Real Wedding – Zena and Zak

real wedding ZENA & ZAK


Bride: Zena
Groom: Zak
Reside: NZ
Photographer: Johanna McDonald Photography

Ceremony: St Michael’s Church, Remuera

Reception: Auckland Museum
Officiants: Father Fadi, Syrian Orthodox Church, Father Fawzi, Chaldean ChurchFather Gerges, Lebanese Catholic Church Together, they were able to combine a traditional Syriac mass with English and Arabic.

BRIDE’S GOWN Azzaria Bridal Couture, Sydney

GROOM’S & GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE Working Style / Frank Casey

BRIDESMAIDS Forever Unique

FLOWERS & CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES Stylish Weddings & Events, Auckland

Kate Solley Makeup Artist / Hilda Racho

All Things Sweet

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Stylish Weddings & Events, Auckland

Harpist in the Museum Foyer / DJ Sir Vere

CATERING SkyCity Catering

BRIDESMAIDS Forever Unique

The service was in Syriac, Enlgish and Arabic so that the traditional customs were retained. The homily was in English so that everyone could understand. During the signing of the marriage agreement, a friend of the couple sang Ave Maria. Their parish priest also allowed them to exchange vows and rings in English.

What was an invite to a rugby game at North Harbour Stadium turned special. The place was empty. As they stepped onto the field, the lights all turned on and the question”will you marry me” appeared on the big screen, followed by a slide show of photos of the couple’s life together. Family and friends were hiding in the Corporate Boxes!