We met almost 10 years ago during our first year at Waikato University, through living in the same student hostel. Michael would sit outside playing guitar and I’d go and sit with him and sing.
Dirk and I had known each other for a number of years before we started dating. We met through our local church and had many mutual friends, and one day those mutual friends decided to set us up on a date… and the rest is history.
Being a part of the wedding industry myself, as a photographer, I’ve seen an array of weddings, and from the beginning we knew we wanted our wedding to be all about the people, creating an atmosphere for everyone to gather and have a good time with one another, all on a beautiful winter’s day.
Frank and I were high school sweethearts. We met through a friend of mine at the time who was dating Frank’s cousin. We were all hanging out and from there Frank started texting me.
Everything on our wedding day went to plan! It’s hard to believe how well it went – there were no glitches (that we were aware of). We were fortunate to have a great team of people who also worked so well together.
We married in a studio just around the corner from our house, covered in gorgeous vines that claimed their territory along the interior roof too. We styled the space minimally but beautifully, with one of my bridesmaids making a huge, gorgeous wreath. We played music from our gramophone and important people read special passages. Afterwards we enjoyed great Kokako coffee, hot chocolate and Karma Cola with our guests, served from The Tinman’s Citroen van. The bridal party then snuck off to Orphan’s Kitchen in Ponsonby with our photographers, where we enjoyed a wine and embraced all the emotions with our best friends before heading to the reception.