nz wedding

Kauri Mountain Northland Wedding | Katie + Andy

Overpowering coastal views, endless laughs, wild winds, wilder dance moves, a golden sunset and so much love. Katie and Andy's wedding had it all, and in the most perfect way possible!

After some pretty crazy venue hunting, the bride and groom chose Kauri Mountain Estate in Northland for their big day.  A sprawling estate, framed by jaw-dropping cliffs overlooking the ocean and under the most perfect Pohutukawa tree to say their “I Dos”, it's safe to say their guests were in for a real treat. 

Having been engaged for 7 years, this event was some time in the making, and endless amounts of time and love had gone into making each and every little detail just perfect. From hand-painted signs and all white floral arrangements which covered the tables, to a handmade bar and the most mouth watering grazing table, the day was absolutely jam packed with amazing DIY details and styling.

The reception was held open-air style, with guests seated at long banquet tables framed by strings of festoon lights. A stunning sight! After feasting on delicious mains (rolled pork belly - hells yeah!), we snuck Katie and Andy away for a few sunset shots amongst the rolling hills only a short stumble away.  The night finished off with some pretty great dance moves under the night sky, no doubt followed by a few sore heads in the a.m.

Country shindig | Michael + Sophie

Michael and Sophie. World travellers, sailors, fishermen, barn builders and now these two can add being husband and wife to their long list of amazing things they have accomplished together. We were so excited to document their big day, and to find out they were getting married on their family farm on Northlands East Coast was pretty darn special. The day was filled with howling laughs, the highest of high fives and hooting humans in every direction. Oh the celebrations! Michael and Sophie wanted everyone to let their hair down and have a good ol' hoedown, well that they did. And very well. Garden vibes overlooking the bay, endless local brews flowing, hilarious speeches, sweet golden light and numerous dance offs ensured everyone helped kick start what will be one heck of a marriage. 

Rugged West Coast wedding | Zac + Kate

Zac and Kate wed under a homemade archway made from driftwood with an amazing backdrop of Muriwai's Maori Bay. The rain clouds left just in time for Kate's father to walk her down the path and across the rich black sand to give her away. The bride looked simply stunning in a creative spin on a traditional wedding dress, which was ever so fitting for their beach theme. You couldn't dream up a more perfect beach wedding if you tried. There were countless amounts of handmade details that were put into this day by all who surrounded them. 

Zac and Kate both grew up in Muriwai on Auckland's ruggedly beautiful West Coast. Growing up in a small community together, it wasn’t until one night when Zac's "sweet dance moves" caught her attention that she couldn't keep her eyes off him… according to Zac. Unbeknown to the couple, Kate's sisters had actually been planning their marriage a year before they had even got together. A story that was meant to be. After a year of dating, Zac couldn't wait any longer and with a very sweet touch, proposed to Kate on the cliff tops overlooking their backyard where they were soon to be married.

The reception was held at Kate's beautiful family home. Not only was their home built by her father, but he also hand crafted all the tables, chairs and finer woodwork items made especially for their big day. So much love! They celebrated the joining of these two souls and shared a few drinks overlooking the magical backdrop of Muriwai at sunset. Perfection. 

A big thanks for having us along. We hope you two have the most amazing adventure in Mexico.  

F & P xx