Rainy day wedding in Mantells {weddings photography in Auckland}

It was a rainy day, but weather cant stand on the way of this beautiful celebration - Alyssa & Josh get married in Mantells surrounded by close friends and family. I shot many weddings this season, but doing photography in this rustic venue with character in Auckland is something special!

Everything been just gorgeous on this day! It was a pleasure for me to document the story of the day and capture all beautiful, emotional, real and natural moments with lots of love and laughter.

Couple shared their story: “Met at a bar in Ponsonby. Been together 10 years! Josh proposed in Vietnam while we were on holiday. After dinner at the resort we walked down to the water where he ordered 2 glasses of champagne at the outdoor bar which had been closed for a few days because of bad weather. They only had enough for one glass (which was flat and murky). We strolled down the beach with my flat champagne and Josh with his beer to a sun lounger where he proposed under the stars.” SO beautiful story!

Enjoy highlights of couple’s wedding day!

Great creative team:

Dress - Jessica Bridal Suit - Rembrandt Flowers - Twig & Twine Celebrant - Suzanne Teague DJ - Murray Sweetpants Cake - The Caker and your Auckland wedding photographers - L & L {Levien & Lens photography}

Kumeu Valley Estate - Lauren and Damon {West Auckland wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you highlights of the Kumeu Valley Estate wedding where Lauren & Damon celebrated their special day. It was such a special moments in West Auckland, we had such a honour as wedding photographers to document every single treasured memory.

We started the day at getting ready in Riverhead {West Auckland} and then follow to ceremony in the Kumeu Valle Estate and warm and cosy reception. This venue is one of the best in our list as wedding photographers for rustic atmosphere.

Couple shared their love story: “We met at the place we both worked at a Restaurant in Albany. We both had a love for food/wine and travel. We have now been together over 7 years.” Proposal happened at weekend getaway in Coromandel, in a treehut cabin, proposed amongst the treetops.”

Creative Team:

Dress: Astra Bridal Makeup/hair: Rouge & Scout Flowers: Zimzee Flowers (Tash) Celebrant: Jenny Pullin MC : also Jenny Pullin Band: Wolves & Ravens Special lighting: la lumiere

and Auckland wedding photographers - L & L {Levien & Lens photography}, thank you Matt and Natalia for assistance

Enjoy highlights of this wedding in the video and photo gallery:

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


Moody Styled Shoot - MOTAT {Auckland wedding photographers and vendors}

Styled shoot always a great help to get inspiration and make photography juices flow! I so glad I trying to do at least 1-2 of them per year. This time it was amazing day at MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) with beautiful and talented people working to put together a special moody Styled Shoot. I as a wedding photographer been so honoured this amazing team contacted me to represent my style and vision in this collaboration. It was a pleasure to met friends | best wedding vendors in the industry again! I so happy to work alongside the true professionals. Please contact them if you love their work!
Many Thanks to Great Creative Team, its been impossible without your talent and love to what you do the best:
Models - Georgia and Helena
Stylist: Envy Events Photography: Olga from Levien & Lens PhotographyFlorist: Deb from Creative Crew Make up & Hair: Boutique Bride & Amy Ryan - Make Up Bridal Gowns: Vinka Design Stationery: Inkberry Calligraphy Cake: Magnolia Kitchen Macrame: Envy Events
Venue: Leah from Motat Videography: Wild Souls NZ

Enjoy highlights in this gallery!

Inkberry calligraphy - image by Levien and Lens photography - Auckland Wedding photographers
bride at the MOTAT {Auckland wedding photographers}
bride at MOTAT - styled shoot by Levien and Lens photography
macaroons from Magnolia Kitchen - photos by Levien and Lens photography - Auckland wedding photographers | styling Envy Events
bride at Old School - MOTAT | Auckland wedding photographer
bride at old school - MOTAT {Auckland weddings photographer}

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Rustic Wedding Chic - New Zealand DIY Farm Wedding - publication {Auckland weddings photographers}

Excited to share with you a recent publication of Kathleen & Steven's wedding in Gisborne {New Zealand}, where we, as their photographers, travel all way from Auckland to this gorgeous DIY farm destination wedding, one of the best weddings ever with freedom vibe and cosy atmosphere!

