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138 Magical marquees
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224 Arriving in style

Real Weddings
14 Katie & Matt Our 2017 Wedding of the Year winners

20 Jacinta 2017 Bride of the Year

24 Luke 2017 Groom of the Year

28 Summer & Sam 2017 Wedding Party of the Year

30 Phemie 2017 Flowergirl of the Year

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We’re delighted to share with you
the wedding of Katie and Matt,
our 2017 Wedding of the Year winners.
The couple wanted a rustic and
organic wedding that encapsulated
their love for one another. We adore
their gorgeous celebration. Katie tells

2017 att
us their story…

‘We knew from the moment we got

& M
engaged that we wanted our wedding
day to be a reflection of us as a couple,
and to be truly meaningful and unique.
Our wedding style was a mix of rustic
and organic with natural timbers,
greenery and white. As the beautiful East
Coast scenery surrounded our ceremony
and reception venue, we wanted the
landscape to speak for itself. cont:-

We did a lot of preparation for reception. Matt’s aunty made my gown, We had an intimate ceremony, as
our wedding, which was important and my bridesmaids and I foraged for we wanted those that were closest to
to us, as we were able to add our own our bouquets. us to share in our day. Our incredibly
personal touches to our day. Both Matt Our ceremony was held on the talented celebrant, who is also one of
and I have a love for natural timbers Whangamata Estuary in front of the our closest friends, crafted a beautiful,
so we designed and made all of our water with the most stunning backdrop. unique and heartfelt ceremony that
signs and props out of recycled timber. The estuary is really meaningful to us was so true to us. Matt and I chose to
We used wood from trees cut down as we walk our dog along it every day write our own vows separately and it
in our gully to make all the different when we are there, and the spot we got was so touching hearing that special
wood rounds for our ceremony and married at is our absolute favourite! person speaking to you from the heart.
cont:- 17
During the ceremony, we surprised our
mums with a pink rose to symbolise our
gratitude and appreciation for them,
and I asked my mum to be my witness.
After the ceremony, our wedding
party snuck away for our photos with
our incredible photographer. Knowing
we wanted to make the most of the
beautiful surroundings, she found the
most amazing spots for us down a gravel
side road near our reception venue.
While we were having photos, our
guests arrived at our reception venue.
Our tables were styled with white chairs,
tablecloths and napkins with a sprig of
rosemary on top. Our recycled timber
centrepieces were filled with a variety of
greenery with seed lights wired through,
and the table numbers were slotted into
a wood round. We had a table with our
Polaroid hanger, guest book and marriage
advice cards for our guests to leave us a
message and some advice! Our delicious
cake that Matt’s mum made sat on a
chunky wood round, and we hung ivy from
the ceiling. Outside, we had badminton set
up and a practice green with chippers and
putters for everyone to enjoy.
Everyone was entertained throughout
the formalities by our MC, who is
another one of our closest friends, and he
was such a laugh! Matt and I had decided
we weren’t going to do a first dance. As
I love dancing, I secretly asked a group
of my girlfriends if they wanted to do a
flash mob instead. I picked my favourite
dancing songs and had an instructor mash
together a tune and choreograph the
dance for us. It was just the best seeing
Matt’s face on the night, as he had no idea
about it at all! After this, our band arrived
and got everyone on the dance floor, and
we sang and danced the night away.
We were so incredibly grateful for
all the effort family and friends put into
making our day the most memorable
day of our lives!’
Photos by: Bespoke Photography
Flowers: Arrow Florist
Stationery/paper goods: Paper Rose
Celebrant: Becs Gillgren
Reception venue: Whangamata Golf Club
Catering: Sticky Date Catering
Hair: Little Hair Co
Makeup: Kate Solley Makeup Artist
Groom & groomsmen attire: Hallensteins

See more of Katie and Matt’s beautiful wedding online

Katie and Matt have won a luxury Nanuku Auberge Resort
holiday in Fiji flying Air New Zealand thanks to Travel
Associates, a custom-made sofa from Me & My Trend, a
FUJIFILM digital camera, Samsonite suitcases, a Novadown
duvet, a Savar gift card, a Denby dinner set from Raines
Homewares, a Wallace Cotton gift card, an Instax Share
Smartphone printer, a Mocka gift card, a George Foreman 19
veggie spiralizer, a Russell Hobbs kettle and salt and pepper
mills, and fragrances from Elizabeth Arden and John Varatos.

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Jacinta and Mitchell wed in a rustic married. However, we never imagined hundred trees, bailing hay, and rolling
barn at Jacinta’s family home. that our wedding on the farm would ready lawn. We were up until midnight
Alongside their family and friends, result in my parents building a barn every night before the wedding, but
the pair worked tirelessly to bring with a pond. It was the ultimate venue! all the hard work that everyone put in
their wedding vision to life, and I think we all underestimated the made our day even more magical than
on the day Jacinta’s happiness was work involved in building a venue. It we had imagined.
evident to all. She tells us more about did make our two-year engagement go We wanted a rustic wedding and the
their special day… very fast! I cannot express how amazing barn was a dream come true. It was set in
my beautiful parents are. All the help a paddock with the hills in the distance,
‘It was always a dream of mine we had from family and friends was and had a rustic yet romantic feel. We
to get married at my family home in unbelievable. A few days before our filled the barn with lots of fresh white
Nelson, so after Mitch proposed we wedding, we still had a large list of and blush flowers and soft lighting. Some
never questioned where we would get things to do, including planting a of my favourite touches were the big
cont:- 21
wooden barn doors, frames made from around the property getting photos. chutneys, focaccia and walnut breads,
chook netting that we styled with white We held the ceremony on a big lawn eggplant caviar, and rock melon
hydrangeas and asparagus fern, crystal area, surrounded by gorgeous gardens wrapped in prosciutto. We had live
decanter lights over the bar, wooden and a view of the pond with the sound acoustic music while everyone mingled
trestle tables made by my granddad, and of the water in the background. My and played garden games on the lawn.
Flowers: Willow Floral Design
Photos: The Love Collective

the stage made out of wooden pallets. two brothers walked my mum down We snuck out of the reception just
Bride’s gown: Martina Liana

Groom’s attire: Ted Baker

We decided to do a first look and our the aisle, before I walked down with my in time to get some sunset photos. It was
photos before the ceremony. We wanted dad. I thought I would be emotional but a surreal feeling being alone together as
to take a moment to have some intimate I was too excited; I was about to finally husband and wife for the first time.
time with each other, and it meant we marry my best friend. Everyone asks us what our favourite part
could both freshen up after the tears After the ceremony, a huge grazing or the highlight of the wedding was, I
from seeing each other for the first time. table was set up on the deck of the always answer: the whole day! It was an
It was relaxing and so much fun roaming barn with a selection of meats, cheeses, absolute dream!’
See Jacinta and Mitchell’s wedding video at
Jacinta has won a stunning 9ct white gold and diamond circle pendant and chain from Diamonds on Richmond, a gift card from Savar,
22 a Remington Straightener, George Foreman Mix & Go with Chill Sticks and his and hers fragrances from Elizabeth Arden and John Varatos.
Luke and Janah married in a gorgeous We secured the perfect spot for our as well as the trailer and furniture hire
ceremony overlooking the Hauraki ceremony, with a secluded circle of etc. Anything we were unable to find,
Gulf. The couple wanted each aspect pohutukawa trees on the clifftop in one we made, and we spent many late
of their wedding to be uniquely of the parks we had picnicked at early in nights perfecting the tedious task of
them, and to reflect the supportive our relationship. signwriting and creating hanging flower
relationships around them. Luke tells We discussed the look and feel of jars to form the wedding arch.
us more… the ceremony at length and decided The wedding arch beam we made
on a theme of vintage NZ autumn. for the spot is particularly special, as we
‘We enjoy the simple things in life, Sticking to the fun of DIY, the search created it out of three different pieces
and with this in mind we embarked on for all the smaller details began, along of driftwood taken from locations that
creating our wedding, with the intention with the manufacturing of flower jars, have a deep meaning to us. The first
of reflecting the things that capture the cake stands, various signs, an afternoon from the family bach, the second from
core of who we are as a couple. high tea set-up, the central arch beam, our proposal spot, and the third from the
cont:- 25
bottom of the cliff below our ceremony documents that she noticed the dates was held. Our reception was a relaxed
location. The beam symbolised our set in the lid of the desk. It was a special celebration and our own signature
Groom’s attire: Munns & Barkers

Celebrant: Kerry Sorensen-Tyrer

journey to date – from early beginnings at moment watching her reaction as she cocktails were served to guests on arrival –
the family bach, the proposal on Waiheke discovered all of our special dates. Mai Tai for her and Tom Collins for him.
and through to the point of marriage. Post ceremony, we launched straight Thinking about our day brings us
Cake: Bluebells Cakery
Gown: Meg’s Tailoring

On the day, I surprised Janah with into the celebrations and cake-cutting an overwhelming feeling of gratitude
Photos: Erica Jane

the signing desk. I restored a vintage to allow guests to enjoy a clifftop high toward all those who helped make it
1930s school desk and inscribed our tea picnic. After indulging in both happen. We couldn’t have asked for a
milestone dates and other meaningful the afternoon views and refreshments better day and there isn’t a thing we
points in time in the desk lid. It wasn’t on offer, guests then made their way would change. It certainly was our
until she sat down to sign the marriage to Ostro, where an informal reception dream day.’
See Luke and Janah’s wedding video at
Luke has won a stylish suit package from Barkers, a gift card from Savar, a Remington Barber’s Best Personal Groomer,
26 and his and hers fragrances from Elizabeth Arden and John Varatos.
Cake: Sweet Addiction
Flowers: Frond Florist
Groom’s attire: Rodd & Gunn
Venue & catering: Markovina Vineyard Estate
Gown: Martina Liana
Photos: Wild & Grace

Summer and Sam planned a our wedding, which meant we could that much more special and made sure
spectacular wedding that was make sure everything was exactly what everything ran smoothly.
quintessentially them. we wanted, right down to the smallest After our ceremony, we all headed
Supported by their amazing wedding details. You could describe our wedding to Riverhead Forest in Kumeu with
party, their day was everything as a chic country, woodland fairy tale. a picnic basket of treats, for some
they had envisioned and more. Our wedding party was made up photos. Our amazing wedding party
Summer shares their story… of my maid of honour Brittany, and had travelled some distance to get to our
bridesmaids Rebecca and Victoria, and wedding, and it was so much fun getting
‘We got married at Markovina Sam’s bestman Ashton, and groomsmen our photos taken together because
Vineyard Estate in Kumeu, Auckland. Thomas and Isaac. They all looked everyone was happy and nothing was
Sam and I decided the chestnut tree amazing and everyone was so much forced. My favourite photo of us is
was exactly where we wanted to say fun and got along really well. Everyone where we are each in a different silly
“I do”. We had such a long time to plan in our wedding party made our day pose. Our wedding day was perfect.’

Summer and Sam have won two nights’ accommodation for the winning couple in a cosy cottage at Magic Cottages Takou River,
a beautiful cheese cake from The Kapiti Store to enjoy with friends, and his and hers fragrances from Elizabeth Arden and John Varatos. 29
Having been together since 1997, Something really special about “Will you take this woman to be your
Cake: Bordeaux Bakery Arobake
Ceremony: Napier Cathedral
Flowergirl dress: Liberty Lawn
Groom’s attire: Major Toms
Bride’s gown: Sally Eagle
Photos: Catherine Cattanach Photography

Katie and Michael’s wedding was getting married later in life is that you lawfully wedded wife?” whenever we
19 years in the making. With their have your own beautiful children there were standing side by side.
children there to witness the day, the to share in the wonderful occasion. All Phemie was over the moon when
couple wed in a gorgeous ceremony the kids were in the bridal party and she was finally able to be flowergirl in
that celebrated their journey. Their were asked permission for us to marry, her own parents’ wedding and enjoyed
six-year-old daughter Phemie was with our son George as the ring bearer ‘giving us away’ at the ceremony, but her
their flowergirl, and took great pride and daughter Gussie as a bridesmaid. great moment on the day was her speech
in her role. Katie shares the details… Euphemia (Phemie) was the natural at the reception, which she delivered
choice for our flowergirl. Seeming to with confidence and maximum cuteness!
‘Over a year in the planning, our have been born with the ‘romance’ Our wedding was a beautiful event
wedding day will be etched in the gene, Phemie had ideas about weddings and marks a point where, armed with
memories of all our friends and family as from a young age. She was part of the the love and support of all who were
a creative, unique, warm and beautiful impetus to actually get married as she there, we’ll go into a long and happy
gathering to celebrate making it this far! would always say to her dad and I future together.’

Phemie has won a gift card from Mocka and a themed party pack from Jazabaloo,
and Katie and Michael have won his and hers fragrances from Elizabeth Arden and John Varatos. 31
Cake: Pretty Little Details
Ceremony & reception: Sileni Estate
Groom’s attire: Chris Wiig Menswear
Bride’s gown: Anna Schimmel
Photos: Meredith Lord

After fifteen years and three beautiful enjoyed roaming the driveway, lawns and microphone was amazing and he was
sons, Penny and Ben said ‘I do’ vineyards around our venue. This kind of pretty proud of himself!
amongst the vines. Their gorgeous event is overwhelming for the bride and As soon as the formalities were
sons Carter, Hugo and Fergus were groom let alone a five-, three- and one- over, the boys had a great time running
their adoring pageboys. Penny tells us year-old, but our boys took everything in round with their cousins and shaking
about their day… their stride, entering the ceremony and the hands of grown-ups they hadn’t met.
then sitting quietly amongst family and It sounds like a cliché to say it was the
‘When we sat down to plan our friends as we exchanged our vows. best day of our lives, but to spend it with
wedding there were three things that To have my boys lead my dad and our gorgeous boys and our closest friends
were important to us: good food, a great I in, and hear Carter, our five-year- and family made for the most amazing
band, and a wedding that guests would old, speak during the ceremony about memories and magical photos. We had
remember as great fun! ‘pairs of things that go together’ was the perfect celebration that was well
Our boys, Carter, Hugo and Fergus so emotional. His confidence with the worth the wait.’

