An Intimate and Whimsical Wellington Wedding at Pencarrow Lodge


Isme and Lawrance chose a stunning and intimate wedding at Pencarrow Lodge in Lower Hutt. The beautiful woodland area created the whimsical feeling that Isme had carefully crafted for their big day. Christina Rossi’s 6064 gown fit this venue wonderfully teamed with the delicate lace WJ004 jacket.

My gown was exactly what I had always imagined I would wear on my wedding day. I absolutely loved the lace, the cute little ¾ sleeves, the way it hugged my curves in all the right places, the gorgeous champagne colour of the lining – everything was just perfect and it made me feel so beautiful.
I am forever grateful to the lovely ladies at Astra Bridal in Wellington as they actually listened to what I wanted and helped me put my “gown vision” together. They not only found me an absolutely stunning gown, they also found a beautifully delicate little top to go over top as I wanted sleeves. The two pieces went together seamlessly. They made the experience of buying my wedding dress so special.
In a word, Whimsical. We wanted all our guests to be able to relax and just share in the joy of experiencing one of the happiest days of our lives together. We wanted a small, intimate feeling to our wedding but had a large guest list, so picked our venue because it was not only a beautiful location, it also made us feel like we were worlds away from our everyday lives. You couldn’t help but feel like you had escaped to some gorgeous little lodge at the edge of an enchanted forest.
Getting to marry my best friend was the highlight of the day for me. Seeing how happy he was, filled me with so much joy.
We felt very blessed to have been able to share our day with our closest family and friends and see the two cultures combine. I am Greek and Lawrance is Samoan, so having little nods to each culture throughout the day was a lot of fun and made the day much more personal and inclusive.


Theme | Whimsical

Setting | Woodlands

Designer | Christina Rossi

Gown Style | Fit and Flare


Get the look…

If the delicate lace and fit’n’flare silhouette of the Christina Rossi 6064 is the look that you want to achieve for your big day, click on the link below to make an appointment at your nearest Astra Bridal salon to try it on!