So great to see our photos again, go live around the world in prestigious international publications like this one from Rustic Wedding Chic.

Enjoy this publication and more photos in the gallery on our Blog!

Kathleen & Steve

Kathleen & Steve

Best of 2017 | New Zealand Wedding photography {Auckland weddings-elopement photographers} Happy New Year

Its hard to believe one year pass so fast from the first wedding in January in Villa Maria {Auckland} to recent one at the end of December 2017 in The Moose Lodge {Rotorua, NZ}. We, Auckland based wedding photographers, travelled for weddings all around New Zealand {from Kerikeri and Russel to Queenstown and Wanaka through the Wellington} to capture real - romantic - candid documentary wedding photography, met awesome people and saw great stories happening unfold. Each wedding had an own unique atmosphere as each couple, their families and friends, and fantastic venues - locations that couple thoughtfully chose to celebrate their special day. These wedding locations | venues honestly speaks to their personalities and represent their love story.

This year brought us a lot of positive emotions, great adventures and even around ten international awards! But your warm words, what our couples | friends said about us and our work just the best! It makes us feel we on the right track, on the top of the things even if sometimes it's hard to do. We love what we do and glad you too!

Thank you so much, my amazing couples | friends for a great time together! Congratulations on your weddings and engagements! Can't wait to see what 2018 will bring, what adventures and travels we will have! I'm so grateful to meet such amazing people on my way!

We wish you to have a warm holidays and a Happy New Year! Let all your wish come true!

Enjoy these highlights - Best of 2017 in the gallery:

Good Bye 2017, Excited to see what 2018 will bring!

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Happy Anniversary {Bay of Islands - Northland wedding photographer}

I just last weekend been in Northland {such a pleasure to be a wedding photographer on Leanne & Tim wedding} and remembered my two beautiful couples who get married exactly one year ago: Hana & Aidan in Russell {Bay os Islands} and Elisah & Heremaia in Kerikeri {Liddington Gardens}.

Its hard to believe, time flies so fast! Their weddings were just amazing, with their own unique and unique atmosphere. They both were unforgettable.

Enjoy these weddings highlights - from old classic style Duke of Malborough Hotel and rocky beach in Russell to elegant and romantic rustic chic garden wedding in Kerikeri!

Happy future together!

Hana & Aidan

Villa Maria Wedding published in German Blog Hochzeitsplaza {Auckland - New Zealand International Weddings Photographers}

Excited to share with you fantastic news: Jessica & Chris's wedding at Villa Maria Winery {Auckland, New Zealand} just been published in prestigious international german blog-magazine Hochzeitsplaza {Romantische Hochzeit auf einem Weingut in Neuseeland}. We, Auckland wedding photographers, always so thrilled to see our awesome clients | friends weddings go live in the world. So happy to share this unique event.

This classic and elegant wedding was just amazing, full of beautiful and emotional candid moments, we documented a complete story of couple's special day with all our passion and love for romantic wedding photography.

Enjoy this publication and contact us with any questions!

Thank you to Great Creative Team:

Dress: Tiffany's Vancouver Bridal
Suit: Barkers
Flowers: Orlando Flowers
Shoes: Trousseau
Make up: Martina Phillips
Hair: Makeup Station
Celebrant: Auckland Marriage Celebrant, Suzanne Teague 
MC: Giovanni Pericolini
DJ: DJ-Marrs
and Auckland wedding photographers - Levien & Lens Photography

Happy future together, Jessica & Chris! It's such a great memories about your wedding!

