Couple Real Weddings

Carleen + Paul: a touch of country charm

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After meeting in high school, Paul and Carleen became engaged on a whirlwind trip to scenic New Zealand. “He dragged me up the Ben Lomond Peak hiking trail – well, half up. We might have got further if I hadn’t expended so much energy complaining about the physical activity,” laughs Carleen. “On the way down, we stopped at a lookout where he proposed with beautiful Queenstown in the background.”

Despite the threat of some unseasonably wet weather, Paul and Carleen’s wedding day was full of sunshine and beautiful memories. Tying the knot before their closest family and friends at the charming Henderson Park Farm Retreat, the two celebrated the occasion in a night of touching speeches and impressive dance moves. “A real special moment was seeing my two young nephews absolutely carving up the dance floor,” says Carleen. “Our wedding was only modest but the intimacy of our day was one of my favourite experiences – just the feeling of love and happiness to be surrounded by all our favourite people in the world was perfect.”

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Wedding date: July 23, 2016 // Number of guests: 48 // Ceremony + reception: Henderson Park Farm Retreat // Gown: Stella York // Flowers: Jess Mauger Floral Design // Cake: All That Cake // Makeup: Pro Makeup Studio // Photography: Dani Drury


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