Masterton Wedding// Ash & Chris

These two are incredible. They got married on an autumn afternoon at St Matthew's Chapel in Masterton, the school which Ashleigh attended. Every wedding is beautiful, but while I was editing this one it really touched me.

There were sooo many beautiful little moments. Proud looks, tears in eyes, hand holding. I feel so immensely privileged that I got to be there to document it alongside Callum Osborne who was extraordinary.

Check it out for yourself, and those autumn colours!? Glorious. Congratulations Ash & Chris, you two are absolutely perfect for each other and have the brightest futures, I can feel it xxx

Dress from the incredible Rochelle at Princess Bride <3

Masterton Engagement Shoot // Ashleigh & Chris

As part of his proposal, he took her to feed penguins, her favourite animal! High five Chris.

This adorable couple is the perfect example of why I love engagement shoots. By the time you have walked around, got to know each other, laughed and teased each other for an hour and a half you are already friends, and so on the wedding day it's so much more fun and so much more relaxed. 

Can't wait for this one! Only a few weeks to go. Congratulations Ashleigh & Chris :D

 

Jane & Dennis

What can I say? It was love at first sight, for me I mean! It started with an inappropriate joke and led to me being able to be a part of one of the most beautifully sweet and funny weddings ever.

Getting to slow a wedding down and capture the small moments, the looks, the hands holding, the smiles, is the best thing in the world. That's what matters, and Jane & Dennis captured what matters throughout their entire wedding. It was in the way Jane stuck so close to her Mum all day, the fact that family featured in every part of the wedding, and the dried rose petals that Jane's Mum had prepared for months from Jane's late father's rose garden.

What a privilege that I got to be there with you two, and as I said to Dennis as I left, "you are the perfect blend of sweet and hilarious," and I meant it.

Jane & Dennis, all the best for a sweet lifetime of laughter together.

Me xx

Brackenridge Wedding, Martinborough, Holi & Ruan

Every single wedding has something amazing about it that stays with you afterwards. Holi & Ruan had so many beautiful sentimental and heartfelt moments throughout the day that it was overflowing with love. For me, the standout moments were with both Holi & Ruan's fathers. They were absolutely beaming and overflowing with pride and it was so incredible to watch these two amazing families become one. Congratulations you two, I feel SO grateful that I got to share this day with you. Lots of love X

Martinborough Garden Wedding//Abby + Chris

Abby & Chris did something amazing with their wedding. They slowed everything down and created a space for people to truly be present. With an awesome garden set up with Dutchy's Burger Joint and the amazing Hello Audrey, the theme was to enjoy and relax. My eyes leaked the entire way through editing this, it's the little moments that count. Congratulations again you two, you deserve all the happiness in the world xx

Mount Victoria Engagement Shoot//Wellington//Jay+Kimberley

They say that you should marry your best friend. These two are definitely all over that <3

Jay & Kimberley killed their engagement shoot which we did on a gorgeous sunny day on Mount Victoria in Wellington, and I can only imagine how incredible their wedding will be. Check out some of their engagement session here!

Upper Hutt Wedding/Silverstream/Bridal Portraits

Stephanie & George got married at Silverstream Retreat on a beautiful and sunny day. They asked me to come along and take some portraits after the wedding, and here are some of my favourite ones that we captured in their first few moments as husband and wife.

Beautiful flowers by : Kelly the Florist

Gorgeous makeup: Makeup by Alanah.

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Krissie & Marcel Engagement Shoot

These two, so much fun! We celebrated their engagement with a photo shoot at Whitireia Park in Porirua. (And we laughed the whole time).

 

Wellington Wedding/Dockside/Jules & Andrew

There were severe weather warnings left right and centre, but on the day there was nothing but a normal Wellington breeze. Jules & Andrew married at Dockside with friends and family, and together we captured a Wellington wedding! Check it out here <3

Brittany & Tyson Wedding/Tatum Park/July 1st 2017

Dear Brittany & Tyson,

Thank you SOOOO much for having me be a part of your day. The entire day was magical. It was such a joy to be able to capture your first day as husband and wife, and to get to know you both.