New Zealand Bohemian Wedding publication in Desiree Hartsock {Bridal Style and DIY} Auckland weddings photographer

SO excited to share with you wonderful news: Madeline & Barry's New Zealand Bohemian wedding has just been published in Desiree Hartsock Bridal Style & DIY, fabulous international publisher. It's a great honour for me, as an Auckland wedding photographer, to get featured in this wedding publication. We are thrilled to be published in so many beautiful Blogs and magazines lately, great news keeps on coming!

The couple's wedding in Sawmill Cafe {Leigh, NZ}, was one of the most amazing weddings with such a warm, cozy and gorgeous atmosphere. Bride style was up to the notch!  Flowers in the hair, stunning dress, and such a beautiful family!  Please take a look at their wedding gallery in our Blog where you can find more photos and a video slideshow.

Enjoy this special publication in Desiree Hartsock Bridal Style & DIY "Brighten up your Wednesday with this New Zealand Bohemian Wedding" - Bride Featured Weddings!

Madeline & Barry {Leigh, New Zealand} photo by Matt

Madeline & Barry {Leigh, New Zealand} photo by Matt

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Happy wedding anniversary Sherrie and Simon - Highwic {Auckland wedding photographers}

Just want to say Happy wedding anniversary to Sherrie & Simon who made their way from Australia last year to celebrate this special day with their friends and families in Highwic - historical house {Auckland, New Zealand}. Their winter wedding had such a special feel and vibe, it was a pleasure to be their wedding photographers and capture so special for couple moments!

Happy future together!

Enjoy a few highlights from their wedding day!

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Wedding timeline - Planning 101 {Auckland weddings photographers}

Wedding timeline is one of the most important things on the wedding day and many clients ask us how better to plan photography events and how many hours of coverage do they need for capture all important moments. As wedding photogpraher who captured many weddings around New Zealand & International Im happy to share my experience and give some time frames for orientation.

Of course each wedding and their timelines are unique. Following information just something what can be considered for make your wedding day more enjoyable and create perfect conditions for stunning photos. Take on only those points what suits your situation!

Getting ready

Getting ready: Maya

Getting ready: Maya

1. Getting ready - 1.5-2 hours. Minimum time for getting ready photos is 1 hour {we usually start shooting when make-up, hair half way through. If you would like us to capture some special events as first look with dad, family portraits, lots of pictures with bridesmaids, many details shots etc you need to add on time. Better prepared beforehand all special for you items what you want us to capture {it will save the time and make morning less stressful for you}. Groom getting ready photos usually faster ones {as there no make-up and hair done :)}, but if groom planned something special with his groomsmen {as play golf on the morning, fishing, shooting etc.} definitely let us know, we would love to capture a complete story of your wedding day.

First look

First look: Madeline & Barry

First look: Madeline & Barry

2. First look - 30 min - 1.5 hours. First look is a special event which became more popular lately {not for traditional couples}. Its a moment when groom seen his bride before the ceremony {turn back to her walking towards him and then turn around}. First look is emotional moment and flow into the bridal party and couples photo shoot {thats why its up to 1.5 hours long}. This event allow to save some time between ceremony and reception when couple traditionally doing photo shoot on location, or add on extra location and variety for images.

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding ceremony: Ilinke & Shaun

Wedding ceremony: Ilinke & Shaun

3. Ceremony - 30 min {outdoor} to 1 hour {traditional church ceremony}. Ceremony usually take between 30 min and 1 hour. We need to arrive on site 20-30 min before ceremony starts to capture details, guests arriving, groom waiting etc. Also allow yourself at least 10-15 min after ceremony for greetings, relax and hug your family and friends.

Family Formals

Family formals: Kara & David's wedding

Family formals: Kara & David's wedding

4. Family photos - 20-40 min {depending on amount of groups}. Something to consider: big group with all guests can take up to 10 min, each small group up to 3 min. We usually recommend to have up to 10 groupings as its can be exhausting for couple to wait for everyone and keep tuned {they are usually starving and thirsty at this moment {needed provide some drinks and snacks}. Also good idea to have a shepherd - a person who know well the family and can gather people together {which save a time}. Good to have a little breath after family photos {drink and snacks} to refresh.

