Sunday, February 20, 2011

LSL in Auckland

It was so surreal when we picked up LSL (aka. Leslie) at the airport~! On the drive back from the airport, we showed her parts of Auckland and my new life. We met up with my old funny co-worker Toby (who's Israeli/Canadian), and we ate Sal's pizza on K-road then went to the Wine Cellar.

December 2010
My only photo of that night since my camera died just after this =( This is the outdoor smoking area.

photo by LSL

We walked to Ponsonby looking for a good spot to hang out. Toby suggested a place that was closed off for a private event. For some reason, the bouncer said he didn't care if we went up as long as we fully understood we could get kicked out. As soon as Chris walked in, several people started calling his name. LOL, it turned out to be a party for some people he used to go to high school with. HAHAHA! They were totally fine with us there and laughed since we sneaked in. One side of the room was full of guidette types, and we almost had a "situation." LSL was pretty sure she heard a girl say out loud, "I DON'T KNOW THOSE PEOPLE." =)

We didn't care and felt like dancing. We were the only ones dancing, and I brought back my old Vegas spirit when I used to hang out at Sasha's. Within 10 minutes, we got the dance floor going, and it was packed. We left after 40 minutes since that's what we do. It was so fun and we danced no one was watching.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oh how I wish we would have thought of this!


I thought about putting disposable cameras on every table, but there's only so much thinking and planning a bride can do! Sigh*

I wish we had a few more candid natural shots from our professional photographers, but there was a bit of confusion and a language barrier between us. I think their main goal was to focus on portraits for their portfolio. I know I am being really post-bridezilla, but I worked in a portrait studio for some 3 years! (I learned so much about the little details while working there.) I'm so thankful for all the family and friends who did fill in the missing details.

Pretty soon, we'll be going to a wedding in the southern part of the North Island!
At this venue!

Isn't it gorgeous?! I can't wait to see a new different place. I can't wait to get out of Auckland. I can't wait to take pretty pictures of the bride & groom. I can't wait to be at a wedding where I don't have to be the one stressing out over it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


so·phis·ti·ca·tion   /səˌfɪstɪˈkeɪʃən/ Show Spelled
[suh-fis-ti-key-shuhn] Show IPA

1. sophisticated character, ideas, tastes, or ways as the result of education, worldly experience, etc.: the sophistication of the wealthy.
2. change from the natural character or simplicity, or the resulting condition.
3. complexity, as in design or organization.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Raising Money For A Good Cause

Dear friends,

My friends & I will be running/walking in a relay event that will raise funds for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. I hope to beat my goal of raising $150. My goal is to walk at least 6 miles (That’s at least 24 times around the track!) Any contribution would be greatly appreciated. A little can go a very long way! Thanks for your support! Please click on my fundraising page.

Love, Jen V.

Here's more info. on the event:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Feel The Love

Tall poppy syndrome (TPS) is a pejorative term used in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wedding Preview

We're still waiting on the professional photos! But they sent us a small preview...

One of my favourite memories of our wedding day was when I got inside the limo and the driver played this Ke$ha song the second I got in the door. I, or course danced around, and it helped put me in a good mood. It's SO bad that it's amazing! LOL to "hitting on doods, HARD."



Here I am nervous and stressed! I couldn't even relax on the way to the church since our limo driver drove us to the wrong church, and I had to give him directions the whole time to the correct place. Seriously, the whole week leading up to the ceremony was just like this. I don't think anyone realised how hard it was on us because they were just as busy or on holiday/vacation mode. We only had the day before the wedding to wrap up last minute stuff. The 5 days before that were spent showing family and friends around Auckland all day and night. Luckily, this would be the last of the mishaps, and it got better after this!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...