Andrew and the grooms men spent the morning relaxing over a few cold beers. Marley, their friendly dog, was also happy to spend a pretty chilled morning with the boys, but not to be left out, Marley came and quietly sat with Andrew as he was going over is wedding speech. What a sweet dog! But soon after, this was followed by some good old play fighting and a life and death match of tug-of-war between Marley and Andrew.
Alicia spent a fun morning getting ready with her bridesmaids and family. With a royal blue theme the bridesmaids looked fabulous in cocktail style dresses. Alicia's rings and jewellery were all matching with stunning blue sapphire details. With beautiful hair and make-up, wearing a gorgeous strapless dress with gathered detailing, Alicia looked absolutely stunning.
Overlooking the vineyard at Soljans Estate Winery in Kumeu, Andrew and Alicia's held their wedding ceremony at this picturesque outdoor setting. With Andrew being in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the ceremony was officiated by the base Padre. Totally unplanned, but perfectly timed to military precision, an Air Force Orion aeroplane flew directly over head. A nice spontaneous and personal touch to the ceremony!
As the afternoon sun lowered in the sky, Andrew and Alicia enjoyed the beautiful day over a picnic with the bridal party. With such a great location they decided to have some photographs in the field and in the vineyard. At the back of the vineyard there was some old crates which made for a great backdrop and photographs.
The reception was held at the Soljans restaurant, beautifully decorated in theme with white and royal blue. With Andrew's nickname of Nemo, their wedding cake of course had a cute little Nemo and Dori on the top!