Ang and Ryan… I knew from the moment I met these guys (and their bud Reggie) for their engagement photos that their wedding day was going to be something special. Kind, chilled, funny and utterly gorgeous… and as of Friday they are officially hitched!

Their wedding day was held up in Greta Valley at Tipapa. Originally having considered another venue, the moment Ang and Ryan saw this place they knew it was for them. And oh my gosh, what a photography heaven!

Arriving late-morning, Ang was putting the finishing touches on the decorations in the old woolshed while the girls glammed up next door…

Tipapa woolshed wedding, North Canterbury New Zealand Dress in window and hanging heart Black and white details from Tipapa wedding Wedding shoes and details Interior shots from Tipapa, Greta Valley Putting on wedding makeup

Arriving juuuuust in time, the boys provided the last bit of muscle to get things looking perfect.

Boys setting up woolshed Ryan pre-wedding Wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses details Dress details Ang and dad

Ang and her dad. πŸ™‚

Ang on stairs at Tipapa Coming up aisle Wedding ceremony Wedding cereemony Greta Valley Tipapa Wedding ceremony Tipapa Wedding ceremony outdoors Mother of groom Ang and Ryan's wedding ceremony Wedding aisle outdoors

Ohhhh…. this was a massive hit! Mr Whippy made the drive up. πŸ™‚

Post-ceremony Bridesmaids portraits post ceremony Ang with sister

You may notice a wee family resemblance here! Apparently it feels like the name Angela would suit this baby bump perfectly…. πŸ˜›

Ryan and groomsmen

During portraits the heavens opened up… seriously wide! Thank heavens for amazing indoor locations aye! We spent the last ten minutes in the woolshed with some amazing light.

Bridal party inside Tipapa woolshed Pre-reception at Ryan and Ang's wedding Reception candids Reception photos - Ang and Ryan

Heheeh, the Heads and Tails game made an hilarious start to the reception, followed by no small number of heartfelt, proud and humourous speeches. What an incredible bunch of people these two have around them… we fell quite in love with both their families. x

Speeches at wedding

After mains, we took the portraits it had been too wet to take earlier… and gosh, I know I always say this, but it is so nice to spend time doing these photos later in the day – while guests are still eating, the light is softer and the day feels less frenetic… totally recommend!

… but of course this love beamed across this couple’s faces all day. x

Tipapa woolshed portrait Portraits at Tipapa - wedding Ang and Ryan - evening wedding portraits

These first two were total candids, while Ryan fetched some family for portraits… I think Ang may have spotted the camera by the third one. πŸ˜›

Woolshed bride trio Ang Ryan evening family portraits Evening woolshed details Reception - cutting cake and guest laughing Haka held at wedding reception

Oh. My. gosh. An incredible haka from Ryan’s whānau to mark the occasion… he rawe!

Ang and Ryan's first dance Ang and Ryan on dance floor Ang and Ryan on dance floor - guest candids

Ang and Ryan were totally keen on a couple of night time portraits before we headed away… did someone say dream couple?! πŸ˜€

heading off for portraits Night-time portrait by window Tipapa woolshed by night In front of Tipapa Blue evening wedding portrait

… but this last one was all theirs. x

Waving goodbye - Tipapa woolshed

Congrats again you two! Have a brilliant married life! x


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