Liz and Sam are high school sweethearts. They met when we were 14, became best friends when they were 15 and started dating at 16. Because they had been together for nearly 10 years, they only had a four month engagement. Liz would describe it as ” hectic but awesome, as it made us focus on what was most important to us and not get caught up in too much detail”.
The three main things that they wanted from their wedding day was: to have as many of their friends and family there as possible; to cut the cake and have afternoon tea straight after the service so they could spend time with their guests before taking off for photos, and for the photos to reflect their personalities and last a lifetime. Sam’s lovingly restored Land Rover was the Wedding Car and they had a fleet of big, black Land Rover Defenders driving the bridal party around. From the invites to the flowers, the overall look of the day was centred around reds, purples and gold. The amazing cake, was created by bridesmaid Jazz , who incorporated figs, red orchids and gold leaf. A beautiful floral print and the concept of a circle as their symbol also influenced the overall look of the day. Red and gold are very Chinese colours, which is a big part of Liz’s heritage. The night of partying was kicked off at The Wharf, right next to Auckland Harbour.
Since I’m publishing this on their one year anniversary I should also say that since getting married these two have since moved to Europe to continue their travel Adventures. Liz sumed it up when she said, “It feels pretty awesome to be on this journey called life with your best friend.”
Bride’s Dress – Halo Gown by Rue De Seine | Groom’s Suit – MJ Bale | Groom’s Shoes – RM Williams | Bride’s Shoes – Ted Baker | Flora – Zimzee Flowers | Ceremony Venue – The Community of St Luke, Remuera | Reception Venue – The Wharf | Bridesmaids Dresses – Lucidity Slip Dresses by Miss Crabb | Catering – The Collective | Gift Registry – Smith & Caughey’s | Hair & Makeup – Roisin at Rouge and Scout | Celebrant – Groom’s Uncle, Glynn Cardy | Rings – Mark Sokolich