What a fantastic day! The Waiheke Wedding Fair came to life on Sunday up at Batch Winery, Waiheke Island. We've just received all the amazing photos from our wonderful Waiheke Photographer Emma Hughes, so I was super eager to share them with you as soon as possible. With over 40 exhibitors it was a lot to cover, so I'm splitting this into two blog entries, otherwise it may be a little too much to get through! Every exhibitor did an amazing job of their stand, which really made the overall look and feel of the fair completely beautiful and unique. In terms of Wedding shows and expos, this was a real stand out for me- it showcased what is essentially Waiheke- the relaxed and laid back nature of the Island, the boutique style and the quality array of amazing venues and suppliers. The feedback from those who attended has been wonderful to receive, with couples commenting on how valuable the inspiration and ideas were, plus the opportunity to meet their key suppliers face to face. The Batch Winery, who generously hosted the whole day, is one of the latest Waiheke venues available for couples tying the knot. If you wish to know more about their packages, then drop me an email and I'll forward you some more details.
Platinum Hire provided a range of stunning marquees for the Fair, including their popular VIP glass wall hexagonal marquee- which makes an amazing space for a ceremony or reception no matter the weather. Along with their marquees, Platinum also brought their Rattan lounge furniture- perfect for a more informal style wedding or cocktail event.
Not only providing great wines (their Blanc de Blancs is not to be missed!) the views at the Batch Winery are panoramic and breathtaking- we were lucky with a perfect day to enjoy them too!
Our friends at the Oyster Inn brought along Pearl (Combi) for the outing- she is also available for your wedding day transfers should you be booked in at their lovely Inn. The Oyster team always offer wonderful Island hospitality, and it was where we were often found enjoying a wine and planning out details before the Fair!
Nicki created some gorgeous displays with her beautiful array of decor objects at the Figment stand- one of our regular suppliers for weddings on Waiheke. We love her style and the amazing range
Really great to have some of our favourite City based suppliers over for the day, the girls from La Lumiere are almost locals!
My Waiheke put together a number of tablescapes as part of the styling for the Fair, this was our Vintage Glamour table, with a hint of Gatsby. Thanks to Pacific Linen, Waiheke Flower Gallery, Figment Event Outfitters and Studio Amanda Wright for their contributions. The Chiavari chairs are always popular, looking all dressed up here with lace sashes. If you are looking for these particular chairs on Waiheke drop me an email.
Vicki & Roz from Wildfllower were responsible for this beautiful stand, plus the amazing floral garland on our own stand.
Lauretta & Imogen from the Mudbrick, with a beautiful looking stand complete with chocolate truffles that were AMAZING!
The Waiheke Flower Company brought Vintage to the Fair, and we all fell in love with those lilac roses!
So there was fine wine, great music, loads to see, spectacular views and blue skies. We couldn't have asked for much more, it was a perfect Waiheke day. Well done to all involved, to Coco Lily Events for putting it together, Platinum Hire for their amazing marquees on the day and all the wonderful wedding vendors, who have become like an extended family for me.
Stay tuned to see what we at My Waiheke got up to at the Fair, posted in the next blog. Bye for now!
Photos courtesy of Emma Hughes Photography.