Bringing you our most popular real wedding features over the past month. All are incredibly beautiful and uniquely personal in their own modern way…
We were set up on a blind date in Sydney, Australia, and have been globe-hopping ever since. We now live in New York with our little boy Atlas and soon to be baby boy number two. Living overseas and being away from friends and family means we lean on each other a lot. We make big decisions just the two of us.
The wonderful Nicola and Henry were the winners of a once in a lifetime 50K Wedding Giveaway and were married on the 8th of August. Together Journal was one of the sponsors alongside a collection of top local vendors.
Mike and I met nearly 9 years ago at Mike’s best friends 21st, and we have been together for 7 of those years. I’m a business operations manager/event manager, so I definitely took on the organisational role in the wedding planning. Planning is ingrained in me, and I absolutely loved researching, styling and putting together my own wedding.
Liam and I have been together for 7 years now, meeting at a friends party in New Plymouth. We did long distance for a while when I was studying a design degree at Massey University in Wellington. Liam ended up moving down to Wellington from New Plymouth when he started his job at Meridian and we’ve been together ever since.
Michael and I first met in Wellington while we were both studying at university and I was helping a friend move into Michael’s flat. But while the attraction was instant, the romance was not! A mutual shyness meant that it was long five months after that first meeting that Michael finally asked me on our first date – dinner at a restaurant for Valentine’s Day.
Ben and I met on a ski field in the South Island while we were at University. We moved into a flat and it wasn’t long before we become best friends. We did everything together, went on hikes, went skiing, and I even sat on the beach while he surfed. But it wasn’t till I finished my studies and moved overseas that we both realised we were in love. He flew to Egypt to visit me. I moved home. We got engaged, and never looked back.