If you were on the internet a decade ago, and had even the slightest interest in clothes, chances are you had that one fashion blogger whom you religiously checked up on. As Instagram became the go-to platform, you followed them there, too, and years (and hundreds of thousands of followers) later, you still feel a weird connection to them. We mean, you've watched their entire life evolve since the early days!
For me, that blogger is Nicole Warne, better known as @garypeppergirl. The digital influencer has been in the game since 2009, and I've double-tapped practically all of her gorgeous shots from travels around the world. So of course, when she finally married her longtime beau, the photographer behind so many of her perfect pics, Luke Shadbolt, I was practically as excited as I would be for a friend I hadn't seen in a while.
The #LOVEBOLT festivities went down earlier this month at Lake Wanaka in New Zealand, where they said "I do" on a cliffside surrounded by nature's untouched beauty. The bride wore a custom Valentino Haute Couture gown for the ceremony, an Oscar de la Renta for the reception, and a Dion Lee frock for the after-bash. Fun fact: Nicole's veil flew off just as they said "You may now kiss the bride," making for a delightful set of photos.
Afterwards, friends and family celebrated with a whimsical all-night bash, waving sparklers at the happy couple. Needless to say, it was an Instagrammable dream. Click through for a peek!
[Photo via @lichipan]