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Autumn & Rebecca

Rebecca & Joe got married last week, conditions were pretty sweet. I don’t think you can beat April for gorgeous warm but crisp light and stunning Autumn colours. Its my favourite month for shooting weddings. Its also the month I got married.

Vicki & Hamish – Circus Wedding!

Vicki & Hamish got married at Old Forest School (One of the best new venues ever!) in early February and their theme was “Circus” and it was executed to perfection by the one and only Shaye from On My Hand - Shaye also did all of the flora for the wedding.
The day really did unfold like a circus with surprises happening when you least expected them. The couple were married by one of their good friends who is a newly qualified celebrant and also happened to have a Pope costume, the Auckland Circus School preformed eye popping acts throughout the day and night, there were Candy floss stalls, carnival games, face painters, acrobatics, fire eaters and more… But the stand out highlight and biggest surprise of the day would have to be when each and every guest was presented with a huge box after the ceremony which contained a full circus themed costume and they were told to change into it for the rest of the day! Yes thats right, each and every guest was given their own beautiful circus outfit as a surprise to wear, keep and celebrate in. So much thought and work had gone into picking the style and size of each costume. We had French style circus clowns, tigers, elephants, ring masters, clowns and more as you will see below. My second shooter for the day was Rambo Estrada a well known (and very talented) surf photographer who also now shoots the odd wedding when he’s not chasing waves around the world. It was great working with such a talented team and with such an such an amazing, relaxed and fun couple. Thank you Vicki and Hamish for trusting us to capture your perfect day. Greta x

Homestyle Magazine food feature

And finally here is the rest of the Homestyle Magazine food feature I did with Shaye from On My Hand for the Living section of the current issue (February / March).

A big thank you to the team at Homestyle Magazine for giving us the opportunity to create a feature for this gorgeous magazine. We loved working with you and seeing this come to life.

Props from: Indi Home Collective, Father Rabbit, Everyday Needs

Savory preserves: Pickled fennel, Roasted Moroccan tomato relish, Quick smokey eggplant kasundi. How to serve: Eggplant kasandi and feta whip brushetta and Buffalo Mozerella & pickled fennel salad.

Drinks: Raspberry and black pepper cordial by Shaye from On My Hand (my favourite recipe in the feature)

The Sweets: Raspberry and Rosewater Meringues by Maggie from Florabunda, with Rosewater and geranium compote by Shaye from On My Hand


You can flip through the magazine and feature here using Flipagram