Jamaica and Felix’s picturesque beachside wedding in Elliot Bay, New Zealand was a dream come true.
Jamaica’s bridal style captured a whimsical beachside vibe with our Leon gown. Of her Leon gown, Jamaica said: “My wedding dress was simply perfect. I tried on a few wedding dresses that I thought I really wanted but as soon as I tried on the Leon gown, I knew it was the dress for me.”
Names: Jamaica & Felix
Wedding Date: 02/21/2021
Guest Numbers: 75
Wedding Location: Elliot Bay, New Zealand
Photographer: Wild & Grace
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
Felix and I met about 3 and a half years ago even though we had been living in the same town for over 10 years! I had noticed him before we met and he had his eye on me but it took a little while for us to actually start talking to each other. We were both travelling overseas and eventually, after both moving back home, we found our way to each other.
How did he put a ring on it?
While we were in the US, Felix proposed on my birthday which is January 12. It meant that at that moment, it was January 13 back in New Zealand which is actually our anniversary date! So, it was a very well timed proposal for a few reasons. He proposed while we were on the beach watching the sunrise and it was completely unexpected in the best way.
Where did you draw inspiration from?
We always knew we wanted to get married in New Zealand and I had my eye on Elliot Bay for a while. We got a lot of inspiration from the location but we also took inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. For the wedding, we chose things and places that we loved, which made all of the decisions really easy!
What made the wedding personal to you?
I grew up in Northland, New Zealand and spent so much time at Elliot Bay throughout my life. It was an incredibly nostalgic place and we were also the first couple to ever be married there which made the ceremony even more special! We had an intimate ceremony with only 23 people including our immediate family and close friends. Our reception was held at Hone’s Garden which is a beautiful beer and pizza garden and some more guests joined us for the evening.
What were you most nervous or excited about?
I was honestly so excited for the whole day! Felix and I were both very ready to get married so there was no stress and we both felt relaxed.
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
The Leon gown by Tara Lauren was simply perfect. I tried on a few wedding dresses that I thought I really wanted but as soon as I tried on the Leon gown, I knew it was the dress for me. I paired the gown with the Zodiac veil from Rue De Seine and a hat from Me And The Brave.
What stockist did you get it from?
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
For me, the most memorable part of our wedding day was standing together at the altar and hearing the words “You may now kiss the bride”.