Kris and Heike's wedding was our first at Kleinevalleij in Wellington. We had heard so much about the venue where, virtually everything is white, and they'll gladly paint the dance floor any color you like, but had never had the opportunity to cover a wedding there. So we were super excited when Kris and Heike told us! :)
Heike is a designer and Kris, better known as "Kronk", is an illustrator and toy designer (not the kind for toddlers but the collectible kind) and has turned out some amazing toys for Kid Robot in the U.S.
As creatives, the decor was very important to them and they wanted something that reflected them, and not current wedding trends. They told us how they were avoiding shabby chic and anything vintage at all cost. We must admit, we've seen enough of it too, lately. They wanted a sleek and stylish theme with a few surprises in between, like the enormous "Just Married" vinyl decal across one entire wall of the venue and the uber cool "Love Bird - Wedding Edition" toy, designed by Kris, as a wedding favor for all their guests. Each guest received a pair of the toys, with K.H logo on their little feet, which fit together in a Love-Bird embrace. We even got a pair!
And boy did they ever pull it off, with the help of their super-star wedding coordinator Hannes who brought some "out of the box" idea's like the table numbers painted onto the side of the tables. What a joy and pleasure it was to photograph this decor. We cannot stress how much a thoughtful, simple and stylish theme almost photographs itself. Less is more. Simplicity is everything, the list of sayings goes on and on but the idea remains the same.
Thank you so much Kris and Heike for being so easy to photograph. But we knew you would be all along, after getting to know your laid back, easy going personalities ;)
Oh and how awesome is the wedding stationary designed by Kris and Heike?! :)