Enchanted Forest Wedding with a vintage touch & a hint of Snow White!

Camille and Lawrence married at Allely Estate, Kumeu.  Camille tells us that as soon as they arrived at Allely (while checking out prospective venues) they just fell in love with it.  

"We loved the gardens and outdoor ceremony space but, as soon as we went inside the Villa, we knew it was us and we didn't need to look any further".

The Dress | Astra Bride Camille

The Dress

I found my gown, the Ettia by Maggie Sottero, really far out from the wedding. I just loved the absolutely exquisite beading!

Camille and Lawrence are heavily involved in the Vintage Scene but didn't want this to be the overall theme of their wedding, although they knew they would have that styling because that is who they are.  The couple chose an Enchanted Forest/Garden theme with an elegant vintage touch.  Added to this, as committed Disney fans, they cleverly added subtle Snow White inspirations with their table names and decoration while maintaining the elegant styling and colour scheme of gold, green, brown and pink.  The overall look was perfect!


The Groom..

Resplendant in a hand made suit all the way from England and maintaining the brown & pink element of the colour scheme

Favourite Wedding Day Moment.....

walking down the aisle with my Dad and my son, then holding my Fiance’s hand right before we said our vows.

Advice for Future Brides:

Don't overthink every little detail of your wedding.  As soon as you find a vendor that you both really love, lock it in and stop looking!  

If it rains on your Wedding Day, DON'T PANIC - you can't control the weather and you can always get more photos after the day!

Bride: Camille Sissons

Salon: Astra Bridal North Shore

Gown: Maggie Sottero - Ettia

Venue: Alleley Estate, Kumeu

Photography: Wedding Day: Shutterlife Photography // Wedding Photo Shoot: The Undefined Photography

Hair & Makeup: Fran & Mon from The Beauty School Dropouts.  Our very dear friends who, on the day, were a major part in keeping me calm and boosting my spirits

Flowers: Sam from Film and Floral,  Auckland.  Absolutely amazing and never flinched once as our order grew and grew!

Cake: Trudy from Cherry Cake Company. The most beautiful wedding cake ever!

Band:  The Recliner Rockers


Theme | Vintage

Setting | Boutique

Designer | Maggie Sottero

Gown Style | Sheath

Ettia Wedding Dress

Get that look...

If you love the perfect blend of romance and refined sophistication in this tulle and Vogue satin sheath dress, complete with delicate tulle overlay, adorned with sparkling Swarovski crystals and pearl beads then click on the button below to make an appointment to try the Ettia on.