Jason & Dani married!
Like so many couples that we have photographed this summer, Jason and Dani returned to their hometown of Nelson to get married. From their home in Christchurch they planned to have their wedding ceremony and reception at Founders Heritage Park in Nelson.
As with most weddings, we start our day with photographing the groom and groomsmen. These three are trouble when they get together, they are best friends and have been for a long time.
Rob is on the left with the happy groom in the middle and Nick (alias crab) on the right.
Next we arrived at Dani’s mothers house for the getting ready shots. We are always on the lookout to creatively photograph wedding accessories. This clear perfume bottle appeared to change colour when photographed in front of the orange kitchen wall, good spotting Daron.
Again, something a little bit different.
Dani’s friend and makeup artist also travelled up from Christchurch and what a beautiful job she did with the girls’ makeup.
We loved the decor throughout Kate’s home, especially the bright red.
This is Jason’s niece Scarlett, she just couldn’t wait to show off her pretty dress to grandad.
One of the highlights of being a professional photographer is capturing precious moments like this.
The final touch, putting on the veil.
I love the choice of bridesmaid dresses, both different and the colours complimenting Holly and Jess perfectly.
Last but not least, on with the garter.
Wow, I must say Dani was positively glowing and her beautiful
smile was infectious.
Dani’s bouquet of sweet smelling roses was perfectly matched to the bridesmaid dresses. I for one am all for having gorgeous colours in the bridal party.
It was now time to leave for Founders Heritage Park in Nelson.
One last shot of Dani before she got into the wedding car.
This is not just any normal wedding car, it’s the Excalibur hired from the World of Wearable Arts and Classic Cars Museum – very cool!
Jason’s nephews, Alfie and Lucas made a grand entrance as they walked towards the aisle.
Dani’s sister and mother enjoyed watching these two little cuties, as did all the guests, us included.
John was one very proud dad, after all, it’s not every day that you give your daughter away.
For their wedding ceremony, Jason and Dani chose the grass area in front of the pond – just perfect!
Here’s Alfie and Lucas again, this time delivering the wedding rings, well done boys.
During the wedding vows, Jason spoke, “You are the best thing ever to hit this earth”, that was just too sweet for words.
Of course Daron being a guy, he just had to get this shot!
The light was dancing in and out from behind the clouds, this certainly added a nice look to our photos.
“Angel of Mine”, I thought of this song when I first saw this
beautiful photo which Daron took.
There’s that cool car again, not to mention the beautiful bride and groom.
I LOVE this shot of the bridal party, everyone’s enjoying themselves and the colours look stunning.
These guys were pretty good at giving us the romantic stuff.
And the laughs as well….
Crab, you’re the man. With a nick name like that, he unvoluntarily invited us to pick on him all day.
I think that Crab did a good job of getting everyones attention.
“Where do we fill this thing up?”.
Of course with train carriages around there was no stopping the guys having some fun, Founders Park is just one big playground.
“Now now Jason, this is a family show”.
It was time out for the girls…
while the boys kept playing.
All together again for a group shot, Mmmmm really loving
Jason really wanted some photos around the wine barrels,
glad that he suggested it.
Ahhhh, more snuggling….
We headed down to the Boulder Bank for a short time, it just happened to be that the yacht races were on. This is one of our favorite shots from the day – STUNNING.
And such a perfect day it has been for this gorgeous couple.
Daron often takes the panoramic look while I shoot in close with a long lens.
Displayed on Storybook is only a very small selection of photos chosen to tell the wedding day story. Jason and Dani have hundreds of amazing photos to enjoy, I’m going to have fun designing their photobook. We had an awesome day with you both, stay safe in Christchurch.
Daron & Chrissy
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