Wedding by the Lake

by | Weddings


This wedding was super special … the ceremony was on a clifftop at a stunning private property in Kuratau overlooking Lake Taupo.

Photography: Pause
The day was absolute perfection in every way.Β  The setting, the weather, the ceremony, the reception, the vibe throughout the day and into the evening of absolute JOY.

It was one of the best weddings I’ve ever been to.

So much fun and full to overflowing with love and heart moments.

Rico and his best men … they pranked us IN THE CEREMONY by pretending they’d forgotten the rings … they carried it on just long enough for Donna and I to actually believe they were legit! I’ll never forget it! It was a terrifying but GOLDEN moment that we will ALWAYS remember and laugh about!

π™π™žπ™˜π™€’𝙨 𝙑𝙀𝙬𝙨 …

I Rico, take you Donna, to be my wife, life partner and my one true love.

When I met you, I truly felt that you were the missing half that has made me whole.

It wasn’t easy to begin with when we got together, but the one thing I told you is, not to worry “just go with the flow”.

I promise to respect you and treasure you always.

I promise to listen to you because you’re always right.

Well most of the time.

I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, and to honour you all the days of my life.

I promise to always encourage you to achieve your dreams.

I promise to you love unconditionally through all our adventures in life together.

You’re my best friend, my soul mate and thank you for being you.

There are many different ways to be happy in life but all I need is you.

I’m yours, you are mine, and forever sounds just fine. I love you.

π˜Ώπ™€π™£π™£π™–’𝙨 𝙑𝙀𝙬𝙨 …


From the moment our paths crossed, you’ve captivated me,

challenged me, frustrated me and improved me in ways no person has done before.

And I have fallen in love with you again and again.

I truly believe we are good for each other and that we will continue to grow stronger together.

I promise to always show as much enthusiasm as you need when a new Marvel movie comes out.

I promise to challenge you and let you win occasionally for your ego, but know I will win more, just to keep your feet on the ground.

I promise to always tell people that your snoring doesn’t bother me and that is beautiful white noise to me and is the thing that helps me sleep. I promise to ALWAYS say that.

I promise to love you without condition. To honour you each and every day.

I promise to be your best friend, your biggest fan

and to always listen and compromise as we go through our journey together.

I can’t wait to do life with you.

You two deserve all the bliss, Donna & Rico! I love you to bits!