CARRON & DION
Gypsy Caravan / Ponsonby / Auckland
So this wedding was held at the cutest little church in Dignan St, Pt Chevalier, Auckland - so adorable I even took photos of all the details in the bathroom. The stained glass windows were just this beautiful shade of pink and the wood so beautiful. When I turned up for the ceremony, there was this full on pipe band - so brilliant - seriously, every wedding needs one of these! It helps that the groom was a member of the pipe band, and resplendent in kilt, it was the perfect match for the church. I loved that they had this audience of people walking past, kids on bikes, locals walking down to the cafe, just stopping and enjoying the performance, taking photos.
And the lovely bride Carron was a powerhouse of co-ordination (she was an event planner for a big corporate so figures!). For the first time ever, ever, like ever, I witnessed a bride 20 minutes early to the church! Everyone had been herded in early and I was fairly focused on just shooting so was so confused when I came out at the end, just 10 minutes past the ceremony starting time - I had to check my watch against a few guests - I still have no idea how she got all the guests to arrive early when my experience is there are always a few dribbling in a few minutes past! It was amazing! Oh and her dress, an Anna Schimmel dress with the most exquisite lace - I was so paranoid we were going to snag it during the photo shoot on the cobbles, it was so rich and heavy and just divine - the whole dress was, and Carron looked so elegant in it.
For the bridal couple photos we explored some Ponsonby Alleyways around where they were having the reception at Gypsy Caravan in Ponsonby. I love scouting for location spots and the had spent hours walking over ponsonby looking for some perfect alleyways, only to decide the best spot was 50m near their wedding reception venue. This venue was just gorgoues, so many quirky touches, such a cool relaxed vibe, and this constant stream of delicious casual food rolling out - good times!
Dress: Anna Schimmel
Church: Dignan Street Church
Reception: Gypsy Caravan