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

Hayley & Michael

Hayley, Michael & their family came to Russell to get married November 1 instead of staying in Australia to do it.

Haha the weather did not do the business, Wild wint and rain. Not the best but such is life. So the ceremony was held at The Duke of Marlborough where their reception was planned.

Loved doing hair for Hayley and her Family for this challenging weather scenario and stoked to see how it performed.

Images Jessica of Brown Paper Parcel.

Make up Samantha Buhl

Hair myself

Celebrant Ida Birch

prep location Tahapuke Lodge

Ceremony & Reception The Duke of Marlborough

Flowers Mint florist

Cake Jessica Atkin


The gorgeous Sophie.

First time as a model, she was fantastic. Helped also having a big sister who loves being in front of the camera and takes plenty of shots behind as well.

Sophie had fine long hair.

Often I have Brides & Bridesmaids who worry that nothing can be done with their very fine hair. I guess working in the salon environment I have built up a lot of experience with all hair types. Also having a broad knowledge of products is a huge help.

Fine hair is my favourite hair type to work with. It photographs so well. It’s delicate and it’s softness is perfect for undo’s.

These images are from a styled shoot.

Photographer,  Alice Photography NZ

Flowers, Paradise Florist

Location, The Duke of Marlborough

Make up, Heavenly faces

Hair, Gown & Styling, Laurel Stratford (Moi)






So cool when one of your Brides wins ‘Bride of the Year 2018’ from the place she purchased her wedding gown.

The stunning Jenna.

A very special day of remembering for Jenna and family. Thinking of her Brother who had passed and how her family had been affected by his loss.

I loved that she was very nervous but could also share about her engagement and life. Such a beautiful young women inside and out.

Make up, Annalise Bergman. Gown, Henderson Ball, bridal and beyond. Images Renee at Nae Photography.


L 🙂