Shane & Laura - Cassels Garden Wedding, Kumeu

Shane and Laura… two wandering souls who live in London, but knew they had to go home to celebrate their wedding with family and friends. So they flew halfway across the world, to Laura’s family home in Auckland.

They both got ready at Laura’s parent’s beautiful home, overlooking the dramatic Rangitoto island. The views were insane!! They had chosen to have a first look before their wedding ceremony, and I was so pleased because it meant we could go down to the beach and walk barefoot on the sand - in my opinion, the very best way to start a wedding day!!.

The day was scattered with showers of rain, which on the plus side meant lots of amazing dramatic clouds, but as always seems to be the way with summer weddings, the sun made an appearance just in time for the ceremony, and we were able to go ahead with the gorgeous garden wedding at Cassels secret garden venue.

Such a treat to photograph weddings like this - being away from friends and family makes every moment on the wedding day that bit more special, and we definitely felt the magic on this day. There were lots of happy tears and special moments that were such a joy to capture.