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When we first laid eyes on this wedding it was hard to contain our excitement. Not only was it shot by Hello May favourite Tim Coulson (who is featured here and here) but the bride’s dress was by none other than Kelsey Genna, a fantastic New Zealand designer whom we have a bit of a crush on here at the Hello May office!

Bride Lena tells us, “I actually had three dresses! I always thought I would wear a short dress down the aisle – but at the last minute I thought I may regret not wearing a long one… so when I came across this Kelsey Genna gown we worked together in record time to pull it together. When I tried it on with my bridesmaids I knew it was a goer.” Kelsey is renowned for her whimsical take on the modern day wedding dress and we are glad to see yet another happy customer stroll down the aisle in one of her creations.

But besides the dress what was Lena and Terry’s favourite part of the day? Unanimously they both say, “the banner drop!” What is the banner drop I hear you ask? You see Lena is one half of the stationery design duo Lovefield who created all the gorgeous ceremony and reception items. Everything from the invitations to the tiny thank you flags tucked into the wedding favours were designed by Lena and the statement banner was just icing on the metaphorical stationery cake! Lena dropped it from the second story balcony before proceeding to walk down the aisle. “It was something not many people knew about – so it was an awesome surprise and probably the only detail that Terry didn’t know about either.”

To see Lena’s other surprise, her evening outfit change, click here.

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CREDITS Photos Tim Coulson // Bridal gown Kelsey Genna and Witchery // Shoes Tony Bianco // Flowers Blooms at the Bay // Bridesmaids dresses Forever New // Bridesmaids belts Koukla by Natasha Prestidge // Grooms suits MYER // Grooms shoes Havianas // Groomsmens suits MYER  // Page boys Witchery // Ceremony and reception Whitehaven Terrigal // Stationery Lovefield // Catering Eden Catering // Artisan pops Liana Raine // Lolly Buffet Visionary Weddings and Events // Event Director Kirsty John //  Set up Spark*d // Hair  Allure Hair Bar // Makeup Karen Dyer // Music Shane Edwards // Celebrant Gail Holmes.