Meet Melody and Lucian, better known to their people as Mel and Goose. After 12 years together, they got married in the heart of Auckland at Glasshouse, and tell us they wanted it to “feel warm, romantic and natural. We created a cosy vibe in the evening as if our guests were coming over to our house to have dinner.” So sweet. Throw in the bride’s EPIC silver boots and killer reception outfit, and you’ve got yourself a good time. Kasia Kolmas was on-hand to catch the whole delish day on camera. Come on, let’s scroll…

LITTLE LOL “We showed our flatmate our vows before the wedding to make sure they were somewhat aligned and found out we had both quoted the rapper Little Simz!”

A TOUCH OF TRADITION “My dress is from a Taiwanese designer. Being from Taiwan, I wanted to present that side of my culture at the wedding. We also had a Taiwanese farewell ceremony prior to the ceremony. This is a tradition where the bride says farewell to her parents. It is a moment for the bride to thank her parents for all their hard work raising her.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Know your budget, be organised but have fun. There are many ways to do one thing, pick the one that suits you and your partner the most. Minimise your stress on the day by being organised but also picking vendors you trust. Remember to focus on some of the key things that will make you feel special and important. Don’t do anything that doesn’t feel right!  ”

FAVE DEETS “We both changed our outfits before dinner, which allowed us to have some time to ourselves and re-enter dressed for the evening party.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our lovely photographer Kasia Kolmas was amazing! As we are very camera-shy, it’s amazing how she made us feel so comfortable throughout the day and brought out our weirdness which we really appreciate! Our venue Glasshouse was also wonderful – they took really good care of us. They ran a very smooth wedding day, and we glided through without any hiccups or stress.”

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Kasia Kolmas Florist Kensal Stationery Design by Felix Lu (Melody’s brother) Ceremony & reception venue Glasshouse Food Trucks Toast with Tuki Cake Catroux Cake Topper Kensal Hire Items & signage Arkade Lighting Hire La Lumiere Entertainment DJ Sam Jones Celebrant Monica Mu Rings Hannah Cross Jewellery, Naveya and Sloane THE BRIDE Bridal gown designer Shiatzy Chen Reception outfit A.W.A.K.E Mode Veil Second hand Hair piece Simone Rocha Shoes Maison Margiela Accessories Hannah Cross Jewellery Hair Phillippa Hofman, Zoe Taylor Makeup Rae Sacha Fragrance Creed White Flowers Bridesmaid dresses Uniqlo, Zara THE GROOM Suit, shirt, tie & cufflinks Crane Brothers Black shirt PYE Shoes Joseph Cheaneys & Sons Watch Tissot Barber Christopher Huia Woods Groomsmen suits Frank Casey Suit hire