Lisa & Jamie

Lisa and Jamie celebrated a traditional church ceremony followed by an elegant reception overlooking Auckland’s harbour. The opulent colours, beautiful details and beaming smiles ensure this wedding is a stunning celebration of love! Lisa tells us about their special day…

For Jamie and I, getting married was all about celebrating the love we have for each other and sharing it with those closest to us. After a two-and-a-half year engagement, most of which was spent living overseas, we were so excited to be moving back home to Auckland and making the commitment to spending our lives together.

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Having dreamt of a church service from the beginning, we held a traditional ceremony at the Community of Saint Luke church in Remuera – the most European-looking church we could find in Auckland – complete with the wedding march played on the organ and traditional wedding vows. The colours of the stonework and stained-glass windows looked gorgeous and set the atmosphere perfectly.

Following the ceremony, we took time for photos at the Auckland Domain Wintergarden and around Westhaven Marina with our wedding party. The two settings perfectly captured the natural vibe we were after and reflected our love of the water and the outdoors. The Wintergardens carried on the traditional theme from the church too, while tying in greenery and a more relaxed outdoors setting.

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Our opulent and fun-filled reception was held at Sails Restaurant, further celebrating our love for the water and delicious New Zealand food. The view over the boats and Harbour Bridge created the perfect backdrop for an amazing meal, emotional speeches and plenty of dancing. Inside the restaurant, dramatic floral arrangements created the most beautiful setting – we couldn’t believe how well it all come it all came together.

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Looking out over the water in the most stunning setting, surrounded by our families and friends was such a wonderful experience for us – we were so thrilled to be able to bring everyone together and felt so blessed that we were able to create the wedding that was perfect for us.