Win your wedding dress winner Becky's beautiful wedding!

Becky was the winner of our Astra Bridal and Bride and Groom win your wedding gown competition. We were just thrilled when we met Becky - such a lovely bride and the team had a great time helping Becky find her dream gown. I am sure you will agree that she looks absolutely stunning!

Becky and Matt got married on the 24th January 2015. This is their story...

We got married at Te Toki Retreat Waiheke Island. We both love Waiheke as a destination and we chose Te Toki becuase our family and bridal party could all stay there and make a weekend of it. We had not seen some of our friends in years so we really wanted somewhere where we could spend as much time as possible with them.

Wedding theme: Purple and Love Birds. Purple is my favourite colour.

Other than your gown what was your favourite item from your wedding? My cake! My auntie and cousin’s girlfriend spent many many hours trialling the cake as it wasn’t an easy task to make a tiered chocolate cake with chocolate ganache especially in summer. They did such a beautiful job and I loved their idea of splitting the cake into 3; and it was to die for.

Advice for future brides: Go with the flow, relax and make sure you allocate some time in the day where you and your husband can be alone and just breathe and enjoy the special moment as the whole day and night just flies by in a blink.

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The amazing team that helped Matt and Becky’s dream wedding come together...

Gown | Astra – Winning the dress but also making me feel so special

Bridesmaid Dresses |

Mens Suits | Munns the Man Store
Hair | Hair on Waiheke. Jules was fabulous, she understood exactly what I wanted and was so professional and did an amazing job with the girls.

Makeup | The Beauty Spot. Amy was great. Amy and Jules (Hair on Waiheke) work so closely together as they are both based on Waiheke Island and they both make you feel so comfortable.

Flowers | Tango Flowers. Maya was amazing to deal with and the bouquets she made up were just beautiful. Maya ensured that everything was sorted for their trip from Albany to Waiheke Island so they would not get damaged in transit. 

Location | Te Toki Retreat. James and his team were a pleasure to deal with, nothing was an issue, and it just made the whole time we were there no stress at all. They had every detail that I had asked for perfect, they were so professional, and truly cared about making our day as special as it was.

Catering | Spit Roast Catering Company

Entertainment |Darren Warren-Brown - DJ based on Waiheke Island

Stationery | Invites by Graphic Affair, Hibiscus Coast. Everything else I learnt and designed with InDesign which was really fun.

Photography | Jackie O’Photography. Jackie is a good friend of mine. She is based in Tauranga but was the only person I wanted to photograph our day. She is truly amazing at what she does and runs a professional tight ship.

Celebrant | Irene Armstrong. Irene is a celebrant based on Waiheke. From the first meeting with Matt and myself we felt so comfortable with her and she was so amazing. Her attention to detail on the day with our vows on printed paper, to having gifts for the flower girl and page boys, just made our day that much more special.

Cake | Sharon Parkinson and Anna Budd DeLong.