Corey and Tiffany were married at Marlborough Vintners Hotel on Friday. While that sentence in itself might seem good and yet somewhat unremarkable, it does mean they both made it there. You see, Corey found himself in a bit of a pickle just days before by arriving at entirely the wrong airport, in the middle of nowhere 1200 miles away from Perth, for the last flight of the day. Here in New Zealand distances between towns are pretty small, but over in Australia, well, you kind of don’t want to be left driving what you’d rather be flying. Not to worry, Corey managed to get to the right airport and with only moments to spare hopped on his flight and was able to make the connection to New Zealand, so he could get married. A wedding just isn’t a wedding without the groom, is it?
So yes, on Friday Tiffany and Corey were married. And it was a gorgeous day, indeed! If you could plan a perfect Marlborough day to get married, this would be the one. With hints of Autumn light Corey and Tiffany promised to spend the rest of their lives together. Being each other’s best friend, sticking together through thick and thin, sickness and health for every tomorrow to come.
Check out this amazing splash of colour! A beautiful mix of dahlias, freesias, hydrangeas and roses feature all throughout the wedding. I’m a bit of a sucker for bold colour like this. Win, Nina. That’s a win.
Thanks to Darnelle who absolutely rocked the makeup for all of the girls!
Oh my giddy aunt, just LOOK at Tiffany! Check out those AMAZING eyes! No wonder Corey couldn’t take his eyes off you the entire day!
While I was inside fluffing about with the ladies, Emily popped outside to see what the short people were up to. Meet Keira, she’s not only super cute, but it’s such a special day that she gets to wear stick on earrings.
This is Cooper.
He gets his very own bowtie.
In case you were wondering where Paul was – he was hanging out with the guys as they put the finishing touches to their wedding attire.
Check out Corey’s spiffy new watch, given to him especially on this day from his bride. I think he was even more excited about his watch than Keira was with her stick on earrings. That’s pretty excited, just so you know.
Over at MVH and everyone was ready to get this wedding started! The ladies arrived in style. Old style. Like, SUPER old style! Check out Grandad’s old model A car!
I remember asking Emily what she thought of weddings, the first time she came to one. “It’s noisier than I thought”, she said. And it’s true. Take this moment, for example. It’s literally only a matter of seconds that Tiffany and her Dad are in the car when they arrive. It’s over in a heartbeat. Then the next moment comes. Each moment is as special as the last, but they spill over each other, like a relentless waterfall of emotions, warmth, hugs and noise. Weddings move at the speed of a freight train. I know I make it look like it’s really still (as is the nature of still photos…) but blink and it’s over. Treasure every second.
Uncle Terry piped Tiffany and her Dad down the aisle. Of course it’s wonderful to have someone so distinguished playing (he’s even played for the Queen, apparently!) but to also have him as part of the family makes it that bit more special.
But Corey only had eyes for his beautiful bride!
Who in turn only had eyes for him!
I loved the casual and relaxed atmosphere for the guests!
We took the bridal party to a beautiful nearby property were some fantastic shade and pretty light made me do a bit of a happy dance.
And this bunch of friends were pretty great value too!
Ok, so Ryan is in all likelihood the next of this group of friends to be getting married. So catching the bouquet was something he was rather keen on achieving. Even if it was a bit of a setup, just for a laugh.
The winner. Right there.
Nina, I promise we didn’t ACTUALLY throw the bouquet… well, not much anyway.
One thing I just LOVE about Corey and Tiffany is the way they love each other. I’d call it a quiet, yet absolute solid devotion.
Did you know that New Zealand is apparently among very few countries, world wide, that protect their grapes from birds via nets? I think this has got to be the most romantic looking way you could ever scare birds!
Ok, so check out this cake, made by Corey’s mum, Debbie. She even snuck a wee Batman in there, as a surprise! Because, I mean, who doesn’t love a surprise Batman?
Just a little headsup. If you look at these photos and wonder who the toastmaster is, look no further. Some cooked bread hanging around his neck is a dead giveaway!
Just as the last of the sun kissed Marlborough for the day, we darted out into the vineyard for a final few minutes of outside beautifulness.
I love listening to comments of the guests at weddings. Sometimes it can be even more moving than the official speeches themselves. I heard beautiful things about these two. They truly are loved and admired, that’s for sure!
There’s only one way to react on the dance floor to YMCA. It’s loud, and it involves synchronised arm movements. Oh, and loud singing.
Tiffany and Corey, what an amazing day! Thanks for letting us be part of it! What beautiful love you both have and we wish you every single happiness that you can squeeze out of life together.
Celebrant: Heather Sorenson
Tiffany’s Hair: Emma Ingpen
Make Up and Bridesmaid’s hair: Darnelle, D Makeup Design
Flowers: Nina, Pink Poppie Designer Florist
Dress: Luv Bridal
Cake: Debbie Giles
Music: Sonic Soundz
Wedding Hire: Got It Covered