Every legendary love song is inspired by something, or more often someone. And we’re putting dibs on this breathtaking, New Zealand wedding being the motivation behind some lyrical genius’s next big hit. Why, you ask? Well, looking at these dreamy images by photographer Fiona Andersen we think the answer’s quite clear.
Honouring their strong christian faith, Madeline and Jonothan were married at Thurlby Domain before continuing celebrations at Peregrine – a majestic winery set in Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. “Jonathan and I both love and believe in God- his father married us (as he did both of Jo’s brothers), and we had communion together on our day as our last act as an unmarried couple”, tells Madeline, who wore a breathtaking Mariana Hardwick gown. Having been busy co-ordinating the arrival of 95 guests from Auckland and launching her own fashion label, Harman Grubisa, it was important for Madeline to avoid the stress of designing her own dress. “Too much to think about at a crazy time”, she says.
Having been together for seven years, two of those being long-distance, there were plenty of people with plenty of kind words excited to see these two tie the knot. “Our speeches were very honest and real and funny! They didn’t feel like a drag at all, they were actually really special, one of the boys that attended said he cried more at our wedding then he did at his own!”
CREDITS Photos Fiona Andersen Photography // Bridal gown Mariana Hardwick // Veil Lily Tan // Shoes Valentino // Flowers Estelle Flowers // Rings Naveya & Sloane and Satomi Kawakita Jewelry // Bridesmaids dresses designed by bride, made by Lily Tan // Grooms suit Zegna // Grooms shoes Dior // Groomsmen suits Zara // Ties Groom Crane Brothers // Ceremony Thurlby Domain, New Zealand // Reception Peregrine, New Zealand // Catering Artisan // Cake Mediterranean Market // Styling One Fine Day // Music Streets of Laredo // Celebrant Peter Kemps // Transport privately owned // Gift registry Mildred & Co.