Real Weddings

Lea and Jeff

Photography by Katrina Cooke Photography

“I was on a sabbatical and decided to travel travelled around the world from France for a year. During this, I happened to meet Jeff, my future husband, in New Zealand. Although he is Thai, he’s been living here for over a decade. It was a matter of months before I moved for him. He chose to propose to me on my birthday. He’d booked the most beautiful spot by the sea to celebrate. It was in the middle of nowhere that he popped the question beneath a blanket of stars. The moment was both intimate and magical. Due to the pandemic restrictions, we couldn’t have too big of a wedding or invite our loved ones from overseas. We love the beach - it’s so important to both of us, and this only doubled after the proposal. Because of this, we decided on a simple, sweet day by the ocean. It was more like a small party by the sea, which was perfect for us.”

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Photography: Katrina Cooke Photography