Best Wedding Blog - Wedding Fashion & Inspiration | Grey Likes Weddings http://www.greylikesweddings.com A Wedding Blog by Grey Likes. Love Well Styled. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Rustic Spring Garden Inspiration http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/rustic-spring-garden-inspiration/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/rustic-spring-garden-inspiration/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:54:06 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=42846 Spring has most certainly sprung, and today, we’re feeling very inspired by this rustic garden inspired shoot by Daniel Kim Photography, Twopence Creative Studio and Carte Blanche Design. Sweet lace is all the rage these days, darlings! Do you love it as much as we do? Vendors: Photography: Daniel Kim Photography // Styling & Art Direction: Twopence […]

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Spring has most certainly sprung, and today, we’re feeling very inspired by this rustic garden inspired shoot by Daniel Kim Photography, Twopence Creative Studio and Carte Blanche Design. Sweet lace is all the rage these days, darlings! Do you love it as much as we do?

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Vendors: Photography: Daniel Kim Photography // Styling & Art Direction: Twopence Creative Studio // Florals: Carte Blanche Design // Invitations & Signage: Twopence Creative Studio // Dress: Free People // Shoes: Free People // Headpiece: BHLDN  // Makeup: Bourgeoise Belle // Venue: Historic Barnes House in Tempe, AZ // Videographer: Ted Willis // Film Processed by: Indie Film Lab // Models: Sarah Murzyn & Gabriel Laos

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Chris and Anne Marie’s Backyard Canada Wedding http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/chris-and-anne-marie-backyard-canada-wedding/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/chris-and-anne-marie-backyard-canada-wedding/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:00:07 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=41568 Chris & Anne Marie’s wedding took place on Chris’s childhood property in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Anne Marie and Chris grew up living not far from one another and were high school sweethearts. They shared their first kiss near the ponds on his property–so it seemed the perfect place to have their wedding ceremony and reception. They […]

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Chris & Anne Marie’s wedding took place on Chris’s childhood property in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Anne Marie and Chris grew up living not far from one another and were high school sweethearts. They shared their first kiss near the ponds on his property–so it seemed the perfect place to have their wedding ceremony and reception.

They partied the night away in a gigantic tent on the back lawn of Chris’ childhood home. Elizabeth Johnston of Eventdecorator.com orchestrated the entire event, overseeing the 4 day construction of the reception tent. Yes! FOUR days it took to make this gorgeous structure that had carpeting and a dance floor, and 360 degree views of the gorgeous property. Rowell Photography was so intrigued by this tent that we decided to create a time-lapse of its construction straight through to the end of the wedding.

The newlyweds danced the night away until 3 in the morning; breaking only when the food trucks arrived at 11pm. Guests were treated to a truly Canadian midnight snack of comfort foods, poutine and hotdogs.

Very special thanks to Rowell Photography for their gorgeous images, and for the incredibly fun time lapse they shared with us! Are you ready for this?

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Vendors: Photography: Rowell Photography // Event Design, Decor and Planning: Elizabeth Johnston and Eventdecorator.com // Dishware:  Event Rental Group // Cinematography: Naz Films // Tenting: Advanced Tent // Tent Draping: Mickis // Cupcakes & Candy: Candy Creek Cupcakes // Makeup/Hair: Faces by Carla // DJ: Brown Eyes // Food trucks: Smoke’s Poutinerie and Let’s Be Frank // Wood Chairs: Contemporary Furniture

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Petunia Giveaway http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/etsy-ideas-and-finds/wedding-ideas/petunia-giveaway/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/etsy-ideas-and-finds/wedding-ideas/petunia-giveaway/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=42979 We are obsessed with the new line of gorg handbags and wallets from Petunia Handbags. Obviously, anything with a killer pattern is on our list of spring fashion must-haves, wouldn’t you agree? Our favorite  is the Waverly Wallet in Fresco, a new color from the Petunia cut-velvet collection, which features the lush texture of Belgian […]

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We are obsessed with the new line of gorg handbags and wallets from Petunia Handbags. Obviously, anything with a killer pattern is on our list of spring fashion must-haves, wouldn’t you agree?

