Outdoor Summer Picnic Themed Wedding – Hampton Lea Gardens – Venue – Luke and Katie 

Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding; The day looked healthy as every day with warm weather and a bit of cloud cover.  The difference for us was we were going to witness and photographer another coming together of two families at the wedding of Luke and Katie.

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I am yet to meet a wedding couple who don’t look forward to having a wedding day with heaven sent weather. I always say if you put in your request early enough. You are guaranteed to have a perfect weather on your wedding day. In the event the weather is not what you expected, then make the best out of what you get. 

For Luke and Katie, the response to their request came in the form of a warm day accompanied by cloud cover, all day, pretty much.

Girls getting ready – Travis Country

Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding Venue was the chosen venue for Luke and Katie’s wedding ceremony, bridal party photos and the reception.

The days started with the girls having a nice relaxing morning at Side Street Hair with Kathryn, a family friend who did an incredible job on all the girl’s hair.

The girls got to enjoy some bubbles, eating nibbles and having some laughs. There is nothing better than spending the morning having a catch up with your closest friends.

After completing the makeovers, they moved back to Katie’s parent’s house to get dressed in their wedding day attire before making their way to Hampton Lea Gardens for the Ceremony.

Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding-Girls getting ready at a salon

Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding-Bride getting dresses for the wedding

 Katie’s Wedding dress

Katie got her dress from Sally Eagle Bridal Designs of Level 1, 47 Cuba Street, Wellington. Sally designs and makes Vintage inspired wedding dresses and for more information, visit Sally Eagle’s website.

The Ceremony and Reception – Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding Venue – Lincoln

Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding-Boys greeting guests at Venue Bride arriving at Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding Venue in a white ford classic car

Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding Venue outdoor ceremonyCeremony Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding Venue groom kisses bride

Luke and Katie chose the amazing David Adams as their Celebrant. We have worked with David a few times now, and he does make your ceremony personal to you.

Davids philosophy to weddings is Your Day, Your Way. He is open to all suggestions and ideas to put a ceremony together that is all about you.

David comes highly recommended by us (Pip and Oz). If you are planning a wedding and you are looking for a celebrant, get in touch with David Adams.

The venue is set up perfectly for photography. Just go to the garden, and you are in a whole new set gifted with nooks and crannies ideal for wedding photography. For the bridal party photos, we didn’t even have to leave the site.

Hampton Lea Gardens is the perfect setting for a casual garden wedding followed by a picnic.

Luke brewed all the beer for the wedding himself which was self-service on tap, and the beer proved to be popular with the guests.

The in-thing which seems to be-coming more and more common at weddings is guests being treated to home crafted beer.

The guests entertained themselves with lawn games provided and others just chilled on the lawn and yarned away. A few also dancing their hearts out to the awesome band.

We hope you enjoyed the photographs. You can show your appreciation to Luke and Katie by leaving a comment below.

Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding-Bride and groom celebrate their wedding Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding Venue photos of bridal party by the barn

Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding- wedding picnic reception

Bride and groom pose for photos by their wedding car captured by Oz of Pip and Oz Wedding Photographers Christchurch Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding Venue water pond with collage of bride and groom infant of the water Black and white photos of the bride and groom at Hampton Lea Gardens Wedding Venue photographed by Oz of Pip and Oz Wedding photography

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Wedding Vendors:

Dress: Sally Eagle Bridal

Makeup: Jumee Wardlaw – Mac Products

Hair:  Side Street Hair with Kathryn

Wedding Celebrant: David Adams

Band: Puree

Pip and Oz Photography – Wedding Photographers Christchurch

Flowers: Done by a friend of the bride

Wedding Venue –  Hampton Lea Gardens 

Caterer: Hampton Lea Gardens / The Tea House

Cake: Bride and her Mum

Cars: Groom’s Uncle Craig

Stationery: Designed and made by the bride