Eclectic Rotorua Redwoods Wedding

Any wedding that includes black bridesmaid dresses, wood fired Pizza, Bag Pipes, and a town hall reception venue gets the big tick from me! Today’s gorgeous couple tied the knot in the Rotorua Redwoods and the images from Stories by Bianca are breathtaking!

Idea to steal: All of the above, and a first look with the brides Father makes for an extra special moment! + check out the signage in this wedding for serious diy inspo!

Who Alexander & Samantha
Where Redwoods forest in Rotorua, followed by a reception at a rural hall in Waikite Valley
Guests 70

Our love story began during a chance meeting. We were totally opposite personalities but hey, opposites attract! We moved in together 4 months later.

I said yes as a grumpy heavily pregnant woman walking up at down the beautiful hills on my parents farm trying to kick start labour.

How amazing is this first look with the brides dad! Such a clever idea and special moment!

Our wedding style inspiration was vintage boho. My brother has an amazing talent of making vintage pallet furniture and signs so that was were our inspiration stemmed from.

We saved by doing a lot of DIY. My brother also made a lot of things for us for free. We made our dessert a candy bar as well which turned out to be very popular and affordable too.

We splurged on our photographer and our food. Bianca did an amazing job and we needed someone who would take amazing photos as these were going to be our memories for the day. She definitely pulled it off and exceeded our expectations.

Our advice to engaged couples is to just relax and enjoy it. The planning process and the actual wedding day goes so fast!

CREDITS

Photographer Stories by Bianca
Flowers Daisy Chain, Rotorua
Venue The Redwoods, Rotorua
Catering Mizzoni (wood fire pizza)
Hire company The Little Red Shed
Stationery + Signage Pallet Art Decor NZ
Hair + Makeup Pure Bliss Salon & Spa
Cake The Snack Shack
Celebrant Margaret Hall Celebrant
Brides Dress Amoda Bridal
Brides Accessories + Shoes All borrowed from family
Bridesmaid Dresses Crossroads
Grooms Suit + Accessories Hallenstein Brothers
Rings Pascoes


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