Ashley & Nathan
Smiles, heartfelt speeches and tons of delicious food made this New Zealand wedding unforgettable
Ashley woke up early to catch the sunrise with her bridesmaids, then after coffee and a walk on the beach, they headed off to get ready. The girls shared bubbly and sushi as they relaxed together, but it wasn’t until the bride put her dress on that all the excitement really hit – she couldn’t wait for her groom to see her! As Ashley began walking down the aisle, she couldn’t stop smiling and as soon as she saw Nathan she had to stop herself from running to him! The couple snuck off for photos, then it was on to the reception, where they feasted on amazing food and the bride’s dad and Nathan blew guests away with their beautiful words.
DATE February 26, 2016.
PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Tatterson (paul tatterson.com). “We wanted someone who would blend into the background and have a good time. Nathan and I were so thrilled with the final images.”
DRESS & VEIL Dress by Akira Isogawa and veil by Lisa Gowing, both from David Jones (davidjones.com.au). “I didn’t really have a picture in my mind about what I wanted, so it was pure luck when I found my gown. And when I tried on the veil, it instantly completed the look.”
JEWELLERY Earrings from Samantha Wills (samanthawills.com). “The simple drop style was exactly what I wanted.”
HAIR & MAKEUP Hair by Mod’s Hair (modshair.co.nz), and makeup by Emma Robinson (+64 21 772 762).
GROOM’S SUIT Roger David (rogerdavid. com.au). “He looked so handsome!”
BRIDESMAID DRESSES Zimmermann (zimmermannwear.com). “Navy blue is a colour that suits everyone!”
PLANNER & STYLIST Hayley from Hayley and Co. (hayleyandco.nz). “She’s one of my best friends in the whole world and she really took care of all the details.”
STATIONERY Invitations from White Willow Paper at Etsy (etsy.com/au/shop/WhiteWillowPaper), and menus by Just My Type (justmytype.co.nz). “They were a perfect fit for our theme.”
FLOWERS Josie at Sweetpea Weddings (sweetpeaweddings.co.nz). “I wanted super-simple white floral bouquets.”
CEREMONY & RECEPTION White House Black, Halswell, New Zealand (white houseblack.co.nz). “It was the first and only place we looked at, so I definitely feel like it was meant to be!”
CELEBRANT Rob Thomson. “We had a short, sweet and intimate ceremony. It was perfect and suited us well.”
CATERING White Tie Catering (whitetie catering.co.nz). “They crafted our menu perfectly – we wanted everyone to be well fed! Every dish had elements of our personal tastes threaded through.”
CAKE Cakes by Anna (cakesbyanna.co. nz). “I really wanted a naked cake that was simple but delicious. Nathan and I chose a lemon cake with buttercream icing – and it was amazing!”
February 26, 2016
White House Black, Halswell, NZ
“The outdoor setting was perfect.”
“I went for a natural look.”
“I wanted the night to go on forever.”
“Nath did a really beautiful toast to his late dad.”