So the wedding planning train is still chugging along and slowly gaining momentum. There have been many stops this month, but now it’s full steam ahead, to destination: married. Here’s May’s update from Sharmain and Jeremy and their journey from Engaged to Married.
All you need is love and … a sneak peek at Amber and Jeff’s real life wedding.
On April 18 2015 I had the pleasure of joining Amber and Jeff and their friends and family at the beautiful Larnach Castle as Amber and Jeff committed to each other and became husband and wife.
Amber and Jeff
Venue: Larnach Castle, Dunedin
Wedding Dress: Brides by Mancini – Belle
Bridesmaid Dresses: JJs House – Online
Photographer: Lisa Reid
Hair: Aurum Hairstylists
Make up: Kristine at Body Shop
Grooms Attire : Online
Celebrant: Angela Port (woot, woot!)
Flowers: Hand-made by the bride
Catering: Larnach Castle
Cake: Family friend made the cake – a restounding success
Anything else you want to include: we had our photo’s taken before the ceremony, which meant we could spend more time with the guests. (Larnach Castle only allows weddings to take place after the castle is closed to the public after 5pm, so having the photos taken before the 5pm ceremony actually works out well)
When was the best part of the day: after the ceremony and the photos, when I could kick back and relax.
Is there anything you would have done differently? Worried less beforehand – it all works out in the end.
How did you pick your wedding party? Easy – family.
Best piece of advice you were given: Enjoy it, it really goes so quickly, so it’s important you enjoy your time.
Any tips you want to pass on to future brides? Relax as much as possible – it should be fun.
Anything that didn’t go according to plan? Nothing major, some theatrics from our daughter during the ceremony, but that was to be expected (and was cute, so ok). I do remember wee Violet wandering off during the ceremony behind me – Angela
Thank you Amber and Jeff for sharing your beautiful wedding day. I hope you and your family and friends enjoy rel-living your special day.
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.