I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Melissa and Will’s wedding a few weeks ago in beautiful Tekapo.
I first met Mel at a photography workshop a few years ago and I was honoured that she asked me to capture her wedding day.
Mel is from New Zealand and Will is from the USA, worlds apart, but they couldn’t be more perfect for each other, seriously perfect!
They had some of the most creative, personal and funny vows I have ever heard, which they spoke to each other in a beautiful spot in the middle of a forest.
After the intimate wedding ceremony we wandered through the forest that had beautiful photo opportunities everywhere!
We ended up at the Tin Plate for an awesome wedding reception, full of fantastic food, crazy costumes, and a truly wonderful celebration
with Mel and Will’s families. They really know how to put on a great party!
Thank you so much for sharing your wedding with me Mel and Will, I really loved it!
Nothing like a temporary squirrel tattoo to top off your wedding out fit
You can find Mel’s wonderful words here on her blog Meliorator. She has written a lovely blog about her anticipation of seeing the wedding photos.
A little bit of a trek through the forest to the ceremony location, it was such lovely sunny day!
Such a pretty forest, a perfect location for wedding photos
I just loved Mel’s flower crown, was made by Tekapo Weddings & Events
SO many different looks in this forest! Did I say it was amazing already?
Mel is currently working at the Foursquare store in Tekapo, so it seemed appropriate to drop by for a few photos at work before heading into the reception.
We had more than just a few strange looks from the customer!
This cake was dairy and gluten free and it tasted amazing! such a beautiful cake inside and out
Flowers: Tekapo Weddings and Events
Venue: Tin Plate
Celebrant: Caroll Simcox
Cake: Family Friend, Maria Tait