When asked if there was anything they would do differently for their New Zealand beach wedding Janelle told us, "No I think your wedding day is your special day not only for the things that went according to plan but also for the imperfections." We love that attitude! There are some things that you simply have no control over at times, so by embracing the process as a whole and seeing it for the bigger picture it really is, you don't set yourself up to be disappointed when little things go wrong.
Currently living in Hong Kong and missing the New Zealand summers at the beach, for Janelle & Ryan it was this that inspired their location. Photographed by CAPTURED BY KERYN, it was held at a holiday home (available for rentals) at the top of a cliff overlooking the iconic Hot Water Beach in the Coromandel. It gave them access to a private beach where they held the ceremony. Janelle says, "The location and surroundings were so beautiful that we decided to go with a very minimalist style and let the venue speak for itself. It's easy to get wrapped up in wedding prep and go over board with the decorations but I kept reminding myself that our wedding isn't how many candles are on the tables."