Lunchtime Vintage Wedding in New Zealand: Emma & Rikki

Meredith Lord Photography

December 26, 2013


Emma and Rikki had a lunchtime wedding. They were married at 10am and their reception kicked off right after. The ceremony was held at Eskdale War Memorial Church and their reception at The Old Church Restaurant and Bar in Napier, New Zealand. They day had a subtle vintage theme with the bride wearing a headpiece that had been her mother’s and little vintage touches throughout the reception décor.


“I was really in love with the vintage and rustic wedding themes, but I didn’t want my wedding to be an exact replica of other bride’s day”, wrote Emma. “I wanted our wedding to still be beautiful but still have the charm and personality of our individual tastes. I think by making it a day event helped our wedding to be more relaxed. We never wanted an overly ‘styled’ celebration or looked like we had tried too hard to fit into a theme that was never really ‘us’. I tried to keep this ideal in mind when I had my consultations with my vendors.”


“I fell in love with our reception venue ever since I saw it on a local wedding blog”, she continued. “It was stunning and fit my vision for perfectly for our wedding. That took up the main part of our budget. Of course, hosting a wedding overseas meant we had to factor in flights and accommodation whilst in Napier too. However we saved money on transport by using friends and family member’s vintage cars. We also were able to save money with our reception package by celebrating our marriage during the day and during off-season.”