Today’s wedding has a real kiwi feel about it. It’s classic yet down to earth, and gorgeous couple Katie & Willie just seem like a couple of humble lovebirds who are saying I do because ‘duh’ they already know that they just fit! I am especially in love with the brides dress (how can you not be!) and the gorgeous mix and match navy bridesmaid dresses (including one very beautiful bump which will now be rocking around as a real little human!). A big thank you to the always awesome Toni Larsen Photography for sharing this fab day with us! xox
Who Katie & Willy Norman
Where Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Palmerston North and Katie’s parents farm
How did you meet? In London at a bar, through mutual friends.
In three words describe your wedding style… Enchanted country garden
What music did you play for those special moments?
Down the aisle Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran
Walking into the reception Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
First Dance Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
What were the save and splurge items for your wedding?
Save Wedding cake (thanks to mum and my sister/sister in-law), Hair/make-up/nails (thanks to some talented friends), transport (used Katie’s dads vintage cars), some of the flower arrangements (thanks to Katie’s mum), venue location (was on Katie’s parents farm), accommodation (we stayed in one of the farm homesteads), trees in the marquee (Katie’s aunty and uncle lent them from their garden center).
Splurge Catering, Photography, Videography
Did you DIY?
Yes, table center-pieces, wishing well, wedding cake, cake table and lectern, some of the decorations. I really wanted to add personal touches to the day so made an extra effort to do some DIY things.
What was the most difficult part of planning your wedding? And the most fun?
Most difficult Developing a timeline for the day, and the table-seating plan.
Most fun Dress fittings, spending time with close friends and family in the preparations leading up to the big day.
Do you have any money saving tips for engaged couples?
Utilise friends and family’s talents and skills.
Photographer Toni Larsen Photography
Videographer Jono Tucker
Flowers Forget Me Not Flowers, Palmerston North
Venue/Catering Ruth Pretty Catering
Hire Company Party Up, Palmerston North
Brides Dress & Accessories Pronovias
Shoes Mi Piaci
Grooms Suit & Accessories Rembrandt
Rings Partridge Jewellers
Music The Shenanigans