Of all the love stories I’ve told through my photography this one is my favourite – Kieran (the groom) is my oldest son. My first born. My first experience of unconditional love. This big boy of mine has been my everything for 30 years, even when he didn’t think that was the case. It’s hard to let your boy go and be someone elses man, when to you he will always be your baby. But let go you must. So you pray, and hope and pray some more that he will be loved, respected and cherish – warts and all.
For love conquers all.
Love is patient, Love is kind,
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud, it is not rude,
It is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil,
but rejoices with the truth.
Love always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
Love never fails
Kieran met Sandra at a local online site, they fast became friends and their story began. Together they are building a little family of their own with two beautiful girls Bailey and Olivia. We love having Sandra and the girls as part of our family. I’ve always wanted a daughter ha! On their wedding day Mac was most excited “Yay, finally I have a sister” he said.
But I can’t help but wonder if she knew what she was signing up for when agreeing to marry my boy.
Every. Thing. BATMAN (including their wedding)
Kieran was joined by his friend Cory as best man, and younger brother Macallum as junior groomsman
Sandra was joined by her long time friend Simone as bridesmaid, oldest daughter Bailey – junior bridesmaid and occasionally youngest daughter Olivia as flower girl.
This wedding was a compilation of the love and work of family and friends. The wedding ceremony was held at the Edmonds Factory Gardens on Ferry Rd, Christchurch. They were married in front of family and friends by wedding celebrant Tania Johnson Scott. She did a beautiful job of telling their story and including a special mention of Sandra’s dad Ray, who died several years ago.
Hair and Makeup by friends Amy and Kelly
Bridal flowers by friend – Nicky
Bridal Gown – the brides lovely gown was originally her mothers and was reworked and altered by Marjorie (Kieran’s grandmother) She also made the bridesmaid dresses.
Grooms(men) and Mother of Bride, Mother of the Groom flowers – Jessie, a friend from Sandra’s work.
Videographer – Kevin (Sandra’s cousin)
Photography – Gail (Kieran’s mother) assisted by Lucy – long time friend.
Food – self catered by amazing family and friends
Gorgeous Cake – Stacey of Calala Cakes
Limo – provided and driven by Waka (Kieran’s uncle)
Reading – Macallum (Kieran’s brother)
Music provided by step dad Mike from requests.
The reception was held at the New Brighton Rugby Club. The bar staff were fantastic. Many people spent many hours helping to transform this room and behind the scenes Thank you Kathryn, Liz and Pete, Lucy, Aunty Shirl, Sophie, Joy, Max and Ali and the missionary sisters. Your love and assistance was undoubtedly appreciated.
later in the evening we went outside to capture some fun shots in the beautiful light.
and how cute is this little grand daughter of mine.