James and Emma’s Humanist Wedding

James and Emma were both brought up in the United Kingdom but had decided to emigrate to New Zealand. They were both from farming families and had really enjoyed their upbringing around this lifestyle. So when they were thinking of where to have their wedding celebration, what better place than Emma’s family farmland.

Their Marquee wedding sat at the top of the hill overlooking miles and miles of beautiful countryside. Their wedding was right in the middle of the fantastic heatwave that the UK had enjoyed. The plan was for an open air wedding in amongst the hay bales, unfortunately the weather had other ideas. Emma made her way on horseback to the ceremony, having always been into her horses from childhood, she is even a champion jockey in New Zealand! As Emma arrived at the ceremony location the heavens opened and the wind was building up with quite a storm brewing. James and Emma were tougher than this though with their upbringing and it wasn’t going to spoil their day. The groomsmen quickly moved everything to inside the marquee and awaited Emma’s appearance. Emma by now was sheltering from the storm in the horse box with the horse, bridesmaids and Mum.

Their day was about fun.

After their ceremony, guests had drinks and canapés. It was then that the rain stopped and I said to James and Emma, shall we go for it whilst there is a break in the rain? Sure, why not they said and we headed outside for some portraits. The bridal party followed too so we managed to have an epic time getting some shots of them having fun.

After the wedding breakfast and some very emotional speeches everyone headed outside as the sun had started to shine now. More photos and some games for the guests including a rodeo bull which went down so well, before heading back inside for a game of Mr and Mrs.

Party time!

It was a case of everyone on the floor once the music started, lots of energy and loads of fun too with the Bride and Groom in the thick of it!

Hair – Jazzy B’s

Make Up – Ruth Currie