Ash and Pete


The details:

Location: Black Walnut Venue
Hair: Samantha at Shine Hair Company
Makeup: Lipstik and Co
Groomsmen Attire: Tarocash
Groom's Attire: Tarocash
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Maygeng Bali
Rings: Diamonds on Seddon and Michael Hill Jeweller
Photographer: Joel McDowell
Videographer: Logan Dodds
Flowers: On My Hand Flora and Styling
Catering: El Mono Loco Catering


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How did you meet?

Pete and l first met in 2014 with a brief 30 minute encounter in an Auckland cafe then two months later ran into him in Waihi Beach while holidaying with a friend - the stars aligned!


When and where did you get married?

We got married on the 19th of January 2019 at a new venue called the Black Walnut Venue - half way between Waihi Beach and Tauranga. It was to die for- we booked it and got married there only 10 weeks later!


What was the theme/aesthetic of your big day?

We wanted things to be romantic, classy but fun. I think we hit the nail on the head! 


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What was the biggest source of inspiration while planning your wedding?

Doesn't everyone love a great pinterest board or instagram stalk of others' weddings and then mashing it all together to create your own vibe?


The most memorable moment from your day:

The ceremony was my favourite part - so many people came to our wedding but in that moment it felt as if it was just Pete and l. 


The biggest hit on the dance floor was:

We had dance lessons (no one knew) and broke out to crazy in love by Beyonce and Jay Z for our first dance - everyone had a few wines/beers by then so they loved it - not sure it was actually that great seeing the video though!


We honeymooned in:

Yet to be decided - we are having an overseas adventure during the New Zeaaland Winter as we are both very much Summer people. We did have a mini moon in Whitianga (child free though) and it was lush and so relaxing.


Did you always have an idea in mind of what you wanted your dress to look like?

I had abbbbbsolutely no idea but l knew Trish would talk me through the process to design something amazing! All l knew was that l wanted silk and no veil!

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