Carter, Hugo and Fergus have won a gift card from Mocka and a themed party pack from Jazabaloo,
and Penny and Ben have won his and hers fragrances from Elizabeth Arden and John Varatos. 33
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Are you our Bride of the Year?
Show us how gorgeous you looked on the day,
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A stunning 9ct white gold and diamond circle pendant and chain from
Diamonds on Richmond, valued at $2145.

Plus A $300 gift card to spend on premium natural skin and hair products from Sávar.
New Zealand-made Sávar products combine the best in nature, style and sustainability,
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Groom of theYear
Are you our
Groom of the Year?
Show us how you looked on
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did to make your wedding
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crowned Groom of the Year
plus win…

A stylish suit package from Barkers, valued at $1100, including a jacket, pants, shirt,
tie and pair of shoes.

Plus A $200 gift card to spend on premium natural skin and hair products from
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sustainability, providing quality for every type of skin and hair.
• Remington Titanium Comfort Pro Foil Shaver, valued at $159.99, features flexible
foils and intercept trimmer combined with the pivoting shaver head to comfortably
follow the contours of your face for maximum skin contact.

Please see our website for more details on the competition and prizes
WeddingParty of the Year
If you think your attendants were the most
outstanding wedding party, send us your photos,
tell us what they did to make your wedding a day
to remember, and you could win…
Two nights’ accommodation for the winning couple in a cosy cottage at
Magic Cottages Takou River, including a romantic riverside hot tub with a
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valued at $900.

Plus A beautiful cheese cake from The Kapiti Store to enjoy with friends,
valued at $350.

Flowergirl & Pageboy of theYear

If your flowergirl or pageboy looked adorable and was full of personality on your big day,
send us their photos, tell us about their role, and they could win…

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Plus Plus A themed party pack from Jazabaloo’s New Zealand-made range, valued at $125.

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wedding inspiration
Join us on Sunday 6 May 2018 as we celebrate New Zealand’s biggest

and most exciting wedding event – the 23rd Bride & Groom Show!
Packed with glitz, glamour and inspiring wedding ideas to suit all

styles and budgets, the Show is a must-attend event for all couples
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Tell us about your marriage proposal and you could win a
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We’ve brought together the best wedding specialists in the country! You
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one place, on one day. Whatever your wedding style or budget, the Bride
& Groom Show has it covered – from fashion to florists, wedding planners,
venues and photographers to cake designers, jewellers, honeymoon
destinations, cars, marquees and more. You’ll be able to taste delicious
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One of the highlights of the Bride & Groom Show is the glamorous fashion
show, which runs three times during the day. Take a seat and enjoy the
stunning wedding-day looks on the catwalk. Top bridal designers will
showcase the latest bridal fashion in a range of styles, from traditional and
romantic to edgy and modern, as well as gorgeous attire for bridesmaids.
You’ll be able to see beautiful bridal hair and makeup looks, accessories
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Bridal party

Having your nearest and dearest by your side as you say ‘I do’
is one of the many things couples look forward to on their wedding
day. From the engagement party right up until the big event, you
can count on your A-team to help make your dreams come true.

Here’s a guide to recruiting your first-class crew and keeping BRIDAL PARTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
them happy throughout the entire wedding process. CHIEF BRIDESMAID: The chief bridesmaid’s job description
is to assist the bride with any required wedding-planning tasks
and organise the pre-wedding parties. On the day, she helps
the bride with her veil and train, holds her bouquet at the altar
GET THE PARTY STARTED and may be asked to sign the register or do a reading.
Choosing your bridal party is no easy feat, particularly if you B E S T M A N : Of course, the bestman is in charge of
have numerous close friends and siblings all keen to play a part. organising the stag party and delivering the often highly
Ultimately, though, whoever makes the cut is your decision. anticipated reception speech, but he’s also responsible for
A good place to start is deciding how many attendees you escorting the chief bridesmaid, presenting the wedding
will have – as a rule of thumb, the more formal the wedding, rings, and signing the register.
Photo by Richard Wood from Briar and Lars’ wedding

the bigger the bridal party. Don’t feel compelled to have the BRIDESMAIDS : The bridesmaids help the chief bridesmaid
same number on either side, however: if the groom opts plan the pre-wedding parties and support the bride
to have only two groomsmen, the bride can still have four throughout the lead-up, as well as on the day. They’re also in
bridesmaids or vice versa. charge of serving wedding cake to guests and keeping a record
Once you have your shortlist, decide who you would like to of any gifts received.
enlist as your chief bridesmaid and best man. Your attendants GROOMSMEN: The groomsmen offer support to the groom
don’t have to be the same sex as you; if you are a bride and your before and on the big day. They may also act as ushers,
best friend is a man, he can still be your bridesmaid (bridesman). decorate the newlyweds’ getaway car, escort the bridesmaids
Regardless, your chief bridesmaid will have the most say in and lead them through the first dance.
organising your pre-wedding events such as your hen or stag YOUR ROLE: Your role as the bride or groom is to keep your
do, bridal shower or kitchen tea. They’ll also be responsible attendees happy and content throughout the entire process.
for helping you with the occasional task in the lead-up to the Do keep in mind that, while your beloved crew are sure to
wedding, so you may want to take their geographical proximity assist when they can, they do have other commitments and
to you into account. An out-of-town chief bridesmaid will find even the most laidback bridesmaid or groomsman can crumble
it hard to tag along for a cake-tasting session. under the pressure of a never-ending to-do list. Keep it fun!

the bridal party

Keep in mind their body shapes, skin tones and
personalities when selecting your bridesmaids’ outfits. You’ll
also need to think about the season and time of day of your
wedding – winter or night-time nuptials generally call for
additional accessories such as shawls, capes or gloves.
If possible, go shopping with your bridesmaids – you may
even decide to opt for a different colour dress or style to suit each
one. Don’t forget to consider your own gown, and how your
bridesmaids’ attire will complement it. If you are unsure what
colours and styles will work with your chosen gown, ask your
designer, dressmaker or bridalwear consultant for suggestions.

select caring, reliable and trustworthy friends

and family members for your A-team – your wild
and unpredictable cousin may not be the best
candidate for the job.

consider the financial situation of each member

of your bridal party – it’s unreasonable to expect your
Now to the most important question: what will they wear? student bestman to stump up for an Armani suit.
Ensuring your girls and guys feel fabulous is a fundamental
part of being a fantastic bride or groom. Start investigating
keep the lines of communication open,
bridal party attire at least six months in advance to offer
particularly when it comes to money matters.
plenty of time for differences of opinions and alterations. Traditionally, bridesmaids and groomsmen were
It’s a nice gesture to ask your team what they do and don’t required to pay for their own attire, but it’s now
like prior to beginning your research – it will also help to common for the bride and groom to do so. If you’re
steer you in the right direction when you discover that your counting on them to contribute, ensure they know this
groomsmen can’t stand bowties and your bridesmaids prefer from the beginning.
knee-length skirts.
try and hold a pre-wedding get-together
so your bridal party can get to know each other prior
to the big day.

ask for their opinion on elements of your

wedding such as the venue and entertainment –
you’ll value their input.

feel obligated to pick your siblings or new

sister- or brother-in-law. Instead, find them roles in other
Photos by Richard Wood from Briar and Lars’ wedding

areas of your wedding.

pressure your bridal party into something

they don’t feel comfortable doing, whether it’s a
reading at the ceremony or partaking in the first dance.
the bridal party

forget to give your bridesmaids and groomsmen

a gift on the day as a token of your appreciation.
Invite your guys to hit the shops and try on a range of
outfits to find out what works. Colours, textures and styles feel you need to ask someone to be
a bridesmaid or groomsman just because you were
all need to be considered, and each suit will probably need to
one for them.
be professionally tailored for a perfect fit.
As for accessories, invest in some classy shoes and
take things to the next level with a spectacular tie, belt, be overbearing when it comes to organising
the hen or stag do – sit back and trust your team!
handkerchief or set of cufflinks.
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suit specialists
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Contemporary, vintage, traditional or casual – whatever style
of wedding and gown you have chosen, a carefully selected
veil can complement and enhance your bridal look.

A bridal icon that has stood the test The classic material for a veil is
of time, the veil has created a romantic tulle, which can be embellished with
and dramatic look for centuries. While diamantés, pearls or embroidery, and Cathedral – think Princess Diana,
in times gone by, it was used to ward off a trim of lace or ribbon. As a general the longest style, this veil measures
evil spirits and as a symbol of purity and rule, if your gown is heavily decorated, over 2.75m but can be even longer.
Often the longest tier is detachable
chastity, today, this beautiful accessory is keep your veil simple, perhaps with a
to make it more manageable
all about style. scattering of the gown’s beads around
When shopping for the perfect the edge. Balance is the key. Chapel – measuring 2.3m (90in), this
veil, Lori McPherson from Astra Bridal The colour of your veil should veil sits just at the end of the train
recommends considering the design of complement and enhance your wedding Waltz – at 1.8m (72in), the waltz sits
your gown as well as your face shape, gown. It’s traditional that the tone of on the floor and sweeps behind you
personality, hairstyle, accessories and the your veil is similar to the tone of your as you dance
formality of your wedding. ‘Different gown, but as it’s a sheer material it doesn’t
Fingertip – a very popular style, this
veils will suit different styles of wedding, have to be exact. ‘White and ivory are
veil measures 1.1m (45in) and falls to
but it really is a matter of trying them the obvious common colour choices, but the end of your fingertips
on and having a play,’ she says. with gold and blush being seen in the
If you’re celebrating with a formal latest gowns, there are lots of veiling tulle Elbow – as the name suggests,
affair in a grand venue then a cathedral- colour options to suit,’ says Lori. this veil reaches to your elbow,
measuring 90cm (35in)
length veil would fit the part, whereas a After choosing your veil, visit your
more relaxed wedding and venue calls hairdresser and discuss styles that would Shoulder – lightly brushing around
for a shorter style. Modern and fashion- work, taking your veil along with you the face, this veil is 50cm (20in)
forward? Try a mantilla. Going for the if possible. If you plan to remove your in length
vintage look? Opt for a birdcage. veil at some point during your wedding,
Cage – worn over the face and
Petite brides may like to consider pick a style that will still look good and made from French netting, it is
longer, single-tier veils, which will give stay firmly in place. Many brides choose sometimes known as a visor veil
the illusion of length. Placing your to remove their veil after the ceremony,
veil high on the head also adds a bit but Lori suggests not handing it off too Mantilla – a circular piece of lace
that is draped over the head to
of height. Shorter veils will highlight soon. ‘Definitely have some of your
frame the face
your waist and hips, so these styles are a photos taken wearing your veil – they
Photo by David Le from Emily and Rys’ wedding

great trick for drawing attention to any make such gorgeous shots.’ Blusher – this is the part of the veil
embellishments on your dress in this that covers your face for the walk
down the aisle, falling between the
area. Choose a short veil if you want to Trends for 2018/19:
collar bone and bust.
show off the back of your gown. Lori forecasts the coming season
Don’t forget those close-ups with the will see veils created with sparkle tulle.
camera – your face shape will also play a ‘This is gorgeous as the veil shimmers
part in the veil you choose. A round or in the daylight, which is perfect for
bridal veils

square face is softened by a narrower style; daytime ceremonies.’

