Kate & DK - A beautiful Oruawharo wedding in Central Hawke's Bay

Every time I've had an email from a bride asking me to shoot their wedding at Oruawharo in Central Hawke's Bay, I've rushed to my diary in a fever of excitement and always been gutted to discover I'm already booked. When Kate got in touch almost 18 months ago, I was like a kid in a candy story to discover I was free as a bird on her date. When we met at the grand old homestead for High Tea and a planning session, my excitement levels blew out entirely. Not only was everything about the beautiful Hawke's Bay wedding venue picture-perfect, but it was surrounded by some spectacular countryside which I knew come mid-summer was going to create spectacular wedding photography.

On a hot bluebird day in January, dreams came true for Kate, her newly-minted husband, DK....and me! We had so much fun just being totally STOKED about life together that I knew their wedding photos were going to rock. Of course it helped that Kate's dress (from Paperswan Bride) was the one I almost got and she almost got mine. Random in a very cool way.

But enough about me and how much I adored EVERYTHING about this wedding. Lets get the pictures to do the talking instead....


Photographer: Eva Bradley / Assistant Photographer: Lisa-Jane Easter 

Venue: Oruawharo Homestead, Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay, New Zealand 

Dress: Saja, from Paperswan Bride, Wellington

Hair: Jemma Kerisiano / Makeup: Mrs Chadwick's Beauty Shoppe

Boquets: Bellarosa / Tables: The bride's clever mum (she even grew them!)

Celebrant: Oruawharo's dashing proprietor, Peter Harris

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