Julia & Stacey’s Fabulous Win A Waiheke Dream Wedding

October 14th 2017 – The lucky ticket holders of Win a Waiheke Wedding celebrated in style at Waikpou a stunning privately owned venue in Cowes Bay Road on Waiheke Island. With an amazing azure blue sky background, shimmering ocean and a unique view of small islands in the Hauraki Gulf, the silhouettes of Julia Cavillon and Stacey Hackworth reflected off the beautiful infinity pool in the foreground of the ceremony arch.

The girls who work for the Stay Waiheke Accommodation team were overwhelmed to receive the wonderful $43,000 prize package when Kim Rae (Stay Waiheke) the official winner handed them the winning dream wedding ticket. The raffle was generously supported by many local Waiheke Island businesses who all contributed their time and expertise to help Te Huruhi School raise funds for a new playground.

Gowns and rings were the only items left for the girls to provide making their wedding one very unique and special celebration. Julia who was born in France had guests fly in especially from “home” for the occasion and Stacey’s family & friends came from across the Tasman, her Australian home country.

The Stay Waiheke Team were amongst those special guests who happily celebrated the occasion in grand style enjoying the delicious catering of Gill Stotter, the wedding cake – a work of art from Mary @ Food with Flair, ceremony music by Harrop & Braly, gorgeous floral arrangements from The Flower Gallery and  incredible photography provided by a group of 5 professional island photographers – Michelle Hepburn, Alice Doig, Sonya Read (Trilby & Lace), Lenka Tengblad and Peter Rees recorded the entire wedding from beginning to end providing the girls with so many wonderful memories – all amazing images presented in brilliant colour & black and white.

Laughter, friendship and loyalty play a huge part in the girl’s lives which will always be filled with the enjoyment of each other’s company, the excitement of traveling and exploring the world together and keeping in touch with new friends made wherever they go. The next chapter in their story started on that incredible day!

Acknowledgements: The girls firmly believe you get back in life what you give and so Julia and Stacey would like to thank everyone involved for their generosity and this wonderful opportunity to experience and celebrate a wedding that many can only dream of, they value the friendship and respect of the Stay Waiheke team and will always hold them close in their hearts. Julia & Stacey

Hello Irene, We just wanted to acknowledge your significant contribution to our schools’ fundraiser, Win a Waiheke Wedding.  It was such a special day for our two brides, their family and friends; and it wouldn’t have been possible without all the very generous support from our suppliers. Thank you so much for taking the time to help us with such a memorable day.  We realise now what a huge time commitment it was for you, and we really appreciate you being part of the team. The final number isn’t in yet, but we are well on the way to raising over $40,000 for Te Huruhi, and you were an integral part of meeting this milestone.  Thank you so very much for your generous gift towards the building of a successful future for our school. Friends of Te Huruhi School.

LIST OF SUPPLIERS “The Dream Team” whose contributions made this all possible.

Wedding Organization: Waiheke Weddings & Events Michelle Gras www.waihekeislandweddingsandevents.com

Venue: Waikpou (OWNER – Michael Holden)

Celebrant: Irene Armstrong www.irenearmstrong.co.nz

Florist: The Flower Gallery – Virginia Thompson”  flowergallery.co.nz

Photographers:  Michelle Hepburn  www.michellehepburn.com Trilby & Lace Sonja Read  http://www.trilbyandlace.com Alice Doig  www.alicedoigphotography.co.nz Lenka Tengblad  www.lenkatengblad.co.nz  Peter Rees http://www.peterreesphotography.com/

Hairdressers: Hair on Waiheke, Jules Arlove haironwaiheke@gmail.com & Hair by Hannah, Hannah Bylo http://hairbyhannah.co.nz

Makeup: The Beauty Spot Amy Crawford http://www.beautyspotwaiheke.co.nz/ & Island Beauty, Charlotte Edwards www.islandbeauty.co.nz

Transport: Waiheke Shuttles http://www.waihekeshuttles.co.nz/

Ceremony Music: Harrop & Braly – Violinists Joe Harrop & Rachel Braly

DJ: Mark Swan https://www.mixcloud.com/markswan560/

Tables & Chairs: My Waiheke Hire Sophia Hoadley 027 533 0361 www.mywaiheke.co.nz

Glassware & Crockery & Chiller: Lockhart & Smith Events Hire: Robyn -  lockhartandsmith.co.nz

Caterers: For fabulous food  – Gill Stotter Catering Emma www.gillstottercatering.co.nz.

Photobooth: The Amazing Photobooth Kylie: E-MAIL: smile@theamazingtravellingphotobooth.co.nz

Cake: Food with flair Mary Wright www.foodwithflair.co.nz 

Bar Staff – All volunteers        Car Abigail: The Nineteen 20’s Co. Penny

Favours: Waiheke Soap Company – Denise http://waihekesoapcompany.co.nz/      Cleaners & Set up staff c/o Michelle Gras – Waiheke Weddings

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The Stay Waiheke Team – Kim Rae, Leanne, Erin Andrews and Kym Richards  -  kim@staywaiheke.com   erin@staywaiheke.com

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