I've gotta say it was VERY hard for me to make a selection of images for this blog post. With Ryan and Heidi from Forged in the North (insanely good photographers) on board, it was made even harder to choose out of the 100s of amazing frames, seriously guys! So this wedding posessed all those incredible ingredients, from stunning locations, great weather, the awesome couple, the fabulous florist and the superstar photographers, BOOM! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do, and yes Waiheke Island is all this and more! Congratulations Bridgette and Ryan, we were so happy to be a part of this day with you.
This wedding was hosted at Poderi Crisci Vineyard, you may have heard of this place, a rather fine Italian inspired vineyard set in the rolling countryside of Waiheke. They happen to also have a wine cellar, with the storybook vine covered exterior and large rustic wooden doors. Inside you will discover a candle lit room filled with floor to ceiling stacked wine barrels and an aroma of the finest bordeaux style wine. Overall it's authentically the closest thing you'll get to Italy over here. 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 and the selected table runners all added to the effortless Italian-chic ambience. Our rustic ceremony arch was adored in greenery and blooms thanks to our florist extraordinaire Wildflower. The rest of the evening was a blast, with a feast of Italian dishes, wines, great music and a festoon lit patio for dancing.
Poderi Crisci Vineyard is one of our personal favourites when it comes to venues on the Island, so if you are thinking of hosting a wee soiree, wedding or gathering here let us know, we've a loads of ideas for this magical setting!