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Lauren & Bryn’s New Zealand Garden Wedding

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Lauren & Bryn

Lauren and Bryn’s New Zealand garden wedding has such a beautiful feeling to it. The dreamy backdrop, the gorgeous mood of the day all filters through the story of the day.

Lauren tells their story. “We met at a mutual friends party over 3 years ago, that’s when Bryn decided to commit to persuing me until he got what he wanted.”

Photos today are by Greta Kenyon – Vela Images  who captured such a sense of joy and beauty in the photographs.

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Lauren wore a strapless, sweetheart neckline gown from Sera Lily  while her bridesmaids wore lace gowns from Forever New.

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The groom and groomsmen wore blue and burgundy ensembles. Burgundy chinos from Top Man, navy suit jacket from Barkers, pale blue shirts from Little Brother and bows & bowties from Mark Richards.

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The couple’s dear friends “The Right Ones” performed during the ceremony.

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The ceremony was held at Brookegreen Park, Coatesville, Auckland . Lauren remembers “Bryn always wanted a garden wedding, and he found the most amazing, private, romantic, diverse, beautiful garden I have ever seen! Willows, geese, manicured lawns lakes and bridges were just some of the features in our dream venue. The sun came out and made everything shine!”

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Lauren walked down the aisle to ‘Intro’ by The XX, andAs long as our hearts are Beating’ by Jenny & Tyler.

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Lauren says “It is hard to pinpoint one moment, every single part contributed to the whole day being personal and impacting! Having family and friends being a support and seeing and hearing their happiness for us was so overwhelming. Enjoying the outworking of all the time and effort you put into the day is an amazingly satisfying feeling. And to top it all off you promise to spend the rest of your life with your best friend, pretty cool!!”

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Of their photographer, Lauren says “From the moment I met Greta I knew my wedding photos were in safe hands. Greta was confident, experienced, creative and positive which made us all feel comfortable and natural. The day goes so fast but she has captured moments we will look on and love forever.”

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Lauren says “It was really special having 3 flower girls and 3 page boys. They are all my family and were so excited to be involved. The oldest flower girl Sara was extra special as my mother had Sara’s mother Tammy as her flower girl and I was Tammy’s. I hope that one day the tradition will continue and Sara will have my daughter involved when she gets married.”

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Lauren and Bryn held their reception at The Wharf, Auckland. Lauren remembers “We headed to the Wharf, which is so stunning – right on the water with 270 degree views of the harbour. It was on two levels and in a circle shape so it was easy to see everyone. There were chandeliers over every table, one giant one in the middle, everything sparkling and a menu designed by a celebrity chef   added glitz and glam to party the night away in.”

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Lauren made a lot of the decorations for the day.  “Which was lots of work but made it personal! Bryn and I made the bridal table backdrop, I glittered vases, cut mini paper flags, madefabric flags,decorated old books, went to multiple second hand shops, painted, cut and glued but it was all worth it!”

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Congratulations Lauren & Bryn! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! thank you also to Greta Kenyon – Vela Images   for sharing today’s images!

Photographer: Greta Kenyon – Vela Images / Cinematographer: Cat Goodey / Bride’s Dress: Sera Lily / Bride’s Shoes: Glassons / Bride’s Jewelry: Red Current / Groom’s Attire: Top Man / Groomsmen Attire: Top Man / Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever New / Flowers & Decor: Wild Bunch / Invitations & Stationery: Jess Holdaway / Hairstylist: Blaze, Newmarket / Makeup Artist: Kate Solley – M.A.C / Ceremony Venue: Brookegreen Park, Coatesville, Auckland / Ceremony Officiant: Paul Bohane / Reception Venue: The Wharf, Auckland / Ceremony Musicians: The Right Ones
COMMENTS
  • Nerida McMurrray Photography
    Nerida McMurrray Photography says:
    August 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Wow there are so many things I love about this super sweet wedding.
    I can just see the Bride walking down the aisle to Intro by XX – what a perfect song for that moment.
    The Groom’s style with blue & burgandy – so original and love the rounded collar on his shirt.
    Great style and captured well!

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  • Club Rose Bay says:
    August 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    LOVE the Groom’s style!

    ~ CRB x

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  • Sandra (Simply Peachy)
    Sandra (Simply Peachy) says:
    August 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    All the details are so perfect! Love how the bride put in so many of her own personal touches. gorgeous!

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  • Kandid Weddings
    Kandid Weddings says:
    August 22, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Great coverage. Love the photo frame with all the polaroids.

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  • Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie
    Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie says:
    August 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Gorgeous couple and bridal party! Love, love the bridesmaid dresses!!

    xo

    http://www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

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  • Bec Price
    Bec Price says:
    August 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Wow! So on trend! Garden wedding, vintage touches used throughout the beautiful styling and clever uses of navy blue here and there. So subtle and chic, watch for more navy blue in vintage weddings in 2013. Bec xx

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  • Kell
    Kell says:
    August 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Such a pretty, pretty wedding with so much individuality shining through. The pictures are so gorgeous I felt I was there.

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  • Lauren & Bryn say “I Do” » Vela Images
    Lauren & Bryn say “I Do” » Vela Images says:
    October 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    [...] & Bryns Wedding was also featured on leading Australian Blog “Polkadot Bride” to view the feature Click [...]

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  • Stylish Garden wedding by Vela Images | magnolia rouge
    Stylish Garden wedding by Vela Images | magnolia rouge says:
    January 30, 2013 at 11:21 am

    [...] More from Lauren: “It is hard to pinpoint one moment, every single part contributed to the whole day being personal and impacting! Having family and friends being a support and seeing and hearing their happiness for us was so overwhelming. Enjoying the outworking of all the time and effort you put into the day is an amazingly satisfying feeling. And to top it all off you promise to spend the rest of your life with your best friend, pretty cool!! It was really special having 3 flower girls and 3 page boys. They are all my family and were so excited to be involved. The oldest flower girl Sara was extra special as my mother had Sara’s mother Tammy as her flower girl and I was Tammy’s. I hope that one day the tradition will continue and Sara will have my daughter involved when she gets married.” For our reception we headed to the Wharf, which is so stunning – right on the water with 270 degree views of the harbour. It was on two levels and in a circle shape so it was easy to see everyone. There were chandeliers over every table, one giant one in the middle, everything sparkling and a menu designed by a celebrity chef added glitz and glam to party the night away in.” Originally featured on Polka Dot Bride. [...]

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  • Paperless Wedding
    Paperless Wedding says:
    February 6, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Love the group photos of all their bridal party together. You get a real sense of friendship and fun. Also love the cake as well!

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