Tamarind House Rarotonga Wedding Photos – Steve & Laurie’s sneak peek!

Hi guys!

Last week, we photographed Steve & Laurie’s gorgeous wedding at the Tamarind House, in Rarotonga.

The morning began around at Moana Sands, where Steve & his groomsmen were staying. It was a perfect, blue, sunny Rarotonga day – a perfect respite for their NZ friends & family to come and escape winter for a while!

Tamarind House wedding photos

The view from the room look out across the lagoon…

Tamarind House wedding photos

And provided some cool reflections as Steve & the boys got ready.

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

We headed down to the beach for a few shots..

Tamarind House wedding photos

And then up the road, to catch up with Laurie & her bridesmaids, at a private villa. The last stages of hair and makeup were finished off, and Laurie put on her amazing dress!

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

We then took a little detour to a cool jungle patch down the end of the section – which had some gorgeous light & a really tropical feel

Tamarind House wedding photos

Steve’s daughter, Ashley, looked gorgeous in her dress too 🙂

Tamarind House wedding photos

Laurie helped her Dad pin his buttonhole on…

Tamarind House wedding photos

And then, after a quick shot with all the girls together…

Tamarind House wedding photos

It was time to hop into the cars & head down to the Tamarind House.

It is such a beautiful venue for a wedding – with a little platform overlooking the sea, and lush tropical gardens – magical.

We asked Laurie beforehand if she thought Steve was going to cry and she said ‘yes’ … this is the closest he came, as he saw her for the first time 🙂

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

The ceremony was absolutely beautiful – it was officiated by Keith – a family friend of theirs who is a marriage celebrant in New Zealand.. and he had gone to the lengths of registering as a celebrant in the Cook Islands too, so he could perform the legal side of their marriage.

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

As we headed out afterwards for a few photos nearby – Steve & the boys were keen to get something involving scooters – which, for those who have been to Raro – are pretty symbolic of having a great time over here… wind in your hair, racing along, tears streaming from your eyes in the wind – perfect!!

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

We kicked off our location photos with one of the concrete bunkers – I love the textures of the concrete, very cool!

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

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Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

We got down onto the beach – the light was fading fast – but made for some stunning shots looking back along the coastline..

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Now – there’s never a guarantee that there will be a sunset. Some days look perfect for it, and the sun just dips below the horizon with no fuss whatsoever.

And some days are incredible.

Like this one.

It actually rained while we shot these – but the sudden arrival of the rain clouds overhead made for some perfect red colouring in the sky above.

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

On arrival back at the Tamarind House, we got the lights out & set up a couple of cool shots on the balcony, with the last light fading in the sky. It was nearly pitch black as we shot these!

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

The trees at the Tamarind House are covered in fairy lights – and once these came on, they made a stunning backdrop..

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

The reception was perfect – amazing food, and everyone had a really great time.

Tamarind House wedding photos

As the dancing got underway, Amber took this cool image with the fairy lights in the foreground, while I was off inside the doorway with a flash, lighting up the people.

Tamarind House wedding photos

The following day, we mentioned to Steve & Laurie that if they were interested in getting dressed back up again, and come out for a ‘Trash the Dress’ style shoot, we were keen!

Turns out that, with a family brunch / lunch in the morning, and a flight to Aitutaki in the afternoon they needed to be back for – we had about 45 minutes to shoot.

And this is what we came up with.

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Tamarind House wedding photos

Steve & Laurie – thanks so much for inviting us along to share a part in your special day! Now every time you come back to Raro, it’ll be like a little anniversary 🙂

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Enjoy the photos – many more to come soon!

Isaac & Amber.

Comments

  1. Wow!! these are amazing. Even better than i expected.Isaac and Amber you two are the best!

  2. Jooles Chamberlain says:

    OMG just too amazing…Like something from a movie…

  3. Jamie Higgins says:

    Absolutely stunning photos. What a beautiful wedding!!!

  4. Alex Geaney says:

    omg!!!!! these are amazing! slight heart attack at the trash the dress pics but they look amazing!! 🙂 both lookin gorgeous!! xox

  5. Absolutely amazing photos!! So glad i could be there!! Had amazing time, photographers did the most amazing job!!! !!! Laurie and Steve, congratulations!!!! All the best!!! 🙂 xx

  6. Felt like it’s no where near enough to say we like these- WE LOVE THEM!! These are WOW AMAZING!!!

  7. Naketa says:

    Love these!! I so want to get married again just to get these pics! Beautiful….

  8. Hannah Eyre says:

    What great photos, stunning. Love the sunset pictures and the photo with the fish is amazing. 🙂

  9. Helen says:

    Great pics – wish we could have been there. Love the scooters and trash the dress in the water.

  10. Becs Love says:

    ADORE!! You guys always do a fab job….the ‘models’ aint bad either 😉 Congrats CC’s xx

  11. Jay Harrison says:

    awesome photos guys. Wish we could have been there. Looks great!

  12. virgil says:

    great fotos ,awesome location lets go back.

  13. Yvonne Clifford says:

    absolutely amazing!! fantastic pics 🙂

  14. Laurie says:

    Simply amazing… I knew I chose you two for a reason!! We will be highly recommending your services for a very long time 🙂 I cant wait to see the final product.

  15. Carly says:

    AMAZING PHOTOS GUYS! i especially LOVE the sunset photos! you both look GORGEOUS! 🙂 xxxxx

  16. Sue Lafrentz says:

    Wow!!! The photos are amazing, congrats Steve & Laurie. Great Choice!!

  17. Julia says:

    Gorgeous photos, congratulations to you both! The sunset photos look like they’re straight out of a magazine and I love the trash the dress pics!! xx

  18. Paula Button says:

    Fantastic photos and you guys look absolutely stunning, congtras to you both 🙂 xxx

  19. Sian Dawes says:

    Absolutely stunning photos, fabulous reflection of a fabulous day! Glad I was there to see it! xx

  20. Crystal Dixon-Main says:

    Absolutely stunning photography! Wonderful use of lighting and beautiful clarity! Sooo hard to pick a favourite when there are so many wonderful shots! Excellent choice of photographers!

  21. Melissa says:

    Beautiful pictures. Great job capturing the special moment.

  22. Judy Main says:

    Awesome photos! Loved the water pics!

  23. June Cairns-Cowan says:

    Absolutely stunning photos. Loved the one with the fish in. Can’t wait to see the rest of them. Don’t you two look just awesome.

  24. Joe & Deb Herbert says:

    Wow guys these are beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing such an awesome experience with us 🙂 Enjoy yourselves it only gets better!!!

  25. Steve & Anne says:

    Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful day – so sorry we couldn’t be there.
    Fhotos are absolutely fantastic!

  26. Carolyn Pou says:

    Just awesome, you guys know your stuff. What brilliant ideas for photos.
    Stunning

  27. Ethan says:

    Amazing! most of this was me with the disposable aye? :L

  28. kim & rob says:

    Absolutely stunning photos love the water ones .

  29. Rachel says:

    Absolutely amazing!! Looks like such an awesome day.. Very beautiful Bride!! You definitely picked a good photographer.

  30. Kathy & Heinz says:

    Congratulations to you both! Those wedding photos are indeed stunning! How very special your day was and we wish you many more. Love from us both.

  31. Todd & Dee Love says:

    Congratulations to you both, stunning views of where you had your photos taken, the wedding looked absolutely wonderful, all the best for the next step in your new journey together.
    From the whole Love Family.