A Relaxed Beach Boho Wedding

As featured in Wellington Weddings:

Aleisha and Brandyn were the most relaxed, easy-going and flexible clients I’ve ever had the joy of working with. Not only did they trust me with the design and styling of their wedding, but I had the honour of working on Aleisha's wedding dress - adding lace appliques to lengthen the hem and cover harsh seam-lines caused by alterations; as well as adding lace edging to the neckline to soften the look.

Aleisha and Brandyn's vision was to have an outdoor wedding on a sand dune at Paraparaumu Beach, with Kāpiti Island in the background. The reception was to include outdoor picnic tables and lounging areas nestled amongst the sand dunes. The decor was to feature foraged driftwood, grasses and shells; with drifts of gauze, coiled rope and lots of romantic candle-light.

Sadly, the weather had other plans for Aleisha and Brandyn. It was so bad that even our rainy-day 'Plan B', featuring a light-weight marquee borrowed froma friend, had to be ditched as there was a high change it would have blown away! At the last minute, a much larger, sturdier marquee was hired. But alls-well-that-ends-well. As Aleisha put it:

"When we realised the weather definitely wasn't going to change from the severe rain warning, the dual-purpose ceremony space/reception space that Lyndal had to reconfigure at short notice ended up working out better than we could ever have imagined. It made our wedding feel more inclusive due to bringing all our guests together in the one large area... We know it was a challenge as Lyndal had to work with mismatched tables and chairs from our previous fine weather plan as they'd already been delivered to the venue, but she made it work."

Photography: Wesley Johnson Photography

With additional photos from LLFC.

Venue & Catering: Kāpiti Boating Club

Live art: Amelia Hadfield Art


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