Barnett Hall Piha wedding photos – Colin & Zanthe

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{photographed by Isaac & Amy}

Before you get too far : This blog post is just a tiny preview of a few favourite images – if you’re keen to check out a more complete story of the day (like 100 photos instead of 30) – click here for the slideshow.

We first met Colin & Zanthe a couple of years ago, through the acrobatics and circus community here in Auckland.
Since then, we’ve been on adventures with them both big and small – from a massive camping excursion at New Years to exploring Auckland’s hidden gems – and now, their amazing Piha wedding.

One of the things we love about Colin & Zanthe is their ability to bring people together. Things seem to magically fall into place & everyone has a blast. But once you’ve seen this a few times, you realize that the ‘magically’ bit actually stems from them being epic organizers behind the scenes; and being rad people that inspire others to help out too.

If you can organize a multi day acrobatics festival, including all accommodation, food, timetabling 3 different schedules, flying in teachers from over the world … you can damn sure plan a wedding!

In the early wedding planning stages, Zanthe was bouncing venue ideas off us – looking for somewhere out West, ideally at the beach, and with a chill DIY vibe. When she told me they’d settled on Barnett Hall in Piha, we were stoked!
It’s nestled in amongst the North Piha sand dunes, and you really can’t get more beachfront than this.

We’re totally fans of weddings that do things a little differently. Rather than everyone waiting for the bride to arrive down at the beach, the guests & Colin met Zanthe as she arrived in the car outside the venue – and then they led everyone along the beach to the spot where the ceremony took place.

We were super lucky to have gorgeous soft overcast light – as they exchanged vows on their very own stretch of Piha beach. It was made even more amazing by the ocean mist drifting in across the sea.

Afterwards, we headed down for a wedding photo adventure down the beach – which included a bit of bonus acro and circus skills – apparently this is much harder in a wedding dress than in your activewear!

Arriving back at Barnett Hall, we had a delicious meal (everyone brought along a plate to share – which worked perfectly!) and some heartfelt speeches. Being right on the West Coast beachfront, it was only fitting to head down and check out the amazing sunset – not only did Colin & Zanthe get to enjoy this view while we took a bunch of cool sunset shots – but most of the guests also wandered down to the waterline, taking some time just to appreciate the beauty that nature served up.

Our night wrapped up with a gorgeous starry sky – framed underneath the North Piha surf lifesaving tower in the sand dunes. There’s something so magical about celebrating your wedding day under a perfectly clear sky with stars everywhere.

This is just a tiny preview of the day – you can see a much more comprehensive story by checking out the slideshow here.

Enjoy!

Bride & groom Piha beach Barnett Hall in Black & White Groom emotion before ceremony Bride and bridesmaids arriving at ceremony Bride and father arriving at ceremony Bride and groom emotion photo Barnett Hall Piha Beach Auckland Leading guests down Piha beach to ceremony Barnett Hall Piha Beach Auckland wedding ceremony Piha Beach Auckland wedding ceremony vows First kiss wedding Barnett Hall Piha Beach Auckland Piha beach Auckland wedding photos ceremony on beach Piha beach Auckland wedding photos ceremony on beach Hongi congratulations groom after wedding Wedding photo bride & groom under Pohutakawa tree Piha Blue engagement ring wedding photos Wedding photo bride & groom under Pohutakawa tree Piha wedding photos inside cave Piha Beach Auckland Barnett Hall wedding photos inside cave Piha Beach Auckland Barnett Hall wedding photos inside cave Piha Beach Auckland Barnett Hall Circus wedding photos acrobatics Piha wedding photos Auckland Barnett Hall Piha wedding ceremony Barnett Hall Piha wedding ceremony Handstand wedding photo all guests doing handstands Piha beach wedding photos Barnett Hall Piha beach wedding photos Barnett Hall Piha sunset wedding photos Barnett Hall Piha sunset wedding photos Barnett Hall Piha sunset wedding photos Barnett Hall Circus acrobatics wedding photos Piha beach Auckland wedding Circus acrobatics wedding photos Piha beach Auckland wedding Bride & groom silhouette at sunset on Piha beach Auckland New Zealand Wedding selfie photo Piha beach Auckland Bride and groom on dancefloor Piha wedding Auckland Star wedding photo Piha Barnett Hall under the stars

Want to see more?? There’s about 30 images in the blog above ^^^ whereas there are about 100 in the slideshow – watch it here.

Colin & Zanthe – thank you both SO MUCH for being the most epic humans, people we are proud to call our friends. Thank you for trusting us to be there to capture these moments with you … there are more than 500 photos still to come, we can’t wait to share the entire collection with you soon!

If you’re looking at Barnett Hall in Piha, Auckland as a possible wedding venue, we loved shooting there! There are plenty of awesome nearby photo options, and the hall itself is super cute. Plus – super easy access to the beach for sunset photos, etc.

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Until next time,
Isaac & Amy.