Candace & Aimee
I had the pleasure of meeting Danielle and Josh in Winter of 2016. It was well prior to their wedding in Summer and we had chatted over a coffee/wine, needless to say, we hit it off instantly. I could see on that day, even though Danielle had been rushing around meeting all her wedding vendors, her natural beauty shone through. I knew she was going to look incredibly beautiful and would be a graceful bride. Their devotion to and admiration of each other was so nice to see.
It was a fun morning with a great group of lovely ladies who kept Danielle calm and looked after her really well. The arrival of the flowers was spectacular and Jenny from Studio 24 had done an amazing job.
Criffel was the venue set up and styled beautifully. This place is so truly rustic and epitomises a great Central Otago wedding. The area outside lends itself to ambience and fires lit at night all make for a fun party atmosphere for all.
The newlyweds snuck away for a photo session with the talented Jim Pollard who ticked all the boxes for epic mountain shots.
Danielle and Josh were also super excited about their romantic Honeymoon planned to: Italy, USA and The Maldives.
I hope all their desires, wishes and hopes for the future all come true.
Makeup: Deirdre of Road To Beauty
Florist: Jenny at Studio 24
Dress by: Sanet Strydom at Masq Couture
Beautiful Bridesmaids: Debbie Brouwers, Jessica O'Hare, Sarah Johns
Bridesmaids Dresses: MAIDS by Rory Beca
Venue: Criffel Station Woolshed
Caterer: Kim at Moreish Kitchen
Celebrant: Caitlin Harvey
Photographer: Jim Pollard
It is emails like the one below we received from Kelsi's Mother so shortly after the wedding day, that gives us all such immense job satisfaction! Such a heartfelt note to Sally and I. We were so thrilled to hear how well the day went for this gorgeous bride, groom and her family - despite the lack of picture perfect weather conditions. Being able to achieve such lovely wedding hair and makeup for you all that lasted the distance was such a pleasure. Thank you wedding photographers Wayne and Jan of Aspiring Photography.
I love this Italian proverb "Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata." Translated it means "a wet bride is a lucky bride."
Dear Deirdre and Sally
"Thank you very much for the hair and beauty services you provided for my daughters wedding. It was a pleasure to have you in our home providing not only the beauty treatments but advice and support on the actual day.
I find it difficult to find the right words to express how wonderful you made us all look and feel for such a special event. I thought Kelsi and Philippa looked so beautiful and elegant, their hair and make up looked amazing. I was stunned at my hair and make up, probably did not give that reaction when I first saw myself but after 57 years of seeing myself in the mirror it was difficult to process how amazing I actually looked, definitely a better me. Old and married I had 4 compliments that day from staff at the hotel and hotel guests plus my husband and family, more than I can ever remember in my lifetime. A special day for me as well as the bride!
Kelsi's hair and make up survived the weather and especially the helicopter trip where they got stuck on the mountain for over an hour due to bad weather. Despite the change in weather we had an awesome and truly magical day.
I can honestly say that I would recommend everyone who helped us on the day: the people/businesses etc we chose exceeded our expectations in the quality of service they provided, they were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and together made Kelsi and Joe's wedding a truly memorable day for all the right reasons.
Thank you so very much for being a part of my daughters wedding" - Ros Heads
Venue: Edgewater Resort
Transport: Classic Car Journeys
Party Hire: Wanaka Marquee & Party Hire
Wedding Hire: Wanaka Dreams
Celebrant: Wayne Johnson
Cake: Cakes of Wanaka
Hair and Makeup: Road To Beauty, Sally Sharp (HAIR), Deirdre Read (MUA)
Beauty & Wedding Preparations: Road To Beauty
Photographers: Aspiring Photography
Groom Hair: Brooklyn Barbers
And of course our Bride - Kelsi and Groom - Joe:)