Forbidden apples, secret stories and Prince Charming were the flavour for Amanda and Konrad's sweet, romantic, fairytale wedding.
A play in the forbidden forest beckoned us all after the ceremony with a few magic tricks, lighting and a pumpkin or two. We were away with the fairies, or so we liked to believe, for an hour or so. We were whisked away into another world.
Unusually this was an early ceremony which started at 11am. The crafty spin-off of this wedding strategy is the guests do not fall into pits of drunken mischief into the early hours. The sun is up, the wine flows freely and everyone has a good time.
Thumbs up yet again to the guys and girls of Gear homestead, Porirua, for hosting this dream day, and well done to the Bride, Groom and the little pixie wedding party for making it sparkle!
Early ceremony! Try it. It leaves all afternoon to relax, kick back and flow with the wine. No rushing. Finish the reception early too so everyone gets a good night sleep… or party up in town where everyone buys their own drinks!
Ensure your bridal party understand their roles. Some people don't understand that being best man or maid of honour is a job, it comes with tasks and responsibilities. It is not just a function of hanging out with the bride and groom all day. Playing a part in a bridal party is an invitation of closeness and support. Bridesmaids... the Bride needs it!
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