The brief for this stunning backyard wedding was simple: Ben and Linda wanted to celebrate their love with close friends and family in their very own backyard. Uncomplicated, elegant. All the best bits. They are both mountain bikers (like me!), and had their bike bags all tucked up under the stairwell for a trip to Rotorua, New Zealand, the day after the wedding. Priorities!
Their beautiful white colonial-style house on a hill was the ultimate venue. Backyard ceremony while the meat was smoking on the BBQ, and the beers were kept cool with custom-made stubby holders featuring Ben and Linda on their bikes. Awesome.
We ducked off to the stunning Turimetta Beach nearby for some sunset-watching, and then returned for part two: a dancefloor under fairy lights, more insanely good food, and great company.