Cossars WIne Shed Wedding

Sarah & Johnny {Married} Part 1

Autumn. It’s my favourite time of year. It may be a little nippier… there may be a chance of rain… but … what if it doesn’t rain? … The chance to frolick in the masses amount of pretty leaves, and dance your way into the early golden light of the approaching winter. It could quite simply make for a more beautiful and magical wedding day than you could ever imagine.

While Sarah has been planning their amazing Christchurch wedding from Auckland… Johnny has been giving a lot of the ‘Yes, No, Maybe’s’ over Skype from Myanmar where he Pilots. The only pre wedding day stress that really showed it’s face… was ‘Will Johnny get home in time?!!’. Which clearly he did! :)

Autumn Wedding, Halswell Quarry Christchurch
The Elm Tree Boutique Bed and Breakfast… I’ve driven past this place literally a gazillion times. And I never knew the warm beauty that lay inside. But it wasn’t just the place… I walked into a calm, collected and happy environment with a bride who couldn’t have a bigger smile on her face! … Sarah… IT’S YOUR WEDDING DAY!!!

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
I always get so curious as to what a bride will choose for her dress. I really can’t tell sometimes… so as soon as I saw Sarah’s lacey, elegant dress … I thought to myself  – ‘of courseeeeee’. It’s the beginning of a beautifully elegant day indeed!

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Things were switched up a little this time. Just the one bouquet as the bridesmaids had parasols instead.

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Mum and Dad could not be prouder if they tried.

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Almost ready to take Johnny’s breath away!

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
While Sarah is becoming more and more stunning by the moment… her handsome groom is over at Air Force World with Doug and the lads.
This was a wee surprise for Johnny that Sarah put together for him. When Johnny isn’t dressed to the nines in tails and looking mighty smart I might add… he is a pilot flying twin otter planes transporting cargo and people in Myanmar.

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Over at the beautiful Cossars Wineshed. There is no time like the present for a Siesta!

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Johnny waits patiently for his bride while their 60 guests mingle.

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Here she comessss… looking smitten as all hell.

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
I loooove the little look on the right. it just says to me “Thanks for getting me here smiling girls!”

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Celebrant, Kaye Hawkes gave a gorgeous ceremony that reflected them so beautifully.

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
The second set of proud parents. How was your Siesta Paul?

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Now that’s what I call a first kiss!!! :)

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
The siblings have a yarn during the signing of the register. SEE… look at that light!!! … You’d never have that during a 3pm ceremony in Summer!

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Grandad is very dear to Sarah. Sarah was just so happy that he could even make the wedding. So he beared witness and signed the register.

Autumn Wedding, Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Signed, sealed and delivered… these two crazy love birds are officially Mr and Mrs Ayres.  but it doesn’t end here… there is so much more beauty to come… Follow the smiles through to PART 2 of this blog by clicking the photo below.

Cossars Wineshed