Markovina Vineyard Estate: Chrissy and Craig {Auckland wedding photographer}

Im so honoured to capture this beautiful couple’s moments in Markovina Vineyard Estate, where Chrissy and Craig celebrated their special moments with friends and family {in Auckland, New Zealand}. I’m so glad to be their wedding photographer and document such beautiful, emotional, and real moments.

Couple shared their romantic story: “We met at work in the Police and were on the same frontline section together. We got along so well and our friendship turned into something more approximately 6 months later and have been together ever since. By the time we get married it will be just over 7 years of being together, we built our first house together and have so much love for our two pets, Nala (dog) and Leo (cat).”

How did he propose? “We planned a trip away to Queenstown for our 6 year anniversary and Craig told me he was going to organise our anniversary dinner. We stayed in an amazing private hotel over looking the lake and on the morning of our anniversary we got up and went skiing for the day which was so much fun. When we returned to our hotel I got dressed (as told to by Craig-without knowing what we were doing) and we walked down to Botswana Butchery where Craig had arranged for a private dinner in one of their private rooms. After our delicious dinner we walked back to the hotel and a car was waiting for us. We got into the car and were driven to Onsen Hot Pools (which are private hotpools overlooking the Shotover River). Shortly after I was told our pool was ready and that we would catch up with Craig on our way to the pool however we didn't see him so the lady said she would direct him to where I was afterwards. I was lead to our room where I opened the door and saw Craig staying there, he had gotten changed into his full suit with tie and jacket. There was a deck surrounding the pool and on one side of the deck were 6 photo frames with photos of memorable moments in our relationship (buying our first house, overseas holidays, our cat and our dog) to the other side were letters standing up saying Marry Me with red roses and some bubbles underneath. He said a little speech and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Craig had designed the engagement ring himself and it was exactly what I wanted. Everything about he proposal was prefect in every way.” This is such an amazing story!

Great Creative Team:

Dress - Alma J Bridal

Grooms suit - Rembrandt

Groomsmen suits - Hallenstins

Flowers and table set up - Susan Rogers Florist

Makeup and hair - Charlie Mclean

Celebrant - Carlie Blanchett Burton

MC - Brides brother

DJ - Beatworks Aron Hall

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Mudbrick - Waiheke Island: Danielle and Jarryd {Auckland wedding photographers}

Amazing day in stunning location - Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke Island {Auckland} with beautiful people - Danielle & Jarryd celebrated their special day with their friends and family. Its such a honour for us to be their wedding photographers and capture so many emotional and real moments!

Couple shared their love story: “We met through mutual friends at uni. We will have been together 8 years on our wedding day. He proposed on Christmas day at home with just our daughter and his parents around. It was perfect for us as we are quite private people. “

Great Creative Team:

Dress: Pronovias Suit: Custom Working Style Flowers: Waiheke Flower Gallery Shoes: Brides - Siren Jewellery: Earrings "Stephanie Browne Australia" Bracelet "Bo Runga" Rings "Meadowlark and Walker and Hall" Grooms Scarf "Versace" Grooms shoes "Aquila" Makeup "Made-Up" Hair "Rebekah Cuthers" Celebrant "Rev. Fei Taulealeausumai-Davis" Coordinator: Mudbrick Vineyard "Karen and Beccy" MC: Lloyd Eveni Music: Playlist no DJ. Graphic Designer "Juice Design Company"

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The Hunting Lodge: Eric and Nono {Auckland wedding photographers}

It was such a beautiful sunny winter day at The Hunting Lodge {Waimauku} where Eric & Nono celebrated their special day surrounded by close friends and family. Such amazing time for us, Auckland wedding photographers, to capture so many beautiful, emotional and real moments!

