The bride is a fun loving, sporty style girl and hockey is her game. Oriwa, relaxed and always supporting a smile, had no change of character on her beautiful, shining Wedding day in March. There was no shortage of laughter and music as Oriwa, her family and friends overlooked the venue from a house on a hill in Paradise Valley. The excitement and happiness filled the air as Oriwa's hockey friends and close relatives helped her dress, ready and waiting for the big moment.
Sam thought of Oriwa as he got ready at the Clevelands Motel in Rotorua. His groomsmen shared these moments with him, laughing, as they toasted his wedding day with glayva. He was dashing in blue as he awaited his beautiful wife to meet him at the aisle, adorned with his greenstone to match hers, and tears struck his face as she stepped out.
Oriwa's smile was infectious, settling the nerves of her father and stepfather as they escorted her up the aisle- just as she had planned. Sam wiped away tears and smiling as Oriwa greeted him lovingly. Relaxed and care-free Oriwa and Sam's joy radiated throughout the crowd as the birds sang in Paradise Valley. There was a loving stillness in the air as the ceremony began, their most dearest gathered excitedly awaiting those words. "I do".
The rest of the night was filled with song, dance and joy. The cake, sporting a large beer glass in reference to Sam's work, was a big hit. Everyone passed the beer around and took a bite before the sneak peek slideshow of this incredible day. The girls gathered excitedly as Oriwa performed once more, the bouquet toss, and the celebrations continued throughout the night.
Oriwa and Sam, your wedding day was magical. Filled with love, laughter and happiness. We wish you all the best for your futures together. Love, Lena and Jay.
THANK YOU TO THE INCREDIBLE TEAM WHO HELPED MAKE THIS DAY SPECIAL:
Venue & Reception: Private Farm in Paradise Valley
Marquee: Andy's Marquee and Party Hire
Celebrant: Peter Duncan, the Wedding Guy
Make Up: Tatiana Te Kowhai
Dress: Astra Bridal
Cake: Dolce Creations
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