REAL WEDDING: Ashleigh and David

After photos we returned to the reception and was confronted by a surprise and truly amazing haka, performed by many of our closest friends and family (including my sister). Those couple of minutes were incredibly touching and a moment that will stay with us for a long time. We couldn’t have been happier with the day surrounded by the most important people in our lives. Our family friends still talk about their trip to the Coromandel and how much they loved our wedding in Matarangi.

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CONVERSATIONS: 5 Things To Consider With Children At Weddings

Recently we received a wedding invitation that began with the words:

“Greta Elley would like to invite you to her Mum and Dad’s wedding”.

An invitation by the couple’s adorable two year old was so touching it brought tears to my eyes. It then got me thinking of the choice to include children in your wedding day and all that that involves.

Kids are wonderful and joyful, but also unpredictable, and things don’t always go according to plan. So if you’re planning on involving children in your wedding day here are a few tips for you to consider to make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

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REAL WEDDING: Soph and Cal

We were celebrating our 5th year anniversary. Cal had made plans for us to have dinner together at the beach. He picked up some burgers and beers and we sat on the beach, ate dinner, drank a few beers and chatted (mainly about our daughter India who was 1 at the time). As we were about to leave, Cal got down on one knee and proposed to me with my Mum’s engagement ring.

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