Where do I start… I start by saying thank you.
I feel so blessed you have chosen me to photograph the milestones in your family, from pregnancy to newborn for your baby girl and now as your Wedding Photographer.
The day a guy who saw a beautiful woman in a shop… turned into an epic love story between a Persian Princess and her Maori Prince.
Your team that day were all so emotional, it was truly heart warming to see how much everyone loves you guys.The dress, the bling… it was so you – only you could wear it this well!Family and friends are at the heart of everything Elnaz and Pete are about.
Walking into Markovina you could see the anticipation and excitement, everyone was hanging around laughing and looking around for the bride – we had managed to stealth her past everyone waiting for her to arrive… Just as everyone began to be seated the rain came – Elnaz and Pete had decided on an indoor Wedding thanks to a little persuasion from me, and I am so stoked we went indoors.
It is such an elegant space for a Wedding and it was true – every major day in their lives together it had rained.When Pete proposed, when Lily was born… that one time Pete was meant to take a Harley for a test drive and of course.. on their Wedding Day haha
I always love seeing the grooms reaction, Pete was in awe… I saw loads of people catching their breath as Elnaz walked in!Hello – cuteness overload Miss Lily, stealing my attention for a minute!Mrs Markovina will always give you your first bubbles as newly-weds…it is tradition!It took a little wrangling but we got there with the group photo hahaSome of your guests…Those quiet moments, when your rowdy bridal party have gone back to the venue and you can just reflect on it all – a little different with us standing there taking photos but you get the drift!You guys look so boss!!By far the best dancefloor I have ever photographed and some of the speeches… tears, laughter and sore faces!Right then and there I decided I wanted to be an honorary Persian, in fact I think I just wanted to be part of the whole thing – your people were just so happy for you both it was so epic! I got down on the d-floor with you.. there is photographic proof hahaDancing, jokes, all the big things and the small – it was such an amazing day to be a part of…
Happy Super Awesome Wedding Day Mr + Mrs Tuapawa, thank you for sharing your Love Story with me.
Dress: Kelly Lin Couture
Hair + Makeup: Seb Makeup
Hair + Makeup: Madeup by Ruth
Bling: Michael Hill
Video: Chris Turner
DJ: Jono Riddler
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jessica Bridal