Sarah + Chris

How did you meet?

Chris and I met at uni, we were both athletes (he swam and I ran) and we had lots of mutual friends. We finally connected at a halloween party – Chris was dressed as Buzz Lightyear and I was dressed as a pirate. We danced the night away and ended the night with late night donuts!

When did you know they were the one?

I knew Chris was the one after a tough day of moving about 6 months into our relationship. We were fairly quiet on the way home and he looked over at me as we were driving across the golden gate bridge and said, “You’re the love of my life, you know that?”

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner

He’s thoughtful, loves me for exactly who I am, and brings out my favorite and best version of myself.

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

I truly never pictured my wedding or my dress. Once we got engaged that certainly changed and I started looking at dresses online. I came across ‘Stevie’ and thought to myself, this dress was made for me. I went the next week to try it on. I was back in New Zealand so none of my family was there, I invited my best girlfriend and she raced in at the last minute of my appointment. I had just put Stevie on and she walked into the shop behind me, we made eye contact in the mirror, both with tears. It was the easiest decision of my whole wedding!

Who proposed and how?

Chris and I are from California but were living in New Zealand at the time. We were on a trip home to California and we went down to his family beach house in Carmel, our favorite place where we’ve spent tons of time together, just us. Walking the beach is our favorite pass time there. We woke up, grabbed a coffee and walked along the beach with our dog Heidi – our classic morning routine. We got to the middle of the beach and Chris stopped me, held my hands, got down on one knee, and told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. The whole world felt like it stopped! We spent the rest of the day sitting in the sunshine in the backyard daydreaming about the rest of our lives.

Where did you go to Honeymoon?

We went to Croatia and Montenegro.



MWL Design:



The HideOut in Kirkwood (Lake Tahoe), California


Bailey Valente


Bloom Generation


Leave Her Wilder


Zoe & Morgan


Suit Supply & groomsmen wore their own


Chaos & Harmony


Vild Photography

Your MWL stockist:

Dress from Felicity’s Bridal in NZ, tulle wings from Lovely Bride in SF