The one thing Hannah + Shane wanted was to have a great time with the people they cared most about. When they booked us for a planning consult; it gave us a chance to share our experience so they could make the best of their day and have that time for their guests and each other.
Instead of rushing off straight after their ceremony to do photos —Hannah and Shane skipped the formal bridal party shoot. They walked with their bridal party through the city from the cathedral to the reception at Foxglove, all while we snapped photos along the way as they weaved in and out of street corners and laughing their way through little gusts of Wellington wind.
They held their ceremony at the Cathedral of St Paul where Hannah used to sing in the choir; having the full choir reverberating in the massive hall is something we'll never forget!
In the morning, Hannah organised for the hair + makeup to finish early so she could have champagne with her girls, and a heartfelt moment with her dad as he saw her in her dress for the first time. It also gave her time to sit down with her nieces and nephews and open the cute handmade gifts and cards they'd made her.
During the planning consult, Hannah and Shane told us how they loved sweeping coastlines and huge landscapes but didn't want to sacrifice precious time away from their guests on the wedding day. Our recommendation was to book a day-after session so we could head out to Pencarrow. We love this coastline —so wild, windswept and very Wellington! Hannah's bespoke Sally Eagle gown looked absolutely stunning as the soft fabric flowed in the wind. The day-after session really gave Hannah + Shane the best of both worlds; a full day to celebrate with their favourite people, all without sacrificing those stunning coastal views at sunset the next day.
Scroll down and see for yourself a day filled with people, love and laughter, and their epic photo-session the next day at Pencarrow.