At On My Hand, we really do believe that Mother Nature is the greatest artist, which is why we work to emulate her work in all we do. So when we get a “rustic elegance” brief, for a wedding at the bride’s parents’ farm in the Kaimai Range, our hearts sing with possibilities!

Rebecca and Joel were amazing clients (so kind, chilled out and fun to be around – our fave things!) whose brief was essentially to enhance the incredible location they were getting married.

So, with a palette of whites, greens, burgundy and pinks, we set about covering an existing archway with foliage, toetoe and pops of the wedding colours to complement the bouquets. To create that magic, and more, we used roses, toetoe, proteas, hydrangeas, dahlias, eucalyptus, dahlia, hydrangea and amaranth.

We built natural looking bases in complementary tones, which perfectly blended in with the existing plants in the area, making it look as though the arch had just grown there, all on its own. The finished archway framed a beautiful view and created a gorgeous spot for Rebecca and Joel to say ‘I do’.

For the reception, the marquee was surrounded by bush, so we wanted to make it feel like Mother Nature was an additional party guest. We created five foliage spheres, which hung in the marquee alongside foliage garlands. It really did feel like the bush surrounding was a deliberate part of the wedding.

Enhancing the natural environment of your wedding venue is a great way to amp things up and make your wedding look and feel more epic than humanly possible, something Rebecca and Joel absolutely achieved. Congrats, you two, we loved helping create an amazing day for you.

See our Instagram post of Rebecca and Joel here!

Photography by Daniel Jay Photography