Like all good love affairs, my one with Andrew and Nikki Mills' wedding day started in the bedroom. Laid out on on the blood red brocade of the Old Church Villa's 'red' bed was a treasure trove of loveliness to photograph; sparkling diamonds, soft rose petals in muted hues, satin gowns and (sigh)...Badgely Mischka heels. Yes, it was love at first sight. Not even persistent wet weather that arrived moments after Nikki and Andrew's 'first look' could take a thing away from how glorious everything looked at this top Hawkes Bay wedding venue, The Old Church in Meeanee. It was just down the road from the fruit shop Nikki spent many a teenage summer day working at. Although I'm not so sure her old customers would have recognised the mega-babe that turned up all these years later.Surrounded by almost everyone they loved, 'The Mills' were born. What a day...and when the speeches and dancing ramped up much later...what a night. Photographer: Eva Bradley. Photographer's Assistant: Elena B.G., Venue: The Old Church, Hawkes Bay, Makeup: Candice from Embellish Me, Hair: Michelle from Head High, Flowers: Flower Barrow, Dress: Brides on Thorndon Cake: Cindy's Cakes, Robes: For Every Minute.