Young love comes no sweeter than that shared by Louise and Ryan. These two are the best of friends and together were utterly unfazed by the less-than-ideal circumstances surrounding their bohemian-inspired Taupō wedding day. To cut to the chase, the wedding was nearly called off. Having lost 25% of his bodyweight in the weeks leading up the the big day Ryan was admitted to hospital the day before and told that he had a life-threatening condition. The doctor declared that the wedding and all honeymoon arrangements should certainly be cancelled! After being rushed to Rotorua via ambulance they were given the all-clear by a second opinion. Phew! For most people who are told they are potentially about to die, stress levels would hit the ceiling, but Ryan took it all in his stride. The day itself was utterly serene. To the unknowing you could never have guessed what had unfolded only days prior. Louise and Ryan married outside the quaint Fletcher’s Church at Huka Falls Resort. As ominous clouds lingered overhead a certain stillness permeated the atmosphere as they committed themselves in lifelong devotion to one another. Beautiful. Everything was beautiful. Their attitude and presence, their love, the people, the land, the rain. The greatness that was Louise & Ryan continued late into the night as they partied at The Hilton.