Free Spirits

A secluded garden provided the inspiration for a team of Waikato wedding creatives to beautifully capture a wedding style for free-spirited souls embracing love and adventure…

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‘The sculptured beauties and tones of the Succulent Garden at the Hamilton Gardens was the ideal backdrop for our gorgeously organic and carefree shoot. We embraced texture in everything, from the gowns and florals to the cake and drinks buffet table, which perfectly complemented the striking cactuses. The rich earthy tones, apricots and pinks, with pairings of gold and lace, accentuated the light-filled location and relaxed mood of the occasion.’

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Photography: Sweet Events Photography / Styling: The Styled Table / Gowns: Astra Bridal - Hamilton / Makeup: Abbie Hartland Makeup Artist / Hair: Nadine from Adora Bridal Hair / Flowers: Petal Passion / Cake: Sweet Avenue Cakes / Stationery: Creative Box / Styling: The Styled Table / Hair: Adora Bridal Hair / Models: Kelsi and Teagan

Free Spirits Dream Team

Sweet Events Photography

Emma from Sweet Events Photography is a dedicated visual storyteller who specialises in professional wedding photography. She only photographs limited weddings each season to enable her to truly connect with couples, and focus on what is important on their wedding day. 

Phone 021 800 715

Petal Passion

Based in Cambridge, Petal Passion are a leading wedding floral specialist serving the Waikato. Lovers of all things pretty, natural and floral, Petal Passion combine beautiful textures and blooms to make your day uniquely yours. 

Phone 021 070 2033

Astra Bridal

As the largest bridal salon in New Zealand, it is Astra Bridal’s privilege to be the exclusive providers of the Sottero and Midgley gowns from Maggie Sottero. Gowns with alluring details, luxe fabrics and cutting-edge design inspired by the chic and glamourous bride.

Astra Bridal

Auckland City 09 303 3960 - Northshore 09 489 9616

Hamilton 07 839 5449

Wellington 04 802 5774 

Creative Box - Stationery & Design

Creative Box delight in crafting wedding invitations for those in love. They work with couples to create beautiful and colourful invitations and stationery that not only suit your style and budget, but excite your guests. Pop them an email or phone to say hello and chat more.

Phone 027 246 8761 

Abbie Hartland - Makeup Artist

Known for naturally beautiful, elegant brides, Abbie Hartland specialises in weddings and loves to be a part of these uniquely special occasions. Bringing her wealth of experience, warmth and understanding, Abbie provides a fully mobile service, bringing the complete bridal makeup experience to you.

Phone 021 755 517

Sweet Avenue Cakes

Sweet Avenue Cakes is a boutique cake studio based in Hamilton, creating custom designed cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats for weddings and special occasions. They are passionate about what they do, and offer a friendly, personal service where they will work with you to design a cake perfectly suited to your day.

Phone 021 868 365