Makoura Lodge Wedding Venue

New Zealand Wedding Vendors:

Venue: www.makouralodge.co.nz

Flowers: www.pineapple-sage.co.nz

Dress: madilane.com

Bridesmaids Dresses: evolutionbridesmaids.com

Boys Attire: www.tarocash.com.au/nz

When Jade and Liam got in touch telling me all about their laid back farm style wedding at Makoura Lodge in the Manawatu, New Zealand I was SO IN!

They love the outdoors, hunting, riding, fishing and chill-axing with their mates so they’d chosen the perfect wedding venue with a rustic country feel. With accommodation onsite all their nearest and dearest could make a weekend of it with lots of outdoor activities to keep everyone happy. The boys started their day smashing some golf balls over a ravine with beers at the ready. The girls were happily chill-axing with the fire going wtih good food and good company.

The weather threatened to put a dampener on things but that wasn’t going to stop Jade from getting married outdoors and blow me down that’s exactly what happened!

We were able to wander down the road grab some quick fun photos with their fun bridal party before taking off up into the hills on an excursion with Kate (thanks Kate)! A wee play in front of the water fall, a wee climb out onto the hills it was getting chilly but this is one happy couple who didn’t give a rats about the windchill. They were all about lets have some fun on our wedding day and boy did we!

Absolutely one of my favorite wedding venues ever! Fabulous people, fabulous fun families and party. Awesome awesome wedding guys, thanks for having me take part in your day.

Admission time: Liam and Jade had a wee surprise come their way a few weeks after their wedding … (I sneaked in some wee video clips) during their day. This was the first time I’d ever played with video so I was very careful not to exclude any photo time but here is a combination of video and slideshow images.