A Remarkable Waikato Wedding at The Red Barn
Kelly and Pete absolutely rock! These two are friendly, hilarious and a whole lot of fun. So, as you can imagine, their wedding day was a blast. They were married in an outdoor ceremony at The Red Barn, a wonderful Waikato wedding venue, with their five fabulous kids by their sides
I started the day with photographing Pete and the boys getting ready. I even got some shots of Pete’s Mum doing the vacuuming and his Dad in overalls doing some routing. Then I headed off to photograph Kelly and girls. Seeing and photographing the Bride getting ready is one of my favourite parts of a wedding day. Once she was ready, Kelly looked super stunning in her Coco & Lola dress. And you’ll see in these photos, she didn’t stop smiling all day.
Pete was all smiles as well especially when Kelly arrived at their wedding escorted by her Mum and Dad. They said ‘I do’ in the company of their family and close friends, and while they signed the marriage register, Kelly’s daughter Eva sung Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’.
While Kelly and Pete’s guests started celebrating, I photographed the happy couple and their kids before the sun disappeared for the day. The Red Barn is in the most spectacular setting and the views are incredible. I was in my element shooting there and Kelly and Pete worked the camera like stars. I’m stoked with these photos and so are they.
Once we were back in the barn, it was party time. I was cracking up along with everyone else during the speeches. I must say I was really impressed with The Red Barn’s ‘Walk and Fork’ menu especially the vegetarian selection. Once Shabang, an 80s covers band started up, everyone was cutting up the dance floor and the party was in full swing.
Congratulations Kelly and Pete!
Thanks for having me along to photograph your fantastic day. It was a pleasure being part of it.
Wedding Vendors and Suppliers
The team of wedding industry pros working on Kelly and Pete’s wedding were top notch. A big high five to all of them. And here they are:
Wedding ceremony and reception venue: The Red Barn – Kelly’s Dress: One Fell Swoop Philly dress in pearl from Coco & Lola – Kelly’s Engagement Ring and Wedding Band: Goldsmith Gallery in Hamilton – Pete’s Wedding Band: Michael Hill Jeweller – Hair Stylist: Debbie Crarer from the Doll House – Make Up: Rhiannon Kaipo – Flowers: Paula Rhind from The Bloom Room in Te Awamutu – Celebrant: Maree Brookes from Tauranga – Wedding cakes: Kelly’s Mum – Band: Shabang from Tauranga – Photography: Mala Photography
If you’re getting married at The Red Barn and would like to get in touch with me about photographing your big day, head over to my Contact Page and drop me a line.