Why did you choose a destination wedding?
We got stuck into wedding planning but soon discovered we weren’t really enjoying it. Everyone had an opinion and we seemed to be pleasing no one. So we looked at other options, found Hush and thought it seemed perfect – a small venue where everyone could stay. The Coromandel also looked like a pretty amazing place to visit.
Why did you select this venue?
Hush is in a really pretty seaside town in The Coromandel, only a couple of hours drive from Auckland. When we arrived we couldn’t believe how the place was even better than the photos we saw on the website! It was perfect for us as it’s all rustic and charming.
How many guests attended?
20 guests and we all stayed at Hush. The package was for a wedding over two days and we all got to do fun things like go on the Driving Creek Railway, head to the beach, then enjoy the wedding day together.
What is your favourite memory of the day?
Walking down the garden path with my dad, as the sun was shining and everything looked so pretty. The guests were all happy and when I saw Dylan – my heart skipped a beat… he looked so spunky and I just thought how amazing it all was.
How did your coordinator assist you?
Liz planned pretty much everything. We couldn’t have been happier with her services. We hired kombi van Rusty (I think that was Dylan’s highlight!), and had an outdoor bar and canapés. Liz made it all happen without any fuss and it looked amazing. She was really good at keeping in touch with email updates, and it was nice to just wake up and relax on the morning and not be rushing around organising or decorating.
What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?
It was just so us. We all loved spending two days together as a small holiday. As it was an intimate wedding, Dylan and I got to relax with each of our guests. It was also great to see a bit of New Zealand.
Tell us about your honeymoon…
We stayed on at Hush for a few more nights after the wedding. Hush has a very cool outdoor kitchen so we cooked in most nights but headed out during the day. We drove over to Whitianga one day and did a cruise to Cathedral Cove, which was spectacular.
Rustic/vintage with a boho twist
Emma Steel Photography
If Asha and Dylan did it, so can you. Check out http://www.hushaccommodation.co.nz/weddings/ today!