DIY destination wedding NZ | Maungaturoro {Northland-Auckland-Waikato lifestyle couple-engagement photographer} Claire and Josh

I spent a great weekend away at March destination DIY wedding at Maungaturoro {Northland} with amazing couple Clair & Josh. Couple contacted me around a year ago from Australia to book their wedding at family farm in Maungaturoro {Northland}. I been happy to travel from Hamilton through the Auckland to Northland for capture special moments for this couple.

Need to say guys met each other 7 years ago and Josh made his proposal at their 5 years anniversary of dating, at weekend away in Sydney while they been out for dinner. What a romantic moments!

Getting ready moments starts for us at Mangawhai Heads {Northland} in beautiful house. 

We took ride on old retro car Valiant with stunning Clair and her 2 loving fun bridesmaids - Sophie and Robyn. It was great to heard some story about this car from her only one owner for years. Josh at this moment been waiting his bride at the farm with his 2 groomsmen - brother Ethan and best friend Brad.

This wedding was really special as a lot of items been hand-made with love by couple's family and friends. It's amazing how rustic and beautiful can be DIY weddings!

There was rows of hay instead chairs, hand-made arch where couple exchanged their vows, retro suitcases, wooden items and much more.

What a fun and full of love atmosphere! Claire & Josh just amazing couple! Happy future together! 

Great Creative team:

Dress: ASOS Suit: Ron Bennett
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Jewellery: Samantha Wills
Celebrant: Clare Hayward
MC: Chris, Josh's uncle
Band: Pat for president
and Levien & Lens Photography {Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga lifestyle wedding photographer} 

Thank you Matt for be a second photographer on the day! You done a great job! :)

Enjoy this video and gallery!

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