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Borrowed & Blue

ISSUE #11 VINTAGE ROCK COUNTRY BOUTIQUE RUAPEHU ELOPEMENT ROMANTIC VINEYARD


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ISSUE #11

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Issue 11 not only showcases beautiful brides, but some incredible landscapes. From the dramatic desert looks of Tongariro National Park to the shores of the Coromandel, Issue 11 provides some fantastic inspiration for brides looking to use nature and our gorgeous country as a backdrop. Combined with a variety of themes and styling ideas and some incredible creative touches, this issue is one of my faves.

the finer details that are often left to the last minute. Don’t let these details stress you out at all. We ask our featured brides to provide advice to brides-to-be while the experience is still front of mind and more often than not the comment is ‘don’t sweat the small stuff.’ If you are starting to worry about the finer details ask your consultant for some tips. Above all else remember this day is all about you and that special person that you are marrying.

With summer on its way, we are heading into wedding season. This means lots of brides in store collecting gowns for their special day and lots of incredible stories from those who have had their dream day. This issue is packed with finishing touch ideas to inspire you with

We hope you enjoy this issue of Borrowed and Blue. Bring on Summer!

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COVER PHOTO / TINTED PHOTOGRAPHY

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RURAL BEACH NEW PLYMOUTH

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Jodie & Ben

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Photo taken at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre.

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Jodie and Ben wanted to use geometric shapes where they could but also include elegance through gold and soft tones. They also added lots of green to bring in the natural environment.

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Jodie and Ben got married at Centennial Park overlooking Back Beach in New Plymouth as this was one of Jodie’s favourite spots to spend time when she was growing up. The reception was at Bungalow Coastal Retreat, chosen because it was rural and on the coast. Jodie grew up on a farm locally and always spent a lot of time at the beach. Jodie said it was the perfect location - a huge lawn to enjoy the sunset, have their cocktail style wedding with bowl food, lawn games, picnic tables and rugs for guests to enjoy, all on the picturesque Taranaki coastline.

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"...in the perfect location and it really felt like it was just Ben and I getting to share an incredibly special moment."

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FAVOURITE WEDDING DAY MOMENT The ceremony, and saying everything I wanted to say to the man I was marrying. I thought I would hate all those people watching us and the formality of it all, but it was my favourite part in the end because it was in the perfect location and it really felt like it was just Ben and I getting to share an incredibly special moment.

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A DV I C E FO R F U T U R E B R I D E S

Focus on the things that will create the best memories for the day, the things that you and your guests will remember. Don’t stress over the small details that most people won’t even notice!

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FAVO U R I T E PA R T O F T H E D R E S S

I loved the lace on my dress, the way it draped over the tulle and especially the lace with gold thread and the way it caught the light.


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W H Y D I D YO U C H O O S E YO U R D R E S S ?

I put it on and just felt so comfortable. I loved that I wouldn’t need to be worried about it hugging my figure, which also made it easy to move around in and the skirt was still light enough that I didn’t feel weighed down. The detail of the gold lace was something I really loved about it.

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W H AT M A D E YO U R AST R A B R I DA L EXPERIENCE SPECIAL?

The team was so very helpful and they had a great selection. I had my initial fitting in Auckland, but my dress was sent to Wellington for the final fitting as I live in Timaru. This was really easy for me to do and they also put me in contact with a great seamstress in Taranaki that could do my alterations. Very helpful service, nothing was a problem!

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Jodie's flowergirl won the “Flowergirl of the Year” with the Bride and Groom magazine!


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THE DREAM TEAM G OW N

Maggie Sottero Lauralee from Astra Bridal Auckland City. BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Bridesmaids live in Hong Kong, Canada, Melbourne and Auckland so were given a colour palette to choose the dress they wanted to wear. M E N S S U I TS

Ben’s was from Sergios in Christchurch (the service was great!), Groomsmen had suits and ties from Hallensteins. HAIR

Ruby Blu Hair Salon, New Plymouth. MAKEUP

Bride - Kate Smith, Freelance Make-up artist based in Auckland, Bridesmaids - Jacquleine Rouge Make-up in New Plymouth. F LOW E R S

Petal and Prickle, New Plymouth. Used lace from my mum’s wedding day to wrap the bridal boquet and used the lace in the flowergirls hair piece. LO C AT I O N ( C E R E M O N Y A N D RECEPTION VENUE)

Ceremony - Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth. Reception - Bungalow Coastal Retreat, Taranaki. C AT E R I N G

Delistar.

