Featured Bride Tania's windy Lake Hawea Wedding

Tania and Brad tied the knot in Lake Hawea, Wanaka. Tania chose Adorae Louise from designer Maggie Sottero and looked absolutely stunning. 

While Tania's dream was to get married on their front lawn the weather threw them a curve ball and this gorgeous couple took it in their stride and moved to a calmer location. As Tania says in her advice to brides "you are so blissfully happy that you don't care." This is so true and we hear it from brides all the time. Don't stress leading up to your day. Once you are walking down the aisle everything will be perfect!

Tania's advice to brides to be:

People said to me that things would go wrong and I wouldn’t care, and I didn’t believe them! Now I do! Things do go wrong, and really no one but you knows, and you are so blissfully happy that you don’t care! If you really really really want every detail perfect you are likely going to need a wedding planner who is completely immersed in your vision, or at least an on the day coordinator as no one will take in the details like you do!
Everything takes more time than you realise, especially everyone getting dressed etc, so allow more time for this than you think you need, so you have time to enjoy this also and to eat!
 
If you can afford it or can save for it like I did get a videographer, I love our photos and they tell the story of our day in their own right, but the day goes by so quickly and you will forget what people said in their speeches etc and you will want to relive it again!
 
If you haven’t budgeted for a designer gown then don’t go and try one on hoping to find something online or somewhere else that will suit as I can assure you once you have tried on a gorgeous designer gown NOTHING else will come close! If you do try one on and fall in love with it like I did then make the most of any sales or special offers plus the interest free monthly instalments that Astra Bridal offer.

Photography by Jim Pollard goes Click