All the way from England, Nick and Natalie’s love has travelled a long way in distance and in years, via South Africa, then Australia and then on to make Rotorua, New Zealand, their home. They have been together for 18 years and decided on 21 April 2018, to make it official.
Their wedding was held at Whakarewarewa or known as the Redwood Forest in Rotorua. This forest is known for its magnificent Californian Coast Redwoods. These towering trees, and the fresh forest air create a truly enchanted environment. Perfect for an enchanted wedding!
For the morning preparations, they prepared their backyard with a beautifully decorated marquee for their shindig reception. We had four seasons in one day and the weather was a mix of sun, rain and wind. This attempted to wreak havoc with the marquee, but luckily with the aid of the neighbours while we were at the ceremony, they managed to secure it.
The bridal transportation was very unique, a mint green VW camper, part of the VW Club. Fantastic transportation to get the bridal party around in. We dropped Nick and his best man Erik at the Corner Pub for pre drinks before the ceremony, as Natalie and her sister, Coralie had their makeup done at the house.
Natalie’s best friend Iain made the journey over to New Zealand from Spain and took on the role as 'father of the bride substitute' for the wedding. Both of Natalie’s parents were remembered with their photographs on the registry table.
Natalie & Nick’s daughter was a flower fairy and looked magical with her wings. Such a pleasure to photograph.
Natalie walked down the aisle to the Proclaimers song, “I’m on my way” and then they both walked down the aisle together to Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades”. You will see from the photos a record, with their names and the Ace of Spades then became the guest book for people to write on.
Family and friends did a fantastic job assisting on the day with everything.
Congratulations once again to you both and thanks for inviting me along to share and capture your special day! I can’t wait to see your wedding video.
Here are some of the highlights from the day in the slideshow below.
Venue: Whakarewarewa, Redwood Forest New Zealand
Florist: Living Colour
Hair: House of Elliot
Makeup: Suzie Rutz
Cake: Made by Natalie
Transport: VW from the Bay of Plenty Volkswagen Club owned by Harriet Adlam
Videographer: Rob Shumski
Slideshow of Photos: