Katie + James


It began as a romantic, light hearted morning on James’ family farm, capturing playful photographs of one another in front of a quaint sunrise. Little did Katie know that it would turn out to be the beginning of the life she had envisioned with James since the day they first met.

“… setting up the timer on the camera to take some snaps he would run around for us to do silly poses. Then one time he set up the camera and as he was running back I asked him what pose we were going to do … instead he walked straight up to me, looked me in the eyes and got down on one knee! About 30 seconds later after I’d managed to blubber out a big YES, his Uncle flew in, in a helicopter (he’s a rescue pilot), landed next to us, jumped out with a bottle of Moet and flew us up to one of the tallest spots on the farm overlooking the ocean where we had a picnic.”

This blissful proposal was followed by an elegant country style wedding with a soft sea breeze in North Canterbury, New Zealand. Final touches were sewn together with an abundance of love by all family and friends who stopped at no limits to ensure their day was nothing less than incredible. A few special little touches were added to the day with the bride and groom receiving permission for the Priest to perform a traditional Catholic ceremony on the salt infused fields where their vows of endless love are now exchanged.

Kate Grewal captures the pure love in the wedding of Katie and James below.

Katie + James // Stonyhurst Station Wedding // December 6th 2014 from Emma Smart on Vimeo.


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