Relaxed Rustic Family Farm Wedding

When the weather packs up on your wedding day you can do two things. Cry and let it ruin your day, or brave the elements, improvise, get out the emergency poncho’s and have a bloody good time regardless. Emma + Josh clearly didn’t let a little rain ruin their day and what a beautiful day it was (oooh and those clouds make for some seriously moody + romantic shots!) Enjoy! xox

Who Emma + Josh
Where Private family farm in Aongatete, New Zealand

The proposal…

A classic “Josh” proposal! One rainy summer day he insisted we go for a hike out in the Waitakere Ranges (one of our favourite past times)..seemed a little strange as it wasn’t the best of days so I was a little suspicious. We ended up getting lost in the bush, and on turning back Josh got down on one knee in the mud, and pulled out his Grandma’s ring!

Our vibe was…

Relaxed, casual, earthy, rustic. We just wanted everyone to chill and have a great time!

“Shaye from ON MY HAND did an amazing job setting up all her floral arrangements in gale force winds and sideways rain!!”

“Right from the start we just couldn’t go past the beautiful views on Dad’s farm… not that we really got to see them on the day!! The idea of having things exactly how we wanted them, and not as many “rules” as a venue.. was too good to pass up!”

Did you DIY?

Yes! Basically the entire wedding! Josh and his awesome team of builders whipped up a few tables, signs etc, and our awesome bridal party and family (esp. my Dad and cousin all the way from Denmark) put in a mammoth effort the week leading up to the wedding. Was so awesome to see all the love!

“Tag Burger provided absolutely outstanding service. The girls went above and beyond given the torrential rain challenges! They pumped out everyone’s burgers in record time! We had great feedback about their grazing table too.”


Photographers The Official Photographers
Florist On My Hand Props, Styling & Flora
Stationery + Decor DIY
Catering Tag Burger
Cake Josh’s sister, Emily
Music Done Deal
Makeup + Hair Tracey Harris Hair & Make-Up
Celebrant Glenys Parton
Bridal Gown A very talented friend, Sue de Lisle
Grooms + Groomsmen Suit Hallenstein Brothers
Bridesmaid Dresses Evolution Clothing
Brides Shoes La Tribe