Hey Lover’s Downunder. I have a beautiful wedding for you today from Kate Grewal Photography. My jaw dropped when I saw the tent set up, what an awesome idea and a gorgeous setting from Raj tent club. WOW. I am totally in love with the bouquet by Judy Mcgaffin, you will really love this. Enjoy the LOVE.
Some words from bride Daneka “Andy and I wanted a wedding that reflected us, relaxed and fun so we decided on “style and flow” cocktail. For the location there was no question, we both have a love affair with Waiheke Island. We came together as a couple on Waiheke at a Vineyard party 3 years ago and it was that same location that Andy proposed in September 2011. Rather than our favourite vineyard however we picked a lodge that sat on the highest point of the island so we had 180 degree views looking back over the water to Auckland. As soon as we saw this view we knew it felt like getting away but it was only a short ferry ride for guests.
To complement the beautiful venue I found gorgeous Moroccan styled marquees and furniture which is when we immediately knew we wanted splashes of colour. From there the flowers, bridesmaid dresses and finishing touches came to fruition.
The day of the wedding was more than we dreamt it would be. The sun was shining, guests mingled and danced and Andy and I couldn’t remove our permanent fixture of smiles. We really felt the love in the air from family and friends as we had plenty to celebrate with finding out we were pregnant only months before the wedding. The day of celebration really was the start of an exciting new chapter. It is thanks to our photographer Kate Grewal who captured the day so beautifully in her photos that we are able to fondly look back on the happiest day of our lives so far.”
Photography: Kate Grewal. Venue: Chardy Ridge. Flowers: Judy Mcgaffin. Hair and Make-up: Sarah Knight. Tents: Raj Tent Club. Brides Gown: Sera Lilly. Cupcakes: Bluebells Cakery. Photography Assistant/Second Shooter : Alanah Paterson.