Couple shared their story: "t was July 7 2016 during a mid year getaway at Raglan. After a home cooked dinner we were relaxing and watching Chocolat starring Johnny Depp. My (Eric) heart was racing and I could barely focus (not because of Johnny Depp…). One hour in I asked Nono to grab another cider from the fridge. She was cosy and did not want to leave the sofa. Thankfully I won the most clutch round of paper scissors rock of my life and she reluctantly went. I had hidden the engagement ring in the fridge next to the drinks and coincidentally, the engagement ring box resembled a small box of chocolate. Thinking it was a welcome gift from our airbnb host she pranced around the room in excitement! She brought it over and was not keen on sharing the "chocolate". I told her that I should open it for her, got on one knee, muttered a few sentences while trying to maintain my composure and proposed to her. I picked the date July 7 so it’d be easy to remember, 07-07." Such a romantic tale!

We had such amazing time on this wedding day! Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and photo gallery:

Destination Fiji Wedding: Divya and Gino {Auckland - New Zealand wedding photographer}

I'm so excited to share with you my recent Destination Fiji Wedding with Divya & Gino, I'm so thrilled couple asked me to come over this island from Auckland - New Zealand and be their wedding photographer.

The day was just magical with warm and cosy atmosphere, beautiful sun and clouds, amazing people around and friends that come all the way to Fiji from all over the world.

Couple shared their love story: "We have been together for almost 6 years. He took me to a restaurant on the beach where we had one of our firsts dates and proposed on the beach"

Their wedding was right on the beach area next to Sofitel Hotel. Such a gorgeous place to be!

Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and photo gallery:

Great Creative Team:

Decorations: Grace creations Wedding dress: Megs Tailoring

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Tawharanui Winter Wedding - Koru House: Christie and Jason {Auckland elopement-engagement photographer}

Im so excited to share with you this Tawharanui Winter Wedding in Koru House {near Matakana} - where Christie & Jason get married surrounded their close friends and family with two little ones, such a beautiful day with cosy atmosphere! The weather was just perfect!

It was a pleasure for me, Auckland photographer, to drive out to country side to shoot this amazing wedding at a short notice {love spontaneous adventurous couples} between winter elopement and engagement photography.

Im so excited to share with you how I shot this wedding, my husband Matt filmed me shooting, and Im so excited to share all me tips and advice to wedding photographers worldwide. Watch me capturing these beautiful, emotional and real moments in my Online Course "Tales of the Moment", get in quick, this photography workshop on a high demand and even been extended till 21 August, then materials go in the Click Store and you can learn it at your own time!

Enjoy this video slideshow and photo highlights in a gallery. {I also excited, one of these photos been featured in LooksLikeFilm, amazing community with top international photographers! Such a honour and an award!

Best of 2017 | 2018 {Auckland wedding photographers}

Its time to reflect and look back at our amazing season when winter is a half way through and say Thank you to our awesome couples for constant love and support, we treasure every moment with you and so glad you choose us to capture so special for you moments.

Enjoy this Best of 2017 | 2018 {from yours L & L - Auckland wedding photographers}. We cant even count amount of epic weddings and engagement photo shoots, publications in prestigious magazines and awards. We been included in many top lists of best wedding photographers worldwide, such a big honour and such a pleasure to make all dreams come true. Thank you our awesome couples for this experience, it is impossible without you!

Can't wait and see what 2018 | 2019 season will bring {we booked up for most popular dates, but there still some chance your date is still available, don't hesitate to contact us}.

It was amazing year and we also have such amazing news - our big educational project that we worked on during one year!!! goes live - "Tales of the Moment: Your Secret Formula for Picture Perfect" BY OLGA LEVIEN with Click Photo School. Check it out if you want to improve your photography, find your sweet spot!

This photo gallery even can't fit all our fantastic engagement and wedding photo shoots!

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20 Top Wedding Photographers by Hongkiat: TOP 12 Wedding Photographer Society 2017; 100 Photographers to Watch in 2018 by Click & Company; Rangefinder Contest Winner, TOP 100 photographers Shoot & Share contest wedding couple category; NZIPP Iris Awards {9 awards}, Top 60 Elopement Blogs; Lemonade & Lenses International Contest Winner, Editor's Choice 2016-2018


Kauri Bay Boomrock - Clevedon: Celeste and Leo {Auckland wedding photographers}

Kauri Bay Boomrock {Clevedon} such a stunning location in Auckland, not surprising Celeste & Leo choose this wedding venue to celebrate their special day. It was great honour for us to be their wedding photographers.

