Thursday, May 24, 2012

Waiheke Island Wedding from I do Photography

Today's gorgeous Waiheke Island wedding from Jody Lidstone of I do Photography, is actually another of my super lovely clients, and coincidentally she also had her stunning cake made by my {MAG}rouge colleague Judit... arranged way before we even began working together. Since I'm a little under the weather and having trouble forming sentences let alone typing them (fuzzy head!!), I'm going to let the gorgeous bride Caroline do the talking for me...

Gus and I met at Otago University and had been together for about 6 years when he (finally!) proposed to me on a holiday to Sydney in the middle of 2010. We wanted a reasonable amount of time to plan and wanted to get married in the summer so started planning for a wedding in the summer of 2011/2012. We were pretty relaxed about the location of our wedding (although preferred the North Island as that’s where we and most of our guests were located) so started researching wedding venues using the internet. Once we had narrowed down our possible locations, we visited a few and finally decided on Mudbrick Restaurant on Waiheke Island.

One of the highlights of the planning process was meeting all the suppliers who were so passionate about their chosen field. The most vital aspects of our wedding for us were to have as many of our most important friends and relatives present and to treat them to a lovely weekend while creating lifelong memories for ourselves. While we didn’t have a theme per se, we used the colours and design from our invitations from Ruby & Willow to tie the various aspects of our wedding together.

Our photographer and her assistant captured all the special moments of the preparations and then continued on with us to our ceremony and reception. The girls and I were treated like royalty as we were transported in stunning vintage cars10 across Waiheke Island to Mudbrick. We walked up the aisle to ‘Feeling Good’ sung by Michael BublĂ© towards my husband to be, the groomsmen and our amazing celebrant11. The ceremony was full of amazing words including a poem read by my sister; but the highlight was making lifelong promises to each other in front of the most important people in our lives. Many guests had travelled from outside of Auckland including my Grandma (who had just turned 90!) from Wellington and family and friends from Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and around New Zealand.

The speeches were a highlight of the evening with Gus, his brother Ken and my father Andrew speaking words that had the audience crying one moment and laughing the next. The cake cutting was followed by our first dance to ‘How Sweet It Is’ and the dancing continued with music provided at first by our band and then later by Ken when he took over as our DJ.

Photographer | I Do Photography, Venue | Mudbrick Restaurant, Stationery | Ruby & Willow, Flowers | Blush by Kelly Amundsen, Cake | Artisan Cakes by Judit Meron, Brides Dress | Kate Dowman, Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Trish Howell,  Groom’s suit | Working Style, Groomsmen’s suits | Frank Casey, Transport | First Class Classics

* I do Photography and Blush by Kelly Amundsen are some of my fabulous sponsors.


Elegant Beach Wedding Favors said...

Thanks for sharing great photos I love the photo of the bride and groom on the beach.

Jenna said...

Beautiful wedding! I am also in love with those bridesmaid dresses!

Jenna said...

Would it be possible to get contact details for Trish Howell?


wedding venues said...

Nice place for wedding according to photographs .Photographic place store sweet memories of you wedding day .

Caroline said...

Hi Jenna,
Trish Howell is a friend of my husband's family. She is a dressmaker and patern-maker and designed the dresses based on a style I found on Watters.com. Her email address is: petetrish1@hotmail.com.

Gaby - SouthBound Bride said...

I can never decide how I really feel about purple, but I love how they've used it here - so pretty!

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