Why did you want to capture your wedding on video?

Important moments that we wish to share with people who can't make it to the event. A video we will re-watch and share with our future children.

Why did you choose Castle Media?

You came recommended by the DJ and we watched some of your wedding videos and loved the moments captures and the relaxed, natural, yet thorough and fun vibe in your videos.

What do you do?..How do you spend your days?..What's important in life?

We are a busy full time working couple. Aaron is a year 6 teacher and Heidi works as an emergency nurse. We both enjoy our jobs, however they aren't easy jobs and keep us busy and tired.
So we love our downtime together. We enjoy going to quiz nights and doing escape rooms together. We get out and walk our dog Maisie every evening and enjoy cooking dinner together as a team most nights. The mornings are spent at the gym (Aaron more than Heidi!). We love to travel together and in COVID times, do staycations exploring WA. Our friends and family are a big part of our lives and we love catching up for games nights, meals, quiz, coffee or any socialising really. Aaron is a metal head and often at gigs with mates making his ears hurt, Heidi less into music but loves musical/comedy theatre and occasional pop/RnB concerts.

The proposal ...Tell me everything...

We were in Paihia (NZ north Island) and it was New Years Eve, we had meant to go sky diving that morning- the plane had no petrol though! So we chilled at our hotel, had some dinner and Heidi had a nap. Aaron woke me up at 11pm to go and watch the fire works, I was in a right grumpy mood (I don't like being woken up or choosing what to wear haha) and we went down to Paihia water front found a restaurant and Aaron filled me up on espresso martinis. We shared a grazing board and drank cocktails. At midnight the fireworks went off right in front of us and as they concluded Aaron got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

The venue? Why Eight Willows Retreat above anywhere else?

Eight Willows has the relaxed homely vibe we were going for. We wanted a pretty cruisy day and it offers the simplicity of being able have the ceremony, reception and accommodation all in the one beautiful spot.

What experience do you want to give your guests?

A relaxed, comfortable and enjoyable day. One where they laugh and have great memories.


Venue : Eight Willows Retreat

Celebrant : Jennifer Burrows

DJ: DJ Macca (Paul McDaniel)

Photographer : Angela Bushby Photography

Florist : Rose & Joan Blooms

Make Up : Allure Beauty

Hair : Allure Beauty

Dress : English Rose Bridal

Suits : Politix