Amazing D.I.Y. Wedding at Tawatawa Reserve - Cal and Carraldo

I feel like there have been so many highlights this wedding season and I'm so excited to share this one with you all! I was very lucky to be a part of Cal and Carraldo's amazing wedding as a second shooter for Jenny Siaosi

My day started off photographing Cal and the boys getting ready at Worser Bay, which we would come back to later on for the reception. We then all jumped into Cal's car (all 6 of us) and made our way to the top of Tawatawa Reserve in Owhiro Bay.

Woser Bay Boat Club changing rooms
Groomsmen fixing Grooms tie 
Worser Bay Boating Club Wellington

Getting married on top of a hill that has 360 views of Wellington with all your friends, family and pet dog sounds like a pretty good idea to me! Cal and Carraldo did exactly that. Whats even better is the fact that Cal walked to the top of this hill with all his guests and Carraldo arrived to the ceremony with her girls in a cute yellow truck. Amazing!

One of the best outdoor wedding venues Wellington that I have seen
Dogs are a mans bestfriend
Bride and Bridesmaids arriving to wedding ceremony location
Both parents walking Bride down the ceremony aisle
Bride hugging her father on wedding day
Tawatawa Reserve is a great place for a Wellington wedding venue
Groom looking happy on his wedding day
Bride and Groom exchanging vows on their wedding day
Khaki green wedding dresses for Bridesmaids
Bride and Groom exchanging wedding rings 
Wedding ceremony with amazing views of Wellington, New Zealand city
Groom walks his Bride down the wedding aisle during Wellington wedding
Erskine College can be used as a outdoor wedding venue Wellington
Bridal party standing in front of Graffiti wall for bridal photos
Groom and Groomsmen wedding photo
Houghton Bay bridal party wedding photos
Bride and Groom hold hands for wedding photo
Groom kisses his Bride in wedding photo

Cal and Carraldo did such an amazing job with decorating their reception hall at Worser Bay Boat Club (I think the zimmer frame was already there as part of the club but it added a quirky touch!). 

There is a really cool story about all the different dinner plates. A family member collected these from different second hand shops around Wellington and guests were invited to take home their dinner plate that they ate off as a special keepsake. I've also got to mention how amazing all the food looked (and tasted!). So many amazing salads and a big shout out goes to the guys on the BBQ! 

The entrance to Worse Bay Boat Club
Worser Bay boat club is great for a D.I.Y wedding venue
D.I.Y wedding catering Wellington
Golden hour is a great time to take wedding photos

I'd like to end this post by just saying how much I enjoyed this day. This was everything a wedding should be, great company and good times! Congratulations to Cal and Carraldo and all the best for your happy future together.