A number of couples chose to celebrate their weddings at Waihōanga in our first summer (2017-18), and each brought a uniquely different flavour. One wedding had a theme of “Pirates, Radicals and Harry Potter”, another put on full formal flourish with flare, complete with marquees, canapés, matching bridesmaids and beautiful flower arrangements.
And then there was Kensie and Warwick’s extravaganza, somewhere off in a direction of its very own. Kensie put so much thought into every fine detail – from the arrangements of native grasses, to the ceremony, the photography,, the marquee area, and, of course, the food and drink. In the process, she discovered some wonderful local suppliers and businesses who we hope will return here for future events. We share these to both support local businesses, and also trigger some inspiration if you’re planning your own special day here…
A few images, as well as links to her suppliers, are below.
Hello Audrey Caravan Bar (bar and tent)
The Crafted and Co (grazing table)
The Vintage Party (peacock chairs)
Handmaid (rug hire)
Floret – Flowers by Mel Halford (toitoi circle and florals)
Dutchys Burger Joint (Catering)
Stretch tents Wellington (tent and festoon lights)
Candy Capco Photography (photos)
Greer Berry (Celebrant)
… and not to underestimate vision, styling and signage (Kensie herself!)
We wish Kensie and Warwick the very best for the future, and hope to see them back here for future family celebrations.