New Zealand 1920's Inspired Wedding by Vela Images
June 20, 2012
Australia & South Pacific
This 1920's inspired wedding is super gorgeous and the bride's dress alone will totally take your breath away. Vela Images captured each and every vintage inspired moment to perfection and we seriously can't stop talking about this gorgeous garden party. It's so authentic, you'll think you've been transported back in time. Click here for even more pretty!
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Francesca and Dan (well, Francesca in particular) became obsessed with the 1920s and '30s just before they got engaged, so when it came time to plan and style their wedding, they knew they wanted to infuse it with their newfound passion! With that in mind, they chose a waterlily garden as the venue. The waterlilies reminded Francesca of old paintings and cake tins and was an ideal place to celebrate their romantic and relaxed day in true vintage style. In keeping with the '20s theme, Francesca commissioned her gorgeous drop waist dress from Corina Snow. She'd fallen in love with the fashion of the era and was looking for something classic and elegant in lace. While browsing through a wedding magazine she saw a picture of the back of a similar dress that Corina had designed and excitedly made an appointment to meet with her.

Family and friends helped with the planning and sourcing of items, including the beautiful vintage car that took Francesca to the ceremony. The owner, Roger, had in fact sold the car a few weeks before, but only on the condition that he could still use it to drive Francesca to her wedding! Francesca and Dan felt that their wedding was really "them." The many hours spent planning and designing were all worth it to them as it was like no other wedding they had been to. Sharing the beautiful day with their parents, families and close friends made it perfect!

Wedding Photography: Greta Kenyon of Vela Images / Wedding Venue: Waihi Waterlily Gardens in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand / Styling + Floral Design: DIY by the Bride, Friends + Family / Props + Crockery: The Vintage Table / Wedding Dress: Corina Snow Bridal Couture