Bhavna + JeremyThe French Country House Tauranga WeddingTauranga, New Zealand

On what can only be described as a perfect day, Bhavna and Jeremy said “I do” in front of their nearest and dearest at The French Country House Tauranga wedding.

Let’s back up a minute here though.  One of the loveliest things about this ‘job’ is the unpredictability.  Joel and I were sipping coffee one Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago, when we received a last minute referral from a super talented colleague of ours.  The catch was, the wedding was a week away, and on the other side of the planet.  We both believe in seizing the day and recognizing opportunity when it knocks, so naturally we quickly booked our flights and a short 36 hours after meeting Bhavna and Jeremy, we were on a plane to Auckland.

We had a full 24 hours to shake the jetlag and get our bearings straight, and then off to Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty area of the north island of New Zealand.  Bhavna and Jeremy were an absolute joy to photograph.  These two have impeccable taste and it showed in every meticulously planned detail of their day.  Bhavna, a really talented artist herself, created all the calligraphy for her wedding – from the invitation suite, to the guest name settings.

Theirs was a quiet love, full of knowing smiles and big hugs from their happy friends and families.  We are so grateful to have met these two, and couldn’t be happier to have explored this little slice of our planet with them.

If you’d like to see more of our destination work, check out this Breda di Piave wedding in Italy, this mountain adventure in Colorado, or this St. Tropez wedding in the South of France.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY Joel & Justyna; VENUE The French Country House; FLORALS On My Hand; GOWN Rue de Seine; WEDDING SIGNAGE, CALLIGRAPHY & STYLING Created by Bhavna, the bride; DJ Mike Steffens; CATERING Hereford Kitchen; WEDDING ARCH Canterbury Road; CELEBRANT Carol Rickard; INVITATIONS Lilykiss Australia – Calligraphy by the bride; MAKE UP Dom Birley;