erina & david

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The location of our wedding meant that our guests had to stay locally over the weekend. With friends and family travelling from near and far, it was very special to have everyone together for a few days either side of the wedding. We are both relaxed and laid-back so we wanted our wedding to reflect this. The groomsmen looked dapper in white shirts, grey pants and mint-green bowties, while David wore a vest and skinny tie to stand out. Our bridesmaids wore pale-pink floor-length dresses with bouquets that matched the flowers throughout our wedding. My gown was light and floaty, and suited our beachstyle wedding perfectly. My headpiece was handmade and was the perfect accessory to complement my dress.
 
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Our ceremony was held on a secluded beach, where we spoke our personalised vows to each other under a floral archway. Following the ceremony, we had set up vintage-inspired games for our guests on the hill overlooking the bay, where they enjoyed canapés and homemade lemonade.
 
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Our reception was held in a white marquee that overlooked the ceremony location, and was styled with vintage inspired furniture and props. Our guests were seated at long banquet tables that were decorated with mismatched vases and glasses I had collected from vintage stores and paired with my grandmother’s doilies. We personalised the tables with vintage picture frames made into chalkboards that displayed playful messages. We had a sweets table with vintage teacups and desserts made by my sister, beside the beautiful cake she made.
 
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A Polaroid camera on a wooden barrel enabled our friends and family to take photos and attach them to our guestbook, and take a copy home as a keepsake.

We had many laughs and even a few tears during our wedding speeches, then we danced the night away under festoon lights. Our day was filled with laughter and joy. It was everything we could have wished for and more.

 

Photos: Kate Grewal
Others that made their wedding special: Rue De Seine, Barkers, Forever New, The Boatshed Opito Bay, Floral Stylist, Krystal Hayward, Suzanne Teague

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