Today’s stunning Southland Wedding is full of inspiration for the classic modern bride (and animal lovers!). Featuring a fabulous Grace Loves Lace wedding dress, a gorgeous couple, super adorable furry friends and a spectacular wedding venue 15 minutes out of Invercargill (the country’s most southern city), you can’t help but fall in love with every image by the talented Erin of Acorn Photography. Enjoy xox
Who Nathan & Erin Milne
Where The Hideaway 201
How did you meet?
We meet 9 years ago, at high school, in Nathans maths class where I had been moved in too – which is a whole other story!
In three words describe your wedding style…
Simple, classic with a modern/contemporary twist.
What music did you play for those special moments?
The first song that was sung was a song that Nathan and I wrote – it was sooo perfect! Khellsey-Anna performed it beautifully and our guests loved this fun loving song that started of the celebrations.
When I was walking down the aisle Khellsey-Anna sung a song by Emily Hearn called “Ships Need the Sea”. While signing the registrar we had another song by Emily Hearn called “Found a Heart” and after we were announced Husband and Wife we walked out to Ed Sheeran and Rudimentals “Lay it all on Me”.
Neil Chilton and Pearly’s band got our guests dancing right from their first song. For our first dance we had the song “Fire” by the Pointer Sisters then the band performed the night away adding in the odd sneaky Wagon Wheel tune throughout the night!
What were the save and splurge items for your wedding?
Saved on alcohol and catering as we could get our own in as well as wedding stationary and the cake as I had help from friends.
Splurge items include the venue, videographer and continuing the party for the next couple of days!
Did you DIY?
Yes, stationery, photos in frames of our parents and grandparents at their wedding, and other bits here and there.
What was the most difficult part of planning your wedding? And the most fun?
The only thing that was difficult was the guest list! I loved the whole process!
Do you have any money saving tips for engaged couples?
Don’t spend too much time or money on the smaller things that no one will notice or remember about the day. Remember what is important and what the day is actually about. A lot of things you can do yourself also.
Photographer Acorn Photography
Venue The Hideaway 201
Videographer Queenstown Wedding Video
Marriage Celebrant Judith Mitchell
M.C Guy Tallboys
Catering Country Manor
Flowers Rachel Reed Floral Design
Music Khellsey-Anna Atley
Band Neil Chilton & Pearly Music
Cake Tash Hamilton
Transport Jeannie Peebles “Little Miss Blossom” (Caravan) and “Billy the Bus” (VW Van) via Country Manor
Stationary Amanda Keen
Makeup Chloe Black
Hair Jane King
Brides Dress Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaids Dresses Forever New
Grooms Suit & Accessories Hallenstein Brothers
Rings Michael Hill