Making a weekend of it at Tui Ridge

Oh Joy Tauranga Pop Up Wedding

Garden weddings, amirite!

Nothing quite says special occasion like a beautiful garden venue. Throw in the Kaimai Ranges as your back drop, and bam, you've got yourself one epic wedding situation! That is of course, when the weather plays in your favour, which it did (phew!), on this wonderful weekend last November when we married a bunch of even more wonderful couples at Tui Ridge, near Tauranga.

We were very lucky to have the uber talented Stacey from Oh Joy Photography join us for the weekend - you've got to be a super star to shoot six weddings in one weekend! We were also joined by our favourite Bay celebrant, Nicki Sunderland, had delicious cakes by Kex Specialty Kitchen, bridal florals from Sweetpea & Jasmine, and the very cool Celene from Critique Function Services rocking the bar and just generally being an amazing side-kick.

If you're planning your own Tauranga wedding, we would absolutely recommend all of these talented people!

So with all that said - where is the Tauranga date for next season you ask?!

We take a lot of care to make your wedding day the best day ever, and because of the nature of what we do and how we do it, we have decided to stick with venues that have a solid indoor option - blame all these cyclones, they make us paranoid af! Our dream would be to return to Tui Ridge one day with this bad boy in tow. Can. you. imagine!

Until that day comes - the next best option is our spectacular new Waikato venue, The Hall, near Matamata, a bit of a hike for our BOP lovers, but a great option if you feel like running away and having a weekend elopement instead! 

In the meantime, enjoy some of the many highlights from our Tauranga pop-up wedding weekend last November...

xx Team Skinny


S & D

These two were all smiles, all day, because that's what happens when you get to marry one of your best friends. Flick through to check out that sweet wedding ride too!


W & T

Another super relaxed pair of lovers, making it official after 8 years.  They headed off afterwards to get matching tattoos which we fully endorse, yasssss!


M & D

Get you a man who proposes via a Hello Kitty birthday cake! These two are couple goals, swoon.


J & C

Where do we even start, it was like attending our good friends' wedding with these two, who swiped right and never looked back! Two babes, under a treehouse k.i.s.s.i.n.g.


S & K

Turns out, you really can find "...a friend in the Breeze"... or even better a husband or wife.  These two bonded over a shared love of old tunes and now have an amazing family together. 

Jilly Taipua