Angela & Duncan's wedding

Brace yourselves... this is going to be a long one. Probably far too many photos but I'm still all excited about this wedding and am having trouble narrowing down my choices. Besides, I want to give you a feeling for their whole day. Angela's mum helped her get ready at their home in Island Bay, and the ceremony and reception were held at the old Museum Building on Buckle Street in Wellington.

Angela's Dad walked her down the aisle and the look on the bride and groom's faces when they first saw each other was just lovely. They are both incurable romantics and are so obviously totally head over heels.

Photo above courtesy of my assistant Mark Berger.

We took a few photos around the museum building and then headed out to to Angela and Duncan's home suburb of Island Bay.

The reception was held upstairs in the Tea Gardens at the museum building. The room was decorated with an art deco theme, with each table bearing the name of a place that was significant in Angela and Duncan's lives together. The guests enjoyed a very impressive buffet from Sarah Searancke Catering.

The speeches were very genuine and heartfelt and there were quite a few tissues coming out of handbags! I have to admit to getting a bit misty-eyed myself but fortunately I have a big camera to hide behind. :) I really do feel privileged to be part of weddings: they're such a huge milestone in people's lives. There is so much love and goodwill in the air and it's pretty special to be able to capture that for my clients and for generations to come.

After dinner Angela sneaked away and changed into a sparkly dress and then the bridal couple wowed their guests with a rumba as their first dance! They had been practising for weeks and were pretty amazing. I was disappointed that none of the other guests tried this second move in the dancing that followed...

Thank you Angela and Duncan for a wonderful day, and best wishes for a happy, healthy and long life together!

Ben, one

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