Tessa and Sam hosted their wedding on the lush grounds of Darjon vineyard. They had a lovely laidback affair, with a garden ceremony under the trees. Sam’s grandma had requested a photo of Sam seeing Tessa walk up the aisle and a few close family and friends skyped in from afar.  Tessa made a gorgeous tepee for her sweet flower girls to enjoy – needless to say it was a huge hit. Check out the cute tongue roll one of the flower girls can do!

After their ceremony we headed over to an abandoned reserve for a few photos and a delicious picnic. I had a lot of fun scouting for locations in Ohoka in the lead up to Sam and Tessa’s wedding. There is an amazing number of sweet spots all a short distance from Darjon vineyard, so we were spoilt for choice when it came to choosing locations for their photoshoot.

The speeches in Darjon vineyards beautiful big reception hall were followed by some more antics outside, with the guys teaming up to give Tessa and Sam an exhilarating wagon ride to top of a great day.

Tessa and Sam had a great group of suppliers on board:

Gown: Stella York from Brides on Thorndon
Suits: Barkers
Bridesmaid dresses: Made by a family friend, Bronwyn Brown
Tessa’s hair: Michelle Smith hair studio, Rangiora
Cake: Made by Tessa’s Gran
Tessa’s makeup: Molly Brownlee