Bridal party + Bride & Groom session

Bridal party: Kathleen & Steve wedding

Bridal party: Kathleen & Steve wedding

Bridal party: Hana & Aidan wedding

Bridal party: Hana & Aidan wedding

5. Bridal party and Bride & Groom intimate session - 1.5-2 hours. Minimum time for photo shoot is one hour {20 min - tidal party photos and minimum 30 min bride & groom photos with basic amount of photos}. Extra time give more opportunity to be creative, walk and talk, relax and go with the flow. Also allow extra time if there few locations or travelling involved. Many couples worried about their guests waiting for them, but believe me your guests are fine, they talking, enjoying outdoor games and other activities, snacks and drinks. If you would like to mix & mingle with your guests its a good idea to arrive to reception 30 min before its starts and have a good chat with all family members and guests.

Bride & Groom session: Georjarna & Gareth

Bride & Groom session: Georjarna & Gareth

Best time for photos: morning or during two hours before the sunset. Placing couple photo shoot in this time frame can be ideal but often impossible at the wedding day. We used to work with different lighting conditions. Solutions can be: moving ceremony to later time during summer as 3.30-5 pm {later is better for outdoor ceremonies, otherwise there can be tricky lighting situation with light and shade and hot spots on the faces}. Winter weddings usually scheduled with 1-3 pm ceremonies. 

Sunset Bride & Groom intimate session: Jenny & Andrew

Sunset Bride & Groom intimate session: Jenny & Andrew

Other option: have a separate photo shoot just before the sunset during summer time - sneak out of reception while guests eating their dinner, relaxing, chatting.

One more option for night lovers - get creative photos when sun go down, at late evening with dark and moody atmosphere:

Night time photos: Ellise & Wasim

Night time photos: Ellise & Wasim

Reception

Reception: Megan & Chris wedding

Reception: Megan & Chris wedding

6. Reception {coverage depending on amount of events planned, usually its around 3-4 hours, including speeches, dinner, cake cutting, first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son, guests dancing + any more cultural traditions}. You can move these events around to suit your needs and what you like to do, its your time to enjoy rest of the day.

First dance: Chauntelle & Jayden

First dance: Chauntelle & Jayden

Full day coverage {from getting ready till guests dancing usually around 9-10 hours {if there late evening events planned its comes to 11-12 hours which is rare}. Small weddings, elopements usually take around 3-5 hours. 

Hope this orientation and tips with wedding timeline will help your planning. Let me know if you have any questions! As I said each situation is unique, just allow yourself time to breath and move from one part of the day to another without rush and enjoy every moment!

Sony & Ryan

Sony & Ryan

Its your time, time of your life!

{Other thing to consider - having a wedding planner can make you life so much easier and save lots of hours planning, putting things together, looking for wedding vendors and communicating with everyone. Experienced wedding planners know exactly how make your day run smoothly and allow you fully enjoy your time}.

Wedding reception

Wedding reception

We will help you with everything run smoothly!

x Warmly, 

Olga & Matt

Guests dancing {Langham}

Guests dancing {Langham}

Best of 2016 | 17 {New Zealand wedding photographer | Auckland weddings photography|

Time goes so fast, one more wedding season in New Zealand just fly away. Its a great time to reflect, look back and say Thank you to my awesome clients for amazing time and support! Its not even possible without you!

We shot over 20 weddings in Auckland, Kerikeri {Northland}, Russell {Bay of Islands}, Leigh, Kumeu, Tauranga, Lake Taupo, Gisborne, Wellington; we been all around New Zealand, on South Island as well {Queenstown, Wanaka}. Also there was many beautiful and emotional engagement sessions {pre-wedding photo shoot} which made our hearts sing.

Matt, my second photographer and husband been always next to me in the wedding team. We work as a clock - understanding each other without words, support each other and share creative ideas. Its made our journey easy, flawless and more exciting. Our two little ones stayed at home well looked after by nana. Thank you so much all these amazing people for help.

