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February 17th – the day when Camille and Melone Blaikie tied the knot in the perfect rustic wedding out at Poronui.

How did you meet?

We met through mutual friends in Auckland.

Why did you choose the location you did?

We wanted a special, unique and intimate venue – something that was different and out of the ordinary.

Did you have any “concerns” about the day beforehand and, if so, how were they overcome?

Everything coming together was a concern. Having only been to the venue once, it was hard to imagine it all without being able to see the venue again. Working with fewer people certainly helped – having one person for the styling/flowers for example.

Who helped you organise your big day? Who was involved in the planning?

Claire from Poronui was a great help in organising the big day. My parents helped us a lot and Shaye from On My Hand was also involved in the planning.

What was your favourite part of the planning process?

We didn’t have a favourite part, but probably just being able to choose everything exactly the way we wanted it was ideal.

What’s your most precious memory of the day?

The ceremony was the highlight for both of us – but everything was really incredible and I have amazing memories of the whole night.

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What did Poronui contribute to the memories of your wedding day?

Making the experience of staying there for the weekend truly memorable – it all added to the ‘day’ and it was amazing to spend some time with the family on the Friday at the venue.

Do you have a favourite wedding photograph, and where was it taken?

To be confirmed… not sure yet!

Was there anything you would change? E.g the one thing you might have done differently?

Nothing I would have changed, it was perfect.

What sort of feedback did you get from friends and family?

Amazing feedback – guests were blown away by the beauty and serenity of the venue and really enjoyed their day/night.

Would you recommend Poronui to other couples?

Absolutely

 

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