Simon and Merilee are old friends of mine that I met whilst living in Canada, so when they asked me to photograph their wedding I was thrilled to be able to do it for them. As an added bonus it was in one of the most beautiful places in the country, the Coromanel Peninsula, specifically the small town of Whangapoua.
The ceremony was held at a reserve on the beachfront under an ancient pohutakawa tree which provided welcome shade from the scorching sun. After the ceremony we had fun taking photos on the beach, then it was off back to the family property for the reception which was held in a fantastically decorated Teepee (courtesy of TopKåta). Some great speeches were made and then the dark chocolate and zucchini cake - made by none other than the bride herself - was cut, signalling that it was time to turn up the music and party!
As usual I will let the pictures do the talking, so enjoy this photographic snapshot of the day's events from start to end. And to Simon and Mia, I wish you guys all the best, I know you'll be happy together for a very long time.