Jemma + Michael. Church Road Winery Wedding in Napier, New Zealand. Feat. in HELLO MAY.
Quoted from HELLO MAY —
“We looked at quite a few venues in the Hawke’s Bay, but we fell in love with the Cuve Room at the Church Road Winery. The space was intimate and moody and we love a glass of wine.”
“Marriage is a really serious thing for both of us. It was such a great opportunity to celebrate our love and party with our friends and family, but the key for us was formalising the commitment and relationship we have been building together for years.”
“I absolutely love fireworks, and in the lead up to the proposal Michael was dropping hints about going alone to the Guy Fawkes show at the waterfront. I knew that was going to be when he asked! A couple of weekends before, he casually suggested we go and check out the tulips blooming at the botanical gardens. We sat down in a garden full of daphne and blossoms with no one around and he asked to spend the rest of his life with me. I was so surprised, it was perfect.”
“Letting the professionals do their job was great. We trusted our vendors so much to have everything organised – after all, that’s their job! Everyone came through and exceeded our expectations. Although in hindsight we could have practiced a little more for our first dance, but we still have no regrets. How it worked out (a little awkward and uncoordinated) was pretty representative of our dancing ability.”
“Try not to have a narrow vision of what your day has to be like, because it will never be perfectly as you imagine. Think of a feeling, thought or mood instead, tell your vendors and trust them to work their magic. They’ve done it all before and know what works.”