All you need is love … and a sneak peek at Leah and Keirin’s real life wedding.
Leah and Keirin Tutty
I was lucky enough to be the wedding celebrant as Leah and Keirin finally (after 19 years together) tied the knot. They were lucky enough to have their 3 children and closest friends by their sides as they exchanged their vows. You have to agree this venue is stunning, and needs absolutely no decoration. Here’s the run down on their dream day.
Bride: Leah Tutty
Groom: Keirin Tutty
Bridesmaids: Aimee and Samantha (Leah and Keirin’s daughter)
Best Man: Ian
Groomsman: Dylan and Daniel (Leah and Keirin’s son’s)
Wedding Dress: From Watters
Groom: Esquire Suit Hire
Bridemaid Dress: Pagani
Photographer: SVZ Photography
Hair and Make up: Arrum
Venue: Tropical Rainforest, Otago Museum
Wedding Celebrant: Angela Port
Reception Venue: Alhambra Rugby Club
Cake: Ka Pow Cakes
Music: Jumping Jacks, Jukebox Hire
Wedding Cars: 2 Black AP5s
Wedding Colours: Green, Black and White
Ceremony music: “Nothing else matters” Metallica, “Signed, sealed, delivered” “Ho Hey” Lumineers
Best part of the day: Just hearing the music start, and the moments after the ceremony when we felt relaxed and happy.
Things I would have done differently: We had a small wedding, only 50 people, it was so hard choosing the guest list, if I could I would have added to the guest list.
Where did you get ideas/inspiration: OffBeat Bride site, Pinterest and just surfing the net.
How did you pick your bridal party: We picked out children and closest friends to be by our sides on the day.
Best piece of advice you were given: From Grandma “Just do what makes you happy, bugger everyone else”
Advice to other brides: Make sure you have lots of reliable helpers to do the running around and any last minute things, so you don’t stress out on the day. Also make sure you eat, it’s a really long day!
Anything didn’t go to plan: We were late all day, hair and make-up, photos everything.
Thanks for sharing your special day Leah and Keirin, it was an absolute honour to play a small part in your big day.