Chris & Melissa - Greenhill Lodge, Hawkes Bay

Greenhill Lodge, Hawke's Bay. Top New Zealand wedding venue

For a Hawkes Bay wedding photographer, the first country wedding of summer is an aphrodisiac a little like falling in love. Pair me and my lens with historic Greenhill Lodge with its jaw-dropping backdrop of rolling hills and it is hard to imagine a more perfect match. I was already sold on foxy groom, Chris, when I saw him in his kilt. Then I heard about how he popped the question and the deal was sealed. He surprised Melissa with a trip to the beautiful coastal town of Cinque Terre in Italy where his starlit proposal beside the crashing waves produced the short word every man is ultimately after; yes.

I was so excited to not only shoot my first wedding at the beautiful Greenhill Lodge, but to have such a gorgeous couple as well.

"Eva was magnificent, she has great ideas and her attention to detail was brilliant," said Melissa. "She was able to direct a crowd and communicate what she needed to happen for her shots. She made the whole photography experience fun and memorable."

The Dream Team:

Photographer: Eva Bradley Second Shooter: Andrew Caldwell Venue: Greenhill Lodge, Hawkes Bay Makeup: Vania Bailey Hair: Pure Hair Flowers: Lushka Catering & Cake: Ruth Pretty Dress: Hera Bridal

Eva Bradley is a Hawke's Bay wedding photographer and believes passionately that her home in Wine Country, New Zealand, is the best place in the world to get married. See more of her recent work HERE and learn about her approach to candid wedding photography.