Niki and Steve

Beach Wedding

Wow again where do I begin.   Niki and Steve are a local couple to my area here in Papamoa, Tauranga.  When I first met with them to discuss their wedding I knew immediately we were going to get along.  On their wedding day they wanted to incorporate all the local places of significance to them.  Which is why they chose to have their ceremony at Hart Street in Mount Maunganui.   They have many lovely memories on this beach so it was an obvious choice for them.  On the day we woke up to rain and we were all feeling a tad anxious the ceremony wouldn’t happen as planned.   I think it was still lightly showering till just after lunch and wouldn’t you know it the sun came out and it was just PERFECT!  I already knew if it was going to rain Niki was just happy to run with it which was one of the reasons I was so excited to work with them but I don’t think any of us could have imagined a day more perfect.  After a lovely ceremony officiated by Pam Chapman, Niki, Steve and their sons made time to greet every single one of their guests which was a lovely touch.  Before long, we realized it was time we’d better move, so we ran down to the beach …. OH, and THE LIGHT – one happy photographer!  We then zoomed to a wee secret spot just around the corner from Niki and Steve’s home where the we got the most ridiculous golden late light to play in before we realized we’d better not keep their guests who were waiting at the Bluebiyou Wedding Venue in Papamoa for the reception.  BUT when we arrived there was no way I was letting them inside as we were being treated to one of our lovely Papamoa evening beach sunsets.   So after a really quick wander along the beach with photo bombing locals we joined their happy wedding guests for their reception.   I honestly ADORE Autumn weddings and I adore this couple and I think the only thing I’m sad to say is I don’t have this wedding to look forward to any more 😉  Rochelle

Some of Niki and Steves Vendors:

Wedding Reception Venue: www.bluebiyou.co.nz
Marriage Celebrant: Pam Chapman
Flowers: Lifestyle Flowers
Hair: Blow Hair Co
Makeup: Trish
Cake: www.cakeaway.co.nz
Furniture Hire: www.celebrationlane.co.nz