Hayleigh and Luke lived in Adelaide in Australia, but Hayleigh was originally from Nelson, New Zealand, hence one of the reasons to marry here. They had already booked most of their wedding arrangements, including my husband Fredrik Larsson of Larsson Photography for photography, but needed some advice for a few things along the way as well as on the day support.
Now Hayleigh was quite possibly one of my most organised brides and she certainly had an eye for design and detail. With the help of myself and the florist, she brought together one of the most gorgeous looking weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She even went as far as shipping numerous boxes of props and accessories over from Australia – opening them was like Christmas had come early!
Kathryn Ormond married them both on the 21st November 2009 at an outdoor ceremony at Stoneridge Estate, Lake Hayes. After the ceremony, guests were driven in the local open top, London Red Bus to Mt Soho for the reception. Meanwhile, Fredrik went with the bridal party in Black London Taxi’s to the airport to meet their helicopter which was to take them for helishots in the snow!
On arrival back at Mt Soho, Hayleigh and Luke re-joined their guests for some drinks before dinner. Dancing followed with a DJ who Hayleigh had booked direct from Christchurch.