Rose Gold Rustic Wedding at Silver Stream Retreat


Michelle and Jackson’s elegant rustic wedding took our breath away! The soft colour palette accented with rose gold and shabby chic interiors was like sweet candy for your eyes!

I wanted a lot of rose gold alongside soft colours with an elegant theme but also with a twist of rustic charm.

Not to mention, how gorgeous did Michelle look in our gown; Melrose by Sottero & Midgley?! With it’s double lace train, stunning lace and delicate sleeves, it was the perfect choice for Michelle and the style of the day.

Silver Stream Retreat in Upper Hutt was the amazing venue for this event and these sumptuous images were created by the very talented Laura Pittman of Island Encounters Photography.

Laura and her family live in Fiji and in 2014 I nannied for their 3 girls, so they are like family to me. I was over the moon when she agreed to come to nz to photograph my wedding!

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I can’t thank Olivia of Wellington Astra Bridal enough, for helping me choose the right dress! It honestly was better than I had dreamed of and still to this day is one of my favourite things about my wedding. The dress made me feel amazing and the lace was to die for!!! I’m still in love with my dress.

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My favourite part of the day was simply having everyone I love in one room! But just the way the day turned out; with lots of fun, laughter, jokes, great food, the lads and girls looked stunning, the groom who is always in hunting clothes scrubbed up really well in a suit… it was perfect!


Bride: Michelle Ball

Salon: Astra Bridal Wellington

Gown: Sottero & Midgley - Melrose

Venue: Silver Stream Retreat, Upper Hutt, Wellington

Photography: Laura Pittman - Island Encounters Photography

Hair: Leah of Leah’s Hairdressing // Makeup: Baillie Buchanan of Make Up By Baillie // Flowers: My husbands lovely Aunty; Heidi Munn // Cake: Hayley Munn (Mothing-in-law) //


Theme | Elegant Rustic

Setting | Boutique Lodge

Designer | Sottero & Midgley

Gown Style | Fit and Flare