SIMONE & RYAN MILLER’S WEDDING | VILLAGRAD WINERY | OHAUPO | WAIKATO
Ahhhhh Simone & Ryan….these two humans are two of the loveliest people you could meet! From our initial meeting over coffee in Cambridge I just knew I would love capturing their wedding at Villagrads Winery, Ohaupo.
Meeting the family and listening to the stories that were told throughout the speeches (Willem – you still have the medal for a ‘Father of The Bride’s speech making me cry’ award!) It was clear these two love and are so so loved. Now I want to tell you a little about Willem’s speech (Father of The Bride) It was clever – really clever!!!! Being a parent myself, I often find myself wondering about the weddings my little girls will have and what their Dad will say on his speech. (He’s not much of a public speaker, so we all know I will probably write it ha ha) How would you ever portray how much your little girl means to you and how proud you are of them for everything they have achieved and the excitement you have for this new chapter they are about to embark on with their chosen partner? And how do you do all this whilst entertaining the crowd as expected and of course without crying like a baby and maintain one’s ‘manliness’. Well if your as clever as Willem here…….you don’t! You write from a third person and present it to the Groom and have him read the unfolding story of the wishes, prayers and dreams a Dad once made for his little girl….and how he watched them all come true & ultimately you have the photographer and I’m guessing the majority of the guests all wiping their eyes with emotion. So ultimately, Willem did manage to portray everything he needed and wanted to and all without one tear in front of a watching crowd. Like I said – clever!!!!
But now back to Simone & Ryan. It has been such an amazing time getting to know you guys and capturing your engagement and wedding imagery for you. I truly wish you a lifetime of happiness together and long may you look at each other like you do!!
With love, here are my faves of your day
THE DREAM TEAM
Venue – Villagrad Winery
Car Hire – Hudson Hire
Dress – Brides Clever Mum
Make-Up – @emmasarahbeauty
Videographer – Joel @smallroomvisuals is amazing!
Photographer – ME:) @amybellphotography