Also need to mentioned great wedding photographers community, many meetings with creative minds for tea/coffee, its so great to share common passion, share ideas and recharge with positive vibe. Not forgetting an amazing vendors {venues, make-up artists, hair stylists, wedding dresses designers {we having amazing partnership with talented designer Trish Peng}, flowers, suits, and all wedding suppliers, the list is endless!}.

Also need to mention two wedding workshops what I visited {yes, learning never stops and they are a great way to get some inspiration and learn a new tool box}: Two Mann {amazing husband and wife team from Canada, Erika and Lanny a true inspiration!} and Free the Bird {Jai from Australia is a creative mastermind}. So good to met them and other inspiring photographers!

As you see past season been productive, positive and full on! We are so excited to recharge {not so we have much free time at this winter months} and looking forward to our next season 2017 | 18 {fully booked, but there always a spot for epic wedding :)} and even 2018 | 19 {as bookings are already open and filling up fast}. Its can be hard to imagine we plan so far in advance but its world of weddings :)

Enjoy this video slide show with highlights and our favourite photographs. Let me know if you have any questions!

x Warmly, Olga {Levien & Lens Photography} - Auckland, New Zealand wedding photographers.

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Bracu - First Presbyterian Church {Auckland wedding photographers} Ilinke and Shaun

Ilinke & Shaun

I been really excited about Ilinke & Shaun's wedding after their special engagement shoot where we spent amazing time on one of the Auckland beaches {Ilinke's mum made a special flower crown for her}. As a wedding photogpraher I love to spend time with couples beforehand to better know each other, feel on ease on the wedding day and get some great shots of course :)! Couple's wedding took place on amazing day in First Presbyterian church with traditional ceremony and following reception in Bracu {Bombay, Auckland, NZ}. There was such amazing atmosphere with great families and friends! 

Ilinke shares couple story: "Shaun and I met through friends. One day he invited me for a walk on the beach and a coffee. To this day this has been our favorite thing to do; it's a peaceful activity that allows us to connect and spend quality time together. ~In high tides or low tides i'll be by your side~" Their proposal was just amazing: "Shaun and I travelled with our family and friends to Wellington. I was getting admitted as a lawyer in the High Court of New Zealand. After my admittance we took a walk down the waterfront as the sun was setting; Shaun proposed at the love-lock bridge. There were bag pipes in the background by coincidence. He had a lock engraved and we threw the key in the sea and locked in our love. We got back to celebrate with friends and family. " Such a great and romantic story!

I love how couple incorporated their special tradition in their wedding day: "Shaun loves playing golf and i love watching golf. Instead of table numbers we have table names of the golf courses I have lived on growing up, Shaun's favorite courses he has played and the courses we wish to travel to together." Such original idea and I can totally relate to this as my husband Matt {second photogpraher} just loves playing golf. :)

Amazing day for amazing and truly loving people!

Happy future together!

Enjoy their beautiful wedding highlights and gallery!

reflection bride in the puddle {Auckland wedding photographers NZ}
bride and groom laughing in Bracu {Auckland wedding photographers}
couple sitting on the bench in Bracu {Auckland wedding photographer}
bride and groom in gazebo {Bracu - Auckland wedding photographer}

Great Creative Team:

Dress- Alma J Bridal Boutique
Suit- Barkers
Flowers - Twig & Twine
Jewelry- Roman & French ( earrings / bracelets) and Michael Hill (rings)
Make up - Lipstick and Co 
Hair - McInnes & Co

Wedding sign - Wild C
and Auckland wedding photographers Levien & Lens Photography {thank you to my husband Matt for assistance}

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Sawmill cafe {Leigh, Northland} New Zealand destination wedding photographers {Madeline and Barry}

Madeline & Barry

Such a great time and amazing people I met on the special celebration on Madeline & Barry wedding in Sawmill Cafe {Leigh, Northland, New Zealand}. It was a great atmosphere starting at bride and groom getting ready in the venue following by first look on the nearby farm and ceremony inside the cafe with formals and reception full of positive and emotional moments, lots of laugh and cry. We also had a chance to sneak out of reception to catch last sun rays at sunset near seaside. Beautiful memories so treasured and special for us, wedding photographers as we leave and breath in this romantic and real atmosphere with creating special for couple and their families photographs which speaks from the heart! As husband and wife wedding photographers team we can totally relate to these moments and we love to be a part of this storytelling.

