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My name is Leah, it's great to have you here! I'm an event coordinator and wedding planner. I love to blog all about weddings and share tips on planning a beautiful and simple wedding.  Thanks for stopping by!

A Vintage Luxe Styled Shoot at Highwic

A Vintage Luxe Styled Shoot at Highwic

Howdy do my beautiful wedding lovers! I'm so stoked to be sharing these beautiful images with you today. Lately I've been watching a LOT of Downton Abbey (I know, so late! I'm only half way through Season 2 so don't spoil anything!) and I feel just like one of the Crawley sisters every time I set foot inside Highwic House. One of New Zealand's foremost heritage mansions, Highwic House is a very special place. You can just about imagine all the rich and fabulous of Auckland society back in the late 1800s gathering for soirées, dinners and dancing in this grand old homestead. The house is owned by Heritage New Zealand and the gardens by Auckland Council.

I was so happy when Samantha from Highwic asked me to come along and be part of the photo shoot she had planned! It's been a long time since I got to play with pretty dresses and fuss over a bride, and I couldn't wait to be part of some wonderful creative work.

Katherine of The Undefined Photography was behind the camera for this shoot, and Daniel Waru has created an amazing film clip that you absolutely must watch at the end of this post. Daniel is Samantha's fiancé and together they have a wedding business called Film and Floral - such a great combination and the perfect team!

There are so many stunning spaces to show off at Highwic, we were really spoilt for choice - from the Ballroom to the Billiard House there were some great options for indoor celebrations, and they have such a great lawn that is perfect for a garden marquee ceremony too. Samantha did a marvellous job of bringing everyone together and styling a beautiful shoot.

I hope you enjoy these stunning photos from The Undefined Photography

Daniel from Film and Floral has put a gorgeous film preview of the shoot

Congratulations to all the wonderful creatives who took part in this styled shoot! It was lovely to meet you all and work together to create beautiful scenes to photograph. Thanks also to Katherine from The Undefined Photography and Daniel Waru for expertly capturing every moment, and to Samantha From Highwic and Film & Floral for organising everything so well.

Love Leah x

Photographer The Undefined PhotographyLocation HighwicMarquee Raj Tent Club Hair and Makeup Eleanor Dorn MakeupBridal Gowns and Accessories Vinka DesignStationary Gareth Keenan IllustrationHireware Two Foxes | Glassware The Pretty Prop Shop | Dining Chairs Event EssentialsGroom's Attire Frank Casey Newmarket | Cake Magnolia Kitchen Catering The DifferenceFlorist & Videography Film and Floral Bride Gloria Ofa BlakeGroom Oliver HutchinsonBridal Styling Leah Pickering

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