Nisha + Todd

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For Nisha and Todd, a wedding ceremony steeped richly in culture and tradition was the only way to go. Great effort went into designing and preparing the ceremony—and it paid off: the result was a stunningly beautiful mixture of Hindu and Kiwi elements, “a true fusion of our cultures”. A year and a half earlier, the couple’s shared love of travel, culture and photography combined in the perfect proposal moment, as Nisha recalls:

“We got engaged in July, 2013 while travelling through Paris with some friends. I love the area of Montmartre as some of my favourite artists come from that region. We were travelling Europe with our very good friends Tim and Nicole and I tend to photograph them everywhere we go. I found this beautiful alleyway with just perfect light and suggested I take some shots of them. I was shooting away and Todd mentioned to me, ‘Hey, why don’t we get one?’ I handed my camera off to Tim and went to join Todd in the frame. I was smiling away when I saw Nicole’s hands just jump to her face in a look of shock. I turned and saw Todd down on one knee, and the next minute he proposed. I was definitely surprised but in the best way possible and it’s amazing as a photographer to also have images of that moment too.”

Nisha’s Vows to Todd

I give you this ring as a token of my love and devotion.
I promise to encourage you in everything you do,
Because I know the results are always wonderful.
I promise to always see each day with you as a fresh beginning
And have gratitude for what we share.
I promise to help shoulder our challenges,
Because through them we’ll emerge stronger.
I promise to attend concerts with you of bands nobody’s heard of,
Even if I fall asleep standing up.
I will be your partner in all things,
Always working with you as a part of the whole.
I promise to always laugh with you, and only sometimes at you.
You are my best friend and I will give you perfect love and perfect trust,
For one lifetime with you could never be enough.

Todd’s Vows to Nisha

I give you this ring as a token of my love and devotion.
I promise to encourage you in everything you do,
Because I know the results are always wonderful.
I promise, every day, to make you feel as amazing as you deserve to feel.
I promise to help shoulder our challenges,
Because through them we’ll emerge stronger.
I promise to always drive or carry you where you need to go, now matter how far, or how many times you say “just one more place to go”.
I will be your partner in all things,
Always working with you as a part of the whole.
I promise to always appreciate the warmth and love that you radiate.
You are my best friend and I will give you perfect love and perfect trust,
For one lifetime with you could never be enough.

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