Beautifully Styled, Intimate Beach Wedding in New Zealand

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Jolanta and Nicholas wanted a relaxed beach wedding with marquee reception for their Big Day in New Zealand and that’s exactly what they got. After meeting on the very first day Nicholas arrived in NZ from Perth, Australia the couple married on the beach surrounded by 85 of their closest friends, including many who had travelled from Australia.

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

“We wanted the day to be relaxed and chose a marquee with clear sides so we could be amongst the sand dunes. We collected sand, pebbles and driftwood to create our own decorations and centrepieces. We were married under a driftwood wedding arch that we had collected from the beach. My dress was a Stella York design. It was champagne lace over Ivory, strapless and fishtail style. I knew I had found my dress when I began to get teary, I then tried on my veil and burst into tears. I lost my mum 4 years earlier and for me this was a sign from her that this was the one,” explained Jolanta.

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Reflecting the colours of the landscape, Jolanta’s four bridesmaids wore pale blue multi-way wrap dresses and carried gorgeous ivory bouquets trimmed with soft greenery.

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

“It’s hard to choose a particular moment as a highlight, they were all incredible. The speeches were full of emotion and love and the photos were loads of fun. But a very special moment would have been taking 20 minutes time out half way though the reception to have sunset photos with my new husband. It gave us time to reflect on the day so far and be alone. If I was to do the day all over again I wouldn’t change anything but I would add a second photographer and have a clear plan of what kind of photos we wanted (groups, sunset, bridal party etc) and where we were having them,” added Jolanta.

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Jolanta’s Planning Advice

Your wedding day is about you and your husband not anyone else, don’t feel pressured to do something you don’t want. Take time to stop and soak up your day, it goes by so fast. If your day allows, spend 10 minutes alone with your new husband and reflect on what has happened. That for me was one of the most special moments of the day.

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

 

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Beach wedding, Michael Shultz Photography

Wedding Suppliers

Wedding Dress: Stella York Dress from Tuscany Bridal.

Bridesmaid Dresses: The Gown House.

Grooms Suit: Hallensteins.

Rings: Michael Hill Jewelers.

Photographer: Michael Shultz Photography.

Wedding Invites: Adorn Invitations.

Accommodation: Ohope Top 10 Holiday park

Flowers: Honey Bee Wild Flowers.

Venue: Surf and Sand Conference Centre, Ohope.

Catering: Kiwizine.

Hire Company: Absolute Party Hire.

On The Stationery: BWedding Invitations.

Hair: Bespoke Hair by Chloe.

Makeup: Staci Edwards.

Cake: DIY from Nick’s sister.

Celebrant: Natalie Sandifer.

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