Gown: Vinka Design

long or oval shapes will suit a fuller style; Lori also says that veils where the lace
You may want to wear your mother or
and heart-shaped faces look beautiful in starts from the elbow are in high demand.
grandmother’s veil for a sentimental
a mantilla. The fullness of your veil will ‘They give a soft look around the face and touch. If it needs a little updating,
depend on the cut and the number of a gorgeous lace finish on the train. With take it to a seamstress to adjust the
tiers – most brides today opt for one or the latest trend of simple satin skirts, these style. Trims, shades and lengths could
two tiers for a sleek, modern look. veils look simply stunning.’ also be altered to suit your gown. 59
bride’s inspiration

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stunning gowns for every body

Astra Bridal has the biggest range of dresses for brides size 16
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fit to perfection
Looking for the perfect fit? Award-winning designer
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bride’s inspiration

pearl elegance
Wild Jewels’ distinctive collection of river pearls, sterling
cutest flowergirls
Dress to perfection with gorgeous flowergirl styles from
silver, gemstones, paua and mother-of-pearl jewellery is
Astra Bridal. Pictured is a new arrival, a tulle dress with a
handcrafted with love and passion.
stunning sequined bodice. With one of the largest ranges in
Wild Jewels supports The Michael Cronhelm Foundation
New Zealand, Astra Bridal has something for everyone.
Trust, building educational facilities in Northern Kenya.
Astra Bridal
Wild Jewels
North Shore, Auckland City, Hamilton and Wellington
Phone 07 549 1348 or 027 270 1348
Freephone 0800 844 544

rare diamonds
Natural coloured diamonds are extremely rare.
Partridge Jewellers showcases a large selection of coloured
diamonds including a beautiful display of yellow diamonds.
They have stunning engagement rings highlighting yellow
beautiful styles diamonds starting from $2,850 or you may want to select
Situated in Mount Maunganui, Bella Bridesmaids a wedding ring with yellow diamonds.
specialises in affordable, high-quality gowns
sourced from reputable designers worldwide.
Head in store or shop online!
Bella Bridesmaids
Phone 0274 723 344

exquisite jewellery
Shine on your wedding day with Privé Bridal exquisite jewellery.
Privé Bridal collections of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches
and hair ornaments fuse modern design with vintage glamour.
Privé Bridal jewellery is made of the highest quality materials
including crystal, freshwater pearl and cubic zirconia.
Photo by Jaydie + Co. Photography

bespoke headpieces
LoveRocks creates unique bridal headpieces using precious metals
and crystals specifically chosen for their properties, to incorporate
a little magic into your special day. Handmade in Auckland.
Phone 021 261 7624 65
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to dye for
Custom dye these satin shoes to the colour of your dreams!
With over 100 years of experience, these shoes are crafted for comfort
and styling. See Astra Bridal’s website for more of the range,
or visit a store to see the complete collection.
Astra Bridal
North Shore, Auckland City, Hamilton and Wellington
Freephone 0800 844 544


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Enter to win your wedding gown from Astra Bridal to the
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Alma J Bridal Boutique
131 Mount Eden Rd,
Mt Eden
09 623 1188

Felicity’s Bridal Salon

Level 2, 16 High St
09 303 4858

Brides On Thorndon
Cnr Customhouse Quay
& Brandon St
04 472 4717

Wilkins Bridal
7 Pilgrim Place
03 377 8595

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Form-fitting crystal tulle
mermaid gown with a
sweetheart neckline
and deep V-neck.
160 Broadway, Newmarket
09 520 6070

Chic Umbria light-charcoal
slim-fit suit, softened with romantic
pastels or uplift with stronger hues,
elegant and strong.
Auckland Central – Newmarket
and Manukau City
0800 372 652

Venue: Tabula Rasa
Photographer: Lesley Walker
Hair & makeup: Nikki Lovrich
Flowers: Twig & Twine
Models: Amanda Mitchell
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Sottero & Midgley, Zayn – all-over lace
cascades down this boho wedding
gown, creating an over-plunging
illusion V-neckline and open back.
North Shore, Auckland City
Hamilton and Wellington
0800 844 544
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Maggie Sottero, Veronica – styled from
Adora Crêpe, this amazing gown skims
the body. Lace cut-outs over illusion
make this a stand-out gown.
North Shore, Auckland City
Hamilton and Wellington
0800 844 544
Astra Bridal earrings and bracelet

Delightful A-line satin gown
with modest train and lace bodice.
63 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
09 307 4443
Privé Bridal earrings

Romilly suit in steel – a refined fit, luxury
fabric and artful details make this suit
the right kind of special.
09 304 2776 71
Romantic slim-fit Daniel suit for when
you want something a little different –
suit and waistcoat, or waistcoat and
trouser for a more casual look.
Auckland Central – Newmarket
and Manukau City
0800 372 652

Fully beaded lace gown with a subtly
shaped torso and high neckline.
63 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
09 307 4443 73
Sienna – gorgeous empire-line gown
featuring laser-cut lace and low back.
Level 1, 242 Queen Street, Auckland
09 300 3047
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New season’s luxury super
100% merino suit, worn with
slim-fit double-cuff white
shirt. Available in dark blue,
charcoal and black.
616 Victoria Street, Hamilton
07 839 2136

Laura – stunning fitted bodice with delicate
dimensional flowers a beaded trim,
and a dreamy layered tulle skirt.
Level 1, 242 Queen Street, Auckland
09 300 3047
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Emery – gorgeous mermaid-style
silhouette featuring a bold lace overlay.
96 New North Road
Eden Terrace, Auckland
09 368 1088
Privé Bridal earrings

Kent – charcoal grey suit
styled with a dusky pink tie,
floral pocket square and
grey stripe waistcoat.
1st Floor, Merivale Mall
185 Papanui Road
03 375 4490
10 Athol Street, Queenstown
03 441 0055

Ariel by Wendy Makin Couture – sheer,
beaded-lace bodice with a V neckline and
low V back with soft tulle skirt and train.
By appointment only.
03 337 0226
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Photographer: Neil Gussey
Hair & makeup: Nikki Lovrich
using Bobbi Brown
Flowers: Lila Rose Floral Co
Models: Louise Yates from Red 11

Both pages: beautiful silk gowns from
the new Perle range of hand-beaded
gowns designed by Corina Snow.
4 Wilson Road South, Paengaroa
07 533 1512
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Fidelma – bespoke design
by Jessica Couture in special
sequinned fabric.
1st Floor, 255 Broadway
Newmarket, Auckland
09 522 9168
Vinka Design earrings

A beautiful soft silk georgette gown
complemented by a light blouse of
corded lace.
63 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
09 307 4443
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Laney – art deco-inspired detailing;
flowing silk-satin trousers with geometric
beaded lace and organza top.
Vinka Design earrings

Lola top in gorgeous vintage lace, lined
in gold organza with pearl and crystal
button through back opening.
Daisy skirt in vintage lace, with layers
of gold organza and tulle, embellished
with a pearl-and-crystal-beaded band.
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Both pages: Louisa – dramatic and
feminine, high-necked dimensional
lace bodice with full Dupion skirt.
Level 1, 242 Queen Street, Auckland
09 300 3047
Vinka Design earrings

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Alison – fit-and-flare silhouette
featuring a low back
with illusion lace.
96 New North Road
Eden Terrace, Auckland
09 368 1088
Privé Bridal earrings

Venue: Bridgewater Country Estate
Photographer: Lesley Walker
Hair & makeup: Elizabeth Canales-Ron
and Jose Noriega from Face Me Makeup
Bouquets and hair crown: Go Wedding Flowers
Paper flowers: Paper Bloom Girls
Models: Nic Hogharth and Dillyn Ward
from Unique Models

Bride: Fairlee Zavana Bridal soft tulle
skirt with sheer lace bodice, nude
lining and crystal-beaded neckline.
1st Floor, 255 Broadway
Newmarket, Auckland
09 522 9168
Privé Bridal earrings
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Bride: Romantic gown with embroidered
crystal tulle and floral motifs.
Bridesmaid: Elegant strapless gown
with detachable lace overskirt.
160 Broadway, Newmarket
09 520 6070
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Essence, Bonny 8619 – Soft tulle skirt with
an ornate beaded bodice. A soft natural
waistline makes it a relaxed fit with
gorgeous tulle gathering on the waist.
North Shore, Auckland City
Hamilton and Wellington
0800 844 544
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Sonoran – from Watters Willowby Collection.
Grecian styled, empire-line gown with a touch
of boho, in delicate lace and pin-tucked tulle,
featuring a deep V neckline and halter back.
Short version also available.
By appointment only.
03 337 0226
Wild Jewels earrings

Bride: Gwynneth – a Jessica Couture exclusive design.
Exquisite ivory French lace, mermaid-style gown with
nude and champagne linings and dotted tulle detail.
1st Floor, 255 Broadway
Newmarket, Auckland
09 522 9168
Privé Bridal earrings
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Bride: Natalie – stunning slim-fitting
gown with a low lace back.
Level 1, 242 Queen Street, Auckland
09 300 3047
Vinka Design earrings

Bridesmaid: The Emma Dress
is a great shorter option for
bridesmaids as there are
many ways to tie it to suit
each individual.

Christina Rossi, CR4254 – beautiful fitted
lace and tulle gown with sweetheart
neckline and encrusted Swarovski beading.
North Shore, Auckland City
Hamilton and Wellington
0800 844 544 93
Bride: Elegant lace gown
featuring illusion back.
Bridesmaid: Blush pink bridesmaid
dress with spaghetti straps.
Shop 9, 101 Broadway Ave,
Palmerston North
027 546 9696

Daria – stunningly simple and romantic A-line gown
by Hayley Paige in chiffon and lace with a delicately
embellished nude bodice, a feature back and front split.
44 Currie Street, New Plymouth
06 757 5503
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Luna – delicately beaded lace and
crêpe gown by Essense of Australia
with a unique halter neck and
illusion racerback featuring
cut-out sides and a lace train.
44 Currie Street, New Plymouth
06 757 5503
Wild Jewels earrings

Bride: Grando – beautiful
Yolancris design with
an original neckline
where different strips
are crossed. The skirt
combines different fabrics
cut with bias couture
technique: pleated soleil
and lace.
By appointment only

The Posy Dress is the
perfect full-length
sheer option for your
bridesmaids. It can
be tied in a multitude
of ways to show
your bridesmaids’
individual style. 97
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Photographer: Lesley Walker
Hair & makeup: Elizabeth Canales-Ron
from Face Me Makeup
Model: Jessemey Bank from Red 11

Both pages: Sottero & Midgley,
Barrington – gorgeous lace
motifs trail over the bodice
and Ballantine Crêpe Chiffon
skirt creating an illusion
neckline and back, that
also features lace-up
ribbon detailing.
North Shore, Auckland City
Hamilton and Wellington
0800 844 544
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Millie by Martina Liana – soft silver
detailing and rich beadwork make
this ball gown undeniably elegant.
Level 2, 16 High Street, Auckland
09 303 4858
Astra Bridal earrings

A stunning gown from the new Perle
range of hand-beaded silk gowns
designed by Corina Snow.
4 Wilson Road South, Paengaroa
07 533 1512
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Edril by Yolancris – features a
V neck, with floral appliqués in
silk Guipure and a mix of laces
and delicate Chantilly.
By appointment only
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Stunning A-line gown by Nelly
White. Features a strapless
bodice decorated with
exquisite lace and 3D flowers.
Available to hire or buy.
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Pre-wedding advice your beauty therapist
wants you to know...
Healthy body, mind, skin and attitude. Self confidence brings so many benefits. It’s a tool that can help you manage your fears, tackle
challenges with more certainty, and maintain a positive mental attitude on the big day.

The super-knowledgeable Melissa Gladding, owner of FaceTime What’s great for your friend is not always great for you. Your
Skin Clinic, shares some pre-wedding advice your beauty skin is unique, so a tailored skincare regime should be designed to
therapist wants you to know. Here, she talks about help you reach your skin goals at least 3-6 months before the big
self-confidence, internal wellness and, the most important day. You can do this by building a relationship with someone who
accessory to any bridal gown, healthy and radiant skin. tracks and understands your skin in the lead-up. This is what we do
best at FaceTime, with our personalised skin analysis, consultation
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A must in any bride or groom’s skin plan is rejuvenating LED
light therapy. Ideal for even the most sensitive skin, the Healite II
from Lutronic takes only 15 minutes but will give your skin that
bridal glow before you know it!
While taking care of our skin from the outside is important, it’s
also vital to look after it from the inside. Treat your skin holistically
and understand the link between the skin and other organs as well
as immune-system health. Our bodies operate as one unit, and
with our skin being the largest detox organ, what we see on the
outside is a direct reflection of what is happening on the inside.
There are many internal products on the market at the moment but
one of my favourites is the Osmosis Complete Digestive Enzyme.
Skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and eczema are all linked
to digestive/gut health. Matching our own pancreatic enzymes,
Complete will more effectively break down food, easing digestion,
improving mood, and increasing nutrition for a healthier you.
Muscle relaxants. If you have never had muscle relaxants like
Botox or Dysport before it’s best to trial the products at least six
months before your wedding. These injectables assist in many areas
but I find that brides are most concerned about their makeup falling
into the wrinkle ‘creases’ making them even more prominent. We
suggest brides and grooms trial the muscle relaxants ahead of time so
they can get used to the sensation. If you have had muscle relaxants
in the past, visit the clinic one month prior to the big day so we can
provide you with a wrinkle-free perfect complexion.
If you’re getting married in the warmer months or a tropical
climate, I also highly recommend muscle relaxants to keep
perspiration under control.
The final facial is important! Include a final facial one or two
weeks prior to your wedding. Make this a priority. Lock this date in
quickly and commit to it. This final facial will allow your therapist
to get in those final extractions and ensure your skin is healthy for
your wedding day.
Finally, as the big day draws closer, your wedding will be front of
mind. To avoid having all conversations with your fiancé revolving
around the day, plan some special date nights that have absolutely
nothing to do with the wedding. Enjoy being in each other’s
company without the stresses of the big day.

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bridal beauty
Eleanor and the qualified team at Eleanor Dorn Makeup
will make you look and feel your very best on your
special day. Specialising in hair and makeup, they will
create your dream look for you and your bridal party –
no matter how small or large!
Eleanor Dorn Makeup, Auckland
picture perfect Phone 021 024 1300
Get ready wherever you are! Beauty on Demand is a dedicated
team of mobile makeup artists, hair stylists and beauty
therapists who’ll make you and your bridesmaids look and feel
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Photos by Wildwood Photography from Ella and Jake’s wedding

mobile beauty
Face Me Makeup & Hair’s team of mobile makeup artists and hair stylists have years of experience in fashion/editorial, film and TV,
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considering colour
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look your best

Shred to Wed offers unique packages for personal training and
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Briar and her mum
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Everybody loves a wedding! For mothers of the bride or groom it’s a very exciting,
emotional and busy time. And how do you even begin to choose an outfit?

‘I don’t know where to start’ is the comment the in-store stylists at Magazine Designer
Clothing frequently hear when mothers of the bride or groom come in looking for their
wedding outfit. Whether you are feeling spoilt for choice or lacking in inspiration, their
Alaina and her mum team have a few pointers to help you narrow it down and find something fabulous.
Photo by Strike Photography


Talk to the bride about the tone of the event – is it a formal affair or a casual garden
wedding? You don’t want to be over dressed at an informal beach wedding or under
dressed at an elegant black-tie affair. Discuss this with your daughter or future
daughter-in-law and let her be your guide.


