The Boatshed in Wellington is already a gorgeous venue in her natural form. Sitting pretty on Wellingtons waterfront she shows off her heritage beauty by day and charms you by night surrounding herself in city lights.
I was delighted at the opportunity to style this Wellington beauty, utilising her low bearing beams for hanging and the angelic window frames for backdrops that flood with glorious natural light.
Being so angelic I decided a simple and clean botanic style would enhance her elegance with a pop of gold. Jasmine scented the room as I filled planter hangers id earlier sprayed gold, removing the coconut husks and hanging each one above the round tables. White linen squares were used in the center of the tables to keep the setting simple with antique brass ornaments and Temple Bells Pieris falling from lab beakers.
For the ceremony sheer draping was used above to mark the aisle as candles and flower filled beakers pathed the way. It was enough to have just two large jasmine filled planters hanging either side of these colossal framed window - not to take away from the venues natural charm.
To complete the setting i needed some gorgeous models, a dapper suit and a breathtaking dress. Its not a wonder i have used both Sally Eagle and Frank Casey in the past for styled shoots...
Sallys dresses are an elegance of their own, from her unique vintage inspired designs to the quality fabrics, her collection is certainly a luxury every bride deserves. I immediately fell in love with her Teresa + Bette dress when i saw it. It was perfect for the styling and boasted every element - angelic, clean, pure and elegant. It was made for a botanic beauty.
Brad Goldstone and the team at Frank Casey suit hire in Wellington are not only an absolute pleasure to deal with, they have everything from your sexy tux to the latest fashion trends. I wanted something different for this shoot - something daring - and i was right to leave it in the capable hands of Brad the Manager and Dom our hair stylist and fashion guru and how smooth did our groom look!?
Kirsty Bunny Management provided us with our gorgeous models Islay and Joe. Not only did they look stunning, they were an absolutely delight to work with! They were patient and seemed to embrace the shoot. Kirsty was so helpful picking out the perfect look for our shoot and it was all so EASY!
Now to our hard working collaboration stars... I could not have pulled off this styling shoot without the dream team I had on the day! The support, input, execution and hard work was amazing and full credit to the crew!
Hair and Make Up by Jo + Dom Styling was flawless. These girls know their stuff so I just let the experts work their talented magic. Jo and Dom can work with any bridal style from high end fashion to a traditional bridal look. You wont be disappointed with your wedding photos if you have these girls doll you up that's for sure!
Photography was done by the gorgeous Jo Moore! She knew the look and feel we were going for and captured this to perfection and I couldn't be more delighted with her images. Her use of natural light is incredible and Jo takes you back to the setting as if you were there all over again. Her portrait shots of the bride and groom in and around the venue made this shoot look like a real-life fairy tale wedding so imagine how amazing she would be at capturing your day.
Lastly our video masterpiece above was produced by the most talented videograher i know - Josiah from Firetale Weddings. This guys seriously blows my mind with his videos which are more like short films or designer adverts. You dont tell this guy what you want - he just knows - trust me. If you want to truly capture the emotion of the day then get it filmed. Josiah will certainly pull at your heartstrings with his work.
If you want a dream team of experts to make your day unforgettable then get in touch before you start planning and see how much or little we can help xx
Our favs from the day...
Photography By Jo Moore