Scott & Carly’s Old Forest School Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Danelle Bohane
April 20, 2016

Blessed with a backdrop as charming as the Old Forest School, Carly and Scott’s intimate New Zealand wedding was bound to be a beauty! Looking utterly in their element, the two swapped vows in the quaint restored schoolhouse, and who better to capture it all than Auckland-based photographer, Danelle Bohane?

The pair met in university and after seven years together, Scott popped the question in the most creative of ways. After conning a tired Carly into walking the dog on their anniversary, he pulled a bottle of champagne from a bush along the way and told her he had bought a new collar for the dog, “I bent down to look at it and embroidered on it was ‘Carly, will you marry me?’”

With friends in far-flung places, these sweethearts had many guests making the journey to New Zealand. “We knew this may be the only time all of our family and friends would be together in one place at one time, so we kept the guest list reasonably small and intimate.”

Quite the creative in her everyday life as a photographer and art tutor, Carly was destined to be a natural when it came to styling the wedding. With a little help from her florist (On My Hand) this ambitious bride opted for a decadent ‘Dutch Still Life’ theme, complete with messy arrangements of fruit and richly-coloured blooms, furry taxidermy friends and quirky collectables.

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When it came to this babe’s bridal style, she had us at Rue De Seine Rue De Seine. Gorgeous draped sleeves and a sheer, feminine silhouette had Carly channeling Grecian goddess, the perfect compliment to the day’s decadent theme.
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Struggling to find tableware to suit her style, this resourceful bride sourced pottery, crockery and bone-handled cutlery from op-shops, and her friends and fam pitched in for the hunt.
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We love this couple’s creative take on favours - retro medicinal bottles, filled with boozy shots and labeled for each guest. That’s one prescription we’d be happy to take!
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Working seamlessly with the vintage autumnal palette, we're loving Carly's lush bouquet by Tauranga florist, On My Hand.
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“It’s so important that you choose a photographer whose style reflects your vision,” says Carly. “The day goes SO quickly so when you look back through the images you want them to reflect your day beautifully. We couldn't be happier with our photographs from Danelle Bohane!”
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Credits

Images Danelle Bohane | Bride's Dress Rue de Seine | Bride's Shoes Midas | Bridesmaid's Dresses Sass & Bide | Groom's Suit Working Style | Hair Face Me | Ceremony Venue Old Forest School | Celebrant Wendy Barton | Flowers On My Hand | Catering Food by Design | Entertainment Mike Steffens | Cake Nona’s Homemade Cakes |


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Diana 4 years ago

A wedding and decor after my own heart.. sigh..

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