We met through mutual friends, we became flat mates and good friends for a few years before taking our relationship further. After being together for 11 years, we got engaged on New Years Eve of 2019 in Lake Brunner, surrounded by close friends. Brunner is a very special place to the both of us, having spent many summer holidays there.
We wanted a summer wedding, December is hectic for most people so we waited until people were back from their Christmas holidays. When we had confirmation that our dream wedding venue was available at the end of January, we knew it was the date for us and we locked it in. We got married at NZ High Country in Queenstown on the 30th of January 2021, as we live in Queenstown there is no other place we would rather get hitched and the views from our venue were incredible.
I had my heart set on having white florals so our cream/white theme came together from there. White florals, candles, décor, cake, wedding dress, sign writing + details, cream groomsmen suits and champagne bridesmaids dresses.
Of course, the ceremony, sharing our vows we wrote to one another and making things official! One of our favourite highlights was our golden hour photo shoot. It was fun to escape the reception, just the two of us and the photographer, it was made even better with a few drinks in the system by that stage! Also really loved playing ‘the shoe game’ and the great speeches from our wedding party!
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Nobody really notices the table arrangements and decor. Get organised early, have a timeline of the day as well as all the key vendors & wedding party contact details and send this to everyone involved in putting the day together, that way if there are any issues your team can sort it out for you. Have a good MC, they are vital in keeping timings on track. Allow more time than you think you’ll need to get ready on the day. Enjoy yourself! This is the most expensive party you are ever going to have, make sure the drinks are cold and the music is good, make it a wedding to remember!