Words could never capture all the incredibly sweet, sentimental and emotional moments throughout the day, so I'll let the photos speak for me.

Congratulations, and it was an immense honour. P.S You owe me tissues!  ;)

All my love, Monica

 

Titahi Bay Wedding- Nicola & Glen- April Fools, 2017

So, what a wedding!

Nicola & Glen married at Arnold Park in Titahi Bay, with the most beautiful sea view, and the best of people. Their wedding was the perfect twist of sweetness and love, with hilarity and fun. (I had to double check when they said their wedding was on April Fool's, but that is their hilarious sense of humour ;) ).  It was impossible not to fall in love with the pair of them, and I was so fortunate to be able to work with some of the best vendors, all who made the day perfect. Thank you all for such an amazing wedding! Nicola & Glen, they say that couples who laugh together stay together, so you two are set for many lifetimes. Love, Monica.

Check out these epic local vendors:

Celebrant: Pip McLean 

Flowers:  Kelly Sutton of Kelly's Flowers- Wellington

Second Shooter Extraordinaire: Callum Osborne

Music/Sound: Ashfonics Entertainment

Dennis & Jane- Engagment Shoot- Gear Homestead

Five years together, and Dennis proposed to Jane this January. She said yes! I teamed up with the most talented girls I know! Gayle from The Little Prop Shop, Jess from Table Flower and Alex of Alex Coles Makeup Artistry. Turns out we had several friends in common too!

Dennis & Jane had me in fits the whole time, and this shoot will only be the beginning of a lifetime of hysterical laughing fits and fun.

Congratulations again you two, all the best and I hope to see you again really soon!

Beautiful cake: Stiletto Studio Cakes

Makeup: Alex Coles Makeup Artistry

Props: The Little Prop Shop

Flowers: Table Flower

Venue: Gear Homestead

 

Feilding + Palmerston North Wedding / Emma & Blake

I met Blake and Emma several years ago, and they are such a beautifully gentle and sweet couple. They took such good care of all their friends and family, and it was evident how loved they are by friends and family.

After years together, they tied the knot at Hiwinui Estate in Feilding in a beautiful garden setting, before finishing the evening at Awapuni Race Course. An absolutely gorgeous day, and I was so grateful to be there to document it.

Congratulations, and all the best you two! X

Carterton Wedding/Tash & DJ

What a wedding, set in rural Carterton with the most beautiful backdrop. These two are so in love, it's been an absolute pleasure just being around them. You can't help but adore Tash from the moment you meet her, and DJ is the perfect partner for her. They laugh, all the time. It was an absolute honour to spend the day with them and their families as they said "I do," and Tash & DJ, you have the real thing, congratulations! X

Second shooter: Callum Osborne

Makeup: Leah Louise Makeup

Hair: Tonik

Celebrant: Gillian Smith

Bar: Hello Audrey

 

 

 

Greg & Fia- A Wellington Wedding

These two are very special. Their day was filled with so much love, and was a true celebration of what it means to marry your best friend. The smiles, the tears, the laughs and the dance moves all made it the perfect day. A very Wellington wedding, as these two are about to move to Australia. I have loved all the time I've been able to spend with you both, and wish you all the best for your next step!

Engagement Shoot- Carterton- Tashie & DJ

They left their beautiful little girl to come and spend a moment together, a few months before they say I do.

It was rainy and foggy, but they were both so at home with nature, and with each other that no one even seemed to notice. Here's their engagement shoot.

Alex & Josh 26th- November 2016

Alex & Josh got married on Hahei Beach in the Coromandel, after loving each other for a decade. They are so in love with each other, that you can't help but love them both immediately.

It was a beautiful and perfectly unique day, where Alex arrived by boat, where her Mum was waiting for her to walk her down the aisle.

So much love, so much joy, and still so much to come. I am so touched to have been able to witness their first day as husband and wife, and extremely moved that I got to capture it.

For Alex & Josh! X