My wedding in a day - Kirsty McIntyre

Kirsty McIntyre (nee Davies) talks us through her wedding day.

Our wedding took place on 31 October 2015 or Halloween.  The ceremony was held at Whangateau Hall, north of Matakana, Auckland and our reception at Mahurangi River Winery.

Any girl knows her wedding dress is the most important dress she will ever wear (again I could write pages on my experience), Astra Bridal was my first port of call and my final choice in dress…. They say when you know you know, and I did, a princess gown.

Any girl knows her wedding dress is the most important dress she will ever wear (again I could write pages on my experience), Astra Bridal was my first port of call and my final choice in dress…. They say when you know you know, and I did, a princess gown.

The 30th was a sleep interrupted night, due to excitement and I unfamiliar bed.  When 6:30 am hit I was instantly awake!  The final shower is a tough one knowing you will get into your gown soon. The flowers arrive and I’m in tears for the first time today, they are beautiful.

The 30th was a sleep interrupted night, due to excitement and I unfamiliar bed.  When 6:30 am hit I was instantly awake!  The final shower is a tough one knowing you will get into your gown soon. The flowers arrive and I’m in tears for the first time today, they are beautiful.

Dress time, eeeee, had all the lists, spreadsheets etc on hand and still forgot to go to the bathroom before putting on my fluffy princess dress!  Halfway laced, need to go to the bathroom - typical. It subsides, probably nerves.

Dress time, eeeee, had all the lists, spreadsheets etc on hand and still forgot to go to the bathroom before putting on my fluffy princess dress!  Halfway laced, need to go to the bathroom - typical. It subsides, probably nerves.

Lots of photos take place and it’s a bit of a blur, time is going by fast now.

Lots of photos take place and it’s a bit of a blur, time is going by fast now.

Astra Bridal shoes | Astra Bride Kirsty | Christina Rossi Gown | Greg Campbell Wedding Photography
Grooms lego cufflinks |Astra Bride Kirsty | Christina Rossi Gown | Greg Campbell Wedding Photography
My sister and 2 girlfriends helped keep me on track. You constantly forget things because planning a wedding is a huge undertaking.

My sister and 2 girlfriends helped keep me on track. You constantly forget things because planning a wedding is a huge undertaking.

The journey from my A to B is 45 minutes, we are earlier than expected - 30 minutes to be exact, apparently unheard of for a bride, my spreadsheets and planning have paid off, at least we aren’t late.  Dad suggests photos at a local pottery place (Morris and James), we go and it's on point, beautiful and whimsical. 

The journey from my A to B is 45 minutes, we are earlier than expected - 30 minutes to be exact, apparently unheard of for a bride, my spreadsheets and planning have paid off, at least we aren’t late.  Dad suggests photos at a local pottery place (Morris and James), we go and it's on point, beautiful and whimsical. 

Get me to the church on time | Astra Bride Kirsty | Christina Rossi Gown | Greg Campbell Wedding Photography
Now we are on time, we pull up to the hall, guests are taking a sneaky peak out the windows.

Now we are on time, we pull up to the hall, guests are taking a sneaky peak out the windows.

Wow, I’m here, okay, deep breaths. How do I get out of the car in this dress? Subsequent video footage shows this was a tough challenge!  Fluff my dress and ready to go.

Wow, I’m here, okay, deep breaths. How do I get out of the car in this dress? Subsequent video footage shows this was a tough challenge!  Fluff my dress and ready to go.

Our flower girl, Brooklyn, is up first, she is beautiful in pink.  Brooklyn had practiced for over a year dropping petals, yet on the day she was only able to manage only three petals - so cute!

Our flower girl, Brooklyn, is up first, she is beautiful in pink.  Brooklyn had practiced for over a year dropping petals, yet on the day she was only able to manage only three petals - so cute!

Although less than 60 people await inside the hall,  it’s still a lot of people when all eyes are on you.

Although less than 60 people await inside the hall,  it’s still a lot of people when all eyes are on you.

As part of our ceremony the celebrant describes our relationship from the beginning.  It’s a nice personal touch, guests ohh and ahh and cringe and laugh.

As part of our ceremony the celebrant describes our relationship from the beginning.  It’s a nice personal touch, guests ohh and ahh and cringe and laugh.

When its time to walk back down the aisle, miniature pompoms await - we are MARRIED. How did this happen?

When its time to walk back down the aisle, miniature pompoms await - we are MARRIED. How did this happen?

Photos a plenty and a video drone in the sky above us which gives our guests a surprise.

Photos a plenty and a video drone in the sky above us which gives our guests a surprise.

We send our guests off in a bus as we continue with location photos for the next hour or so.

We send our guests off in a bus as we continue with location photos for the next hour or so.

It's Halloween so we took advantage of our playful side and had fun with some masks.

It's Halloween so we took advantage of our playful side and had fun with some masks.

We entered the vineyard for our reception about 6pm.

We entered the vineyard for our reception about 6pm.

Our table had such a gorgeous outlook and provided a great backdrop for some hilarious speeches.

Our table had such a gorgeous outlook and provided a great backdrop for some hilarious speeches.

Mahurangi River Winery | Astra Bride Kirsty | Christina Rossi Gown | Greg Campbell Wedding Photography
We were whisked away for a private shoot in the vines, this is the first time we are ‘alone’ as husband and wife. It was strange the two of us just having a chat whilst the guests were inside enjoying it all. The time away and having a bit of space grounded us. Again wow - WE GOT MARRIED

We were whisked away for a private shoot in the vines, this is the first time we are ‘alone’ as husband and wife. It was strange the two of us just having a chat whilst the guests were inside enjoying it all. The time away and having a bit of space grounded us. Again wow - WE GOT MARRIED

Back inside and time for the first dance. We had had lessons but Dan decided to modify the choreography with some risky dips and spins. Must be luck as we made it through every step of the 4 minute long song.

Back inside and time for the first dance. We had had lessons but Dan decided to modify the choreography with some risky dips and spins. Must be luck as we made it through every step of the 4 minute long song.

Astra Bride Kirsty | Christina Rossi Gown | Greg Campbell Wedding Photography

Couple: Kirsty and Dan

Gown: Christina Rossi CR4104

Shoes: Touchups 369M | Veil: Raw edge 98"

Photography: Greg Campbell Wedding Photography