Rachel and Todd are currently living and working in London. Todd is from Australia but it was back to Rachel’s home in Hawke’s Bay for their wedding and celebrations. Guests gathered from the ‘Three Nations’ – NZ, OZ and UK – at Ormlie Lodge, Nr Taradale for a most elegant, but also relaxed and informal day.
Rachel and her two best mates, Catherine and Kim, had a leisurely morning getting ready with Rachel’s mother Jos on the elegant balconies of the Lodge while Todd and his groomsmen, Kelly and Colin brought Australian / Kiwi rivalry to the sport of pétanque.
Rachel had brought her wedding dress over from London and as you can see from the photos and her smiles below she looked fabulous in it. The sun shone for the ceremony and Todd gallantly dipped Rachel for their first kiss to applause from all.
The Bridal party then took some time out down on the Tutaekuri River and we just got home before some fresh Hawke’s Bay rain began to fall. No matter, the reception was inside the Ballroom at Ormlie followed by fun speeches and mad dancing well into the night. A great day and I challenge you to find a photo below where somebody isn’t smiling. I know I was.