Rebecca & Andy's garden wedding at Llandaff, Masterton

This wedding was actually worth coming back from our overseas holiday for. Not only are Rebecca and Andy the nicest people you could hope to meet, but the venue was lovely, the sun shone and day was filled with all the gorgeous little details that photographers love. Rebecca and Andy had put a lot of thought into their theme of 'growth', from the tree icon on all the wedding stationery through to the "Planting Plan" seating layout, potted herbs on the tables and seed packet reception favours laid out in an old wooden seed tray. The tables were named after different herbs and the children were the "Seedlings". We met in Masterton's Queen Elizabeth Park for some photos before the ceremony, and it was very touching to see Andy's face when he first saw Rebecca in her vintage-style lace dress. Then we went to the wedding venue, Llandaff, for some lunch and final preparations. After a very moving ceremony beneath a tree in the garden, the guests had tea on the lawn (Rebecca and Andy had raided vintage shops for the lovely crockery), followed by croquet - it was all very elegant and and I was so glad the weather allowed all these plans to go ahead.

Thank you Rebecca and Andy for being so lovely to work with, and I wish you every happiness in the years ahead.

Photo above left by my assistant Mark Berger. Photo above left by Mark. Wedding dress: Alison Blain

Flowers: The Piccadilly Flower Company

Cake: Beth Fuge at Wairarapa Cake Decorators Guild

Hair and makeup: Lorna Potter

Celebrant: Graeme Burnard

Caterers: Broughton & Moore

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