The concept behind this same-sex shoot was natural organic greenery, fresh and fun. The handsome engaged grooms were attired in suits, tie and pocket square from French83 with shirts and bow tie from Frank Casey Newmarket. This gave the grooms their own identities whilst complimenting each other.
Shane wore the 'Green Roller' jacket, paired with classic black pants and pocket square by French83 along, with the Frank Casey Newmarket 'Marcella' tuxedo shirt. The bow tie provided a nice contrast to the black suit and a point of difference adding a touch of colour into the jacket, and detailing with pocket square, with black and gold and stud detail. Dan wore French83’s black 'Sigmund' suit, black tie and classic pants along with Frank Casey Newmarket white shirt which provided a sharp and polished look complimenting the green roller jacket with black lapels.
Showcasing Dignan Street Church in the leafy Auckland suburbs of Pt Chevalier, this 1917 gorgeous privately-owned church has been deconsecrated, and now has no religious ties. Thereby being a perfect choice for same-sex couples who wish to marry in an historic church. We wanted to echo the simplicity of the location with our fresh colour palette, and thus, emerald and bottle greens reflect the hues of green with cream accents and pops of violet that was an inspiration behind this styled shoot.
Canolli Cream ‘Speaking’ roses and hand crafted ceramic plates inscripted with the message ‘love is love’ added a simple but elegant touch to the grooms’ dinner place setting. Natural wooden cutlery, lush green foliage and violet cornflowers adorned the tablescape. As did a decadent and delicious chocolate naked barrel cake with berry coulie and vanilla chocolate buttercream.
Styling & Design: Gay Weddings NZ/Take A Vow Weddings & Events
Photographer: Megan Lupton Photography
Venue: Dignan Street Church, Pt Chevalier
Florist: The Floral Studio, Grey Lynn
Clothes Stylist: Kellie Walker Personal Stylist
Ceramic plates: The Liquid Canvas Ceramics
Printed roses: Speaking Roses NZ
Car: White Cadillac by Kaylie & Greg Vine
Stationery: Claire Robertson Design
Celebrant: Carla Joint-Rotondo
Grooms Attire: French83
Grooms Attire: Frank Casey Newmarket
Models: Shayne Harper Saletale & Dan Richardson
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