Casey & Mark

When Mark proposed to Casey, she knew their wedding had to reflect their shared love of all things vintage, so they celebrated a beautiful day filled with personal touches. Casey shares the details…

Our ceremony was held in a private garden overlooking Whakatane, where we grew up. Dad made the recycled timber pergola under which we exchanged vows, and my girlfriends and I made the rose and hydrangea pomander balls that hang from the pergola and decorated chairs lining the aisle. Corina Snow did a wonderful job turning my ideas into reality, creating my gorgeous gown from ivory silk georgette. Mum made all the rosettes, which gave it a special personal touch. I made the bridesmaids dresses using soft polka dot tulle as a starting point for the colour palette.

Coming from a family filled with creative people, our reception was very much DIY. My aunt created the flower arrangements for the head table to tie in with the linen Mum and I had made – with 110 napkins and table runners to match! Friends helped put tags on the jam favours and made the candy boxes. Dad crafted the lemonade stand and the ice-cream sprinkles caddy, and cut all the wood for our sign post. Mark made the screens for the candy bar and ice-cream parlour, while I did the signage, labels and stationery. My nana made the jam favours.

Our marquee reception was held in a beautiful garden. We used vintage china for our table settings, and a lovely mix of birdcages, candelabra, teapots and vintage glassware made up our centrepieces. What made our wedding so special was the feeling of community and belonging: having the ceremony a few doors from where I grew up, and the support from so many friends and family – it was the people and their love that made this a day we will never forget.

Photos by Claire Mossong
Gown: Corina Snow
Suit: Frank Casey
Decor: The Heirloom

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