A Beautifully Rustic & Natural Wedding In New Zealand
14th June 2016
by Marina Licht
I am so excited to share with you Kate and Nikita’s beautifully rustic & natural wedding in New Zealand. Ever since I saw their wedding via Nordica Photography, I have wanted to feature it. It will soon become apparent why!
Kate and Nikita got married on Saturday 27th February this year at St Georgina’s Barn, Waiheke Island in New Zealand. They first met at university through mutual friends and dated for six years before getting engaged. ‘Nikita proposed to me in our favourite place, Waiheke Island, back home in New Zealand,’ Kate explains. ‘It was a beautifully sunny day on the island and he surprised me in the morning with homemade crepes then a massage at a luxury lodge.’ The couple then took their bikes and explored the islands’ beaches and vineyards, ending up at a remote cliff top location. Nikita proposed overlooking the incredible coastline.
When it came to her wedding dress, Kate had a look around various boutiques in London, but couldn’t find anything she loved. ‘I ended up having my dress made by Louise Selby,’ says Kate. ‘I showed her the photos of how I wanted each part of the dress to look and she put it all together into my dream dress. It turned out perfectly.’
For Kate and Nikita, the obvious place for their wedding was Waiheke Island in New Zealand. ‘We found a rustic, somewhat abandoned barn in the middle of an olive grove,’ explains Kate. ‘The only catch was that it was literally a blank canvas and everything needed to be brought in. We went for a rustic and natural theme with bohemian and festival vibes.’
The couple were helped when it came to the organisation of their wedding by Michelle Gras from Waiheke Island Weddings and Events. For the styling of their wedding reception, Kate and Nikita were after a rustic and casual feel. ‘We used hessian table runners, old vintage props, festoon lights, bunting, and jam jars with tea lights to help theme the barn, ‘ says Kate.
As Nikita is of Russian heritage, they also decided to incorporate some Russian wedding traditions into their day, including a well stocked vodka bar and a photo booth with Russian props. ‘Other traditions included feeding each other bread dipped in salt when we walked into the reception, ‘says Kate. This is traditionally offered to the newlyweds by the parents as a symbol of health, prosperity and long life.’
Anyway, I am sure you can’t wait to see Kate and Nikita’s stunning rustic & natural wedding.
A natural wedding with beautiful rustic touches
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