Real Wedding - Melinda & Rowan

7 November, 2015 

An engagement on New Years Eve was followed by Rowan & Melinda's wedding later that year at St Clements Church in Kingston, and reception at the beautiful Peppermint Bay. Melinda was the sweetest bride, and we adored working with her and her happy personality. Congratulations Melinda & Rowan!

All images courtesy of PMC Photography

I’ve never worn a lot of dresses, I knew I didn’t want something too frilly or fluffy, but apart from that I had no idea what style of dress I wanted to wear! So I let the ladies of Studio White choose styles that they thought would suit me (you all were so helpful and lovely!). One of them happened to be the Caitlyn gown! It was so comfortable and unique and I was surprised to feel lovely in it straight away! I loved the cap sleeves the most, but the weight of the sequins, the detail of the embroidery and the train all made it a beautiful dress to wear.

We had a simple wedding and let our venues speak for themselves, both were beautiful buildings. I suppose our style could be described as simple and elegant, with our colour themes being white and gold with lots of green foliage. Our ceremony was aimed to be family friendly and fun – which we think it was! We had a relaxed cocktail reception at Peppermint Bay, with everyone eating and drinking and playing vintage lawn games hired from Nina at Style My Day. It was a fantastic way to end a great day!

Peppermint Bay staff deserve a special mention, as they went above and beyond to make sure everything was as relaxed but as organised as possible, and everyone loved their food – it was perfect!

We’d also highly recommend the team at Claudia Jewellers, who designed our amazing rings, they were so cool to deal with and just have fantastic customer service.

Advice…We think to be as relaxed as possible and not to stress about the small things because at the end of the day, no matter what your wedding looks like you get to marry the person you love and celebrate with family and friends, which is just heaps of fun!

Also, you all at Studio White made me feel relaxed and at ease choosing a dress. The whole experience was a lot more fun than I thought it would be! Plus I really felt lovely wearing the gown, and I wasn’t expecting that either! Thank you so much xx

Flowers: Coral & Teal
Makeup: Caitlyn Denning Makeup Artist
Hair: Amanda Clout Hair Stylist