Joan and Doug - Married! - Invercargill Wedding Photography

Almost three weeks ago I had the absolute privilege to document the wedding between Joan and Doug. I had such an amazing day and I left their wedding absolutey buzzing. 

The majority of the day was spent at the absolutely beautiful Hawthorne Gardens. It was my first time shooting out there, so I drove out there the day before to scout for good locations, and I actually got myself so excited I almost couldn't sleep. I love my job! The expansive gardens are absolutely stunning, and I can't wait to show you this wedding! 

I consider it an honour and a privilege to document every wedding, and I want to say a huge thank-you to Joan and Doug for inviting me to document their special day. 

We started the day with hair and make-up at Vibes on St Andrews street in Invercargill. The incredibly talented Kendyl Tulagi was taking care of the make-up, whilst the stylists of Vibes were doing the hair. 

As the hair and make-up were wrapping up, I departed to the Groom's preperations. Doug was getting ready at a friends house, and the vibe was definitely one of laughter and fun. 

It was then back to the brides house to document her preperations. Joan's dress and the bridesmaids dresses are absolutely, out of this world stunning! 

The guests started arriving at the beautiful expansive grounds of Hawthorne Gardens, and the wedding was set to begin. I'm still not over how gorgeous every aspect of this wedding was. Joan had her son's giving her away, which I think may be one of my top 10 all time favourite wedding moments. 

After the ceremony I whisked away the bridal party for some images, and I had plenty of amazing spots to choose from. 

Then it was a fun and relaxed drinks hour before the formalities of the reception. I had an amazing day and so many new favourite images. The cake looked devine and was so rich in detail.