Charlotte & James chose the lovely Allely Estate in Kumeu for their glorious wedding day. Their wedding ceremony, outdoors under the trees, was a joyful expression of true love and happiness.  There’s no doubt that Auckland wedding photographers find Allerly estate to be one of Auckland’s terrific wedding venues. As a wedding photographer I love shooting photos in the picturesque gardens and in the old house with it’s timeless romantic feel.  From a photographers perspective we are spoiled with lovely window light for those natural shots like the photo of the beautiful lace top wedding dress and veil you can see in the gallery below.
Seated outdoors in the early autumn sunshine were family and friends to share in their most special occasion. Tears were shed and laughter shared as they made their eternal promises to each other with wedding vows they had written  for them selves.
After the wedding ceremony true to their passion to get wonderful portfolio of wedding photos we packed up a champagne hamper brimming over with delicious treats and headed off with the wedding party for the creative wedding photo shoot.
We had settled on two main locations following our pre-wedding photography planning . First to the Kumeu railway line, after all there is little more romantic than the notion of old fashioned railway travel. Brilliant fun with this amazing bride and groom as they kissed, cuddled and wound their way together in between the sleepers and lines.
The second spot we settled on was a little place I know in woods nearby. A perfect location for our wedding party to crack open the fizz and get in to those picnic dainties. Then it was into the majestic pines for some of my favourite wedding photos of the day. Photos of the whole jolly lot this time,  our lovely bride and groom along with groomsmen and bridesmaids.
It was a total joy to photograph Charlotte & James’s wedding from bridal preparation in the rooms at Allely Estate right through to the reception’s speeches and dancing  as their passion to get beautiful wedding photos meant a great day out for this Auckland wedding photographer. Wedding dress from Jessica Bridal hung from feature mirror at Allely Estate in Kumeu Auckland Bride has her make up applied by ptofessional make up artist Bride has her make up applied by ptofessional make up artist Wedding shoes and perfume posed in a gilded mirror frame at Allely Estate wedding photo Bridesmaid helps bridesman get dressed for the wedding Portrait of a brode with her veil on by a window wedding groom and groomsmen share Talisker single malt whisket wedding groom and groomsmen share Talisker single malt whisket wedding groom and groomsmen share Talisker single malt whisket wedding groom and groomsmen share Talisker single malt whisket Best man helps groom with his buttonhole flower before wedding ceremony Best man helps groom with his buttonhole flower before wedding ceremony Best man helps groom with his buttonhole flower before wedding ceremony Bride and groom pose for photo on a disused rai;way line in Kumeu Auckland Bride and groom pose for photo on a disused rai;way line in Kumeu Auckland Bride and groom pose for photo on a disused rai;way line in Kumeu Auckland Bride and groom pose for photo on a disused rai;way line in Kumeu Auckland Bride and groom pose for wedding photo in woods near Kumeu Auckland Bride and groom pose for wedding photo in woods near Kumeu Auckland Bride and groom pose for wedding photo in woods near Kumeu Auckland Bride and groom pose for wedding photo in woods near Kumeu Auckland Bridal party pose for wedding photo in woods near Kumeu Auckland Bridesmaides and bridesman pose for wedding photo in woods near Kumeu Auckland Bride places wedding ring on grooms finger Bride and groom hug after first kiss during wedding ceremony Rose pink and white wedding cake with fairy light background Bride and groom first dance with colourful lights at Allely Estate Kumeu