An Aussie and a Kiwi, Edward and Jane met halfway around the world one night in London.
My heart goes out to people planning international weddings… it is hard! But after weighing up several different times and places, these two eventually decided on a tiny slice of winter paradise, in Akaroa New Zealand.
Winter weddings… they’re not super common, but they are so beautiful. The low sun, everyone rugging up, warm fires, mulled wine… ohhh, I think that is every bit as romantic as a midsummer day.
It was so amazing spending the day with Jane, Edward and their gorgeous family and friends – almost all of whom had traveled big distances to be there. And, maybe most special of all… also along for the ride was a wee one, who Jane and Ed will be welcoming in a few months’ time. xx
Bridal HQ, bathed in the most beautiful midday light.
Isn’t the engagement ring stunning? Also, one of Jane’s hobbies is silver-smithing, and so she actually made both their weddings bands, which you can see in the photo below-left. Etched into the bands are their fingerprints – amazing!!
The stunning Jane. x
That light!!!! We popped just across the way to see the boys for a few minutes…
The very handsome Edward, below.
Back over at the girls, it was dress time…
Eeee that wee baby bump! <3
It was so beautiful seeing all the tiny faces present. x
Handmade confetti. 🙂
We were just with Jane and Ed for five hours on this day, but being a short winter day they got every kind of light. We convoyed down to the waterfront as the sun began to set behind the hills…
A ninety degree turn, and the township was blazing with reflected sunset!
Second -shooting all day was my gorgeous friend Mirabel. As I was taking that one above-right, she took the above-left. Sooooo beautiful!
I loved this! At each seat was a quiz for guests to try their hands at. 😀
We were blown away by all the speeches we heard. All so genuine, funny and touching.
Congratulations you wonderful two! Hope you’re having the most amazing honeymoon. xx
Full gallery: Jane and Ed’s full gallery of hundreds of photos is available here. (Please note, you will need a password to access).