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Our favorite  is the Waverly Wallet in Fresco, a new color from the Petunia cut-velvet collection, which features the lush texture of Belgian cut-velvet with a leather interior and trim, and a bold attention-getting pattern. Luckily, the Waverly also just so happens to be today’s GIVEAWAY!!!Wedding Blog Petunia Giveaway

We love that it’s easy to tuck the Waverly Wallet into a larger bag, or to carry it alone as an eye-catching clutch. Which is why, we’re not giving you just one, but EIGHT, yes 8 Waverly Wallets in Fresco (valued at $156 each) for a lucky bride and her bridesmaids. The wedding-ready wallet-turned-clutch makes for a special bridesmaid’s gift, plus a useful one that keeps their wedding day essentials close at hand.

Use our widget below to find TONS of ways you can enter (do them all to increase your chances to win!). As an added bonus, tag and follow @followpetunia on Instagram as an extra entry!!

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Cori Johnson and Grandma http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/caught-in-the-moment/cori-johnson-and-grandma/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/caught-in-the-moment/cori-johnson-and-grandma/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:26:39 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=42852 It’s sweet moments like these that you’ll cherish long after your wedding. We asked bride Cori Johnson to tell us the story behind today’s “Caught in the Moment” photo, captured by JoPhoto. This is my maternal Grandmother Sue Ballinger. This was the first time she had seen me all day and it was right after […]

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It’s sweet moments like these that you’ll cherish long after your wedding. We asked bride Cori Johnson to tell us the story behind today’s “Caught in the Moment” photo, captured by JoPhoto.

This is my maternal Grandmother Sue Ballinger. This was the first time she had seen me all day and it was right after I had gotten dressed and was getting ready to walk out. My mom went to get her and bring her in to the dressing room so she could see me with my dress on , hair done, etc.

As soon as she walked in she began crying! I think I was cracking a joke about her crying the first time she saw me. She said she was crying because I looked so beautiful! She was so proud of me and happy to see me getting ready to get married. I am her oldest grandchild and the only girl so I’m sure seeing me about to get married had something to do with her emotions. Also…the women in our family, including my grandmother and myself, aren’t that great at concealing our emotions so crying is a natural reaction to everything, including overwhelming joy!

I love her and this picture! It reminds me of how happy not only myself and my husband were on that day, but how happy our families were to become part of each other! It was the most perfect day ever!

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Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/greenhouse-wedding-in-oklahoma/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/greenhouse-wedding-in-oklahoma/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:23:51 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=41677 Lacy and Mark were married in an intimate early evening ceremony held at the Chouse in Norman, Oklahoma.  The Chouse is now a privately owned home, but was originally the St. Thomas More University Parish attended by the groom as a boy. The highlight of the ceremony was the giving of rings, when the groom surprised […]

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Lacy and Mark were married in an intimate early evening ceremony held at the Chouse in Norman, Oklahoma.  The Chouse is now a privately owned home, but was originally the St. Thomas More University Parish attended by the groom as a boy. The highlight of the ceremony was the giving of rings, when the groom surprised the bride by presenting her with a beautiful and unexpected pear shaped diamond ring in addition to her channel set engagement band that she had intended to wear as her wedding ring.  Not a dry eye in the house and an audible gasp from the bride!

Lindsay, of Gibson Events and the bride Lacy worked together to design the reception in a working greenhouse. Guests were welcomed down a lantern lit path into the greenhouse.  A labyrinth like space that was filled to the brim with nooks and crannies of fountains, Koi ponds and romantic seating areas where guests could almost slip away unnoticed.  Of the approximately 5,000 square feet of indoor space only about 40% was usable for guest seating, food/bar service and dancing.  With a little ingenuity Lindsay and the vendor team made use of every available space! “The magical feeling was palpable,” said their photographer, Aaron Snow.

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Tell us about your vision for the big day!

I had been introduced to Lindsay Gibson previously and knew I wanted her to be the director guiding our vision. Before meeting with her I looked on her blog and fell for a small scale promotional photo shoot she had done at an awesome old Greenhouse in Oklahoma City. Our meeting was simple, I showed her the pictures and said, “please make this happen for us.” We quickly began brainstorming over venues that would serve as our inspiration. After a trip to the Greenhouse in Norman, Lindsay’s wheels began spinning and soon she had us convinced. Lindsay pulled together vendors and resources from previous associations.

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What was your most memorable part of the day?

