Hawkes Bay is home: Diana + Blake


This love story started a long time ago. But Cyclone Debbie. She changed everything. The one that absolutely obliterated the life this young family knew in Queensland last year - shes the reason these amazing people got to honour their love a few months ago.  

Out of disaster comes opportunity. Out of disaster comes strength. And of this disaster came a huge amount of love. So we celebrated! I like to say we because I always get so invested and apart from weddings. 

One heck of a Hawkes Bay day and plenty of laughter made for a stunning wedding. And being my first ever Hawkes Bay wedding made it pretty special for me too.

Side note: I highly recommend having your children run wild during your ceremony. It makes for such good fun. 

Second side note: I wrote this piece one year from the day of Cyclone Debbie. Creepy.

Special thanks for my second shooter and friend Gary Scott - made the day super chilled for me!

Shout out to my friends below:
Prep venue: Off the Track Cottages
Hair: Jemma Kerisiano
Makeup: Makeup by Charlotte
Dress: RSVP Bridal
Suits: Thomson's Suits 
Florals: Family Member
Cake: Cindy's Cakes
Celebrant: Mike Heard
Ceremony Venue: The Secret Garden
Reception Venue: Elwood Function Centre

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