Featured Bride Jacqui's boutique lodge wedding

Jacqui and Blair tied the knot at one of our favourite Waikato locations Sarnia Park. Jacqui said they chose it because they had such a warm welcome from the owner Bev, and they also liked the idea of spending the weekend at the venue and having everything in one place for their guests.

We asked Jacqui about her wedding and getting her dream gown.

Favourite wedding day moment:

The first look photo when I got to see Blair for the first time that day, and the moment my uncle and I turned to walk down the aisle and I saw all the people who had come to share our wedding.

Why did you choose your dress?

The colour was special and the shape worked for my body type - it was elegant and something I would never wear again. One of a kind.
Favourite part of the dress

The whole thing - the lace detail, the gold colour, and the shape.

What made your Astra Bridal experience special?

The staff at the Hamilton store - Hannah, Dee and Sandy - they got me!

Advice for future brides

Be cool. The most important thing at the end of the day is that you and your soulmate are there surrounded by those who love you. Take time to slow down and enjoy the moment, what will be will be and there is no point in stressing over the small stuff.

Your wedding in one word
Classic romantic affair

The talented team

Gown | Astra Bridal Maggie Sottero Emma
Bridesmaid Dresses | Orchid Tailor, Vietnam
Mens Suits | Mann’s Hamilton
Hair | Adora Bridal Hair - Nadine
Makeup |Porcelain Beauty - Katrina
Flowers | The little things – Megan
Location | Sarnia Park
Entertainment | Flamin Nora Band
Stationery | Uncharted Colour Story - Sirjana
Photography/videographer | Sirjana and Ben from Tinted Photography
Wedding planner | Us (Jacqui and Blair) with massive support from Sirjana at Tinted Photography
Celebrant | Gareth Duncan
Cake | Laura from Delectable Delights