Couple shared their story. They met at a bar {thats why choice of wedding venue was so special and easy decision}, Madeline shared some details how was mad a proposal: "in our bedroom, on one knee Christmas eve 2015. He was supposed to do it while we were away on our Christmas holiday but Barry had a burning hole in his pocket and could wait." such a great story!

Happy future together!

Enjoy this video and photo highlights in the gallery:

Great Creative team:

BRIDES DRESS - Kellylin Couture. BRIDES SHOES - Mi Piaci. JEWELLERY - Zoe and Morgan. MAKE-UP - Nessa Warne. HAIR - Robbie Belll from Shout Hair. FLOWERS - Anna May. BRIDESMAID DRESS - DECJUBA. BRIDESMADE SHOES - Hush Puppies. MENS SUITS - Barkers. MENS SHOES - Merchant 1948. PAGE BOYS OUTFIT - Cotton On. CELEBRANT - Nikki Dare
and New Zealand & International destination wedding photographers - Levien & Lens Photography

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Sonya and Ryan's Chic Beach Wedding published in Modern Weddings {Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga NZ photographers}

Im really excited to share with you amazing news: Sonya & Ryan's New Years Eve wedding just been published in Modern Weddings as "Chic Beach Wedding".

This wedding was just unforgettable with warm and cosy atmosphere in Maketu beach with ceremony at the backyard with views to Mt Maunghanui {Tauranga}. We specially drove from Hamilton, NZ to capture for couple such a special moments and come back home just 5 minutes before 12 am to celebrate the New Year :) Such a great memories! 

Sonya & Ryan had amazing day sharing their feelings with close friends and families {who come over to NZ from overseas all around the world}. You can have a look at our wedding highlights couple of months ago and check the fresh publication in Modern Weddings. Its a great pleasure to see these images featured!

Congratulations to beautiful couple and Happy future together!

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Bushmere Arms - Gisborne Wedding {New Zealand destination weddings photographer} Megan and Chris

Megan & Chris

Such amazing time in Gisborne with shooting beautiful destination wedding - Megan & Chris get married in Bushmere Arms - stunning garden venue with traditional atmosphere! Need to mentioned I captured two weddings in Gisborne on this Waitangi weekend, its great to meet so many amazing people and document important for them story.

Day started in Megan nana's house on the farm, follow with first look on picturesque hills and forest, groom getting ready with his groomsmen in family house and ceremony with reception in Bushmere Arms {Gisborne, New Zealand}. We also had a short drive to a vinery, we just can't miss this opportunity especially knowing that its part of Chris's family routs.

It was great to meet couple again after our engagement | couples photo shoot few months ago in Hamilton Gardens, such a great memories! Bride and groom met each other 10 years!!! ago in high school and as Megan said: "Going strong since then". :)

Happy future together!

Enjoy this highlights in the video slideshow and gallery:

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Great Creative Team:

Dress: Bridal Solutions {Tauranga}, Veil - Handmade
Suit: Bond & Co {Tauranga}
Flowers - made by Nana and Aunty Jo
Makeup - RaquelHair&Makeup {Gisborne}
Hair - House of Hair
Celebrant - Judith Wright; MC - Steve Burke; DJ - DJ Magik
and New Zealand & International destination wedding photographers - Levien & Lens Photography 

Vintage Russell Wedding {The Duke of Marlborough} published in Paper and Lace {Bay of Islands, New Zealand destination weddings photographers}

Its unbelievable but second week in a row Im congratulating Hana & Aidan with another publication of their classic vintage beautiful wedding in stunning location The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell {Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand} - Paper and Lace, stunning NZ wedding blog cared be Jax.

