Featured Bride Elizabeth's kiwi beach wedding

Elizabeth and Brad tied the knot on the 23rd February 2013 in Russell. The couple wanted a relaxed fun vintage wedding near the beach in a truly Kiwi location with all their friends and family.

Elizabeth and Brad chose Chris Dillon as their photographer. Chris is a fellow Wedding Associates Member and brides are always guaranteed beautiful photos when they chose him for their wedding day. Chris has an eye for detail - and a great sense of humour! 

Elizabeth had wanted a dress with lace right from the start and was finding it hard to find a dress that had enough structure but still had the soft beautiful lace. Then she met Mala from our Auckland store and the Maggie Sottero Isadora was chosen. Elizabeth said "Mala picked the dress of the rack. As I pulled it up I said to her I think this is the one. It totally was. I had it down to this dress and one other that was still very beautiful but not quite as full on. I took the gamble and went for the full on one, with the mind-set that you only get one chance to wear a wedding dress so it’s got to be good!"

Elizabeth shared her most memorable moment. "It was meeting Brad for the first time on the balcony of their friend’s house.  The boys waited downstairs, my dad lead me out and we had the most beautiful back drop to see each other for the first time on our wedding day. It was very private, a very special moment to share just by ourselves on such a busy day.”

Elizabeth gave the following advice to brides to be. "Being super organised before the wedding means that you can just relax on the day. I made information packs for all the bridal party and my parents. (It may sound ridiculous now but it was so nice to hand these over to them on Friday night after the rehearsal and feel like I could just relax and enjoy the day."