If you know me, you’ll know how much I enjoy weddings that feel unique. It is so easy to create a perfect cookie-cutter day using the best vendors that says nothing about you… and that breaks my heart. Because a wedding is more than a performance; it’s two real people.
Laura and Dan definitely know themselves, and their wedding was joyfully these two from start to finish. Held on a Monday afternoon in the heart of Christchurch with just the few formalities you need to make it a wedding… this was instead a very special, very intimate celebration of two awesome people. x
Meet Laura and Dan, on our catch-up the evening before their big day!
Laura has the cheekiest smile imaginable… and it was out in full bloom when we arrived the morning of. x
The shawl above was made by Laura… featuring symbols of all the things she loves. x
Soon Dan was back from setting up at Avebury House… and so we had a ‘first look’ before heading out for some portraits before the ceremony.
Loved this! We made a visit to their old flat, from back when they lived in Christchurch.
Most weddings are planned as late night events, but these two instead wanted something closer to an afternoon picnic. Lots of sun, music and good company. And a taco truck. 😀
Beautiful Laura outside Avebury House. This girl is all about the little touches… she even made the bouquet herself. Gorgeous!
After a quick ceremony with the wonderful Julie Lassen, these two took a few minutes to themselves to take it all in. x
Dan and Laura never quite planned it this way… but their wedding ended up having quite a Mexican theme. Loved the music and food!
As the sun lowered and the party moved a little more indoors, we took five minutes to wander through the grounds…
Laura and Dan… so delighted to have been able to photograph your wonderful day! Hope married life thus far is utterly magical. xx