Waiheke Island Getaway

As you guys may or may not know, Rory and I have been away the past few days. We went up to Auckland, and Waiheke Island for my sister’s wedding. It was good fun catch up with family, beautiful scenery and some amazing food. Also, lots of photos. Seriously, nearly all of us were busy snapping away the whole trip, that we have a whole shared album on Google Photos and it keeps growing! (I apparently took over 700 photos during the weekend, a new record!)

On Sunday morning, we headed off to the airport for our short flight up to Auckland.  Once we got there, we took a bus up to the ferry terminal, then caught the ferry to Waiheke Island.  By the time we got there, it was lunchtime! We caught up with the family and had some fish and chips.

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After lunch, we headed off to our little place we were staying at. It was a neat little studio with some pretty gardens.

Rory and I decided to explore around the village for most of the afternoon.

We stopped by for some gelato. I had lemon and thyme cheesecake and Rory had Coconut and Lime.

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Then we stopped by and lay in the sun at Oneroa Beach.

Later that day, we all caught up at the place where the rest of the crew was staying. They had rented a holiday home for a few days, and it was really nice! They were quite high up so they got some good views.

We had dinner together and made the plan for the following day.

Wedding day! We were up and over at the holiday home by 8.30am. Jo had her hair stylist arrive and then florist. As we all ran this way and that getting ready ourselves. By 10(ish) we were ready to go and headed over to Mudbrick.

 

The wedding was beautiful and sweet, made even more amazing by the place we were in. As I said, we all got snap happy and took lots of pictures. Here’s a bunch.

The food was also incredible. It was four courses, and I tried my best to get through all of them. The whole meal took a few hours, and by the end it was mid-afternoon and no one even considered having dinner.

After the wedding, we all headed back to the holiday home one last time and just hung out together for the rest of the day.

Tuesday saw us all up not so early, as we took a little lie-in before catching the ferry back to Auckland City. Mum, Dad and Andrew headed back to Wellington, while we crashed at Jo and Tib’s place for one more night. Jo and I (plus Rory) decided to head to town to do a little shopping just for fun. We also had lunch out.

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I wound up buying a few things, but otherwise I resisted pretty well. In Lush, I got another bath bomb, this time Avobath. At Mecca Maxima I got a mini version of Too Faced’s Natural Radiant Concealer. In Farmers I got the NYX Photobox Primer, and Real Technique’s Miracle Complexion Sponge.

Back at their place, Jo showed me some clothes she wasn’t too keen on, so I have a few new pieces. This white lacey singlet thingy, and this super comfy shirt with some kind of American slogan. It’s soo comfy though.

The next morning, we flew back to Wellington, and now we’re home! That’s it for my little recap of our mini getaway. It was such a nice couple of days, and I have an endless supply of pictures so I’m happy! As always though, it’s nice to come home after being away as well. I have a few more Waiheke Island posts coming up, but I wanted to start off with this recap.

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How’s your week been going?

Angela.

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15 comments
  1. Looks like a great time, and congrats to your sister and her new husband 🙂

    1. It was such a fun little trip! Thanks Sarah 🙂

  2. Aw such lovely photos, girl, including the loverly one of Rory embracing you. The lemon and thyme cheesecake sounds divine…for some reason all of the photos (some four or five are showing up as blank on my screen) are not opening up but whatever I can see, it looks pretty darned gorgeous. And btw I like Superdry too 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks Arundhati! There were so many great photos, I wanted to include lots from our trip! Is it the ones in the collage not showing up? I had some troubles when I was setting it up yesterday, but I thought I’d fixed it. They’re all showing up on my screen..maybe they’ll take a while since they’re big files 🙂

      1. They are ones in the collage, yeah…Put as many as you want. Who can complain about such beauty? 🙂 Also scaling down the image sizes might help… xx

  3. I’m so glad the weather was beautiful for the wedding! The Too Faced mini concealer looks awesome as does the comfy, sporty, t-shirt 🙂 love your crystal necklace!

    1. We were really happy the weather co-operated too 😀
      Thanks so much Chanelle! 😀

  4. Looks like you had an amazing time there!! I’m glad the wedding went well ? xx

    1. We had such a lovely time away. Thanks Amelia! 😀

      1. It’s okay ?

  5. What a beautiful location to have a wedding! The food looks delicious as well!

    1. It was stunning! The food was amazing as well which is always a plus! ?

  6. It’s all so pretty! How long did it take to fly to Aukland? I’ve always thought NZ wasn’t that big XD Superdry T-shirts are great! I have 4 of them and 2 superdry jumpers and they’re honestly the most comfy clothes I own! 🙂

    1. Thanks Hannah! Its a one hour flight up to Auckland 😀 NZ is very small compared to most countries 🙂
      I’ve never actually heard of Superdry, but the shirt is so comfy! I’m going to try find more 🙂

  7. Omg the picture of Rory with his arms around you makes me melt <3 you guys are so sweet! Those pancakes looks so delicious my mouth is watering! It might just be my computer but some of the photos aren't loading 🙁 Buttttt all the food photos showed up so I can't even be mad hahah For a second I thought your SUPERDRY shirt said Super Rory lmao I looked at it so fast and took the D as an O and then realized there was only one R and concluded it was SuperDry lol

    xo, JJ

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