

  23. Leah Everest says:

    Damn, everyone looks fantastic and the photos have such a feel good energy about them. Am looking forward to seeing the rest…captured beautifully.

  24. Tracy says:

    Fantastic photos – you both looked amazing!

  25. Judith Schönfelder says:

    What a romantic setting and such happy photos….

  26. Jillian & Peter Wellings says:

    What beautiful photos of a simply lovely occasion. We did so enjoy being part of such a happy event.

  27. Chris Macindoe says:

    What a great record of your fantastic day.

  28. sharon campbell says:

    Just had a peek at your wedding photos…Absolutely wonderful! Many Congratulations to you both!
    Sharon
    (an old auntie of Jasons 🙂
    xx

  29. Unc Graeme & Brooke says:

    I was fortunate to view all your photo’s with Jason & Kirsten on their gigantic LCD, wow……Simply beautiful particularly the Beach pics 10/10

    Unc’ Graeme & Brooke