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Juanita & Mat

Having shot weddings for nearly 20 yrs now, I think I have worked at most venues about Canterbury. So it is always of interest when a new venue comes along. In this case, not just a new venue, but a STUNNING NEW venue!!

Montrose Estate was chosen by Mat & Juanita, tucked away in the Rakaia Gorge flats at the base of Mt Hutt. I can only imagine some days could be quite wild there, but for Saturday’s wedding we had dream conditions. Warm, no wind, with such beautiful scenery. A perfect location and occasion for a intimate group, many of whom travelled within NZ, and from various locations about the globe. A fitting touch, was being dined in a Tipi overlooking the lake and upper Gorge.  Yet, you can see from the clip here, there were plenty of hugs and laughter. Friends and family indeed make a wedding, so it is in fact people who provide the greatest richness of place. Thank you for having me along Juanita and Matt – I had a ball, and loved being part of your day – thank you.