Nicole + Tommo - Dunedin Wedding Photography

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In April I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Nicole and Tommo's wedding out at Grandview Gardens in Outram. The day was filled with so much love and gorgeousness, and the venue was to die for! Without further ado, Nicole and Tommo! Also a big shout-out to Hannah from The Freckled Bird Photography for coming and second shooting with me! 

Makeup: Embellir
Hair: Loft Studio
Dress: Brides by Donna Rae
Venue: Grandview Gardens
Cake: The Dessert Room
Celebrant: Christine Hislop

I actually can't get over how stunning these bridesmaids dresses were.  My heart swooned when I laid eyes on them. 

Two of Nicole's bridesmaids got her a beautiful necklace for her wedding day. How cool is that! These talented girls were also responsible for everyone's hair and makeup. 

One of my big goals this season was to get better at freelensing, and work it into my creative shots on the wedding day. I'm proud to say I think I smashed this goal. You can spot 'freelensing' work by the overly blurry background with very little in focus, but the parts that are in focus are pin sharp. 

After the girls got ready it was time to head off to the beautiful Outram venue that is Grandview Gardens. Jo has such a spectacular venue, and is a dream to work with! I had such a ball out at her venue, and it had so many amazing spots for photos. I spent some time hanging with the boys and capturing the guests arriving before it was ceremony time. 

Soon enough, it was time for the ceremony to begin. Did I mention the celebrant was the groom's mum? How cool is that? And she was a fabulous celebrant to boot! 

Have I mentioned just how beautiful this venue was? There were so many spots for photographs. Not to be cliche, but the possibilities really felt endless. What we used was a mere fraction of the grounds. 

After this, the bridal party headed back, and we quickly shot up to the forest. The forest is like something out of a fairy tale. It's absolutely draw dropping in person, and then just beyond the forest there's more beautiful paddocks, and, if you go at the right time of the day, you'll catch the sunset! 

After the forest, it was time to head back to the reception. The place had been lovingly directed, mostly by the Groom's mum - this lady has endless talent! She did all the table flowers, and I was told most of the theming. Talk about a multi talented mum! 

The day was just filled with endless love. Nicole and Tommo, thank you so much for having me along, a huge thank-you to your families for being so welcoming, and all your guests for having a good laugh!