After a proposal in Capri, Italy, James and Ella wanted to somehow incorporate Italian culture into their New Zealand wedding. They landed on “a long Italian lunch in a beautiful New Zealand vineyard setting.” Consistent with their theme, they chose warm-green, white, and taupe for their color palette, which perfectly accentuated the natural setting of Sileni Estates. Chasewild beautifully captured the couple enjoying their special day!
James and Ella
Sileni Estates, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
From the bride: I grew up in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand – a region renowned for its vineyards and beautiful summer weather. Deciding to get married in the Bay was therefore an easy decision, and Sileni Estates offered us the perfect setting. The team at Sileni, led by Sam Orton, are the ‘go to’ people for weddings in the Hawke’s Bay and we knew that we could not be in better hands!
Processional: Singing in my Soul by Fly My Pretties
Recessional: Your Love Gets Sweeter Every Day by Finley Quaye
First Dance: Hey Ho by The Lumineers
From the couple: In keeping with our Italian theme, we gave each of our guests a potted olive tree (which formed part of our table setting).
From the couple: We loved working with James Broadbent (and his assistant, Natalie McNally) on the day of our wedding. From the moment we came across James’ work (and particularly the photographs from his travels), we knew that he was who we wanted to capture our day. James had scouted some great locations for us and made the whole experience relaxing and fun. We couldn’t be happier with the memories James captured and have passed on his details to plenty of friends who are in the wedding planning phase!
Photography – Chasewild
Ceremony Venue – Christ Church, Pukehou
Reception Venue – Sileni Estates
Floral Design – Madisons (bouquets)
Catering – Orton Catering
Officiant – Melanie Stuart
Live Music – The Relatives
Videography – Freddie Leckie
Wedding Dress – Rue De Seine
A special thanks to Chasewild for giving us a glimpse into James and Ella’s wonderful wedding at Sileni Estates in New Zealand. Searching for a fresh and bright wedding design? You have to check out this colorful handmade backyard Surrey wedding!