wedding stories

Chelsea & Pedram

This Wallingford Homestead wedding featured the most adorable loved-up couple, stunning styling from some of Hawke’s Bay’s top wedding vendors and a venue so magical you might just want to experience it for yourself! For me it was love at first sight. 

Not just with Wallingford Homestead, but with these two amazing humans who chose this spectacular venue to celebrate their special day. Chelsea & Pedram… I am so glad I got to be part of your Tinder love story. From the moment we met I was inspired by your energy, enthusiasm and passion for life, and excited to be part of your fabulous team. Thanks for trusting us all to do what we do best. You guys are truly one of a kind, and when it comes to the perfect wedding day – you definitely ‘nailed it’.


Wallingford Homestead is a magnificent country house in Central Hawke’s Bay offering everything you could want for your wedding day in one convenient location. Plenty of room for both the bride and groom to get ready without running into each other, an idyllic garden setting sheltered from harsh light for your ceremony, a huge front lawn with sweeping views of the hills and your choice of stunning backdrops for your wedding photography right at your doorstep. I hear the food and hospitality are amazing too.

For Chelsea and Pedram this venue was the perfect choice for the elegant, fun, and relaxed day they envisaged. The boys spent the morning chilling/clowning in the pool house while the girls got ready in the luxurious rooms in the main house. The gorgeous wrap-around balconies provided soft light for some pre-ceremony photos with the girls whilst the guests gathered in the welcome shade to wait for the ceremony to begin. A carefully thought out timeline allowed for plenty of time to enjoy canapes and time with friends and family in the stylish outdoor seating areas created by Chris & Alice at Flock.

Venue: Wallingford | Videography: Revel in White | Celebrant: Sophie the Celebrant | Hair: Volume Hair -Stefie Clements | Makeup: Makeup by Zoe | Hire & Styling: Flock Events, I Do Glamour, The Love Light | Florals: Lushka | Bride’s Dress: Jessica Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Maya Deluxe.

“Linda is incredible. She really was the only photographer I wanted to capture my wedding day. Her photos are timeless, beautiful, natural and light. Linda is so down to earth and bubbly. I loved having her spend the day with us. We are beyond happy and grateful for our wedding gallery and I can’t thank her enough.”

Chelsea & Pedram

wallingford homestead, hawkes bay, new zealand