Months of planning have come to fruition, the wedding was a resounding success, the last thank you card is written and life as a married couple begins.
What couples have left of their weddings are the memories, and the most permanent mementos are the photos and wedding rings.
In a perfect partnership, Village Jeweller and Scouts Honour Photography are joining forces at the Bride and Groom Show at Ellerslie Event Centre in May.
Both offer a boutique feel, a personal touch and expert craftsmanship.
Chris Schweder at Village Jewellers provides a relaxed atmosphere where couples can choose or design the most personal piece of jewellery they will ever wear.
Wedding ring styles change and as designers and manufacturers, Village Jewellers knows what is on trend.
For women, wedding bands often match the engagement ring, and gone are the days of a simple gold band – stones are now a popular addition.
For the men, white metals are popular, as are two-tone rings using rose gold for earthiness.
Kathy and Ryan Thorpe from Scouts Honour have a relaxed, personal approach – capturing the happy couple’s big day like they’ve known them forever.
The husband and wife team ensure the images tell the complete day’s story, as well as the more creative bride and groom shots.
Providing a complimentary engagement shoot, gives the couple time to become comfortable with the duo on the other side of the camera before the big day.
Scouts Honour embraces all cultures and has shot a diverse range of weddings –European, Indian, Chinese, the list goes on.
To create enduring memories visit Chris, Kathy and Ryan at the Bride and Groom Show, 9am-4.30pm, Sunday May 1, Ellerslie Event Centre.