Here are some of the photos from Maximo's First Communion held yesterday at St Mary's Parish
Best wishes Maximo!
Some photos from Friday's photo session with Baby Clark, just 13 days old.
So cute :)
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Here's a few photos from our portrait sitting with the fabulous Nadya.
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Winter Baby Shoot
A few snaps from our latest baby shoot in Auckland.
Asees is just 15 days old.
Here are some of the photos from my latest Family Photo Shoot held on Mothers Day.
I first met Fanta and Meleane in January, when Tabula Rasa held their wedding open day. They chose this beautiful venue to host their wedding ceremony and reception.
Tabula Rasa (Latin for ‘new beginning’) couldn’t be a more perfect location to tie the knot. Located in Ramarama, Auckland, the luxurious setting provides multiple areas to capture photos. Particularly beautiful with the autumn colours of May.
Fanta, who comes from Ethiopia and Meleane from New Zealand of Samon descent (or as Fanta describes, his New Zealand Queen), met through a Christian dating site. I soon learnt this love match almost didn’t happen, as Fanta was hit by a car while out cycling one day.
The bride was ready on time, however the bridal car decided not to start! However, it wasn’t too much of a delay.
The page boy and flower girls were a little shy to walk down the aisle. It was a beautiful religious ceremony officiated by the Pastor. They received their blessings and prayers from the family and friends.
The church band played almost the entire time and there was beautiful singing and numerous dance performances from friends and family throughout the night.
We heard speeches from Meleane’s father, the maid of honour, Tooa and Meleane’s brother, David, who took on the role of best man in place of Fanta’s best friend Willy.
The beautiful cake was made by Meleane’s sister in law Emma. Thanks to other Meleane’s brother, being the MC for the day, who did a great job getting everyone organised and the day ran smoothly.
For their guest book, guests were asked to sign their names next to their favourite verse in the Bible.
Lots of dancing followed the reception meal.
Your day was beautiful and very special. I wish you both nothing but the best marriage. Enjoy your life together!
Below is a slideshow of some of the highlights from the day.
Warm Regards, Natalie
Photographer: Natalie Pasco Photography -Auckland Wedding Photographer
Venue: Tabula Rasa, Ramarama
Makeup: Michaela Kaye Makeup
Slideshow below of some of the highlights from the day:
All the way from England, Nick and Natalie’s love has travelled a long way in distance and in years, via South Africa, then Australia and then on to make Rotorua, New Zealand, their home. They have been together for 18 years and decided on 21 April 2018, to make it official.
Their wedding was held at Whakarewarewa or known as the Redwood Forest in Rotorua. This forest is known for its magnificent Californian Coast Redwoods. These towering trees, and the fresh forest air create a truly enchanted environment. Perfect for an enchanted wedding!
For the morning preparations, they prepared their backyard with a beautifully decorated marquee for their shindig reception. We had four seasons in one day and the weather was a mix of sun, rain and wind. This attempted to wreak havoc with the marquee, but luckily with the aid of the neighbours while we were at the ceremony, they managed to secure it.
The bridal transportation was very unique, a mint green VW camper, part of the VW Club. Fantastic transportation to get the bridal party around in. We dropped Nick and his best man Erik at the Corner Pub for pre drinks before the ceremony, as Natalie and her sister, Coralie had their makeup done at the house.
Natalie’s best friend Iain made the journey over to New Zealand from Spain and took on the role as 'father of the bride substitute' for the wedding. Both of Natalie’s parents were remembered with their photographs on the registry table.
Natalie & Nick’s daughter was a flower fairy and looked magical with her wings. Such a pleasure to photograph.
Natalie walked down the aisle to the Proclaimers song, “I’m on my way” and then they both walked down the aisle together to Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades”. You will see from the photos a record, with their names and the Ace of Spades then became the guest book for people to write on.
Family and friends did a fantastic job assisting on the day with everything.
Congratulations once again to you both and thanks for inviting me along to share and capture your special day! I can’t wait to see your wedding video.
Here are some of the highlights from the day in the slideshow below.
Venue: Whakarewarewa, Redwood Forest New Zealand
Florist: Living Colour
Hair: House of Elliot
Makeup: Suzie Rutz
Cake: Made by Natalie
Transport: VW from the Bay of Plenty Volkswagen Club owned by Harriet Adlam
Videographer: Rob Shumski
Slideshow of Photos:
Congratulations, the person of your dreams just popped the question and you said YES!
HOLD OFF ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA
We know it may be hard to resist, but let’s be honest, how would you feel if your best friend or sister got engaged and you found out through social media? Take the time to share this exciting news with family, friends and loved ones before your engagement becomes public knowledge socially!
SET A REALISTIC BUDGET
A bride comes with extravagant ideas and 250 pins on her hidden wedding board, but when it comes down to discussing the budget, it’s just not feasible. Research costs beforehand and compare vendors before booking anything. Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees, so it may be a good idea to open a joint savings account and add to it each month. A preliminary guest list is also a great option so that you know have an idea of the numbers you are working with; at the end of the day, a guest list can make or break a budget!
