Craggy Range Wedding / by Catherine Te Reo

Natalie and Elliot had an ah-ma-zing wedding in the beautiful Hawkes Bay.  It was a treat to be in Havelock North for these "I Do's".  Even better - StyleMe Pretty loved their wedding so much they featured it on their blog!  So heres a little piece cut from the blog:

From the Bride…"One year ago i got woken up at 2am in the morning and flown to a tropical island were my husband completely surprised me and proposed.

Planning our wedding brought me so much joy —  I could be a wedding planner full time!
Me and my husband knew that we were the ‘All or nothing’ types of people so we planned a wedding with the thought in mind that we would only do it once!

I had one year to plan my wedding, but thankfully since I work in event management I didn’t struggle when it came to organizing. I set a timeline for myself and tried to tick off a few tasks each week when I had spare time.

I researched like crazy (mainly getting inspiration from Style Me Pretty of course), and i didn’t give up on my vision. I felt like I knew exactly how I wanted the day to look — an elegant garden affair.

I am not a DIY person so every little detail I had to look into & finding somewhere and living in a small town my options were limited.. but i did it.

Our day was like a fairytale. We were married at one of the most amazing vineyards in New Zealand wine country at Craggy Range. We had our ceremony outside, reception inside, and then a separate marquee set up next to a lake for dancing.

It was a 14-person grooms party which made it that much more fun! I think the more, the better. We have friends who are brilliant musicians and they created there own cover band for our wedding which was a major highlight.

Overall all the thing I loved the most about our wedding was that I had put so much love and time in to planning it that when it came to the day every thing was special in some form or another….. and and also to top it up off I got too marry the man of my dreams and begin an adventure together for the rest of our lives. :)

I hope you like our day as much as we do.." - Natalie Cole

Photography: Poppy Moss Photography | Flowers: Sugar Snap | Dress: Ru De Seine | Stationary:Wakefields Digital | Wedding Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jill Demechey | Make Up:Heather Vette | Hair: Melissa Reid | Jewelery: Alluvium | Marqee Hire: Capri Events | Venue: Craggy Range

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