Hayley & Bronson

I first met Hayley & Bronson when they lived next door to us in our little town of Kerikeri.

It’s so nice to see their relationship bloom into a marriage and another child in their family.

Hayley seemed a bit nervous on the day but so, so happy to be marrying Bronson. It was lovely to see.

Hayley’s Mum Jo made her exquisite gown and the little bouquets for the girls. While Wendy from Putts Green made Hayley’s beautiful bouquet.

Images thanks to Greg Campbell Photography.

Cindy from ‘the Santuary’ did the girls make up and I did the girls hair.

Loved being part of this celebration.


The bride & groom kissing in the garden. Kerikeri, NZ. HAIR Laurel Stratford Hairstylist

The Bride & Broom, Hayley & Bronson


The girls of the wedding party, garden wedding Kerikeri, NZ, hair Laurel Stratford hairstylist

The girls of the wedding party, so gorgeous.


Bride & groom kissing behind flowers and wedding party

Hayley & Bronson having some fun


Love these flowers

Love these flowers


Back view of the bride

Hayley’s hairstyle from behind



Melaney was a Bridesmaid from a previous wedding a couple of years back.

Friday it was her turn to be the Bride and she was gorgeous.

Along with her wedding party we got her ready in the historic town of Russell in the Bay of Islands, NZ.

Make up for her day was Annalise Bergman.

Flowers were Paradise Florist from Paihia.

Photographer was Rachel Jordan of Two Little Starfish.

Neat Eats were catering & Debra Shand was coordinating for them.

Their wedding location was Omata Estate in Russell.

Here are a few of the sneak peeks from Rachel,



Bride & Groon ibetween the vines at Omata estate Russell NZhair LaurelStratford hairstylist

The Bride & Groon at Omata Estate


The Bride in her gown before. Getting married. Hair Laurel StratfordHairstyist

The Bride – Melaney


Bride on beach, Russell,NZ. Hair Laurel Stratford Hairstyist.

Melaney on the beach, Russell, NZ


bride & groom in the vines, Omata Estate, Russell, NZ. Hair Laurel StratfordHairstylist

The Bride & Groom at Omata Estate, Russell, NZ

Amy – Kerikeri NZ

When I met Amy she was carrying her 8 week old baby in her arms. Not quite what I was expecting but all good by me.

Her little one was amazing, as were her bridesmaids who stepped in for cuddles to keep her settled.

The girls were staying at the fantastic ‘Moon Gate Villa’ in Kerikeri. If you haven’t looked this Villa up you should it’s mind blowing.

MUA Lynnette Watson of Heavenly Faces was doing her magic with the girls faces.

Cherry Blossom created exquisite bouquets and Minette Henekom Design & Photography captured the day.

Great to be part of it, thanks Amy.


Back view of bride with flower. Hair Laurel Stratford


Girls Bridal party, bridesmaids in lavender, hair laurel Stratfordlocation Kerikeri NZ

Amy & her Bridesmaids


Bride & Groom holding their new baby while relaxing. Hair Laurel Stratford

The lovely family

The bride relaxing on her own with her flowers, hair Laurel Stratford


The wedding party together in the park. Hair Laurel Stratford hair stylist

The wedding party

Tim & Jada – Russell NZ

Jada & Tim came to Russell to get married this year from Australia.

The beautiful location of Russell NZ is known for its history and beautiful beach atmosphere.

Alice Phorography was there to capture their lovely day.

Along with Make Up Artist Samantha Nicholls we prepared Jada and her wedding party at Russell Cottages before they headed to their ceremony and later reception at the Duke of Malhborough.

Thanks for involving us Ladies, it was great to be part of your day.



the Bride & Groom at sunset on Russell Beach NZ, hair Laurel Stratford Hairstylist

Tim & Jada


The girls ready for the ceremony

Emma’s bay of Islands NZ wedding February 16 2015

As I often do I met Emma via the Internet!!

Sounds a bit ‘out there’ but true.

Most of my wonderful Brides contact me either through this website or on my Facebook page (Laurel Stratford Wedding Hairstylist) or through the recommendations of others in the industry.

When I met Emma she told me this was their Google wedding as she had looked up so many of the folk she used from Google…too funny.

She and her family as well as many of their guests had traveled out from the UK to marry her Kiwi Fiancé here at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

What a great family. It was really interesting & fun being involved in a mixed cultural wedding, there are so many different ways of doing things.

Loved it, thanks Emma.


(images, www.twolittlestarfish.co.nz)

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One of four gorgeous bridesmaids

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The Bride & Groom