Melton Estate Wedding Photos

Christchurch wedding venue: Melton Estate
Melton Estate wedding photos by Christchurch wedding photographer Anthony Tunrham

Alayne and Jaryn tied the knot at Melton Estate Vineyard, which is a fantatsic wedding venue on Weedon’s Ross Road, Christchurch, Canterbury.  The staff here are really welcoming and the venue is perfectly geared for weddings.

On site there is a purpose built chapel area, known as “the pavillion”.  Whether it’s pouring with rain or blazing hot sun, this makes a really great choice for the ceremony.  On the day it was scorching hot so Alayne and Jaryn’s guests loved the ability to get under cover yet still enjoy the outdoors feel.

Although we’ve done many wedding photos onsite at Melton Estate a lot of couples like to take a short drive towards the Waimakariri River. Along the way there we stopped at a nearby field with a barn that we were kindly allowed access to.  It served as a great environment for the creative wedding photo session.  The rustic barn and the summer sun combined to help us create some fab wedding photos.

For our Bride and Groom the creative wedding images were very important and they scheduled in a whopping 3 hours for our creative session out at the barn and the Waimak.  As a wedding photographer this was an absolute gift and I was able to really refine the photos with the blessing of time.  As a general rule of thumb the more time we have with our couples the better and more diverse the photography coverage will be.

Alayne is herself a photographer and so being chosen as their Melton Estate wedding photographer was a real privilege.