Tessa and Mike's Botanical Garden Wedding in Wellington
Hey there, wedding lovers!
It's great to see you again, thanks for stopping by! We're in Wellington today for Tessa and Mike's beautiful garden wedding.
Wellington's Botanic Gardens are one of my favourite spots in our fair capital city. Not only is it a fantastic spot for picnics, ramblings and Summertime concerts, it's also a very reasonably priced location for weddings!
Tessa and Mike shared their engagement photos on the blog last year, and it's a real treat to have them back again to share their wedding day!
Both recent university graduates, there wasn't much in the kitty for Tessa and Mike's wedding budget. Fortunately they are surrounded by a creative community of friends who were more than happy to help them pull off a beautiful day on a small budget. e were incredibly lucky to have so many offers of help for our big day and it made it so special to have so much of it done by friends and family. My Dad took the ceremony, our friend Liz did our bouquets and buttonholes, my Mum made our bridesmaids dresses, my bridesmaid Zoë made our wedding cake and her family put together our flower arch, my friend Toni came to help with the bridesmaids hair and my Mum’s hair and makeup, our friends Sam and Hannah played the music for our ceremony, my aunty and cousin made club sandwiches for post-ceremony nibbles, our friend Jessie designed our invitations and order of service, my brother MC’d, we borrowed all our sound gear from BGI who we used to volunteer for and our church and had lots of friends help set up and decorate our venues.
Photos by the fantastic Corlett Creative
Our garden ceremony was really relaxed, we had friends do acoustic music for us, my Dad took the ceremony, we had an arch which we bought off trademe and our bridesmaid Zoe’s family decorated with flowers, and a table with some nibbles for after the ceremony. We ended up writing our vows the day before, it was one of those things that got forgotten about in all the last-minute planning!
Thanks to the team at Corlett Creative for the beautiful photos and congratulations to Tessa and Mike!
Love Leah x
Photographer Corlett Creative | Location Wellington Botanical Garden | Hair & Makeup Natalee Fisher | Hireware Happy Hire | Florist Of Noble Nature | Stationary Jessie Boston Illustration | Catering Blue Carrot Catering | Cake Zoë Henderson |