Will and I first met through a friend at a gallery opening about five years ago in London. We got along really well but I was on a date with someone else! Three months later, I ran into a group of friends at a pub who were celebrating Will’s birthday.
David and I are complete opposites and our hobbies are worlds apart. He is spontaneous and I like things to be planned out; he likes to get his hands dirty, whereas I love to make things beautiful as a graphic designer. But despite our differences we are both adventurers and our wedding was full of adventure from start to finish.
Surrounded in the most amazing summer blooms I was lucky enough to pop into the new Oraki Botanist store and take some photo’s of the amazing Eden in her element. The botanist team have done an incredible job with this one. The store looks amazing and the blooms incredible. A floral wonderland with lots of earthy tones and beautiful light, the space is open and airy with good coffee right next door, put this on your summer destination hit list.
Tell us a little about yourself and about your business…
I’ve been passionate about shoes since my teenage years. I launched the Kathryn Wilson brand in 2003, at 23. We now supply to over 100 boutiques throughout New Zealand and have three flagship stores in Auckland along with our online store.
Dirk and I had known each other for a number of years before we started dating. We met through our local church and had many mutual friends, and one day those mutual friends decided to set us up on a date… and the rest is history.
Being a part of the wedding industry myself, as a photographer, I’ve seen an array of weddings, and from the beginning we knew we wanted our wedding to be all about the people, creating an atmosphere for everyone to gather and have a good time with one another, all on a beautiful winter’s day.
Ingrid Starnes Vetyver Bergamot eau de parfum – The signature scent from the beloved New Zealand designer, created using smoky Javan vetyver and fresh green bergamot, this all natural essential oil perfume is long lasting and warms with the skin to evolve through the day.
We first met before we even knew how to walk. Our parents met each other in a hill station in India called Mussoorie, when we were both just short of one year old. We then met again when we were in third grade, we went to a small school in New Delhi. I was Jordy’s first crush, but back then I was terrified of little boys, especially him. We were in school together for three years, then home-schooled separately, and I moved to Thailand for high school. We had no contact with each other during that time at all, then in 2011 I went with my family on a rafting trip in India and Jordy and his dad were on the same trip. The first day I just observed him making everyone laugh and being friends with everyone. We were all sitting in a big group and he stopped and looked and me and said, “Do you ever talk?” I started laughing and then wouldn’t shut up the rest of the trip, and that was the beginning of us.