Fun Filled Fiesta style wedding at Lacewood in the Wairarapa


This wedding was a first for me at Lacewood in the Wairarapa.
It was festive and inspiring, so much fun. Matt even brewed all the beer! But I'll let Them describe it more...

"Our wedding was a family affair. Both from families with five plus children, and a large extended family it was never going to be small. The food, the relaxed atmosphere and the location all had to be ‘family style’.
The vision was for a fun-filled summer fiesta style wedding, taking inspiration from Spanish fiesta and South American flavours. We married in the garden under a huge Oak tree with a natural aisle. Home made pinata, flags, and garden swings were hung in the trees in the garden, along with garden games to keep everyone entertained while drinking Spanish inspired cocktails. Lacewood at Tuhitarata is the perfect venue for a big crowd, exceptionally beautiful grounds, accommodation on site and a recently renovated historic barn to seat up to 200 people.
The menu was presented as a feast, with the entree on the table when the guests were seated, followed by main dishes added to the table throughout dinner. White fish ceviche, corn bread, catalan bread, fried causa, smoked potato salad, whole grilled fish, pulled pork shoulder, whole braised leg of lamb, charred sweet corn, grain salad to name a few! The decor, flowers and set up were all do-it-yourself. Several days of preparations at Lacewood with a significant team was a project management task, that was pulled off with the help of amazing family and friends.

Nice things these two said about the photos:

Just a quick note to let you know the parcel has arrived. Thank you, thank you. They are truly stunning and we're enjoying looking through them. Hardest part is to chose our favourites to enlarge."


Dress: Secret Lace Bridal, Auckland. Rue de Seine dress
Shoes: Sole Devotion, Melbourne
Bridesmaid Dresses: Karen Walker
Grooms Suit: Travellers Apparel, Melbourne
Grooms shoes: Mark Kendall Shoes, Wellington
Caterer: Adam Rickett Catering
Flowers: My sister in law
Styling: Myself
Builders and Crafters: All our family and friends!