Real Wedding: Joanna & Steffan

New Zealand Weddings Real Weddings | By:cocomelody

Joanna & Steffan had their vintage wedding in Ohope International Golf Club, New Zealand. The perfect day was so emotional. The wedding was inspired by a love for the old mixed with the new and it was all about family, blending two as one. Joanna was an absolute stunner in her dream #cocomelodydress in shade of ivory/champagne!

All photos were taken by Hillena Parsons Photography.

Wedding Dress Style: #LD4317

This oh-so-gorgeous lace gown totally makes Joanna's bridal look a next level-3

Q: Any advice or tips for future Mrs.?

My advice, don’t sweat the small stuff. Ask for help. Don’t let anyone boss you around but be a little flexible it helps make the whole process easy and fun. Just enjoy it.

Q: How did you meet? And where did he propose?

We met through work but Steffan proposed whilst on Holiday at Byron Bay Lighthouse in Australia. A truly romantic spot.


Q: What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme?

Inspiration: a love for the old mixed with the new. And our children….it was all about family..blending 2 families as one.

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

Loved the wedding process. I’m a cruiser but also a planner. I made sure I got the important things booked early. Venue, hair, makeup….my dress was one I sat on for ages…

Q: What was your hubby’s reaction when he first saw you on your big day?

There’s a photo that says it all…LOVE THIS WOMAN!!


Q: What did you love most about your #Cocomelody dress?

I loved my wedding dress so much. Loved it from when I discovered it on the website but was afraid to commit to it…it’s really hard when the only “real” photos are of people different to myself. Everyone loved my dress. Stunning was the common word. People were like “I’ve seen a lot of dresses but nothing like yours”. It truly looked amazing on the day and fits absolutely perfect.

Q: What do you think about Cocomelody and the customer service?

Cocomelody service?? Outstanding. So hard to do and buy something like this online. I read so many reviews and just had to go with it. I used the online chat while I was placing my order. They talked me through it and guided me through changes I wanted to make to the dress so the lining was high enough to wear a bra…. sending me photos with lines drawn on for a guide. As the reviews had said …they made it SO EASY. And the best part is I got exactly what I ordered. My now new hubby measured me at least 5 times but he got it to spot on. A BIG THANK YOU…..I LOVE MY DRESS