Markovina Vineyard Estate - Kumeu {Auckland wedding photographer} Ellise and Wasim

Beautiful couple Ellise & Wasim had such a special wedding day in Markovina Vineyard Estate {Kumeu, Auckland, NZ}.

I met couple beforehand on their engagement photo shoot on Muriwai Beach {West Auckland} just few weeks before their wedding {we really want to get special couples photos on the beach, which had different atmosphere from their wedding venue and also its a great opportunity to know each other and understand how we are roll :) This session just recently been published in world famous wedding Blog - How He Asked by The Knot. You can check out Ellise & Wasim's Sweet Love Story.

Couples story started from their meeting "early 2005 on our first day of University (orientation day), there were sheets of paper on desks and Wasim thought he had to sit at a desk that had a sheet of paper, which happened to be one next to me (Ellise). We carried on as good friends for 8 years until Wasim went away on holiday to the USA and came back and told me he really missed me and wanted us to always be together, so we should be a couple! I think we dated about 2 years before Wasim proposed, (he had jokingly proposed a few times over the years) and it started a week before when he started putting on dvds for me every night, some of our favourites, then ended the last 2 nights with blood diamond (relevance to diamond engagement rings), and the final movie was 'Walk the line' (Johnny Cash and June Carter story where he proposes many times before she said yes). The next day he took me to a couple of meaningful places for us and at the first one pulled out a burger ring and asked me to marry him (as a joke), the second place he pulled out a plastic ring and did the same. The third and final place was at Sails restaurant in Aucklands viaduct, where he proposed again with a bag of plastic rings! spread them all over the table and asked me to see if there was a real one in there - while I was looking through he came over with the real ring in the box and got down on one knee!" - such a great couples story from Ellise, sounds like romantic movie! 

Their wedding was amazing, full of love and positive moments, laugh and cry! Markovina Vineyard Estate such beautiful and cosy venue where you feel as you home, surrounding by real care from owners and stuff. When we been out at bride and groom session lovely lay come to wipe water from the swing when she saw us shooting around this area {there was really rainy just before}. Im just in love in this place full of beautiful spots all around (with little pond, trees, boat, red phone box - this is my favourite, I already told about swing etc. There plenty of photo opportunities! I looking forward to come back there for my other awesome wedding clients next year!

Rainy weather can't stop couple's beautiful celebration with bridesmaids and groomsmen, close family and friends. So special day and so much beauty around (I loved all details around, decoration, natural wood around, even wedding cake had special meaning and totally matches with couples personalities!

We had a chance to sneak outside during the reception and get some amazing night shots {I always try to add something extra to the gallery).

Enjoy this video and gallery and contact me with any questions!

Great Creative Team:

Bride Dress: Bridal Brilliance Shoes: Astra Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal and Ball New Zealand Jewellery: Walker and Hall Suits: Frank CaseyFlowers: Frond Florist Makeup: Grayson Coutts Makeup Artistry Hair: Alex Freeman; Celebrant: Peta Hardley, Celebrant at Casabella MC: Andy Vaughan; Stationery design: Suzanne Denmead
and New Zealand Auckland photographer - Olga from Levien & Lens Photography (thank you Fengjin for assistance, you done a great job!)