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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  • Simone Kate - Awesome shots guys!!! Love them 🙂 beautiful day and beautiful couple <3February 26, 2014 – 1:22 am

  • Marie Smith - 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 & BrettFebruary 26, 2014 – 1:58 am

  • Ida Birch - What a fantastic day, absolutely loved it and Brett and Aly you rocked. Superb photos Jess xoFebruary 26, 2014 – 1:58 am

  • Marie Smith - 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 BlessFebruary 26, 2014 – 2:02 am

  • Jackie Smith - Pictures are amazing. The wedding was in credible and by far my fav couple. You two are awesome together.February 26, 2014 – 2:26 am

  • Carly Mathyssen - WOW gorgeous photos! xx
    February 26, 2014 – 2:37 am

  • Cathy Roach Gillard - I absolutely love these pics! Judging from these photos the rain just added another special dimension to a beautiful wedding day!
    February 26, 2014 – 2:41 am

  • Mandy Smith - I knew you would make a beautiful bride pal! You look gorgeous and so so so happy! Congrats ❤️February 26, 2014 – 2:46 am

  • Vrnda Sookur - These pictures are absolutely stunning ! You all look amazing 🙂 Congrats Al & Brett xoFebruary 26, 2014 – 2:50 am

  • Carla Roach - 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.February 26, 2014 – 3:12 am

  • Carly Mathyssen - I would love a copy of Buzz sitting on the arm-chair at the house before the wedding, love that photo!
    February 26, 2014 – 4:15 am

  • Rebecca Winham - Amazing pictures of an incredible day never cried and laughed so much in my life love you guys!! XxxFebruary 26, 2014 – 7:05 am

  • Lily MAcDonald - WOW, this pics are absolutely amazing:) Alyson and Brett, I wish you much happiness and continued love:) February 26, 2014 – 11:54 am

  • Ronnie Kaiser - Wow pics are beautiful! February 26, 2014 – 2:57 pm

  • Courtney Janes - Absolutely stunning, beautiful couple <3 February 26, 2014 – 2:57 pm

  • Erin Ward - Looks like you guys had a blast! The photos are beautiful! Love the rain! XoXFebruary 26, 2014 – 7:20 pm

  • Darlene Derbyshire - 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!February 26, 2014 – 11:00 pm

  • Sharon Ogley - Beautiful photos Alyson.
    I couldn’t be happier for you. Your day looked so fun 🙂 take care.February 27, 2014 – 3:06 pm

  • Janet McPhee - 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 xMarch 5, 2014 – 4:51 pm

  • Pamela Brooks - Beautiful couple, beautiful scenery and pics, all the very best in your married life and much happinessMarch 6, 2014 – 5:48 pm

  • Fred & Barbara Reid - 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 FredMarch 7, 2014 – 7:27 am

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