New Zealand Handmade Wedding: Aleisha + Jared

new zealand wedding

With Jared being a musician + Aleisha a photographer/designer, they really wanted to bring those elements of them as a couple into their wedding. Jared sung to Aleisha as she walked down the aisle – and they named all of their reception tables after cameras + guitars. How fun! Aleisha’s mother also made over 100 garlands that had tiny music note love hearts strung on them for the reception. Super sweet. They really wanted their wedding day to feel like one big party + celebration and I think they totally succeeded! Thanks to Benjamin and Elise Photography for the gorgeous photos!

blue wedding heels

bridesmaids with high buns

groom getting ready

guitar cuff links


Jared sung Aleisha down the aisle to Love is Waiting by Brooke Fraser – such a special moment for both of them!

groom singing

new zealand ceremony

new zealand ceremony


They exited the ceremony to Son of Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield which was pretty perfect since Jared’s Dad is a church Pastor  – who also married them!

new zealand bride and groom

new zealand bridal party

new zealand bridal party

new zealand bridal party

bridesmaids glitter

Aleisha: When I entered to walk down the aisle and all the guests started clapping and cheering – such a great feeling! Oh and Jared singing me down aisle!

bridesmaids with high buns

green and blue bouquet

new zealand bride and groom

new zealand bride and groom

groomsmen

new zealand bride and groom

new zealand bride and groom

bridal table, love mugs filled with flowers

bride and groom entrance

new zealand reception

sandwich and dessert table

sandwich and dessert table

bride and groom cutting cake

My advice for those planning a wedding, is to go with what you want, not necessarily the traditions of what should be expected. Also have someone that can keep you on track, so you don't get distracted! Try to work with people who understand what you want, as you will have a lot of people give their opinions on what they think. Keep your ideas to close family & friends - not everyone needs to know until it has all come together on the big day!

photography: Benjamin and Elise Photography // venue: Grand Mercure Monaco Resort // event design: Bride // floral design: Blue Bell Florist // wedding dress: Bride designed it and had it made by Lainee Hermsen // shoes: Overland // bridesmaid dresses: Light in the Box // makeup: Michelle Nalder Makeup Artist //  grooms suit: Nelson Tailors Menswear // paper goods: Bride // catering: Monaco Resort & Karen Markland // cake: Bride’s Mother
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Comments

  1. The glitter looks so fun and the guitar cuffs are adorable!

  2. My future husband is going to sing hands remember as I walk down the aisle with another friend playing guitar and another playing violin. I have gotten a lot of negative feedback about this surprisingly! How did it work out? Any feedback! Thanks! Beautiful wedding!

    • To Janelle, it was absolutely beautiful being sung down the isle! Not
      Many people get to experience it! Be a little different and go for what you want not what your friends want!

  3. How beautiful! I love the processing on the photography especially, and that dress is absolutely gorgeous! That simple veil was the perfect choice.

  4. Awww yay so exciting to
    See our wedding photos up!
    To Janelle, it was absolutely beautiful been sung down the isle! Not
    Many people get to experience it! Be a little different and go for what you want not what your friends want!

  5. Ohhh Hydrangeas! I had hydrangeas too :) So pretty!

  6. Love the photo processing on the B&W images. Looks stunning.

  7. Great photography! I couldn’t stop looking (and being amazed) at all these photos!

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