Mark arranged a breakfast for all the women in both families on the morning of the wedding.  It was the perfect calming and peaceful experience I needed before the busyness of the day set in.
Lindsay and our photographer, Aaron, arranged for us to do our first look at the Greenhouse so that we could see it before the guests arrived and because it was an amazing backdrop for photos with not an ugly view in sight!  I was so nervous and second guessing the idea of slipping into my gown in the back room of a garden center, but the moment Mark turned around and I saw his reaction I thought, “Yes, this is right, this is awesome, this is exactly what we wanted, now let’s have a party!”.
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What are some personal details you added to make the wedding unique?

Tons of heirlooms, including: The flower girl basket — same basket used at my parent’s wedding, handkerchief I carried–my grandmother’s “something old”, I wore my Grandmother’s wedding ring for “something borrowed”, and the earrings my parent’s gave me were my “something new”.

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How did you meet and become engaged?

Our story starts in 2007 when I was an intern at the company that Mark worked for. As we reflect on our history together he shares how he was really impressed with my passion, enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to the job. Immediately after my internship I went abroad and studied in Italy. Due to the connection we made I frequently contacted Mark while overseas to share my experiences. When I came back to the United States I started working for the same company that Mark worked for in 2009. Within a year Mark decided to take a chance and ask me out on a date. I refused at first. However that did not diffuse Mark’s feelings he had developed for me. After a month of persistent romantic gestures I agreed to go on a date with him. We went to Othello’s in Norman and what I thought would be a quick dinner turned into a three hour intimate conversation. After that dinner Mark and I were inseparable. Before knew it the first chapter of our love story lasted 3 years. Mark proposed to me on the anniversary of our first date on a surprise trip to New York City. It wasn’t long before we settled on a wedding date and began the planning.

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Vendors: Photography: Aaron Snow // Design/Planning/Coordination: Gibson Events // Venues: Ceremony: The Chouse // Reception: The Greenhouse // Rentals: Mood Party RentalsMarianne’s Rentals for Special Events // Cakes/Sweets: Amy Cakes // Catering/Bar: Abbey Road Catering // Photobooth: SNL Booth // Floral: Poppy Lane Design // Hair: Ali Earnhart // Makeup: ChelseyAnn // DJ: Blake Overstreet // Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero // Maid of Honor gown: J.Crew

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Playa Mujeres Resort and Spa http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/honeymoons/playa-mujeres-resort-spa/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/honeymoons/playa-mujeres-resort-spa/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:02 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=42532 Two years ago, Bryan and I had the privilege of staying at Secrets Maroma and ever since, we’ve been HUGE fans! We even convinced some of our friends to go to Secrets for their honeymoon, which they LOVED and in turn, sent another set of friends (and the list continues!!!). So of course we are […]

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Two years ago, Bryan and I had the privilege of staying at Secrets Maroma and ever since, we’ve been HUGE fans! We even convinced some of our friends to go to Secrets for their honeymoon, which they LOVED and in turn, sent another set of friends (and the list continues!!!). So of course we are beyond beyond excited to see that the new Secrets Playa Mujeres Resort & Spa is set to open in November 15, located in beautiful Playa Mujeres, and situated on a gorgeous stretch of white sandy beachfront in an idyllic location just minutes north of downtown Cancun.

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This brand new, adults-only, all-suite resort boasting spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea from most of the 424 suites, as well as ground floor suites with direct swim-out access to a pool from a private terrace. Secrets Playa Mujeres Resort & Spa is Unlimited-Luxury® Inclusion, which means that your stay comes with complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day, including unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits, 24 hour room service, pool and beach wait service, endless daytime activities, green fees, and even live nightly entertainment, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues.

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To celebrate the opening of Secrets Playa Mujeres, a special introductory offer is being offered now through April 28, 2014. Reserve your stay now for travel from December 1, 2014 through December 1, 2015 for special rates starting at just $147 per person per night.

Additional Secrets Resorts & Spas can be found in Mexico: Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Riviera Cancun, Cancun, Cozumel; Dominican Republic: Punta Cana; Jamaica: Montego Bay

*Secrets is a sponsor of Grey Likes. All opinions are blogger’s own.

