Like a couple in a movie, Natassja and Matt knew they had something pretty special from the first time they met. They were both into the outdoors, they both loved travelling and adventures, they were fiercely intelligent and came from similarly lovely families. Unlike a couple from a movie, they didn’t need to fight off villains and natural disasters (well, too many) before the credits rolled… it’s been a happy ending from day one. x
Currently working over in Melbourne, these two came back to Canterbury, New Zealand for their wedding. Matt’s family farm was the venue – a farm that’s been in family hands for over 100 years. Pretty amazing in such a young country!
Their Friday wedding was the most gorgeous day. Beautifully hot, heartfelt and full of amazing people.
Enjoy this tiny taste of their wedding! xx
The day began out in Lincoln, . Natassja didn’t have a bridal party per se; instead all the girls got ready together. Such an awesome way to spend a wedding morning. x
The babeing Simone Thurlow, Brae Toia and Haley Saul were on makeup and hair. x
Natassja’s amazing friends! <3/ ‘
Soon it was time to head up the road to the farm. These guys had figured out their Brangelina name for the wedding… Stelloy. Love it. 😀
The wonderful Father John Adams. x
Matt and Natassja looked at each other like this all day. It was the most beautiful thing. <3
Natassja’s stunning dress was a Jane Yeh design. The beading… so beautiful! x
The whole wedding had been a really hands-on affair. Backyard weddings are a huge undertaking… but they’re also so worth it. Out the back they’d set up a huge tent city for all the out of town guests… there was even a tent for the newlyweds.
As the sun set and mains were cleared, Natassja and Matt headed out for ten minutes alone in the gorgeous light. 🙂
Often it’s a big decision for couples, whether or not to have kids at their wedding. It’s so wonderful when they are there though, because children totally ‘get’ what weddings are about. They absorb all the excitement and connection… and it’s often the young ones who end up partying hardest and longest. 😀 These ones were no exception… they were hitting the dance floor all through dinner!
As the day darkened, it was eventually time for a gorgeous first dance with Natassja and Matt. x
… and as the packed dance floor continued, it was time to head home and reflect on what an incredible day these two had just thrown.
A million congrats, Natassja and Matt… have an amazing future as Mr and Mrs. xx