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Aimee + Andy • beautiful Whangarei wedding by Isabella Harrex

Well here it is, our first 'The Love' real wedding!  What a privilege it is to have such a beautiful wedding shoot provided by a very lovely photographer (who also loves duck-egg blue by the way!) as our first real wedding.  A friend told us about Dunedin-based Isabella Harrex and as soon as we opened the first image Isabella sent through to us, we were hooked and knew this classically beautiful bride and handsome groom would be perfect for our first 'The Love'.  What we didn't know was how hard it would be for us to select just a few images of their gorgeous wedding to show you!  Isabella shot this wedding in Whangarei at Aimee's parents home, and it was the perfect backdrop for this very pretty wedding.  What makes our hearts sing when we look at these images is how much fun Aimee + Andy are having, their smiles are infectious and we found ourselves smiling too.  We absolutely love how Isabella's images have captured the little details that made this wedding so special and don't you just love those pretty pink and yellow macarons?   

We hope you enjoy our first 'The Love' and these beautiful images, and thank you to Aimee + Andy for sharing their big day with us and telling us a little bit about it...

When we started planning our wedding, we knew we wanted to get married in my hometown of Whangarei, and that we wanted a relaxed, whimsical, at-home-in-the-garden feel. We scoured Northland looking for a venue, and in the end realized that if we wanted to feel at home and to relax and have fun with our family and friends, the perfect place would be precisely that – home. We got married in my parents’ backyard and held the reception in a marquee on the grounds of their avocado orchard. We were touched by the number of people who travelled from around New Zealand and from overseas to be there, many of them pitching in in the days leading up to the event, helping us to get everything ready for the day. 

When it came to style we wanted to keep it simple, pretty, a little bit traditional, but not too perfect. Our friends and family were wonderful, creating menu boards and seating plans from old kitchen cabinet doors, bunting, and candle holders from tin cans; patiently tying labels to macarons; and hanging lights, lanterns and bunting in the marquee and grounds. We were helped by so many amazing people to bring it all together, but in particular we are so grateful to our families for all the organization and work they did on our behalf. 

Looking back, if we had any advice it would be to roll with the stressful bits and remember to enjoy the preparations, each other, and the people who are there to share it with you. Take time over decisions and have faith that it will all work out! In the end, our day was everything we imagined, and what made it so special was having all our family and friends around, happy and having fun. We often look at our photographs and remember what a wonderful day it was. It really was the best day of our lives - so far!

Dress: Jane Yeh   Suit: Crane Brothers   Bridesmaids: Ruby   Flowers: Florabunda   Catering: Nectar Catering & Cafe   Macarons: Ma Cherie   Photography: Isabella Harrex


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