Consider what colours and styles you usually like to wear. While you want to look
glamorous on the big day, you also want to feel confident and comfortable in your
wedding attire. Think about what styles flatter your figure and will suit the season.
Something light and floaty will keep you cool at the height of summer while a more
structured piece will be more suitable for winter weddings.


You may want to consider the colours the bride has chosen for the wedding party.
While you don’t need to match them, it’s important that your outfit complements
them. It may be a good idea to wait until the bride has chosen her wedding party
colours to begin shopping. As an important member of the wedding party, you will
be in the photos.

In times past, the mother of the bride made her dress selection first and then
shared her choice with the mother of the groom. If you are following this tradition,
remember the MOG also needs time to plan her choice, so try to give her as much
notice as possible to allow for any alterations or custom orders.
Billie and her mum
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Eirwen and her mum
Photo by Robbie Gilmore When it comes to accessories, think elegant and understated. Depending on
whether you are going for a classic or contemporary feel, a hat or fascinator is worth
considering. Also think about the time of year – do you need a jacket or bolero, or
will a shawl or wrap be enough to keep you warm when the night is getting chilly?
Remember an evening purse or clutch bag – you will need somewhere to keep your
lipstick and, of course, some tissues! Footwear should complement your outfit,
while being comfortable to stand and dance in. Some elegant jewellery can add the
finishing touch to your look.
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Following these simple tips should turn what can potentially be an overwhelming
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Your wedding ceremony is one of the most meaningful moments of your big day – saying ‘I do’ in front of your family and
friends is a magical and joyous occasion. The wedding ceremony celebrates the love you share, and sees you committing to one
another with vows, the exchange of rings, signing the marriage certificate, and sharing the symbolic first kiss. Take the time
to work alongside your celebrant and personalise your ceremony to create a unique celebration that reflects you as a couple.

CEREMONY Once you’ve got in touch and set ceremony some gravitas and character.
Sit down with your fiancée to consider a date to meet them, see whether you It sets a scene, eloquently communicates
the tone you’d like for your ceremony. Is click in person. Do they listen to your your emotions on this special day,
it light-hearted and fun? Romantic and ideas, and are they the kind of person and lets you include friends or family
emotional? A combination of the two? you’d like to spend your wedding with? members in your ceremony.
Establish your vision so your celebrant Even if they’re just beyond your budget, And the great thing is, there’s a reading
knows where to start when it comes to if they’re your perfect match, secure for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of
writing your ceremony. You may like to them right away. You don’t want your Shakespeare or C.S. Lewis, your celebrant
include your story as a couple – especially ideal celebrant snapped up by another will help you find your perfect reading.
if there are moments of humour. couple who also loves them. VOWS
Go over your wedding ceremony MUSIC This is your moment, a chance to tell
draft together as soon as your celebrant The music you choose for your your beloved exactly what they mean to
has sent it through, so you have plenty ceremony sets the tone for the rest of you, and to declare your promises to them.
of time to give your feedback and the day. Songs create memories and add It’s not often in life that you have to
make any changes. Don’t be shy, or to the magic of the moment. stand in front of people, telling someone
think you’re offending your celebrant if Think about the song you’d like to how you feel about them. Public
you’re not completely in love with the walk up the aisle to. Is it one that 100 speaking doesn’t come easily to everyone,
ceremony script. It’s definitely a work- other couples are also playing at their and your celebrant understands this, so
in-progress so collaborate with them to weddings? Who cares! If you love it – do they’ll guide you through the process –
make it perfect for you. it! This is your moment, no one else’s. whether it means holding the vows and
CHOOSING A CELEBRANT There’s also an opportunity for music mic for you if your hands are shaking too
Booking a celebrant is one of the to be played during the signing of the much, or by feeding you your vows line
first things to tick off your ceremony marriage certificate. Choose something by line. Just know that your celebrant is
Photos by Anthony Young from Joanna and Marius’ wedding

to-do list. Choosing the right celebrant upbeat and fun to entertain your guests there to support and guide you.
is about finding someone who while they’re waiting for the formalities Celebrants often have some vow
understands you as a couple, and can to finish. If you can spring for live examples to inspire you, and they can
communicate your love story to your music, that’s a bonus! help you write or perfect your vows before
guests on your big day. Your celebrant The final piece of music you want your big day. It’s also nice to keep these
ceremony guide

needs to be articulate, entertaining and to think about is played as soon as your precious words as a surprise from your
professional to capture the attention of celebrant introduces you as a married partner until it’s time to exchange them.
your guests. Browsing the pages of Bride couple for the very first time, and you WELCOMING
& Groom and heading to The Celebrants walk down the aisle together. This is It’s always a lovely idea to have ushers
Association of New Zealand website are the celebration song, an up-tempo piece greet everyone as they arrive. They can hand
great places to begin your search. that’s full of joy and will set the mood out the Order of Service sheets, welcome
Having narrowed down a few for the rest of the day. guests and show them to their seats.
potential candidates, visit their websites. It’s also nice to consider having a It might seem like there’s a lot to
Are they engaging, informative, and do setlist playing softly as your guests wait consider when planning your ceremony,
they have good reviews? Check their for the ceremony to begin. but you only get one chance to make
celebrant Facebook page also to see how READINGS your wedding magical and a day to be
they communicate their offering. A fantastic reading or two gives a remembered forever. 123
ceremony inspiration

Photo by Bayly & Moore from Georgia and Blake’s wedding. Celebrant: Aaron Bloomfield

make your day

Choosing the right celebrant to make your
wedding ceremony perfect is easy! With
charming chapel years of experience, Sarah is personable,
The Howick Presbyterian Church has organised, offers choices, and will guide bespoke elegance
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available for weddings. It seats up to Sarah Bloxham and gift candles to suit your own style,
100 people, with a larger 300-seat My Celebrant – Your Celebrant theme and colours. Artistic candles custom
auditorium also available. Phone 027 288 9802 designed for you to light and treasure.
Howick Presbyterian Church, Auckland Email Candles by Design
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Terrace Downs Resort is the perfect setting for your special day, whether it’s an intimate wedding or lavish affair.
We offer multiple ceremony sites such as The Gorge, with its dynamic scenery or the cosy atmosphere of The 4th Hole.
Indoor venues are also available for weather contingency. Come for a site view and enjoy a complimentary lunch for the bridal couple.

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Photos courtesy of Mandy Caldwell Photography (TOP ROW) & Handmade Photography (BOTTOM ROW).

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The Event Boutique designed and styled
this moody autumnal wedding shoot…
‘The inspiration was to merge a modern
theme with elegance and femininity. Black
stationery with a lace background served as
inspiration for all the paper design elements.
The dramatic circular wreath was crafted
with lush autumn-toned magnolia leaves and
delightfully complements the spectacular floral
whip. The luxurious table setting incorporates
lilac, gold and teal blue, alongside ethereal
florals and candlelight. We shot at dusk to
capture a beautiful dark and moody feel.’
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Photos: Velvet Photo & Cinema
Design, Hire & Styling: The Event Boutique
Gowns: Novia Brides
Flowers: Mrs Bottomleys
Cake: Rebecca Jane Sugar Art
Hair & Makeup: 360 Beauty
Model: Jess Jenkinson

Ve lv e t P h o to & Ci n e m a
When it comes to your big day, there’s no
value you can place on documenting it
through photography and cinema. Velvet
The Event B o ut i que captures more than just an image – they
The Event Boutique is a design and styling company that specialises in producing elegant capture a moment, and the feel and
and unique weddings using a stunning collection of furniture and décor, personalised emotion with it, so you can relive the day
to reflect your style. Working throughout the South Island, The Event Boutique provides for years to come.
thoughtful direction and offers a comprehensive range of event services to help bring your Velvet Photo & Cinema
ideas to life. Phone 027 215 4221
The Event Boutique Email

No via Bri des Re b e c c a J a n e S u g a r A r t M r s B o tto m l e ys Fl owe rs

Be pampered at Novia Brides, Wanaka. Rebecca Jane Sugar Art creates modern, Mrs Bottomleys is a leading Christchurch-
Novia has a beautiful selection of wedding artistic cakes and desserts in Christchurch. based florist that veers away from convention
gowns from Yolancris, Katie Yeung, Rebecca loves working with you to create and always has done. Their bespoke wedding
Sally Eagle and Margaret Wray. Every unique designs that help tell the story of flowers are personally curated to portray an
bride is wonderfully unique and the you and your wedding, making a statement effortless elegance and beauty, reflective
knowledgable team will help each bride both in style and taste. of a natural garden style, using only New
find the perfect gown for them! Rebecca Jane Sugar Art Zealand-grown ingredients.
Novia Brides Mrs Bottomleys Flowers 129
Determined to push the boundaries creatively, Abi Hackling Photography curated
a boldly unique and whimsical styled shoot celebrating the beauty of colour…
‘We aimed to create a tropical, kitsch wedding look that was modern, bold, fresh and
colourful. It showcases an amazing array of hues, from the flowers and makeup, to the décor
pieces and the boldness of a transparent gown worn over colourful undergarments! Bright
flowers contrast with lush foliage creating a gorgeous and unique floral bow tie, an opulent
flower-crown, a striking over-sized bouquet, and the perfect topping on the wedding cake –
pure inspiration for lovers of vibrancy.’ cont:-
Photos: Abi Hackling Photography
Styling: Victoria Jayne Weddings
Flowers: Sentiments Flowers
Gown: Liah Roebuck Bridal
Hair & Makeup: LOLA Hair Studio
Cake: AimeeJane Cake Design
Cake topper: Peg Creative
Signage: CRAFTED by Hilary
Bar: Hello Audrey
Models: Sophie & Mike Braggins
V icto ria J a y ne Weddi ng s A b i H a c k lin g P h o to g r a p h y S e n tim e n ts Fl owe rs
Victoria Jayne is passionate about creating Abi’s photography tells a story… your very Sentiments Flowers loves to make
beautiful and unique weddings. With own love story, and with it the tears, the wedding dreams come true. The creative,
many years of experience in the wedding smiles and the cheers. Abi wants to join you experienced and award-winning florist
industry, Victoria offers a full wedding in capturing all the special moments, and adores flowers, and has a passion for
planning service, custom-made signs even the ones you didn’t know happened. creating beautifully crafted wedding
and an eclectic range of prop hire and Abi Hackling Photography flowers that truly reflect you.
accessories that will leave you and your Phone 021 257 1383 Sentiments Flowers
guests remembering anything but ordinary. Email Phone 06 751 3686
Victoria Jayne Weddings Email
Email abihacklingphotography

AimeeJane C a ke D es i g n Lia h R o e b u c k B r id a l L O L A H a ir St u d i o
Aimee has spent many years perfecting Liah Roebuck Bridal is a bespoke bridal LOLA Hair Studio is a boutique style house
not only the taste of her cakes but also the company located in New Plymouth, based in New Plymouth. With over 18
flawless look of them. Aimee’s creations specialising in handcrafted wedding dresses years’ experience, the LOLA girls provide
are the centrepiece of any wedding, with and accessories. Each gown is modern, professional, unique and standout hair and
many of her works of art travelling around elegant and stylish; inspired by delicate lace, makeup services. Get in touch today to
the country for her brides and grooms to soft sheer fabrics and romantic detailing arrange a trial for you and your bride tribe.
enjoy with their guests. that won’t weigh you down. Perfect for each LOLA Hair Studio
AimeeJane Cake Design bride’s unique personality and style. Freephone 0800 LOLA HAIR
Phone 027 330 0837 Liah Roebuck Bridal Email 133
Captured on Wellington’s rugged
South Coast, this dreamy styled shoot by
a group of talented creatives reveals a little
bit of magic…
‘Inspired by black velvet, the classic rose,
and a heavy grey sky, this dreamy and mystical
shoot gorgeously showcases the Wellington
coast. We wanted to capture the moody skies
and famous Wellington breeze to portray the
romance and mystery of a coastal wedding.
Muted hues of grey and cream, hints of orange,
and sophisticated black details stand out against
the wild windswept coastline. The powder blue
of the caravan bar and white lace of the gown
contrast with the dark tones, dramatic sealine,
and gold in the décor elements, giving the
natural setting a romantic feel.’
Photos: Bohemian Simplicity..Styling & concept: Gather & Company..Caravan Bar: Hello Audrey.
Flowers: Table Flower Studio..Gown: Liah Roebuck Bridal..Stationery: Inkberry Calligraphy. Cake: Cake Society.
Props: The Vintage Party..Cookies: Sidonie’s Kitchen. Model: Meredith Collinson

Gather & C o mpa ny Sid o n ie ’s K itc h e n H e llo A u d r ey
At Gather & Company they sleep, Make your wedding unique with Beautiful caravan bar for hire servicing the
breathe and talk event styling and design customised biscuits by Sidonie’s Kitchen. lower North Island. Hello Audrey creates a
every single day – it’s who they are! The Perfect for wedding favours, ‘Be My unique and memorable experience that
team works tirelessly behind the scenes, Bridesmaid’, for your hens party, or a you and your guests will love. See their
from planning and styling, on-the-day simple ‘Thank You’. A delicious, beautifully website for beautiful inspiration, packages
management and coordination, to set-up, packaged, personalised message on a and pricing.
pack down, vendor liaising and sourcing. biscuit that will put the finishing touches on Hello Audrey
Watching each wedding play out in your special day. Email
perfect form is their sweet spot! Sidonies Kitchen
Gather & Company Email

I nkb err y C a l l i g ra phy C a k e S o c ie ty L ia h R o e b u c k Bri d al

Inkberry Calligraphy creates beautiful, Cake Society is a contemporary patisserie. Liah Roebuck Bridal is a bespoke bridal
bespoke stationery and is passionate about Their team is passionate about excellence company located in New Plymouth,
lovely lettering. Timeless and elegant yet in quality and design, and is proud to specialising in handcrafted wedding dresses
contemporary and fresh, the art of the written demonstrate it in the smallest details. and accessories. Each gown is modern,
word adds charm and character. From Their cakes are made from scratch, without elegant and stylish; inspired by delicate lace,
invitations to ceremony stationery, Inkberry preservatives and premixes, tailored to soft sheer fabrics and romantic detailing
tailors paper goods to enhance your wedding your likes and dietary requirements. that won’t weigh you down. Perfect for each
with pretty details and keepsake memories. Contact them to book your tasting now. bride’s unique personality and style.
Inkberry Calligraphy Cake Society Liah Roebuck Bridal 137

Your reception can be one of the most challenging wedding

planning decisions. While a traditional wedding venue that
comes with everything supplied can seem like the easiest
and most stress-free option, don’t rule out celebrating your
dream day in a marquee. Not only will it provide a wealth
of new location options – such as regional parks, your
family farm or favourite beach – marquees also provide
a blank canvas for you to add your own personal touch.

