Celebrating Love in Matamata

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Sonja and Cameron...

married at The Red Barn, Matamata as it allowed them to have the Ceremony, Photos and Reception all in one place!

Bouquet and Shoes | Astra Bride Sonja

Valmai House

The getting ready photos were taken here as all my family were staying there.  It was so special to have the family all there under one roof as I was getting ready - Sonja

The Dress | Astra Bride Sonja

The Dress

Sonja wore the Maggie Sottero Vonae in antique ivory and didn't she just look every inch the stunning bride? 

"I loved the subtle sparkle of my gown and also I knew Cam would like me in a dress that could show my curves and it did that really well."

- Sonja -

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The Groom 

We love the fact that Cameron organised all their wedding flowers as he has picked flowers for Sonja for years and knows exactly which ones make her smile

The Bridal Party | Astra Bride Sonja

Favourite part of the Day?

We wanted to celebrate our love in a beautiful & relaxed setting with family & friends.  Saying our vows, which we wrote ourselves, in front of the most important people in our lives.  Karen Smart, our Celebrant, made sure the ceremony was all about our story & our commitment to each other.

Sunset | Astra Bride Sonja



                                             ...and the sun sets on a memorable day

Congratulations Sonja & Cameron

Bride: Sonja Ackermann

Salon: Astra Bridal Hamilton

Gown: Maggie Sottero Vonae

Accessories: 4178M shoes & 1-901-C 1 Tier Veil

Photographer: Clare Gordon Photography

Location: The Red Barn, Matamata and Valmai House, Cambridge

Flowers: Bloom Room, Te Awamutu

Make up & Nails: Luxe & Co, Te Awamutu

Hair: Team 7, Te Awamutu

Celebrant: Karen Smart

Decorations: Wedding Designs 


Theme | Rustic
Setting | Boutique
Designer | Maggie Sottero
Gown Style | Fit & Flare