Laura had been a bridesmaid for a bride whose wedding I helped plan a year earlier and it was great to have a new booking as a result of her experiencing my work. I met Laura and her mum in Wanaka around 18 months prior to her envisaged wedding date to go through the consultation.
Laura and Chris lived in Perth and were really hard to get hold of, so they left me in charge of most things. That said, Laura’s family was extremely talented and creative, so I made use of their offer to help when ever it seemed appropriate.
After several months of looking, they finally chose Northburn Station as the venue for their wedding ceremony and reception. This new venue ticked all the boxes for them and suited them perfectly. We then started work on the them and design of the wedding. Laura had already suggested that she would like a floral pattern with dragon flies featured also. We sourced lots of floral patterns from Australia and I narrowed it down to two, from which Laura and Chris made the final selection.
This chosen fabric was then ordered in bulk and used to bind the stationary, which was designed by Alyssandra, the napkins and also hand made photo frames which were displaying photos of all the guests at their own or another wedding. Laura’s mum also sourced tiny dragon fly pins, which were used on the invites and the napkins also. Laura’s auntie did all the flower arrangements, with the help of her daughter and these were displayed in the families own collection of vintage crystal vases. Favours were made up of a selection of lollies mixed together and served in individual cup cake holders – it was really colourful (and yummy!) Laura’s Grandma made the most gorgeous wedding cake, which also featured dragonflies and her grandpa and other family members entertained guests before dinner with their own family band!
Laura and Chris were married by celebrant Jools MacKnight on the 29th January 2010 by the pond at Northburn. Laura didn’t want to be away from guests for long, so Fredrik Larsson of Larsson Photography too the photos onsite, really quickly but still with his amazing results! After dinner guests danced the night away to one of my best bands from Dunedin – all my clients rave about them, they really know how to please a crowd!