The ro­man­tic wed­ding of Si­mon & Lucinda

'The cer­e­mony was tra­di­tional and heart­felt with only a few dry eyes in the church.'

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A love of art and design brought Lucinda and Si­mon to­gether, and the cou­ple planned a stun­ning wed­ding with per­sonal touches that re­flected their shared pas­sions. Lucinda tells us more…

We chose an el­e­gant rus­tic aes­thetic, fea­tur­ing a soft, earthy colour pal­ette with lots of nat­u­ral tim­ber, raw linen, milk crates, wild flow­ers and olive leaves. Be­ing a de­signer my­self, and hav­ing a cre­ative-minded/handy­man fi­ancé, we spent week­ends to­gether re­work­ing vin­tage trea­sures from the fam­ily farm into signs, can­dle­hold­ers, drinks trays, ves­sels for flow­ers, bunt­ing, and a wreath en­twined with fairy lights that hung above our dance floor. The re­cep­tion ta­bles fea­tured rus­tic olive leaf gar­lands, and scat­tered amongst the green­ery were white roses and wild flow­ers.

Guests re­ceived a per­sonal note from Si­mon and me telling them why they are so spe­cial to us, and de­scrib­ing

our fond­est mem­o­ries with them. We de­vel­oped an art­work and printed it on tea tow­els for per­son­alised favours.

We wanted our wed­ding to have some ref­er­ence to my home­town of Christchurch, which is where we first met. We dis­cov­ered the art­work of Rekin­dle and bought over 40 lit­tle houses that were made from the Christchurch ru­ins. These were scat­tered amongst the ta­ble gar­lands with pens for guests to sign. They are now a beau­ti­ful sculp­tural piece in our home.

The cer­e­mony was tra­di­tional and heart­felt with only a few dry eyes in the church. Then, while we were hav­ing pho­tos taken, guests walked the venue’s sculp­ture trail and en­joyed canapés amongst the vines. As we ar­rived at the re­cep­tion, we were greeted with a nap­kin cer­e­mony (a French tra­di­tion), cheer­ing and clap­ping. Af­ter a beau­ti­ful din­ner we danced out­doors for the rest of the evening.

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