As an interior designer, there was no denying that Katie (and her husband-to-be Hamish) would pull together a totally gorgeous wedding. Thanks to an amazing team of suppliers (like photographer Danelle Bohane, florist Lushka and some delicious eats from Pipi Pizza Truck) this celebration was truly second to none.

“I loved the floral masterpiece that acted as the backdrop for the ceremony. As soon as the car pulled around and I saw it installed for the first time my jaw literally dropped, then came the tears!  Hamish loved watching the Pipi Pizza be distributed to all of our guests and the way in which everyone interacted as they shared it around,” explains Katie, who wanted the day to feel like ‘them’.

“We went for a refined less is more approach, minimal colour enabling the floral masterpieces to do the talking! We wanted to create a very social vibe but have a strong element of visual sophistication. We had a vision in our mind of how we wanted it to look and the vendors we selected enabled us to pull it off,” she tells us, adding that it’s imperative to ‘stick to your guns no matter what’.

“Keep your cards to your chest means less chance for opposing opinions. The best advise we got from a close friend was that the best weddings they had been to were the ones that reflected the couples the most, so stay true to that!”

Love Danelle’s work as much as we do? Check out Jen and James‘s outdoor celebration, as well as Sarskia and Bill‘s big day (featuring one heck of a Rue De Seine dress!).

CREDITS Photos Danelle Bohane // Florist Lushka // Printer Colourcraft // Ceremony and reception Paritua Vineyard, NZ // Catering Little Black Bird Cafe // Food trucks / carts Pipi Pizza Truck // Decorative elements Kmart // Prop / furniture hire Empire Event Hire // Signage Colourcraft // Entertainment Eager Entertainment // Celebrant Fiona Cleary // Rings The Rolling Mill // Transport Go Bus // Bridal gown designer Anna Schimmel // Robes / getting ready tees Wallace Cotton // Lingerie Lonely Label // Shoes Witchery // Hair Loco Hair // Makeup Steph Viatos // Suit and bow tie Vance Vivian // Cufflinks Barkers // Shoes Julius Marlow // Socks 3 Wise Men // Watch Armani Exchange // Barber / grooming The Gentleman’s Approach.