Carol & Chris
Carol and Chris met at school at the tender age of 13. After discovering their shared love for music, they became a couple. Fifteen years later, they decided to make it official! Carol tells us about their fun wedding day…
The theme and overall look for our wedding was musical, ethereal and neutral. Chris and I are both musicians. Growing up together, we shared a lot and bonded through music, although our styles are quite different. Chris is a bass guitarist in a rock band and I am a classical pianist and a drummer for my church worship band. As our favourite colour is navy, we decided to go for navy, blush and a hint of gold.
Throughout the wedding, we had subtle touches of the musical theme. Walking down the aisle, we had one of our groomsman play Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on an acoustic guitar. We later used that instrument as our guestbook and asked our guests to sign our guitar.
One of our favourite wedding details was our wedding favours. After many months of considering what we would gift our guests, we decided to hand make our favours with a few of our favourite things.
We purchased white paper gift bags that had the music score to The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love printed on the front. I am a huge chocolate fan so I made my favourite chocolate fudge. Chris is known for his love of meats and barbecuing so he made a batch of his favourite meat rub. We packaged these, along with a card stating the ingredient list, and put the full recipe on our wedding website.
As all our guests had travelled some distance to be with us in Queenstown, our priority was to ensure that our wedding was personal. We handwrote each card with a special message for every guest, thanking them and describing what we loved most about them. We sealed each envelope with music score stickers.
We wanted a leafy floral chandelier to hang in the reception venue. With subtle touches of pink roses and sweet pea, it smelt divine! The following morning we donated all our wedding flowers to a local rest home and hospital. It was such a sweet moment when the residents realised the flowers were for them.
Photos: Projectshot Images
Venue: Stoneridge Estate
Transport: Classic Car Journeys
Makeup: Remarkable Makeup
Others that made their wedding special: Cathryn Francis, The Dessy Group, Hair to Wed, The Flower Room, Cakes by Kim, Hirepool, Remarkable Audio, Queenstown Wedding Hire, Queenstown Wedding Videos, Jules Edwin, Kieran Thornton