When Jess from Two Foxes Styling sent me the link to this wedding, I instantly fell in love. First with the couple and their beautiful family (so sweet), second with the dress (so gorgeous), third with the reception styling (so clever) and last but not least with the food at the venue, The Oyster Inn (SO yummy!). Being a lover of all things seafood (read obsessed!), if I was to renew my vows this is EXACTLY how I would do it. Very cool, romantic yet casual and incredibly tasty. I am seriously tempted to fly all the way to Waiheke just to hang out here. Hands up who wants to join me?
A big congratulations to Kate & Peter and a massive thank you to ALICE DOIG PHOTOGRAPHY for sharing these gorgeous pics with us! xox
Who Kate (Buckley) and Peter van der Fluit
Where St Peters Parish & The Oyster Inn, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
How did you meet? We met at work.
What were your save and splurge items for your wedding?
Save Our invites, which I designed myself.
Splurge Laurent Perrier champagne and oysters
What did you do for your hen and stag nights?
We had our hens and stag on the same night. My best friend Camilla planned a hotel suite celebration at the Hilton with champagne and a tarot reader for all my girls, it was wild. Pete and his boys went and ate Italian at his cousin’s restaurant Venosa. Later in the night we all met at Rockefeller and danced and drank until the small hours of the morning before returning back to the Hilton suite to watch the Rugby world cup final!
Did you DIY? No, wedding and DIY was my idea of a nightmare.
What was the most difficult part of planning your wedding? And the most fun?
The most difficult part was the guest list, what started at 60 quickly became 80, and eventually settled at 86!
The most fun were all the initial brainstorming meetings with everyone involved, and shopping for the dress.
Why did you choose to have the children as your bridal party? (such a nice idea!)
We are a blended family it was all about making a commitment to each other and our kids in front of everyone we love.
Do you have any money saving tips for engaged couples?
Decide your budget together and don’t try to please anyone but yourselves. Put money aside whenever you can and don’t touch it! Allow for going over budget, as it will most likely happen!
Where did you/will you go for your honeymoon?
We stayed on Waiheke after the wedding, our favourite place in the world!
Photographer Alice Doig Photography
Stylist Two Foxes Styling
Flowers Muck Floral
Venue/Catering The Oyster Inn
Hair & Makeup Kate Smith Hair & Makeup
Cake The Caker
Celebrant Monsignor Bernard Kiely
Brides Dress, Accessories & Shoes Rue de Seine
Flowergirl Dresses Vintage
Grooms Suit & Accessories Barkers
Rings Vintage from Los Angeles, and Trade Me
Music DJ Aroha