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Rustic – Elegant – Barn Wedding – Tipapa Woolshed – Aimee | Nick

Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding; The weather couldn’t have started on a better note.
As I drove up to Greta Valley on the morning of Aimee and Nick’s wedding, the sun slowly made its way over the Waipara Hills giving the backlit grape vines an angelical glow. Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding detail setup of name placings


Girls getting ready at Tipapa Woolshed Cottage

Upon my arrival at Tipapa, the girls were already in party mode with some tunes playing in the background.
I was flying solo on this particular day. Pip was turning up later as a wedding guest. It was her friend’s wedding.
Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding brides dress shoes shoes and rings
The morning was chilled and chatted and hung out with the girls.
Detail shots are usually Pip’s gig, but on this particular day, I had to step up and capture them. Aimee’s wedding dress looked stunning and was looking forward to seeing her in it.
 Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue rustic-elegant reception barn setup photos
Stepping into the Woolshed-Barn which was only fifty meters from where the girls were getting their hair and makeup done, there was a mixture of the rustiness of the Woolshed with a touch of elegant decorations and detail. Pretty is the word I would use to describe the setup.

Boys getting ready – Motanau Beach

I left the girls getting their beauty on and dashed over to Motanau Beach where the lads were scrubbing up for the wedding. The boys had spent the night before at a batch at Motanau beach and were getting ready at the same location.
 Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding groomsmen toast with beers
As they do, the boys looked relaxed and were busy having some beers.
We got straight down to the business end and shot the guys as they got dressed.
The batch was overlooking the Motanau Beach Island, and the view was just too beautiful not to include in the photos.
After spending time with the boys and was happy with the images, I left the boys to their own devices and went back to join the bride and her bridesmaids.

Girls dressing up in the Tipapa Woolshed Homestead

By the time I got back to the girls, it was time for the bride and bride maids to suit up for the main event.
John, the owner of Tipapa, had kindly allowed the girls to get dressed in the homestead.
The Homestead is a two-story building with large bedrooms upstairs and the living areas downstairs. I fell in love with the furniture which suits the rustic nature of the farm venue and wedding theme.
  bride-bridesmaids dressed up
bride with parents-flowergirls-pageboy at Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding
ride's beautiful dress at Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue
Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding glamorous bride shows off garter
Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue bride on stair of homestead
Aimee simply looked stunning in her Vera Wang wedding dress. With the bride looking gorgeous and elegant in her lovely dress and some time to spare before the wedding ceremony, we utilized the beautiful interior of the homestead to take some photos of the girls.
The photo taking was filled with laughter as the girls kept cracking up, I loved every minute of it. Nothing beats natural smiles and joy in wedding photos.

Outdoor Lawn-Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding- Ceremony

With everyone ready and set to go, it was time for the ceremony to get underway.
The wedding ceremony was short and sweet, and the celebrant kept it humorous and light-hearted.
Flower girls-pageboy walking the aisle at Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue Tipapa Woolshed Wedding Venue bride walks down aisle with father
Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue outdoor lawn ceremony Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding end of ceremony
After the formal family photos which I was glad Pip was at hand to assist me with, I snuck away with the bridal party for more photos around the farm.

Bridal party photo – Tipapa Woolshed Farm Yard

The photos were a blast with the bridal party cracking up and just having a time of their lives, my job became ten times easier.
 Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue bridal party sitting on hay bails
Bridal party infant of barn door Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue groom jumping from top of stairs at Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venuebride-groom sitting infant of barn at Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue
Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding bride standing next to horse cart
Groom-groomsmen standing by vintage petrol pump at Tipapa Woolshed groomsmen and groom photos at Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding
Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue bride by vintage car
Bride-groom kissing infant of barn door
Bride's dress detail for Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding bride-groom standing facing ivy barn at Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue groom kisses bride on forehead at Tipapa Woolshed-Greta Valley
Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding bride -groom infant of homestead backdoor bride-groom trio photos
Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding bride leaning on vintage car
Bride-groom make reception entrance at Tipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue
Tipapa Woolshed Wedding Venue guests having a laugh
Tipapa Woolshed Wedding Venue barn dancingTipapa Woolshed Barn Wedding Venue bride backlit by sun
We had lots of stuff to work with around the venue and we sort of went in a loop around the property until we got back to the lawn where the ceremony had been. By that time all the guest has gone to the Woolshed to wait for the reception kick off.

Wedding Reception

Oooh, what a night! Great speeches, great night had by all including yours truly.
I got to put the cameras away and join my loved one on the party wagon.

Wedding Vendors:

Event styling – Cressy Lane
Stationery – Two Unicorn Creative
Vintage lace garter and lingerie – Hot Damm
Dress – Vera Wang
Shoes – Shoe Connection
Hair – Negeen at Hair Fashion
Engagement Ring – Filigrees Jewellers
Suits – Sergios Merivale
Flowers – Fis Flowers Rangiora
Cake and Cake Jars – Sugar Baby Cakery
Ceremony Musician – Shayna King
Catering – Catering Department
 Celebrant – John Bellwood
Pip and Oz Photography – Wedding Photographers Christchurch