It was love at first sight when Tanille Elley and Kristy Holt met on ANZAC Day 2014. Both shy and too scared to ask if the other would move in, Kristy placed an advertisement for a flatmate, which Tanille answered!
A marriage proposal followed, one year to the day after their first date. The happy couple travelled from their home in Australia to get married in Matakana, because they had seen it in a magazine article and on The Bachelorette. They organised everything online.
“Elope! It’s the best, so is sharing a bottle of Dom Perignon!” Tanille says.
“You can have all the ‘bells and whistles’ without the long guest list, indulge yourselves.”
Photos by Jodie C
Florist: Twig & Bloom www.twigandbloom.co.nz. Ceremony & Reception venue: Matakana 360, Matakana www.matakana360.co.nz. Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands: Paul Carruthers Manufacturing Jewellers www.pcmj.com.au. Bridal Wear: Custom made by Gail at Stitches Dressmaking www.stitchesdressmaking.com.au. Shoes: Wanted Shoe Co Accessories by Alison Jackson from Studio Melt, NSW Australia. Hair & Makeup: www.paigebest.com