Claire and David had me at ‘would you like to photograph our wedding?‘. Putting me in a helicopter to buzz around the mountains with them was not needed to convince me, but who am I to deny them their wedding wishes? 🙂
The chain of events that stranded me in one of the most photogenic places in the world started somewhere else. I have known Claire and David for as long as I have been in New Zealand. David and I were fellow desk jockeys at a computer company when we first met. Over time I experienced first-hand that he and his lovely partner-in-crime Claire had all the important parts of a good life together: Love, respect, and all the other warm, fuzzy stuff that make a great relationship. Where David got lucky, though, is that Claire is a strong woman who mostly puts up with his oddities. Two notable examples are his wicked sense of humour and his obsession for all things Star Wars.
Since these two share a passion for travel, it was only logical that David made his move in New York. It was in Central Park when David asked Claire to marry him. About time you finally made your move, David!
I often say that it is hard to make a nice thing look bad, and that certainly applied here as well. Lovely couple, beautiful Wanaka, great venue, and charming guests. Did I mention the Star Wars cake? What a perfect day!
Congratulations to Claire and David. May the force be with you, always!
Assistant Photographer: Melina Keil
Venue: The Woolshed at Glendhu Station
Catering: Wild Earth
Dress: Anna Campbell
Make-Up: Katie Medley
Hair: Hair Art
Helicopter: Wanaka Helicopters
Flowers: Studio 24
Hire items: Little Hire Co, So Sweet Hire, The Workroom