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Rustic Barn Wedding - Caleb + Ellen

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. 

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.