Wanaka Weddings: Gemma & Richie

By now, you should know that Richie McCaw and Gemma Flynn are big fans of Wanaka.

So it's no surprise that they celebrated their 2017 wedding here. Check out what made it so special!

Catering & cake

The elegant white three-tier cake was made by Cakes of Wanaka. The top was made of carrot cake, the middle was white chocolate mud cake and finally, the base was chocolate mud cake. The top tier was kept for the next day as apparently carrot is Richie's favourite.

Catering was by the fabulous Raspberry Creek and for dessert they also brought in delicious Pembroke Patisserie cakes and pastries.  

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Location

Both ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Olive Grove, overlooking Lake Wanaka. For the photographs, the bridal party flew by helicopter to West Wanaka. The shots were taken on top of the mountains overlooking Mou Tapu and Mou Waho Islands. 

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Bridal Party

The bridal party certainly looked beautiful, perhaps being pampered at Sanctuary Day Spa before the wedding helped! The group each received a pedicure and massage at the spa. Then, the night before the wedding, Gemma and her bridesmaids stayed at the stunning Buchanan Lodge, found in Roy's Peninsula, West Wanaka.

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