One of my favourite things about Christchurch is the thousand different locations we have just at our fingertips. Mountains, hills, forests, plains, snow, beaches… it is a total photography treat.

Still, it’s not often you get to witness the first wedding *ever* in a location… which was Kate and Mark’s on Quail Island. These two hail from Lyttelton… with Kate coming via Wales… which made the location even more personal.

The entire day was one of those weddings just humming with personal touches. Almost every vendor had a personal connection to these two… and those of us who didn’t already finished the day with two new friends.

Enjoy. xx

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