Annika & Ashley ~ No place like Home

What a great day it was, that day in April, when the worlds of Annika & Ashley joined amazingly at the Brittenden family home… The place that Ashley grew up and where the beautiful Annika and her amazing family were welcomed with open arms…

From the beautiful home-garden setting for the ceremony to the casual and historical setting of the West Eyreton Hall, where Ashley’s mother used to teach.. where speeches and bubbles outside in the warm Autumn air started the perfect reception for the newly weds.

Wedding Days can go by so fast and sometimes it hard to remember certain things (enteeer photographers…) … These two asked at the very end of the day if they’d smiled at all today?!… The mere thought of the question blew us away because the beautiful, loving and happy energy that flowed from Annika and Ashley was so unbelievably natural…. See for yourself… two of the most beautiful smiles so filled with sunshine for sometimes smiling isn’t a choice, it’s an involuntary action reacting to the happiest of feelings deep inside!

Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Christchurch Wedding PhotographerAshley had his work cut out for himself in the days leading up to their big day, constructing all the benches and archway, along with taking stock of how many chairs there were in the house… And the hard work paid off, because it was a truly dreamy setting!

Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Christchurch Wedding PhotographerAt the same time as the finer details were being placed at the Brittenden house, Annika was at her folks place, where she had grown up, surrounded by all her childhood memories as well as her special people… :)

Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Christchurch Wedding Photographer

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This beautiful bride is all kinds of STUNNING!

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Thaaat smile!

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerYou Tube, always got ya back!

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerIt was great to watch the gent’s transformation in what was Ashley’s old room…

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerWith the final details going into place, the cuteness was only just beginning…

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerHappiness through and through!

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerWhat a perfect setting for a wedding ceremony..

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerThey danced their way down the aisle to The Beatles ~ I’ve just seen a face… The atmosphere was electrifying as rose petals went flying, smiles grew wider and everyone cheered on the joy of the beautiful newly weds!

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The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

*Heart-melt*

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The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerThe afternoon was spent playing all sorts of games and chatting away to their hearts content!

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The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerThe cuteness of nieces and nephews!!

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

I love this cherished wee moment between Aunty and Niece! <3

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Believe it or not, we still haven’t left the Brittendens property… they’ve poured so much love into their home over the years! So much goodness everywhere!!

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The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerWelcome to the quaint West Eyreton Hall…

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The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerAshley’s sister Emma, along with her husband Brendan, did sterling duties of MC and entertainment well into the evening… Their Jester skills came in handy when getting the reception involved!

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Sibling love!

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Some final photos before the light completely escaped us and the new Mr & Mrs Brittenden moved into the rest of the evening…

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding PhotographerWe always feel spoiled witnessing the first dance, and many times it’s before everybody else does..

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

The Heather & Doug Records Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Annika & Ashley, we wish you both all the very very best for your lives together… It was such a pleasure to capture and be involved with your amazing wedding day. And if your marriage is half as electrifying as your exit down the aisle…. you’ve absolutely got some INCREDIBLE years ahead of you!

All our best,
Heather & Doug xx



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