Now the one thing about wedding planning is no matter how much planning you put into place there are always going to be elements that are out of your control.   Yes the weather.  (Don’t freak out now).  I think  Jane and Cam are one of the best examples of when plans A, B, C and now … lets just do D come into play – show how it doesn’t matter how many plans you have in place  …. when all you want to do is get married and have a fabulous day with your friends and family and not sweat the small stuff, these two know how to do it!

When Cam and Jane got in touch letting me know all about their Whangamata Beach Wedding on the Coromandel I was SO excited!  The Coromandel is a place close to my heart and this is how Jane described what Whangamata mean’t to her, as it’s where she spent all her holidays as a child. The plan was having their wedding ceremony on the beach and then heading off to their Wedding reception being held at http://Whangamata Farm Weddings just 5 or so minutes out of Whangamata.   

So it began as lets face it a really wet rainy day. But with rainy or over cast days come a whole other mood and vibe.  The colour’s are moody and deep and the feeling inside is one of intimacy.  What often occurs also are patches of clear skies which if you look through some of their images you’ll see that by keeping priority on what’s important (the people in our lives) and an open mind (and sometimes wet feet) you can have the best of both worlds.  This is exactly how the day played out. Fortunately Jane is not one of those brides who say “it’s not going to rain on my wedding day” (yes I do get this) so they had the back up of a lovely holiday home where everyone could retreat to and it ended up being perfect with the beautiful Whangamata Beach as the back drop to their wedding ceremony.  And what do you know, the skies cleared for a few minutes offering us the opportunity to run out and have a wee play on the beach for some photos with their completely fabulous bridal party.  The rain then came in again so we headed off to the Whangamata Pier.  If you know this wee town on the Coromandel you’ll know the Whangamata bar, it’s beautiful.  This is where you’ll find fishing boats coming and going and the local kids (big and small alike) playing.  Jane and Cam being the troopers that they are were not going to let a little dampness stop them from walking out to Jane’s favorite spot, as the local kids swam around them.

We then headed off to their wedding reception at http://Whangamata Farm Weddings What. A. Spot.   Seriously if you are after a truly beautiful and relaxed country wedding this is the place with accommodation available also.  (No they haven’t asked me to plug them).  Any-hoo as you look through their photos you’ll see we stopped off at a couple of local spots along the way AND GUESS WHAT, the rain stopped and the sun even came out!  So we got to trek through a beautiful wee wooded area where it was clear the beautiful connection and sense of fun these two have.  I thoroughly enjoyed hearing their wonderful stories through their guests speakers and leaving them to dance the night away.  I’ll make a mention of some of their fabulous vendors below … big shout out to Jane’s Sister who created beautiful her floral pieces (Miss Audrey) and Fran of Miss O & Co,  (if I’ve missed someone please get in touch and let me know).

What. A. Day.

Jane and Cam – Thank you for letting me share it with you.

Rochelle

Vendors:

Whangamata Wedding Venue: https://www.whangamatafarmweddings.com/
Hair and Makeup: Jodie and Elyse
Flowers: https://www.facebook.com/missaudreyflorist/ Miss Audrey Florist and Stylist
Event and Planning: Fran @ Miss O & Co
Celebrant: Edward Taylor
Catering: http://burtoncatering.co.nz/