We love a New Zealand wedding. There's nothing that quite compares to the frost-topped mountains, the crystal blue sky, and the pristine lakes that sparkle and dance on a bright day. Capturing a special moment in time is enhanced one hundred fold by NZ scenery, and Jayde & Steve were lucky enough to get it for the happiest day of their lives.
Jayde & Steve met when he became her housemate 11 years ago, and have since spent many blissful holidays snowboarding and mountain biking through the enchanting New Zealand terrain. It followed, therefore, that they should naturally have their wedding in the place where they were always the most content. Jayde wore a beautiful St. Patrick wedding dress with her Aimer Cape in Blush, exuding a sophisticated elegance and warmth.
Wedding Dress: 'Malta' - St. Patrick
Suit: Custom suit by Oscar Hunt
Venue: Rippon, Wanaka, New Zealand
Florist: Crimson Wedding Flowers
Hair & Make Up: Amy Studio
Photographer: Mic Image Weddings
If a first date on a private flight wasn't enough, Pippa & Jake got engaged winging over the pacific on a trip to Japan. They eloped to a Chicago wedding after Jake's new post in the US, and honoured what brought them together by doing a yoga class on the morning of the wedding. Pippa wore an Aimer Fur Cape in Snow for the day, a pristine white fur cape made of the softest fur that moulds to your shape. The protection was sorely needed on a -3 degree spring Chicago wedding day, and Pippa looked all the more gorgeously glamorous for it!
Gorgeous international wedding photos by Kristen Kaiser
There was something of a quiet splendor about the NYC wedding that Mode & Affaire was a part of in February. The celebration was intimate, full of romance, and overlooking the iconic New York skyline where the couple took their first trip together.
The beautiful Leanne came to us in September of 2017 looking for something extra to complete her romantic wedding ensemble in the chilly weather. It was an honour to help her choose her piece and she absolutely glowed in her gorgeous Snow Aimer Cape. The heavens opened the moment the pictures were finished, so the wedding took on a soft and cosy romance vibe in the Brooklyn Winery, with both traditional and modern elements making an appearance.
A cool breeze, tree branches rustling, the sound of birds ringing out through the forest. Amy and Jason's day was a Queenstown fairy tale come true.
Since she was a little girl, Amy had dreamt of a wedding celebration in New Zealand. She met Jason at a radio show station where they both worked, and eventually, they fell in love and adopted a new member of the family - a rabbit called Lenny. Lenny, not being able to attend the wedding, was with them in spirit, appearing in a picture placed between the bride and groom on the head table. The genuine love and comfort that the two found in each other shone through the photos.
Amy looked radiant in her wedding celebration ensemble, working in the natural highlights of silver, blue, and green that swept the scenery. Amy's Ostrich Feather Bolero floated on her shoulders as an elegant nod to the cooler weather, and her detailed sleeved dress matched the creamy shade of her bridesmaids' Feather Plume Boleros.
New Zealand weddings are always among the most divine, and Amy's beautiful ceremony was no exception.
We hope Amy, Jason and Lenny's future is as radiant as their celebration was.
The Southern Highlands in late June can be a little cool, but with a touch of Mode & Affaire magic Bodelle and Gill got married at a winter wedding in a dreamy New South Wales setting without having to worry about the chill in the air.
Both Bodelle herself and her bridesmaids displayed divine pieces from the winter wedding collection. Bodelle wore a gorgeous Aimer Cape in Snow, and her bridesmaids styled their Infiniti scarves in Shell to make the most elegant little boleros. These scarves are among our favourite pieces due to their versatility, light weight and heavenly soft texture. Bodelle's mother had noticed this as well, and ended up convincing one of the bridesmaids to hand it over to her to take back to New Zealand!
A beautiful affair for a joyous occasion.
Makeup: Liv Slee
Hair: Jonina Menzies, Maiden Hair
Dress: Sally Eagle from Hope and Page
Location: Penrose State Forest & Mali Brae
Winter Wedding Cape: Aimer Cape in Snow
Kelley and Ryan came from the same home town and were friends for two years before they fell in love. They celebrated their winter wedding day in December with a romantic industrial vibe that epitomised the modern, chic wedding theme that we're definitely feeling this season.
Kelley's magical wedding day went seamlessly, and we loved hearing about the little quirks like the painter who captured the gorgeous couples' first dance together. And of course nothing would have completed the chilly winter's bridal outfit like our luxurious Aimer Cape (which Kelley wears in Shell) that we make from the softest rabbit fur, ethically sourced and more beautifully luxurious than any other bridal accessory. Kelley got many compliments on her fur piece, and described the wedding day to us as 'smooth and perfect'.
From the pictures, we're inclined to agree!
Venue: Front & Palmer
Dress: Reem Acra
Photographer: Asya Photography (Grace Winter)
Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Hair: Val Clarke
Painter: Mark DeSilva
On the 23rd of September, Amber got married to her partner of 9 years, Hayden, in a charming little winery wedding in Eagle Bay.
She wore a divine Donna Tobin beaded gown under our Aimer Cape in Shell, which oozed subtle glamour and classy sophistication.
Amber’s photos are a reflection of pure luxury and delight. The gorgeous Australian landscape and the winery wedding reflects her natural beauty, and her soft fur cape and richly coloured bouquet were exquisitely chosen accessories for her special day.
Cape - Aimer Fur Cape in Shell
Florist & Venue Styling – Bridget from Zest Flowers
Venue – Wise Winery
Photography – Loren Ioppolo from Nectarine Photography
Dress – Donna Tobin
Makeup – Brittany Mason
Hair – Rachelle Lord from The Pretty Parlour
Bridesmaid dresses – Zimmerman
Jewellery – Samantha Wills
Sheree’s special day was planned in the middle of winter, and where the cool temperatures may have intimidated some, the Hack’s fairytale wedding embraced the season in an exquisite and classic style that simply couldn’t have been achieved in warmer weather. Sheree’s Atelier Rose gown was handmade, and at her very last fitting, she spotted our luxurious Plume Feather Jacket on the racks. As soon as she tried it on over her lace-embroidered dress, she knew she had to have it. The jacket, made of the softest marabou feather, is part of our bridal range which lends that extra touch of class and cosy warmth to any wedding outfit. Sheree looked absolutely stunning, and we were honoured to be a part of her divine fairytale wedding.
Makeup: Linda Brown, ‘Krystle Davis Hair & Beauty’
Flowers: Florist ‘Worn Out Wares’
Dress: Atelier Rose
Photography: Sue Taylor, ‘Elope or Wed with a Twist’
Location: Mystwood Retreat, Wollombi
Jacket: Plume Feather Jacket in Snow, ‘Mode & Affaire’
Celebrant: Francine O’Brien, 'Francine O'Brien Marriage Celebrant'