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
This was a spectacular and wonderful wedding to be part of. The gorgeous Myer family of Australia and their daughter getting married to Justin at their Lodge in Wanaka - Whare Kea.
A beautiful elegant and poised lady with divine friends. Who all carried off everyting they did with charm, sincerity and a hint of mischeviousness.
The week of was a busy flurry of activity with the erection of a marquee on the grounds of the lodge, flowers arriving, signs and wedding preprations all in full swing. I got to spend a day with the ladies prior to the wedding doing a few beauty essentials. It was so amazing to hear the band and Bobby Valentine practice whilst doing this.
Lucy and her bridal party were so much fun, lots of laughter and hilarity on the morning of and not a stress in sight. My team of 4 kept it all smoothly on track and worked hard towards the deadline for the nuptials.
So wrapt that Wanaka turned on possible one of the best days of Summer for this wedding.
Catering: Aspiring Catering
Photography: Alpine Image Co
Venue: Whare Kea Lodge
Flowers: Andrea Crawford
Planner: Gill Lonie at Whare Kea
Dresses – Monique Lhuillier (bride and bridesmaids)
Band: Bobby Valentine
Hair and Makeup - Road To Beauty Team, Theresa, Katie, Sally & Deirdre
Sound: Entertainment Solutions
Celebrant: Jools McKnight
Marquee: Marquees over Wanaka