Posts in Weddings by Michelle
Pete & Kate - Harleys & Happy Ever Afters

How does a bride who describes herself as “a bit of a hippy earth child” and her groom as a “grounded, no-frills kind of man” have an epic, stylish and totally chilled wedding? Kate talks us through planning for and partying at her wedding to Pete, shot by Michelle Fey and Rebekah Trafford.

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Coast meets country - Birdy & Jono at Ocean Beach

Hawke's Bay's Ocean Beach is a special place filled with memories for so many of us from this part of New Zealand. But for Birdy Hansen, this long stretch of coastline has a history so deeply connected to her family, it was impossible to imagine her wedding to Jono happening anywhere else. Michelle Fey and Rebekah Trafford illustrated her day with their images, and Birdy has relived the special moments here on our blog in her own words. As always, we feel so honoured that our couples generously let us share with the biggest, most personal day of their lives.

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LAURA + ROB - BLACK BARN RIVERSIDE

Hawke's Bay native, Laura, describes herself and new hubby, Rob, as 'truly laid back humans' and so it went without saying that was the vibe they wanted on their wedding day. Under the stars and beside the slow-moving Tukituki at Black Barn Winery's riverside wedding venue, roving canapés replaced a formal sit-down dinner and guests sat down on large vintage rugs strewn amid lanterns and flowers to enjoy the speeches. 

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RUSTIC STYLING - TE AWA

We love the way in recent years wedding styling has become so creative. Often that's thanks to the wonderful efforts of professional stylists, and in Hawke's Bay we have a number of talented people in this area. But what makes a wedding really special is when a family has poured not just huge amounts of time but love as well into making a wedding look spectacular.

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Tom & Ingrid, Havelock North Wedding, by Michelle Fey for Eva Bradley Photography

Was it love at first sight or third sight? It depends who you ask for the answer. I was lead to believe that the first date may have needed a lick and polish but in the end love conquers all.  Mr. & Mrs. Hayden started out as a long distance love affair that ended with "I do" and "I'm moving home!"

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Richard & Anna - Black Barn Winery wedding by Michelle Fey

When you can photograph an absolutely glorious wedding on a far-from-glorious wet Hawkes Bay day, you know you have a rocking venue. Because we were inside for much of Richard and Anna's wedding day, Black Barn Winery in Havelock North had the rare chance to reveal all of her secret hidden gems - a candle-lit underground cellar for the ceremony, and beautiful window lighting in the venue's rustic cottages and retreats. Mmmmmm. We love.

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Jade & Nicole -Clifton Cafe - Hawkes Bay

What's better than one extremely hot blonde bride? Well, two of course. After photographing Nicole's identical twin sister's wedding two years ago, I did a massive happy dance when I got the opportunity to be a big part of another big day for the Lambert family, this time at Hawkes Bay wedding venue, Clifton Cafe.

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Alice & Simon - Hawkes Bay country wedding

Alice and Simon are country folk and this is as gorgeous as a Hawkes Bay country wedding gets. After being in the family for over 100 years, it's hard to believe this was the first big white wedding for the Beamish family Homestead. It was an unimissable opportunity for Alice's creative mum, Pen, to recruit the talents of her flower-arranging friends from across the district to add to the splendor of this remarkable setting

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