Location Guide

Step 1: Identify Your Style

The style is simply identifying what type of photography you like. When chosing your style, we recommend that you pick no more then two. It is great to have variety within your wedding photography but a consistent style results in beautiful documentation of your wedding day.

How about an alleyway or an old warehouse with epic metalwork and rustic windows? Brick walls with graffiti can also serve as a fantastic backdrop. If you're after something unique, this setting can add some striking contrast.

Natural settings are popular because outdoor light is so flattering and easy to work with. Most native areas and farms work well for this style. If you like to be active, a natural setting will provide the most freedom.

Nature has similar benefits to the natural style, where you can make the most of the soft ambient light outside. It also allows for creative and blurred backdrops. This is perfect for those that love adventuring in the outdoors!

What are your passions? Channel that into a customized shoot somewhere you love. With your surfboard at the beach? The golf course? The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.

Step 2: Choose Your Venue

Quality venues play a big part in creating the overall theme for your wedding. Places like these have a lot of picturesque locations on their property.

The Orlando Country Club
The Orlando Country Club is a country venue just minutes from Palmerston North. Their lake house building overlooks lakes, a golf course, driving range and an awesome rural view! If you're searching for a rustic wedding venue, this is the one for you.

Wharerata Function Centre is located at Massey University. This tranquil homestead and gardens provide a private and picturesque backdrop for your special day. Whether a large or small wedding, this venue works perfectly for both!

Hiwinui Country Estate
Hiwinui Country Estate is a luxury boutique lodge located in the Manawatu on a family-run estate, which has been onsite since 1886. Their spacious property means there is plenty of room for all parts of your wedding day; guests can be inside, hang out by the lake or walk around the gardens.

Makoura Lodge
Makoura Lodge is located on incredible rural land with breathtaking views of New Zealand’s landscape. They're your all in one wedding venue, complete with an indoor/outdoor ceremony area, reception for up to 110 guests, accommodation and delicious food.

Caroline's Creative Interiors
Caroline's Creative Interiors features a 100 year old homestead, beautiful gardens and the cutest gift shop called ‘Design & Desire'. This venue is perfect for an outdoor wedding.

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