We were in the middle our holiday when they booked us, and since then we have been looking forward to their wedding day.

The day did not start at its greatest. We received a call from Ina early in the morning of their wedding day to let us know that they are far behind the schedule, the clouds started to turn grey and the sun decided not to shine. A little over an hour before the ceremony, it started to drizzle and it even seemed like it was going to pour. But it didn’t. The drizzle seemed like God’s way of blessing their day.

And blessed it was.

The ceremony was the most meaningful. The church was packed with families and friends who were all smiling and singing. They were all celebrating. And when it came to the part when Ina’s parents finally gave her away, there was silence, and then tears.

That moment will be hard to forget.

And off we went to the Petone wharf to brave the strong winds but they were too strong for our couple and their bridal party. We were lucky to be able to get a few shots. Most of them, stolen. 🙂

And then, the reception. It was another wedding filled with laughter, traditions, culture and love. We were amused ourselves to see so much food and so much dancing — Samoan way.

It truly was a celebration.

To Ina and Hale,

We thank the Lord for letting you find us. We thank you and your families for trusting us and for making us feel very “at home” in your company on your special day. We knew, through the e-mails we exchanged that, there was more to look forward to than shooting on your wedding day. It was making new friends and meeting really wonderful people, like the ones present on your day. We hope these photos would make you smile each time you look at them, as they take you back to the most joyful celebration of your lives. We are gratified to have been part of it.

All the best in life,

Meeko & Redge