Rochelle & Duane’s story is pretty gosh darn cute. When I arrived at the gorgeous Hotel DeBrett on the morning of their wedding, Rochelle along with her mum and sister, had the champagne popped, were having a laugh, and all getting ready together. I went to work gathering up the details for the day to photograph, and saw the wedding invitation… ‘boy meets girl, offers her a Sambuca.’ Not an opening line I see on wedding invitations very often!
I kept finding out more about this famous Sambuca fueled love story throughout the day, but it all started in the UK, where Duane from Cornwall met Rochelle from New Zealand, and offered to buy her a Sambuca. She accepted, they talked all night, then Rochelle disappeared back to the southern hemisphere. Clearly Duane, well smitten, followed shortly after. What follows next is a lot of travel, fun and adventure together, a gorgeous wedding at The Tasting Shed in Kumeu, and a dance floor filled with Sambuca shots. Enjoy.
Accommodation & Getting Ready: http://www.hoteldebrett.com/
Hair: Tony @ Durham Hair
Makeup Artist: Tatum Dunster
Celebrant: Melanie KerrTags: auckland photographer, auckland wedding, auckland wedding photographer, barn style wedding, blossom wedding flowers, celebrant melanie kerr, durham hair, durham hair bride, emily raftery, emily raftery photography, festoon lights wedding, hollywood glamour wedding, hotel debrett, hotel debrett wedding, jo malone, lace and tulle, lace wedding dress, makeup tatum dunster, old hollywood glamour, outdoor wedding, rochelle and duane wedding, the tasting shed venue, the tasting shed wedding, vintage car wedding, wedding inspiration, wedding photography