E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Azweare - awesome band with a great mix of instruments and variety of music, had people dancing all night. STAT I O N E RY

Wedding invite designed by a friend - Willow Thompson.

P H OTO G R A P H Y / V I D E O G R A P H E R

Photographer - The Virtue, New Plymouth (incredible two girls to work with). Videographer - Sam Lynch, Auckland (doesn’t usually do wedding videos but did it as a favour for us, so stoked with the outcome!) Drone Photography - Drone Technologies NZ. TRANSPORT

57 Chev belonging to my father-in-law that was towed all the way up to New Plymouth from Timaru. I can’t remember what the other car was but it was borrowed from a friend, Dave Quay. CELEBRANT

Sam Webber (one of Ben’s good friends from High School). CAKE

Wendy Askew (my Aunty). S P E C I A L T H A N K S TO

Groomsman Nick King made all of the geometric gold shapes for us that we hung from the ceiling and also made the pots for the succulents. Bridesmaid Paula Ward helped with back drops, faux flowers and supporting me with any planning. Janet Quay (a family freind), put together the most incredible Grazing Table for us making it look better than I could have imagined. All of the dips were homemade and most of the crackers were homemade as well. My mum and her sisters put together the dessert table and made the majority of the desserts on it. My dad built the outdoor bar for us and put his own touches on it. Suzy Freeman did all of the big flower arrangements for us that were designed to bring a little bit of the outside into the venue. Taranaki Theatre Lamp and Lighting did an incredible job of our lights and were great to work with.


get the look

For a lightweight ballgown look like Jodie’s we recommend the Maggie Sottero Irma with cascading lace appliques�. The get the veil look we suggest a c7-902-ct. Accessorise with rose gold accessories...

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ELEGANT & TRADITIONAL WELLINGTON

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A DV I C E FO R F U T U R E B R I D E S

Be organised so you can avoid any last minute stress, but also realise that your wedding day is literally just one day in your life. The more important investment is in your marriage to your best friend for a lifetime.

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FAVO U R I T E PA R T OF THE DRESS

The neckline – plunging yet the high lace kept it modest and comfortable.

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Helena and Alex tied the knot on the 22 April 2017 in Helena’s home town of Wellington. Wellington also provided a fabulous destination for both the bride and groom’s large extended families and friends. This gorgeous couple chose an elegant and traditional wedding theme, with an emphasis on music and dancing. They had a formal Catholic marriage ceremony in the stunning Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon, followed by a night at the museum for their reception.

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W H Y D I D YO U C H O O S E YO U R D R E S S ?

Elegance and comfort were my priorities, and I chose the Winifred because it ticked those boxes and made me smile. I also loved the champagne colour underneath the lace as it matched my rose gold engagement ring and wedding band.

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W H AT M A D E YO U R AST R A B R I DA L EXPERIENCE SPECIAL?

My Bridal Stylist, Ileyse from the Symonds Street store, was warm and attentive. She found dresses to suit my style, picked my veil (which I loved) and recommended an excellent seamstress to do the final tailoring. Overall, Astra Bridal is a trustworthy brand that communicates well and makes the wedding dress process easy and fun.

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FAVO U R I T E W E D D I N G DAY M O M E N T

Helena said her favourite moment was “sharing a kiss after completing our first dance”. We danced to a medley of our favourite pop songs. Maria Munkowits, Alex’s sister, choreographed our first dance to a 4 minute mashup of The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson, Crazy in Love by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Forever by Chris Brown, Down by Jay Sean and We Found Love by Rihanna. This set the tone for an epic dance floor that was packed well beyond midnight.

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THE DREAM TEAM

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STAT I O N E RY

Sottero & Midgley Winifred from Astra Bridal Auckland City.

