New Zealand wedding: Geneva + Jono

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Geneva + Jono are musicians (she’s a singer, he’s a multi-instrumentalist). They met back when they were just 16, but didn’t start dating until the end of college. Just based off their wedding alone, these two are F.U.N. It will be obvious in just a sec how out there, funny and crazy Jono is. Geneva – she’s got her crazy side too, but compared to Jono’s little “wedding morning skateboarding in your skivvies sesh” with his groomsmen, she appears super mellow. We’re excited for you guys to see this one. The details are thoughtfully crafted, the photos by Bayly & Moore look like they came out of an editorial shoot, and the couple… well they’re awesome.

simple wedding invitations

I actually found the design of our invites on a wedding blog when I was doing some ‘creative wedding research’. I fell in love with the design and the fact that it seemed impossible was super appealing to me. We were after wooden etched invites and were so happy when we found a designer, Vanessa Harris, that knew where we could get them done.. it’s was definitely one of those ‘YES! We did it!’ moments – the near impossible was achieved. So Vanessa and ADFW captured exactly what we wanted in the invitations and we were over the moon with the finished product. These ended up costing more than paper invites would have – but we had made the decision that we wanted to go the extra mile so that our guests felt special from the get go.

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diamond wedding ring

baby blue, single strap bridesmaid dresses

What’s something a groom can do with his guys before the wedding… skate the neighborhood in his skivvies!

groomsmen skateboarding party

groomsmen skateboarding party

Can’t get more memorable than that.

groomsmen prep party

checkered shirts, bow ties and blazers

red suede groomsmen shoes

Make sure to watch their video below to see all this action in motion.

blue, white and ivory wedding bouquet

I wanted to keep the flowers really simple and to come across ‘fresh and free’ as strange as that may sound. I love white flowers, so the flowers we had in the bouquets were… chrysanthemums, white lyzianthus, white roses, and lambs ears. 

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printed welcome sign

The design of our invitations carried through to the rest of our wedding and into our ‘order of the day’ program, reception name tags and other signage. 

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outdoor new zealand wedding

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prairie wedding portraits

prairie wedding portraits

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window printed seat chart

personalized m&m guest gifts

bride and groom chair signs

wood platter and crystal vase centerpiece

message table

groom serenades his new wife

chocolate frosting wedding cake

wedding dance party

Because we’re musicians, choosing music was one of the hardest parts to this all. But we managed to get there and we were super stoked with our choices. There were a lot of songs!!! Boys walk in song: The Black Hawk War by Sufjan StevensBrides walk in music: Turning Page by Sleeping At LastEnd of ceremony song: Forces of The Like by Woo’en (Jono had a band (they still like to think they are a band) made awesome rap songs when they were about 15/16 and they wrote this song about liking girls), Walk in reception: Robot Rock by Daft PunkFirst dance: Sparks by ColdplayFirst party dance: Land of 1000 Dances by William Pickett (we all learnt a dance from Just Dance 3 (the video game)… brilliant!). 

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And now for all the fun in motion! Such an adorable group of family & friends they have. Watch!

Huge congratulations Geneva + Jono!

Invitations + Stationery: ADFW / Photography: Bayly & Moore / Videography: Point & Shoot / Grooms suite: Eurostyle / Bride’s dress: Jessica Bridal / Venue: Kumeu Valley Estate / Flowers: Janet Goode / Bridesmaid dresses: Pam Armer / Venue interior design: Christine Cooper / Decanters: Centrepiece / Make up artist: Kate Solley / Hairdresser: Amelia Rush

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Katie Anderson-Keith Watson Events on Aug 16, 2012

There are so many fun photos! Looks like such a fun couple!

Sandra (Simply Peachy) on Aug 16, 2012

Beautiful! Looked like such a fun celebration! Wish I could jump in on it!

Marika Malaea on Aug 16, 2012

That video was EXCELLENT. Totally made me laugh and cry. Awesome photos, too!

andrea {tapestri} on Aug 16, 2012

Wow. Just wow. This brilliant wedding is the perfect combination of casual rock star awesome meeting fabulously feminine and sophisticated detail. SOOOO much FUN! You can tell from the family and friends on the vid that these two will have a great life together and are just authentically cool. Kudos to the videographers for such an EXCELLENT capture and editing job! Heading into my elite "fave weddings" file.

Julia on Aug 16, 2012

These two rock! One of those weddings where you look through the photos and wish you were there... great job and congrats to the happy couple!

Jaynie on Aug 16, 2012

I have looked at so many wedding blogs and so many different weddings. This wedding is BY FAR the best, most personal and seemingly the most fun wedding I've seen. I love how much everyone was involved in the video, too. I want to be their friend.

Lizelly on Aug 16, 2012

such a cute couple...and family/friends. I was smiling all they way through the video!!

Desiree on Aug 17, 2012

Love it when I cry at videos and I don't even know who is in them! These photos are awesome and the video is nice icing on the cake. I think that's the best groomsmen & groom entrance, I've ever seen - the skateboards and the horns. Well done!

Anna on Aug 17, 2012

What a beautiful wedding, full of personality. What a shame his hair looked so unkempt, it looked like he had forgotten to brush it for the big day.

Joni on Aug 17, 2012

Had to comment because the video was so good - made me cry and I don't even know them! Such authentic love and joy among friends and family - what a truly blessed couple they are!

Anonymous on Aug 18, 2012

I love My Little Pony: Frindship is Magic and will be playing "Love is in Bloom" from the season 2 finale at my wedding. Also, there are no girls on the internet.

Jamie on Aug 19, 2012

What a gorgeous wedding! But the thing I was most impressed with was the fact that all of this was done with a point and shoot??? AMAZING!

Parekh on Aug 20, 2012

Hahahaha...amazing photography. Loved some funny photos. The video brings out all the emotions. You just can not hold yourself from crying.

Kristina Juarbe on Aug 20, 2012

What a fun looking wedding! Beautiful pictures!

Kait on Aug 27, 2012

One of the most beautiful/gnarly wedding videos I've ever seen. This made me tear up in anticipation for my wedding next month! Spectacular, thanks for sharing!

Carrie Davidson on Oct 1, 2012

Gorgeous wedding, however very bummed to see the work of a colleague copied a little too close to the original (an open admission by the bride):

Anastasia Arrigo - Hochzeitsfotografin on Jan 6, 2013

What a gorgeous wedding and beautifully styled. Can’t get enough of this wedding. Stunning!

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oh wow amazing collocation of wedding photography

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