The Wedding Of Ashlee & Michael

The Milkshed in Okato, Taranaki

From the very first meet I knew these two were my people. They had a relaxed approach to their wedding day and you could tell they weren’t going to let anything get in the way of them having a total blast. On my arrival for bridal prep there was a little rain & fog which can often send a bride into a tailspin (with good reason!!) but Ashlee brushed it off with her quote of the day “what will be, will be” and from then on I knew we were going to have a good day.

From the moment Michael saw Ashlee walking down the aisle the love & laughter these two share oozed at every moment. Vows were fill of belly laughs and the bridal party were an absolute dream to work with. Not only were they up for anything they used the portrait time to have a bit of fun & there was ridiculousness happening at every moment. It makes our job as photographers so much easier when bridal parties are relaxed & not dreading photos. Bring the champagne & snacks and have a bit of fun!

Capturing their day did not feel like work at all, I had so much fun with these two & went home buzzing from the day.

This is how wedding days should be…prioritise fun & laughter over all else.

Makeup: @MakeupbyAnnalee

Dress: Churchwood Bridal

Florals: The Love Bunch Florist

Celebrant: Erin Alice Marriage Celebrant

Venue: The Milkshed

Barbers: Shelby’s Barber Gang

Catering: Andersons Catering

Grazing Platter: Graze Craze

Wedding Planner: Plan It by Meghan Leigh