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Chelsea & Michael’s Luxury Eagles Nest Wedding Video

The Eagles Nest is one of the most luxurious wedding venues in New Zealand. The incredible views out to the surrounding bays, islands and oceans is one in a million. We always enjoy being contacted to produce wedding videos in beautiful luxury locations and the biggest villa named Rahimoana is no exception. It features 300 degree views a 44 acre private headland, 25m infinity pool and private chief to name a few. What better place for a wedding!?

Chelsea and Michael decided to have their wedding with friends and family in New Zealand and after a hunt chose the beautiful Eagles Nest. We packed all our wedding video gear and made the journey up from Auckland. The weather proved a bit of a challenge as the ceremony was set to start when it began to rain. The groom and guests were patiently waiting underneath a very beautiful designed wedding arch lined with stunning white orchids [Flowers by Blush] while we waited for the MC and bride to determine where we would commence. Since all the guests had traveled far and wide, we were able to delay the ceremony to see if the rain would soon pass. The call was made moments later to move the arch to the patio terrace alongside the infinity pool, where the wedding ceremony began. 

Following the ceremony we wandered down to the Russell, Bay of Islands waterfront to take some location photos and videos along the wharf with the bridal party. We walked along the beach in front of the famous wedding venue The Duke of Marlborough Hotel entertaining the tourists and the local residents. Chelsea & Michael preferred to spend only a small amount of time away from guests so we soon returned to the wedding reception to record the speeches and watch their beautiful first dance lead us into an evening full of live music and dancing!

We hope you enjoy their wedding video!

Eve&Joe: The Wedding Of Our Dreams

Watch Eve & Joe's Extended Wedding Video from Rarotonga!

I couldn't sum up this wedding better than in the words of Eve to their guests, "Thanks for helping us and being apart of the wedding of our dreams"

It was really exciting to receive an email in the middle of winter enquiring to whether we were available to film a wedding in the Cook Islands. Eve shared her vision for the wedding day and we talked through about which video package would be the best for them. In the end we decided on the Feature Film editing package and the PUREwhite cinematographer coverage, this allowed for a 15 minute edit of the video and two cinematographers. The guests were all set to arrive on the island about three days before the wedding and the couple had prepared lots of activities for them. We were set to arrive two days before the wedding so we could cover a number of the activities, we started at the Muri Beach Night Markets where the islanders sell their local produce and food. It's a great experience as the food is really cheap with a number of healthy options as well as homemade ice cream! The next day was both the boys stag party and the hens party. We filmed the boys first as they prepared for a quad bike tour across the island with Coconut Tours and then the girls on the beach as they had Cook Island dancing and drumming lessons. 

The next day the bride and groom organised a group activities for themselves and all the wedding guests to go on an evening lagoon cruise. The boats had glass bottoms so we were able to see the fish swimming around underneath. The local tour guides played instruments, sang and cooked us fresh fish on a small island as everyone sunbathed and went snorkeling. Some of the fish we swam with can be seen in the video! It was such a beautiful and still evening that we were able to fly our drone over the island for some pre wedding coverage of the surrounding area. The water looks so much bluer from up in the air!

Wedding day arrived which was taking place at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa. Eve and Joe both had their hair and makeup done [Yes he did! Although it’s probably not what you think – see the video to find out!] The bridesmaid walked down the isle and Eve followed in a traditional cook island canoe. The ceremony was set on the beach in the white sand with the guests sitting under some coconut trees for shade. After the ceremony Eve & Joe planted a baby coconut tree and the local photographer took us to some stunning spots for the location photos. The wedding reception was a buffet style, set in a white marquee just back from the ocean and had heaps of fresh fish and local vegetables to eat. Following the speeches Moana the MC and a friend of Eve had organised all the guests to preform a surprise dance for the bride and groom. It was amazing and I still can't believe that she managed to get that may people from different parts of the world all to learn something over the internet and keep it a secret!

In the words of the Father of the Bride, we were so thankful to be apart of Eve and Joe's wedding video on the"Special, exotic, [and] romantic island of Rarotonga"

Dylan & Andrea: Bethell’s Beach Highlights

We have been excited for a while to write about this fantastic wedding that took place in Auckland on the 9th of Jan 2016. 

Now that its winter it's always nice to look back on such a stunning day. It was one of those settings which is beautiful from the beginning. As we drove out early to meet the girls as they were getting ready, the sun was rising over a dewy feeling morning as we wound along the road towards Bethell's Beach. The girls had rented a cute wee house over looking Bethell's Beach below [see beginning of video for the view!] We had allowed a lot of time to make sure we could capture all that was happening so it was very relaxed and low key, shooting when the moments appeared.

Dylan soon showed up for their first look which we set with the huge view behind them. Next we headed to the ceremony and reception location which took place at Cassels. Cassels is a beautful venue that has just had some life breathed back into it making it an exciting and new place to be married. It has wonderful indoor, outdoor flow with wet weather outdoor options as well set in well established and sheltered trees. Guests arrived and were welcomed by wedding celebrant Yogamani [we loved the moments as the bridesmaids and bride make their way down the tree covered path!] Lots of hugs and kisses followed and we were whisked back to Bethells Beach to capture the last rays of sun on the beach and water front. We had perfect light for about 30 minutes which we made good use of and then it was back to the reception for speeches and the first dance.

After they watched their wedding highlights video we got the following email:

"We can't stop watching our highlights video either! It makes us smile every single time – you and Jolyon did an amazing job. Thank you again! We will check the post every day [until the full verisons arrive] :)"

We love the final product and both Jolyon and I had a fantastic day along side the couple.