What began with a phone call, 19 years later turned into Upoko and Teresa’s wedding day.
All we can really say is, What a fantastic wedding! This day was special, personalised and included everyone spending time together and partying with each other.
We knew this would be a great day, especially given how organised Teresa was with everything when we initially met. Everything ran to perfect time on the day.
The day began with the couple getting ready. Time was spent getting hair and makeup done. After a little rap music by Tupac to calm Teresa’s emotions and a few Coronas to settle Upoko, they both met to be married at St Johns Presbyterian Church.
The ceremony was short and sweet, with an emotional reading done by the couple’s children.
Then we headed to the Viaduct, where bikes rode us around Viaduct Harbour, where the couple secured their hitch'd wedding padlock on the fence. Lots of onlookers greeted and congratulated the happy bridal party.
When we entered the reception venue, family and friends who are no longer present were honoured by lighting a candle.
The whole night was overflowing with brilliant food and drinks followed, lots of laughs, jokes and a lot of beautiful music, Cook Island dancing and singing.
The couple’s children sang their first dance song with the band, Music of Tone.
Thank you to Teresa and Upoko letting us be part of your special day. Both of you, your friends and family all made us feel very welcome.
The couple would like to make a special thanks to Make up by Pare, Hair Slay by Cedric and Graze Away.
Some highlight photos from their day below and slideshow at the bottom of the page.
Ceremony Venue - St Johns Presbyterian Church, Papatoetoe officiated by Reverend Margaret-Anne Low
Reception Venue - Maritime Room, Princes Wharf
Hair - Hair Slay by Cedric
Makeup - Make Up by Pare
Bridal nails - Regal Nails
Invitations - Imprintz
Grazing Table - Graze Away
Florist - Hareesh
Cake - Bluebells Cakery
Bridal Dress - Astra Bridal
Grooms Attire – Zara and Hallensteins
Bridesmaids Dresses - ShowPo
Groomsmen Attire – Barkers and Hallensteins
Jeweller – Michael Hill Jeweller
Bikes – Bikeman
Band - Music of Tone
Dance Group - TSI Dance Group
Photography - Natalie Pasco Photography
MC -Aka and Roi
Bridal Party - Sarah, Natalie, Torrell, Nooroa, Hutch, Joe, Chay, Matt
Natalie Pasco Photography