Relaxed & Fun Wedding at Fairfield House, Nelson


Olivia & Dylan

just went with what felt right and the things they enjoyed for their Wedding Day at Fairfield House in Nelson. Being able to have both the wedding ceremony and reception in one place made for a relaxing fun day for themselves and their guests

The Perfect Gown | Astra Brida Olivia

Olivia found her dream gown at the Wellington Astra store - the Christina Rossi 4134. “I knew even before trying on any dresses that I was not going to feel comfortable in a full length dress but the options for tea-length dresses are rather slim! I fell in love with this dress the moment I put it on, the neckline and lace detailing were perfect but…. it was long and with a train. The Astra ladies assured me it could be altered and referred me to the most amazing dressmaker in Averil who made my dress perfect by hand stitching the lace trim back onto the shortened gown after carefully removing it first.”

The essence of Olivia and Dylan’s wedding was captured perfectly by the couple’s photographer David Chadwick of Nelson Photography.

David and his assistant were absolutely amazing, the photos were one of the main aspects we wanted to get 100% percent perfect because they are what is left once everything is all done and David did not disappoint!

The Gardens at Fairfield House proved to ideal for this clever couple who made all their wedding stationery themselves along with all the favour jars, signage for the day and decorations.

I loved how they all turned out but if I could do it all again I would delegate those tasks to a professional for sure! So much stress!

Olivia and Dylan had some fabulous bridal experts on hand as well. The bride and bridesmaids hair and makeup were done by Poppy MacPherdan from Makeup Artist Poppy working in colaboration with Michelle from Hair, Heart & Soul who did the girls’ bridal hair. The beautiful flowers were by Willow Floral Design in Nelson.

We love how the DIY decorations by the Bride and Groom fit so well with the work of the bridal specialists to make a stunning and seamless day.

We want to make a special mention to Carol Shirley and her team from Gourmet Catering - absolutely top notch amazingness with the entire menu and service - not a fault to be found and she is lovely! So many have asked about and complimented the food.

Favourite Part of the Day?

Seeing Dylan’s reaction to my arrival! and it sounds weird but my most vivid memory of our day is coming back from the bathroom and looking across all the tables during dinner while everyone was just having fun, laughing and chatting etc! I had an overwhelming feeling of happiness and contentment!


Theme | Garden

Setting | Boutique Lodge

Designer | Christina Rossi

Gown Style | Ballgown

Christina Rossi 4134

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