It was love at first sight when Dani and Greg met some 10 years ago at Dani’s sister’s party. There was an instant attraction, and they felt immediately relaxed and comfortable in each other’s presence. They have remained inseparable ever since and decided it was finally time to get married on what was to be their 10th anniversary.
Dani started doing some research online and came across the New Zealand Wedding Packages website. Dani and Greg live in New Plymouth in New Zealand but had never travelled to Nelson before and were excited by the options and locations on offer.
One of those options was Melrose House in Nelson, a grand historic home built around 1879, with an elegant and warm ambience perfect for a wedding. Dani instantly fell in love with the place and the decision was made.
When the date arrived, Dani and Greg’s planner, Kimberly, beautifully decorated the rooms with Pinecones (Dani’s favourite) and Sunflowers. The dining settings were set to fit in with the wedding theme and style of the location and everything looked amazing.
A room in the house was set aside for the ceremony which was conducted by Celebrant Rachael Schepers, in front of an intimate group of friends and family that had all travelled to Nelson for the occasion. Photographer Virginia Woolf captured the moment.
The delicious dinner that followed completed the day in which everyone had a great time. Dani and Greg summed up their experience in the following words of appreciation:
“We would like to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU for making our wedding day ever so beautiful and memorable in every way! You have given us a truly special day, a day we will always remember.
I feel really lucky that I found such lovely and kind people to make plans with for the big day. It was such a pleasure working with you. You guys are the best!
Kimberly, you went above and beyond for me and I thank you for that. Your hard work is very much appreciated. The decorations were absolutely beautiful and you made my vision come true. THANK YOU!
Rachael, I believe you are the BEST celebrant in NZ! You gave us such a beautiful ceremony, everyone loved it! THANK YOU!
Thank you all for making our wedding day ever so special!”