The romantic wedding of Simon & Lucinda
'The ceremony was traditional and heartfelt with only a few dry eyes in the church.'
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.