We love a good Hawkes Bay wedding around here, and especially one as pretty as Sarah & Vinnie's. With Benjamin & Elise behind the lens you can't go wrong. Which is why we had to feature it in Issue 6 of Magnolia Rouge Magazine. Sarah wears a stunning gown from Rue de Seine, and I'm especially in love with her beautiful bouquet of white peonies by Debbie Nott.

The Hawkes Bay region is special to both Sarah and Vinnie's familes. Black Barn was an easy decision; the food and wine is superb, and the staff made everything so easy. We felt so blessed to be surrounded by such warmth and the natural beauty of the area helped create a beautiful ambience for our guests. The relaxed nature of the day all stemmed from the venue. The look came about once the bride had chosen her Rue de Seine dress, which she knew was the one' as soon as she tried it on. At that stage she could picture the rest of the day clearly, taking inspiration from the whimsy and romance of the dress.

My mother was adamant I follow tradition and have with me something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. On the morning of the wedding, I had everything but my something blue'. At the last minute, my grandmother sewed me a blue bow, which I carried with me on the day, and have done every day since.

Photography BENJAMIN & ELISE / Videographer SIDE PROJECT / Cake SWEET BITES / Bride's Gown RUE DE SEINE

Florist DEBBIE NOTT / Stationery WENDY MAREE / Venue BLACK BARN VINEYARD / Headpiece JENNY PACKHAM

Hair ZOE DUDDING / Celebrant NICOLA NICHOLSON / Bride's Shoes DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

Bridesmaids' Dresses FRANTISEK RIHA / Earrings KENNETH JAY LANE / Groom's Suit & Shoes WORKING STYLE