Ellen & Barney

Our lovely Bride & wedding party had a very early start(5am) over summer at Waitangi. The Bride & Groom were set to do a ‘first look’ at 12. We had them ready by 11am, allowing the girls to finish getting ready and get a few more photos.
TheRe were a variety of styles for the Bridesmaids and a beautiful messy low bun for Ellen, who’s hair was just in the should length, fine and naturally curly. Add in some gorgeous flowers and she was good to go. Love how her whole look came together.

Makeup Artist Samantha Buhl

Hair Laurel Stratford

flowers Paradise Florist

Location Waitangi Copthorne

Photography Monique & Cara

Amy Nov 2019

Its always fun when you arrive to wedding hair and realise that you know some of the wedding party.

These young women were good fun to bee with and help glam them up for Amy’s big day.

Amy had superfine hair and was a bit worried she wouldn’t have enough volume for this style. I love fine hair so I was in my element.

L xx

love these moments

steve & Jan

It’s always cool when I’m involved with friends getting married. Doing the Bride’s & her Family’s hair, then getting myself ready and joining them at their wedding. So it was with Steve & Jan in September.
Loved getting Jan and her girls hair ready at her home in Auckland, then off to Mt Eden park up the RV, change and head to Mantells for the wedding.

Every detail so gorgeous. Check out the images below.

#photography @chasewild, #flowers @leafandhoney #gown @vinkadesign #mua @charlottemaclaine #hair @laurelstratford_hair #location @mantells

Bride and groom

The Bride & Groom

That’s a yes

The family 

the girls

Bride & groom first dance

First dance


Rebecca & Jono

This wedding was one of my favourites from the season.

Everything was just so gorgeous.

             We were in the fabulous Russell in Summer.

The rest, we see what you think.

L xx

Photography Kirsty Petastone Photographer

Gown KWH Bridal

Flowers Leaf & Honey

Make up Claudia Louis Marie makeup artist

Reception The Duke of Marlborough

Aya & Jacob 26/12/18

The Gorgeous Aya & Jacob’s Wedding, December 26 2018.

It was a beautiful day for a backyard wedding tucked away in the outskirts of Kerikeri. My last wedding for the year with just the Bride & one Bridesmaid to style hair for.

These women had met doing English language classes together, the Bride Thai & Bridesmaid Japanese. I love hearing these stories. Both had met their partners while living here.

Photographers  Jesse and Jessie Weddings

Flowers Paradise Florist

Make up Samantha Buhl

Words from Aya

“Big thanks for your beautiful hair that you have made for me on our special day.

We are much appreciated and SO MUCH IN LOVE WITH YOUR HAIR STYLE. It was so wonderful. You are so passion and knew exactly what I needed.

P.S Mari is also love her hair style. :)”

L xx

afternoon golden hour with bride and groom, hair Laurel Stratford Hair

Golden hour with the bride and groom

The Bride & Groom, Love their TeePee

Aya & her Bridesmaids

Mari…One beautiful Bridesmaid