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Catlins // Spring Wedding at River Ridge Retreat

Ok, Gabby & Ash had the most amazing party filled day at River Ridge Retreat on Saturday! 🥳

Gabby and her crew got ready in the morning, drinking some bubbles and having a super relaxed morning. Meanwhile Ash was getting glammed up and hanging out with her friends and fam. They both had these beautiful gowns with long trains.

At a River Ridge the ceremony set up was flanked by trees on either side. Instead of having one of the pair wait at the end of the aisle they decided to have the bridal party walk down the middle & they would walk down the sides, effectively having that first look moment together at the end of the aisle!

Gabby had her Nan walk her, while Ash had her Dad. They had a beautiful short and sweet ceremony. Then it was time for a bit of celebration and drinks in the sun!

We headed to the tree lane and Purakaunui beach for photos. The bridal party were so much fun - by the time we got to the beach, everyone had kicked off their shoes and went running on the Sandy beach with towering cliffs behind!

The reception was set up with hanging lights and overhead florals. Friends and family gave the most beautiful speeches before sitting down to enjoy a delicious meal.

We managed to get a bit of colour in the sky so snuck out for sunset pics & a cheeky little champagne pop! 🍾

Then it was party time and I tell ya - that dance floor WENT OFF! Everyone enjoyed a boogie and in between songs made the most of the photobooth outside. So much love surrounded these two and it was an epic celebration of love!

Congratulations Gabby & Ash - yeah the girls! 🥂

Bridesmaids Dresses: Showpo

Celebrant: Sharyn Payne

Catering: Jewelz Catering

Band: LA Social

Video: We The Co

Photobooth: Snaps for the Gram


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