Weddings are always special, but when you add the breathtaking backdrop of The Batch Winery on Waiheke Island, you get a truly unforgettable celebration 😍 I had the privilege of capturing the wedding of Charlotte and Patrick, an Australian couple whose love story is as beautiful as the island itself 🤗

From Proposal to Wedding on Waiheke Island

Charlotte and Patrick had been together for several years before Patrick decided to drop a knee. The proposal was nothing short of sweet—while holidaying with family on Waiheke Island, Patrick, with a little help from Charlotte’s sister, orchestrated a bike ride through the sun-drenched island. Throughout the day, Patrick and Charlotte’s sister did their best to hide their excitement and keep everything under wraps. After an epic day in the sun, it came together in a proposal that left Charlotte overjoyed and even more in love than ever.

Fast forward to their wedding day, and it made perfect sense for them to return to the place where their engagement story began. Surrounded by close friends and family, they flew across the Tasman Sea to celebrate their forever love at the stunning Batch Winery.

The Venue: The Batch Winery

The Batch Winery offers a humble yet sophisticated setting, ideal for any couple dreaming of a picturesque wedding. Perched on a hill, the venue overlooks the stunning turquoise waters between the Auckland and Waiheke harbours. The staff at The Batch Winery are dedicated to ensuring every detail is perfect, making it a dream location for such an important day!

The sit-down area, which can transform into a dance floor, provides plenty space for celebration. But Charlotte and Patrick took it a step further—opting to turn the lawn into a sky-lit dance floor where they danced the night away under the stars. The evening sun-soaked rolling hills, the grapevines and kiwi flora and fauna offered many photo opportunities, adding to the day’s magic 🥰

Fashion Statements: Charlotte and Patrick’s Unique Style

Charlotte and Patrick’s wedding fashion was nothing short of spectacular! Charlotte dressed a short wedding gown by Prea James, paired with incredible hot pink sky-high pumps by Magda Butrym. Her look was as breathtaking as it was unique, capturing her vibrant personality perfectly!

Patrick complemented Charlotte’s bold style with a beautiful velvet tuxedo from Top Ryde Tailoring, his hair slicked back in classic, sharp fashion. Together, they were the perfect example of elegance and individuality.

Key Moments and Highlights

The day was filled with memorable moments, but a few stood out:

  • The Emotional Ceremony: Led by celebrant Hadley Taylor, the ceremony was heartfelt and intimate, leaving not a dry eye in the house 🥹
  • Captivating Florals: Madame La Florist surpassed expectations with her stunning floral arrangements that complemented the electric pinks of Charlotte’s stylish pumps, enhancing the already picturesque venue.
  • Jewellery and Beauty: Bonus Prize provided the beautiful rings, while The Peach Club took care of Charlotte’s makeup and hair, ensuring she looked radiant throughout the entire day!
  • Music and Entertainment: Mix it DJ kept the energy high with an epic saxophone DJ set that kept everyone on their feet and dancing the night away on the lawn!

Celebrate Love with Eilish Burt Photography

This Waiheke Island wedding at The Batch Winery was a celebration of love, family, and friendship. It was an honour to capture these precious moments for Charlotte and Patrick. If you’re planning your wedding and seeking a venue that combines natural beauty, exceptional service, and countless photo opportunities, look no further than The Batch Winery.

For those inspired by Charlotte and Patrick’s unique wedding fashion and the enchanting island setting, I highly recommend reaching out to the talented vendors who made this day possible:

This beautiful celebration at The Batch Winery is a testament to the magic that happens when love, family, and a perfect venue come together. Here’s to many more such unforgettable moments!

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January 26, 2024

The bride and groom share a sneaky kiss under her veil at their Waiheke Wedding. Captured by Eilish Burt Photography

A Magical Wedding at The Batch Winery on Waiheke Island

Eilish Burt


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