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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Linen: Whistling Reindeer
Dress: Pallas Couture
Grooms Attire: Working Style
Scented Candles: Jo Malone
DJ & AV: Mix it DJ
Selfie Station: Selfie Station
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