LOCK IN YOUR VENUE
The third most important, and critical step in your wedding planning process, is to lock in your venue. Venues book up extremely quickly in Auckland, and around the rest of New Zealand. If you have your heart set on a Summer or Autumn wedding…DON’T WAIT, otherwise you will be forced to resort to your second or third pick. Your guest list is also very important, as some places can only accommodate a certain amount; and don’t forget to keep your parents and future in-laws in the loop…ask them whom they’d most want to invite but explain to them that your preliminary list may need to be editing and trimmed. Once you find a venue, voila…it’s only be a matter of time before your theme, colours, and even your wedding dress fall into place as well.
LOCK IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
Once you’ve set your date and venue, next step would be to make sure you capture your big day, therefore we suggest booking your photographer. There are plenty to choose from in Auckland, but keep in mind most of them cannot book multiple events in one day. Many Auckland photographers are booked up seasons in advance.
FIND SOME HELP
Whether you are a micromanager and are planning the entire thing yourself, or the type of person who’d rather not stress over the details, a wedding planner can be a tremendous help. From offering advice, to packages devoted to simply coordinating the big day (since, let’s face it you cannot be in two places at once), to planning everything from A-Z, a wedding planner won’t only save you time and headaches, but it will keep your budget from running dry as well. If your budget wont stretch to a wedding planner, organise friends and bridal party to assist with the planning.
This is supposed to be an exciting time! Make sure to still have fun with your fiancé, enjoy the experience, and we know it can be hard, but be sure to not make every conversation about the wedding…your lives are still pretty interesting as well, make sure to take time and share that with each other!
Once you’ve checked off these items, you’re on the road to celebrating your nuptials and now you get to start the really fun stuff…choose your theme, say yes to the dress, pick your wedding bands, and ultimately revel in the splendour of you and your soon to be bride or groom!!!
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The venue for the celebration was at the Thistle Inn, Thornton, Wellington, which is the oldest pub in New Zealand, the pub is full of charm and rich in history including stories of Maori Chief Te Rauparaha who used to pull up in his waka (canoe) outside the bar in the early 1840s and legend goes that bar staff were too fearful of him to charge him for his drinks, so he drank for free.
Rafal and Helen’s ceremony took place in the upper level of the Thistle Inn, aptly named the Katherine Mansfield Room, where Katherine Mansfield a famous New Zealand writer, used to write poetry in this room.
Coinciding with it being St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2018, the Thistle Inn venue set a celebratory atmosphere.
I researched a bit (thanks Google!) and found out there are a number of different traditions at a Polish wedding, which differ from a New Zealand wedding. If you’re at a Polish wedding, the name of the month probably contains the letter "r" (in Polish, that includes March, June, August, September, October and December). It’s thought that these months will bring good luck to a marriage.
Also check out the Helen’s shoes. Tradition has it that they mustn’t be open-toed – future wealth and fortune would fly right through the open toes.
The ceremony flowers and cake featured pinks and the reception blues. Despite what some were thinking, it wasn't a wedding and a gender reveal party.... Along with a New Zealand feel by adding paua (abalone) shell to the tables.
With a five minute photoshoot and then in a relaxed setting, Helen and Rafal greeted family and drank champagne before the big moment of becoming husband and wife.
Pinky Agnew officiated the ceremony. She spoke about how Rafal and Helen chose their home town in Wellington to hold the ceremony with immediate family and also how Helen and Rafal had been through a lot already together, especially the way Rafal cared for Helen after her motorbike accident.
Everyone in the family had a role to play in the wedding, Helen’s father Chris, gave Helen away and the mothers, Diane and Wanda, presented the wedding rings for exchanging.
Rafal’s parents, Roman and Wanda, presented Helen and Rafal with bread. This gift of bread is symbolic – bread is offered so that the couple may never know hunger. They also presented the couple with two glasses – one of vodka, one of water. They selected a glass each. Tradition says that whoever ends up with the glass of vodka will ‘wear the pants’ in the relationship. Can you guess who got which glass?
We then sat down for a lovely post ceremony meal.
Rafal and Helen designed a unique personalised wedding. A lovely coming together of two families.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Janaszkiewicz! May you continue to love, support and be happy with one another.
More photos of their day are below.
Celebrant - Pinky Agnew http://www.pinkyagnew.com
Venue - Thistle Inn https://www.thistleinn.co.nz
It was back to Landsendt, where Alexander and Kiri married on Saturday 10 March 2018. Landsendt is a beautiful tropical paradise in Auckland, New Zealand. It feels as though you are actually in the tropics. Accompanied by amazing weather for March.
Wayne Toleafoa officiated the ceremony and told us how Alexander and Kiri met, via Vodafone Chat. It proves technology can be beneficial and find you love!
Big shout out to the bridal party who were easy going and we captured a few fun poses with them.
Stephen Ah Chong kept the guests entertained with music.
Their cake was red velvet with buttercream and cream cheese filling. It looked stunning.
Below is a slideshow to see some of the snapshots of their day.
Thank you for sharing your day with us!
Natalie Pasco Photography