Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Matakana wedding by Danelle Bohane

It's always a good day when I feature a Danelle Bohane wedding on the blog! Her work is so dreamy and romantic... truly a feast for the eyes! Jess and Joel got married up in Matakana which is such a gorgeous area and has an abundance of amazing locations for photo opportunities. How stunning is this field that Danelle found for them? I love it! I will hand you over to the newly weds to give their take on the day... including the following three tidbits of advice for anyone planning a wedding!

1. Wedding tips - make the most of the resources around you, include friends an family!
2. Make sure your wedding reflects who you are as a couple!
3. Not everything will go according to plan so be prepared to be a bit flexible!

Right from the outset we wanted our wedding to really reflect who we are as a couple! Joel grew up in Thames and I in Whangarei so we both have a bit of country heart in us. I spent a lot of time in holiday periods in the Matakana/Omaha area so thought it would be special to get married there. We were so stoked to discover the adorable Puhoi church and fell in love with its farmland surrounds. Stables in Matakana maintained our country feel and with its two large open fireplaces offered the most beautiful ambience.
On the morning of the wedding the boys went surfing at Piha, meanwhile the ladies arose at 6am to begin their preparations. We had a bridal party of 14! Originally we thought that was ridiculous and settled for two each, but before long knew we were selling ourselves short and that we really valued having our best mates alongside of us even if it was a tribe! My Aunty and mum made the bouquets for the wedding, and a good friend did all our wedding stationery.
Joels wee 2yr old nephew Zion made everyone giggle by his impressive sprint up the aisle with th rings. We enjoyed incorporating he people we loved into our day. Our favors were wee honeypots filled with northland honey with tags that said "spread the love".

We loved working with Danelle as she was so creative and easy to work with. On the day our main photo location got shut down and she quickly saved the day with a wee buttercup field she had tucked up her sleeve!!
Vendors: Ceremony | Church of St Peter and Paul, Puhoi, Reception | Stables restaurant, Matakana, Photographer | Danelle Bohane, Video | Cat Goodey, Hair | Amelia Rush, Make Up | Mandy Drent, Bridal gown | Kate Dowman, Bridesmaids dresses | Evolution, Ponsonby, Wedding stationery | Middlename Jane (Bex Needham)


Josie said...

Particularly love the black and white images. So soft and perfect!

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} said...

GORGEOUS! I love the simplicity of it, and the photography is so filled with light! Love the style - Love it all!

Brit at Colure Weddings said...

This wedding is just so sweet and romantic, I love it!

louise | b.loved said...

Absolutely beautiful, so soft & dreamy!

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