Posts in Weddings by Michelle
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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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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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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