Tess + Hayden

How did you meet?

Classic Tinder story. Our first date was after I had just finished a 72 hour shift at the hospital so Hayden talked and talked to keep me awake! He made me laugh the whole time.

When did you know they were the one?

We had to move apart for work, and it was then we realised we didn’t want to spend another minute apart. I wanted to share every moment and story with him.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

He is the most loving person I know. So sincere, funny, and adventurous.

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

I have followed Made with Love on Instagram for a long time, looking at the beautiful brides in your stunning dresses. Frankie was the first dressed that I tried on. It flowed perfectly, and the pockets were amazing. Everyone was amazed when I pulled out my vows from my pocket!

Who proposed and how?

Hayden proposed at a lighthouse on Long Island, USA, while we were on holiday. Poor guy, everything that could go wrong went wrong. But that didn’t matter. It was just me and him, knowing we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives.

Where did you go to Honeymoon?

Rae’s at Byron Bay.



MWL Design:



Patangata Farm, Hawkes Bay. My parents place on the TukiTuki river




Flowerland, Clive


Rings: Naveya and Sloane

Earrings: Reliquia Jewellery


Meredith Lord


Mi Piaci


Suits on Broadway, Auckland