Francie's beautiful nautical garden wedding.

This is wedding planner Francie’s dream day and story...

I got married back in November on the Ipipiri and, apart from my shoes, got my whole outfit from Astra.  Admittedly it took me a little while to pull it all together, however as you can see its just perfect.  I have had nothing but amazing feedback on my dress from suppliers, guests…just anyone who sees the photos basically.  

In terms of the styling, I always wanted a pretty garden wedding in Mum’s backyard, but my (amazing) husband loves boats.  Naturally being the compromising bride that I am, I said if he could find a boat that fitted into our budget we would get married there (thinking that it would absolutely never happen). Well imagine my surprise when he actually did!  

Anyway not quite ready to give up on my garden wedding I just built a little nod to a garden on the top deck. At this stage my poor husband now runs a mile when he hears me say “babe I have this idea.” He ended up doing a lot of building based off my many sketches. We then ran a black and white theme through the wedding to bring the dining room and sundeck garden together.

Francie’s dream team

Wedding dress // Astra Bridal

Photographers // Perspectives Cinema and Photography (cannot recommend these guys highly enough!)

Venue // Hauraki Blue – Ipipiri

On the day coordinator //  The Black House (Tab did this as a one off and doesn’t do on the day coordination, but she worked so hard for me it wouldn’t be fair not to credit her)

Hair and Makeup // Verdo Parnell

Venue for getting ready //The Sebel Suites

Lighting (on the sundeck) // La Luminar

Celebrant // Tracey Munton