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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rainy day wedding by Claire Mossong...

I love seeing how photographers face the challenge of a rainy day wedding and Claire Mossong certainly had her work cut out for her with Hannah & Thomas's wedding in the Bay of Plenty. And I'm sure you'll agree that she certainly rose to the challenge and then some with these gorgeous misty almost ethereal photos down by the waterfront. The lovely bride Hannah shares some details and contingency plan with us...

Thomas and I dated for 2 years and then he popped the question at the end of a very eventful day! and now we're married and loving it! It's just the best thing ever! We planned to have our wedding ceremony on Papamoa beach but it poured with rain the whole day! So we ended up at our church (it was a rush to set it up because we'd planned a beach set up but my bridesmaids did the best job ever! I was so lucky to have them do over the church just hours before the ceremony!!) We then had a picnic at our new house (bc it was too wet to have at the beach!) and then headed to our reception venue early to get some pics on the beautiful staircase... then we headed to Mount Maunganui and had photos taken on the wharf (in the rain!) and down by the water... we also headed to Kulim Park and took some beautiful pics before racing back to our reception venue at our friend's grand house on Matua waterfront - it was perfect for our afternoon canap├ęs!

Nicky Hayward, my best friend and bridesmaid, made my wedding dress and jewelery. We designed it together, ordered in the fabric, measured up, chose crystals and pearls, had multiple dress fittings and voila! I absolutely loved it! Nicky also dyed the Corina Snow bridal shoes that I wore... they were brought white and dyed Coral Pink! Matched my nails well! And my friend Daneka from Rodney Wayne in Bethlehem did my hair - it was exactly what I wanted! Soft around the face with plaits braided around bringing my hair to one side, she was incredible. My make-up was done by a private beauty therapist, Sarah Thompson. I loved the natural look that she gave each of us, she was brilliant. My Aunty Christine put our flowers together. She got up at 3am to make it to the Wellsford flower markets and picked out the wild-looking flowers that I had described to her... They were perfect!

My day was exactly how I imagined it thanks to these incredibly talented people!

11 comments:

Emici Bridal said...

This is beautiful! Love the ocean and the bridesmaid dresses. Seamless.

theunrealbride said...

The brides hair is so gorgeouos!
and you wont believe that my thursday thoughts this week is all about umbrellas and raining on your wedding day :)
The umbrellas are a great element even if they were necessary elements!

Kristi said...

Gorgeous bride! And gorgeous dress ~ I can't believe her bridesmaid made it for her!!!! Oh and her hair is darling too. How fabulous that they made the most of their rainy day!

xoxo
kristi

postcards and pretties said...

Wow the bride's friends are amazing!! They decorated the space in limited time and one created her wedding dress. So amazing!!

Alicia@CharityWedding said...

I love the shot of the girls wearing the guy's jackets! I know rain isn't ideal on wedding day but it sure makes for some gorgeous photos!

birdie to be said...

They really made this rainy wedding look fabulous!

la petite coquine said...

What an absolutely gorgeous wedding! And that all her friends came together to make it happen is even sweeter!

Steph {bubblerock} said...

Love Claire's work and working in the rain can prove challenging. This is a beautiful, warming wedding! Love it!

Joseph McAuley said...

Most important of all though, and a small oversight neglected in Hannah's story, the car!!! Her brother-in-laws 1967 HR Holden Special. Paint job completed that week and warrent stamped the Friday before the wedding. Great car!

bonafidebride said...

So soft and feminine, with an ideal palette. Love the photo of the gals wearing the suit jackets!

Claire Gallam said...

I love, love, love, love, SUPER LOVE that cake and the DIY feel of this gorgeous event!

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