Real Weddings

Keegan and Ashlee

Photography by Perry Trotter Photography

An online dating success story, a beautiful forest venue and an abundance of love.

What is your favourite memory from the big day?

"We had a very tight schedule and knew what we were doing down to the minute, but spontaneously, Keegan's driver offered to take us out in his vintage Rolls Royce.

We snuck off and drove through the Waitakere Ranges. It was intimate and relaxing, and we got to wind down and spend some alone time just the two of us."

What do you consider the best wedding investment you made?

"By far, Perry Trotter Photography and Dreamlife Videography. 

Keegan and I were frugal about many things, but we knew we wanted to fork out for a great Photographer and Videographer. 

The day is so fleeting for the Bride and Groom, and we were worried there would be memories we would miss out on, so the Videographer captured every moment from start to finish. 

We especially treasure having captured the speeches and the dance Keegan and I worked so hard to pull off! 

Having a Photographer we loved meant we had amazing photos we will treasure forever. The photos made the wedding look as out of this world as it felt for Keegan and I!"

What is your #1 piece of wedding advice to couples planning their big day?

"Definitely have a host. 

It is so much fun planning a wedding, but on the day itself, you want all your friends and family to relax and enjoy themselves (including you!). 

Having a host meant all the small practical details were dealt with, and the day flowed flawlessly. We can't remember a single thing going wrong.

As the Bride, I appreciate that as I was busy getting ready, my host was able to kindly shoo away anyone who wanted to sneak in and see me before the wedding. 

Thank you, Steph!"

- Keegan and Ashlee Hay xx

Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Photography: Perry Trotter Photography
Venue: Tui Hills
DJ: Limelight DJ & Entertainment
Videography: Dreamlife
Cake: Jaimes Cupcakery
Hair & Makeup: Nikki Milina