New Zealand vineyard wedding: Samantha + Chris

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French Rose Pink silk maxi bridesmaids dresses | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

It’s Monday and you all know what that means… We’re ready to get right back in the swing of things with another sweet soiree! We think you’ll agree that Samantha + Chris’ rustic vineyard wedding is nothing short of dreamy. This cute couple tied the knot in New Zealand, but the colors and theme of the day were inspired by a romantic Parisian autumn. Think pretty leaves falling from the trees, Miss Dior perfume, pastel pink hues, and French music that played throughout the reception. Très romantique, oui? Enjoy Andrea Seymour’s stunning photographs and little bits from the bride sprinkled in between.

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How pretty are these Badgley Mischka Peep Toe Platform?

French Rose Pink silk maxi bridesmaids dresses | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

Unique bridesmaid gift | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

Unique bridesmaid gift | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

Samantha says, The venue at the vineyard was just stunning—from the white brick walls covered in ivy, to the vintage garden with trees full of autumn leaves.

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

We were married outside under a rustic archway, where I had my own chandelier hung in the middle. There were white doves in the trees above and pretty horses frolicking in the paddock behind us.

French Rose Pink silk maxi bridesmaids dresses | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

baby's breath flower girl | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

Our son Sebastian was very excited leading up to the big day, practicing walking down the isle and helping Mummy and Daddy choreograph the first dance! On the day he definitely stole the show, wearing his grey suit, black bow tie, and black wayfarers to match the groom. He was far too cute!

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

We had a white vintage dresser with two drink dispensers filled with fruit punch for guests to enjoy. We wanted to make sure our guests had just as much fun as we did on our fairytale day!

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

For our table numbers we made wooden flower boxes out of old beer crates and they sat in the middle of each of the long tables and overflowed with wild flowers. The flowers all came out of our Aunty Meme’s beautiful country garden.

French Rose Pink silk maxi bridesmaids dresses | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

While we were out in the fields chasing the light and dancing in the sunset for our photos, our lovely guests were entertained by live acoustic music, served delicious canapés, and enjoyed some fun with our photobooth. We set up our guest book beside the photobooth so our guests could put one photo strip in the book and write us a little message.

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

New Zealand vineyard wedding | photo by Andrea Seymour | 100 Layer Cake

Our day was truly magical, filled with so much love, laughter, stunning views, and amazing friends. I love watching the gorgeous video and reliving the day all over again and again.

Advice I have for brides would be to plan all the little details well in advance so you have time to have some fun and enjoy every moment of the day with your friends and family. Make sure you laugh lots and remember to thank all those special people who helped make the day so amazing!

Photographer: Andrea Seymour Photography / Videographer: James from JD Smit Productions / Venue: Trents Estate Vineyard / Floral Design: Charmed Flowers / Stationary: Victoria Wigzell Design / Ceremony Music: Rachel Hamilton / DJ: Brendan from Boogie Beats Entertainment / Photobooth: Photobooth Fun / Celebrant: Steve Rollo from I Do Weddings / Bride’s Dress: Rachel Gilbert / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Veil: Handmade by bride / Hair Accessory: Lo Boheme / Jewelery: Samantha Wills / Rings: Tiffany & Co. / Bridesmaids Dresses: Zimmermann / Flower Girl Dresses: Tutu Du Monde / Flower Girl Accessories: Lily & Luca / Wayfarers: Rayban from Sunglass Style NZ

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Destination Wedding Photographer on Jul 22, 2013

what a beautiful location

Alicebridal on Jul 22, 2013

How gorgeous the wedding is! Beautiful work by a wonderful talent!

Montreal Photographer on Jul 26, 2013

Plenty of emotion captured here.

Piero Lopane on Jul 29, 2013

fantastic!

Yet on Aug 3, 2013

Nice

Michigan Wedding DJ on Aug 30, 2013

Excellent photography has increased the beauty of faces and style of dresses throughout this album. Would you please tell where one can buy these costumes in the US?

Wedding Sets Online on Oct 3, 2013

Really a awesome wedding and i must suggest you to buy these jewelry from jewelryobsession ,Fashion Jewelry Online store in US.

Kate on Nov 2, 2013

What time of year was this it looks absolutely beautiful. :)

Balencia Lane on Nov 13, 2013

Hi Kate, This was an early april wedding. So beautiful, just before all the leaves had fallen. x

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