As all of us Kiwis know, New Zealand Summer is anything but predictable. When you live here you know quite well that summer does not necessarily mean long sunny days of 23 degrees, and with the "summer" that just passed most of us are probably feeling a bit questionable that it even happened at all.
As Alisha and Andrew prepared in their final week leading up to their wedding they were faced with every Kiwi couples nightmare. A Cyclone, predicted to roll in over NZ on the Weekend of their wedding. And they handled it like absolute champs.
On my arrival to Boutique Barn I was greeted by Andrews beaming smile, surrounded by his lads helping to set up the Gazebo that they had managed to source the day before. It would be the shelter for their 80 or so Guests from the expected 100mm of rainfall. It was humid, sticky and the sky was covered over with threatening clouds... But, no rain.. Alisha made her final adjustments to the reception before sitting down to get her hair and make up done, Bubbles, smiles, laughs... No rain. We were all too terrified to get to excited in fear of Jinxing it. And yet, on the day went. They said their I dos under a festoon lit tent, just incase the sky decided to open up and still, you guessed it, no rain.
When I stood with Alisha and Andrew in the drive way of Boutique Barn during their photos, I asked them to simply enjoy each others company, take it in. And just in the little moment as they held each other in their arms, the sun; in true Romance movie fashion, shone out from behind the clouds.
I was beyond stoked to be part of this beautiful pairs day. And to see that no matter rain or shine they've got each others backs. A&A... The A team; I wish you both all the love one can muster, all the laughs, all the adventure, all the happiness in the world. And No Rain.