Paper Magic, Miramar, Wellington.

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

The Official Photographers.

M E N S S U I TS

Deerlight Media.

HAIR

Red Pebble Event Design.

MAKEUP

White sedans (driven by friends of the bride’s mother).

P H OTO G R A P H Y

BLAK.

VIDEOGRAPHER

Barkers.

WEDDING PLANNER/DESIGNER

Penny Black, Karori, Wellington.

TRANSPORT

Romaine Makeup Artist.

CELEBRANT

F LOW E R S

The bride’s auntie and cousin, Elizabeth and Rebecca Kennedy.

Cardinal John Dew.

LO C AT I O N

Iced Cake Decorating.

CAKE

Our ceremony was at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon and our reception was at the Oceania Room, Te Papa.

T H A N K S TO

Maria Munkowits – the groom’s sister who choreographed our first dance.

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Te Papa.

E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Liam Brooky – DJ4You.

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get the look

Helena wore the Sottero and Midgley Winifred. Timeless and elegant, this lace sheath wedding dress features a modern illusion deep V halter neckline, a stunning, scalloped plunging back, and illusion straps. Complete Helena’s look with the Jolee 588 shoe and a gorgeous pair of braided wedding earrings. Helena also chose toasting glasses and a knife set.

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ON LOCATION BEJEWELLED LANDSCAPES

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TINTED PHOTOGRAPHY

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It is always a pleasure working with the incredible team at Tinted Photography! Sirjana and Ben never disappoint with their creative style and stunning photography. This shoot is no exception! Sirjana created this shoot because “being from the North Island, we thought we would step into our creative and educational elopement shoes and show off some of our own bejewelled landscapes and vistas that are so often overlooked by the Google search New Zealand Elopement�.

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...the floaty and romantic look of this dress was a perfect look for the overall style...

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...and show off some of our own

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bejewelled landscapes and vistas...

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THE DREAM TEAM DRESS

Rebecca Ingram Alexis from Astra Bridal. GROOM’S OUTFIT

Witchery.

P H OTO G R A P H Y

Tinted Photography. MAKEUP AND HAIR

Brydie Donalson Makeup Artist. F LOW E R S

The Petite Posy Florist.

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VINEYARD WEDDING NORTHLAND

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Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana is one of our favourite locations and was the venue for Krista and Christopher’s Summer wedding. Both grew up in Matakana/Warkworth and it was important for them to get married in this location. The couple chose a rustic theme as they both love the outdoors and the simplicity yet elegance of this theme. One of Krista’s favourite things was the pine cones that they had as name holders.

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W H Y D I D YO U C H O S E A S C E N S I O N W I N E E STAT E ?

We both fell in love with Ascension because it’s stunning and has a beautiful outdoor arbour which went with our rustic theme. They also offered the best backup option if it was wet and had a great area for guests to socialise in between the ceremony and reception making it a perfect all in one venue. My dream was always to arrive in a horse and carriage and Ascension was perfect for that.Â

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...ARRIVING IN THE HORSE A N D C A R R I A G E WA S A MASSIVE HIGHLIGHT AS IT HAD BEEN MY DREAM A S I H AV E B E E N R I D I N G S I N C E I WA S F O U R .

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FAVO U R I T E Â W E D D I N G DAY M O M E N T

There were so many - I can’t chose. Arriving in the horse and carriage was a massive highlight as it had been my dream as I have been riding since I was four. Getting ready with all the girls was loads of fun, walking down to my future husband was such a special moment, my brother marrying us, getting our pictures taken at the secret garden down the road, and at the reception we had a surprise father mother daughter dance, and exiting to sparklers was a massive highlight and fun way to leave.

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W H Y D I D YO U C H O O S E YO U R D R E S S ?

It was the perfect fairy tale princess dress which was my dream. As soon as I had it on I knew it was the one.

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FAVO U R I T E Â PA R T O F T H E D R E S S ?

This is very difficult as I absolutely loved every part of my dress. I loved the detail of the gold beading, and I loved the tulle.

W H AT M A D E YO U R A ST R A B R I DA L EXPERIENCE SPECIAL?

