If you are just now joining us, you have impeccable timing. We are in the throws of mini-wedding Wednesday where we bring you lots and lots of wedding goodness every single hour and our next wedding just might be the most gorgeous to date. Photographed by super talented Vela Images, this is equal parts glamorous, elegant and chic and totally dripping in dreamy New Zealand light. For even more of the McDreaminess, click on the gallery.
From Yolandee, the beautiful Bride:
The most important decision of all is the venue! If you get this right, everything else will fall into place. Besides the fact that The Old Church is one of the most beautiful places we've found in all our travels, they also take care of so much more than just offering a beautiful setting. The service is excellent yet personal, the food is amazing, the atmosphere is romantic, rustic and warm with a huge range of possibilities there to suite any couple and occasion. I stayed in the villa next door to The Old Church the night before and got ready there on the day. This was the most beautiful place for photos. For the next day we booked this beautiful homestead called Cape Estate, a 1000 acre farm outside the coastal village of Te Awanga, a short drive from the Old Church. Our parents, the wedding party and our friends who came from San Francisco stayed here. It's private and tranquil with the most breathtaking views. Our wedding was on a Friday and on the Saturday many of our guests come to the house for second get together. We played tennis and games with the kids, had a bbq and lounged about around the huge open fireplace all night whilst sampling the beautiful local wine. It was the perfect way to get our friends and family to meet each other and the best way to have your wedding celebrations.
Photography: Vela Images / Venue: The Old Church, Napier, New Zealand / Event Design and Planning: The Old Church / Dress: TK Store / Shoes: Guess / Flowers: Bride and Grooms mothers did the flowers / Invitations: Made by the bride