Real Wedding: Sarah & Heidi – Photography by Benjamin and Elise

Heidi and I met three and a half years ago, drunk at a club. On our first date she got so nervous she tried to escape out the bathroom window (thankfully it was bolted shut). It isn’t much for the romantics out there, but we definitely feel that the stars aligned that night.

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We are a bit of a yin and yang type couple – and we live in a chaotic bliss somewhere in the middle. Heidi loves things clean and tidy, while I’m a little (some would say very) partial to mess. Heidi is logical and methodical, and I’m impractical and impatient. Somehow (and neither of us really knows how) it works, and it works beautifully.

Our wedding was just the best day ever! It was such a happy, fun, special time with our closest family and friends and we couldn’t have asked for more. Now I just want everyone to get married so they get to feel that magic too – there’s nothing else like it!

Planning the wedding was a little bit of a guessing game – we’d never been to New Zealand before so there was a huge amount of research involved. Highlights were the speeches (I’ve never laughed and cried so much in one evening!) and finding each other alone in the bathroom and sharing a giant hug, a squeal and a quick debrief before getting back to all the celebrations.

Married life is the same, but different, in the best way. Perhaps there’s a deeper sense of permanence. We’ve been married only just six months and a whole lot has happened – a career change for me, a new (furry) member of the family and we’re about to move house! None of which would have been possible without my best friend and the love of my life by my side. I still can’t believe that, in this big world with so many people, we somehow found each other.

Photography by: Benjamin and Elise / Location: Martinborough, NZ
See more of this wedding inside issue three available to purchase here: issue two

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Sarah’s Dress, Aurelio Costarella | Shoes, Sophia Webster | Heidi’s top, Country Road | Heidi’s Pants, Sass & Bide | Heidi’s Jacket, Marcs | Venue, Poppies Winery | Flora, Yvette Edwards | Make up, Emma Rachel Levitt | Hair, Sharyn Butters |