Who said you can't wear black for your wedding?
Certainly not Astra Bridal featured bride Juliet. Juliet and Craig tied the knot on the 11th January 2014 in a black, white and pink theme. The couple wanted a family friendly wedding. The black is Juliet’s favourite colour, the white symbolised traditional, the pink was for Juliet’s daughter and maid of honour.
Juliet and Craig decided that they really wanted their children involved in their special day and tailored their day to incorporate who they are now. While many couples choose to have child free weddings there are an increasing number of couples who are getting married after having children and want their family to be included in their special day. Keep your kids entertained with some of Juliets great ideas. They had a facepainter and balloon artist who kept the kids (and some adults) busy allowing everyone to relax and have a good time.
We ask Juliet if she had any advice to share with brides to be. "Have a good chief bridesmaid/maid of honour and MC, preferably friends or family and trust them. I did nearly all the planning myself with the help of my bridesmaid. The day before the wedding she planned my hen day and took over from there. Her husband was our MC and between them they made our day. They organized everything on the day and dealt with any problems instantly and without Craig or I knowing. My day was totally stress free, thanks completely to Sam and Vince. Also, know what you want. Despite everyone disagreeing we knew we wanted a family friendly wedding. Having all the children added so much fun, everyone had a great time, so many laughs."
Juliets wedding in one word: Fun
Gown: Astra Bridal - Maggie Sottero Victoriana
Bridesmaid Dresses: Astra Bridal
Mens Suits: None – matching shirts and ties from Farmers
Hair: Julie Bresnan
Makeup: Julie Bresnan
Flowers: Bays Flowers, Browns Bay
Location: Takapuna Boating Club
Catering: Scoff Catering
Entertainment: Fab Faces – Face painter and balloon artist.
Stationery: Made our own with advice from Spotlight in Albany.
Photography/videographer: Bridget Baker
Celebrant: Fiona Sherwin (Friend) – Laidlaw College
Cake: The Cheesecake Shop Northcross