Elizabeth – Feb 2016 Kerikeri

I was asked to do this little wedding at the end of February.

Just two to get ready, the Bride and her Sister.

Elizabeth’s style was vintage.

She was a natural darker redhead and had chosen a golden lace gown. I fell in love with that in a hurry.

Greg Campbell photography was there to capture the moments, great to see his work again.

Samantha Nicholls was make up artist, love her work.

Putts Green flowers, always beautiful.

Everything was held at the Pear Tree in Kerikeri.



Much rain

Much rain



Ilona & Taylor’s gorgeous New Years eve wedding

It’s not unusual for me to be working at a wedding on New Year’s Eve.

This one I was especially looking forward to doing, as I knew some of the details involved.

I knew the Bridesmaids were wearing gold sequin gowns made by Sharon Burges. That the Bride was having a Zimmerman gown and that the talented Jess Burges would be capturing their moments.

Also make up artist Samantha Nichols would be there with me to prep this gorgeous bridal party.

It was all so beautiful.


Wedding gown hanging in the doorway od the barn

The Wedding gown


Mother and daughter of bride standing next to gown hanging in the barn doorway, hair Laurel Stratford hairstylist

Mother & daughter of the Bride


Bride and her sister, hair Laurel Stratford hairstylist

The Bride and her Sister


The girls of the wedding party dressed ready to go, black & white image. Hair Laurel Stratford

The girls all ready


The bride and groom with the bride

What a beautiful veil


The bride & her daughter the flower girl, hair Laurel Stratford hairstylist

Ilona and Livie


Bride & groom walking on the grassy hillside. hair Laurel Stratford

The Bride & Groom


Bride & groom on road surrounded by trees,bay of Islands NZ, hair Laurel stratford hairstylist

The Bride & Groom

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