Paul & Ceilidh - Millar Road, Hawkes Bay
I have known Ceilidh since she was knee-high-to-a-grasshopper, so it was especially cool when she showed up at my studio about a year ago with a dashing young Brit on her arms, and a beautiful sparkling ring on her finger.I started my day with the boys at their wedding venue, Millar Road, which sits atop a vineyard, high on the Tukituki hills looking back to the distant sweep of Hawkes Bay coastline. Despite this gorgeous view, however, my attention was wholly diverted by the sartorial style emanating from within, where Paul and his ushers and best men really did prove that when it comes to style, the Brits know best (never before have I felt moved to give the groom's shoes their own cameo picture). Of course Paul being a stylie sort, it was little surprise to arrive at Ceilidh's family home and find the theme continued. With an ear-to-ear grin that said everything about how happy Ceilidh was as that moment, she arrived at the top of the aisle on the arm of proud dad, Colin. Some windy 'I dos' under bright blue Hawkes Bay skies were followed by a gorgeous shoot in some spectacular places nearby and a reception and speeches that had me laughing so hard I had to use my tripod to keep the camera still.
The Dream Team:Photographer: Eva Bradley. Venue: Millar Road, Hawkes Bay with Orton Catering. Photographer's assistant: Elena B.G., Dress: Justin Alexander (London), Makeup: Cushla Bower, Hair: Caroline Hulena @ Hair88, Bouquets: Nicola Pearse, Cake: Bailey Gair