NATALIE & RITCHIE

My Wedding - - HAIR & BEAUTY -

Bride: Natalie Matassa Groom: Ritchie McKendry Re­side: NZ Pho­tog­ra­pher: Amanda Wignell, www.awp.co.nz Venue: Grace­hill Vine­yard Es­tate, www.grace­hill.co.nz Cel­e­brant: Alice Wors­ley, www.pas­sages.co.nz

BRIDE’S GOWN

Brides Cor­ner, www.bridescorner.co.nz

GROOM’S & GROOMS­MEN’S AT­TIRE

Exclusive Suits, www.ex­clu­sivesuit­hire.co.nz

FLOW­ERS

www.vid­abela.co.nz

HAIR

Sarah Knight

MAKEUP

Chrise Page John­son

CAKE & CUP­CAKES

Sweet Bites Cakes, www.sweet­bitescakes.co.nz

STA­TIONERY

Tass Print, www.tassprint.co.nz

PROPS & BAL­LOONS

www.hel­li­um­bal­loons.co.nz

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT

Andy Wil­son, www.andy­wilsondj.co.nz

LIT­TLE EX­TRAS

The cou­ple chose their own vows with help from their cel­e­brant. A good friend read a poem to break up the cer­e­mony.

MOST MEM­O­RABLE MO­MENT

Walk­ing down the aisle! We had prac­ticed to the tim­ing of the song at re­hearsal and were so pleased that I worked it out spot on! And, of course, see­ing my hus­band-to-be, wait­ing for me at the bot­tom of the steps in the rotunda! But there are many mo­ments through­out the day that were just as mem­o­rable like the speeches and our first dance (which we had lessons for).

SPE­CIAL MEN­TION

It was an emo­tional day not hav­ing my brother there, who sadly passed away 4 years ago. How­ever, I was able to in­clude his chil­dren - my niece as my flower girl and my nephew as ring bearer. There were also two grand­par­ents who had passed on that could not be with us. I was also grate­ful to three of my friends who could do set up for me in terms of dec­o­rat­ing dance room, set­ting menus, favour boxes and ta­ble names on ta­bles, or­gan­is­ing seat­ing based on seat­ing plan, putting petal cones out, guest­book and wed­ding chest. I was very for­tu­nate to have huge help from my mother, who loved ev­ery mo­ment of the process! We are happy to be hus­band and wife now af­ter 9.5 years, and we are look­ing for­ward to what the fu­ture holds for us!

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