Steph & Dave {Engaged}

So… I think everyone knows by now, that I’m always up for a bit of a road trip. If I can’t go overseas right now, then by golly am I going to make the most of this beautiful country!

So this weekend I headed to Blenheim…

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to check in on some vineyards you might ask?…

sort of… butttt no…

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to stop in at Nin’s Bins for some cray?…

nope, that’s not for everyone…

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To meet Steph and Dave?….

YESSSS!

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Steph and Dave live on a farm just outside of Blenheim. And wow-wee is it cool! (Check out the city chick writing this blog)
Their awesome-crazy dog Cleo even cracked a smile.

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These two met the good old kiwi way…

In a pub.

Dave’s a farmer, and what’s the best thing for a farmer after a hard days work?… A pint.
Steph is a lawyer, and what’s the best thing for a lawyer after a hard days work?… A pint!!!
It. just. works. :)

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I liked Dave and Steph instantly. Dave had the knack of really relaxing Steph. I always enjoy seeing that in a couple.

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And the ring… I was flabbergasted! Absolutely stunning. Steph always liked the idea of a rose gold ring, and so they had this gorgeous ring made. And gorgeous it is!

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Steph loves her horses. So much so that she has 4 of them! FOUR HORSES!
One hungry stallion tried nibbling at my camera gear.
The horses below and above are mother and daughter.

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And here goes game of pea knuckle war… who won?

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What breath of fresh air shooting in Blenheim (not that I’ve exhausted Christchurch yet) but shooting on this gorgeous property was such a pleasure! Check those hills in the background. This is their view! Such a beautiful place to build on.

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Horses AND Sheep!

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A wee skip across a fence and we were in a vineyard… (jealous much.. just a little)

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What silly photographer told them to put their head through the vines? Don’t they look cute though?

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Apparently the industry isn’t doing so well -sad face-. There were so many unpicked grapes on the vines which is such a shame. “I would have drunk all that wine” Steph said… Me too Steph!

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And then the sun popped his head through the dramatic clouds to say hello and shine a light down on this lovely engaged couple.

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The timing of the light coupled with the moody clouds just makes it. I love it!

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This is their temporary house as they prepare for building.

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Normally I’m considerate of what people will do for a photo… lying on the wet grass… possibly beside some sheep poo? No probs… Steph seemed to be more worried about ME traipsing through the paddock… nah, I was LOVING it!

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Steph and Dave… Thank you for inviting me onto your property, you’ve almost got me wanting to move up there. :). I had such a great time with you both and I know your wedding in January is going to be a stunner! Enjoy every moment of this brief and enchanting time and all the preparations that go with it.

 

 



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