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Elle+Sam Wedding

We dreamed of getting married in Italy but Covid-19 had other plans. We didn’t want to wait until we could travel again so decided to recreate our vision here in New Zealand. Our friends offered us their beautiful home and its Italian feel matched our theme perfectly. My mum is very creative and helped us to create the perfect al fresco dining experience. Frankie and team at Black Pineapple created bespoke Italian cocktails and a local Italian couple served homemade pasta, which was incredible”.

Elle and Sam⁠ were married on a beautiful private property in Ti Point overlooking the water which had the perfect Italian feel. On the tables bespoke tablecloths made with a green damask print, bottles of limoncello as name cards, olive branches and baskets of gluten free sourdough and breads. We started with rolling canapès, followed by a seated family style meal on our beautiful white plates.

On the menu we had

Canapès:

Mushroom arancini with truffle mayo

Vitello tonnato

Potato and prosciutto croquettes

On the table:

Homemade gluten free sourdough and butter

Ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach served with tomato sauce, basil and parmesan

Spaghetti served with prosciutto, lemon, cream and vegetables

Meatballs with tomato sauce

Lettuce, baby spinach, walnuts, feta, apple and vinaigrette

Panzanella salad with crostini

Photography Anna Kidman

Flora Miss Botanical

Bride’s dress Emilia Wickstead

Brides sunglasses Celine

Celebrant Swami Yogamani Saraswati

Hire Flock Events

Drinks Black Pineapple

Cake Bluebells Cakery

Catering Amaranto


Maia and Sam wedding in Whangarei

Maia and Sam got married on a beautiful sunny day at Araluen Gardens in Whangarei.

The lucky couple won WOW Wedding competion organised by a bunch of awesome northland vendors.

They had a light grazing table just after the ceremony, then choose to have two food trucks to cater their wedding dinner, us and Che Lucio (Argentinian barbeque). Maia and Sam choose to serve two pasta mains: Ravioli filled with ricotta, lemon and pinenuts served with butter, garden herbs and parmesan & Gnocchi with bolognese ragù. 

Vendors love

Photographer Greg Campbell Wedding Photography

Venue Araluen Garden

Styling 2blondes

Marquee Utterly marquee and event hire

Makeup/hair Waterfall and Waves, Hair by Eva

Florals Wild Ivy

Cake Meganlicious cake Whangarei

Hire+Caravan bar Cheers Wedding and Party Hire

Videography Beddis Film

Bride Dress Maggie Sottero, Astra Bridal

Groom Suit Hallenstein Brothers

Food trucks Amaranto, Che Lucio


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