We got married at a bed and breakfast in Silverdale, about 35 minutes north of Auckland. We wanted a big, beautiful house on stunning grounds, and somewhere that wasn’t a commonly used wedding venue.My dress wasn’t actually the style I originally had in mind when I started looking – I was adamant I wouldn’t be in a strapless dress and I thought it would be more contemporary. But as I started to try dresses on, it was obvious strapless worked for my shape, and when I tried on this one I knew it was the dress for me. The lace and embroidery detail is just incredible, I loved the semi-exposed bodice and dramatic train. It was the dress I could imagine my great-grandchildren looking at in photos and saying, ‘Look at granny’s amazing dress, wasn’t it beautiful.’
Hosting intimate events and teaching others is not something new for Shaye Woolford, having been a long time partner of Kinfolk magazine co-running workshops and dinners on behalf. Recently, Shaye has introduced another facet to her business – inspirational workshops at her shared studio in Tauranga. Studio 145 is a collaborative workspace, which Shaye shares with photographers and event managers. Given its central city location, it’s the perfect spot for her workshops. Shaye hosted her first workshop last Sunday – Flower Potluck.