New Zealand wedding portrait of the couple posing together on top of the eroded remnants of the Lyttelton volcano
As the sun went down on this beautiful afternoon, the couple posed together on top of the eroded remnants of the Lyttelton volcano.
This couple decided to have a very small and private wedding shared only between themselves with no other guests or family in attendance. They chose to be married at home near the scenic town of Canterbury, New Zealand which, in addition to its immense beauty and lush, natural environment, is also a town full of rich history. Its location, situated near a harbor, the rolling Port Hills, and the Lyttelton volcano, made the perfect setting for this intimate and romantic wedding. Despite the small size of the wedding, it was important for the couple to document this day.
Before the ceremony, the bride prepares at home in the bathroom while her wedding dress hangs on a mirror just outside the door.
Even though their family was not in attendance, they still sent along a lovely gift of colorful macarons with a touching note sending along their best wishes from afar.
Christchurch New Zealand backyard home wedding photo of a couple with the perfect view for their marriage
This couple didn’t need to go far to have the perfect setting for their wedding, choosing to be married in their own home in Christchurch. Here, the bride and groom exchange vows with a view of the beautiful town and rolling hills behind them.
New Zealand backyard wedding image of two little boys enjoying themselves and looking out the large sliding door to the balcony
These two little boys enjoying themselves and looking out the large sliding door to the balcony had a blast while serving as the only two witnesses of the day.
The small ceremony certainly made for a private and emotional day, and the groom had to reach for a tissue for the bride when she began to get emotional while reading her vows.
Christchruch wedding day photography showing the couple, now happily married and smiling, reflected in the large balcony window
We can see the couple, now happily married and smiling, reflected in the large balcony window as they walk together hand-in-hand.
Port Hills, Christchurch New Zealand wedding image of The bride and groom walking by the shining waters of the harbor
After the ceremony, the couple decided to take a scenic walk through the Port Hills, surrounded by the shining waters of the harbor.
Godley Head, Christchurch NZ Wedding day Portrait of The bride and groom kissing and enjoying the last rays of the afternoon sun
The couple finally stops at Godley Head to take a break on a large, rocky cliff overlooking the hills and water as they kiss and enjoy the last rays of the afternoon sun.