Ben and Ruth are a chilled out Kiwi couple who believe in keeping it real. They wanted a wedding that reflected that, with a focus on friends, family and the things that matter rather than the complicated trimmings. A country wedding at the chocolate-box-cute church down the road from Ruth's parents' home was followed by a reception at the local hall of small Hawke's Bay settlement, Maraekakaho.

They left the location planning to us and really took on board our little chat about focusing on the joy of being together and forgetting we were there documenting it with our cameras. And that, of course, is when the magic happened...

Photographers: Eva Bradley & Andrew Caldwell

Venue: Christ Church, Pukehou & Maraekakaho Community Hall