Featured Bride Tania's romantic country wedding

Tania and David had a gorgeous rustic themed wedding. Tania loves the rustic look and feel and worked in well with the barn and horses being there.

This lovely couple live on a farm and loved the barn and rustic look of The Red Barn in Tirau, and even more of a bonus was that the venue allowed Tania’s horses and dog to be there and part of their special day.

Astra Bridal Hamilton manager Dee was Tania's consultant. Dee said "Dee's highlight for Tania was making her pretend  the couch was Peaches Tania’s horse to see what the train would be like. Love going that extra mile. xxx"

Photography by Nisha Ravji Photographer

We asked Tania to tell us about her day.

What was your favourite wedding day moment?
Riding up to my dad on my horse, then my dad walking me down the aisle to meet David. It was perfect.

Why did you choose your dress?
It was simple yet gorgeous, not too over the top, and worked well with the horses.

What is your favourite part of the dress?
 The back and shoulders were just gorgeous.

What made your Astra Bridal experience special?Dee was such a great help, and I loved the little gift she gave me on collection of my dress.

Advice for future brides
Take time to sit back and enjoy and the day; it goes super fast.

Your wedding in one word.

Tania's dream team

Gown | Astra Bridal, Dee was ever so helpful,
Men’s Suits | Dorset Suit Hire

Hair and Make-up | Levarna from Belles and Brides. Levarna and her team were so awesome on the trial day and on the day, ever so friendly and did such a wonderful job with everyone.

Flowers | Florist Ilene. Maree was absolutely amazing. We gave her the style we were after and left her to set up the venue. When I got to see the end result it looked like walking into a magical forest.

Location | The Red Barn Tirua

Catering | Kerr and Ladbrook. Food was absolutely amazing. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed their meal. Kerr and Ladbrook worked so well with us and we were able to design our own menu.

Entertainment | Matt Naylor from Addictive DJ. Matt was great to work with. He came from Tauran
ga to Maramarua to meet with us and talk about how we wanted things and offered his ideas which was very helpful. He was also our MC at the wedding and he kept the guest’s entertained while Bridal photos were getting done.

Stationery | We designed our invitations and a lady on trade me put the design on paper

Cake topper | We designed it and had it made by Anything Acrylic

Bridal table centre piece | David

Guest’s centre pieces | Wedding Designs

Photography | Nisha Ravji Photographer. Nisha was a great Photographer - friendly, bubbly and made everyone feel comfortable

Transport | Elite Limousines Ltd. These guys were awesome. They were friendly, happy, and patient when we were running a bit behind.

Celebrant | Rose Hannah

Cake | Cakes By Kylie. Kylie did an amazing job with our cake. We just had a simple three tier with buttercream icing