Im blogging Lucy & Allens wedding only over a year later but to this date, this wedding still has a special place in my memory. Sometimes I meet clients, they share details of their big day to come with me and I get goosebumbs. Ive only met them for no more than 20 minutes but I already can get a real picture for the day, theme and style and that always makes me so excited. When I met Lucy for her trial I instantly felt excited. We created her hair and makeup look on her trial, she tried on the dress for me and i nearly cried myself!!
We were after a glamourous, Slim Aarons style setting with a tropical twist – the bigger the tropical leaves, the better! We also wanted to include special Chinese touches, so we made red and gold prominent in our styling and also had a fusion feast of a menu, which included dumplings and pork galore!
Ive never met someone with such a warm inviting presence and a bride more excited. Lucy made me smile ear to ear with her wedding day excitement, she was like a little girl on Christmas. Her wedding day was extraordinary - as you can see from these images and I left feeling so happy for them both after a big day getting them all ready at the most amazing location. I could not love Lucy's hair and makeup look any more. It was simple but elegant and timeless. It complimented her dress and the detailed neckline of it.
Aside from our marriage certificate blowing into the pool, the other most memorable moment of our wedding was when it got to about 9pm. With the cyclone and the affects of the espresso martinis in full swing, I whispered in our photographer’s (Danelle Bohane) ear, ‘please let me know when you’re about to leave, as Allen and I are going to jump in the pool!’. Danelle loved it and the pool shots are some of our favourites. From about 10.30pm onwards, half of our wedding guests were doing bombs into the pool, and the other half were inside dancing in the smoke machine filled ‘club’ – it was insanely perfect and it made our wedding so memorable.
HAIR + MAKEUP - KAITLIN CHAPMAN // PHOTOGRAPHY - DANELLE BOHANE
Bride’s dress—Gemy Maalouf from Morgan-Davies Bridal //Location—Waikopou, Waiheke // Event Coordination--Waiheke Island Weddings and Events // Flora—Vicki at Wild Flower// Styling--Waiheke Event Hire, My Waiheke Hire and Figment Events // Bridesmaids’ dresses— Reformation // Bride’s shoes--Charlotte Olympia // Bride’s veil & headpiece--Bo and Luca
Lucy & Allens Wedding was featured in Together Journals Magazine and Blog - Read more about Lucy & Allens day HERE