Shar and Ryan in the Abel Tasman

When you think of a DIY wedding, images of jam jars, bunting and homemade photobooth props often come to mind. But not this wedding ~ Shar and Ryan put in some serious work to personalise their idyllic Nelson wedding and make it stand out from the rest.

Months before the wedding they scoured junk shops, collecting plates, glassware, cutlery, candlesticks and even festoon lights (it always helps when the groom is an electrician). The whole family helped make their day extra special with the brides family whipping up delicious salads, the groom's father catching fish, crays and oysters and to top it off, the venue was the grooms mother's property in Marahau.

It was a sunner of a day in the Abel Tasman where the bride and groom stood under a tree, (which started as two saplings and grew into one), saying their 'I Do's', 

Getting the bridal party to that point was hampered slightly when the vintage car they were riding in broke down in the stream but they made it eventually.

These kids aren't short of friends, there were pals from high school, uni, overseas, old flatmates, new flatmates, girlfriends, boyfriends and everyone in between to help them celebrate.

 The florals were wild summer blooms in shades of plum, berry and blush. A delicious and dreamy combo.

The whole day was captured by the talented chap from Tom Powell Photography.


















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