Amber & Matthew by Wild & Grace

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship … Matthew is an electrician, Amber is a Banker. We own our own home in Rotorua with our pup, Loki.

We love to travel, many of the jewellery we wore on the day was bought at our favourite places overseas. We also love to film and photograph. Matt likes to make Vlogs, Amber has her own blog so the photography on the day was very important. We like to be outdoors hiking and mountain bike riding and enjoy spending time by the lakes or beach in summer, but can always do a movie day in. 

What is unique about us and our relationship? We met at a New Years party and hit it off straight away, it wasn’t long before we were dating – we have been having adventures, supporting each other and making each other laugh ever since.

Tell us about your special day, was there a specific theme or style? Tell us a little about the setting, the styling and some of your favourite details … We wanted a very relaxed wedding. Something that celebrated everything we love. Good food, good music and gathering with the people we loved most. Amber designed the wedding and had a very specific picture in mind of what the wedding was to look like. We loved chancery street as it reminded us of our favourite place in London. We wanted the day to be classic and beautiful, but with a hint of modern. Amber had previously worked at a florist and having flowers about was important. We also wanted something different for the scenery, and a rooftop view of Auckland CBD was perfect, especially when it started getting dark and the city lights illuminated the dance floor. The wedding was all in once place, to keep things chill – we had our photos beforehand, so once we were on the roof we were there to have a good time with our closest family and friends.

Tell us about your main outfits: Matthews suit is his favourite, we got this shortly after we returned from England. It was natural to wear his favourite suit on the day. The groomsmen also wore their suits from their wedding days to keep things special and sentimental. 

Ambers dress was the Lavant in Blush from Hera Couture. It was love at first try and Katie was incredible throughout the whole process. We loved the red dresses from Pagani, and wanted to keep the bridesmaids classic and comfortable.

What were some of the most memorable/unique moments from the day? The most memorable moments after saying our vows were the moments we had after the rush alone, these were short but special and allowed us to breathe and take it all in. Our DJ Matt from Addictive DJs was incredible, and kept the guests laughing and dancing all night.  We all had an amazing time on the dance floor, and because we limited the seating there was both sides of the family mingling and dancing together all night – it was a great experience to see the families bonding like that, instead of seated at seperate tables.

Any advice for other couples planning to spend the rest of their lives together? Be supportive of each other, communicate and remember to laugh and have fun- do the things you love and actively make time to enjoy each others company.

Photographer: Wild & Grace Venue: Chancery Chambers Rooftop Terrace, Auckland Flora: Little Leaf Florals Bride’s Dress: Hera Couture Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss Makeup & Hair: Lipstick & Co Planner: The bride Catering: No Biggie Catering Beverages: Beverage Smart Cake: The Caker Acrylic Sign and Card Box: Paper Darling Celebrant: Di Simmons  Entertainment: Addictive DJs Ring/s:  Rocks & Diamonds, Taupo Bride’s Shoes: Dune London Groom: Julius Marlow Bride’s Earrings: Swarovski  Bride’s Bracelet: Emporio Armani Groom’s Watch & Cufflinks: Emporio Armani Bride’s Fragrance: Elie Saab Le Parfum Groom’s Cologne: Dior Sauvage Bridesmaids Dresses: Pagani Bridesmaid Shoes: Novo Bridesmaid Earrings: Forever New