On the first day of Spring, Hook and I shot our first wedding of the season at the brand new venue, Abbeville Estate. It was such an awesome wedding to start off what is really our ‘first’ wedding season as A Couple Of Night Owls!
Check out the full post on our blog!
When Kirsty and John first contacted us, they had me at “Abbeville Estate”. I had heard about this new venue a while before they had emailed, and I had been dying to check it out! The venue has a church, a homestead and a barn! What more could you want? Plus – this ended up being the very first wedding ever held there and we got to shoot it!
Kirsty and the girls looked absolutely gorgeous! I was in complete awe of them as they were getting ready, and the second I saw that dress… wow! And little Phoebe was super adorable!
I’m so excited for the rest of this wedding season. We have a few more to go for 2012 and then a really full on Summer at the start of 2013. Cannot wait!
P.S. A huge thank you to Julia from Studio Home for getting Kirsty and John onto us. Perfect fit!
I totally forgot to mention that wedding season has begun for A Couple Of Night Owls! We had our first wedding of the season on September 1st – first day of Spring too!
It was a GORGEOUS wedding. Above is a sneak peek from it which is up on our Night Owls blog. Cannot wait to show you all more from it!
Our next wedding isn’t for another few months but I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of it. February/March is probably going to be nuts for us and I’m sure I will lose my mind during that time but I can’t wait! Hehehe.
This year, on my 26th birthday, Hook and I shot our very first wedding together as A Couple Of Night Owls. What a day! I had so much fun and it really gave me the itch to shoot more weddings asap. You can check out our full post of Deliah + Marshall’s wedding at Matakana Country Park over on our A Couple Of Night Owls blog! Hope ya’ll love them as much as we do.
If any of you are looking for a wedding photographer (Auckland, anywhere in New Zealand, anywhere in the world!) please get in touch with us! We have some bookings coming up next wedding season which I cannot wait for! Such awesome couples with amazing style! Woo!
So… I’ve been bit low key on the blog for a while. But I have a good reason for it. A while back I mentioned that Hook and I were going to be doing wedding photography. Well, since then we have been working on our collaboration together and today, we finally got to reveal it to the world! We are … *drum roll please* … A Couple Of Night Owls!
We spent new years eve at home together brainstorming name ideas and doing business planning. We’re such partiers. Hehehe. The next 5 days were spent doing some serious planning for our first photoshoot together. And it couldn’t have gone more perfectly! Amanda and Jeremy were amazing to work with! Below are some of my favourite shots from the shoot but you can check out the full collection over on our A Couple Of Night Owls blog.
I’m SO happy that I get to work with Hook now and I wish we had started it sooner! He’s the best! <3
What an interesting past few days…
I spent all weekend and Monday night assembling wedding invitations. Trimming, double-sided taping, creasing, folding, circle cutting, envelope stuffing and packaging them all up so that they can travel all the way to Australia. Thank you to Carly for helping me with that! I posted them yesterday morning and I hope they arrive in perfect condition! Never can trust the couriers though. I just checked the tracking… they left New Zealand at 2.45am!
Yesterday I went to write this post only to find a big warning pop up saying that i had malicious content on my site! Booooooo. I got hacked. Luckily my boyfriend is pretty much the best. He instantly took my site down, found the hacked bits, fixed them all and got it back up and running that evening. The best. <3
Now it’s Wednesday night and I’m about to get cracking on a little mini project to help my friend out. Should be fun. And I’m SUPER looking forward to Friday as it’s day one of We Can Create! Couldn’t be more excited! I pretty much live for this two day event every year. Can’t wait to see Sara Blake‘s exhibition and the Foxes indie market!
Might be a little quiet on here for a few days… If you’re lucky you will get a weekend links post on Sunday. Hehehe.
Check out the post here!
So so so happy! I’ve had such fantastic feedback about my invitation and couldn’t be more pleased. I cannot wait to do more fun wedding invitation designs to follow this one up!
Check out the amazing stop motion movie of my co-worker Michelle and her new hubby Steve’s wedding day. So super cute!
The passport wedding invitation that I designed for them (you can see the full post about the invitation here) features at the start of the movie. It’s doing a fun little dance. Hehe.
Michelle looked absolutely stunning and her dress was gorgeous! She got it made so that the bottom half came off and it turned into a sweet cocktail version of her wedding dress. AWESOME!
My friends Si and Soph of Bayly & Moore did the fantastic photography. They are the kings/queens of stop motion. You should check them out. If you’re getting married in New Zealand you should definitely consider them for your wedding photography, they’re the best!
Cannot wait to see the photos from their special day!
P.S. The song playing on this video is Love Love Love by Avalanche City
Just wanted to show you all the sticker labels, table seating chart and place cards I created for Michelle’s travel themed wedding. You can check out the invitation I designed here.
To go with the travel theme, the place cards were made to look like luggage tags that matched the rest of the wedding suite. Each table was named a specific event or place they had been to during their travels together, so guests ended up with a destination like ‘Ibiza, Spain’ or ‘Rugby Sevens, Wellington’.
The names and destinations were printed onto the labels in teal, in the same font used for the ‘Enjoy your journey’ message.
Michelle’s mother made some little cookies for the wedding favours so Michelle got some of those sealable clear plastic bags. Each bag contained two cookies and I designed a sticker label to wrap around it.
The favours were meant to be sort of like the little packet of peanuts you get on a flight, so the message ‘Enjoy your journey’ was added to the labels.
The table seating chart was made to look like an arrivals board at an airport which was kind of fun!
Can’t wait to see the final photos that Bayly & Moore took on the day!