October 5, 2019

Ainsleigh and Chris

No bride plans for rain on her wedding day, and Ainsleigh was no exception. As she woke up ready to make her way to the hair salon she opened the curtains only to be faced with rain, and lots of it!!

I had been keeping an eye on the weather all night and messaged Ainsleigh as soon as I woke up. We decided on a warm dry location for the first look and I reminded Ainsleigh not to stress, everything would be perfect!

The guys didn’t have the same worries when I arrived later that morning, Chris and his brother Nick were chilling on the PlayStation. There was laughs all around and plenty of banter on who could tie the bow tie the best! I left the boys with an umbrella and directions to the new location, as they sat back down to battle one another on the PlayStation again.

Ainsleigh's sister and maid of honour Chahne helped Ainsleigh into her stunning gown.

We had decided to do the first look inside the tropical garden house in the botanical gardens here in Christchurch. Ains walked down to Chris tapping him ever so gently on the shoulder, Which was his signal to turn around and see his beautiful bride to be!

We then hung out in the tropical garden house getting some magical bridal party photographs, and just as we were ready to head to Burnham for the ceremony Mother Nature gave us the break we needed so we head on outside for some last minute photos. Ainsleigh had a denim jacket made with “wifey” written on the back, so this was the perfect time to get it out for some images! How cool is that!!!


The ceremony took place in Burnham where Ainsleigh’s Dad had worked for many many years. It was in the most beautiful chapel and they were surrounded by loving family and friends.

The rain couldn’t dampen Ainsleigh and Chris’ big day, it was truly magical!

Make up | Make up by Mel

Hair | Aniwa from Sherbert Hairdressing

Flowers | K Flower Arrangements

Bridesmaid Dress | ASOS

Flower girl dress | Arabella and Rose

Videographer | Frameboy Wedding Films

Dress | Tina Holy Couture

Denim jacket | Pagani

Wifey decal | Glitter Decor NZ

Grooms suit | Hallenstines

Invitations | Vistaprint

Ceremony venue | Burnham chapel