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Silverstream Retreat Fun Wedding Photos with Fran and Fraser

Silverstream Retreat is a premiere Wellington wedding venue, a perfect place for Fran and Fraser to get married and celebrate with their two children. I have been looking forward to the wedding for a while now, as Fraser had been the best man at Mike and Rob weddings that I have photographed in the past, in Wanaka and Otaki respectively. Thus I knew it would be a day full of fun and laughter, and catching up with lots of familiar faces, and I was not wrong.

I came down early to scout locations for the bridal party session later in the day, and I do have to say, a bit of homework and preparation can go a long way. I found some lovely spots that really showcased the rustic natural settings of Lower Hutt, with stunning river scenery as well as the epic mountain range in the background.

The day just went by so quickly, starting out at their family home in the middle of nowhere that comes with a pretty amazing view of the countryside in Wellington. The boys cracked open a vintage bottle of whiskey, which was definitely needed to calm Fraser's never and anxiety over the weather.

Fran and the girls got ready at Silverstream using the cottage on the ground. Fran's daughter was super excited about the day, especially with the makeup, dress, and just everything that a little princess should get excited about. So adorable.

The ceremony was just as typical as one can expect from Fraser and Fran. My favorite line was when the celebrant asked Fraser how did he know that Fran was the one, he replied "Because she has not left yet". The crowd just busted out with laughter, me included of course.

For the bridal photos we headed down to the nearby park reserve, before wandering to my secret location that I stumbled across earlier in the day. It was well worth the scout for sure.