The weather was so amazing for this autumn wedding at the end of May. There was still plenty of beautiful colours on the trees. It was so great to spend a day in such an amazing place with everything on one site and to meet the sunset on the hills just before the reception.

Couple shared their love story: "12 LONG Years! Haha! We meet at high school, so yes high school sweethearts. I first caught sight of Leo as he was standing in the bus line. My friend liked his older brother and was pointing him out but all I saw was Leo. I was smitten. Leo first caught sight of me at a Rowing Regatta and during Mufti Day at school. We were friends for about a year and half before we actually became boyfriend and girlfriend. We've never looked back. We definitely have had our ups & downs but each bought our relationship a new memory, a new strength, growth in our love and friendship. We are so alike we can think of each other and one of us will call the other. Just like ESP. Two peas in a pod."

Their proposal was so amazing: "We were on holiday in BC, Vancouver. It was late Jan and still snow was all around. We booked a day trip out to Whistler where in the morning we did zip lining. Absolutely amazing! But Leo wasn't himself. I just thought jetlag. He then said he really wanted to do the peak to peak gondola. I turn and here Leo is down on one knee, and with the cheeky grin I know and LOVE so much he simple said. "Will you marry me". I cried and said "Yessss!" So we're so overcome with love and happiness (Leo because I said yes and me because I'd only been waited 11 years) that we spend the whole day taking photos with the ring on the wrong finger!"

Enjoy this video slideshow and highlights in the gallery!

Congratulations to happy couple! {one of the images in this gallery been featured in LooksLikeFilm, such amazing community of world best photographers}

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Great Creative Team:
Dress: Jessica Bridal
Bridesmaids: Honey Peaches & @Forever New
Suits: Hallenstein Brothers.
Rings: Bride is Pascoes The Jewellers. Groom is KAVALRI 
Bride Braclett: PANDORA and Earrings: Swarovski
Makeup: Kate Solley Makeup Artist
Hair: Boutique Bride
Flowers: Dianna Marie "think flowers"
Celebant: Letitia Voss
MC: Stewart Pinny
Coordinator: Amanda & Yaman Kauri Bay Boomrock
Music: Spotify
and Auckland wedding photographers - Levien & Lens Photography L & L

Matakana Weddings in Sweetened and Romantic {Published wedding photographers in Auckland - New Zealand}

So excited to share with you amazing news: one of our Matakana Weddings with Alexandra & James just been published in Sweetened and Romantic, so honour for us, their wedding photographers from Auckland, New Zealand be featured internationally. This is always a great pleasure to see our natural, romantic and real photographs go live around the world.

This wedding in St Andrews Church and Stables {Matakana} was truly amazing with such a beautiful and emotional, warm and cosy atmosphere. Alexandra & James celebrated their special day with close friends and families in such a stunning surroundings.

Enjoy this international blog publication and see more highlights in couple's gallery.

 Alexandra & James with bridal party - Big Omaha Wharf 

Alexandra & James with bridal party - Big Omaha Wharf 

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Brides Dress - Trish Peng
Brides Shoes - ALEXANDER WANG
Brides Earrings - Custom made by K. Amani Fine Jeweller 
Grooms Suit - Working Style
Bride and Groom Rings - Partridge Jewellers Cufflinks - Tiffany & Co.
Bridesmaid Dresses - Miss Crabb
Groomsmen Suits - Hallenstein Brothersi
Flowers - Flowers w/ Flare
Makeup - Shona Stevenson Makeup Artistry
Hair - Hair by Hannah
Celebrant - Jannette Marie Brown - Marriage Celebrant
Cake - Amy's Secret Kitchen 
Flower Wall - @Wallflower
Band - @Matt Stone and Coachella
MC - Simon Harris
Videographer - Rohan JBK
Wedding Coordinator - Karma Roberts

