Kaiterteri Beach wedding
Kerry and Alice were good mates before they officially got together. Through a mutual love of vino, hunting, fishing and flying, they realised they were meant to be together and there’s been no looking back since. Today is 10-11-12, it’s the day they have been planning for the last year and one they will smile upon forever and ever. Daron and I get to help create and capture these memories – how special is that!
For their first date, they carried rifles and a few bottles of wine into a hut on Kerry’s family farm, where they preceded to drink the wine and scare away any potential trophies, but love had blossomed and soul mates were found.
Kerry and Alice decided to incorporate their love for hunting into their wedding day by having camouflage vests tailor made by Stoney Creek – very cool.
We started the day with photographing Kerry, Tony and John along with a few family members. Everyone was in great spirits and why wouldn’t you be when spending one of the most awesome day’s of your life with your best mates – cheers boys!
Alice, Natalie and Leisha got ready at Little Kaiterteri in a beautiful home only a short walk from where the beach ceremony was held.
When Alice walked out of the bedroom with her wedding dress on, looking so pretty and elegant, I thought to myself ‘WOW’, Kerry’s eyes are gonna pop.
While Alice and the girls got ready, there was a lot of laughter and excitement for the day ahead.
How gorgeous does Alice look? pretty stunning I think.
Alice bought a selection of brightly coloured parasols for some of the guests to use during their outside beach ceremony. I think that the kids were the first ones to grab them – very cute.
Loving the green bridesmaids dresses…
Alice is Blue and Loretta’s second and last daughter to marry, a very special day for them as well.
It’s quite significant that Kerry and Alice chose Little Kaiteri to become husband and wife. Kerry proposed to Alice here with a bottle of champagne and a gorgeous engagement ring – how could a girl say no to that.
There is something very special about having a Kaiterteri beach wedding, people travel from all over the world to visit here and it’s just in our back yard – we’re so lucky.
For a wedding ring, Alice made a joke by presenting Kerry with a Cheezel, it was rather funny, especially when Kerry preceded to eat it.
But now for the more serious stuff…
A stroll with your best friends.
We love this kind of wedding photography, getting out amongst it all and creating dramatic images. Last time we were here Daron dropped his $9000 camera which landed on a rock and then fell into the water. As I stood there in shock horror, Daron just grabbed a back up camera and carried on as if nothing had happened – but not this time, he was very careful as he climbed around on the rocks.
Well, we really didn’t think Alice would actually climb up on those rocks in her wedding dress, especially as there’s only a very thin ledge on top. But this girl is a legend and game for any sort of adventure that comes her way – go Alice.
The bridal party were certainly a fun group to be around.
When Kerry first saw this photograph on Nelson Wedding Photography Facebook, he commented that it looked like they were sitting on top of a mountain and not at the beach.
On the way back to the wedding reception we stopped at these beautiful fields which were covered with yellow flowers.
Chrissy’s magical photography…
And of course, boys will be boys….
But I think Kerry thought that this was a much better idea than running around.
Kerry was telling us that they had spent a lot of time practicing for their first dance, so we told them to show us some moves – pretty impressive!
Alice you’re so much fun to be around!
The wedding reception was held at the Riwaka Rugby club rooms, everything looked absolutely wonderful and what a delicious meal we had.
Throughout the speeches there were many laughs from the parents and guests.
Kerry and Alice’s first dance was very special, you good actually feel the love between them.
All I can say is that our first wedding of many this summer went off with a very big bang. But it doesn’t end here, stay tuned for ‘Kerry and Alice – Part 2′, to be continued…
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