Real Wedding | Pepita + Ben

The only thing more beautiful than the incredible scenery at this New Zealand wedding was the gorgeous bride, Pepita, in her stunning Vera Wang gown. This charming couple welcomed friends and family to a picturesque oceanside cliff where they exchanged vows. Later they celebrated indoors at a local winery with the same incredible views.  I can’t imagine a more lovely way to begin a new life together!

Pepita + Ben | April 23, 2011| Mudbrick Vineyard, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

The ceremony

Our ceremony was held outdoors just before sunset at the beautiful Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke Island. With 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and hillsides lined with vines, we couldn’t have asked for a more breathtaking place to say our vows. We had guests travel from all over the world, so to show them this little slice of heaven in New Zealand made our day extra special.

The reception

Our reception was in the restaurant at Mudbrick Vineyard. It had the perfect ambiance and feel we wanted for our 100 guests. We went for a simple yet elegant look, decorating with fairy lights and lots of tea candles to make this rustic space glow with romance.

How Pepita felt in her wedding dress

Classic, graceful & dazzlingly beautiful!

Why Pepita decided to sell her wedding dress

I’ve got all the beautiful memories I need! I’d love to see someone else feel amazing in this stunning dress.

Pepita’s dress: Vera Wang, Joan / Photography: Emma Hughes