Waitoki, 28th January 2023

No matter how well you plan, life is always full of surprises and you should always be expecting the unexpected. The night before Sophie and Seb’s wedding a heavy rainfall cause widespread catastrophic floods in the North Island. Our plan was pretty straight forward, we had a pop up in Point Chevalier the night before the wedding, we would drive back home to Wellsford as we had always done a million times in the past and set up for the wedding the day after. Except that we never made it home that night, as due to the flash flooding all the roads home were unaccessible due to slips. We stayed in Auckland at a friend’s house and we waited to hear Sophie and Seb’s plans. Around 6am, with the weather looking a lot better, Seb told us that they wanted to go ahead and get married. Well, not going to lie here, we did go a little in panic mode! Luckily we had packed lots of food the day before, it just wasn’t enough and we had to rethink some of the dishes, so we visited some of our suppliers, gathered the ingredients we needed and prepped all morning before making our way to Waitoki! So glad Sophie and Sebastian got to have the wedding of their dreams after all, the weather cleared out for them and all their guests were there to celebrate them

Photographer Bek Smith

Bride dress Sau Lee

Bride Makeup Blair Gamblin

Bride Hair Chantelle Woodward Hair

Florals Isadia

Furniture Hire L.L Hire

Videographer New Wave Collective

Sophie and Sebastian wedding menu

Canap├ęs

Gluten-free sourdough focaccia, salame Milano, homemade mayo, salad

Caprese skewers_Massimo’s cherry bocconcini, cherry tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil

Gluten-free bruschetta, cold smoked salmon, goat cheese, ricotta and lemon

Pizzelle_deep fried sourdough pizza topped with homemade tomato and basil sauce, parmesan

Potato and mozzarella cheese croquettes with homemade garlic mayo

Bis di Primi

Tagliatelle with prosciutto, lemon and cream

Ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach