Matakauri Lodge Styled Shoot

Nestled against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Wakatipu, the Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown recently played host to a styled wedding shoot that was nothing short of enchanting. While the venue itself boasts unparalleled natural beauty, it was the meticulous styling that truly stole the show on this special day.

The overarching theme of the shoot centred around timeless elegance and romance, setting the stage for an unforgettable wedding experience. Soft, neutral tones graced the scene, casting a subtle, yet deeply romantic ambience that perfectly complemented the serene lakeside setting.

One of the most captivating elements of the decor was the liberal use of gypsophila. A clouds of delicate white blooms hung gracefully above the table, creating an ethereal, almost dreamlike atmosphere. The softness of the flowers contrasted beautifully with the crispness of the draping beige linen tablecloths and napkins. This combination of textures added depth and sophistication to the setting.

The tables themselves were a study in refined aesthetics. Candlesticks in gold brass holders cast a warm, inviting glow, while elegant glassware added a touch of class. What truly brought the tables to life, however, were the vibrant lemons that served as both decor and a pop of colour. The bright, zesty yellow of the lemons juxtaposed against the soft hues of pink in the linen and candle sticks, creating a visual feast for the eyes.

The bride and groom for this style shoot were the epitome of classic elegance. The bride, adorned in a pearl necklace and earrings, exuded timeless beauty. Her Hera Couture gown and the groom’s attire from Sergios Menswear perfectly complemented the refined atmosphere, making them the ideal focal point amidst the carefully curated decor.

The real magic of this styled wedding shoot lay in the fusion of natural beauty and meticulous styling. With the majestic Lake Wakatipu as a backdrop, the result was a symphony of elegance, romance, and sheer visual delight. It was a testament to the artistry of wedding styling, turning a picturesque location into an unforgettable experience of love and beauty.

VENUE Makatauri Lodge, @makataurilodge / STYLIST Alexandra Kate Creative, @alexandrakatecreative; Little Botanica, @littlebotanica_ / PHOTOGRAPHER Kate Roberge, @katerobergephotography / MODELS + AGENT Cara + Michael / FLORA Little Botanica, @littlebotanica_ / VIDEOGRAPHY Toast Wedding Films, @toastweddingfilmnz / PLANNER Alexandra Kate Creative, @alexandrakatecreative / HIRE Tablelook, @tablelook; Tble Linen, @tble_linen_hire / STATIONERY Ink Berry, @inkberry_calligraphy / HAIR Salon You / MAKEUP Harmony Skin Beauty, @harmonyskinbeauty / WEDDING GOWN Hera Couture, @heracouture / SUIT Sergios Menswear, @sergios.menswear / ACCESSORIES Seletti Concept Store, @seletticonceptstore; Nemo Bridal, @nemobridal

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