If you think this wedding looks slightly familiar you’d be right… it first featured on Style Me Pretty a few months back, and whilst I’m not usually in the habit of reposting weddings once they’ve been seen, when it comes to fabulous New Zealand talent I’m more than happy to share the love again. And you all should know by now how big a fan I am of Kate MacPherson’s work!! And this wedding is certainly no exception, it’s absolutely one big dreamy event from Jess’s stunning Vera Wang gown to the gorgeous white on white decor. Jess & Daryl got married this past summer in Wellington… Jess is here to share some of the details…
I’ve always loved loads of white, I’d white wash all our furniture if I was allowed! It’s just so classic, simple and elegant. So our wedding was no exception. Charlotte Wood Events did an amazing job styling the room for us. We went with a white on white palette on the guest tables with white hydrangeas, gypshophila, dinner candles and vintage textured runners. I collected vintage looking candle-holders and we used a collection of old bottles my brother had collected over the years as vases. There were touches of duck egg blue in other areas following through from our invitations.
Our fingerprints shaped like love-hearts were used as a theme for our stationery. As wedding favours our guests could help themselves to the candy bar, we had sweet bags with personalized stickers printed with our names and wedding date. We also hired a photo-booth with dress-ups. Our guests loved the booth so much and each received memoirs of the night with their funny photos, including a thank you message from us. A few days after the wedding all the photos were delivered to us, so we had a great time going through them all.
As Daryl had to leave to go overseas before I did, I was left to my own devices to find the perfect wedding venue for us. I wanted somewhere elegant and formal for our wedding and love older architecture. Driving up to The Old Museum I loved the grand feel of the building, it’s nestled in among trees so although it’s in the city you feel away from all the busyness. The moment I walked into the Tea Gardens, our reception room, I fell in love with the space; it was light and airy with beautiful large windows, stunning high ceilings, wooden floors and Royal Doulton tiles.