Tash & Arie’s Low Key Hamilton Wedding

Wedding photographers by trade, Tash and Arie are well versed in weddings, so when it came to their own, they were able to prioritise the important elements. They opted for an intimate forest ceremony in the presence of beautiful baby Ruby, close family and Ruth Gilmour with her camera.

The day didn’t really have a theme,” shares Tash, “it was personal and I just styled it with the things we like. We planned the whole thing in 3 weeks!” The morning of, the pair arranged flowers and got ready together. While the weather didn’t permit the clifftop ceremony they’d planned, they found a clearing in a forest down the road, rolled out their rug and were ready to go.

Pamela Bayes officiated the nuptials and couple tell us they couldn’t have done it without her. “Our ceremony was MADE by this woman. She helped us with all the formal stuff and took great pride in making it perfect for us.” Post ceremony, Tash, Arie and the gang celebrated with a yummy feast at Mavis & Co. in Hamilton.

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Arie and Tash stuck to the essentials when it came to florals, sourcing their blooms from The Flower Crate and arranging the bouquet and boutonniere themselves.
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Arie adopted the ‘something old’ tradition, wearing his fave suit, while Tash scored her lace Keepsake the Label dress for around $100 on Designer Wardrobe. We're as impressed with her bargain hunting abilities as we are with her bridal style!
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It takes a talented photog to impress others in the industry, so there’s no doubt that Ruth Gilmour is a force to be reckoned with. “We LOVE Ruth! She has done photos for us before and we honestly recommend her to anyone we can. She is crazy talented and a great person.” Shares Tash.
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Having planned the wedding in just three weeks, their vendors needed to be pretty flexible and Mavis & Co. went above and beyond. “With our brief notice, the staff pulled it all together for us and were super accommodating with everything.”
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Hand-stamped ceramic key rings crafted by the bride made for special keepsakes for Tash and Arie's guests.
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Credits

Images Ruth Gilmour Photography | Bride's Dress Keepsake the Label | Rings Michael Hill | Celebrant Pamela Bayes | Reception Venue Mavis & Co. | Flowers The Flower Crate | Furniture/Prop Hire Louisiana Lucy | Cake Chrissy Cakes | Ruby's Outfit Pretty Brave | Ruby's Outfit Alba & I | Ruby's Outfit Miss Hazel Kids |


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