Brent and Anna - Coromandel Wedding Photographer

A wedding with all of my favourite things - sun, the ocean and loads of laughs. Orua Beach House is one of those magical places where the world slows down, city life slips away and you wish you could stick around for ever. Brent and Anna's day over looking Hot Water Beach was the right amount of chilled, adventurous and fun. Ask most wedding photographers and they will tell you they squeal with joy (sometimes on the inside) when their couples tell them they are up for some adventure and don't mind the hassle of hard-to-get-to epic locations. Swapping heels for jandals or sneakers, all 10 of the bridal party tackled a steep cliff climb to one of the most stunning landscapes in New Zealand. After a quick run around in the forest we headed back for a seaside ceremony and drinks overlooking another spectacular clifftop view. The Dirty Dancing inspired first dance was another highlight - some guests were involved, others screamed from the sidelines and of course it wouldn't be Dirty Dancing with out the legendary lift. Ambitious but they nailed it!

Vendors

Photographer: Tiffany Curtis Photography | Second shooter: Mikayla Bollen Photography 

Brides Dress: Blackburn Bridal, London | Brides Shoes: Nine West

Grooms Suit: El Ganso | Grooms Shoes: Dune | Bow Ties: Mrs Bow Tie

Bridesmaids Dresses: Shona Joy | Groomsmen: El Ganso 

Flowers: Arrow Flowers & Gifts | Makeup: Kate O' Hara Makeup | Hair: Kate O'Hara Makeup 

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Orua Beach House

Catering and Cake : Blank Canvas Catering

Hire: Peninsular Party Hire and The Heirloom

Rosalie and Mitch - Coromandel Wedding Photographer

Rosalie and Mitch got married on one of the wettest days of the year.  Luckily the torrential rain reduced to a fine mist for the first look, photos and ceremony. The tiny rain drops and stormy skies made for some dramatic images and moody backdrops, even better than the blue skies and scattered cloud I had been hoping for. I loved shooting the Coromandel Coast in a different light and although I'm sure it wasn't what what they had in mind I think the day was truly spectacular. A beautifully emotional ceremony, a fun bridal party and the sweetest bride and groom - it was all such a pleasure to photograph.

After seeing their amazing first dance I asked Rosalie to teach us a few dance moves for our wedding in March. We went from tripping over our own feet to half decent in only an hour!!

Vendors

Brides Dress: Robyn Stinson Designs | Brides Shoes: The Iconic

Grooms Suit: Hallensteins | Grooms Shoes: Tarocash

Bridesmaids Dresses: Miss Crabb, Moochi, Kilt, Showpo | Groomsmen: Hallensteins | Flower girls: Loving made by Sheryl Mace (groom's Mum)

Flowers: Arrow Florist and Gifts | Makeup: Krystal Hayward (Nzmakeupgirl) | Hair: Juanita Maria Madsen

Cake: Olivia Peek (Groom's sister) | Ceremony Arch: Made by John Hodgson (Bride's Dad) with wood and greenery from the family farm | Hire: Peninsula Party Hire & Dooley Street Styling | Table decoration: Groom's Mum

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Te Kouma Cottages, Coromandel