Married on a hilltop on a gorgeous summer’s afternoon, were this beautiful couple, Max and Ashlee. The wedding takes place in Ashlee’s home town of Opotiki, on a hill overlooking the bay. Below lies the Waiotahi Hall where the reception is held and just down the road is the Waiotahi Café & Store. This is the place where the couple met for the first time. Ashlee was working here when Max a dairy farmer (and also my husband’s youngest brother) walks in… He was smitten from the start.. and the rest as they say is history!
Such an honour it was for me to capture this special day for these two and their beautiful daughter, Skye Kowhai, their angelic wee flowergirl.
The weekend begins at a holiday bach, nestled away in some beautiful native bush overlooking the bay. Here the bridal party and family from out of town are staying for the weekend- catching up and helping prepare for the special day. It’s a lovely summer holiday vibe. It feels like the perfect kiwi wedding with the sun and the sea nearby, food and family, love and laughter…!!