Heather from the Takapuna store was amazing. She was so patient, and went above and beyond to help me find my dream dress without any pressure to have to decide. She also helped match my dress with a perfect veil and shoes.

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A DV I C E FO R F U T U R E B R I D E S

Just to relax and take a moment to take it all in. It is the best day ever and just goes by too quickly.

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WE HAD A SURPRISE M O T H E R , FAT H E R A N D DAUGHTER DANCE.

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THE DREAM TEAM G OW N

WEDDING PLANNER

Sottero & Midgley Layla from Astra Bridal North Shore.

My mother Kerry Anderson. TRANSPORT

M E N S S U I TS

Matakana Carriages. Matakana Carriages where fabulous. They offered horse and carriage rides to all our guests after the ceremony. This was a huge hit and our guests loved it.

Munns. HAIR

Inspired Hair by Robyn Munro. MAKEUP

Makeup by Meags I couldn’t have been happier with the hair and makeup for my wedding Robyn and Meagan where absolutely fabulous and made me feel like a true princess. They both made me feel so relaxed and I loved the end product making it stress free.

CELEBRANT

Matthew Anderson and Nick McLennan. CAKE

LA Patisserie. LA Patisserie provided us with not only a beautiful cake but was delicious highly recommend.

F LOW E R S

Twig and Bloom Twig and Bloom where amazing to deal with and they took the time to sit down and help create the exact look I was after. They went and set everything up on the day making it stress free and I absolutely loved my flowers and the end result. LO C AT I O N

Ascension Wine Estate. E N T E R TA I N M E N T

None - we put together our own playlist for the dance. STAT I O N E RY

DIY with a lot of help from friends and family, special mention to our friend Marie who helped make all the table names and favour boxes and photobooth props. My mother was amazing and made coat hangers for the bridal party and myself. and I loved the bamboo ladder my father made to hang our stationary for find your seats. P H OTO G R A P H Y / V I D E O G R A P H E R :

Photographer was Lara from Soul Sisters. Kaleb Anderson and Courtney Hubbard where our videographers. Lara from Soul Sisters was amazing. She has such a great personality and makes you feel totally relaxed. We were totally blown away by her photos.

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Krista wore the Sottero and Midgely Layla and look absolutely incredible. The gown style was the perfect choice for her gorgeous figure. The Layla has whimsical layers of tulle creating the skirt of this romantic ball gown wedding dress, while sparkling Swarovski crystals, pearls and beads adorn the bodice. The I Do Me Too stickers are a great fun way to add some sparkle and fun to your wedding attire.

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B L O G Our Borrowed and Blue blog is packed with inspiration, styling tips, planning advice and of course beautiful brides and wedding dresses.Check it out at www.borrowedandblue.kiwi

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BLACK SOPHISTICATION

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AMY’S SECRET KITCHEN

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NUIE TROPICAL DREAM – ON LOCATION WITH BRIDE AND GROOM

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ALISA AND NICK’S BEAUTIFUL BLUSH AND NATURAL WEDDING

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SOUTHERN ALPS ELOPEMENT

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BOHO RUSTIC COROMANDEL

Stacey &S

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SA M A N D STAC E Y ’ S STO RY I S T H E U LT I M AT E I N R O M A N C E !

Their boho-rustic relaxed wedding combined the two themes that Stacey loved. Stacey combined these perfectly.

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A DV I C E FO R F U T U R E B R I D E S

Plan everything! Make a run sheet so every little thing is organised so that you don’t have to worry about it on the day. On the day, ensure you delegate! Don’t sweat the small stuff, and enjoy as the day goes so so fast. And have a good sleep the night before!

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Sam and Stacey live in Stacey’s parent’s rental just out of Thames, which is where they got married. However, what makes this story so romantic is that it is the same place Stacey’s parents also got married 28 years ago. They got married under a cherry tree that was gifted to Stacey’s parents for their wedding. Stacey also said that their mums did coffee club together, so this super sweet couple played here as babies too. The reception was a cross a few paddocks in a rusty old shed, that as Stacey said “was barely staying up!”

