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New Zealand Winter wedding goodness at Makoura Lodge

They already had a Foote in the door, so they made it a Shaw thing at Makoura Lodge.

I kicked back into my New Zealand wedding season with the winter wedding of Victoria and James out at the always good Makoura Lodge.

Plenty of rain, a tonne of dark clouds but a whole heap of morale boosted the spirits and smiles pumping all day long. If this the first wedding back from my little break then I can’t wait to get stuck in for the rest of the season.

Here’s a few pics of their beautiful wedding.

PS rule no.1 it’s your wedding day, if you want to have or do something, then do it, don’t let anybody talk you out of it!!!

Venue Makoura Lodge | Dress Paperswan Bride / Hera Couture | MUA Emma Doolan | Florist Gill Bud | Alterations Delmelza Davidson

Mikalah + Rory at Makoura Lodge

I headed back out to the back blocks of the Manawatu to Makoura Lodge in Apiti, New Zealand for the wedding of Mikalah and Rory. But instead of taking photos, I switched my tools over and shot a little film.

Make a cuppa, grab some snacks and sit back and check out their sweet wedding day at Makoura Lodge!

Venue Makoura Lodge | Dress Brides on Thorndon
Florals Hellebore Design | Hair Samantha Crow | MUA Rosie Hudson
BM Dresses Evolution Clothing | Photo Toni Larsen

Squid facts at Makoura Lodge

A little sunset frolic mixed in with a first dance practise with Ali + Tyler.

The Big Fin Squid species has ten arms while all of the others only feature eight of them. They are also all the same length which is interesting because other species feature arms that are of various lengths.

But enough about Squids, Ali + Tyler smashing out a sweet summer wedding at Makoura Lodge. From a little project in their garage to a little sunset bliss. A bit of an axe and a couple frames from their wedding, more to come!

Venue Makoura Lodge | Dresses Ali’s amazing mum | Beer Garage Project | Florals Botanica Floral

Goanna Wrestling at Makoura Lodge

Phil + Chelsea, casual hot sweaty summer walks with the team

Phil + Chelsea, casual hot sweaty summer walks with the team

Was another scorcher of a day out at Makoura Lodge for the summer wedding of Chelsea + Phil. A lot of tape, plenty of sweat and a whole lot of banter - my type of wedding.

Can wait to share more piccies from this wedding, but for now here is one.

Makoura Lodge Janet Rowe  |  Astra Bridal  |  Spectra  |  The Cakery  |  Flower Box Feilding

Melissa + Brook - Makoura Lodge

Had the pleasure of documenting the wedding of Melissa + Brook at the beautiful rural property of Makoura Lodge.

Big shout out to the owner Chris, who double as our driver, waiter, barman, tour guide and photographer assistant to get as to some amazing locations!

Here's a quick frame from yesterday, can't wait to share more from this beautiful wedding!