Yesterday we shared a gorgeous wedding from England and today we are off to New Zealand! Truly love that we have readers all over the world! :)
Today’s wedding takes place at Brigewater Country Estate in Auckland’s beautiful remote Kaukapakapa on a gorgeous, golden autumn day. Trav proposed to Amanda at Paris Disneyland on a snowy winters day, so they used that memory as their inspiration for their wedding – a twist of vintage French country meets Alice in Wonderland! The result was a perfect fairytale for the couple. :) Food was in a garden party style with canapés drifting around the garden before dinner. And for more fun, they had a candyfloss (cotton candy for us here in the US) vendor also, so their guests could celebrate after the ceremony with some cotton candy + French Champagne! Congrats to Amanda + Trav!
I had spent the day prior helping my sister-in-law (our florist) put together our bouquets and filling petal cones with my bridesmaids, it was a magical distraction to be imbedded in flowers! My maids and I then spent the evening having a girly slumber party with Mexican food and pampering. I awoke SO early the morning of the wedding so I ran to the beach to do yoga in attempt to calm my nerves. Watching the sun come up on the beach added to the magic of the day. The only thing missing was my husband-to-be!
Most of the decorations (bunting, table numbers, etc.) were made by my bridesmaids and I during fun craft days leading up to the wedding or gifted to us by friends.
We wanted our main focus for the day to be on fun and togetherness, including our friends and family as much as we could as they are so dear to us. We had everyone at the ceremony shout all together “We now pronounce you husband and wife” which was such a fun way to include everyone.
My favorite moment of the day was hard to pick, maybe running around in the golden light and autumn leaves with Trav and our closest friends in our bridal party? But seeing my love at the end of the aisle definitely had to be the icing on the cake :)
Congrats to Amanda + Trav!
photography: Coralee & Alex // dress designer, garter + hair piece: Kate Dowman // venue: Brigewater Country Estate // bridal shoes: Designed by the bride through Shoes of Prey // make-up: Alicia Patterson (Friend of bride) // hair: Blaze New Market // celebrant: Rochelle Fleming // flowers: Mariesa Fell (Groom’s sister) // suits: Working Style // ties + brooches: Crane Brothers // cake: Leeto // cotton candy: Candy Floss