Unlike many wedding venues, which come with pre-
arranged suppliers and décor, one of the many benefits of a
marquee wedding is that it’s easy to incorporate individual
touches and personality. Take a few minutes with your partner
to think about what makes your relationship special. It could
be a shared hobby, a love of nature or even the quirky way you
first met – all these elements can serve as inspiration for your
decorations, floral arrangements, and colour palette.
From photo booths to doughnut walls, ice-cream trucks
to a craft beer station, a marquee offers plenty of flexibility to
involve a range of vendors, or to put your DIY hat on. Perhaps
FINDING YOUR PERFECT LOCATION enlist a creative stylist to transform the space to mirror your
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a fantasies. There’s a wealth of ideas in Bride & Groom magazines
marquee location. From a winery celebration to a fairytale to inspire you.
forest wedding, the beauty of a marquee is that you can set
one up almost anywhere.
Before finalising your location, you need to ensure that
your marquee supplier can easily access the site. If in doubt,
have them check it out early on to address any concerns,
such as surrounding trees or shrubbery that may get in the
way when setting up your dream pavilion. You don’t want to
resort to a last-minute removal of your mum’s prized lemon
tree to make way for the marquee! It’s also important to have
Essentials for a memorable day: photo by James Chasewild from Anna and Lee’s wedding

an explicit agreement in place detailing where the marquee

will be set up, well before installation.
Main image: photo by Ivelina Velkova from Sally and Chris’ wedding


There are a few key essentials to keep in mind when
organising a marquee wedding. ‘Plan ahead and try and
have your marquee set up at your location three or four days
Adding a personal touch: Flagship Events Company

before the wedding,’ advises Kim Houston from Take a Vow

Wedding and Events. ‘This allows time for the marquee to
marquee weddings
stabilise and settle into the ground.’
Finding your perfect location: Raj Tent Club

Flooring in the marquee is also an area many couples

CHOOSING THE ONE overlook. With New Zealand weather being unpredictable,
There are many different marquee styles to choose flooring throughout the marquee ensures your guests won’t
Choosing the one: Raj Tent Club

from. While the classic pavilion is often a great option for ruin their shoes by walking on wet or muddy ground! Also,
large weddings, there are also glass-walled marquees, Indian top of Kim’s list is lighting. ‘A clear roof marquee looks
marquees, tepee-style tents and stretch tents. amazing with fairy lights strung up, especially after dark, and
It’s important to consider the number of guests and how makes for some great photos! Likewise, festoon lighting is on
you’d like the tables and dance floor positioned. Table shape trend at the moment and looks great in tepee-style marquees.’
and configuration can affect the type of marquee you need Don’t forget to light up the area outside your marquee –
to book. Ask your marquee company for their expert advice fairy lights strung through the trees will look magical. Ensure
on options that will best fit your number of guests, location, there’s adequate lighting to find the bathrooms after dark, and
and budget. why not add some night-time charm with a few lanterns?
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Main image: photo by Bayly & Moore from Alexandra and Harry’s wedding
Top tips
T PLAN AHEAD. Write a run sheet of when suppliers will Megan Church from Raj Tent Club NZ shares her top five
be delivering, setting up, and their pack-down times.
tips for planning a marquee wedding:
THEATING. If your wedding is in the cooler months, hire 1. Power up. Check that you have a power source
marquee weddings

a few indoor heaters and scatter stylish throws on the close to the marquee and don’t forget to book a
backs of chairs to keep guests warm. backup generator.

TLIGHTING. Invest in the best lighting you can afford 2. Location, location, location. Make sure your suppliers
and don’t forget candles on the tables. can easily access the marquee site.

TWEATHERPROOF. Hire marquee flooring for dancing 3. Be organised. Discuss clear timelines with your
Other images: Raj Tent Club

and in case it rains. suppliers so they know when they need to arrive and
start setting up.
TLIQUOR LAWS. Check the local liquor laws to see if you
can bring alcohol onsite. 4. Communication is key! Let your suppliers talk directly
to each other (rather than through you) to organise
TBATHROOMS. Make sure you hire enough toilets to set-up times and how they’ll work best together.
cater for your guests.
5. Trust your suppliers. We’ve had years of experience
TPERMITS. If your wedding is in a public place, check if and know what works and what doesn’t, so be open to
you need to apply for a permit with your local council. our suggestions.

Just say ‘I do’. We’ll do the rest.
Celebrate the perfect beginning for you
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say ‘I Do’ this season.

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Plume Restaurant
is the ultimate
wedding venue,
offering stunning
indoor and outdoor
settings for your
most memorable
and special day.

Plume, proudly the house

09 422 7915 of Runner Duck Wines.
49a Sharp Road, Matakana

Nestled on a terrace with panoramic views

of the Mt Alpha and Mt Roy mountain range.
Beautifully landscaped gardens and manicured
green lawns provide a breathtaking setting
for your very special day.

With accommodation also available,

Alpine View Lodge is the perfect wedding venue.

23 Studholme Road South, Wanaka 9382

Phone 03 443 7111
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add t he spa r k le
La Lumiere is a specialist lighting company with a gorgeous
array of fairy lights, crystal chandeliers and exquisite draping. Let
their expert consultants help you create the perfect look for your p a p e r b lo o m s
special day, whether it is simple, vintage, luxe or rustic-glamour! Oversized paper flowers add a trendy touch to your wedding.
La Lumiere Paper Bloom Girl’s bespoke flowers can be used in backdrops,
Phone 09 845 4404 arches, photo booths and even centrepieces. All flowers are
Email custom-made to suit your colour scheme and style.

exquisite set tings

Photos by Tim Kelly | Nadine Ellen

As you enter any of the luxurious wedding tents in Raj Tent Club NZ’s vast range, you will be whisked away to another place.
Complemented by Raj’s selection of comfortable lounge furniture, each setting creates a romantic ambience.
Let the friendly team help you create your dream wedding day whether it’s bohemian, beach, Indian or classic white.
Raj Tent Club NZ Ltd
Phone 021 882 814

Celebrate your special day at one of our beautiful
wedding venues throughout New Zealand.

Waitakere Estate 1

The Devon Hotel 3

New Plymouth 2

Rutherford Hotel Nelson 4

Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Heritage Hanmer Springs


Queenstown 7
6 7
Lake Resort
HHM300 04/18

Visit to find out more

Or call 0800 002 937 to discuss your wedding plans
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Left photos by Meredith Lord Photography

Right photo by Brian Culy
ex per ience the best
The Flagship Events Company based in the sunny Hawkes Bay prides itself on exclusively
offering the beautiful Sperry Tents nationwide. Handcrafted from sailcloth and spruce
timber, with distinctive swooping translucent canopies, varnished timber poles and stunning
stitch lines, these tents create the perfect setting for your dream wedding.
The Flagship Events Company
Phone 027 789 0083
Photo by Stories by Bianca

for beau tiful weddings

Get WED offers wedding planning, styling and florals
that reflect who you are as a couple and what your
love is all about. Contact Get WED for a chat about
your dream day.
Phone 021 132 0235

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an emotional day
- even the cake
is in tiers.”

Create lasting memories for the

right reasons on your wedding day,
without the cliché toasts.

Choosing a venue should be as easy as saying “ )
Need help organising your special day?
Please contact our Wedding Coordinator for more information.
Michelle Gain 09 526 3029

Together, let’s make

your wedding beautiful.
Email your wedding planners Jeremy & Brad.

91 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, Auckland

09 303 9660
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Photo by Melissa Mills Photography

drea my destination
Let Peninsula Party Hire create your dream wedding! They hire quality
marquees, stretch tents, furniture, glassware, accessories and more.
finish with festoons Your wedding will be a memorable and stunning success! Talk to the
Retro Lights has a passion for stylish lighting. Nothing friendly and knowledgeable team about amazing locations on the
beats festoon lights to complete the magical Coromandel Peninsula. Your vision is their mission.
atmosphere for your wedding, often seen sweeping Peninsula Party Hire
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the space. All festoons come complete with bulbs. Email
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Phone 0274 535 077

dreams to realit y
The options for a marquee wedding are limitless – just imagine the possibilities.
The X-Site Group can bring your special day to life, building it from the ground up!
They can create the environment, atmosphere and unique experience for you and
your guests to treasure forever. Call their knowledgeable team today!
The X-Site Group
Freephone 0800 191 191

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Ensuring you enjoy your special day is a priority for
and execute your vision.
the team at Covers Decoration Hire, and creating
Bloom Events
amazing wedding décor is their passion. Experienced,
Freephone 0800 4 BLOOM (25666)
friendly consultants can guide you through the range
of wedding decorations for hire, including a bespoke
range of wedding arches and backdrops.
Covers Decoration Hire
3061 Great North Road, Auckland
Phone 09 826 0004

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Stylish Weddings and Events takes a personal and creative approach to events that will amaze your guests from their first impression to the
smallest lasting detail. You will be guided through the planning and design process with expert advice, imaginative vision and a warm,
approachable style that will allow your dreams, big or small, to come true on your special day.
Stylish Weddings & Events
Freephone 0800 428 624

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the mother-in-law
wore white!”

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for your big day. Unfortunately, your
mother-in-law isn’t one of them.

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An idyllic wedding venue set amongst the
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Villa Maria offers an unrivalled location for
your perfect day. Our sprawling grounds include
multiple ceremony and reception spaces that
provide a variety of options to suit your needs.
Our dedicated event and culinary teams will
work with you to ensure your wedding day is
absolutely unforgettable.
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finishing touches

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wow your guests
Refresh and delight your guests with Bar 99’s mobile cocktail bar, sure to
add the wow factor to your cocktail hour. Offering delicious cocktails,
beautifully presented grazing platters, and styling and planning services,
Bar 99 will make your special day memorable for all.
Bar 99
Phone 022 403 3114

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glamour with greener y Would you like to make your wedding as memorable as possible?
Transform, enhance, soften or enliven your venue Hiring a beautiful luxury portable loo unit from LuxLoos will make
with gracious greenery from Hire Plants, Auckland’s premium that happen! LuxLoos makes your business their business by
live-plant hire company. They offer beautiful plants providing the perfect finishing touch to any gorgeous wedding.
and walls to suit your theme. LuxLoos, South Island
Hire Plants, Auckland Phone 027 672 2890
Freephone 0800 800 175 Email

par t y to remember
Party Warehouse is Christchurch’s premier wedding hire company, making them an
obvious choice for couples planning their special day. They have a passion for weddings
and would love the opportunity to help make your wedding day all that you dream of.
Party Warehouse, Christchurch. Freephone 0800 PARTYW or 03 377 8228

Make your special occasion fun and memorable with Doornuts American-style donuts!
Handmade from scratch and with love, Doornuts make delicious donuts, donut towers,
and donut walls which are perfect for the dessert table. Plus, if you’re craving something
sweet before your big day, Doornuts deliver to your door!
321 Karangahape Road, Auckland
Phone 09 390 6147

Your wedding cake isn’t simply a

sweet treat served at the end of your
reception – it’s a delicious focal point
and an exciting and creative way to
encapsulate your wedding theme.
Before you choose your cake designer,
check out our must-read tips…

Browse the pages of Bride & Groom
magazine for cake suppliers, and draw
on ideas from styled shoots and readers’
weddings. Head to Pinterest and
Instagram to find images of cakes you
love, and compile a collection of your
favourites to show your baker. Consider
flavours that you love and know will be
popular with your guests.

Word of mouth is the tried-and-true
way to find a great baker – start by
asking your family, friends, caterers or
wedding venue for recommendations.
Once you’ve created a short-list, check
out their designs and credentials online
before setting up an appointment for a
tasting and to discuss the details of your
wedding (date, venue, guest numbers,
etc). Arrive at your consultation prepared
– take along any fabric/colour swatches
you have, images of your reception venue
or details of your theme, so your baker
can get a feel of your wedding aesthetic.

Choose your cake after finalising key
wedding-style decisions. You want a cake
that complements your wedding theme,
reception décor, gown, floral decoration,
and menu. Use these elements to help
inform the design and structure of your
cake. Keep the season in mind too when
choosing ingredients and finishing details.
For example, if you’re having an outdoor
summer wedding, buttercream icing
won’t withstand the heat as well as a more
robust fondant icing. Speak with your
Opposite page: Photo by Studio 91
from Whitney and John’s wedding baker to find the perfect option for you.
This page: (top left) photo by Tom Hollow
from Debra and Chris’ wedding
Besides being a work of art on display
(top right four) Sweet Bites Cakes at your reception, your cake should
(middle) photo by Brendan Thomas
taste delicious. While fruitcake used to
from Alaina and Shane’s wedding be the traditional cake base, there are
(bottom left) Paula Jane Cakes a whole host of flavour combinations
Photo by Bubblerock
available to couples now, from salted
from Hannah & Troy’s weddng caramel and vanilla bean buttercream
(bottom right) photo by to sweet strawberry, lemon zest and
Jonathan Suckling
from Julia & Bryce’s wedding
decadent chocolate – and that’s just a
tiny sampling of the flavours on offer. Let
your taste buds do the talking; choose a
flavour combination you’ll love. You can
go for one flavour throughout, or have
something different on every tier, but
don’t forget to taste-test all fillings with
your baker before making your selection.

