With the wedding being at 11am we took the opportunity to take some of the photos the afternoon before to free up time in the morning. The buttonholes for the men were made from ferns, symbolic of New Zealand, a place that is close to both Matt and Christine and placed in front of the window with the snow covered fells as a backdrop seemed very fitting.
As the sun set on the eve of the wedding, a beautiful pink glow took over the sky.
It was an early start to the morning of the wedding and we were all keeping our fingers crossed for good weather and weren't to be disappointed! Watching the sunrise from the bridal sweet was wonderful flooding the room with beautiful light perfect for photos.
The flowers were stunning and filled with greens and whites with roses, orchids and ferns.
Once Christine was in her jaw-dropping Maggie Sottero dress looking like a princess, it was time to take the photos that we had discussed in depth.
Not forgetting the beautiful bridesmaids and the boys getting ready downstairs!
With everyone dressed and ready to go, it was time to head off to get married.
Just enough time for a wedding day selfie!
With all formalities done, we headed off to the jetty to take the much discussed and hoped for photos and the weather was perfect with stunning blue skies and barely a breath of wind.
Just to one side of the jetties is a small pool which if the conditions are in your favour, and the water level is low enough to get onto the small beach, can produce wonderful reflections, while we were taking the photos on the jetty the pool was being visited by some geese but by the time we had finished they had moved on which meant we were able to captured the shots.
There is always time for a quick swing on the lamppost before heading in for the wedding breakfast!
By now we were all a bit chilly, so it was time to head inside for the wedding breakfast, speeches and cutting of the cake.
We had a lovely meal followed by a break to catch up with friends and take in the day before heading off for the evening party and first dance. I'm going to leave you with a couple of photos of that dance. There are many more photos from the day which you can see on my Facebook Page and I will be uploading my favourite photos from the day to my Website. I would like to wish Matt and Christine a wonderful married life together and all the adventure, excitement and love in the world for this new chapter in their lives together. They are a truly stunning and very fun couple.
I still have availability for 2015 so if you have recently got engaged and are looking for a photographer then please do get in touch as I would be delighted to capture you special day and all the memories for you for years to come.