Kariotahi Beach Wedding
Get ready to have your breath taken away by this glorious wedding from LEVIEN & LENS PHOTOGRAPHY.
“What a beautiful wedding in Castaways Resort (Kariotahi beach, Auckland) I been captured this time. Juliette & Jonny just amazing couple and mean to be with each other. I been shooting their engagement party in April last year, what a warm and cosy atmosphere there was. I been really thrilled to be invited to capture their so special wedding day!It’s even more meaningful for me because Juliette is my very first friend what I met in New Zealand in my first year when I joined ice skating coffee club (I been doing figure skating for 5 years back in Russia :). She is a presenter at Radio New Zealand concert. We both love ice skating, dance and more 🙂 it was a big honour to capture these beautiful moments for this stunning couple.Creative team what made this wedding so special:Dress: Parkland Bridal & Shirley from I Sew 4 U- Dressmaking & AlterationsMakeup: Catherine Campbell Make UpHair: Sam Graham from Framed Hair & BeautyShoes: Trousseau – bridal & evening shoesCake: Isabelle EdmondsFlowers: Rosemary McNoeBand: Twistin’ The Swingand Levien & Lens Photography ;)Day started from getting ready moments in nice Castaways chalet with amazing views to the ocean, what a great place to be! It was emotional moments with first look with Juliette’s dad and time with all her close family and 3 bridesmaids (one of them Rosemary is Juliette’s sister, she also made gorgeous flowers bouquets for bridal party: need to mentioned other sister Catherine created a make-up for her, what a great family support!). Juliette’s veil is very special and keep in family for a few generation, what a beautiful tradition!Then we moved towards the St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Waiuku, Auckland where wedding ceremony was hold. It’s such a beautiful place with nice Christmas display and warm atmosphere. Music and amazing singing made this ceremony special as well. Scotland national music finalise the event with couple walking down the aisle as husband and wife! We not missed the family formals after the ceremony, it was a big fun with so many relatives from both sides and also little ones – nieces and nephews (8 kids in total!).Then became time for have rest and relax on the top of beautiful hills near Kariotahi beach, where we made bridal party shots and intimate session for bride and groom. Amazing views, beautiful landscapes and couple’s emotions and connection made this location shoot really special. I love to give my couple time to be themselves and get a peaceful moments in between of this hectic day :)Reception been hold in Castaways Resort Restaurant on the top of the hill with stunning views, where we get a chance to sneak to take a few shots before the sunset in between of speeches, cake cutting and first dance.What a beautiful memories!Congratulations Juliette & Jonny! Happy future together!”
– LEVIEN & LENS PHOTOGRAPHY