French-Inspired Waiheke Island Wedding at Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

June 11, 2020 | Junebug Weddings

Kajal and Jason are making us melt with their stunning French-inspired Waiheke Island wedding at Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant! From sweet morning moments, gold bridesmaid dresses, and groomsmen who arrided on a helicopter, Art of Moment perfectly captured the elegance and fun of this day. And we can’t help but smile at the bridal portraits of Kajal in her dream gown from Vonve Bridal Couture! If you love picturesque wedding destinations, a timeless color palette, and all the vineyard vibes, we can’t wait for you to swoon over Kajal and Jason’s day.

The Couple:

Kajal & Jason

The Wedding:

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant, Auckland, New Zealand

I bought my wedding dress at a bridal boutique in South Africa more than a year before the big day. I knew I wanted something elegant with an open back and lace that ‘crept’ onto my skin. I really loved how the boutique were able to transform my dress into something that was unique to me and exactly what I wanted. What I really loved about my dress was that it gave me the option of two different looks – romantic off the shoulder straps for the ceremony and, for the reception, straps that accented my back and allowed me to move around a bit more. I wanted the dress to shine, so my accessories were very minimal – I wore a simple pair of pear droplet earrings and a delicate diamond bracelet that Jason gifted to me on the day.

It was really important to us that our ceremony be very personal. Our processional was played by an accordionist, inspired by the street accordionist we came across and were charmed by on our first trip to Paris together. We wrote our own vows and said them to each other in French, as this is the language we discovered each other in. We also wanted to be married by someone that we knew, so we chose one of Jason‘s friends to be our celebrant. Another, moment that was very special and personal to us was our first dance. We danced to one of our favorite French ballads, played acoustically on the guitar by one of our close friends.

There are so many photo that we love—Rob did a fantastic job. We really like the photo of our first kiss and husband and wife, as it captures us sharing a very special moment in front of all of our loved ones against a stunning backdrop. We also love the one where we are walking back down the aisle together with our guests throwing petals, as it captures the joy of our special day. The photos of us on the deck at sunset are also stunning and capture a more intimate part of the day.

I wanted my bridesmaids to feel beautiful and comfortable in their dresses too so asked them to help me decide. I absolutely loved the dresses we ended up choosing, the gold really made our color palette pop and the style was flattering on everyone. 

We first discovered our venue, Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant, on a trip to Waiheke Island that I had planned as a surprise for Jason‘s birthday, before we were even engaged. We absolutely fell in love with the venue’s European aesthetic. We adored the mud brick buildings and creeping vines, and the view from the ceremony location made a stunning natural background. The venue itself was gorgeous, and didn’t need a lot of ‘dressing up’.

My husband and I met in France, so we really wanted our wedding to embody and celebrate our French beginnings. Therefore, settling on a theme was really easy for us. We chose a romantic, elegant French inspired theme with a neutral color palette.

The Wedding Team:

Photography & Videography – Art of Moment
Wedding Venue – Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant
Floral Design – Wildflower Waiheke
Cake – Sweet Bites Cakes
DJ – DJ4You
Invitation Design – Paperlust
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Ruth Baron
Wedding Dress – Vonve Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Petal & Pup
Groom’s Apparel – Barkers
Rings – Walker & Hall, The Village Goldsmith
Rentals – Waiheke Event Hire


Congratulations, Kajal and Jason, and many thanks to Junebug member Art of Moment for sharing their Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant wedding with Junebug! If you loved this day, be sure to check out Art of Moment’s page in our directory of the world’s best wedding videographers.

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One Comment

  1. I love these photos, they look so natural and everyone looks so happy… great wedding!

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