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Chic Meets Rustic – Wedding in 115 year old family woolshed

Today’s gorgeous wedding is the perfect blend of elegant + rustic! A good dose of kiwi flavour, a traditional church ceremony, a 115 year old family woolshed (with a seriously chic twist), you can’t help but fall in love with Jared + Sarah’s big day! Enjoy xox

Who Jared (LJ) & Sarah Weir (nee Press)
Where Woolshed, Mangatarata Station, Waipukurau
Guests 120

Our love story began… in 2011 at a ‘Frat and Sorority’ Party. Turns out sneans and plaid pleated skirts were the way to each other’s hearts.

I said yes… on the 30th of December 2015. LJ called a ‘family meeting’. We were sitting on our deck with Harry (his son) and our two pooches. He said he had all the things he loved sitting around him, and produced a stunning ring he had designed with Jaime Lucinda, followed by “What do you reckon?”

Our wedding inspiration was… City meets country. We were lucky enough to use the most stunning 115 year old family woolshed, with some beautiful decorations and lots of scrubbing we managed to turn it into a dining hall.

We saved by… using a family woolshed. Sheep were shawn 4 days before the wedding which added a little stress, but my beautiful bridesmaids were there scrubbing the floor once the wool had been taken away.

We splurged on… Stunning decorations from Miss Frou Frou (Hawkes Bay) – beautiful silver cutlery and Waterford crystal glasses.

Our advice to engaged couples… Always have each other’s back.


Photographer Bespoke Photography 
Flowers Melissa Jane Flower Studio 
Venue Mangatarata Station (Mathew + Gemma Barham)
Catering Kate Lester Catering
Hire Company Miss Frou Frou
Hair Abby Schofield Hair
Makeup Envie – Melissa Campbell
Cake Organic Ash
Celebrant Father Paul
Brides Dress RSVP Bridal Couture, Hastings
Brides Accessories & Shoes Dune London
Bridesmaid Dresses Juliette HoganWitcheryShona JoyVeronica Maine
Grooms Suit & Accessories Rembrandt
Rings Jaime Lucinda
Music Mix Tape Brothers

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