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Russell New Zealand Wedding photographer // Aly + Brett

 Omata Estate Winery in Russell, Northland.

Aly and Brett, the Kiwi and the Canadian, came to marry in NZ…all the way from their super yacht lifestyle in Italy.

Me, armed to the gunnels with umbrella’s was to be honest a little dubious about how this all outdoor wedding would unfold in such dire weather. The rain was set in and rather relentless and Omata Estate although a beautiful location was a little stretched for shelter from the rain.

But….this awesome couple, Aly and Brett, were so relaxed and the rain didn’t appear to phase them in the least, their ceremony took place under the eaves of the grape vines, surrounded by all their guests huddling from the drizzle. This has to be one of the most memorable ceremonies … when with a pause midway through the ring passing… the best man announced both rings had slid out of the book they were hidden in and had fallen out onto the gravel driveway..in the rain!!! With a few gasps, some nervous giggles and a wee bit of hunting around both rings were returned to Aly and Brett and the ceremony continued without further ado!

Our creative bridal portraits were just as memorable, we all got wet, so so so wet. No amount of  umbrellas, rain coats, towels and plastic shower caps could protect the gear from the rain! But Aly and brett you braved the rain with huge smiles and you even said you wouldn’t have changed the weather if you could!  Aly and Brett all I can say is you guys were EPIC in that rain … Thanks for sharing your wonderful wedding day with me x

Many thanks to these winderful vendors – Makeup by Sammie Buhl, Hair by Russell Hair co, Flowers by Puttsgreen,  Celebrant Ida Birch, Venues – Omata Estate Winery and The Duke Of Marlborough Russell

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1 comment
  • Simone KateFebruary 26, 2014 - 1:22 am

    Awesome shots guys!!! Love them 🙂 beautiful day and beautiful couple <3

  • Marie SmithFebruary 26, 2014 - 1:58 am

    I have never seen such a beautiful wedding,Everyone made the most of the weather,The smiles just made my heart happy for this wonderful couple Congratulations Alyson & Brett

  • Ida BirchFebruary 26, 2014 - 1:58 am

    What a fantastic day, absolutely loved it and Brett and Aly you rocked. Superb photos Jess xo

  • Marie SmithFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:02 am

    One of the most memerable wedding ceremonies I”ve seen.To start to finish it was of a beautiful couple Alyson & Brett,They family,Friends,There smiles nothing could of made it better God Bless

  • Jackie SmithFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:26 am

    Pictures are amazing. The wedding was in credible and by far my fav couple. You two are awesome together.

  • Carly MathyssenFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:37 am

    WOW gorgeous photos! xx

  • Cathy Roach GillardFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:41 am

    I absolutely love these pics! Judging from these photos the rain just added another special dimension to a beautiful wedding day!

  • Mandy SmithFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:46 am

    I knew you would make a beautiful bride pal! You look gorgeous and so so so happy! Congrats ❤️

  • Vrnda SookurFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:50 am

    These pictures are absolutely stunning ! You all look amazing 🙂 Congrats Al & Brett xo

  • Carla RoachFebruary 26, 2014 - 3:12 am

    Best wedding and pictures ever !!! Everything was absolutely amazing, even the rain 🙂 Brett and Alyson you guys are a gorgeous couple ! I wish we could do it all over again, it was so much fun.

  • Carly MathyssenFebruary 26, 2014 - 4:15 am

    I would love a copy of Buzz sitting on the arm-chair at the house before the wedding, love that photo!

  • Rebecca WinhamFebruary 26, 2014 - 7:05 am

    Amazing pictures of an incredible day never cried and laughed so much in my life love you guys!! Xxx

  • Lily MAcDonaldFebruary 26, 2014 - 11:54 am

    WOW, this pics are absolutely amazing:) Alyson and Brett, I wish you much happiness and continued love:)

  • Ronnie KaiserFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Wow pics are beautiful!

  • Courtney JanesFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Absolutely stunning, beautiful couple <3

  • Erin WardFebruary 26, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    Looks like you guys had a blast! The photos are beautiful! Love the rain! XoX

  • Darlene DerbyshireFebruary 26, 2014 - 11:00 pm

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful.The brides dress was stunning.The groom quite dashing.The umbrellas and scenery make it a very unforgettable wedding.I loved them!Congrats to the newlyweds and I wish for them all the best life has to offer. God Bless!

  • Sharon OgleyFebruary 27, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    Beautiful photos Alyson.
    I couldn’t be happier for you. Your day looked so fun 🙂 take care.

  • Janet McPheeMarch 5, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    What a beautiful wedding…..a very special couple pleased I didn’t miss it…..the rain made it more special ….good luck you two x x x

  • Pamela BrooksMarch 6, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    Beautiful couple, beautiful scenery and pics, all the very best in your married life and much happiness

  • Fred & Barbara ReidMarch 7, 2014 - 7:27 am

    Fabulous photos. Beautiful bride and handsome groom. Would love to have attended your wedding, and of course, the rain added a surreal moment to the day. You and Brett took it in stride and made it seem like it was just part of the wedding plans. Rain on your wedding day means good luck.

    We raise our glasses and wish you love, health and happiness in the years to come and may all your troubles be “little one”.

    Aunt Barbara and Uncle Fred