Amanda (Amanda Wignell Photography) and I went to meet Emma, getting ready at her family bach in Omaha and what a way to start a beautiful day! We were greeted by her lovely family, and made to feel comfortable from the moment we walked in. She had a small bridal party of her sister and best friend, and there was so much love between the three of them.
Markovina Vineyard is a very popular wedding venue in Kumeu, Auckland, and it is easy to understand why! I absolutely love the chilled out vibe you get there, and the vines covering the roof of the restaurant are just amazing - it feels like you are in an indoor forest, not to mention the beautiful grounds for the ceremony. (Plus they always look after us with snacks...way to my heart!!)
Andrew & Julia travelled from their home in Australia, back to Andrew's home-town Keri Keri, to say their vows in front of family & friends in the stunning Opito Bay.
Their theme for the day was Peace, Love & Rock'n'Roll, and everyone chipped in to make the day the success that it was. Julia's bouquet of vintage brooches was made by Andrew's very talented Mum, Andrew's Grandmother officiated the ceremony, and all the family chipped in to help decorate the reception at Opito Bay Cruising Club. The result was lovely and the day was definitely filled with Peace, a lot of Love, some pretty Rock'n'Roll dancing, some happy tears of joy, and a lot of laugh-out-loud moments!!