Charlemagne Lodge / St Joseph’s Church Wedding
Matthew and Claire had a gorgeous ceremony at St Joseph’s Church in Te Puna. It was followed by a beautiful reception at Charlemagne Lodge. The grey clouds threatened all day but didn’t hit us until the speeches. Tahlia and I looked at each other at this point and were super stoked to do night rain photos!
Matthew and the boys got ready amongst the chicken’s at their home in Ohauiti. On the way to the church they tried to get BK but the line was way too long. So instead they had some pies and managed to not spill any on their shirts. They did so well!
Claire and her entourage had a relaxing morning at Charlemagne Lodge. That place is gorgeous with its large balconies, wooden staircase and bay windows. A photographers dream! It even had an old school telephone.
St Joseph’s Church was only 5 minutes from Charlemagne Lodge and it is a charming Catholic church. Father Mark delivered a beautiful ceremony, very relevant to Claire and Matthew. The children delivered a wonderful prayer and they looked adorable doing so. During the photos the rain did start to pour but we took shelter under the balcony of Charlemagne as well as the Kiwifrui orchard. We had a lot of fun.
Matthew and Claire thank you so much for having us along to photograph your special day, we loved it xx
VENDORS: Celebrant: Father Mark // Second Shooter: Captured by Tahlia // Hair Stylist: Hair by Ariane // Makeup Artist: Sass & Salt // Suits: Bond & Co // Ceremony: St Joseph’s Church, Te Puna // Reception: Charlemagne Lodge // Caterer: Hereford Kitchen // DJ: Addictive DJs // Cars: Prestige Rolls Royce