Beautiful New Zealand Winery Wedding by Brad Boniface Photography
I spent the first few years of my life in New Zealand before moving to Australia when I was six years old, so I have a real soft spot for NZ. The Kiwi’s have always know what a special place they have – spectacular scenery, epic landscapes, some of the finest food and wine in the world, pristine wilderness, an adventurer’s playground, vivid green pastures, big blue skies and those perfect, long white clouds. I’ve noticed over the past few years that it’s becoming a lot more popular as a wedding destination, and it’s great to see the rest of the world falling in love with this breathtakingly beautiful country, just like today’s couple who travelled all the way from San Francisco to marry in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay wine region. Silicon Valley power couple Randy and Lian – Randy, a successful tech entrepreneur and his bride Lian, an accomplished Architect – exchanged their vows in an open air ceremony at one of my favourite NZ venues, beautiful Black Barn Vineyards. After the ceremony, they hit the road to explore Hawkes Bay in a vintage Ferrari before returning to dance the night away with their guests.
Randy and Lian, I like your style! And I like your photographer too, the wonderful Brad Boniface. Over to Brad to introduce this sleek, chic love fest.
From the Photographer: Meet Lian and Randy, an amazing couple who brought a little bit of San Franciscan style to rural New Zealand. Set in the beautiful Hawkes Bay sunshine, over 40 guests from the States flew over to witness the marriage of these two travellers. The day started off with an epic ride through the back country with the lads to capture the claybird shooting and then it was back to Blackbarn to see the progress of the girls. What a spot! The wedding took place overlooking the Tukituki river and the confetti shots at the end are some of my favourite. We then took a few portraits along the way back the the River Lodge which was the venue for the party, and what a party! Enjoy…
Wedding Photographer: Brad Boniface Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Black Barn Vineyards – Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Bride’s Gown: Cortana
Groom’s & Groomsmens’ Attire: Proper Suit
DJ’s: Fat Freddy’s Drop