Oksana and Jono’s wedding day at Mudbrick Vineyard

When Russian-born Canadian bride Oksana married her Kiwi love at Mudbrick Vineyard a couple of weeks ago it was a truly international affair, with guests coming from all corners of the world.

Oksana and Jono got ready together at ‘Brent’s House‘, a stunning private residence which is available for hire in Onetangi.  Although they were in the same house they carefully managed to avoid seeing each other and enjoyed a first look meeting on one of the upper decks soon after I arrived.

Make up by Charlotte from Island Beauty and Hair by Jules from Hair on Waiheke.

There are pretty epic views from Brent’s House and while I went up a level and shot the panorama above, my assistant Jennifer Anderson took this dramatic image below.

I pulled out my trusty lensbabie for a few images… I love playing with this lens, and especially adore the sense of stillness in the photo of Oksana below.

Love this image!

Oksana’s gown was simple and elegant with a wee touch of ‘bling’.  It was perfectly suited to the whole feel of the wedding day, which was relaxed and easy… happy people sharing their day with those they love.

Mudbrick Vineyard was looking lovely.  The cloud cover that we started our day with had moved off providing a clear blue sky with wisps of cloud… I imagine the boys were feeling a little warm in their morning suits!

Jennifer’s photographs of the reception venue captured Oksana and Jono’s colour scheme of fresh yellow and white nicely.  Flowers by Lainy from Waiheke Flower Company

Oksana and Jono is was a pleasure to capture your day for you… I hope you enjoy your little preview of the many images coming your way soon! :)


  1. What a fantastic set of photos. Jon and Oksana look absolutely amazing, and Emma is to be congratulated on her artistic flair to produce such a variety of both formal and natural shots from such interesting and creative angles!

  2. Thanks Eileen, what a lovely comment from the Mother of the Groom! :)

  3. Fantastic composition and lighting. Wonderful job!

  4. Such a pleasure to watch this images, can even hear ocean, voices and a music!

  5. What a beautiful couple and a gorgeous place to have a wedding. All the best to the Bride and Groom.

  6. Emma, thank you so much for these amazing photos, we absolutely love them!

  7. Wonderful memories Oksana & Jon, I knew you would have a truely memorable wedding day with perfect photos from Emma. Thank you for including me in part of this magical afternoon. Irene – Your Celebrant

  8. Oksana you were the most relaxed bride ever to work with over the past year we spent planning your wedding for you on this side of the world while you lived in London. A real joy and no bridezilla here – lucky you Jonno…all the very bests regards Jan – wedding planner

  9. Gorgeous pictures!!! They definitely communicate the atmosphere of the day….happiness and romance! Wonderful!

  10. Vladimir Marzynkevitsch

    Очаровательная невеста, мужественный жених! Счастливые родители…

    Поздравляем от всей души!!!!
    Семья Марцынкевичей

  11. Dear Oskana and Jonno,

    The pleasure was mine, styling your hair was a dream!!! look at you stunning 😉
    Now seeing your wedding photographs just tops it off.
    We have an incredible amount of talent on Waiheke Island. I am glad it all came together so smoothly for you.
    Congratulations to both you and Jonno.

  12. Воронкины

    Все очень красиво, так необычно, как в сказке… Оксана – красавица! Молодоженов поздравляем! Петя, Валя, Наташа и Лариса.

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