Katie & Nick’s Oakura Bay Wedding

Beautiful Oakura Bay welcomed Katie Mortimer & Nicholas White in February  – the perfect site chosen for their summer wedding on Waiheke Island is also appropriately known as Honeymoon Bay. The charm of this stunning historical property added to the significance of their special day and was enhanced by the flair of talented wedding planner Sophia Hoadley from My Waiheke Weddings whose intricate eye for detail  made the venue look amazing .

Originally meeting at High School, Katie and Nick’s love story included a long distance relationship after leaving school – domestic air travel benefited greatly for a while from the many flights and teary Sunday night partings at airports between Katie living in Wellington and Nick in Auckland. Their close bond and  journey through life has so far taken them through 30 different amazing countries – Gallant Nick is well-known for carrying Katie’s very large heavy back pack across continents while she kindly handles the smaller lighter luggage :)

Traveling together is a great test of a relationship and notwithstanding the many diverse things Katie and Nick encountered including food poisoning, broken limbs, and lions stalking around the campsite, they always come through smiling and more dedicated to each other than ever! …So just imagine: Beautiful Costa Rica, a stunning sunset and an engagement ring which had secretly traveled in Nick’s back pack for 4 weeks….a very surprised & delighted Katie accepted this romantic proposal to enthusiastic cheers from hotel staff standing nearby..

The promises made on their wedding day are ones that will guide them through the future, to exciting destinations yet to be explored and all the welcome & unexpected delights that being married can bring to two people who love and understand each other.

Thank you Katie and Nick  – it was a pleasure to help you take this first important step into marriage, enjoy and treasure the next and every exciting chapter yet to be written in your wonderful love story.

BRIDAL PARTY: Katie’s lovely attendants included Maid of Honour Anita Jennings & bridesmaids Laura Youngman, Anna Leaning and Erin Higgins – Nick’s cousin. Standing beside Nick was best man Harry Brownlee with Todd Vincent, Dan Lowery and Katie’s brother John Mortimer.

APPRECIATION:: Hi Irene, We can’t thank you enough for the amazing job you did on Saturday and for all of your help in the lead up to our wedding!! Everyone has told us what a lovely ceremony it was and what a wonderful job you did. Some people still don’t believe that we really did write our vows in secret! It was amazing that we wrote the same thing and we are so glad that you didn’t let on at all because it made it so special!… Thanks again and best of luck for the rest of the wedding season Katie and Nick

CREDITS: Wedding Planner – Sophia Hoadley  hello@mywaiheke.co.nz – Photography: Latophotography Laura and Tommy, www.latophotography.com  info@latophotography.com  from Italy – Dress designer: Vinka Design http: www.vinkadesign.co.nz  – Wedding Cake: Bluebells Cakery www.bluebells cakery.com – Florist: Wildflower Waiheke Vicki – www.wildflowerwaiheke.com Waiheke Hair:  Shontal Healey Makeup : Amber Carroll – Catering: Urban Escargot https://urbanescargot.co.nz/ – Music: Mixit DJ – Jarrod jarrod@mixitdj.co.nz

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