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Darshika and Joneet: Colourful Indian Wedding | Church Ceremony {Auckland weddings photographers}

Why do I love to capture cultural weddings? Because they have rich traditions, warm and cosy atmosphere and colour! Like this Darshika and Joneet's colourful Indian wedding with a church ceremony in Auckland, NZ. It such a pleasure for wedding photographers to meet such fantastic inspiration. We started our day in Manukau, follow to the church at East Tamaki, then bridal party and bride and groom photos in Auckland Botanic Gardens and finish the day with the amazing reception at Pukekohe. Ladies had a chance to change their outfit and showcase their beautiful sari. 

Great Creative team:

Great Creative Team:
Wedding planner - Eleven eleven events & Styling NZ. 
Videography - Revera Studio
Celebrant/pastor - Ps. moses singh. 
Dress - Bridal Brilliance alterations - amie (Bow & Lace Dressmaker / Designer Auckland NZ). 
Shoes - Chaos & Harmony 
Grooms outfit - Rembrandt
Makeup - Heather Vette Makeup & Nails 
Hair - Olga Gill Makeup Artist
MC - Dakshay prakash (brides brother) 
DJ - Jastin raaj. 
Florals - Joie De Vivre & Little Leaf Florals 
Cake - Magnolia Kitchen 
Arch for wedding - Event Styling Co.
Flower wall - The Flower Wall Co
and Olga at L & L - Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland wedding photographers. Thank you Mala for second shooting!

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Auckland indian wedding with church ceremony {New Zealand wedding photographers}
indian wedding with church ceremony {Auckland weddings photographers}
Auckland botanical gardens wedding
beautiful indian wedding by L & L {Auckland wedding photographers}

Clevedon Farm Wedding: Olivia and Mark {Auckland weddings photographers}

We so excited to share with you our recent Clevedon Farm wedding where Olivia & Mark get marries in Vin Alto Winery, bride's home full of such a sweet childhood memories. This wedding was shot by Matt, my associate photographer and husband, together with Kimberley, second photographer. I think they done such an awesome job. I could FEEL the atmosphere, emotion and moment while I been editing this wedding in my custom style. It's so great to realise we have such amazing team of talented Auckland wedding photographers!

Couple shared the story of their proposal: "We were meant to go for a walk in our favourite park one afternoon, and Mark had hid champagne and flowers under the bed for when we returned, and booked dinner - but it ended raining - so it was in the lounge!" They love cooking together and their ideal date night "A lazy Sunday afternoon in the kitchen together making dumplings from scratch and eating them :)"

Enjoy this video slideshow and a photo highlights in the gallery:

Clevedon farm winery wedding {Auckland wedding photographers}
Clevedon farm vinery wedding {Auckland weddings photographers}

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Great creative team:

Dress: Martina Liana from Alma J Bridal Boutique
Suit: Tailor made from Working Style
Makeup & Hair: Olivia Davies from Servilles Academy Newmarket
Celebrant: Val Moore - Celebrant
Flowers: Clevedon Flowers and Mother of the Groom
Rings: Diamonds On Richmond
Zest String Quartet ; DJ: MIX it DJ
and Matt at Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based wedding photographers. Thank you Kimberley for second shooting!

North Auckland Farm Wedding: Sophia and Jethro {New Zealand weddings photographer}

Fantastic time with Sophia & Jethro in North Auckland at their farm wedding near Mangawhai and Puhoi. As a wedding photographer, I love to capture beautiful weddings all around New Zealand and beyond, but farm - barn weddings have such a unique, freedom atmosphere with great spirit. We start getting ready in Mangawhai and then went to the farm at Puhoi, also ha an excellent opportunity to visit Wenderholm Regional park for couple's session with the bridal party, and finished at the reception under the marquee with 200 guests. It was such amazing day with a great atmosphere. 

The couple shared their love story with the proposal: "After an alpine hike in the Milford sound, on a snow-topped mountain at sunset (with wine and cheese) :) AMAZING!"

