Tuesday 24 May 2011


On the 12th of March I got to marry my best friend.
The day was absolutely perfect. There was not a cloud in the sky, even though it was forecast to rain! We were so blessed and we had a fun filled day shared with friends and family.

Photos were done by the tremendously talented Sutherland Kovach Studio. I love their style and they were so much fun to work with. I'd highly recommend them! Here are some of the snaps they took during the day... You might want to go grab a hot drink, this post is a long one!

These beautiful flowers were done by the lovely Angela Rogers.
The wedding was a real DIY job and I tried to make/do as much as I could myself... I found these cute peach flower hair clips for my bridesmaids which I also used to make the boys buttonholes. I made the leaves out of fabric and added dried berries and pearls. I also decided to make my own fasinator/birdcage veil... which I was still finishing the morning of the wedding! It was craft–mania!

Clever Ruth Perry made my dress from a couple sketches that I gave her.

I collected birdcages over the course of our engagement from all sorts of places. I put them on a collection of old books I had and used them as centerpieces. I found glass bird tealight candles for $1.98 each! It was such a steal and my Dad and I painted them peach to brighten up the tables. I used an assortment of glass jars and glued scrabble letters on for the table numbers. They also doubled as vases for the flowers.
For name tags I hand wrote everyones names on paper dollies.
We got a stamp made with our names and two birds on it, the same ones I used on our invitations. It's such a cost effective way to add detail and tie everything together. We used a peach ink pad and stamped them on all the napkins.

I really wanted to have a lolly table as I have such a sweet tooth! I sourced as many white lollies as I could find and put them in different sized jars. I got our names and birds screen printed on calico which I then cut into hearts and hand stitched onto more calico that was then sewed into bags! It was a lot of work but so worth it... They were a hit! A nice little keep sake too :)


  1. Found your blog through your photographers and wow... first, what a beautiful wedding. Second, what a beautiful way of presenting. Third, what a beautiful couple you guys are. I bet you were thrilled.
    We got married this year too and it was magical.
    Congratulations on your wedding day and for being such a creative/talented person!

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  2. Thanks Steph! I saw pictures of your gorgeous wedding on style me pretty... so lovely! It looked like a fun day full of beautiful wee details :) Love the mail box, your blue chairs and your shoes!

  3. Wowee! What a beautiful wedding! You looked absolutely gorgeous! Love your hair and DIY fascinator!

  4. Absolutely stunning! I have to ask where did you find those shoes?!x

  5. Both of our shoes were from a shop in New Zealand called Hannahs. Got them for a great price! (I love bargin) :)

  6. You are STUNNING!!! Love your wedding photos, beautiful!!

  7. this is so lovely! i found you through your photographers website-do you mind me asking where you fot the mini easel stand for the guest seating plan?

    1. The easel was actually really big! About the size of me. I just borrowed it from a friend.
      I know Gordon Harris has some smallish ones http://www.gordonharris.co.nz/expression-table-display-easel-42cm-p-33281.html
      Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

  8. I absolutely love your blog! So so cool! I'm sure I've pinned pretty much every photo of yours, because it's so awesome!! Love it!

    Also, you're fully making me homesick with all your little reminders of NZ! :(


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