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Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY! http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/bows-and-stripes-and-pops-oh-my/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/bows-and-stripes-and-pops-oh-my/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:10:32 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=42848 With a heavy dose of color, stripes, and bows, this shoot by Maxit Flower Design, Melissa Prasad of Pretty Little Details, and Sharon with Sharon Nicole Photography has us over the moon! You know Lady Grey loves this fun and preppy style, so we couldn’t resist sharing all of these fab ideas! Are you ready? Vendors: […]

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With a heavy dose of color, stripes, and bows, this shoot by Maxit Flower Design, Melissa Prasad of Pretty Little Details, and Sharon with Sharon Nicole Photography has us over the moon! You know Lady Grey loves this fun and preppy style, so we couldn’t resist sharing all of these fab ideas! Are you ready?

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Vendors: Photography: Sharon Nicole Photography // Event Planner: Pretty Little Details // Florals: Maxit Flower Design // Dress Designer: BHLDN // Equipment Rentals: A Finer Event // Venue: fifty-two-twenty-six // Hair and Makeup: Pink Palette // Linens: Party Cloths // Invitation + Calligraphy: Artful Designs by Rachel Nieman

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Sara and Sam’s Wedding at Country Club of Virginia http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/sara-and-sam-wedding-at-country-club-of-virginia/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/sara-and-sam-wedding-at-country-club-of-virginia/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:51:24 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=42345 Sara and Sam grew up near each other, but it wasn’t until connecting at a friend’s wedding that romance sparked! They planned an incredibly romantic and spiritual ceremony that held a deep sense of tradition and meaning, and afterward hosted family and friends at Country Club of Virginia for a gorgeous reception with plenty of […]

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Sara and Sam grew up near each other, but it wasn’t until connecting at a friend’s wedding that romance sparked! They planned an incredibly romantic and spiritual ceremony that held a deep sense of tradition and meaning, and afterward hosted family and friends at Country Club of Virginia for a gorgeous reception with plenty of dancing, thanks to the James Brown cover band, The Big Payback, they hired! Sarah Der Photography captured all the love and details for us, and we are so excited to share the photos with you! Blue is so chic and on our list of upcoming trends. Don’t you love the soft palette? Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia What made the wedding special and unique? We got married, got to invite everyone we love, and throw a big party to celebrate! Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Tell us about your dress and where/how you found it! I snuck away to the only wedding store I knew about in Richmond (“Jingles”) to try on dresses by myself (without friends and my mom) and ended up choosing it after only a few dresses! It was not the style I originally had in mind, which is of course is how it always works, right? Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia What were some touches added to make it personal? We focused on making the service personal (the service was very important to us and was the one part of the wedding day that no one in our family knew about or could offer their opinion on). One special detail about the service was the breathtaking music by our incredibly talented musician friends (to whom we gave very little direction). Also, since we are both really into music, we spent a while searching for the perfect reception band – which ended up being a James Brown cover band made up of local musicians. They rocked and got everyone – young, old, black, white, northerners, southerners – dancing their faces off. Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia What was the most memorable part of the day? Renewing our baptismal vows together during the service – it was incredibly intimate and meaningful. Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Tell us how you met/proposed! We lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same church. He first asked me out at a friend’s wedding. He proposed on a slushy winter Wednesday night. I was grumpy, wearing a cat sweatshirt, had just burnt a pot of chili and was listening to a melodramatic indie album (Youth Lagoon). Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia Vendors: Photography: Sarah Der Photography // Hair: Mango Salon // Cake: WPA Bakery // Reception: Country Club of Virginia // Ceremony: Third Presbyterian Church // Flowers: Beehive Events // Reception Band: The Big Payback // Gown: Watters // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss // Bridesmaids’ dresses: Anna Elyse // Bridesmaids’ necklaces (a gift from the bride): Dogeared Silver with different charms // Invitations & Calligraphy: Rock Paper Scissors

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Welcome Kina Wicks http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/wedding-photography/welcome-kina-wicks/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/wedding-photography/welcome-kina-wicks/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:38:53 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=42831 We are so excited to introduce you to Kina Wicks, one of our newest members of the Grey Collective. Kina’s work speaks for itself, and while she’s a Chicago native, this gal travels worldwide to shoot crazy beautiful images. We work super hard to find an amazing collection of vendors to share with you in […]

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We are so excited to introduce you to Kina Wicks, one of our newest members of the Grey Collective. Kina’s work speaks for itself, and while she’s a Chicago native, this gal travels worldwide to shoot crazy beautiful images. We work super hard to find an amazing collection of vendors to share with you in our Grey Collective, and make sure to represent an array of styles, locations, and budgets, so be sure to check it out as you plan the big day.

