Having made no secret of my love for the Bay of Islands, and Kerikeri especially, I leapt at the opportunity to produce a styled shoot at Treghan Lodge last month. That I’d also finally be able to don a John Zimmermann gown didn’t hurt either.
Together with a group of talented local suppliers, and my best friend (a professional stylist) back from Melbourne, we spent a beautiful Sunday in the gardens of Treghan bringing to life some of the magic that makes the place so special. Though it’s set to open as a wedding venue later this year, myself and Sah are the first of Treghan’s brides, and I’m so excited to share these beautiful images with you.
Our vision was to bring out the glamour of the grounds: rose adorned gardens and the natural topiary against intricate couture creations. Unsure whether I could really model the gowns, and reprise my role as a bride, I reminded myself that most brides aren’t usually models either, and that to see bridal gowns on regular girls rather than professional or catwalk models might be pleasantly refreshing.
If you’re planning a garden wedding, there’s really little other decor you need to create a beautiful space . I hope you’ll agree and enjoy the result our fresh, glamorous, autumnal afternoon at Treghan.
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Behind the Scenes…
Like a wedding, a styled shoot is the result of the skill, creativity, and effort of the whole team working together. Thanks to Anna and Murray at Treghan Lodge for your hospitality, Sarah Marshall Photography, Jade at OneSevenThree Hair, Samantha Nicholls Makeup Artist and styling by Amelia Aitken.