Jordie & Dusty

backyard marquee Ōtaki wedding

Leap day, 2020.

Jordie & Dusty were married at Jordie’s childhood house at Ōtaki Beach, under the family tree.

The best vendors from across the Kapiti Coast and Wellington were involved. It was the biggest party in town, on the most unique day of the year.

other vendors who made this backyard wedding awesome:

Clear Marquee: Hiremaster
Celebrant: Leland Ruwhiu
Hair & make up: Makeup by Seborah, Lana Rose Makeup, Jamie Daly
Lighting: Grouse Lighting
Tables & Chairs: Mustard Folk
Coordinator: Kelly Lensen, wedding planner
Florist/ Stylist: Wild Rose Levin
Cake: That Little Cake Shop, Paraparaumu
Catering: Sunday Cantina
Photo booth: Wild Mint Photo booths
Drinks Caravan: Sadie Swoon
Musician: Bailee Tava
DJ: DJ Atu-D2
Ōtaki Coffee shop: Lean-To Coffee

the wedding photos

bride getting ready before big day

bride getting hair & makeup done in mirror

canoe polo world champions 2016

groom getting dressed before wedding day

dog socks

to mickey to meke groom doing hair

boys putting socks on deck

groomsmen with bicycles

groomsmen cycling to wedding ceremony

bride & groom hipster photo in otaki coffee shop

coffee here

wedding bridal party through the legs of a dog

otaki beach wedding photo sunny day

otaki wedding photos on otaki beach

creative photo of bride reflected in sunglasses

wedding surfboard guestbook

seating plan for wedding reception

table setting in wedding reception, wine, canapes

bride & groom reception entrance

cheers! salute!

maori haka at wedding reception

wedding crashers prop for photobooth photos

bride & groom first dance outside

backyard wedding under the moon and stars

clear marquee at backyard wedding

limbo dancing at wedding dancefloor

wedding dancefloor under clear marquee

kapiti photobooth photo of a wedding

otaki photo booth

double exposure bride & groom with bokeh festoon lights

If you loved this, you may like the backyard weddings of Bridget & Nick and Zoe & Myles.

Bridget & Nick

Rustic Backyard Festival Wedding – Pukerua Bay, Wellington

Who says a wedding dress needs to be white?

Who says it needs to be a dress at all?

Bridget & Nick’s rustic wedding was a backyard festival wedding of the very best kind – at Bridget’s parent’s house in Pukerua Bay, Wellington.

There was food truck deliciousness, live band raucousness, and majestic sunset goodness.

Yep, a festival in the backyard. How everyone should get married in 2020.

other vendors who made this day awesome

Venue: Bridget’s Dad’s house, Pukerua Bay
Marquee: Stretch Tents
Food Truck: Beat Kitchen weddding food truck
Coordinator: Kelly Lensen, wedding planner
Band: Zephyr, Wellington covers band

the photos

Pukerua Bay wedding

wedding ring on brides hand

bride & groom holding hands during ceremony

first kiss at backyard festival wedding wellington

wedding first kiss

wedding hugs & kisses

wedding family photos

food truck serving up food at wedding

connect 4 wedding games

games pick up sticks at wedding

beat kitchen food truck at marquee wedding

marquee at wedding in backyard, pukerua bay

Traditional greek dancing at wedding

Zephyr wedding covers band

backyard festival wedding in Pukerua Bay

If you loved this, why not check out other backyard weddings on our blog, including Zoe & Myles on the Kapiti Coast!

Zoe & Myles

Te Horo, Kapiti Coast

Zoe & Myles – a rock n roll backyard Te Horo Wedding on the Kapiti Coast in Zoe’s parent’s house – marquee & food trucks and all round goodness.

’til death indeed.


Food Truck: Dutchy’s Burger Joint
Bar: Sadie Swoon
Band: The Ratbags
Hair: Studio 191
Makeup: Emma Doolan
Cake: Vicki Eats
Flowers: Central Wellington Flower Market
Prop Hire: Made Lovely
Neon Sign: Neon Light Lab
Photography: us of course!

Zoe & Myles’ wedding has also been featured over on Rock n Roll Bride – the ultimate guide for alternative brides.

te horo



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dutchys burger van

kapiti wedding photos

till death neon sign at wedding

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