Simon & Lizzie’s Wedding Day 28th February 2009 –
Being a fun & outdoor loving couple it was plainly obviously that this wedding would be a little different from the traditional wedding!!
From the choice where their photo’s were to be taken to the bouncy castle, swing ball, petanque, Mr Whippy, bubble machine and other touches this wedding was to be one to remember. ....however, the weather did play its hand.
The scheduled noon photo shoot at The Sign of the Kiwi far up on the hills overlooking Lyttleton Harbour to the east and the magnificent Southern Alps to the west was shrouded in clouds with a chilling wind; a phone call to Lizzie to halt their 30minute trip up the hill and a few very quick ‘bloke’ photos followed.
The grounds of Ilam Homestead are quite magnificent and a stunning setting for an outdoor wedding and obvious choice for the photos. Again, the weather had the final say....I managed to get some photos outdoors before the soak-to-the skin rain settled in for the remainder of the day.
Sadly, the outdoor wedding was no more. If rain on the wedding day is a sign of good luck (as the old wives tale goes) then Lizzie & Simon are blessed beyond measure! The inside of the grand homestead made for a perfect wet weather option.
This did not dampen any spirits however, and a fabulous fun filled day unfolded as the day got longer.
Lizzie looked absolutely stunning in her choice of gown, complemented by her bridesmaids in black. Simon and his mates were a mass-of-dash also. They were such fun to photograph.
Thanks Lizzie & Simon for a lovely wedding day, it was really special and a real delight to be involved.