#weddingwednesday romantic Arrowtown wedding

Andrea and Darren had been dating for 3 years when Darren popped the question.  They chose Arrowtown for the ceremony which had great memories for Andrea as a place where her extended family spent many happy summers.

Soft muted tones were chosen for the flowers and bridesmaids.  The red autumn tones were also reflected in elements for the day.

Andrea said that Stoneridge Estate ticked all the boxes for the location due to its stunning scenery, fine food and wine.  With the chapel on the same grounds as the reception room it made it super easy for the guests also. The weather forecast was for rain on the day but like magic, the skies cleared at 10am and we had a stunning day.

Important to us was having our two boys Trey and Finn participate in the ceremony and for our blended family to really come together. Trey stood by his Dad as we exchanged vows and Finn decided he wanted to be in charge of the rings.

The scenery around Arrowtown provided the perfect backdrop for some amazing photographs to make memories of the day


Of her gorgeous gown Andrea said "I felt every bit the bride in my beautiful gown and the girls at Astra bridal was so helpful when it came to choose one. The Francesca was one that I had previously overlooked but tried it on after Dee’s suggestion. The moment I tried it on that was it! Mum was up from Invercargill so it was lovely to have her there to share that experience with me."

Andrea's advice to brides:

Hire a professional MC, the day ran so smoothly (theirs was Richard Mills). Don’t sweat the small stuff. The rings accidentally got left behind before the ceremony. The delay, while the chauffeur drove back to the house to collect them, gave me extra time to calm my nerves, and we got some additional unplanned and fabulous photos. It turned out to be a great thing to have happen.

Bride: Andrea Legatt (nee Deuchrass)

Gown: Maggie Sottero Francesca

Accessories: Shoe - 4046M | Earrings - Clara design | Bracelet - Annie Watson design |

Location: Stoneridge Estate

Photographer: Ishotz Photography by Jamie Smith

Others: Hair and Makeup - Hush Spa | Celebrant - Kathryn Ormond | Cake - Sadie from Scrumptious | Florals - the Flower Room | Daimlers - Classic Car Journeys |

Style Guide

Theme | Classic Wedding
Setting | Historic Garden
Designer | Maggie Sottero
Gown Style | Sheath