Carl & Elaine

Markovina Vineyard Estate

Auckland Wedding Photographer   |   Markovina Wedding Photos    |   Garden Wedding

Carl and Elaine’s wedding day at Markovina Vineyard Estate was full of emotion and so many happy tears.
Their day was not only a celebration of the two of them, but really felt like a whole family celebration – with their kids being a huge focal point of the day (read on to Carl’s favourite part of the day to find out more!) 

It was a perfect summer day for their ceremony under the chestnut tree – the perfect garden backdrop. 

We asked Carl and Elaine to share a bit about their day, and here’s what Carl said:

What is your favourite memory of the wedding day?  

My favourite part of our day was when Elaine’s daughter asked me to adopt her at the ceremony, just before our vows.  Elaine said she doesn’t have just one favourite part because she loved everything hahaha.  That was also my biggest surprise and also both of us were surprised that all our boys did a haka for us people that haven’t even done a haka before but they all got together and did trainings prior to the wedding.

What’s your advice for future couples? 

My advice for future couples would be not to stress to much beforehand, because once the day starts – it all falls into place nicely what ever happens, well its meant to be.

We also asked them to share their favourite photos with us from their day.
They picked the stunning golden light one of them walking through the field and and the very last photo – dancing in the dark later in the night. 

Vendor Shoutout:

Venue: Markovina Vineyard Estate
Auckland wedding photographer: Perspectives Photo + Cinema
Florist: K flower arrangements 
Hair:  Sonia Nuku, IHeartPretty
Make up: Gina petrie makeup@beautyspecialist
Brides hair:  Melissa Talbot 
Grooms suits:  Balmoral suit hire 

If you’ve enjoyed Carl and Elaine’s Markovina Wedding photos – you can check out some of our other Markovina weddings here.