Elegant and rustic with some serious hollywood glam (that tuxe!), today’s gorgeous Kourawhero wedding is a biggie (soooo many gorgeous pics by Acorn Photography), and if you’re wondering why today’s couple look so familiar, both Huriana + Derek are well known rugby and 7’s players! (Huriana is the NZ 7’s captain!). Enjoy xox
Who Huriana + Derek
Where Kourawhero Estate
She said yes…
Derek proposed in Japan at a beautiful skyline restaurant that New Years eve. I said YES!
Our wedding style was…
We saved on…
Our wedding stylist Nicole Paris created our beautiful centrepieces for our tables and Nicole Forbes (groom’s cousin) made our delicious wedding cake.
We splurged on…
My Wedding dress and Dereks Tuxedo.
Our advice to engaged couples…
Have fun! You often hear that planning a wedding can sometimes be quite stressful and cause tension – if you let it.
Remember your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives, think about why and how you fell in love with each other and enjoy the experience together.
Photographer + Cinematographer
Planner/Stylist Weddings by Paris
Venue Kourawhero Estate
Flowers Honey Suckle Flowers
Stationery + Signage Paper Rose Stationery
Hire Company Insphire
Hair Organised by Woman’s Day Magazine, Luisa Petch + Krishla Bogue
Makeup Rebekah Banks
Cake Nicole Forbes of U-Neeks Cake Design
Celebrant Ronald Reti (Grooms Uncle)
Brides Dress Trish Peng
Brides Accessories + Shoes Michael Hill + Steve Madden
Bridesmaid Dresses ZARA and ASOS
Grooms Suit & Accessories Sartoria Ciccio Noriyuki Ueki – Japan + Emporio Armani
Rings Michael Hill