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

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Drinks Black Pineapple

Cake Bluebells Cakery

Catering Amaranto