Graeme and Shelly chose a beautiful garden with views of Lake Taupo for their wedding.
A lone piper provided the perfect finishing touch to a perfect spot.
"Being joined by family and friends from England, Canada and Australia, made our day really special" explains Shelley, "our only aim was that a good time would be had by all".
With this objective firmly in mind, Shelley and Graeme spared no effort - from hand-made invitations, to gold decorations, to the heart-shaped chocolate favours - everything was carefully planned and made by them. No wonder it took a year to pull it all together.
They chose a black & gold colour theme, starting with Shelley's Millennium collection gold gown and Graeme's tails and bridesmaid Louise's simple black dress and flowing through to the reception's decorations - they even sprayed ivy gold.
Next day they topped the celebrations off with 100 guests to lunch at their farm. These people have energy!
After all that effort, a three day break in the Coromandel was well deserved. Graeme and Shelley hope to get away for a longer 'honeymoon' during winter when the farm work slows down.
And how's married life? "Everyone asks this question a lot" laughs Shelley, "no different from not being married - still madly in love - happy as can be - what more can I say! "