Great Creative Team:

Makeup- Kate Manihera- Makeup Artist
Celebrant - Sandra Turner
MC - Sarah Drum & Daniel Gillespie
Band - The Dukes of Hammersmith
Flowers - My little flower company, Mangawhai
and Olga at Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based wedding photographers. Thank you Gemma for second shooting!

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Black Barn Lake Tarawera: Liz and Tony {Auckland - Wakato - Bay of Plenty wedding photographers}

So beautiful location and so lovely couple: Liz & Tony get married at Black Barn, Lake Tarawera. It was a pleasure as their wedding photographer to capture so beautiful, emotional and natural moments in a documentary approach. Need to mention we met the couple on their engagement session beforehand {check our Blog}, and had a fantastic time exploring Redwood Forest and Lake Rotorua.

We, Auckland wedding photographers, made all the way from Auckland through Hamilton and Rotorua to such a beautiful place at the lake. The bride was getting ready at Princess Gate Hotel while groom been getting ready at the venue. All day run so beautifully and unbelievably warm and cosy.

The couple shared their love story: " We have been together for nine years, we met when we were teenagers through mutual friends, and our paths crossed 2 or 3 times before we started dating. We are both from Tauranga, so it was great having so many friends who now got to know each other because of their connection to us and each other". 

Great Creative Team:
Addictive DJ's New Zealand
Lemongrass Catering Company Limited
Hallenstein Brothers 
Jessica Bridal - Dress
Our flowers
Forever New
Naveya & Sloane Jewellery - engagement ring
Hammond Jewellers - wedding rings
Final Touch MakeUp Artistry - NZ 
@Love is in the Hair
Jackie Brown - celebrant
Love in a box - Vintage Caravan Bar - Caravan Bar
@Cake Away

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Auckland Art Gallery: Mojo cafe {Wedding-elopement photographer in New Zealand} Night weddings

This wedding in Auckland Art Gallery - Mojo Cafe was exceptional. Anita & Jay decided to get married at night time when evening come up. My wedding coverage as their photographer started at 6 pm! That is a unique wedding with such a special vibe. 

We started from getting ready at Hotel DeBrett in Auckland City. Such amazing two-level room with a just gorgeous staircase. I love to photograph there whenever I'm shooting in this stunning venue.

Couple get married under the arch and had a quiet celebration with their close friends and family {around 20 people in total!!!} with canapé and Indian sweets {I tried it and can confirm, so delicious}. The atmosphere in this place was so fabulous!

The love story and proposal: "We first met on my first day of work where I was starting a new at the Auckland City Hospital as it's new liver transplant team pharmacist. We worked in very different departments so the only time we managed to interact each other was via mutual friends or after work we'd stop and have a chat with each other before going home. It was before Christmas in 2016 that we were invited by mutual friends out for a kayak trip (Helen and Ricky, who are present today) out at Puhoi. I had thought about asking her out before this but wasn't quite sure of the circumstances, so this kayak trip was an excellent opportunity to get to know each other better and see if anything could eventuate... And here we are... So we started dating on the 17th of December 2016, where we had brunch and went back to Puhoi.

It was very clear from the first few dates that she was the one I'd like to spend the rest of my life with, and so I had forward planned multiple trips of time, with hoping that we were on the same boat. By this time I had already thought of three occasions to propose that was already in our calendar, Waiheke for her birthday, June where we would be visiting the Franz Josef Glaciers and August where we would be going to Wellington. I had hinted it would be June with the glaciers as we would be taking a helicopter up and so it would be an exceptional occasion but little did she know I was thinking of the soonest date possible straight after her birthday on Waiheke. We arrived in Waiheke when the weather was less than ideal; I had booked us to stay at the Oyster Inn, one of Anita's favourite places on the island. We started the day by having a small picnic by the beach, I would have done it then, but the wind was just too much, and I would have had to shout my lungs out and she probably still won't hear and I might not even be able to her answer... so that was a no. We went back to the inn and had a bit of tea, I also had brought bottle of our favourite champagne (Perrier Joet, even at our wedding) to have possibly after I have proposed, but Anita suggested we have this with dinner, so I thought okay well I guess I'd have to do it before dinner. Now coming back to after our picnic, we had a bit of tea at the inn and then retired to our room, I just felt it was the right time, we were alone, private and intimate and I decided to get on my knees and asked her to marry me there and then in the room and of course she said yes. Now we get to enjoy the other two activities I had set up earlier." Such a romantic story!

