Melissa and Craig were our last wedding of 2013 and we honestly could not have asked for two lovelier people to round off another year of beautiful weddings with. Dream clients 100%, with wonderful friends, guests and family to make the day even better!
We met Craig, his groomsmen and a couple of friends (theirs, not ours) down at Onetangi Beach where beach cricket was the order of the day, along with a game of steal the
cricket stick flag suggested by a mischievous groomsmen… unfortunately this made Craig rather sandy so the obvious solution was to throw Craig in the ocean. Well obvious to me and the groomsmen, but maybe Craig wasn’t so keen on the idea!
Meanwhile at the Onetangi Beach Apartment, right across the road from the beach, Melissa and her girls were silently preparing for the ceremony. The atmosphere was hushed and had a very sacred feeling as they prepared… not because of any planned reverence but because Melissa (who by all accounts is never unwell), had laryngitis and was saving her voice in the hope that she could say her vows when the time came. Lemon. Honey. Ginger. Repeat. Lemon. Honey. Ginger. Repeat…
The veil going in!!
Melissa’s hair and make up was done by Jen from Bridal Beauty and her stunning flowers were by Virginia from Flower Gallery
The wedding ceremony itself took place at Goldie Room, a favourite venue of mine which has nailed the perfect mix of casual charm with wedding day elegance… styling by the ever stylish Sophia from My Waiheke
Our bride arrives…
And yes, Melissa’s voice came through and she made her vows, slightly husky, but definitely audible!
We took a few photos around the picturesque grounds of Goldie Vineyard while Melissa and Craig’s guests played a selection of vintage games (available from the Vintage Amusement Company) and enjoyed fun antics in The Amazing Traveling Photobooth, available on Waiheke Island from My Waiheke Weddings and Events
Melissa looking completely beautiful above, while the boys totally rock the boy band shot!
Melissa and Craig’s cake was created by Mary Wright from Food with Flair (insider information: we stayed to photograph the reception dinner so I got to taste the cake and it was very yummy indeed!)
Reception styling from Sophia at My Waiheke
I can confirm that some pretty wicked dancing went down on the 21st December last year!
And for something completely different, Melissa and Craig set up a toastie station to curb those late night munchies that can hit at the most inconvenient of times… Utter brilliance!
Ahhhhhhhhh, lovely lovely lovely. Such a beautiful day. Thank you Melissa and Craig, and all the very best for your beautiful future together. If it’s anything like your wedding day it will be filled with lots of laughter, joy, and the sincere love of those that surround you. xx