Janelle and Eli's wedding at Wellington's Botanic Gardens and Wellington Rowers

Janelle and Eli's wedding at Wellington's Botanic Gardens and Wellington Rowers

I loved every minute of this wedding. Janelle and Eli are absolutely lovely people, who unsurprisingly surrounded themselves with a whole lot of other lovely people to celebrate their big day. Janelle looked jaw-droppingly beautiful in her Sophie Voon dress and custom veil. There were so many special family elements to this wedding: Janelle wore her Nana's mother's pearls around her wrist (she still has the card that went with them), her gorgeous Nana made the guys' thistle boutonnieres, and her mum Glenice made the girls' lovely bouquets. Janelle and her bridal party did the flowers for the tables, and Janelle made the multiple cakes (there were several important birthdays the same day - an 8th, a 30th and a 60th).  Janelle's brother and sister-in-law made the wooden signs, and the ceremony reading was a poem written by Eli's dad Ashley to mark their engagement. Speaking of which, it was quite a cool one. Janelle was flying to Dunedin to see her family, and Eli knew she would want to share the news with them. So unbeknownst to her he caught a slightly earlier flight so that he could propose down in Dunedin. Janelle had been exhausted and had slept the whole way, so when she saw him waiting at the airport her first thought was that she'd overslept and somehow ended up back in Wellington! :)

001-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
002-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
003-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
004-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
005-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
009-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
006-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
007-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
008-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
010-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
011-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
012-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
013-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
014-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
015-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
016-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
017-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
018-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
019-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
020-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
021-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
022-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
023-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
024-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
025-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
026-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
027-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
028-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
029-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
030-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
031-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
032-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
033-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
034-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
035-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
036-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
037-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
038-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
039-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
040-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
041-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
042-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
043-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
044-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
045-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
046-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
047-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
048-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
050-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
051-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
052-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
053-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
054-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
055-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
056-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
057-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
058-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
059-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
060-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
061-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
062-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
063-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
064-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
065-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
066-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
067-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
068-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
069-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
070-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
071-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
072-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
074-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
075-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
076-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
077-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
078-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
Wedding-dancing.jpg
080-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg
081-Wellington_Rowers_wedding.jpg

Celebrant: Jude Best

Janelle's dress and custom veil: Sophie Voon Bridal

Hair: John St Hair Salon

Makeup: Amelia Gill from Mecca Cosmetica

Caterers: Nosh

Eli's suit: Barkers

Groomsmen's outfits: Hallensteins

Welcome to the family, Gala

The many faces of Marcin, aged 5

The many faces of Marcin, aged 5