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Great Creative Team:

Getting Ready - Hotel DeBrett
BALENCIAGA bridal top, skirt by Céline Rita
Wedding stylist: @Holly Buckley
Celebrant: Keeley Jenkins, Celebrant
Mojo Supervisor: @Donna Hutchins  
and Olga at Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based wedding photographer

Love and Lavender publication: Vineyard Wedding in Auckland {New Zealand weddings photographer} Markovina

Excited to share with you great news: Trelise & Alan's wedding in Markovina Vineyard Estate {Auckland} just been published in Love & Lavender, such a beautiful weddings blog. It's such a pleasure to see our photos in this prestigious international publication.

Bring back memories! Such a beautiful day in West Auckland with the couple and their close friends and family. Have a look at this feature - publication in Love and Lavender {love this name, by the way, so gorgeous!} and more wedding details on our Blog!

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Lemonade and Lenses Contest Winner - Wedding Category {Auckland - New Zealand elopement photographer}

So thrilled to receive fantastic news - one of my photos won Lemonade and Lenses Spring'18 International Contest - third place in Wedding Category. Such a great honour for me, wedding - elopement photographer in Auckland {New Zealand}, to be in the row with such talented photographers from all over the world. 

Have a look at all winners in newborn, child, senior, family, birth, boudoir, maternity, and of course weddings categories! 

Thank you so much for this award, it means a lot to me! Such a pleasure to receive a winning notification second time in a row!

Boho Weddings publication: Beautiful Bohemian New Zealand wedding {Fine Art - Documentary photographer in Auckland}

Excited to share with you fantastic news: Tayvia & Kyle wedding just been published in Boho Weddings "Beautiful Bohemian New Zealand wedding with First Look by Levien & Lens Photography. Its such a pleasure for me, fine art and documentary photographer in Auckland, to capture so unique for couple moments, no matter rainy day!

Enjoy this publication in the prestigious international magazine and have a look at more details on our Blog with real wedding photo gallery highlights with video slideshow.

This day in The Hunting Lodge and HU's Art Farm {West Auckland - Kumeu - Waimauku} was so beautifully amazing!
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Shoot and Share Contest Results {Award-Winning Wedding photographer in Auckland - New Zealand}

So excited about this fantastic news - I just received Shoot and Share contest results and images that I submitted got a great acknowledgement: one photo in top 100, two images as category finalists, 11 pictures in Top 10%, 17 photos in Top 20%, 12 photographs in Top 30%. Its such a pleasure to me, Auckland wedding photographer {New Zealand} to see such a high performance for my wedding and lifestyle family work. Such surprising results, mainly when you know, there were over 800000 submissions from over 150 countries around the world.

shoot and share contest results - Olga Levien

It's great to know; my favourite images got in the top rated photos, chosen by the audience. But there were surprises as well: one picture from my moody Styled Shoot got in the category finalists, and I even never got to share it as there were so many another fantastic images from this shoot. Such great teamwork from all vendors who made it possible.

Enjoy these photos - results with my wedding work. Have a look at my lifestyle website to see my project award winners and favourites!

Eagle Ridge Estate - Rochelle and Matt - Tauranga weddings {Auckland based wedding photographers}

These beautiful people - Rochelle & Matt get married at such a stunning place as Eagle Ridge Estate {Tauranga, New Zealand} with fantastic views and warm and cosy atmosphere. It was a pleasure for us, their wedding photographers, to make a trip from Auckland to capture so unique for couple moments with their friends, family and all the emotions!

