Astra Featured Bride Jane's 1940's vintage glam wedding

Jane and Quentin tied the knot on the 23rd April 2016 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North. Jane’s family have had many treasured memories in this beautiful church, so it seemed like the perfect location to have their wedding and continue a family tradition.

We asked Jane about her special day…

What was your wedding theme and why you chose this theme?
Vintage glamour. The theme was inspired by the 1940's, because feminine classic styles are timeless. My husband, Quentin, loves his classic American mobster movies, so that’s where the Al Capone hats came in. We still wanted to incorporate some whimsical softness into the overall look so introduced soft feminine tones in the bridesmaid dresses and flowers.

Favourite wedding day moment:
Walking out of the church with Quentin to our favourite song 'You're My Best Friend' by Queen. My mum had arranged for all the guests to throw red rose petals at us – it was amazing.  

Favourite part of the dress:
My butt

Why did you choose your dress?
Because I adore lace.

What made your Astra Bridal experience special?
I had tried on nearly 20 dresses at many stores around the North Island, so finding this dress at Astra Bridal made it extra special.

What advice do you have for future brides?
Delegate, keep it simple, and make sure you reserve some down time for YOU on your big day. This give you a chance to take things in and enjoy the moment.

Your wedding in one word?
Entertaining

Gown: Karolina Sposa C8004 in Champagne

Bridesmaid Dresses: Farmers

Men’s Suits: Van Meer Suit Hire

Hair: NV Hair Design, Palmerston North

Makeup: Christiana Cleland Makeup Artist

Flowers: My bridesmaid Ellie, my now Mother in Law, and me!

Ceremony location: Cathedral of the Holy Spirit,

Reception - Orlando Country Club The guests were busy on the driving range while we were having our photos taken, a beautiful setting for a wedding:

Catering:  Orlando Country Club.

Entertainment: Live band - Brightside (who are amazing by the way).

Stationery: I designed these myself

Photographer - David Le.

Videographer - Alice Films

Celebrant: Father Peter Fahey

Cake: Petit Fours


THEME: Vintage

SETTING: Garden

DESIGNER: Karalina Sposa

GOWN STYLE:  Fit and Flare