Hannah + Elliot

How did you meet?

We worked together on my families vineyard! We quickly became friends and, well the rest is history!

When did you know they were the one?

He is my bestest friend, and I couldn’t imagine doing life with anyone else. Needless to say, I realised pretty quickly that he was the one.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

His hard working nature, friendliness and his sense of humour.

Who proposed and how?

We went for a drive into the hills, he had planned a walk for the two of us but it was too windy; so he pretended to take a photo of me and surprised me by proposing instead.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I first tried my dress on at brides of merivale in Christchurch. It was the first dress that made me feel like a proper bride, none of the other dresses I had tried on made me feel that way.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

Seeing my handsome husband to be standing at the end of the aisle.

What were your favourite details?

I loved the cut and fit of the gown, it fitted like a glove and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. The pockets were a bonus!!

What advice would you tell other brides?

Buy your dress early! Takes away a lot of the stress!
Enjoy the day, slow down, savour every moment! The day goes by so quickly otherwise.

Any standout vendors?

Source kitchen! 10/10 would recommend to anyone in Auckland.


Elsie Flowy


State of Grace Wedding Photography


Brides of Merivale