Valery + Art | Weddings


Valery and Art’s wedding day was an exquisitely beautiful affair. Friends and family traveled far and wide to be there to celebrate with them. Val and Art come from wonderfully warm and welcoming Russian families and these guys sure know how to throw a good party! You might remember Valery and Art from their engagement shoot not so long ago, you can take a peek at that here. 

Valery is a wedding coordinator by profession and her amazing attention to detail and modern romantic style was evident throughout the day. My camera and I enjoyed every minute of it! If you’d like Valery to coordinate YOUR wedding, you can get in touch here! Valery has a warm and familiar personality and is the most gentle and kind woman, I’m not the only one who thinks so, it was a common theme during the speeches.

Art looked totally dashing in his white tuxedo and Val and Art’s little baby boy, Max, couldn’t have looked cuter in his black bow tie, even if he tried!

Tanglewood is an absolute dream venue to work at for any wedding photographer, the light and airy spaces to work with are amazing. I can’t recommend this fabulous Wellington winelands wedding venue high enough to any bride on the hunt. ‘Modern elegance’ are words that come to mind when I think of the feel of it.

I LOVED the delicious wedding favours (Honest’s, raw organic chocolate spread) and I sat at my computer with a spoon in my jar whilst editing these photos! Only fitting, I say!

Val and Art, I hope you enjoy looking through these and thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for having me there to photograph this most beautiful day!



l and Art’s baby boy, Max, was there to make sure everything was ‘just so!’

Sebastine worked her magic and Valery loved it!

Valery, you are so beautiful. Inside and out.

We hopped in the car and went down the road to Kleinevalleij for some ‘golden’ portraits..

Ever the wedding coordinator, Valery couldn’t help take a sneak peek before the guests. Everything was perfect!

MOST awesome first dance! Tango time baby! Love the look of delight on their guests faces!

Valery’s dad also wanted to dance with his girl!


Thanks to all the following fantastic service providers who made pretty photos possible!

Venue: Tanglewood, Wellington

Wedding Coordinator: Valery (bride) from Agape Weddings

On the day coordinator: Cara Lee from Mosaic Weddings

Dress: De La Vida Bridal Couture

Shoes: Lanvin Paris

Brides jewelry: Swarovski

Make-up: Sebastine Pepler

Hair: Chad Lourens and Celeste Kolver

Grooms Suit: Separate pieces bought in Italy

Grooms shirt: Spaghetti Mafia

Grooms shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

Grooms bow tie and braces: Robert Daniels

Flowers: Okasie

Decor & rentals: Okasie, Urban Tonic, Think Living

Lighting: Something Different

Stationary: Lara Designs

Wedding Favours: Honest Chocolate

Catering: Dish Food & Social

Bar services: Blend Eventlife

Cake: Roxanne Floquet

Dance Lessons: The John Hamman School of Ballroom Dance

Videographer: Vision on Fire

Live music: Medditerenean Trio – Good Music, DJ Rene

Second shooter /Assistant: Wesley Vorster & Claire Nicola – THANKS GUYS!


17 responses to “Valery + Art | Weddings”

  1. Kirsten Mavric Avatar

    Catherine, your work is perfect. Actually PERFECT. It’s simply stunning. I’m in awe xxx

  2. rebecca Avatar

    Cath, your work is so lovely – fresh and crisp! And Tanglewood is the perfect venue for you! Well done xxx

  3. Lauren Kriedemann Avatar

    Amazing photos and wedding. well done cat and Val you are tooo beautiful and your wedding was spectacular xx

  4. Claudine Avatar

    So so beautiful.

    I love the look on the grooms face as he saw her coming up the aisle.

    What a stunning bride.

    Your work is perfect.

  5. Natashia Avatar

    Wow what a beautiful wedding. Your photos are amazing!

  6. Michelle Avatar

    WOW Catherine!!! What a wedding and amazing shots!!!

  7. Wendy Thomas Avatar
    Wendy Thomas

    Your work is so inspiring Catherine, just love this.

  8. nikki Avatar

    Oh wow, gorgeous Catherine!! As always perfect detail shots and you really captured the vibe of the day! What a stunning couple!

  9. Christene Avatar

    Wow!!!!!*, stunning stunning photography. Everything was photographed so beautifully 🙂 Well done!

  10. Zeenat Mowzer Avatar

    Catherine, I’ve admired your work for quite a while and your website is my happy place. 🙂 I simply couldn’t resist telling you how much I LOVE these shots! They were breathtaking!

  11. Valery Avatar

    Still obsessing over these photos 🙂 THanks Catherine they are perfect!

    1. Catherine Mac Avatar

      YAY!!! That makes me SO happy Valery! x x x x

  12. Heike Avatar

    Stunning photos Catherine!!!

  13. Life with Kaishon Avatar

    What a pretty wedding. Her shoes are amazing. And her dress? Get the heck out of the city. That is lovely!

  14. Anina Harmse Avatar

    SUPER gorgeous photos Catherine and beautiful wedding! Such a stunning couple!

  15. nastassja harvey Avatar

    absolutely gooorgeous! 🙂

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