Shantelle and Kelly held their garden nuptials in the lush green surroundings of Rosenvale, New Zealand. Having met online, the ‘first look’ photographs really recreate the excitement and anticipation from their first meeting so beautifully; the shots of this lovely pair beaming at each other are just glorious. I love the lilacs and soft pastel tones that Shantelle and Kelly have incorporated; from the bridesmaid’s dresses and bouquets to the rose-toned bubbles for the toast and the tasty macaron treats. So subtle but executed perfectly. Then there’s the cupcakes topped with soft icing roses and the splendid naked wedding cake – a real country show stopper that looks absolutely delicious. This is such a charming, down-to-earth celebration, I’m sure you’ll love these images from their day.
Huge thanks to Olga Levien of Levien & Lens Photography for sharing this delightful wedding with us.
P.s. Make sure you look out for Shantelle and Kelly’s little boy looking utterly adorable in his miniature suit!
FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER | Amazing day with Shantelle and Kelly, their little one and close friends, families, started in their farm house outskirts of Hamilton, first look in Hamilton Gardens and wedding ceremony and reception in Rosenvale, such a beautiful Waikato venue nearby Te Awamutu – New Zealand. There was so many special moments! Couple met each other through an online dating site. They have been together since early Jan 2015 and have a son, who will be 1 yrs old in March. Kelly said “from the first time he met me he knew I was going to be the mother of his future children.” I’m so excited for this couple, congratulations and happy future together! Hope you had a great honey moon in Rarotonga :)
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photographers | Levien & Lens Photography with Olga Levien
Dresses | Thalia Boutique
Suits | Dorset Suites
Flowers | Petite Posy Florist
Hair | Mint Hair Design
Make-up | Lillybeth: A Beautiful Education
Celebrant | Sue Collins
MC | @Warren Willmot (brother in law)
Caterers | Classique Caterers
Venue | Rosenvale
Naked cake | BJ’s Cake
Décor | Cake Flowers: Florabunda & Cake and Waikato – Aukland – Bay of Plenty
Thank you so much Shantelle and Kelly for sharing your special day with us!
I also wanted to say hello as I’m a new name to the incredible Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. I’m Petra, a bride-to-be (hurrah!) and so excited to have joined Lou as a Features Writer. I can’t wait to share some gorgeous weddings with you! Petra x