Are you thinking of planning your dream wedding on Waiheke Island, but don’t know where to begin, you can draw inspiration from these elegant, fun, and romantic weddings.
1. Sasha + Ed: An elegant Waiheke wedding
Sasha and Ed said their vows in a tiny chapel overlooking the majestic Hauraki Gulf. Everything about their wedding was elegant and romantic with a modern touch, from the bride’s custom-designed Rhonda Hemmingway dress to the billowing white floral arrangements by Blush and menu and cocktails inspired by locally-sourced ingredients.
See the full wedding on Polka Dot Bride.
2. Mahia + Jason: A friendly and fun Waiheke wedding with traditional Chinese elements
From the photographs by Coralee Stone, it’s clear Mahia and Jason are warm and fun-loving people who wanted to bring their personalities to their wedding day. In the morning, Mahia’s bridesmaids put the groom and his men through a series of tough challenges before he was allowed to greet his bride. After a traditional tea ceremony, Mahia changed her red Chinese dress for a fishtail gown.
See the full wedding on Coralee Stone’s blog.
3. Miriam + Mike: tradition meets relaxed Waiheke wedding
The bride is a fashion designer with many creative friends, and they worked around the clock to pull off this beautiful with elements of tradition mixed with a relaxed, quintessentially Kiwi vibe. Miriam wore a stunning Sally Field dress with a Trelise Cooper veil, and Hawk and Hyde styled the event to perfection.
See the full wedding on Ruth Gilmour’s blog.
4. Amanda + Natasha: Snazzy and natural Waiheke wedding
These two lovely ladies wed in a secluded alcove on Oneroa Beach, and their photos encapsulate some of the wild and adventurous nature of Waiheke. Following the relaxed ceremony was dinner, wine, and dancing long into the night.
See the full wedding on The Official Wedding Photographers blog.
5. Ash + Dan: Mid-winter Waiheke wedding
Ash and Dan prove that Waiheke pulls out all the stops for couples even in the winter months. Berry tones, candlelight, and cozy food and drink made this wedding truly unique and magical.
See the full wedding on Wild and Grace blog.
6. Kelly + Andrew: Hollywood glamour by the ocean Waiheke wedding
Kelly wanted to avoid the typical venues other couples used and opted to rent a private home for their wedding. Their blush / gold palette and blinged-out decor gave this elegant wedding a movie-star vibe. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, they had a cake made of cheese and another of chocolate whiskey.
See the full wedding on New Zealand Weddings.
7. Abby + Daniel: Elegant white wedding celebrating nature on Waiheke
Abby chose white as the main colour theme for their wedding, with gold and green accents to pull in the dramatic Waiheke landscape. The bride wore a custom Jane Yeh dress, and the groom looked dapper in his Working Style suit.
See the full wedding on Together Journal.
8. Lisa + Mike: fun and laid-back Waiheke vineyard wedding
Lisa and Mike chose to do a private “first look” shoot down by an old boatshed on Little Oneroa beach, before joining their guests in an olive grove for a personal and intimate ceremony. Although it was hard to tear them away from their guests, their photographer coaxed them outside during sunset for some magical shots.
See the full wedding on Kenrick Rhys’ blog.
9. Ellie + Tom: jet-setting international wedding at Waiheke
The bride and groom arrived on Waiheke from their home in Hong Kong complete with a retinue of international guests. Dinner was also an international affair, with cuisine from Casita Miro inspired by Italian and Mediterranean flavours, and the couple’s favourite children’s books and games serving as reception entertainment.
See the full wedding on Samantha Donaldson’s blog.
10. Georgie + Tom: A relaxed and beautiful garden party wedding on Waiheke
After an intimate ceremony, the couple and their guests relaxed in a garden party reception on rugs and cushions scattered around vast lawns. 150 guests mixed and mingled, enjoying fresh Waiheke cuisine, flowing drinks, and a dance floor that pumped all night. The bride had her dress made by top LA designer, Marina Tia Leight.
See the full wedding in Fashion Quarterly.
These are all examples of wonderful weddings. If you are planning an intimate Waiheke wedding for up to 40 guests and luxury accommodation for the bridal party, contact us at Te Whau Lodge team today to discuss your specific requirements in further detail.