When your husband-to-be is a professional rugby union player and three of your bridesmaids are pregnant, picking the perfect wedding date can be a little tricky, yet Tamie McLachlan and Adam Freier managed to tie the knot four days before the 12 year anniversary of their first date.
The couple flew to Fiji for a pre-wedding honeymoon two weeks prior to their nuptials, and Tamie said it proved the perfect escape. “It was really special for the two of us to spend some time together and relax while getting excited for the big day.”
Tamie truly glowed at the ceremony in her backless all-over lace gown. “I was very cautious of having a dress that I would have to pull up or worry about on the day, and I fell in love with the cut - particularly the back of the dress - and how comfortable
I felt in it.”
As an interior designer, Tamie is a big fan of the modern crispness of white, and the colour scheme also flowed to the bridesmaids’ dresses, the shasta daisy bouquets, and the stunning waterside reception. “We really thought long and hard about our favourite things; food, wine, locations, music, and made sure that it was all included in the day. Adam and I are lunch people and love great food, wine and an amazing view so our restaurant was the perfect location for us,” she explained.
Gown: Monique Lhuillier at Helen Rodrigues | Photographer: Mint Photography | Ceremony location: Our Lady Star of the Sea | Reception venue & caterer: The Wharf Restaurant | Reception decorations: Bo Peep Productions | Shoes: Gary Castles | Bridesmaids’ outfits: Two Leaves | Flower girl’s & page boy’s outfits: Manon et Gwenaelle | Flowers & floral decorations: Sweet Pea Floral Designs | Stationery: Follow Studio | Hair: Brad Ballard through Names Agency | Make-up: Stoj, Kelly Tapp | Cake: Luv In A Cupcake | Ferry charter: Emerald Star Cruises | Gift registry: Wedding List Co | Honeymoon: Hawaii