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Imbued in sentimentality, Hannah and Beauden Barrett’s idyllic summer wedding unfolded at Hurakia Lodge on secluded Rakino Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.  

We first met Hannah back in May 2018 when she engaged our planning, floral and styling services. She was a dream to work with and we loved helping these two create the magical day that followed!   

They celebrated their love with 185 of their favourites, exchanging vows overlooking the ocean and underneath sun-drenched skies.

A romantic reception followed, where guests sipped champagne, dined underneath a clear marquee lit by starlight and delicious Jo Malone candles.

Hannah’s brief was modern, chic and luxe. Using textural white florals with fresh green foliage, complimented by monochromatic style accents.



Hurakia Lodge lends itself to some spectacular scenes which Hannah wanted to incorporate throughout the day. Guests arrived by ferry to the private jetty on the island and gathered by the luxurious pool area for refreshments and music prior to the ceremony commencing.

Style notes:

  • White/marble wire bar leaners dressed in modern white florals
  •  White sun umbrellas, to shade to guests from the heat
  • Modern black bar framed with a custom-made B&H neon light backdrop and floral installations
  • Festoon lighting to transform the space for dancing later in the evening

Supplier credits: Royal Laboratorie, Twelve Tables, La Lumiere, Radikal, Paper Darling



Moving through the main lounge area where a second bar was located, this was the first chance for guests to look out over the expansive sea views before moving down to the garden area for the ceremony to take place.

Style notes:

  • A second modern black bar
  • Dripping accent floral installation with accompanying Jo Malone Candles
  • Custom made #beaudannah neon light to transform the room into the dance floor later in the evening

Supplier credits: Jo Malone, Radikal, One Fine Day, Paper Darling



The ceremony location was the perfect setting looking out towards the south west of the island with Waiheke Island in the distance and surrounded by native plants.

Style notes:

  • Modern white metal arch dressed in modern white florals and green foliage
  • Modern white signing table
  • Louis Ghost Chairs

Supplier credits: One Fine Day, Twelve Tables, Insphire, Mix it DJ




Following an afternoon of canape’s, Moët and music on the lawn, guests moved into the clear roof marquee which was unveiled to guests by moving past a custom-made wall with the new couples’ names applied which was later turned into some late evening selfie-station fun.

Style notes:

  • Custom made wall featuring Mr & Mrs Barrett vinyl with accent floral installations
  • Black velvet couches & marble coffee tables
  • Acrylic seating plan framed in a black metal stand
  • Crisp white table linens with accent grey napkins
  • Modern white centerpieces
  • Acrylic accent stationery including, menus & table numbers
  • Grey accent plates & silverware
  • Marble bar
  • Drop festoon installations

Supplier credits: Twelve Tables, Paper Darling, La Lumiere, Royal Laboratorie, Whistling Reindeer, Insphire, One Fine Day, Mix it DJ, Bluebells Cakery


Following a stunning sunset reception which included delicious food by Hurakia Lodge head chef Emily Lucas and a Haka performed by some of Beauden’s rugby teammates, guests were ready to hit the dancefloor. Hundreds of candles lined the way into the lodge and pool area where the party continued.

Style notes:

  • Hundreds of cylinder vases filled with pillar candles
  • #beaudannah neon light framing the DJ decks
  • Black custom bar
  • Bar floral installations

Supplier credits: Radikal, Mix it DJ, La Lumiere



Floral varieties included throughout the event consisted of Phalaenopsis Orchids, Amaranthus, Roses and Hydrangeas, Caspia, Lisianthus, Anthurium, Ruscus Milano, Seeded Ivy.



It was truly a day to remember and a dream to help create. We will be forever grateful that Hannah & Beauden chose One Fine Day to be part of it all and wish you both the best of married life!



Beautifully captured by Stephan and Nakita



Venue: Hurakia Lodge, Rakino Island

Planning: One Fine Day

Styling: One Fine Day
Florals: One Fine Day

Marquee & Furniture: Twelve Tables
Photography: Stephan & Nakita
Catering: Emily Lucas, Hurakia Lodge
Celebrant: Reverend Wilder
Stationery & Signage: Paper Darling
Lighting: La Lumiere
Hair:  Hare & Hunter
Makeup: Kate Solley & Kate Keogh
Cake: Bluebells Cakery
Decor & Furniture: Royal Laboratorie & Twelve Tables
Chairs: Insphire
Linen: Whistling Reindeer
Neon: Radikal
Dress: Pallas Couture
Grooms Attire: Working Style
Scented Candles: Jo Malone
DJ & AV: Mix it DJ
Selfie Station: Selfie Station





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