One of the things I loved most about the build-up to my brother’s wedding was working with their friends to pull all the details together. Plenty of hard work had gone on before we even landed in Queenstown – clearing their back garden of the waist-high grass and weeds ready for the big day, as well as huge amounts of planning and prop gathering – and then it was all hands on deck on the days leading up the wedding to add the details that would transform the garden and house into a gorgeous venue.
Watching the garden take shape was so inspiring, and it was wonderful adding all the finishing touches on the morning of the wedding, knowing that the bride wouldn’t see them until she walked down the aisle. It really proves how far a tiny budget can go when there are lots of creative and practical people who are willing to get stuck in and help out. From carpentry, to cooking, to crafting and flower arranging, everything was done by friends and family to create a magical setting for my brother and his wife-to-be’s special day.
Pictures from the wedding itself will follow soon.