I had been looking forward to this Palmerston North wedding photography mainly because I had the honour to have captured Frances's sister a few years back. Everyone has definitely grown up since then, as evident by the increased number of little people around.
The Palmerston North wedding was held at Caccia Birch house on a beautiful and hot summer afternoon. Over the last 10 years as a wedding photographer, I have seen brides arriving on horse carts, tractors, vintage and classic cars, but I have never seen anyone arriving at their weddings on an army LAV (light armoured vehicle). It was easily the most expensive wedding transport ever, hard to compete with a multi million dollars price tag. Tama, the boys and the guests definitely enjoyed the spectacle before and after the wedding ceremony.
The wedding ceremony was just beautiful, celebrating their union, as well as their little family. It was lovely to see children and babies everywhere, an indication of the importance of family to Frances and Tama. A highlight group photo was Frances’ parents with their 15 grand children, such precious memory.
For the bridal photos, we stayed on the Caccia Birch House ground for the initial part, enjoying the garden and the historic house architect and structure. We then headed down to the Manawatu River for some epic nature scenery, before we headed to Linton Army Camp for the wedding reception.