A Rustic Country Taranaki Love Story (with cute animals, yay!) by Tinted Photography

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Include a Horse (especially a 20 year old Arabian horse), a Goat (although I am not sure the goat was intentional) and a Dog in a wedding and you already have my full attention. Nikki & Marc’s gorgeous wedding is proof that if you think outside the box with your venue, include the people and pets that you love, and splash out on the things that rock your world, you have all the ingredients you need for a unique and meaningful day.

And I must mention the head wear on Nikki’s horse (must find out where she got it) how beautifully boho is that! WOW. A huge congrats to the loved up couple, and a massive thank you to Ben & Sirjana from Tinted Photography for sharing this super sweet shindig with us.

These two are so visibly in love and their love is so emotive that we could not put our cameras down, even for a second. – Tinted Photography

Photographer Tinted Photography My workmate was married the year before us and I really loved her photos so booked Tinted Photography in asap!Flowers Flowerlounge Floral Design, Oakura They were the most perfect flowers!Hair Zanadoo Hair Dezign | Makeup Sarah Burczynski | Cake Hester Sole, the Brides Aunty | Music Planz NZ – Live Circuit EntertainmentCatering Simon Houghton Chef | Lights/Chandeliers/Sound System Theatre Lamp and Lighting | Tables & Chairs Dobsons Marquee & Party Hire | Dress Astra BridalShoes Lace & Love

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Who Nikki & Marc
When 28th March 2015
Where Ton & Mary Dekens property – ceremony and reception. I am a total country/horse girl and this property is very country/rustic with an amazing relaxed, casual feel and as I really wanted to involve our arabian stallion in the wedding, it was perfect as he was able to be stabled on the property. I also wanted a more personal touch to my wedding so was able to do this at Dekens.

How did you meet?

My work New Plymouth Vet Group were out on our Mid Winter Xmas Do at Arborio Restaurant, where Marc was working as a Waiter – as cliche as it probably sounds, it really felt like it was love at first sight.

Tell us the one quality you love most about each other?

Nikki His caring nature
Marc She’s down to earth

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In three words describe your wedding style… Rustic, country, relaxed.

What were your save and splurge items for your wedding?

Save Catering
Splurge Dress, Photographer, Shoes

Did you DIY? If so what did you do? The reception decorations and table flowers.

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What were the highlights of the day?

Marrying the love of my life and having all of our friends and family sharing our special day. Especially having Marcs Dad, Mum, Sister and Niece there – they came all the way from Germany – it was the first time his mum had been on an Aeroplane!

Having our Arabian stallion (who’s 20 years old, and we have had him since he was 2) at the wedding was very special to me.

Having my brother drive me and my bridesmaids to the ceremony and having mum and dad walk me down the aisle.

In hindsight is there anything you would have done differently?

I dont feel there was anything I would of changed, just more time on our wedding day would of been nice as it went way too fast!

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Do you have any tips or tricks for engaged couples?

Don’t stress about the wedding – but don’t leave things that need to be done till the last minute. Be organised and have good time management. Enjoy your time together.

Where did you go for your honeymoon and why?

We are went to Thailand for our honeymoon and I was also bridesmaid while we are there for Cherie, who was my bridesmaid.

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What do you love most about being married?

Nothing has really changed since being married – being with someone so special and finding that true love is amazing! Having the commitment that we will be together for the rest of our lives is pretty awesome!

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Photographer Tinted Photography My workmate was married the year before us and I really loved her photos so booked Tinted Photography in asap!Flowers Flowerlounge Floral Design, Oakura They were the most perfect flowers!Hair Zanadoo Hair Dezign | Makeup Sarah Burczynski | Cake Hester Sole, the Brides Aunty | Music Planz NZ – Live Circuit EntertainmentCatering Simon Houghton Chef | Lights/Chandeliers/Sound System Theatre Lamp and Lighting | Tables & Chairs Dobsons Marquee & Party Hire | Dress Astra BridalShoes Lace & Love

 

4 Comments

  1. Jax

    August 15, 2015

    Hi Samantha, I know how cute are those animals! So much love at this wedding! 🙂

  2. Samantha Menzo

    August 15, 2015

    Holy Cow what a beautiful blog post and wedding. you can really see the love in the gorgeous photography!

    I am really inspired and the animals were just too darn cute.

  3. Jax

    August 13, 2015

    I know! Me too Meredith 🙂 Love the goat photo bomber 🙂

  4. Meredith

    August 13, 2015

    LOVE all the animals, so precious! x

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