Surrounded by family and friends Daniel and Julia said their vows on the shores of the stunning Lakes Lodge Lake Okataina Wedding Venue. It was a lovely warm sunny day with a little cloud cover which is literally picture perfect weather. Lakes Lodge Lake Okataina Weding Venue really was the perfect fit for their wedding.
Daniel and Julia are both from a farming background and are into hunting, fishing, good food and wine. They liked the native bush and lake setting that Lakes Lodge Okataina provides.
Their ceremony was put together perfectly for them by their Celebrant Fiona Hastie. Daniel and Julia chose to have their wedding ceremony at the lake edge spot with the strikingly blue Lake Okataina in the background. There were loads of laughs shared with their bridal party, made up of 8 of their good friends and family. Daniel and Julia’s children were very much a big part of their day as well.
I could tell their day had been very well thought out. The personal touches and items provided by their awesome wedding vendors were very much in keeping with their NZ nature and outdoor theme. From Julia’s gorgeous wedding earrings from Zoe and Morgan, wedding signs by Younique Collective, Julia’s wedding dress by Grace Loves Lace and Lets not forget the amazingly delicious wedding cake made of cheese! yum!
The venue provides plenty of photo locations so there was no need to travel off site. We used the bush glade area as well as the lake edge as the backdrop for the photos of the bride and groom with their family, guests and bridal party. During the wedding reception we popped out for a few sunset photos with just the bride and groom on the jetty also.
All in all it was a fun and chilled out day. It was such a pleasure to be their wedding photographer and share the wedding day with a such a down to earth fun loving group of people.