Zen Garden Wedding Photos – Evan & Eve’s sneak peek!

Hi guys,

On Friday – we photographed our last wedding of the ‘season’ – Evan & Eve’s beautiful celebration out at Zen Garden, in Whitford.
It’s a beautiful, tucked away little spot which is just magical – such a lovely place for a wedding.

Our day began at the boys place, where Evan & his best man were ready to go. The suits & one of the kerchiefs had just arrived the NIGHT BEFORE – but Evan was showing none of the stress that such a situation must have entailed! And they looked fantastic.

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Some interesting light coming in through the horizontal blinds (after this we put a flash outside & fired light back through to really enhance the stripes – was very cool!)

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Around at the girls place, Eve was into her wedding gown and looking stunning. As she was putting on her jewelry, Amber took this shot through from the kitchen – I really like the foreground elements giving it some depth.

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

After a few shots around the house, we all headed out to Zen Garden – where Eve planned to have half an hour or so of time before the ceremony began, and we were able to get a few more shots.

The huge wooden doors (it’s a Japanese styled building, and very impressive) made for a cool setting..

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

The ceremony took place down by the lake, and the guests had a wonderful view of the Eve as her brother walked her down the winding stairs from the building up top. It was cool looking back down too (the benefits of two photographers!) – getting the whole scene, and looking back across the harbour to Rangitoto.

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

First Kiss.

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Shiny table for the signing of the register made for cool reflection shots…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

After the ceremony, we went for a wander around the grounds at Zen Garden (well, we went for a wander around the tiniest part of the massive amount of space there!)

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Water fountains on the lake…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

And back up by the big wooden doors, where we also worked in some cute little cushions that Eve had found…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

These guys did soft & romantic so well!!

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

We then headed down to neaby Arylies garden – where we found beautiful backlight & autumn colour tones…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

And also a beautiful big tree with the sun streaming through behind them…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

A quick stop at Eastern beach on our way back to their reception at the Beach House in Bucklands Beach…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

And arriving in time to catch beautiful sunset tones in the sky along with the table detail shots – just the right backdrop!

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Our very last shots of the day, we got the lights out & utilised the final drops of colour in the sky outside the reception…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Once we arrived home, we sat on the couch & watched the Royal Wedding as our cards uploaded the days shots onto the computers… and happily came to the conclusion that our wedding we’d photographed earlier in the day was MUCH more exciting!

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Evan & Eve – thanks so much for having us along to share a part in your wedding day – we had so much fun with you all, and we’ll have plenty more images in store for you soon.

Isaac & Amber.

Comments

  1. Cherry Hsu says:

    Wow! Simply magnificent! : )

  2. Alice Huang says:

    Love the photos! It was truly a magical day.

  3. Joe Tsai says:

    Love the shots at Arylies Gardens, the lighting was just perfect!

  4. Ollie says:

    Fab photos! Congrats Eve & Evan

  5. Patty Lin says:

    You two look amazing, so happily married. Love the wooden doors/room as background in some of the photos. Its great to have some of those magic moments captured on camera.

  6. Christina Huang says:

    absolutely stunning! congrat Eve & Evan

  7. Jenny says:

    Beautiful photos and loved the lighting in Arylies Garden photos.

  8. Mei says:

    Everthing was so beautiful! Congrat Eve!

  9. Sherry Wei says:

    Love the photo with Eve standing in the meadow and her dress is on the same level as the clouds!!
    Also love the ones taken with the wooden doors… Eve makes a very pretty bride 🙂

  10. Lucy Chin says:

    Absolutely stunning!!
    These are such amazing photos and I’m certain you’ve got a very greatful and satisfied couple!
    It was such a pleasure meeting you both Isaac and Amber!!

  11. Justin Foo says:

    Love the photos!!!!!!!!

  12. Karin says:

    Lovely photos – and I like the photos @ Arylies Garden too!

  13. Kuma says:

    Great photos and the food and wine were great!!thanks u two

  14. Mimi says:

    Absolutely stunning bride – Eve!

    Great photos! You’re right, Eve and Evan do soft and romantic very well – love those shots.

  15. Jack Shih says:

    the 22nd photo (bride and groom under a tree) would be my pick to frame.

  16. Grace says:

    Amazing photos there!! love the soft and romantic ones you two did as well!! So happy for you 😀

  17. ANITA says:

    What beautiful photos! They bring out the best in both of you…

  18. Paige says:

    very beautiful phtos….congratulations!!!

  19. Tracy Zhou says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Definitely more exciting than the royal wedding. The lightling in every picture was great. I love the autumn color in Zen garden and the sunset background by the beach. Congratulations Evan and Eve, your wedding was beautiful!! Welldone, Isaac & Amber.

  20. Daniel Lim says:

    awesome photos!

  21. Leanne says:

    simply stunning no better way to describe it ….CONGRATS U BOTH LOOK AWESOME !!

  22. dayna says:

    wow what beautiful pictures, they realy capture the excitment of the happy couple

  23. Wow beautiful photos. The couple portraits are stunning.. Wish we had locations like that in Kent