You know a wedding is gonna be exciting when skyping the couple, they ask, ” Have you been to Great Barrier Island?”. And “oh one more thing, can you drive a quad bike?”. My answer to both was “heck yes, I love the Barrier”.
Jase grew up on the bush clad shores of Great Barrier Island. Five hours boat ride from Auckland, the Barrier is a pretty chilled place. Population 862 at last count. Solar power only, a few shops, no internet. Throw in some “adventurous” gravel roads, a couple of keen backpacking tourists for good measure. And of course the Barrier locals. A special breed of smiley (shoes optional) hardy folk. It’s incredibly beautiful and it’s like traveling back in time to New Zealand 20 years ago. If you get the chance definitely check it out.
Jase & Tay’s wedding was equally as chilled. They had a simple ceremony in a little blue and white church. Then an epic party under a marquee with their friends and family. Thanks to Jase & Tay for making us feel like part of the family on the Island.
A big thanks to Ross Marchant for braving the ferry ride and second shooting with me for the weekend!
Jase & Tay decided to initially see each other in a “first look”, on a private beach where they were going to be staying for their honeymoon. Jase waited patiently as Tay made her way down the gravel road to the beach via 4-wheel drive.