Eva & Winston’s Understated Wedding at Coatesville Hall

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Frank & Peggy
January 9, 2018

Eva and Winston may have been engaged for two years, but ended up planning their stylish and super fun wedding in under three months! Currently London based, they headed home to beautiful Auckland for their understated autumnal wedding at Coatesville Hall, captured by Frank & Peggy.

Eva has her reasons for the short time-frame. “It was mix of trying to fit it in with Win’s job as a professional rugby player and, much to Win’s chagrin, my liking to leave these things till the last minute (I do think three months gave us more than enough time!).”  The couple had an effective tactic for putting together a banging wedding in record time. They stayed focused on what they felt to be the most important aspects of the day; epic blooms, amazing photography and good food. Naomi from Leaf and Honey stepped in to create whimsical and bright bouquets in pinks and blues, that popped against the bridal party’s modern monochromatic style.

The ceremony and reception were held in the same spot, so that guests could move straight on to the party, and the cocktails. “We wanted a venue to suit the ‘vibe’ we were after which was understated, relaxed and quite earthy and authentic. The Coatesville Hall suited this perfectly, and the autumn trees where a real bonus.”

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Eva's bridesmaids mixed it up in modern black dresses in different styles, tying the look together with black ribbon lace-up heels from ASOS.
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Eva styled the reception with sheepskin rugs she bought from IKEA, in addition to the next level foliage and blooms by Leaf and Honey that elevated the already charming space. Lighting from La Lumiere set the mood for the celebration.
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Eva and Winston share a mutual love of good food, and decided to spoil their guests with a delicious spread. There was a gorgeous grazing platter on arrival by Together NZ, followed by a varied buffet created by the Scoff team.
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Eva’s long sleeve dress by Heart Aflutter Bridal was the perfect mix of old school glamour and cool modern bride. A cathedral veil and statement Christie Nicolaides turquoise earrings completed her bridal look.
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Great photography was important to the couple, and by the looks of these gorgeous snaps, the talented Frank & Peggy had them covered. “They made two camera-shy people feel totally at ease. We LOVED our photos and they were exactly what we wanted.”
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With its vibrant roses, soft pink orchids and pops of blue, we can't get enough of Eva's wild and textural bouquet, created by Auckland florist Leaf and Honey.
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These guys went with their favourite dessert over a traditional wedding cake, and Moustache delivered the goods. “We love cookies so had a cookie cake made with layers of cookie and chocolate ganache – bloody delightful!”
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Credits

Images Frank & Peggy | Bride's Dress Heart Aflutter | Bride's Shoes Zara | Bridesmaid's Shoes ASOS | Groom's Suit Triluxe | Rings Culet | Accessories Christie Nicolades | Makeup Kate Manihera | Celebrant Nola Vlatkovich | Reception Venue Coatesville Hall | Flowers Leaf and Honey | Catering Scoff | Entertainment Mix it DJ | Stationery/Invitations Dominique Dick | Lighting La Lumeire | Chair Hire Boutique Barn | Grazing Platter Together NZ | Cookie Cake Moustache | Accomodation Boat House Row |


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Ozphotovideo Studio 6 days ago

Nice flower, dress and decoration, congratulations to both. Good photograph well done!

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