What about a bride that can rock a cyclone? Alyssa and Quentin had everything planned: the perfect venue, a fabulous Alfred Angelo wedding gown, a stunning location for photos,…. What they did not plan for, was cyclone Cook, that hit New Zealand just the day before their wedding leaving wet fields and muddy beaches. Well, despite of this, together with their lovely dog Koda and their awesome friends and family, they made the most out of their special day!
It was such a beautiful experience working alongside Hayley, from All Made Up, and Made Up by Ruth for this unique and special wedding. On the 1st of March, Jessica, which suffers from a rare heart disease, married the love of her life, Troy.
Jess was born with six hearth conditions and has had four heart operations, including a Fontan triple bypass, where her entire heart had to be reconstructed. At age 18, due to a complete hearth block and a heart failure, she became permanent pacemaker-dependent.
She is now on the waiting for what is set to be the riskiest operation to date, and first of its kind in New Zealand: a double transplant for her heart and liver.
Jessica and Troy wanted their wedding dream to happen before the transplant, so they put a call out on a Givealittle page to help fund their wedding. Dozen of wedding vendors offered their services to help the couple.
It was such a pleasure and an honour to be part of their special day!
It always feels special being part of a wedding, but it’s even more special when you’ve known the person for a while.
Victoria and I met back in 2011, when my husband and I first arrived in New Zealand. We were neighbours and our pets ( a puppy and a kitten) were best friends.
Vishi and Sam got married with an intimate and romantic ceremony in the Wenderholm Regional Park, followed by a picnic and a homemade Argentinian feast to die for!
To complement Victoria’s romantic vision and her pink wedding gown, I created a glowing makeup look using rosy pinks and beiges. To finish the look, a soft updo with flowers and leaves.
Photographer (getting ready) Tommaso Baldassarri, editing Victoria Roberts.
Photographer (ceremony) Santana Maria Photography
Shaina and Jackson got married back in October in a surprise wedding; her guests thought they were going to her 30th birthday party!
Shaina wore a a stunning and delicate ensamble by designer Sally Eagle.
Photographer Louise Munro
Flowers Twig and Bloom
Hair Inspired Hair
Makeup by me, Luisa PollioRead More
Combine a fantastic photographer and an amazing model, and you can rest assured you’ll get an amazing set of photos. Anastasia is a beautiful Russian girl that arrived in New Zealand just a few months ago. Dario is a dear friend and, well, one of the best photographers I know. For the shoot Anastasia wore a few pieces from her own collection: a stunning Roberto Cavalli that her grandpa gave her when she was younger, the red Agent Provocateur mini dress and a Storm jumpsuit from the latest collection.Read More