Kim & Ben
Location & Catering: Kauri Bay Boomrock
Bride's Gown: Trish Peng Customised Therese Gown
Hair: Janie Francis
Makeup: Beauty by Alexandra
Groom's Attire: Custom Made Suit
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Born to be Chic
Groomsmen Attire: Custom Made Suit
Rings: Partridge Jewellers
Photographer: Stephan and Nakita
Videographer: Logan Dodds
Flowers: Blush Flowers
Stationary: Number Nine Design
How did you meet?
Rewind almost a decade ago, we were out on the town when two of our best friends (Josh & Georgia) introduced us to each other, we truly have been inseparable ever since. These same two friends stood right beside us on our big day which we think is pretty special.
When and where did you get married?
We got married on the 27th of February at the one and only Kauri Bay Boomrock. Ollie and his team are truly incredible, we could not have asked for a better experience from start to finish. Kauri Bay will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
What was the theme/aesthetic of your big day?
We had a pretty clear idea right from the get go of what we were after. The overall aesthetic was minimalistic and beautifully simple - crisp whites and greens for florals with a touch of gold for the table settings, lots of tealight candles and festoon lights in the mix to create the perfect ambience when the sun went down and the party started. Kauri Bay and it’s breath-taking view really is something special so the venue spoke for itself.
What was the biggest source of inspiration while planning your wedding?
Our amazing vendors and their Instagram’s were our biggest source of inspiration. We totally trusted in each and every one of them to bring our ideas to life. We really did have the most stress free planning and lead up to our big day thanks to all of them.
The most memorable moment from your day?
Apart from walking down the aisle, which in itself is a moment in time we will never forget, it’s got to be when Ben & I took a moment to stand back from the celebrations and watch our nearest and dearest enjoying themselves once the sun had gone down, it was a full moon and was a bit of a pinch yourself moment.
The biggest hit on the dance floor was?
Without a doubt our first dance song - History by One Direction. It’s wholeheartedly Ben & I’s song and has gained momentum over the years with our friends. Everyone got involved and danced and sang with us, our videographer captured it perfectly – A moment in time!
We honeymooned in?
We unfortunately didn’t get the honeymoon we had planned due to a snap lockdown the day after our wedding. Our friends joke that someone above is looking out for us, as we went into a snap lockdown the day after our Hens & Stag also, we were so incredible lucky! We have a trip planned to Europe next year and all going smoothly with the boarders re-opening we’ll count this as our honeymoon.
Did you always have an idea in mind of what you wanted your dress to look like?
On my very first consultation with Trish I went in knowing exactly what I was after, right down to the shape, lace and fit. Trish had a similar dress in her collection which we customised and tweaked to fit me perfectly. She also had the exact beaded lace I had envisioned for my dress. I wish I could rewind and do it all over again, the most special experience and I walked away with my dream dress. I joke that I’ll put it back on for our 1 year wedding anniversary – it’s too beautiful not to wear again.