Real Weddings

Anna and Ryan

Photography by Caitlin Spear Photography

Voted Tui Hill's Wedding of The Year for 2023. —How did you and your partner meet? "We met working on Super Yachts in Europe. We both were working on different yachts when we met. At the end of our season, we went on a date and the rest is history." —Did you include anything non-traditional in your wedding? "We aren't super traditional people, so we had our first look before the ceremony and I think that was our favourite part of the day. It didn't take any emotion away from the aisle walk either!" —What is your favourite memory from the big day? "Definitely the first look, but also being surrounded by all of our family and friends. We hadn't been home in 3 years, so it was amazing and surreal to think that all of these people came to celebrate with us. It was so special." —What do you consider the best wedding investment you made? "Our photos, for sure. I was so lucky to have my cousin, Caitlin Spear, capture our photos. It was so special having someone we love do this for us. We will look back on these photos for the rest of our lives and hang them in our future home." —Who was your outstanding wedding vendor? "Caitlin Spear Photography, Nick Taylor and Kristin Paulse (Band/Live Music) and Jaime Randell (hair and makeup). Everything came together so smoothly, and we were so happy with the result. It was exactly how we imagined it."

Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Photography: Caitlin Spear Photography
Venue: Tui Hills
Musicians: Nick Taylor and Kristin Paulse
Cake: Bite Me NZ
Florals: Wholesale Flowers, Takapuna
Hair & makeup: Jaime Randell
Dress: By Malina
Rings: Schalins of Sweden