Elegant Rustic Kourawhero Estate Wedding

Elegant and rustic with some serious hollywood glam (that tuxe!), today’s gorgeous Kourawhero wedding is a biggie (soooo many gorgeous pics by Acorn Photography), and if you’re wondering why today’s couple look so familiar, both Huriana + Derek are well known rugby and 7’s players! (Huriana is the NZ 7’s captain!). Enjoy xox

Who Huriana + Derek
Where Kourawhero Estate
Guests 150

She said yes

Derek proposed in Japan at a beautiful skyline restaurant that New Years eve. I said YES!

Our wedding style was…

Elegant rustic

We saved on… 

Our wedding stylist Nicole Paris created our beautiful centrepieces for our tables and Nicole Forbes (grooms cousin) made our delicious wedding cake.

We splurged on…

My Wedding dress and Dereks Tuxedo.

Our advice to engaged couples…

Have fun! You often hear that planning a wedding can sometimes be quite stressful and cause tension – if you let it.

Remember your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives. Remember why and how you fell in love with each other and enjoy the experience together.


Photographer + CinematographerAcorn Photography
 Weddings by Paris
Venue Kourawhero Estate
Flowers ForgetMeNot Keepsake Journals Honey Suckle Flowers
Stationery + Signage Paper Rose Stationery
Catering iCater

Hire Company

 Organised by Woman’s Day Magazine, Luisa Petch + Krishla Bogue
Makeup Rebekah Banks
 Nicole Forbes of U-Neeks Cake Design
Celebrant Ronald Reti (Grooms Uncle)
Brides Dress Trish Peng

Brides Accessories + ShoesMichael Hill + Steve Madden
Bridesmaid DressesZARA and ASOS
Grooms Suit & Accessories
 Sartoria Ciccio Noriyuki Ueki – Japan + Emporio Armani
Rings Michael Hill
Music DJ4YOU

Head to Real Weddings for more inspiration and for more Wedding Planning Advice head to our partner She Said Yes.