Those kiwi folk who have travelled north of Auckland to this little township, will be familiar with the sign ‘Welcome to Magical Mangawhai’ as you drive in. This beautiful wedding took place all between two properties, just a little after that sign.
The ceremony was on a cliff top overlooking the water, surrounded by Pohutakawa trees in full bloom. The reception was at the brides parents property opposite, where they put up a huge marquee, lined the property with hydrangeas in jars, and partied the night away in a true relaxed, backyard kiwi style.
This couple is pretty special to me as Stef was the only client I’ve had who’s come to our first meeting, made herself at home on the floor of my office, and sprawled out wedding bits and pieces that she had been collecting since she was a girl. This immediately set the tone – the wedding would be relaxed, easy-going, as such, my team and I were really made to feel a part of the day.
This wedding was PERFECT. That little girls dream come true; marrying her sweetheart in her parents backyard.