Ellen & Toby
I can by no means rather get more than New Zealand’s drop dead beautiful landscapes, they often make the most spectacular backdrop for a wedding! Ellen and Toby chose Wanaka for their gorgeous Spring inspired wedding and I can’t wait to share it with you!
Ellen tells their story “We met in the USA. Toby is Canadian, I am a Kiwi. We got collectively ultimately through mutual buddies. Even so, we got severe speedily and we had to decide whether we a) moved to Canada (we couldn’t live in the States any longer, visas had been expiring) b) moved to new Zealand or c) broke up…THANK GOD TOBY CHOSE ‘B’!!!!”
Photographs nowadays are by Lavara O’Hanlon Photography who has captured these days’s wedding (and it’s extraordinary place!) so beautifully!
Ellen chose a gown from Elite Bridal Put on.
Ellen and Toby had been married at Holy Family Church, Wanaka . Ellen walked down the aisle to ‘Smash Into You’ by Jon Mclaughin.
A single of Ellen’s fondest memories is at the end of the ceremony. “I remember my nieces providing me horse-shoes and enjoy hearts at the finish of the ceremony, I bawled my eyes out then. ”
Of their photographer, Ellen remarks “She is amazing….I’ve met Lavara a handful of times via a close mutual good friend, so felt so comfy with her being there on my particular day. She was Extraordinary so professional and gave superb direction – I have no doubt it ought to be challenging with giddy brides and bridesmaids and a handful of tipsy groomsmen around! She is so special and so incredible at wedding photography. She captured so numerous special moments and the landscape shots…well, breathtaking!”
The couple held their wedding reception at The Venue. Ellen recalls “It was best. Brett and Maxine had been amazing, the food was phenomenal. Ideal for absolutely everyone, a place to sit, a spot to quietly mingle and Place TO dance!!!!” The wedding cake was produced by Cakes of Wanaka. Ellen says ” THE CAKE! My cake was epic! ”
For their first dance, Ellen recalls “I began dancing with my dad first…as it is Canadian tradition for the father to dance with the daughter very first, and I guess ceremoniously hand me more than to my husband! So the special song my father and I danced to was ‘My Wish’ by Rascall Flatts. Enjoy it. Then Toby and I danced to his own song named ‘Save Me’ which he recorded for our proposal. Great.”
Congratulations Ellen and Toby! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Lavara O’Hanlon Photography for sharing nowadays’s photographs!
Photographer: Lavara O’Hanlon Photography / Cinematographer: Deborah Sim / Bride’s Dress: Elite Bridal Wear / Bride’s Shoes: Girls of Elegance / Bridesmaid Dresses: Light in the Box / Hairstylist: Flair Hairstyling 03 443 7727 / Makeup Artist: Gena Konia / Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Church, Wanaka. / Ceremony Officiant: Father Paul Mahoney / Reception Venue: The Venue / Band: No Reason Band 03 443 4034 / Catering: 63b catering / Cake Baker: Cakes of Wanaka / Flowers & Decor: Studio 54
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Photographer: Lavara O’Hanlon Photography / Cinematographer: Deborah Sim / Bride’s Dress: Elite Bridal Put on / Bride’s Shoes: Girls of Elegance / Bridesmaid Dresses: Light in the Box / Hairstylist: Flair Hairstyling 03 443 7727 / Makeup Artist: Gena Konia / Ceremony Venue: Holy Family members Church, Wanaka. / Ceremony Officiant: Father Paul Mahoney / Reception Venue: The Venue / Band: No Cause Band 03 443 4034 / Catering: 63b catering / Cake Baker: Cakes of Wanaka / Flowers & Decor: Studio 54