Taylor & Austin
Location: The Old Church, Napier
Bride's gown: Trish Peng - Stacy Gown
Hair: Olivia Tiel
Makeup: Olivia Tiel
Groomsmen Attire: Barkers
Groom's Attire: Rembrant
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Forever New
Rings: Groom: Michael Hill Bride: Walker & Hall
Photographer: Curate Weddings Videographer: The Wednesday Creatives
Flowers: Botanical Lane Catering: Orton's Catering
DJ: Mix it DJ
How did you meet?
We met in October 2020 over Labour Weekend at Riverbend Bible Church for their annual Sports Camp weekend. It is a weekend filled with 6am starts and you play a variety of sports over the three days and listen to messages from the Bible throughout the weekend - it is physically exhausting but a lot of fun. We noticed each other on Friday night in the main auditorium and slowly kicked into conversation over the coming days. After camp finished, Austin messaged me on Facebook Messenger and the rest is history!
When and where did you get married?
11 February 2023 at The Old Church in Napier
What was the theme/aesthetic of your big day?
Bright, light, fresh vibes. White, gold and pale blue seemed to be the common theme.
What was the biggest source of inspiration while planning your wedding?
The venue. After seeing different photos of the venue, I was obsessed and planned the wedding from there.
The most memorable moment from your day:
Our photos alone. It was so nice being together without the noise. We had a lot of fun taking photos together.
The biggest hit on the dance floor was:
Can't even remember - we had a great DJ and just kept dancing until the end of the night!
We honeymooned in:
Our honeymoon changed drastically due to the Cyclone which canceled almost all our plans to go up the coast towards the top of the North Island. Instead, we spent most of our time at our family bach in Taupo, along with a few nights in Auckland.
Did you always have an idea in mind of what you wanted your dress to look like?
I knew I wanted to show my figure, but I also wanted some drama. I didn't know what kind of material or details but quickly worked through some options and found my dream dress.