When you think Waiheke you probably think Vineyards, wine, cheese platters and sunshine. And you're not wrong there. Waiheke is pretty great for all things fermented and marinated and we've all had our share of van rides across the dusty roads making nonsensical banter with the taxi driver and our fellow comrades after one too many roses.
But, there is another side of Waiheke. Something more than just wine and oysters and sunsets at Cable Bay. Don't get me wrong those things are great, but the real magic (at least in my opinion) is tucked away in the not so well travelled corners. Maybe its the little beach town local in me, but the real magic of places such as these are in the less travelled places. The beach that no one goes to, the fish and chip shop thats been there since the dawn of time. The old school hall that looks a little run down.
Toni and Dane took the magic of Waiheke and simplified it to its roots. Striping it back to the small town, sunshine island we all know and love. Filling the cups and bellies of their closest family and friends with good wine (because; Waiheke) and warm food. Kicking off their shoes to feel the sand in their toes! And cruising the narrow windy hills of Palm beach in their old done up Merc. With Toni's knack for design and styling and Dane's professional level drinking skills - it was sure to be a good day. With a ceremony on Palm Beach and a reception in the local town hall, these guys really Waiheke'ed the heck out of Waiheke! And I had such a blast cruising the streets with these guys and their besties!
Photographer: Amy Kate Photography | Ceremony location: Palm Beach, Waiheke Island | Reception location: Palm Beach Hall, Waiheke Island | Celebrant: Matt Warman Celebrant | Entertainment: The Cellar Doors Band (Queenstown) | Styling & Flora: Karen Dunsmore | Catering: Gill Stotter | Furniture: LL Furniture Hire | Tableware: Two Foxes | Bride’s dress: Rime Arodaky | Groom & Bestman’s attire: Barkers Menswear | Rings: Wedding bands handmade by the bride | Bride’s shoes: La Tribe | Groom’s cufflinks: Handmade by the bride | Robes: Wallace Cotton | Maid of Honour’s dress: Blak Blak | Hair & Makeup: Laura Williamson