Traditionally, when wedding cakes were
fruitcake, the top tier was reserved for the
first child’s christening. Nowadays, many
couples opt to save the top tier for their
first anniversary. This is a very romantic
way to celebrate your first anniversary,
but be sure to inform your caterer so
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they can arrange to have the top tier
set aside for you. If your cake of choice
isn’t fruitcake, it’ll need to be frozen.
Discuss quantities and tiers with your
baker to find a suitable size and style
for the number of guests attending your
wedding. You don’t want to end up with
too little or too much cake! If you’re
dreaming of a lavish stacked wedding cake
but don’t have hundreds of attendees,
you can always incorporate dummy
tiers; your guests will be none the wiser.
This page: (top three) Rebecca Jane Sugar Art
(middle) photo by Black Robin Photography from
You have many options when it comes Emma and Jeremy’s wedding
to choosing your frosting. Buttercream
(bottom left) photo by The Official Photographers
icing is soft and comes in an array of from Tara and Jason’s wedding

flavours – perfect for simple, elegant (bottom right) Sweet Bites Cakes
creations. Fondant icing is ideal for

more complex touches; think iced Opposite page: (top) photo by

Ivelina Velkova from Sally
flowers, intricate detailing, piping and Chris’ wedding
and figurines. However, fondant or
(middle left) photo by Simon Darby
buttercream icing are not essential to from Jody and William’s wedding

make a statement with your cake – (middle) photo by Johannes van Kan
naked wedding cakes that skip the outer from Ashley and Connor’s wedding

layer of frosting are a popular alternative (middle right) photo by Abby Harrison
from Beth and Jamie’s wedding
that’s elegant, and modern.
(bottom left three) Paula Jane Cakes
(bottom right) photo by Candy Capco
Bring your cake to life with a beautiful from Rosina and Carlos’ wedding
cake topper, the ultimate finishing touch
to make your cake reflect your unique
wedding style. Flowers make a beautiful,
natural statement, but laser-cut script,
figurines or fruit are popular alternatives.

Be honest about your budget. Discuss
this with your wedding cake designer,
and they’ll let you know what they
can create without breaking the bank.
Often, it’s the finishing touches on
the cake that will push the price up;
fondant icing is usually more costly
than buttercream, and elaborate sugar
flowers, shapes or specific colours incur
wedding cakes

extra costs for the skill and time required

to make them.

Fancy something different? Switch it
up with a whimsical alternative; cheese
wheels are popular when served with fruit,
antipasto and bread. Macarons, cupcakes,
croquembouche towers, and dedicated
doughnut, ice cream and s’mores stations
are also sure to go down a treat.

Attend your local wedding show – you’ll have the opportunity to meet
and speak with local cake designers, and see and taste their creations
without having to commit to a private consultation.
Go to New Zealand’s largest wedding show – our Bride & Groom Show
in Auckland on Sunday 6 May, for an amazing selection of cake styles.
wedding cakes

ca ke sp ecialists
A modern three-tier design using
a soft, smooth white chocolate
icing, highlighted with blush tones
and fresh floral blooms is accented
with cascading gold leaf and a
personalised gold topper.
Contact the talented team at
Paula Jane Cakes for a free
consultation and tasting for your
dream wedding cake.
Paula Jane Cakes
Kumeu, Auckland
Phone 021 208 8604
Email h a n d c r a ft e d c ake s Delicious, decadent and delightful –
Cake topper from Red Pepper the perfect wedding cake for your
wedding day from
Send A Chocolate Cake
118 Duke Street, Three Kings, Auckland
Phone 09 623 2030

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For a delicious and beautifully
made wedding cake, contact
A Love of Cakes – By Annette, Taranaki
Phone 06 764 5172 or 027 452 6617

desser t with a dif ference

Macarons & More is a small Tauranga-based company specialising in creating delicious
and unique home-made baking. Available for all your wedding treats, whether it be cakes,
macaron towers or wedding favours. Delivery available New Zealand wide.
Macarons & More

s w e e t te m p ta tio ns
Using only the best natural ingredients tailored to
i ced perfect i o n your dietary needs, Cake & Co makes beautiful,
Sweet Bites Cakes has a passion for creating the modern cakes for any special occasion.
perfect cake for your wedding day. Cake & Co, 2/175 Ponsonby Road
Sweet Bites Cakes Freemans Bay, Auckland
1/214 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland Phone 09 376 3479
Phone 09 836 8806
Photo by Sarah Marshall Photography

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On your big day, don’t just cut a cake, cut a Kapiti cheese layer cake. d e l i c i ou s!
Amazing to look at and incredible to eat, each bespoke cake is a Servicing Whangarei and Northland with delicious
perfect marriage of their mouthwatering award-winning cheeses. custom-made cakes for any special occasion.
The Kapiti Store Meganlicious Cakes
Phone 09 358 3835 Email
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A cake design should always be
inspired and unique. It should speak
to who the couple are and the elements
of their wedding, whether it’s the
florals, stationery, colour scheme,
or surrounding landscape.
Magnolia Kitchen created a cake
that was inspired by the elements of
the shoot in its entirety. Buttercream
icing creates an abstract oil-paint look
that is almost windswept, and leads
the eye from the bottom of the cake
up to the top. This colour palette
complements the blues and greys of
the wedding gown, and evokes the
waves from the coastline crashing
beyond. The cake is accented with
pieces of sugar rocks that reflect the
raw, wild feel of the setting, and edible
pearls, which complement the opulent
tone of the gown.

Photos: Sweet Events Photography
Styling, flowers and invitations: Wildly Madly Deeply
Cake: Magnolia Kitchen
Gown: Natalie Chan Boutique
Hair & makeup: Eleanor Dorn Makeup
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Inspired by beautiful Mount Maunganui
beach, Macarons & More created a cake
that captures nature’s hidden gems...
The rustically decorated sea-shell
cake showcases the treasures of the ocean:
shells, pearls, and deep, moody-blue hues
reminiscent of crashing waves. Made with
a rich chocolate filling, sandwiched with
chocolate ganache, and coated in blue-and-
white semi-sweet Swiss meringue buttercream,
this cake is a non-traditional delight. The
edible fondant pearls reflect the ocean theme,
and the collection of shells makes for a unique
underwater-inspired cake topper. Décor pieces
with hints of bronze, gold and white, ocean-
blue stationery, lush greenery and the multi-
hued palette of blush-and-white-toned flowers
pay homage to this deep-blue cake. The white
gown adds a romantic touch of elegance and
provides a delightful contrast to the cerulean
colour palette of the cake, rounding off this
cohesive shoot beautifully.

Photos: Amy Bailey Photography
Styling & design: Wild & Whim
Cake: Macarons & More
Flowers: Rosie’s Wild Flower Co.
Stationery: Inkberry Calligraphy
Table & benches: Louisiana Lucy
Décor pieces: The White Wedding Club
Calligraphy signage: Paper Darling
Hair & makeup: Leanne Williams
Rings: Walker & Hall
Model: Shavaughn Bartie
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Kylin Image Photography, 78 Upper Queen Street, Newton, Auckland

phone: 09 357 6625 mobile: 022 357 6625
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‘Our fun, innovative and professional approach will be the menu on your wedding day. Jenna Zane photography creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience,
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Jenna’s passion is to photograph emotion, interaction and natural moments,
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Unique Visions Photography

Brett Lees, 123 Shaw Road, Oratia, Waitakere, Auckland
phone: 09 813 3519 mobile: 027 491 3061

NZIPP Waikato/BOP Photographer of the Year 2016. Genuine, emotive and natural.
Mark McKeown: Fellow NZIPP, Associate AIPP, WPPI member. Capturing the relationships
Winner of 55 Gold, Silver and Bronze NZIPP & AIPP Awards 2010 – 2016. and emotions between people.

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Beautiful, classical wedding photography for more than 15 years.

Chris Loufte – The Wedding Photographer

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Chris Loufte – The Wedding Photographer

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Highly acclaimed fashion photographer brings you beautiful wedding photos with a fashion edge.

Belle Photography

Neil Gussey, Belle Photography, PO Box 422, Orewa, Auckland. Available nationwide.
mobile: 027 485 1993 email:

photo & video inspiration

a lifetime souvenir
The experienced and passionate team at Ilit Image
will capture the magic and emotion of your wedding
day as a beautiful, timeless video.
Ilit Image Videography
Phone 0221 608 476
photo fun
The Mirror Me Booth takes photo booth fun to a whole
new level! Amaze your guests with this interactive photo
experience and boost the fun-factor at your celebration.
Available in Auckland and surrounding cities.
Foto Mirror
Phone 021 058 7100

unique photobooth
The perfect blend of Kombi cool and photo booth fun,
Florence the Kombi will bring the wow factor to your big day.
Photokombi strives to provide an experience your guests will love,
and create memorable keepsakes you can enjoy forever.
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Millbrook Resort, 1124 Malaghans Road, Arrowtown 9371
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Framed by rugged mountains and set across
500 acres of beautiful Central Otago countryside,
Millbrook Resort is made for romance.

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As equally rejuvenating as it is romantic, the immense Otago region features one of the most diverse landscapes
in New Zealand. Unsurprisingly, it draws couples looking to host a destination wedding with a difference.
From the peaceful and pristine beaches of the Waitaki to the spectacular mountains of the Southern Lakes,
here are our recommendations for top wedding spots at the southern end of the country.

The stunning and secluded beaches
of the Waitaki coast make a breathtaking
backdrop for wedding ceremonies or
photographs. The region’s main centre,
Oamaru, is a beautiful town with a
distinctive, charming character and a
The Southern Lakes is one of
collection of quaint, historic wedding
New Zealand’s most popular wedding
venues and churches. Many are made
destinations – and it’s not hard to see
from the local limestone and are suitable
why. More than 700 weddings take
for small, intimate elopements or large,
place in Queenstown, Wanaka and
traditional weddings.
Arrowtown each year; from intimate
DUNEDIN mountaintop or lakeside elopements to
Further south, chic and stylish large-scale affairs in magical marquees
Dunedin is the epitome of bridal set up in some of the most picturesque
sophistication. This fashion-forward spots on the planet.
city has a population of 125,000 and is Because of its popularity for weddings
a treasure trove of magnificent wedding and all things romantic, the Southern
ceremony and reception locations, many Lakes is well sourced when it comes
of which feature incredible Victorian to high-quality suppliers; here you can
and Edwardian architecture. take your pick from award-winning
Larnach Castle is perhaps the most photographers, hair and makeup artists,
well known of these wedding venues. celebrants, wedding planners and cake
Built in 1874, the spectacular castle sits makers. Remember to book well in
on immaculately groomed lawns that are advance, as every season is a hit with
ideal for summery nuptials. Ceremonies brides and grooms-to-be, from the bright
can then be followed by an elegant florals and laidback happiness of summer
reception inside the grand ballroom. to the pure white snow and sophistication
The Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is of winter.
another unique venue that caters to up to As for unforgettable venues, the
515 guests, while the Dunedin Chinese options are endless depending on your
Garden has a tranquil, private function style, level of formality and the size of
space that’s ideal for whimsical weddings. your wedding. One of the Southern
Lakes’ many vineyards or wineries is
CENTRAL OTAGO a beautiful option for those who wish
Approximately two hours’ drive to have their ceremony and reception
inland from Dunedin is Central Otago, in one location, and there are many
an area full of contrasting beauty and exceptional central hotels in Queenstown
incredible natural landscapes. The winters and Wanaka that offer competitive, all-
are ice cold with the streets sometimes inclusive wedding packages.
Photo by Danelle Bohane from Jess and Tom’s wedding

cloaked in a blanket of fresh white snow, Holding your ceremony in a special

while summers are scorching hot and scenic spot – such as beside a lake or in
daylight stretches out until 10pm. a tree-lined park or reserve – is sure to
Alexandra, Clyde and Cromwell are impress guests, particularly if it’s followed
Central Otago’s biggest towns and each up by canapés or a meal at one of the
offer something a little different for region’s many superb restaurants or cafés.
weddings and honeymoons. They also No matter what the season in the
serve as good bases for guests if you opt Southern Lakes, a quick helicopter flight
to say ‘I do’ in one of the vast region’s for some wonderful wedding snaps
more rural locations. is a must. There are many helicopter
Central Otago is also famous for operators who specialise in this and
its exquisite wine – particularly pinot can show you the best photo locations,
noir – and there are many vineyards whether you want to stand in snow or
and wineries that double as exceptional perch high atop a cliff with enchanting
private wedding venues. lakes and mountains as your backdrop.
otago inspiration

capture your love

Documenting authentic love stories across
New Zealand and Australia.
Dear Lissy Photography
Phone 022 097 0358
Photo: Ruth Brown of Fluid Photo Florist: Tracey Morrow of Crimson Wedding Flowers & Styling
Model: Phoebe Seamer

