Caleb + Ellen's wedding had everything you'd want in a rustic outdoor affair. Barn? Check. An abundance of trees? Uh huh. Sprawling landscape? Erm, yes! Enough space for plenty of amazing décor and DIYs. Exactly why after researching several venues, they were sold on the Red Barn in the beautiful Waikato. The views overlook the stunning Hinuera Valley and continue to look down onto Lake Karapiro in the distance. One heck of a backdrop! Not to mention the immaculate landscaped gardens and insanely large outdoor fireplace which was so perfect for their April wedding. Mix in a bouquet overflowing with pom pom dahlias, pink ice proteas, succulents, pink snowberries, cascading green fern and amaranths, and we're in business. It pretty much ticked all the boxes and it's not hard to see why. I mean, who wouldn't want to get hitched under a tree surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Everything was just perfect for these two, including the weather. As the sun was setting folks were sharing stories over the mic, the beers were flowing and the chicken (wrapped in crispy bacon) was slowly roasting gearing up for dinner. Glorious. The evening wound up to a dancing session by the fireplace in which we said our goodbyes and best wishes shortly after. 11-04-15. It was a good day!
P.s Just incase you were wondering, yep Ellen wore her Mothers wedding dress that she had altered. So good.