Vineyard Wedding

Jaimee & Nicol - Markovina Vineyard Estate, Kumeu

Jaimee & Nicol - Markovina Vineyard Estate, Kumeu

The first wedding of the season is normally one of mixed emotions for a wedding photographer. I swing precariously between absolute excitement at getting to experience more beautiful weddings, meet new couples and do what genuinely makes me happy - photograph people and their gorgeous weddings; and extreme nerves - what if I have totally forgotten how to use my camera?!!

Emma & Craig's Wedding, Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana

Emma & Craig's Wedding, Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana

Amanda (Amanda Wignell Photography) and I went to meet Emma, getting ready at her family bach in Omaha and what a way to start a beautiful day!  We were greeted by her lovely family, and made to feel comfortable from the moment we walked in.  She had a small bridal party of her sister and best friend, and there was so much love between the three of them.

Andrew & Jess - Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana

Andrew & Jess - Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana

This weekend, we had one of those stunning New Zealand summer days, where the crickets buzz in the grass,  the sun beats down relentlessly, and a cooling wind blows in off the sea. And I photographed Andrew & Jess' beautiful vineyard wedding with the lovely Amanda, from Amanda Wignall Photography.

 

Dani & Cam - Markovina Vineyard, Kumeu

Dani & Cam - Markovina Vineyard, Kumeu

Markovina Vineyard is a very popular wedding venue in Kumeu, Auckland, and it is easy to understand why!  I absolutely love the chilled out vibe you get there, and the vines covering the roof of the restaurant are just amazing - it feels like you are in an indoor forest, not to mention the beautiful grounds for the ceremony.  (Plus they always look after us with snacks...way to my heart!!)