Real Weddings

Josh and Jen
Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

Photography by Ash Muir Photography

What was the proposal like?

"It was very sweet - we had my ring made together a few months earlier, so I was holding out for Josh to propose. On a weekend trip to Mt Maunganui, we went for a walk along the beach before dinner. We walked in silence for what felt like forever. When Josh got down on one knee, it all made sense! It was beautiful and intimate - we were the only two on the beach."

Did you include anything non-traditional in your wedding?

"My mum walked me down the aisle. I only had two bridesmaids, whereas Josh has three groomsmen. We had an audio phone recorder for our guest book, which we loved! I had three dresses!"


What is your favourite memory from the big day?

"Seeing Josh as I walked down the aisle - he's not a crier, but I could tell he was doing everything to hold it together. (Later he told me he was doing math in his head to stop himself from losing it haha). I also loved pouring the champagne tower with Josh it was such a fun way to get the party started after our ceremony."

Vendor Mentions 

"Daria - an asbolute dream. Straight-forward and to the point. She gets the job done to an exceptional standard. 

Sam Hart - absolutely slayed the makeup! I am a makeup artist myself and work with Sam often but she did such a good job, I Have never felt more beautiful. 

Hannah - my hair looked great and she always brings the vibes to the job.

Lisa our celebrant, was such a calming presence to have on the day. 

Ash took the most stunning pictures ever. I will forever cherish them."

— Words by Jen xx


Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Photography: Ash Muir
Venue: Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant
Coordinator: Soul Bound NZ
Celebrant: With Love by Lisa Weddings
Flowers: Erica Fullerton
Makeup: Sam Hart
Ceremony Dress: Paperswan Bride
Reception Dress: Marry Me Bridal
Party Dress: Fritz & Sarah
Hair: Hannah Stechman