Sophie & Jackson’s mid winter wedding was a stunner! When Sophie told us that she’d managed to arrange access to Cunningham House (the large greenhouse in the botanic gardens) we knew we were in for a treat. From the start of the day at Sophie’s house, till the end of the night when DJ Dale was pumping out the 80’s classics, everything was perfect.

Here’s what Sophie & Jackson had to say after watching this wedding film for the first time :  “This is freaking epic! We love that it captured the essence of the day so perfectly! So awesome to bring back all the emotions of the day in such an epic video! Thank you so much for your professionalism, organisation, and talent to make our day so great!” –  Mr & Mrs Hagen

Lovelight Wedding Film by : Craig Forster

Music :  Into the Light – Gyom [Licensed through the music bed].

It was a pleasure to share this day with the following people :

Photography: Charlotte Sowman Photography
Dress & Veil: Louise Anderson Bridal
Rings: Martinovich Exceptional Jewellery
Stationary Design, Styling, Flowers, Makeup : All done by Sophie’s Family and Friends.
Ceremony Venue: St Michael’s Church
Reception Venue: Larcombs Vineyard
Bridesmaids Dresses: BLAK the label
Suits: Barkers Dressmart
Caterers: Moveable Feasts
Hair – Courtenay Tennent Hair and Make up
Cocktail Hr Entertainment: Alice Tanner Music
DJ: DJ Dale

Joel & Sarah met on the rugby field in another continent, before flying across the world to get engaged on Sumner beach, which is where they now call home. Their wedding day was a stunner. A mid-winter wedding in Christchurch could potentially give you anything from icy cold antarctic winds, horizontal rain, or even snow, but Tai Tapu turned on a stunning blue-bird day. We took the opportunity and went adventuring Joel & Sarah who might possibly be the fittest bride & groom we’ve ever had the opportunity to capture.

Here’s what Joel & Sarah had to say after watching this wedding film for the first time :  “Wow! The video is absolutely incredible, we love it! The whole team was so professional and fun to have around on the day- even though we barely noticed you. Thanks for capturing our adventurous streak and being up for the challenge 🙂 we love you guys, you’re amazing. ” – Sarah & Joel

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Blaine & Leanne flew from Australia to join their lives together at Rippon Estate under the wide Wanaka sky before being flown away for some epic photos in one of the most stunning locations in the world.

Lovelight Wedding Cinema Team: Mark, Sebastian Beyrer & Craig Forster
Lovelight Wedding Photography Team: Jodie Rainsford & Clinton

‘The world is ours’ — Volunteer

It was a pleasure working with the following suppliers & locations :

Shotguns & Minigolf : Have a shot, Lake Wanaka
Bridal Prep location
: Mercure Oakridge Resort, Lake Wanaka
: Janine Joseph
Venue : Rippon
Catering : Artisan Catering
Helicopters : Alpine Helicopters, flown by Guy
Celebrant : Gwen Hendry
Band : LA Social

Here is the Same Day Edit we put together for Blaine & Leanne that played on their wedding night in front of their friends and family :


Lovelight Same Day Edit Wedding Team: Mark Marchand [Edit], Sebastian Beyrer [Cam 1] & Craig Forster [Cam 2]
Music: ‘As One’ — Generdyn

We shared a beautiful day with Pauline, James, and their awesome families at Cossars wineshed.

Here’s what Pauline & James had to say after watching this wedding film for the first time :  “The video is amazing! We can’t stop watching it. You’ve really done a superb job of capturing everything we loved about our day, the music fits perfectly as well.. James is even more pleased now that I talked him into it! So thanks again. 🙂 ” – Pauline

Lovelight Wedding Cinema Team : Craig Forster & Seb Beyrer
Christchurch Wedding Photo Team : Tracey Weir & Clinton

Music : Analog Heart, Storybook – License pending through the music bed.

It was a pleasure to share this day with the following people :

Christchurch Videography : Lovelight Cinema & Photography
Christchurch Photography : Lovelight Cinema & Photography
Ceremony Venue : Cossars Wineshed
Reception Venue : Cossars Wineshed
Make-up : Tracey Allsopp
Hair : Penny Hawker
Wedding Gown :’Stella york’ from Wilkins Bridal
Wedding Shoes : Merchant 1948
Suits : Sergios
Styling : Bride and family
Celebrant : Kaye Hawkes
Caterer : Moveable feasts
Wedding Cars : Corporate cabs
Flowers : Nectar Florist
Cake : Cakes Galore
Band : The Muppets

After receiving a months worth of rain in 2 days, a massive effort was required from friends and family to raise the marquee off the sodden ground and ensure our bride & groom didn’t have to issue all of their wedding guests with Gumboots on arrival. After all the hard work was done, the big day finally arrived and was spectacular from start to finish. With a truely intimate ceremony, a stunning bride, amazing food and a groom with the best dance moves, Chris & Amy’s wedding day was the best party ever!

Here’s what Chris & Amy had to say after watching this wedding film for the first time :  “We loved reliving the day all over again. It was such a blur for us on the actual day with so much happening and it was so nice to watch it again and see everyone enjoying themselves on our big day.” – Amy & Chris

Lovelight Wedding Cinema Team : Mark / Craig Forster / Emma Smart

Music : Hocus Pocus, Awake or Sleeping – Licensed through the music bed.

It was a pleasure to share this day with the following people :

Planning : Emma Newman Weddings

Photography : Andrew Hewson from Grey Area Productions
Ceremony Venue : St Andrews at Rangi Ruru
Reception Venue : Private Residence, Kaipoi
Make-up : Renee
Hair : Andrea Hill – Bliss Hair Design
Wedding Gown : Miss Crabb
Wedding Shoes : Aquazurra
Bridesmaid Gowns : Misss Crabb
Styling : Emma Newman and Flowerhead
Celebrant : Ruth Davison
Ceremony Music : Georgia Catherine
Caterer :The Catering Department
Marquee & Hire : Hyde Park Hire
Reception Lighting : Spectrum Lighting
Invitations : The Drawing Room
Flowers : Flowerhead
Band : Cornershop
Security : October Protection