Chris & Beks — Cinema & Photography

Retreating to an enchanted garden in North Canterbury to exchange vows was a dream come true for Bex and Chris. The pair first met five years ago at a birthday dinner with mutual friends, and the rest reads as a story of dating, friendship, travel, a proposal and of course, their wedding. It was while living abroad in Hong Kong, that they began to organise their upcoming celebration in earnest. Bex took on the role of event planner, exhibiting none of the stress that threatens to topple many brides.
Brass candlesticks, peacock chairs and gold cutlery were sourced specially, a more authentic alternative to the usual hire options. Groomsmen helped construct birch and ivy canopies above each table, and a bridesmaid happily took care of all the bright bohemian blooms. Lastly, the dress. Inspired by a beautifully fragile Zuhair Murad creation, Bex enlisted the help of a talented local dress maker. The result was something ethereal, intricately embroidered, and the perfect fit for this bride-to-be.


Lovelight Photography Team : Clinton & Craig
Lovelight Cinema Team : Mark Marchand & Seb Beyrer
Music : Michael Rossback – Heaven Can’t Own You – Licensed through the music bed.
It was a pleasure to share this day with the following people :
Ceremony & Reception venue : Flaxmere Gardens, Canterbury
Celebrant : Dawn Allen
Caterer : White Tie
Flowers : Natalie-Rose Rutherford – Flowerhead
Cake : Cakes by Anna
Band : Puree
Initial Wedding Consult : Emma Newman
Hair & makeup : Lucy Clare Hair & Chloe from MAC
Florist : Bridesmaid Natalie-Rose from Flowerhead
Stationary : Paper Rose
Gift Registry : Mildred&Co