I was introduced to P & J through a good friend of mine, and I'm so glad we met. These two are sweeter than an ice cream sundae and just gorgeous!
I had the honour of capturing their magical Sangeet evening a couple of nights before the wedding so I got to meet the vast number of family members and friends pre-wedding day, whom might I add were super welcoming and such a hoot!
On the day, we braved the mosquitos, large cobwebs and their occupants and perhaps poison ivy and ventured into some pretty thick, overgrown forest in the middle of Riverhead. The risk was worth it for some beautiful images. These two were legends. We could almost be somewhere lush and tropical. Not someones farm in the depths of West Auckland.
POONAM & JONATHAN'S DETAILS /
Poonam & Jonathan's wedding reception and ceremony was held at Allely Estate in Kumeu, West Auckland. Poonam wore a custom made dress and veil from Sally Eagle Bridal and her shoes were by Merchant. Lingerie was from Smith & Caughey's and Bras N Things. The bridesmaids wore dresses from the bridesmaids range by Evolution and shoes were from Shoe Connection.
Hair was by Darren Meredith and makeup by Grayson Coutts. The engagement ring is by Fifth Avenue Jewellers and the wedding bands were Michael Hill Jeweller.
Both the groom and Groomsmen's suits were by Barkers and shoes from The Iconic. Styling and hair by Vea Fonua at Barkers Groom Room.
Flowers and hair pieces were by Floral Stylist and stationary was a template purchased from Etsy. Wedding favours were Poonam and Jonathan's own 'Blend' of Tea (Lavender, peppermint and rose petal) purchased from Chapter Tea in Mount Eden. The bottles were purchased from Look Sharp. Their celebrant was Jonathan's uncle, VJ Patel and video was shot by ShaunPaul Creative.
The cake was made by Baker & Co and all food was supplied by Allely Estate.
The DJ was DJ Soultre. Jonathan made their seating chart and welcome sign with recycled timber and his cousin Romel did the lettering. Dried flowers were purchased for confetti off Trade Me.
Their good friends Richard and Genevieve Matthews sang during the ceremony and reception.