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Put your pens and pencils down and pay attention, because weddings like this only come by our inbox as often as we say “just water for me is fine tonight, thankyou.”

Aja and Andrew scored all A’s – ticking all the right boxes with their country style wedding at  The Woolshed at Bendemeer, located in New Zealand’s picturesque South Island. “I was born in New Zealand and Queenstown is a special place for me and my family so it made sense in the end to have the wedding there”, says Aja who tracked down some of the most talented vendors in all the land, including photographer Emily Adamson and floral stylist Sarah Gutschlag from The Flower RoomIt was back home however, where Aja spotted her dream dress by Australian haute couture designer Paolo Sebastian, a man who released his first collection at just 17. “It was the first dress I tried on and loved it.”

Also wearing shoes by  Jimmy Choo and jewellery by Oscar de la Renta, Aja tells us, “I love dancing so my favourite part was dancing with all my friends on the dance floor. When the sun went down we took the dancing inside the Woolshed where everyone broke out their best moves. With a carefully curated selection of wines by Amisfield WineryBrennan Wines and Waitiri Creek, we have no doubt we would have been right there with them. 

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CREDITS Photos Emily Adamson // Bridal gown and veil Paolo Sebastian // Shoes Jimmy Choo // Flowers and chairs The Flower Room // Rings Keshett // Jewellery Osca de la Renta via Net-A-Porter // Bridesmaids dresses Le Bella Donna // Grooms and groomsmen suits and ties Herringbone // Grooms shoes Beggar Man Thief // Cufflinks Dunhill // Ceremony and reception The Woolshed at Bendemeer, NZ // Catering Artisan Catering // Cake Cherry Blossom Cakes // Decorations One Fine Day, Orange Productions and Party Plus // Electronics Shipleys // Stationery Kate Roberts // Hair and makeup Hush Spa // Celebrant Phillipa Cook // Beverages Liquor King, Amisfield Winery, Brennan Wines and Waitiri Creek // Dance school Forever Dance