Celtic Farm Wedding, Full of Character

Farm Wedding | Bonny Bridal - 630 | Astra Bridal | Puketona Farms, Puketona, Bay of Islands| GDR Photography
Lace and Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress | Bonny Bridal - 630 | Astra Bridal | Puketona Farms, Puketona, Bay of Islands| GDR Photography

My absolute favourite weddings are those that perfectly characterise the bride and groom, which is exactly the feeling you get from these amazing photos of Siobhan and Hamish’s wedding at Puketona Farms in the Bay of Islands.

Our wonderful team from Astra Bridal in Wellington helped Siobhan select her gown, the beautiful Bonny 630, which was absolutely perfect for her.

“I absolutely loved how the gown suited my figure. I felt like a princess for the day. My favourite part was the train, I felt so magical walking up to meet Hamish. I loved the swish of it when I danced. The laces was also a standout for me and the colour was even more so. Just perfect!”

GDR photography, who are new to the scene of wedding photography, did a fabulous job of capturing the couples’ sense of humour brilliantly. My favourite image being Siobhan throwing her bouquet in the air while Hamish pretends to shoot it with his rifle. “We are thrilled at how the photography turned out and they were lots of fun on the day, fantastic to work with.”

“My favourite part of the day was definitely the ceremony. Our celebrant Melanie Vezey was brilliant to work with, she got our humour and worked that well into the day.”

The couple are both of Celtic origins and chose to have a Celtic Hand Fasting incorporated into their ceremony, which Siobhan admits to being the most special and emotional part of the day for her.

“My make-up was done by the beautiful and talented Samantha Nicholls. She knew exactly what I wanted and was such a great addition to the day. My hair was done by a family friend; Kimberley Ngaropo, who was fantastic and lovely to have around. She also knew exactly what I wanted.” 

I loved the train of my gown, I felt so magical walking up to meet hamish, I loved the swish of it when I danced. The lace was a stand out for me, and the colour even more so. Just perfect. 

“My favourite part of the day was definitely the ceremony. Our celebrant Melanie Vezey was brilliant to work with, she got our humour and worked that well into the day. We chose to have a celtic hand fasting and was special to both us due to our celtic heritage. For me it was also the most emotional part of the day."

“I loved seeing all the smiles from every single person. Our families also helped us out a lot, we are very grateful to have them apart of our big day.”                  

 

"My partner and I came to a compromise with what we wanted to be the feel of our wedding. He was rustic and I was all of enchanted. We somehow made it all work. The venue worked a lot in our favour. Lots of space, trees and the lava flows from the volcanic cones on the farm gave us that magical enchanted feeling. We were surrounded by our large families and it was all laughter and smiles for the whole day. It was perfect in every single way."


Bride: Siobahn Connor 

Salon: Astra Bridal Wellington 

Gown: Bonny Bridal 603

Photographer: GDR Photography

Venue: Puketona Farms, Puketona, Bay of Islands // Hair: Kimberley Ngaropo// Makeup: Samantha Nicholls // Flowers: (mixture or silk flowers and fresh greenery) Sister // 


STYLE GUIDE

Theme: Rustic / Whimsical

Setting: Farm Wedding

Designer: Bonny Bridal

Gown Style: Ball Gown