Alex & Sheena’s Waitakere Ranges Wedding

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Madeline Ireland
March 13, 2017

When casually popping the question to one another becomes a bit of a light-hearted joke (7 times!), you know the real thing is going to be pretty special. Sheena knew Alex would answer the call for a “blonde model” to help out an art student with a project – so under that guise she was lured to a fairy-light covered wharf on a stormy night, and the rest is history. With the talented Two Foxes Styling on hand and Madeline Ireland behind the lens – these girls crafted a wedding that reflected their style and creativity.

Fresh greenery and nature played a big part in Alex and Sheena’s day. “We live near the Waitakere Ranges, which means our backyard basically looks like a tropical rainforest. We both feel so inspired by this space and New Zealand”. With vibrant green as their starting point, they added pops of colour and metallics to spice things up, and Two Foxes Styling helped bring their vision to life. “We were able to give them pieces we had sourced ourselves, while also hiring out a few pieces to create our style”.

The brides’ dresses were made from scratch by Katie Yeung from Hera Bridal. Alex had her heart set on an ivory dress, while Sheena started with the idea of a navy skirt,“We wanted to compliment but also keep our originality at the same time.”

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In place of bouquets for their bridesmaids, Alex and Sheena ordered boutonnieres from Miss Dahlia May for the whole bridal party, which served practically and aesthetically. “We liked mixing up a lot of these gender specific traditions, it was so important to create a wedding the reflected our life.”
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Sheena and Alex found Two Foxes Styling when they were struggling to find props to hire “They were best thing that happened to us. We didn’t have time to set up and pack down and we weren’t sure how we were going to manage it, so they took a huge weight off. They are so chill, easy going and accommodating, the perfect energy to bring to what can be such a hectic time.”
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Untamed foliage and pops of colour, the girls' wild bouquets by Miss Dahlia May paired super well with the lush forest setting.
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Rustic and intimate, The Bluestone Room was the perfect spot to celebrate making things official. “We gave our guests some of the best parts of Auckland; our amazing cityscape and the wild forests of Waitakere.”
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Credits

Images Madeline Ireland | Stylist Two Foxes | Brides' dresses Hera Bridal | Flowers Miss Dahlia May | Hair & Makeup Gina Petrie | Abby Hazreem | Celebrant Blake Northover | Venue & Catering The Bluestone Room |


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kelli 2 weeks ago
beautiful wedding! congrats!
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