Steve and Ivana. Ivana and Steve. Met in a grocery store when they were teenagers. Have a calm kind of love, a peaceful kind of love, a confident kind of love. It’s the kind of love that’s found when two people have an 100% assurance that they are meant to be together, that they always were and they always will be.
Ivana and her wonderful Serbian family moved to New Zeeland when she was young. She brought with her to the wedding an Eastern European beauty and the Serbian tradition of taking shots before dinner has even been served. Steve’s from Auckland and his mother did a lovely reading and his sister pulled off the trick of being hilariously funny and entertaining but not annoying as the MC. As someone who’s seen a many a wedding in my day, trust me when I say that’s not an easy task.
The ceremony was held at a vineyard right outside Auckland and we had the most amazing weather. The sun shone, the clouds drifted across the sky, vows were said, Steve and Ivana toasted and were toasted, friends and family laughed and cried — but mostly laughed. It was one of those days, one of those moments in life, that really makes you feel all is right in the world. Just thinking about it makes me have a heart explosion of happiness. So grateful to have been there <3