Picture Perfect Wedding in 'Taradise'

Waiongonga Gardens was the location for Hilary and Scotts nuptials on a beautiful hot summers day in January!  Reception followed at The Devon Hotel which we adorned with plenty of blooms to create a gorgeous classy look.  Thanks Hilary and Scott- we loved being a part of your big day!

‘Our wedding was a big family and friend affair on 20 January 2018. We found Katherine at Dobsons to be the best vendor we worked with! She made the whole flower planning experience easy and enjoyable. It was great to be able to discuss ideas via email since I live in Dunedin. Katherine has a creative eye for floral design and produced arrangements precisely as we had in mind. A bonus was that the bouquets matched the outfits of our grandmothers who thought this was quite special. Katherine also created a gorgeous flower crown which my bridesmaids gifted to me at the hens evening out. It was made of different flowers so the surprise of the wedding arrangements wasn’t revealed, and I was able to re-gift it onto my flower girl who wore it at the wedding. Our ceremony was held at the beautiful, lush grounds of Waiongana Gardens. Originally we had planned to use the redwood forest, but a last minute change moved us to the circular lawn. After the ceremony a childhood music teacher and family friend entertained guests with jazz music while we enjoyed mingling and canapes. Our photographers were very enthusiastic and took us all over New Plymouth for our wedding party snaps, before heading to The Devon Hotel for the reception. The result has been a mixture of both garden photos and urban shots which we love.




Flowers: Katherine at Dobsons

Make-up: Bianca Weston

Hair: Angella Young

Photographers: Wild & Grace

Venues: Waigonana Gardens and The Devon Hotel

Jeweller: Dalgleish Diamond Jewellers