Mixing the Formal + Informal

The Bride + Bridesmaids | Astra Bride Sarah | Sottero + Midgley Taiya | Gracehill Vineyard in Kumeu  | Ester Siraky Photography

Sarah + Tim

We’re very laid back people who don’t take life too seriously and wanted that to be the feel of the day. We wrote our own vows which were at times very tongue in cheek and designated tables for people to sit on but not specific places so people could make new friends and still chat with those they already knew. There were a few people over from the UK so having the laidback Kiwi feel was important. The only really formal thing was how we were dressed.
— Sarah
The Bride | Astra Bride Sarah | Sottero + Midgley Taiya | Gracehill Vineyard in Kumeu  | Ester Siraky Photography

FAVOURITE PART OF THE GOWN?

I absolutely loved that it had pockets! My poor Mum was beside herself insisting that I didn’t keep anything in them and that I was under no circustances to have my hands in them during the ceremony. I may have snuck some stuff in there (unless Mum is reading this then I didn’t)
— Sarah

FAVOURITE PART OF THE DAY?

I enjoyed the whole thing. All three of my bridesmaids live outside Auckland, two in the UK and one in Wellington so spending time getting our hair and make up done together in the morning was lovely. From the event itself I especially enjoyed dancing the night away with friends and family. We had a great band called “Off the Wall” who also played at my sister-in-law’s wedding and they were great at reading the room and getting everyone involved - my Nana was tapping her toes enjoying the music.
— Sarah
Family | Astra Bride Sarah | Sottero + Midgley Taiya | Gracehill Vineyard in Kumeu  | Ester Siraky Photography
The Wedding Party  | Astra Bride Sarah | Sottero + Midgley Taiya | Gracehill Vineyard in Kumeu  | Ester Siraky Photography

Special Thanks To

Jo, Chels and Jax at Bronz Hair Design in Gulf Harbour who did our hair on a day they normally have off! One of them had had a very recent family bereavement and still came in and gave her all, making us laugh the whole time.
The Wedding Party  | Astra Bride Sarah | Sottero + Midgley Taiya | Gracehill Vineyard in Kumeu  | Ester Siraky Photography
The Bride + Groom  | Astra Bride Sarah | Sottero + Midgley Taiya | Gracehill Vineyard in Kumeu  | Ester Siraky Photography

Bride: Sarah Logan
Dress: Sottero & Midgley Taiya in Ivory, with jacket
Headpieces: 4388 Headpiece & 2811 Headpiece
Veil: 25” short veil with scattered crystals and pearls

Location: Gracehill Vineyard in Kumeu.
Photographer: Ester Siraky Photography


Style Guide

Theme | Classic
Setting | Vineyard
Designer | Maggie Sottero
Gown Style | Ballgown