Kurt & Phoebe wearing Eternal Snow
How did you meet your partner? Tell us about your love story…
We met at work! What started off as subtle flirting in the lunchroom and at social events quickly turned into something more. We also learnt that my Nana and Kurt’s Aunty are very good friends and have worked together for over a decade! Small world. Life together went pretty smoothly from Day 1 and it didn’t take long for us to move in together and travel overseas. We now own our first home together and have a smoochy fur-babycalled Polly.
Tell us about your wedding day, your vision and the style…
We wanted a modern, yet timeless style. We didn’t go overboard with the ‘extras’ (e.g. lots of table decorations or guest favours), instead we focused on larger things people would enjoy and remember e.g. venue, band, flowers, food etc). I’d seen a few posts on Instagram with Weddings that had a blue and white colour palette and instantly fell in love with it. We felt it was quite unique compared to current trends and that it would provide a subtle pop of colour. It could also be my “something blue”. Kurt was fussier than I was when it came to venues! Takapoto Estate provided everything we wanted and more. From the permanent marquee, manicured lawns and modern yet classic feel, to the on site accommodation and boutique winery, they had everything we needed right there on site. They also have the facilities to bring our own caterer, so naturally we went with No Biggie. There were also no noise restrictions, so we had a full band set up and had Badly Stuffed Animals play an epic set. We got so many compliments on food and entertainment, as well as the beautiful venue of course! We also wanted our personalities to come through in how we ran the day. We decided to do a first look and photos before the ceremony so that we could be more present with our guests throughout the rest of the day. It also gave me a chance to change my dress and surprise Kurt with a completely new look as I walked down the aisle! We incorporated our love of Italian spritz’s by offering guests Aperol and Hugo Spritz post-ceremony, and we set the tone for the dance floor by competing in a bridal party boat race after the speeches! Amongst all this we still managed to sneak away and get some golden hour photos just the two of us, and it gave us an opportunity to take in the day from a distance.
What Chaos & Harmony Shoes did you purchase for your wedding and how did the shoes make you feel?
I chose the Eternal heels in white because they were very comfortable and looked flattering on my feet. They also have subtle detailing in the knot on top, that made them interesting but wouldn’t detract from my dress. I loved looking down and seeing them through the split of my dress! They made me feel very elegant.
Did the suit or shoes come first and how did you style them with the dress?
Dresses came first but I’d always had my eye on the shoes. I knew they would suit almost any dress and they suited both my dresses perfectly!
Did you buy the shoes with the intention to wear them again? If so, have you?
Not initially, but they are so comfortable and I love the way they look so I’ll definitely bring them out again at some point!
Photographer: Jackson Bright Weddings
Dress: Kelly Lin, Violet (big and flowy) and Made with Love, Rosey Crepe (fitted)
Bridal accessories: Veil was my mum’s (something old), headband was Made with Love to match thesecond dress, earrings were Mizuki pearls, Bracelet was the Knot Cuff by Celine (a gift from Kurt because we were “tying the knot”) and second bracelet was a pearl one purchased from Karen Walker.
Grooms attire: Custom made suit and shirt by the very talented Vinny the Tailor from SABÉ Bespoke House
Venue: Takapoto Estate
Styling: Done ourselves with help from florist - Shontelle from Sweetpea and Jasmine
Hire: Twelve Tables and Love Club Hire
Other vendors: Hair by Amelia from Boutique Bride and Make up was Rae Sacha.
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