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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fresh Blue & Yellow DIY Wedding by Vela Images...

Isn't this just the sweetest happiest little wedding you ever did see? Greta from Vela Images has done a spectacular job of capturing the essence of Cherie & Rob's day. They have put some many little touches into it to make it their own, it's lovely to see couples infuse so much of their personality into the decor. I particularly love the dahlias & billy buttons in their bouquet. The gorgeous bride tells us their story...

Rob and I knew very early on that we were the ones for each other. We had a friendship that slowly matured into love. We got engaged on our one year anniversary and spent three years travelling and being together before we set our date. Our wedding was held at Rob’s parents in Opotiki, Bay of Plenty New Zealand. They have an amazing view of the sea and the east coast that just takes your breath away. Our ceremony took place on a hill with the view behind us. We held refreshments at the neighbour’s house while we took our official photos and our reception was held in a marquee on land that had previously been a kiwifruit orchard. Our style is new and retro fused. I have a lot of retro things and I wanted to include these influences into the wedding and the theme. For anything we didn’t already have there was a lot of hunting and searching online and in vintage shops. We used yellow and blue as the basis for our theme without sticking to it entirely. We are relaxed and not fussy people so our wedding was casual and relaxed I used many of our friends and family and their special skills to help out with preparing for the wedding. It made them all feel like they were a part of the day. As we were getting married in a small town we also wanted to use as many vendors from there as possible. So we tried to get everything locally. Our best friend (and the best man) is a designer. So I used Michiel and his advice lots. He designed the handkerchiefs invitations, the website and together we came up with the table cards and overall table themes. He spent so much of his time on our wedding and we really appreciated all his hard work.

12 comments:

Brenda's Wedding Blog said...

What a beautiful wedding - I'm in LOVE with the flowers and how relaxed the entire wedding is. So much fun.

Kismet said...

Greta is super talented. always love her work and this is such a happy wedding!

jacin {lovely little details} said...

love the colors, and those bridesmaid dresses are so sweet!

postcards and pretties said...

what a delightful wedding! love the pretty palette.

la petite coquine said...

This wedding is every kind of lovely-and their love story is so sweet!

Judit@Artisancakes said...

Lovely colors and details! Great photos, Greta! ;)

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

this wedding is softly-show-stoppingly beautiful! i cannot get enough of it!

Eleanor / Jel said...

I adore the blue and yellow colour palette. It's so fresh and breezy.

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

This is simply happy. Everything about it! It makes me smile!

Alison @TKB said...

Kate, I loooove the way his button down shirt pops in the photos. It's awesome. And that shot of them in the shallow water on the beach? PRICELESS. I want to be there right now with them. I NEED A VACATION.

:) xx my love

Amma // Beyond Beyond said...

Huge prettiness sigh! Gorgeous!

Steph {bubblerock} said...

This is seriously a dream wedding. I looked everywhere and asked everyone (or so I thought) to get billy buttons to add to my flowers and failed. They look gorgeous in this really dreamy wedding... Great photos too... of course!!!
And major wedding crush!!

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