Marry Me
We were in Alaska at the end of our 2 year OE. We were in a small sea side town called Juneau. It was a drizzly day and we had decided to go and hike up to a glacier. Little did I know, Tim had packed champagne in his backpack and when we got to the base of the glacier, he wanted me to stop for a 'rest' and I turn around and he's there on one knee proposing. Super special and a cool way to end our time overseas. We were home three weeks later to celebrate with our family and friends. 
The Day
We got married on 21st November 2020 in Palmerston North at Wharerata where I grew up. We love spring, always the best for the garden and not too hot. 
No specific theme but our colour schemes and flower choices reflected our vision for the 'natural' look and feel. 
Expectations and Reality
I love weddings so was naturally looking forward to my own, however I enjoyed it so much more than I ever thought. We both noted that there is something pretty special about having all your favourite people in one place all there to celebrate us. The biggest surprise of the day was my Dad who wrote a song and sung it with the band backing. It was the highlight of our day and we didn't even know it was happening!
From One Bride To Another
Chill, relax, take it all in. Be very well planned in the months leading up so that the week of and on the day/day after you can just enjoy it all and all the people that have come to be with you! 
Best Moment
My favourite moment was all the speeches. I love speeches at weddings. People put so much thought and effort in and it was also super special hearing messages read out from overseas guests who couldn't make it back due to COVID. 
Photographer: Melissa Maguire
Venue: Wharerata
Brides Dress: Anna Schimmel
Shoes: Chaos & Harmony
Bridesmaids: BLAK
Furniture: Mustard Folk
Cake: Crafted & Co Cakes
Videographer: Artisan Media
Boys Suits: Thompsons Suits Hastings
Florist: @Floraforms
Band: The Noodles
Make up: Katrina York Makeup
Hair: Nicole @manawatu_stylist_nicole
Candle Holders hired: The Revelry Event Hire
Rings: Cameron Jewellery