Lisa & Logan

With a boho chic vibe in mind, Lisa and Logan planned a beautiful and laidback summer wedding full of laughter, gorgeous styling and epic photo locations! Lisa tells us about their special day…

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Our ceremony took place in the gorgeous boho-esque courtyard of a Tai Tapu vineyard – imagine white pebbled ground, greenery galore, wisteria trickling down the barn doors, modern rustic vibes, vintage bikes scattered around, an old school desk for the signing table, and wooden forms and mustard armchairs for the guests to sit on. It was a truly magical setting!

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The hardest part of wedding planning for us was writing our vows. While we are both absolute romantics at heart, we wanted to do something a little different for our vows and we wanted the ceremony to have a fun, laidback feeling to reflect our personalities and us as a couple. After much deliberation and toying with ideas we decided to write our vows in the style of a police bill of rights and a school report. Our amazing celebrant was super pumped about this idea and was wonderfully supportive and enthusiastic. The vows were well-received by our guests with many commenting that they were the perfect balance of funny but still emotional and moving.

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I have always loved any opportunity to get my creative soul firing so our wedding included lots of DIY touches. Our colour theme of greenery, white, dusty pink and vintage gold was reflected through our wedding party attire, ceremony and reception décor, and even with our three-tier semi-naked cake.

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After the ceremony the bridal party came for a walk with us, finding photo spot gems in the vines, in front of the farm style gates, walking over bridges and on an old swing that we found on our travels.

Following this we had our reception, which was filled with beautiful, lighthearted and hilarious speeches enjoyed over shared breads, dip, cheese platters and beverages. The main course was lamb or pesto-stuffed chicken breast, and dessert was fresh fruit and homemade baking, made by my beautiful mum and sister using some of our favourites recipes handed down from my grandparents. This mish-mash of small bites, arranged on mismatched platters and ceramics, atop a modern, rustic-like wooden trestle table simply added to our bohemian feel.

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Later in the evening, Logan and I escaped with our photographer at sunset to capture some special photos. It was nice having this time alone to reflect on the day so far. We had eyed up a rock at the top of a steep slope on the Tai Tapu hills that overlooked the Canterbury plains, which we were determined to get to, and whilst this meant wading through hip-height grass and gorse, scaling a rusty barbed wire fence barefoot and baring near gale force winds, we made it up there and boy did the photos make it worth it!

After the photoshoot, dessert and the rest of the speeches, it was time for our first dance. This started with the first minute of Logan twirling me around the dance floor with a wee dance we had thrown together a couple of weeks prior, and went into a flash mob rendition of ‘Baby Shark’ with the 12 other members of our bridal party – so much fun!

Guests eventually made their way home with smiles on their faces, sweat running down their backs and blisters on their feet from all the dancing, and Logan and I were no exception. I don’t think I had an ounce of makeup left on my face and my curls had fallen out but I couldn’t have cared less and Logan and I couldn’t have been happier. It really was the most incredible day!

Photos & video: Darren Burnett Film & Photography

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