‘Min­gling with our guests af­ter the cer­e­mony and hear­ing they were en­joy­ing them­selves as much as we were made all the ef­fort worth it.’

New Zealand Weddings - - CELEBRATIONS -

Baby steps My lovely three-year-old niece Re­becca was our flower girl and her five-year-old brother Boaz played the part of ring bearer. Re­becca fol­lowed her big brother ev­ery­where on the day and her play­ful innocence, cou­pled with his cheeky smile, lit up our guests’ faces through­out the day. Sea­sonal feast Our guests en­joyed a de­li­cious buf­fet of dishes such as grilled salmon fil­let, roast lamb and fresh sal­ads, while dessert in­cluded pavlova, choco­late mud cake and a deca­dent cheese board. We cou­pled dessert with a three-tiered City Cake Com­pany cre­ation fea­tur­ing tiers of le­mon syrup and choco­late. Spe­cial mo­ments There are a few spe­cial mo­ments I re­mem­ber most clearly from the big day. Min­gling with our guests af­ter the cer­e­mony and hear­ing they were en­joy­ing them­selves as much as us made all the ef­fort worth it. The dance­floor, too, was spe­cial – we chose Frank Si­na­tra’s ‘Fly Me to The Moon’ for our first dance. I’ll never for­get Ig­natius lift­ing me into the air, with light­beams from the fairy­light back­drop sprin­kled around me like fairy­dust.

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