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So sorry for a late post today, but I was so wrapped up with the Olympics last night that I couldn’t do a post for you, so I had to wait until this morning!  Way to go Fab Five & the US swimmers!!  But I was able to get the post together for you, and I love how this couple threw the unconventional wedding they had dreamed of.  Enjoy.
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com

We did a lot of DIY.  The wine bottle-vases are a product of months of saving our own bottles and taking home the used bottles from my work (in a restaurant) we spray painted them and made little wooden table numbers that hung around them.  My husband made 88 mini blackboards and my Maid of Honour spray painted them with blackboard paint we used them and place settings.  We used a couple of old windows and chalk ink to make the table plan.  I spent months collecting white daisy brooches with which I made my brooch bouquet.

offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
Our whole wedding was one giant personal moment. One that for me was truly intimate was when one of our friends sung Boyce Avenue’s version of Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage dream’ at the end of our ceremony. It was a surprise planned by my husband that I definitely didn’t see coming.  
For Carl a wonderful personal moment was at the very end of our speech when we surprised our guests by telling them that Mr Whippy was waiting outside to serve them all dessert…which was a surprise.offbeat DIY New Zealand wedding | photos by https://www.baylymoore.com
How did you make your wedding YOU?
We really wanted our wedding day to reflect us so somethings were a little unconventional, we had Thai food, which we ate with unusual bamboo utensils (they were kind of a cross between tongs and chopsticks).  The boys wore jeans and Chuck Taylor shoes. These were all things that, during the planning stages, people said were strange, but everyone loved them on the day.  There is absolutely no mold you should be fitting into, it’s all about creating the best day of your life whatever that may be. 

Great advice from the bride, don’t you think?  Make your wedding a reflection of you and what makes you happy.

On a personal note, 17 years ago today I had my first date with my now husband, when we were 16.  It is crazy to think about!

Don’t you just love his socks with sandals look? 🙂

{Vendors} Venue: Fort Takapuna Narrow Neck / Catering: Food Fashions  / Bridal Gown: An original made by Jill Demchy Design / Groom & groomsmen attire: Dress Circle / Hire (rentals): Carlton Party Hire North Shore / Photography: Bayly & Moore / Dessert: Mr Whippy

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