say ‘i do’ with heritage

A majestic backdrop with breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu
and the Remarkables mountain range creates a beautiful setting for
an unforgettable day. Celebrate with loved ones on
Heritage Queenstown’s stunning Rooftop Terrace before flowing down
to their award-winning Icon Wedding Venue. With chefs providing
mouth-watering food and the band creating an amazing atmosphere,
you’ll take with you the memories of a remarkable wedding.
Heritage Queenstown
91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
Phone 03 450 1526

invite delight beautiful gowns
Alyssandra is passionate about combining great ideas with good Be pampered at Novia Brides, Wanaka.
designs to ensure couples create their perfect wedding stationery. Novia has a beautiful selection of wedding
Nationwide delivery available. gowns from Yolancris, Katie Yeung,
Gold winner at the Pride in Print Awards 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Sally Eagle and Margaret Wray. Every bride
Alyssandra – Striking Stationery is wonderfully unique and the knowledgable
Phone 03 451 1528 or 021 451 151 team will help each bride find the perfect gown for them!
Novia Brides

romantic venue
The Winehouse is an historic homestead nestled among the vines at the gateway to Gibbston,
the perfect romantic location. Offering exclusive use of manicured gardens, gorgeous bay
windows, French doors and the best Central Otago hospitality, this fabulous lovingly
restored turn-of-the-century villa will create a truly memorable day.
Winehouse, Queenstown
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otago inspiration

central otago wedding fair

For the creative couple planning their wedding in
Central Otago, the Central Otago Wedding Fair is a
iconic venue day full of inspiration, thinking outside the bounds,
Located on the spectacular Crown Range Road, the Cardrona Hotel is an and assisting you to dream up a wedding so wonderful
authentically rustic venue for a vintage-inspired wedding. Say ‘I do’ in the you’ll fall in love with the entire planning process.
beautifully manicured gardens, followed by an intimate reception in the Central Otago Wedding Fair
historic bar and restaurant. Exclusive use of this iconic venue also includes 14 Sunday 30 September, Olivers, Clyde
ensuite hotel rooms, top-quality food and wine, and a full license until 2am. Email
Cardrona Hotel, Wanaka
Phone 03 443 8153

weddings at edgewater
The backdrop for your marriage ceremony is the beautiful
Lake Wanaka, framed by majestic mountains in the distance.
Edgewater is Wanaka’s only wedding and accommodation
venue located on the lakefront. With over 30 years’ experience
perfecting weddings, the professional team at Edgewater can
help organise your very special day for you.
Edgewater Lake Wanaka, 54 Sargood Drive, Wanaka
Phone 03 443 0017
magical setting

Photo: Dawn Thomson Photography

Alpine View Lodge, Wanaka is the perfect backdrop
for your special day.
Alpine View Lodge, Wanaka
Phone 03 443 7111
Crimson Wedding Flowers & Styling

bespoke linen
Photo: Ruth Brown of Fluid Photo

Whistling Reindeer has the highest quality napkins, runners and

tablecloths available for hire for your special day. Hand-crafted
Florist: Tracey Morrow of

by Whistling Reindeer in Wanaka from authentic 100% Belgian

Linen into the finest table linen. For that perfect touch to your table
settings, no matter your style, linen is timeless.
Whistling Reindeer

Gin and Raspberry is the perfect venue in Wanaka
for wedding drinks with friends and family.
Gin and Raspberry, 155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Phone 03 443 4216
charming venue Email
Stoneridge Estate is the ultimate venue for the beginning
of your happy ever after. Its charming location makes for a
stunning photography backdrop – the perfect setting for your
romantic wedding!
Stoneridge Estate
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Jess & Tom's

From the hustle and bustle of New York City, Jess and Tom returned home to celebrate their love in a romantic
ceremony in Wanaka. Jess shares their wedding story…

‘Our ceremony had a beautiful view two of our friends to each do a reading lots of nibbles and appetizers, as we
real wedding

overlooking the lake and mountains. that we had chosen and altered to best didn’t want our guests going hungry. The
The aisle was between the olive groves reflect our relationship. Two of our dinner was an absolutely delicious buffet
and sloped down to the lookout area. bridesmaids and groomsmen are very that went down a treat, with a selection
We kept the decorations simple with talented and sang and played the piano of meat and salad choices.
two wine barrels at the top of the aisle for us during our ceremony, which made We wanted to keep our decorations
with flower displays on top. it that bit more special. simple and classic. We used a big heart-
We wrote our own vows, which Our reception was down the hill shaped flower wreath as our central
were very meaningful to us. We wanted from the ceremony so guests did not have display on the herringbone wall. One
to personalise our ceremony and enlisted to walk far. We made sure we provided of my bridesmaids sourced a lot of
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the brass decorations from second- After our bridal party photos, for us to have this alone time together
real wedding

hand shops, and we found the lace a helicopter landed at our wedding while enjoying an incredible backdrop.
linen at my parents’ house. My mum venue; Tom and I were so confused We were so excited, and loved to
made our beautiful banner with the and couldn’t believe someone would see and hear our loved ones saying how
words ‘Our Best Day Yet’ that we hung intrude on our wedding day. As it turns awesome our wedding was. All of our
from a tree. Along with the help of out, our groomsmen and their partners guests went straight to the dance floor
our bridesmaids, we created our name had organised it and surprised us with a after the first dance – we think this is a
placecards, the table numbers that we helicopter ride up into the mountains with true testament to how lucky we are to
used with recycled wine bottles, and our our photographer as a wedding gift. We have such genuine, caring, supportive and
card suitcase display. felt like the luckiest couple. It was special loving friends and family in our lives.’
Photos: Danelle Bohane
Others that made their wedding special: Phillip Puckey, Tyler Berland from Zaibatsu Hair,
Harmony Skin & Beauty, Prop Creative, Wanaka Party Hire, Studio 24, Just My Type, 181
Lynne Alexander, Dan Sharp, 63B Wanaka, Peppermint Kitchen, Naveya & Sloane
Saying ‘I do’ as your toes sink into the soft white sands of a beautiful beach or having your bridal party photos taken amidst
majestic mountains adds to the appeal of a destination wedding is the fact that many venues at these specialist wedding
locations offer packages to make the planning stress free. An added bonus. BY R E B E C CA W I L L I A M S O N

Selecting your wedding location is The Pacific Islands are also popular One of the best things about living
the hardest part. You or your partner may for Kiwi couples because of their in New Zealand is that there are many
already have a destination in mind – it proximity and year-round sunshine. The extraordinary and romantic destinations
could be somewhere special that you’ve islands are wonderful weddingmoon hot located right on your doorstep or just a
been to before and felt a connection spots; all are less than a four-hour flight short flight away.
with, or it could be somewhere you have away and offer vastly different hotels Classic and beautiful North Island
both dreamed of visiting. Either way, and resorts with competitive wedding wedding destinations are the Bay of
combining your wedding with your packages that can often be customised Islands and the picture-perfect beaches
honeymoon offers great value for money. to suit your style and budget. of Northland, as well as Waiheke Island,
If you’re still stuck on where One of the greatest attractions of the Coromandel, Hawke’s Bay, Taupo
to choose, ask friends and family for destination weddings is that they give and Rotorua. In the South Island,
recommendations or read online reviews. you and your guests the opportunity the Marlborough Sounds, Tekapo,
Consider what the weather is likely to be to spend a few blissful days together, Queenstown and Wanaka reign supreme.
at the time of your preferred wedding rather than just a brief catch-up on Another bonus is there’s no exchange
date, and if it will be low, shoulder or your wedding day. If the destination rate, international toll calls or time
peak season – flights, activities and is somewhere glorious like the Pacific differences to figure out for domestic
accommodation could be more expensive Islands, your loved ones will be even weddings, and the legal requirements
for you and your guests if it’s the latter. more inclined to stay on for a holiday. for marriage remain the same.

HOW TO PLAN or hotel manager to give you a tour WHO TO INVITE

Planning a wedding in any part of via Skype or email you photos of the Destination weddings tend to be
New Zealand is relatively straightforward ceremony location, reception area, smaller than hometown weddings purely
– your chosen location will either be accommodation and communal areas if because of the travel required for invited
within driving distance or a short flight not already on their website. guests. Unfortunately, it can also mean
Photos by Jenna Tere, Picture Paradise from Kristin and Nathan’s wedding

away. This will enable you to make a trip It is crucial to do your homework some loved ones are unable to attend,
or two during the lead-up to view venues if you will be marrying overseas. You particularly elderly family members.
and select suppliers, although many don’t want to take any chances when it However, if you are looking to limit
suppliers offer consultations via Skype comes to your wedding, so ask those in your attendance numbers, opting for a
if you are unable to meet up in person. the know for feedback on your shortlist destination wedding can certainly work
Coordinating a Pacific Islands’ of venues, compare packages and read in your favour. It’s also an ideal option
wedding can be even easier – many the fine print so you understand what for couples who are from different
resorts and hotels specialise in you get for the cost. Enlist the help countries, as meeting in a ‘common-
weddings and offer all-inclusive of a Pacific Island or wedding travel ground’ location is fair and accessible
packages where everything is taken specialist for peace of mind.

to both sides.
care of. Higher-end resorts also provide Most importantly, find out about Whether you decide to have your
complimentary wedding planners to the legal requirements for marriage in a weddingmoon overseas or in New
arrange the finer details from flowers the country where you intend to say Zealand, it’s courteous to give your
Venue: Crown Beach Resort

and photography to hair and makeup, ‘I do’ – you may have to reside there guests at least six months’ notice so they
and reception entertainment. for several days before the wedding in can arrange travel. It’s also a nice touch
Embarking on a trip to your chosen order to apply for a marriage licence, to provide them with accommodation
island before the big day is fabulous for and you will most likely need to supply options (ask your resort if they can offer
‘research’ but not essential – you can formal documentation such as passports discounted rooms), flight and rental car
find out nearly everything you need and birth certificates. Remember to details, and information on activities to
to know online. Once you’ve made also check if your marriage will be assist them in planning their holiday –
a shortlist of venues, ask your resort considered legal in New Zealand. and drum up a little excitement!
Handy hint: many New Zealand-based photographers are happy to travel around
NZ and to the Pacific Islands to capture your wedding. 183
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Despite having never visited Rarotonga, Nikki and Stephen knew it would be the perfect place to tie the knot with close
family and friends. Their tropical wedding was full of beautiful personal touches and island magic.
Nikki tells us more…
real wedding
Thirty-five of our guests joined us
on our plane ride to Rarotonga, and over
the following few days the rest of our
53 guests arrived. Before our big day,
we celebrated our hen and stag do’s on
the island, attended a cultural show, and
spent the day before the wedding relaxing
with guests on a snorkelling cruise.
We stayed and got married at Pacific
Resort on Muri Beach, which is a beautiful
boutique luxury resort with a relaxed
atmosphere. Our theme was a rustic beach
wedding. I handmade all our artificial
bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages
months in advance and packed these
delicately into our carry-on luggage. Our
colours were blush pink, ivory and navy,
while lace from my mother’s wedding
dress was entwined in my bouquet.
Our wedding day began with us
getting ready in different ends of the
resort, and then we had a first look
photoshoot. I will never forget the look
on Steve’s face when he saw me as his
eyes lit up and glistened with tears – he
couldn’t wipe the smile from his face.
Tuk tuks picked us up and we set off
on our location shoot around the island
with our bridal party. Doing all our
photos before the ceremony meant we
had plenty of time after the ceremony to
mingle with our family and friends who
had travelled from afar. Upon arriving
back at the Pacific Resort, an island
warrior picked me up to lead me to the
vaka and begin my journey to the beach
ceremony at the front of the resort.
We chose to have an unplugged
wedding with no cameras or cell phones
to ensure our ceremony was intimate and
romantic. We included both our mothers
by asking them to do a combined reading
together. We couldn’t hold back our tears
of joy, overwhelming emotion and love,
as our ceremony was the most amazing
experience of our lives. Fresh frangipani
confetti was thrown as we walked back
down the aisle, sparkling wine was served
beneath the palm trees, an island maiden
dancer and a ukulele was played in
celebration. We also planted our very own
coconut tree during a planting ceremony.
Our reception was held in a marquee
in the resort garden. Fairy lights were
hung and fresh frangipanis, assorted
greenery and candles were at the tables.
A personalised bamboo wine charm and
handmade fudge welcomed guests to
their seats. Our cake was a cheese cake
combining layers of fresh cheese, and the
same knife was used from my parent’s
wedding cake-cutting 35 years earlier.
Eight kilograms of cheese, fudge, whiskey
and bubbly in my husband’s suitcase
didn’t leave room for much else other
than jandals, boardies and the essentials!
It was a given that our first dance be
fun, romantic and energetic, symbolising
our relationship. Jimmy Barnes’ Your
Love is Lifting Me Higher set the scene
and we had all our guests dancing
real wedding

the night away on the sand under the

marquee. We couldn’t be happier with
our wedding day; it was everything we
dreamed of and much more.
Photos & video: Turama Photography
Bride’s gown: Kellylin Couture
Venue/Planner: Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Others that made their wedding special:
Hallensteins, Rue de Seine, Forever New,
Walker & Hall, The Salon, Rarotonga
Gouda Cheese Shop, G Dub, Tik-e Tours,
John Kenning

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Plantation Island Resort Fiji

Plantation Island Resort is a stunning Fijian island location, nestled in lush
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Mana Island Resort & Spa Fiji

It’s simply romantic; absolutely magic. A hidden paradise nestled
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Sofitel Resort & Spa Fiji
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa provides everything you need to ensure a
traditional island wedding that reflects your personal style. Whether The Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji
you want to keep it small and simple or prefer a lavish affair with The pride of Suva, a symbol of Fiji and an icon of the South Pacific,
all the extras, personalised ceremonies and receptions can be The Grand Pacific Hotel has set the standards for service, comfort and
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Musket Cove Island Resort

