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Love is Sweet- Mudbrick Wedding

So while we did our first wedding of the season this weekend, I looked back to our first wedding of last season-and fell in love all over again with this beautiful day! This is Albbe and Terry's wedding and I'm delighted to be sharing this with you today, in honour of all things Spring! They are the sweetest couple in every way, and their wedding day was filled with loads of fun, laughter, love and colour! As you will see, Albbe's favourite colour is yellow, and being a Springtime wedding, it seemed only fit to bring out the best of this fresh and colourful palette. I get very excited when our clients choose to go with a strong bold colour, and there is just something extremely happy about the yellow. We were also over the moon to know our friends from Bayly & Moore would be joining us on the day, as we just adore their photo's and eye for the creative and beautiful. The wedding ceremony and reception was held at Mudbrick and flowers were by Wildflower.


Creating refeshment stands at ceremonies is something we LOVE to do! Serving old fashioned lemonade was a total hit, and naturally tied in with the theme! We carried the fresh lemons, daisy's, whites and yellow through to the reception, while keeping the rustic country charm with the woods and crates. 


We only had to show one image of the desired cake to Rebecca at The Cake Parlour, and she knew exactly what we they were after, and the final product looked amazing! We custom made yellow chevron table runners which sat beautifully with the spring daisy's, white peonies, fresh olive and roses. I'm actually rather tempted to get a few of those table runners for home!


Another fun element was the Candy Buffet, which was filled with the couples favouirte sweet treats. It's always hard to resist eating these beforehand! 

A beautiful sunset ushered the evening in, our bride Albbe was whisked away briefly for an outfit change, and returned in something rather spectacular. See Part 2 for more images on that!

Photographer: Bayly & Moore  | Venue: Mudbrick | Styling & Coordination: My Waiheke | Accommodation: Wild Bay | Bridal Transfers: Waiheke Roller | Cake: The Cake Parlour | Flowers: Wildflower | Celebrant: Irene Armstrong | Hair & Make-up: RENSFX Makeup


A touch of Tuscany- Poderi Crisci Wedding

Can I just say it was VERY hard for me to select the images for this post. If Ryan & Heidi weren't such insanely good photographers- my job might have been made a little easier. It also didn't help that this gorgeous couple, Bridgette and Ryan (yes, I know, another Ryan) were super sweet and that all their locations were nothing short of amazing! Come on guys, do you know how hard it is creating blog posts!

So here are the details. This wedding was set at Poderi Crisci Vineyard, you may have heard of it, a rather fine Italian inspired vineyard set in the rolling countryside of Waiheke. They happen to also have a wine cellar, with the story book doors and floor to ceiling stacked barrels. Overall it's authentically the closest thing you get to Italy over here, and believe me I'd know having lived in Tuscany myself. Styling this wedding was all too easy with a venue like this, and some of the personal elements provided by Bridgette were the perfect addition. The hand-crafted guest name tags she made were so good I was contemplating hiring her to create stationery for one of our other weddings! The gorgeous ceremony arch turned out better than our design plans, thanks to the florist extraordinaire Wildflower. So that's about it from me, I'll let you get on and enjoy the photos!

P.S Heidi & Ryan are very cool and uber talented, as you may notice. We'd love to work with them again, so can someone please book us all in again?!
Oh and yes, as you can probably tell, I quite liked this architecturally designed Waiheke house where Bridgette got ready.


Photographers: Ryan & Heidi Studio | Venue: Poderi Crisci Vineyard, Waiheke Island | Stylist: Sophia @ My Waiheke | Cake: The Cake Parlour | Florist: Vicki from Wildflower


Levon & Nikolai // Trailer from bubblerock on Vimeo.

Quite often my clients become like dear old friends. Levon was one of these. I loved working on her wedding, and bringing to life her creative vision. I am really looking forward to sharing the photos from this special day, but in the meantime I am super delighted to be sharing this sweet short film trailer by the ever talented Bubblerock. It was early January, we enjoyed a good shower or two of rain on the day, along with a stunning sunset and a starry night to follow- it all made for an absolutely amazing wedding!


My Waiheke on show

Here are some of the styled looks created by the My Waiheke team at the recent Waiheke Wedding Fair.

Creating this 'Farm to Table', Tuscan inspired tablescape at the fair was such a highlight! Always fun to play around with styles and bring in some new ideas. This was inspired by Rustic Tuscany, and I looked to incorporate the local produce of the season, such as artichokes and strawberry's. Also used were natural burlap fabrics, Kraft paper placemats, brass and a selection of vintage bottles for the table. No table is complete without amazing flowers- here Vicki (Wildflower) sourced as much local and wild flowers as possible. Amongst the mix of her centrepieces were borage, fennel, kale and olive. A Persian rug and some beautifully crafted stationary by the talented Amanda Wright topped off this look beautifully.

I am such a huge fan of the look 'Beach Chic', especially for a destination like Waiheke Island. However I do believe you have to mix it well, things can go all wrong with a bunch of shells and turquoise! Here we've used raw natural linen's on the tables, driftwood from the east coast (no we don't offer a beach combing service, but stock a reasonable range from my last holiday down that way!), a nautical inspired Crown Lynn centrepiece and some stunning local crockery. Flatware, glasses and cutlery from Figment Event Outfitters, and coloured tumblers and pasta bowls from Factory Ceramic. Flowers were understated, delicate and beautifully matched the whole feel of the table. These were provided by The Waiheke Flower Co. in Oneroa.  Ok, so the question is, who's going to choose this look for their wedding? I'm so hanging out to bring these elements into a real wedding soon.




Our Waiheke Wedding Fair

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.