Kendra + Matthew

How did you meet?

Tinder, first date was a coffee at the beach. We were both fairly shy but enjoyed our morning together.

When did you know they were the one? 

Fairly early on, probably when we moved in together 4-5 months in the relationship.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

He is tall, caring, and a perfectionist.

Who proposed and how?

Matt proposed on our picnic at Shakespeare Regional Park in Auckland. I knew he had a ring as we had chosen one about 5 months prior. It was still a big shock and the tears definitely flowed!

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

I was looking online at a few bridal stores and came across Frankie. I showed my Mum and she said to book an appointment to try it on. I rang up Felicitys Bridal in Auckland and was advised it was a sample so would be in the sample sale they had coming up in a few weeks. I went to the sale with my Mum, Aunty and cousin and someone else was trying Frankie on and my heart was pounding. Fortunately she didn’t like it and the rest is history!

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

Never forget the amount of clicking of the cameras when my Dad and I appeared to walk down the aisle. We nearly lost Dad a year ago to Legionnaires Pneumonia so was special walking down the aisle with him and the weather was AMAZING for Autumn!

What were your favourite details?

Hard to pick, everything was great! I am pleased we bought fairy lights to hang over the tables at reception. And I trusted my bridesmaids judgement on having Gypsophilia as their bouquets.

What advice would you tell other brides?

Go with the flow and live in the moment, focus on yourself, breathe and take a moment to look at everyone enjoying themselves!

Any standout vendors?

Our celebrant – Kerry Sorenson-Tyrer, everyone raved what a great ceremony it was, personalised to us.

Our catering and reception – The Upstairs Bar at Gulf Harbour Country Club. The food was amazing and they did a fab job at set up, nothing was a problem.

Photographer – Marie Richards and her team did a fab job of capturing the day




Marie Richards Photography


Felicitys Bridal