Janelle and Josh

Janelle was the winner of our 2019 Win Your Dream Dress Competition


“How do I even begin to describe just how talented Trish Peng is. I was beyond lucky enough to win the opportunity to design my dream wedding with Trish!! The whole experience was amazing, from the initial sit down where she managed to sketch exactly what I was envisioning, to all the fittings and choosing the beautiful materials and finally the completion of my dream dress.

Trish made me feel at complete ease at every stage of the process and her bridal studio quickly became my favourite place to visit! Thank you so much to Trish and her team for making my dream dress a reality!!”

- Janelle x

The details:

Location: Woodlands Estate
Bride's gown : Trish Peng
Hair: Face Me Makeup
Makeup: Leahlovesmakeup
Groomsmen Attire: Dorset Suits
Groom's Attire: Dorset Suits
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Pagani
Rings: Gold mark and Joshs ring was a family heirloom
Photographer: Wild Spirit Wedding
Videographer: Family friend
Planner: Ourselves
Flowers: Bloomin Krazy
Catering: Kerr and Ladbrook Catering
Cake: Bespoke Cakes


How did you meet?
Josh and I met at the Auckland Airport. I was waiting for a connecting domestic flight and he was waiting to pick up a friend, we were sitting at the same cafe and got talking and ended with him getting my number.

When and where did you get married?
We got married November 30th 2019 at the Woodlands Estate in Gordonton.

What was the theme/aesthetic of your big day?

Our theme was traditional Garden wedding, with a big emphasis on white and greenery. Our venue was such a beautiful backdrop so we wanted decorations that would complement the venue. 

What was the biggest source of inspiration while planning your wedding?
I found the wedding expo's to be so helpful, they were a great chance to talk to vendors and get some great ideas.


The most memorable moment from your day:
There are so many moments but I have to choose Our first dance. I always dreamed of having our first dance outside under the stars and festoon lights. It was perfect.

The biggest hit on the dance floor was:

Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker

We honeymooned in:

Did you always have an idea in mind of what you wanted your dress to look like?
I always wanted a lower cut back and mermaid silhouette. I had plenty of pictures of dresses that were similar to what I was after, but Trish truly custom designed my dream dress!

Loren Marks