An icy cold wind greeted me as I got underway to photographing Alaina and the bridesmaids’ wedding preparations at home at Buckland’s Beach. A windswept and blustery Auckland continued to be the order of the day with the sun putting in an all too brief appearance after a wonderful wedding ceremony at St Columba Church in Grey Lynn giving us just enough time to take the family group photos outside. For the guests it was off to the Royal Yacht Squadron down at Auckland Mariner- Good idea. For the bridal party? Well we girded out loins and headed for Point Erin and the full force of the now gale force winds to get into out creative wedding photography shoot……. Bad idea( well maybe) we lasted all of about 5 minutes before pulling stumps and following the rest of the guests down to the reception venue. But in that 5 minutes – wow, did Alaina & Michael go for it giving us a handful of wonderful photographs. Watch out for one of my favourite shots of the day as Alaina makes her entrance into the Royal Yacht Squadron( taken from above).