This morning we woke up to the long-awaited wedding photos of Influencer Nicole Warne’s big day. And we must say, it was every bit as elevated as we expected from the Influencer of influencers (who now boasts 1.7 million followers on Instagram). Appearing on Vogue, perched on the hills of Wanaka, New Zealand, Warne and husband Luke Shadbolt went for an intimate affair that felt carefree, relaxed, and fun. Also, after reading Warne's interview, it also seemed like an immaculately planned affair—if wearing three gowns doesn’t scream chic, we don’t know what else does. Finding inspiration from her Japanese roots, and the local flora and produce found in New Zealand Warne, created quite the ethereal evening. Read on for the details behind her big day.
ON THE FLOWERS..
According to Vogue, Warne wanted to steer clear of the rustic theme many opt for, thus working with her florist to use flora native to the wedding destination. This included: Garden roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, delphiniums, Japanese windflowers, cosmos, and local foliage.
ON THE INVITATIONS..
Again, veering away from more tradition invites, Warne found inspiration from her cultural background to help shape the design. Telling Vogue, “we were inspired by Japan when designing our invitations. I’m half Japanese, it’s where we got engaged and it’s also my favourite place in the entire world, so it was important to me to weave this narrative into our wedding. Luke’s also a graphic designer, so when designing our invitations, he created a logo of the famous Wanaka tree that featured across all of our invitations and gifts.”
ON THE RECEPTION DECORATIONS…
Ambient and relaxed were key tenants that shaped all of the festivities. For the reception decorations, Warne kept it simple, choosing an elaborate flower installation and using lights to do all the work. "I wanted our dance hall to feel like the outdoor sky and surrounding gardens had come inside just for the night. It took our lighting technicians an entire day before the wedding to install this."
ON THE FOOD…
Catered by Queenstown locals, Artisan, according to Vogue, lamb shoulder, salmon, vegan salads, and chocolate brownies were just a few home-style items that graced the menu. Warne reminisces “we didn’t serve canapés but opted for a self-serving antipasto grazing table in the courtyard instead. We just wanted it to feel like a relaxed Australian BBQ, one of our favourite activities to do with our friends at home.” Also adding, “At the end of the day, that’s what’s the most important to us; bringing our loved ones together and creating memories we’ll hold onto forever.”
ON THE WEDDING FAVOURS…
Of course, unique wedding favours are having a moment in the wedding sphere, and Warne's special day was no different, choosing monogrammed The Daily Edited Luggage Tags ($55), perfect for their destination wedding. "We wanted to do something special to thank our guests for traveling from far and wide to celebrate with us, so we created vegan leather monogrammed luggage tags from The Daily Edited, with each guest's initials. One of my true loves is branding and stationary, so I got some gift bags made with our wedding hashtag #LOVEBOLT printed on it."
Skip over to Vogue for the full details of the day.