Trop­i­cal CEL­E­BRA­TION

Sway­ing bam­boo and ba­nana trees set the scene for ROYA REZAEI and SHA­HAB INTEZARI’S in­ti­mate nup­tials.

New Zealand Weddings - - GALLERY - Photography LE­VIEN & LENS

Sha­hab and I met seven years ago through mu­tual friends and kept in touch even though we were liv­ing in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. It was when he came to visit me in In­dia – one of the best trips we’d had to­gether – that he pro­posed. Four years on, we held our sum­mer nup­tials at Auck­land’s Land­sendt with 30 of our clos­est friends and fam­ily. I’d al­ways dreamed of an out­door wed­ding and the venue’s trop­i­cal feel with its sway­ing bam­boo and ba­nana trees was ex­actly what I had in mind.

Our colour pal­ette of blush and gold in­formed our styling for the day. Our cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion both took place un­der the venue’s white high-top mar­quee. The guests’ ta­bles were dec­o­rated with trans­par­ent, raised stands adorned with blush and white flow­ers

and split-leaf philo­den­dron fash­ioned by Stylish Wed­dings and Events, while our bridal ta­ble was draped with an orchid and hy­drangea run­ner with masses of white can­dles ar­ranged at the foot of the ta­ble. My bou­quet was stems of white or­chids, my ab­so­lute favourite flower, and a flower wall by The Flower Wall NZ was a fun ad­di­tion for pho­tos.

Af­ter our de­li­cious buf­fet din­ner we en­joyed a three-tier white fon­dant cake from the City Cake Com­pany in three yummy flavours: lemon, white choco­late and mud cake, dec­o­rated with lovely flo­ral de­tail.

My wed­ding gown was an el­e­gant num­ber by Pronovias from Modes. It was sleeve­less dress with a de­tach­able train and lace de­tails at the back and front; I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it on. I kept ac­ces­sories min­i­mal, wear­ing a pair of ear­rings gifted to me by my mum.

The won­der­ful night ended with a ‘last dance’ be­tween just the two of us; guests were given a hand­ful of petals to throw our way. It was so mag­i­cal, truly the high­light of the night.

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