As a Waikato wedding photographer, I am happy to get the chance to photograph weddings at gorgeous local venues like Coopers Function Centre.
Debbie and Brad got married on a pretty wet, stormy day in the Waikato, and their plans for their wedding day had to be adapted somewhat to suit the elements. Their original first look location was pretty soggy, so we moved to the subtropical (covered) area of Hamilton Gardens instead. The lush green backdrop worked beautifully, and everyone stayed dry and warm!
Their beautiful floral wedding arch from Petal Passion was moved under cover of the gorgeous porch area at the front of Coopers Function Centre and enabled the couple to have their outdoor ceremony and remain dry. I particularly love the photos from their ceremony as everyone is bathed in the most beautiful light, and the intimate setting allowed me to capture some incredible emotions from both Brad and Debbie and their guests 🙂
Following the ceremony everyone was treated to cake and icecream from The Maralyn which is a gorgeous vintage caravan serving the most delicious ice-cream – I loved this spin on traditional timings, and Deb and Brad’s guests loved having dessert before dinner! The rain cleared enough for us to sneak out and get a few more portraits around the venue before rejoining everyone inside for delicious food, hilarious speeches and the one of the most impressive choreographed first dances I’ve ever seen at a wedding.
Debbie and Brad thank you for choosing me to capture your incredible day, I’ve loved getting to know you both and working with you was just a dream. I hope this wee blog post of a few of my favourite parts from your day will make you smile, and look forward to sharing your full gallery with you very soon.
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Bride’s Dress Stella York, from Felicitys Bridal
Hair – Adora – Bridal Hair
Makeup –Lillie Toyne Makeup
Suits – Barkers
Arch and table florals – Petal Passion
Celebrant – Hannah Porter Alare Weddings
Icrecream – The Maralyn
Venue – Coopers Function Centre
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