Lucky we already met at their family - engagement photo shoot {you can check gallery highlights in our Blog}, so it was a pleasure to see their boys and parents again.

There was a surprise twist as Rochelle prepared two wedding dresses, both of them was so amazingly beautiful with gorgeous details, especially at the back, love it!

The couple shared their romantic story: "Matt and I met 3.5 years ago through mutual friends. Matt facebook stalked me by looking through the mutual friend's friendslist and often asked them to "hook us up". They didn't do this and declined to do so for a long time, but I knew about it and him. About six months later, when I was catching up with the mutual friends, I thought to myself, I should and am ready to meet this guy, and I should ask them to arrange it. During lunch my friend says to me without my mentioning anything, "I think you should meet this guy, what if I'm getting in the way of love by not letting you two meet each other" So from there, I told her to tell him to add me on facebook which he did. At this time Matt and I travelled a lot for our work, we both happened to be in Wellington at the same time, and tee'd up a "date" which went well, so we need up to another more formal date the following weekend when we were back in Auckland. He took me to a romantic French Restaurant, I had an allergic reaction to either the Lesgargot or the French dessert wine, and he had to take me home really early.... Luckily my sneezy puffy face with crying eyes didn't scare him away.... and the rest is happily ever togetherness and foreverness history xxx" The proposal: "Poor Matt tried to Propose many many times. Apparently, the ring had been out with us many times while Paddleboarding, hiking and out on dinner dates, Fiji, and another promise type ring in Noosa. Eventually, he managed to pull it off during one of our hikes."

Great Creative Team:

Great Creative Team:  Eagle Ridge Estate
Dresses - Jessica Bridal
Suits - Munns The Mans Store
Florist - Sweetpea & Jasmine
Makeup - Chrissie Callard - Make up Artist
Hair - Lynette Burlison Hairdressing
Stationery Paper Darling Celebrant - Robyn Paterson - Celebrant
photo shoot at Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary
and Levien & Lens Photography, Auckland based wedding photographers

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Landsendt Tropical Garden: Emma and Sean {Wedding photographer in Auckland}

Excited to share with you highlights of wedding gallery in such amazing location as Landsendt Tropical Garden {West Auckland, New Zealand} where Emma & Sean celebrated their special day with their closed friends in the warm and cosy atmosphere. Even rain can't stand in the way of such emotional event! It was an honour for me as their wedding photographer to capture all crucial natural and documentary moments with the artistic and creative vibe!

The couple met each other five years ago through the mutual friends and kept a long distance relationship. The proposal was made over the phone {first time hear such fantastic story!}. The couple relationship is exceptional, it's incredible to know what they said about each other: "Shahab is straightforward funny with the most innocent eyes in the world. She is so pretty and has a big heart."

Enjoy video slideshow and photos in the gallery:

Landsendt tropical garden - bridal portraiture {Auckland wedding photographers}
wedding reception details - pink and gold {Auckland weddings photographers}
Landsendt Tropical Garden {Auckland wedding photographer}
Landsendt Tropical garden wedding {Auckland wedding photographer
cake cutting ceremony {Auckland wedding photographer}
bride and groom dance - black and white photo {Auckland wedding photographers}

Great Creative Team:

Wedding Planner - Anya at Weddings by AH
Dress - Pronovias
Hair - Hair by Hannah
and Olga at Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based wedding photographer

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Contemporary Weddings Magazine - Romantic Beach Destination Wedding in New Zealand {Auckland - Northland elopement photographers}

Excited to share with you fantastic news - Leanne & Tim's wedding in Mahinepua beach house {Northland} just been published in Contemporary Weddings Magazine "Romantic Destination Wedding in New Zealand". Their wedding was so beautiful and unique.

Such a pleasure for us, Auckland wedding photographers, to see these photos go live around the world in prestigious international publication.

Enjoy this featured article with couple's gallery highlights. Have a look at more images from their wedding day on our Blog.

 Tim & Leanne

Tim & Leanne

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