While Nikki's dress turned out beautifully, the real beauty was in her love story. In her own words, how their journey to forever began...

"Heath and I were living in different cities when we got engaged. I was working and living in Wellington, and Heath was in Nelson. The weekend Heath had planned to propose the weather was terrible. His flight to wellington was delayed twice during the day and eventually re-scheduled for the following day. Eventually, when he did make it to Wellington, there was a mad rush for him to beat me home from work. Unbeknown to me poor Heath was stressed to the Max!! He sent me on a wild goose chase all over Wellington "looking for important bike parts" to stall me. Anyway, he did beat me home and I got the surprise of my life to see Heath waiting with the most beautiful ring. I'm pretty sure he consumed the whole bottle of champagne as soon as I said yes!"

Gown Design: Lainee's Couture Service

Venue: Bishopdale Chapel/ The Granary, Founders Heritage Park

Hairdresser: Ava Elizabeth Hair Design

Makeup Artist: Michelle Nalder

Florist: Saskia Rowling (via the Rosarie)

 "Although I was living in Wellington at the time, I thought it would be really nice to have my dress made locally, and I had heard of Lainee through a friend of mine. I had tried some dresses on, so had a fair idea of the style of dress I liked, but Lainee was able to fine tune those ideas, and created exactly what I was wanting. The rest of the process was just as easy. The dress fit perfectly and I felt comfortable in it all day."


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