There are few lakes (if any) in New Zealand more beautiful than Lake Tekapo, so naturally it is one of my top spots for a wedding. Throw in a woolshed, protea’s, salmon and Mr Whippy for desert and you have just ticked 5 out of 5 of my dream wedding must haves!
Gorgeous couple Richard and Brogan let the pro’s look after the details of their day and the result was… a very happy and stress free bride (amen to that!). Oh and I love the brides alternative advice on saving money… “Don’t worry about saving money.. YOGMO (new version of YOLO, definition – You Only Get Married Once)”, and check out their clever idea for a honeymoon!
Congratulations to Richard & Brogan, you certainly tied the knot in style! And a big thank you to the talented Oamaru based RACHEL WYBROW PHOTOGRAPHY, I am swooning over all of your beautifully captured details!
Who Richard & Brogan Dekker
Where Lake Tekapo Ceremony – Mt Hay Hitching Post Reception – Streamlands Woolshed
How did you meet? At a very classy establishment, The Mad Cow, Christchurch
In three words describe your wedding style… Relaxed, Natural & Rustic
What were your save and splurge items for your wedding?
Save Bridesmaids Dresses @ $30 each from ASOS.
Splurge Mr. Whippy for desert, although this actually works out to be a cheap alternative per head.
What was the most difficult part of planning your wedding? And the most fun?
Nothing and everything!
What did you do for your hens and stag do’s?
Hen’s was a bus trip around a few wineries ending up at a Country Pub where we paid the bartender $20 to provide the male entertainment. Stag do was a fishing trip and pub crawl around North Otago.
Did you DIY?
Not a lot of DIY, I let the experts take care of that. Cristy and Tessa from Housekeepers Bloomed did an outstanding job of the reception set up including an amazing floral piece above the bridal table.
What music did you play for those special moments?
Aisle Running by James Bay
First Dance Feeling good by Muse, then we switched halfway through to ‘Get Low’ by the Ying Yang Twins.
Do you have any money saving tips for engaged couples?
Don’t worry about saving money.. YOGMO (new version of YOLO, definition – You Only Get Married Once)
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
A quick road trip up the top of the South. Relocated a rental car (for $4) and used up our Airpoints on fancy accommodation!
Photographer Rachel Wybrow Photography, Oamaru
Film Kara Kane Visuals
Flowers Housekeepers Bloomed, Oamaru
Venue/Catering Tasteful Affairs, Christchurch
Hire Company La De Da Wedding & Events, Lake Tekapo
Signage Crombie Monumentalist, Oamaru
Hair & Makeup Gabby from Estella Hair Studio / Nicole from La Beaute, Oamaru
Cake Cakes by Anna, Christchurch
Celebrant Damien Goodsir, Oamaru
Brides Dress Rue De Seine
Bridesmaids Dresses ASOS
Grooms Suit & Accessories Barkers
Rings 1791 Diamonds