Jessie & Ben

I first met Jessie when I covered her class at WITT (The Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki). She was the best kind of student: on time, industrious, talented & friendly, so it was lovely to hear from her as she planned her wedding to Ben.

Jessie & Ben were married at St. Leonard's Chapel, on the 29th January 2016 on the North Shore of Auckland. A tropical cyclone threatened to hit land; but instead brought a bucket load of sunshine & heat, & boy was it hot!

The girls got ready at Jessie's grandparent's house, aptly named 'The Castle', with its turrets & quirky features. Jessie's dress by Nicky Nega was a stunner, with beautiful lace details that made everyone swoon. The ladies pulled off the simple elegance in peach pleats & timeless gypsophila. The boys looked 'luxe' in grey suits & navy ties.

The grounds of the chapel were lush & green & provided us with a great backdrop to our photos. & after refreshments, we ducked off to North Head where we admired the views, scurried around in the dark tunnels & topped off our tans (AKA sunburn in my case!).

The reception took place at McHugh's restaurant on Cheltenham Beach, which is literally 'on' the beach! The evening was a beautiful mix of fairy lights, singing, funny speeches, more singing, cake cutting, dancing & ...did I mention singing?!

I wish you both many years of happiness & plenty of love. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your special day:)


Ceremony Venue: St. Leonard's Chapel, Hauraki, Auckland 

Reception Venue: McHugh's Restaurant on Cheltenham Beach, Auckland 

Florist: Flower Wholesalers 

Wedding Dress: Nicky Nega - White Silk Bridal

Cake: Tui Allen (Bride's Step-Mother)

Hair & Makeup: Fiona Clare Hair & Make up

Videography:  Mata Films