Sophie + Todd // Port Molyneux School Post-Wedding Adventure

 
 

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Go to the places that make your heart shine.  

This is something I've believed for a long time. Of course, these places are not always easy to find in a world that doesn't always feel made for you. Other times these places shine out like stars in a moonless night. Beacons of possibility that pull on your heart.

Three times I have packed my things and prepared myself for just such a place. A land of wild geography, clear waters that broke off from pangea long ago and tucked itself on the far edge of the world. New Zealand.  

After sharing excited correspondence with Jade McNab of the Port Molyneux School at Kaka Point, Otago who found me via a post over at the Little White Books, we decided to put together a styled wedding session at her newly opened wedding space.  I traveled with Joshua, and two of our friends on a roadtrip that took us over 8k km through the North and South Islands. We arrived at Port Molyneux a few days into 2017- what a way to start a new year! A place full of dolphin green oceans, whimsical greenery like flax stalks and cabbage trees and the violet blue iridescence of the paua shells that wash ashore.  

Sophie + Todd are Jade's newly married neighbors- farmers who are lucky enough to call this place their home. Jade put together a beautiful fern and native foraged bouquet for Sophie, which contrasted beautiful with the soft details of her chiffon gown with beaded floral back details. Todd looked sharp in a floral bowtie, brown suspenders, navy slacks and his trusty leather boots.  These two were amazing to work with- putting up with a photographer they've known all of 5 minutes and gale force winds. All of this is thanks to the incredible work of Jade McNab, her lovely family, our makeup artist and of course, our sweet couple Sophie & Todd! Cheers to many years of happiness and love, and to the many love stories that will grow from the moment each future couple who ties the knot at this beautiful historic schoolhouse across the street from the greenblue sea.


Port Molyneux School
port molyneux kinfolk interior design by jade mcnab
New Zealand wedding table decor ferns paua shell brass cutlery
historic schoolhouse keys
Wedding gown lace details at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
bride helping husband fix his floral bowtie for their otago elopement
Port Molyneux school bride with floor length waterfall veil seated on a floral couch with groom
She knew she loved him when ‘home’ went from being a place to a person.
— E. Leventhal
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern Minimalist New Zealand wedding venue at the Port Molyneux School Otago- aisle.jpg
Silver beaded back detail wedding gown with chiffon skirt and full length veil at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Newlyweds celebrating their destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
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Naturally styled bride at her sweetheart table at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
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Wedding rings, fern & paua shell at the sweetheart table at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Naturally styled bride at her sweetheart table at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Groom at his sweetheart table at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Bride and groom at their sweetheart table at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Diamond trio wedding ring and rose gold band with sea urchin at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Modern natural bride & groom at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Naturally styled bride at her sweetheart table at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Seaside yellow wildflowers of the destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
Yellow door at a destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School
The blue ocean view at the destination wedding at the Port Molyneux School

PORT MOLYNEUX STYLED WEDDING DETAILS

Destination Wedding Venue : The Port Molyneux School at Kaka Point, Otago, New Zealand | Floral Styling + Decor : Jade McNab | Makeup & Hair : | Photography: Shaina DeCiryan Photography


In light + love,

new zealand destination wedding photographer Shaina DeCiryan