I have a serious dose of pretty for you from Greta Kenyon Photography but before I get onto that I have to apologise as I completely forgot to announce the winner of the giveaway!! SO the lucky winner of all these goodies is Eliana from A little bit of Country!! Congratulations Eliana!! If you’d like to send me an email we can work out delivery details.
So back to this gorgeousness below… where to start… there is just so much to say about this beautiful wedding, from the bride’s stunning Luci DiBella dress, to the amazing florals by Kelly from Blush, You can also see Lisa & Ant’s lovely west coast engagement shoot here. Lisa is a graphic designer so naturally her wedding has style in spades and luckily for us she’s sharing some of the details with us…
“From the outset I knew I wanted a unique gown that exuded the glamour of the 1920s, 30s and 40s but I didn’t want to limit my search to a particular style. I discovered Luci DiBella’s ready-to-wear collection through the wonderful Louise Anderson. From memory my dress was the second or third I tried on and I loved it instantly. My mum and sister were with me also and it was a special moment when we realised we all agreed that the dress was ‘the one.’”
“We have a mutual love of the ocean – Ant is a volunteer lifeguard at Piha and I grew up in Hawaii so I love to surf. We’ve spent lots of time on the West Coast together over the years and it has always been special to us. We were excited to find Cassels, nestled amongst beautiful native bush on the way to Muriwai. The stunning venue spoke for itself so it carried our vision for a relaxing semi-outdoor wedding easily. Our styling incorporated shades of ocean, peach and grey. We named our reception tables after significant places in Piha and each card was attached to a corked glass bottle filled with black Piha sand.
I am a graphic designer so my first project was to design our stationery. I enjoyed odd little jobs like searching for envelopes in the perfect shade of grey! My amazing mum made our flower girl’s dress and my grandmother spent hours embroidering tiny flowers onto the sash and sleeves – I’m sure it will become a treasured family heirloom. Mum also made our wedding cake – a tower of white almond lamingtons and our bomboniere – apothecary jars filled with our favourite baking including afghans, yo yo’s and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.”
“Our bouquets featured pale grey Dusty Miller leaves, white, peach and blush roses, dahlias and gypsophila. Floral arrangements at the venue consisted of a selection of roses, dahlias and gypsophila displayed in a variety of glass bottles and vases.
We enlisted the talents of dance teacher Aaron Gilmore to help us with our first dance and we had an absolute blast with him in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Aaron had us whirling around the dance floor in no time and we surprised our guests with some great rock ‘n’ roll!
Trust your own judgement and instincts and having confidence in the decisions you make can save lots of time and worry. Make your wedding day uniquely yours by filling it with the things that you and your partner love. Don’t worry about too much about trends or what others might think. Once you start making decisions and sticking to them, everything comes together without too much fuss.”
Photographer | Greta Kenyon, Videographer | White Wedding Video, Cake | Bride’s Mother, Florist | Blush by Kelly Amundsen Stationery | Bride, Venue | Cassels, Dress Designer | Luci DiBella, Shoes | Jean-Michel Cazabat, Hair | Karin Kreutz Talauta, Make-up | Grayson Coutts, Bridesmaids Dresses | Ivy & Aster, Grooms Attire | Working Style
Greta Kenyon & Blush by Kelly Amundsen are both members of our directory