Lisa & Josh

  • Photography by Alex Moore

Josh and I met in 2011 on a Contiki Tour in the United States.. We spent two and a half weeks together sitting at the back of the bus and at the end of the trip our mates organised a fake "bus" wedding for us - our Contiki guide was the celebrant - he's a registered druid priestess. Josh proposed in while we were on a dolphin boat tour in Paihia. He popped the question with dolphins jumping all around us. We were engaged for a year and married at Plume in Matakana surrounded by 80 friends and family.

Lisa & Josh

I wanted a bridal look that was comfortable and not too fussy and purchased my dress and veil from Grace Loves Lace in the Gold Coast. My shoes were from Zara and my earrings were from my Grandfather. My bridesmaids wore aqua lace dresses from Boohoo. Josh wore a light grey suit from Munns. 

Lisa & Josh
Lisa & Josh
Lisa & Josh

Our flowers were created by Bay Flowers in Browns Bay. I knew that I wanted coral as my main colour and aqua blue as a secondary colour. Our bouquets were white and coral and mine had ivy in it to set it apart.

Lisa & Josh
Lisa & Josh

The food at Plume was absolutely incredible. We had a 3 course meal and you could choose between the chicken or lamb. We also had canapes that were super elegant and delicious. Everyone raved about everything! We opted for a Macaron Tower made by Mactisserie rather than a wedding cake. There were three different flavours and the colours matched our theme. We gave the macarons to our guests as wedding favours as Plume has also provided dessert.

Lisa & Josh

We had some incredible elements which made our day extra special. Our Contiki tour guide came all the way from the USA to be our celebrant. Both of our Nanas acted as our 'flower girls' and we even had a human pyramid on the dance floor. That being said, for me the most special moment was when Josh teared up during the vows.

Lisa & Josh

My best piece of advice for brides to be is that no matter how much your future husband protests, make sure he has a list of chores for the morning of the big day!

Lisa & Josh

THE DETAILS: Bride's dress GRACE LOVES LACE; Hair NICOLE REYNS; Makeup GRAYSON COUTTS; Groom's attire MUNNS THE MAN'S STORE; Groomsmen's attire HALLENSTEINS; Bridesmaid's dresses BOOHOO; Flowers BAYS FLOWERS; Cake MACTISSERIE; Catering and Venue PLUME; Photography ALEX MOORE


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