Alesha & BJ

“It’s like rai-ayy-ainn on your wedding day...” Alanis Morissette famously sang. And it’s not ironic, it sucks. Mother Nature’s rotten timing can put a damper on an outdoor ceremony, pretty golden hour sunshine & frolicking photographs in a summery meadow. However it doesn't mean that all is lost. Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be lucky; It's a symbol of fertility, of new starts, unity & renewal. Some say it's supposed to represent the last tears the bride will shed for the rest of her life.

Alesha & BJ's wedding day was wet & lovely. No tears were shed, unless they were tears of joy!

With a ceremony in the old chapel at Pioneer Village, there was no worry that the rain would interfere. The pews were decorated with roses & boxing gloves; a reference to BJ's love of boxing. BJ's mother Leanne created the most stunning bouquets for the girls that complimented their dresses. 

For the creative photos, we ventured to Alesha's Uncle's farm where we sheltered from the rain in his barn & posed amongst the hay bales, tractors & vintage trucks. Transport across the muddy yard on the back of a tractor was the perfect way to keep the girls' shoes sparkling!

Their reception took place in the Plymouth Hotel & they arrived in style in some classic muscle cars.

Venue: Taranaki Pioneer Village & The Plymouth Hotel
Dress: Boho Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses:
Groomsmen suits: Hallenstein Brothers
Flowers: by the groom's mother, Leanne Hancock