Young Love Ties the Knot in a Yellow & Navy Countryside Celebration – Lauren & Keelan’s Real Life Wedding

“Young lovebirds Lauren and Keelan celebrated their wedding in the Wellington Winelands in vibrant shades of yellow and navy blue - with detailed touches of fun vintage styling too!”

“Young lovebirds Lauren and Keelan celebrated their wedding in the Wellington Winelands in vibrant shades of yellow and navy blue - with detailed touches of fun vintage styling too!”

Lauren and Keelan’s vision for their wedding was crystal clear the moment they set their eyes on their chosen venue – Langkloof Roses. This quaint venue set in the heart of Wellington was the perfect setting for the country, vintage celebration that the couple had wished for!

A sense of family, warmth and stylish personality were the key elements that Lauren and Keelan wanted to achieve on their wedding day. As family and close friends were travelling from all over the world to celebrate with the couple, a great deal of personalisation was put into the finer details to make this celebration a truly wonderful and memorable experience for all.

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Passionate about detail – both sentimental and visual – Lauren went out of her way to ensure that little bits from her home in Zimbabwe, as well as tokens representing her relationship with her new family, were a big part of the overall look and feel of their celebration. A fun “Here Comes the Bride” handmade beaded wire-art piece was brought specially from Zimbabwe. Two giant floral heart-shaped wreaths, which “welcomed” guests to the ceremony, were lovingly made by the groom’s mom, and the mother of the bride contributed by making Lauren’s childhood favourite sweet treat, naked sponge cakes layered with fresh cream and berries! Lauren also went about raiding her future mother-in-laws home for stunning vintage styling props and décor details to add to the verandah where pre-drinks had been ingeniously transformed to emulate a fabulous High Tea.

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The design concept behind the look and feel of the day came from the bride’s love affair with the colour yellow. This was a match made in decor heaven as Heike from Fleur le Cordeur shared this passion for this bright and cheerful colour. Rustic wooden boxes which ran down the centre of the table were filled with bunched country arrangements of garden roses, tulips and hydrangeas. Multiple vintage jars that had been collected by the bride and wrapped in lace and ribbon added a charming contrast amongst the rustic pieces. Not to be outdone, the groom also contributed to the wedding décor by constructing the focal piece of the reception: a wooden platform that was suspended above the bridal table. Heike created a striking floral installation, where the florals appeared to have grown on the platform and had naturally begun to cascade down in a soft, romantic style.

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As the youngest member of the Wedding Concepts team, and having put so much thought and care into every single design detail of her own celebration, we cannot wait to see what she has in store as she begins to plan for her own portfolio of exclusive weddings. Congratulations to Lauren and Keelan – the team wishes you a beautiful marriage for many more years to come!

Images by Kristi Agier