And now, may we present one of our newest members: the ever so lovely Kina Wicks.

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New Zealand Colors! http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/new-zealand-colors/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/new-zealand-colors/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:40:14 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=42296 Molly and Nathan hosted a bright and colorful wedding at Marquee from March Hare in Martinborough, New Zealand. We absolutely adore their chic and effortless style, and their love of color…which has such a great affect against the soft backdrop of the scenery and wardrobe. Very special thanks to Benjamin and Elise for sharing their gorgeous images […]

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Molly and Nathan hosted a bright and colorful wedding at Marquee from March Hare in Martinborough, New Zealand. We absolutely adore their chic and effortless style, and their love of color…which has such a great affect against the soft backdrop of the scenery and wardrobe. Very special thanks to Benjamin and Elise for sharing their gorgeous images with us!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Making our wedding unique was our main goal when we began planning our big day. We searched for a venue for months and were on the verge of giving up for a year or so when one of our best friends suggested we have a look at a property her parent’s owned in regional New Zealand. Luckily, it was perfect! Surrounded by rolling hills, and encased in vineyards, they owned a teeny tiny reconsecrated church perched on the top of a hill. We think the location of the wedding was what made it especially unique!

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Tell us about your gown and where/how you found it!

I found my dress by absolute fate! I knew exactly what I wanted but couldn’t find it anywhere. One of my beautiful friends was studying design at university in Dunedin and was helping me find something. Perchance one of her fellow students designed and made the dress of my dreams for her own personal final collection at Fashion School. The dress was perfect and just what I was looking for!

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

Every single detail represented Nathan and I perfectly. That was the fun part; organizing a day that was all about us, as individuals as well as a couple. Styling and decorating our venue was one of our favourite parts of organizing our wedding. Nathan and I have very similar style and tastes so it was lots of fun putting our ideas together and making them a reality. We decided we would try our hardest to make every one of our ideas a reality, which meant a lot of planning as well as a number of logistical nightmares, but we did it! We bought most of our decorations while we were in South East Asia and had them shipped to NZ including the lightshades over the trestle tables, metres and metres of plain coloured bunting and 4 kilometres (2.5 miles!) of ribbon that we used to make the ribbon wall behind the head table. Nathan’s 94 year old grandmother sewed 250 metres of bunting from old material she had collected, the bunting is something that will stay in our family forever and means so much to us. She and Nathan’s mum also grew all of the flowers that lined the trestle tables and decorated the church. Before we moved from New Zealand we spent every weekend for months going to garage sales and op shops collecting old bottles, and we were lucky enough to find a couple who were selling their 500 piece collection of antique pharmaceutical and milk bottles. All of the love and work that was put into every aspect of the wedding made it personal!

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Wow, there were so many memorable moments! Little memories are still popping into our heads as the days go by. We stayed at our wedding with some of our closest friends and family until just before the sun came up, and had to walk the 3 kilometres home (just under 2 miles), and during our walk reality hit us; we realized that we had just pulled off a wedding in a paddock that had no electricity, running water or toilets. That was a very special and rewarding moment.

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Tell us how you met/proposed!

We met through mutual friends while we were both studying at Victoria University, in Wellington, in 2008. Nathan proposed while we were sailing down the coast of Thailand with Molly’s parents. He proposed on a small beach on the island Ko Phayam. It was casual and sweet, we do don’t romantics very well!

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Vendors: Photography: Benjamin and Elise // Ceremony Venue: Private property in Martinborough // Reception Venue: Marquee from March Hare // Florist: Moonflower // Caterer: Nosh // Wedding Invitations: iDear // Bride’s Dress: Lydia Jane Bridal // Bride’s Shoes: Jellybean Jellies // Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos // Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Hugo Boss // Groom’s Tie: Three Wise Men // Wedding Cake: Go Cake Yourself “>Wedding Rings: MDT Design // Band: The Dufraines // Makeup: Hannah Wile from Made Up // Hair: Erin Tijsen from Glory // Celebrant: Bill Logan

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