I photographed Tish and Ben for their engagement shoot last August in the middle of winter when the skies were dark and threatening rain (you can visit the blog here) Coming back to Kaiapoi only five months later for their wedding, it couldn’t have been a more different day. Although the day started out with some heavy fog, it turned into the hottest day of the month with clear blue skies and sunshine all day long.
Tish and Ben are a wonderfully fun couple with surrounded by an equally fun group of family and friends. They were all so laidback which made it very easy to get some candid shots of everyone having a good time. The ceremony was held at Totara, a private homestead in West Eyreton that had stunning park-like gardens and provided enough shade for people to escape from the hot Canterbury sun. Later that evening, everyone moved on to West Eyreton Hall for the reception.
The hall is a lovely and intimate countryside reception location. It had a field next door (with sheep!) that provided the perfect backdrop for some magical sunset photos. The wedding was beautifully styled by Cressy Lane and reflected a rustic Bohemian style which was a perfect reflection of the couple.
It was clear that everyone at the wedding was there to have a good time and to celebrate a gorgeous couple. However, no-one seemed to be having more fun than the happy couple themselves. At the end of the day though, that’s how it should be.
Ceremony Venue: Totara (Private Residence)
Reception Venue: West Eyreton Hall
Florist & Styling: Cressy Lane Event Artist
Hair: Epic Hair Designs
Make-up Artist: Ruby Hunt
Brides Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Celebrant: Phil Henderson
Cake: Miss Lilly's
Band: Funk the Police
Photographer: Nardia Buist Photography
Assistant: Tamara Bisseker