Ash­ley & Nathan

Smiles, heart­felt speeches and tons of de­li­cious food made this New Zealand wed­ding un­for­get­table

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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!”

GUESTS 65.

DATE

Fe­bru­ary 26, 2016

VENUE

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.”

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