Hannah & Dan’s French-inspired Auckland Wedding

Words by Kristy Kyi / Images by Kirsty Peta Stone
January 19, 2017

From their heirloom rings to the post-ceremony portraits at the skate bowl where they used to ride their BMX’s, Hannah and Dan’s Auckland wedding is big on both sentiment and style.

Captured by Kirsty Peta Stone, the pair tied the knot in the cute chapel-style Ponsonby Community Centre, a stone’s throw form their reception spot Ponsonby Central.  A large loft-style space, the Sapphire Room looked the part, with concrete walls and windows the length of the venue with views to the Waitakere mountains.

A romantic engagement in Epernay and a shared love of all things French inspired Hannah and Dan’s wedding theme, which they describe as “A summer wedding in our city with inspiration drawn from old English gardens and holidays on the continent.”

Vintage furniture from The Vitrine was complemented by silver candelabras the couple sourced from antique markets and simple pharmacy bottles with flowers that looked as if they’d been plucked from a French country garden.

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With untamed florals by Blush, the charming Ponsonby Community Centre was the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony, and only a short walk to the reception.
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With a single white rose in lieu of a bouquet, Hannah wore a stunning lace boat-neck number with sheer detailing by Carla Zampatti. A chic up-do by Sophie Beddoes completed her elegant look.
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Hannah's bridesmaids looked the part in mismatched lavender Alice McCall ensembles with petite bouquets by Blush.
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A simple buttercream frosting wedding cake was made by a friend of the couple, Emily Baker, and decorated with flowers sourced by Hannah and her maids from the flower market.
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In keeping with the French-inspired theme, French-style share platters were dished up by Eden Catering. "We both love big shared meals with friends and family," Hannah shares. "Eden did an amazing job, wine was always flowing and timings worked in well with our speeches."
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Credits

Images Kirsty Peta Stone | Bride's Dress Carla Zampatti | Bridesmaid's Dresses Alice McCall | Groom's Suit Peppers | Ceremony Venue Ponsonby Community Centre | Celebrant Sarah Bloxham | Reception Venue Sapphire Room at Ponsonby Central | Flowers Blush | Catering Eden Catering | Hair & Makeup Sophie Beddoes | Event hire When Squirrel Met Bear |


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Sue 8 months ago

What a unique and stylish wedding , gives me inspiration

Alan 8 months ago

Quite amazing I have to say!

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