& Marina Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa Fiji
Just steps from the pristine sands of Malolo Dreaming of a Fijian wedding? Begin your life together at the
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Cove Island Resort & Marina. This four-star Fiji closest to you and celebrate your love. Choose from one of the
beach resort blends the barefoot ambience available wedding packages, or have one tailored to your needs.
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and traditions of the Fijian people. perfect, down to every last detail.
Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina, Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa, Fiji
Phone +679 666 2215 Phone +679 650 0177
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Return to Paradise Resort & Spa

Once you’ve chosen each other, you then need that special somewhere to make
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Phone +685 35 055

Ramada Resort Port Vila Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s newest escape – Ramada Resort Port Vila opened in 2017 as a
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Cook Islands
Imagine a romantic island wedding with Polynesian hospitality and
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Phone +682 25 435

Nautilus Resort Cook Islands Muri Beach Resort

Cook Islands
Nautilus Resort on Muri Beach is an intimate 4.5-star luxury resort where
you’ll be treated to an authentic South Pacific experience in elegant
style. Celebrate with the stunning backdrop of the turquoise waters of the Experience Polynesian flare at Muri Beach

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followed by a beachfront reception. elegant and romantic island-style weddings

Then retire to your Polynesian-inspired and receptions. This absolute beachfront boutique resort offers deluxe
villa, featuring your own plunge pool. accommodation and welcomes groups – it’s the perfect location
The resort has a dedicated team to to stay and celebrate your special day with family and friends. The
create your perfect day. resort’s onsite wedding planner can arrange everything including your
Nautilus Resort, Rarotonga ceremony, reception and guests’ accommodation.
Phone +682 25 125 Email Muri Beach Resort, Rarotonga. Phone +682 22 779 Email

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa Cook Islands
For all-inclusive wedding packages, contact The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. The new ‘Seventh Heaven’ all-inclusive package includes
five nights’ beachfront accommodation, plus your wedding ceremony, reception venue, buffet dinner for 30 people and a $2000 bar tab,
all for just $6999! Flexible add-on options available too! For something more intimate, sister resorts Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
(adults only) and Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach (adults only) offer the ‘Over the Moon’ package for just $2999. Heaven sent.
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, Aroa Beach & Lagoon of Love, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Phone +682 25 800
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Crown Beach Resort & Spa Cook Islands

The Crown Beach Resort & Spa’s wedding packages provide an exciting range of options for your
magical day. Their unique location with tropical gardens on Rarotonga’s romantic sunset coast,
fringed by their exclusive white sandy beach gives you a variety of locations for both your wedding
and reception.
Crown Beach Resort & Spa, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Phone +682 23 953

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island

Pacific Resort Rarotonga Resort Cook Islands
The founder of Lonely Planet, Tony Wheeler, nominated Aitutaki as ‘the

Cook Islands world’s most beautiful island’. Discover the only resort in the Cook Islands
with overwater bungalows, the only resort set directly on spectacular
Rarotonga offers exceptional beauty. The elegant surroundings of Aitutaki Lagoon and the only private island resort in the Cooks – the
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of an island wedding into reality. Say ‘I do’ on the sparkling shores of 16 and over. Ideal for your anniversary, milestone birthday, babymoon,
Pacific Resort’s tropical paradise. Head online to learn more about honeymoon or wedding, they’re famous for their private candlelit dinners
their tailor-made wedding packages. on the beach at sunset.
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Muri Beach Club Hotel Cook Islands

Award-winning Muri Beach Club Hotel is both captivating and intimate. Escapism, romance and natural beauty exquisitely fuse together to
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Ramada Resort
Carrington Estate Northland Reia Taipa Beach
Surrounded by spectacular panoramic views, Carrington Estate
provides a romantic and intimate setting for your wedding and Doubtless Bay
honeymoon. The luxury rooms and villas are charming and For a total tropical wedding experience, without leaving New
spacious, and the service is impeccable. Carrington Estate is set in a Zealand, the Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach is the place to
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Phone 09 408 7222 Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach, 22 Taipa Point Road,
Email Doubtless Bay. Freephone 0800 142 TAIPA (82472) Email
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There are many sides to The Islands of Tahiti. Yet they are
all connected by Mana. Mana is a life force and spirit that
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from the moment you arrive, you will understand why we say
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If a sandy beach, stars at night, palm trees and a feeling of being
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After being together for eight years, Aylish and Ryan were married on beautiful Hahei Beach, before celebrating at a
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rustic, carefree and relaxed reception on the bride’s family estate. Aylish tells us about their day…
‘We got married on a beautiful day – both quiet and private people, we it was very emotional and moving.
in late February, my favourite time of struggled to come up with a way of Our wedding was homemade by our
year in the Coromandel. Our ceremony expressing how we felt about each other family and close friends from the Hahei
took place on the beach beneath Pa Hill, publicly so we only wrote our vows the community, everyone helping to make
Hahei, where Ryan had proposed to me night before! In the end though, the the day what it was, including putting
the summer before. ceremony was our favourite part of together our flower arrangements,
The hardest part of wedding the whole day. Our amazing celebrant making our wedding cake and catching
planning for us was writing our vows made us feel so comfortable, and the fresh seafood we ate on the day.
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We couldn’t thank everyone enough for months leading up to the wedding. It was nice having this time alone to
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making the day so special. They looked great! reflect on the day so far. After dinner
After photos, the bridal party made We ate canapés of fresh seafood. It and speeches the band started and we
our way back to my parents’ property was incredible and overwhelming to see danced the night away. Around 3am we
and joined our guests under the stretch all of our beautiful friends and family cleared the stragglers off the dance floor
tent, which was decorated simply with under one roof, and it was so enjoyable and walked to our little cottage where
festoon lighting and succulents in catching up with everyone. we stayed up for another hour talking
wooden boxes as our table centrepieces. Later in the evening, Ryan and I about the day’s events and how, in some
My dad created the boxes, and my escaped with our photographer at sunset way, we felt so much closer as a couple.
mum cared for the succulents for the to capture some special photos of us. It really was an incredible day!’
Photos by Katie Cook Photography
Makeup: Rouge Beauty NZ
214 Others that made their wedding special: Grace Loves Lace, Michael Hill Jewellers,
Alannah Tagg, Sugar Fish, Sarah Cowley Ross, Stretch Tents, Suckerfish, Fuller and the Empties
After a romantic proposal in Fiji, Liki and Nafiah flew back to Auckland and decided on a short engagement. Wanting their
nuptials to take place outdoors in a very natural setting, they sought to secure the perfect venue. Nafiah tells us their story…
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‘As soon as we arrived at Jonkers Farm, candlelight (and more foliage!) to create an salted caramel icing), which was gone
we knew our search for a venue was over intimate feel for dinner. so quickly that Liki and I didn’t get the
– the farm had been in the Jonkers family At dinner, our guests enjoyed a chance to grab a slice!
for almost 100 years and had a really buffet-style menu. Savoury meatballs My ceremony dress was a very
special feel to it and a natural beauty, so and salmon blinis were served as an traditional longsleeved lace gown with
we wanted to tie the look and feel of the entrée, followed by prawn cutlets, lamb a mermaid skirt and a long heavy train.
day to that. The décor was simple with steaks, and an eye fillet platter as the By the end of the ceremony I had twigs
lots of foliage, greenery, and some wooden main course. Dessert was cheese platters through my train and was so thankful I
pieces, while the shed was decorated with and our wedding cake (coffee with a had a change of outfit coming up! My
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reception dress had a fitted silhouette With Liki being Samoan and brought the cultural aspects involved. The women
with long sleeves, a sheer back and a up as Catholic, his family hadn’t had had intricate henna designs applied to
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minimal train, which I was very glad for much exposure to Indian cultural their hands to symbolise happiness,
when we were on the dancefloor! traditions that happen in the lead-up blessings and good luck.
We had three wedding events, which to a wedding. Together, our families hosted a
turned into a wedding week instead of We had a ‘henna night’, a celebration prayers night to bless the union. We
just our wedding day. Coming from filled with colour, music, dancing, and had family members from both sides
two different cultures, religions and lots of food. Traditionally, the women do readings and blessings, and Liki and
backgrounds, our families worked extra on the bride’s side of the family celebrate his family were formally welcomed into
hard to put on really meaningful events it, but we had all our family and friends my family. This was then followed by a
in the days leading up to our wedding. attend so that everyone could experience seated dinner.’
Photos: The Official Photographers
Others that made their wedding special: Jonkers Farm, Wedding She Wrote, Perspectives Cinema, Bryan Marsh,
218 Boutique Barn, Schupepe Tents, Light Up Letters, Click For Hire, BDR Max, Black Salt, DJ Shins,
Cake House,Catering Catering, Platter and Graze, Woodbotherer, Selfie Station, The Celeberity Dresses,
The Syndicate Store, Farmers, Pearl, Styles by Brianna, Holly Vincent, Stonz Jewellers
With the help of their family and friends, Ella and Jake planned a rustic, fairytale woodland-themed wedding in the
Papamoa Hills. Ella tells us about their magical day…
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‘We wanted our wedding to be like making the decorations with the help creeping vines, café au lait dahlias, deep
a fairytale, with the atmosphere and of my mum, sister and girlfriends – a crimson dahlias and blackberries for a
setting reflecting both our personalities. task I loved. I wanted the decorations wild, handpicked feel. We chose three
We landed on a rustic, woodland theme to be relaxed, flowing and organic separate cakes, which looked exquisite,
and found an incredible venue in the with a colour scheme of gold, pops of perched on top of huge wooden stumps
Papamoa Hills that had a sweeping drive, coral, grey and champagne to offset the with naked icing, floral toppers, fruit,
beech-tree woodland, and a rustic barn. gorgeous green surrounds of our venue. and homemade bunting to match our
In the lead-up to the wedding, I The floral arrangements were the colour scheme. Our wedding day was
spent most of the year planning and heroes of our centrepieces, bursting with also Jake’s birthday (it just happened
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that way!) so we had a gorgeous birthday Once I walked into the barn and we will always treasure her words.
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cake with gold lettering to celebrate. saw all our closest friends and family All in all, our wedding day was just
On the wedding day, torrential rain lining the aisle, and seeing how love- perfect, and a day to remember forever.
was forecast – my plan was to get married struck Jake looked, everything else We soaked up every moment, especially
in the woodland clearing before heading just melted away. It was such an the time we got alone together when we
down to the barn for our reception. incredible, overwhelming feeling. One had the bride and groom photographs
We held out until the last minute for the of the highlights was my 90-year- taken. We absolutely wish we could
weather to clear but the skies opened up old grandma standing to give us her re-live the day as it was so beautiful, and
and we had to race to move the ceremony recommendations on what makes a we wouldn’t change a thing. Even the
decorations to the barn. happy marriage. It was so touching and rain – it’s part of our story.’
Photos: Wildwood Photography
Gown: Bonny 308 available at Astra Bridal Makeup & Hair: FaceMe DJ & Celebrant: Aaron Bloomfield
222 Others that made their wedding special: Honeysuckle Rose, The Heirloom, Nona’s Cakes,
L’Orangerie, Global Cuisine, Suitsource, JVB Jewellery, Amber Whitecliffe
Find the perfect wedding
transport with our
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Classic or Elegant and sophisticated, a classic or formal As they’re a popular option, these Semi-formal or
formal car car is a stylish way to travel. cars are often booked out well in formal weddings.
From Rolls Royce to Chryslers, hire companies advance.
have a wide variety of styles and sizes.
Stretch Luxurious and glamorous, a limo will make Long vehicles can be difficult to Semi-formal or
limousine you feel like a celebrity! manoeuvre so you’ll need enough formal weddings,
With up to 16 seats per vehicle, space at your venue for them to especially those
everyone can travel together. park and depart easily. with large
They often feature extras such as wedding parties.
mini bars and TV screens.
Vintage car Vintage cars offer a touch of old-world romance. They may not have seatbelts, Vintage-themed
You’ll make a dramatic impression and stir lots air-conditioning or heating. weddings.
of interest among senior guests. They also can’t travel as fast as
newer vehicles.
Sports car The ultimate toy, a sports car is fun, Many are two-seaters so you’ll need Modern weddings,
prestigious and stylish. several vehicles to accommodate particularly
Riding in a powerful Lamborghini or Ferrari is everyone, and the bride’s gown could those with small
an exhilarating way to travel on your big day. get squashed in the small interior. wedding parties.
Themed Kombi van, trikes/motorbikes/scooters, It could be hard to source vehicles Couples that want
transport tractors, tuktuks, a horse and carriage… and some may be weather dependent. to stand out from Photo by Nisha Ravji from Summer and Graham’s wedding
you’re only limited by your imagination. the crowd!
You’ll impress your guests with your creativity,
and the vehicle will match the style of the event.
Party Travel in a party bus and you’ll be surrounded by The set-up of your venue may Modern weddings
transport options

bus luxury, space and plenty of character. restrict access by such a large vehicle. with a large and
Great for transporting a large wedding party, lively wedding
a party bus is a fun and memorable trip to the party.
altar, complete with music and mini bar!
Helicopter An exciting way to make an entrance, arriving by You’ll need space and permission to Weddings at
or boat air or water is guaranteed to wow! land a helicopter, while on a boat remote locations
You’ll have an amazing bird’s-eye view from the you’ll have to contend with spray. and adrenalin-
air, while travelling by boat may be faster than seeking couples.
using roads at remote locations.
Rental car Simple, minimalistic and convenient! You might not get your first choice Any style of
or van A rental car or van is a great option if you are of vehicle, and the plain styling wedding.
on a tight budget or if your wedding venue is at means it probably won’t be the
a more remote location. focus of many wedding photos.