High Tea Heaven

My Wedding - - DIY | CENTREPIECE -

Bride’s full name: Es­ther Ni­cole Roberts Groom’s full name: Adam Slee Date of Wed­ding: 22/09/12 Bud­get: 30,000 - $40,000

Theme: English Gar­den High Tea The pro­posal: On 2nd March this year Adam flew me to Pauanui, the first time I had been in a plane pi­loted by him - a great ex­pe­ri­ence! He had ar­ranged through a friend of ours there a pic­nic on the deck of a gor­geous home over look­ing the beach. Af­ter we ate he said he wanted to take pic­tures of me look­ing out at the wa­ter - so to turn around. I com­pletely fell for it and when I turned back around I found him down on one knee with the ring. We had looked at rings to­gether but he wanted the fi­nal de­sign to be a sur­prise and what a beau­ti­ful sur­prise it was - a gor­geous 7 di­a­mond ring that he had had de­signed and made. Plan­ning: Self-planned, with help from my mum and in­put from Ge­orge at Orakei Bay, and Lisa from Beau­ti­ful Events. Cer­e­mony: St Ai­dans Church, Re­muera. I at­tended Cor­ran School where ev­ery Wed­nes­day morn­ing the school would walk up the road to at­tend chapel ser­vice there. Be­ing a choir mem­ber I walked down that aisle with the choir ev­ery week through­out high school - now this time as a bride! Re­cep­tion: Orakei Bay. Right from the start we wanted a wed­ding with a bit of dif­fer­ence, some­thing that re­flected our per­son­al­i­ties and wouldn't stretch late into the night. I had been to High Tea's be­fore and loved the at­mos­phere - light hearted but still with a sense of oc­ca­sion. Be­cause we were hav­ing a day wed­ding we wanted a bit of a gar­den feel with win­dows/out­door views. We set­tled on Orakei Bay, es­pe­cially be­cause it could cater for a larger group.

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