Just for the record: I love working with Vanessa and this is how she introduces herself as a photographer "I am a very passionate and energetic photographer who just loves capturing life as it happens :)
So Vanessa put me in touch with Richard and Jovi - one in Engalnd and one in the Philippines.
Emails went back and forth and requests were made:
Good afternoon from England thank you very much and yes I can confirm we will be attending to marry on June 6th could you do a big favour and email Jovi an invitation to visit NZ as he requires that for visa thank you so much we are both excited and looking forward to meeting you on June 6th regards, Richard.
We made it come together and my fingers were crossed as Richard and Jovi had their challenges and there were lots of prayers right up to the day before they were due to fly that a Visa would come through. It did which was wonderful as it became apparent, when I finally met Richard and Jovi, that they are so much in love. I heard an amazing story of how loving and supportive they were to each other. It is meant to be.
They have had some challenges.
It was lucky there was someone on the ground here in Christchurch to make sure all was coming together and I got this email.
I am a relation of Richard Tipler who is going to be married this Saturday. Richard and Jovi will be arriving in the country on Thursday. If the weather is not suitable for an outside ceremony then they can be married at our house. If the weather is going to be fine I will ask Richard if he would like to get married in Hagley Park or at the beach.