Jack and Jade's wedding was full to the brim with love, laughter, family and friends, a furry little ring bearer called Harry, a bit of match making, delicious food, misplaced cake cream and bad, but seriously good dancing. Putting together this journal entry had me all teary eyed, this family wedding was one I was privileged enough to witness. Seeing Jack's face, as Jade glowing (one beautiful bride) and in arm with her father will forever be an image I treasure. They truly are a beautiful couple both inside and out.
Set in Ohoka, Canterbury, Jack and Jade's ceremony and reception took place at the Pringle Residence, manicured to perfection and with a lovely garden and pond backdrop. The wooden furnishings built for the day (shout out to Dom) created a rustic and romantic garden party aesthetic and were complimented beautifully with white roses and florals curated by Olivia McGusty. The reception was held in an outdoor marquee also in the garden, which allowed for a smooth transition between canapés, dinner and dancing. If you're one for a delicious Pinot Noir Rosé, I definitely recommend 'The Darling', an organic New Zealand wine.
Big thanks to the team behind capturing Mr and Mrs Pringle's day so beautifully, Velvet Photo & Cinema. We asked Jack and Jade a few questions which they've shared with us below, enjoy this post of real love and wedding inspiration.
How did you first meet?
I (Jade) moved to Christchurch and into a flat with Jack's best friends.
How did the proposal go down?
We were out on our favourite lake, Lake Kaniere, with a picnic, a sunny day and our pooch Harry - perfect. Jade had no idea!
What was your favourite detail of your wedding to plan (which bit was the most fun)?
Writing the guest list! It is tricky, but so much fun knowing you are going to have all your favourite people in one place!!
Creating the itinerary. You want to try balance being slick, but not rushed! We had a really special place we wanted to go to for our photos , but it was quite a drive away, so needed to have a well thought out schedule for the day.
Your top tip for any bride or groom to be?
If you are able to, inviting everyone back for a lunch the next day is brilliant! A really nice chance to catch up with people who have traveled, as the wedding day itself flies by. Jack's tip is don't drink too much 🤢
If you had to choose one song for the ceremony dance floor what would it be?
Tennessee Whiskey - we had our first dance to this song. Young and old loved it, and all joined us on the floor!