As destination wedding photographers we love to travel all around New Zealand and worldwide, but this wedding and location been truly special. I love the historical feeling and atmosphere in this cozy town. Also ability to breath in all the nature and landscapes around crossing the space between Paihia and Russell on the ferry just priceless! Such a great memories.

Enjoy this publication and have a look at Hana & Aidan wedding's highlights in our Blog.

Great Creative team:

Grooms suit - Barkers; Groomsmen suits - Hallensteins
Wedding gown- Secret Lace Bridal; Bridesmaid dresses- Made by Julie Smith; Wedding bands and engagement ring- John Franich Jewellers
Hair- Laurel Stratford Wedding Hair Stylist
Make Up - W.I.X Makeup; Flowers - Donna Nicholas

Celebrant - Ida Birch MC - Andrew Brees

Videographers - MATA Films {check out their amazing videography - highlights from the full wedding day coverage}

and New Zealand destination wedding photographer {Hamilton based} - Levien & Lens Photography

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Oreti Village | Lake Taupo {New Zealand - International destination wedding photographers} Sonny & Powhiri

Sonny & Powhiri

Their wedding in Oreti Village {Lake Taupo, New Zealand}  was just amazing and totally worth to travel as destination wedding. Even rainy weather can't stand on the way of real emotions, candid moments and love. We document all so treasured for couple moments in Taupo, Oreti Village and Waihi Village.

It was a great pleasure to capture all the moments during the wedding day, full of traditions and cultural meaning {maori families}.

Enjoy this video and gallery!

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Rustic Garden Wedding published in Paper and Lace {New Zealand destination weddings photographer}

Im really excited to share with you amazing news - Elisah & Heremaia's rustic wedding in Liddington Gardens {Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand} just been published on Paper & Lace, one of he biggest NZ publishers and such amazing wedding blog. Its happened right on my birthday and its not accident, amazing editor Jax planned it on purpose.

paper & lace publication {levien & lens photography}

I been so happily surprised to read a birthday wishes right inside the publication. Thank you so much Jax, Paper & Lace, Im really appreciate your kind words, and so happy to be a friend of such amazing company with so much care around! You doing beautiful job with helping brides around New Zealand with their wedding planning and inspiration, Im happy to be featured and be part of it!

You can have a close look at ELisah & Heremaia's wedding day in our Blog and also enjoy brand new publication in Papare & Lace.

Enjoy it!

rustic garden wedding published in Papar and Lace {New Zealand destination weddings photographer}

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rustic garden wedding published Paper and Lace - Aucland - New Zealand weddings destination photogpraher

Old Forest School Vintage Venue {Tauranga - Bay of Plenty wedding photographer}

Old Forest School near Tauranga {Te Puke, Bay of Plenty} is such a special vintage wedding venue. Its a dream! As a wedding photographer I heard a lot of positive words about this venue but never had a chance to visit it. 

Luckily my friend, wedding photographer Tiffany Curtis asked me for help, and I been happy to give a hand and captured Tracy & Che's beautiful wedding last weekend. It was amazing wedding with great atmosphere - some laugh and crying moments. Im posting only some highlights and leave to Tiffany to showcase a complete wedding gallery. I would love to give brides the opportunity to scout around and see real atmosphere of this gorgeous place in photographs.

So many beautiful spots around the venue as Old School, Redwood Stables, Big and Little Barn, Tin Shed, Faraway Wood, Lovelock Lane, Redwood Bar and Tippy, cabins, tennis court, cricket and plenty of other activities making your guests busy while you are away from the guests.

Venue is in great location near Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane, so handy!

Also need to mention amazing care from owners and stuff, you can feel warm atmosphere and great surroundings.

Enjoy this gallery!

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