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FAVO U R I T E W E D D I N G DAY M O M E N T

Obviously marrying my Sam, but other than that, I loved the speeches (which Sam and I were dreading!) My Maid of Honour rapped her own version of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and the Best Man had us all laughing, and my Dad had us all in tears!

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W H Y D I D YO U C H O O S E YO U R DRESS?

The Maggie Sottero Mirian suited my figure and I love the lace and the unique colour. FAVO U R I T E PA R T O F T H E DRESS

The way it hugged my figure.

W H AT M A D E YO U R AST R A B R I DA L E X P E R I E N C E S P E C I A L ?

The staff were genuinely excited for me! They were all so wonderful and helpful. I felt like a princess! The website is also very handy, and everyone was great to communicate with.

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THE DREAM TEAM

LO C AT I O N

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At home and barn on the farm.

Maggie Sottero Mirian from Astra Bridal Auckland City.

C AT E R I N G

The Club Café Thames.

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Forever New.

E N T E R TA I N M E N T

My third cousin, Paul - he played acoustic guitar as I walked down the aisle (he also played at my parents wedding).

M E N S S U I TS

Sam - Rembrandt. Groomsmen - Hallensteins.

P H OTO G R A P H Y

HAIR

Tinted Photography, awesome! So incredibly pleased with their work!

Caitlin Kelly Hair Design. MAKEUP

CELEBRANT

Jess Drought.

Mary-Anne Kerr.

F LOW E R S

CAKE

Bridesmaid Jovita. We bought the flowers from ‘wholesale flowers’ online, and they were incredible! Very affordable (only about $200 worth of flowers for all bouquets, table pieces, vases etc!)

Clares Cake Design. PROPS

She Creates He Makes.

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get the look

The Maggie Sottero Miriam looked gorgeous on Stacey. Timeless and classic, this slim A-line wedding dress is the epitome of beauty with romantic lace and an alluring sweetheart neckline. Stacey finished the look with a single teir 90� crochet edge veil. You could also choose the pear drop necklace and earring set.

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ON LOCATION RUAPEHU

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NZ elopement’s are very popular with tourists from around the world and they often descend on the Southern Alps in the South Island. However, Sirjana and Ben from Tinted Photography decided it was time we showcased the stark beauty of the North. Sirjana said “we thought we would step into our creative and educational elopement shoes and show off some of our own bejewelled landscapes and vistas that are so often overlooked by the Google search ‘elopement NZ’.

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We set out to create and shoot a modern and fun elopement styled shoot in a place which would be stunning all year round and showcase properly one of the most beautiful and magical spots in the North Island. The foothills of Mount Doom and Ruapehu – Tongariro National Park! We chose the Sottero and Midgley Tamirys for this shoot. We wanted a wow factor gown that would rise to the occasion of this dramatic setting. With lattice patterns of Swarovski crystals and pearls decorating this demure Shavon organza ball gown and a plunging V-neckline and hidden pockets, the Tamirys was the perfect choice.

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THE DREAM TEAM DRESS

Sottero & Midgley Tamirys from Astra Bridal. P H OTO G R A P H Y

Tinted Photography. MAKEUP

Marnie Jade Makeup Artist. GLASSES

Occhiali Optometrist. F LOW E R S

The Petite Posy Florist. BRIDE’S RING

The Diamond Shop. STAT I O N E RY

An Uncharted Colour Story. CELEBRANT

Laura Giddey.

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COUNTRY BOUTIQUE LODGE OXFORDSHIRE UK

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Jaimie and Nick chose Oxfordshire for their blend Kiwi and English wedding. Jaimie said this was perfect as Nick grew up in Oxfordshire so was in his home country and Jaimie grew up on a dairy farm in South Auckland so the barns and fields at Caswell House made her feel at home.

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FAVO U R I T E PA R T OF THE DRESS

I can’t choose one! I absolutely love the detail in the lace and the double keyhole back.

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This beautiful couples main theme was England and New Zealand as this is where they are both from. They had roses and ferns, a rugby ball at the top table, childhood stories and photos for table names, and a rugby ‘ticket’ as our save the date cards. The perfect blend of cultures, but with a special personal touch.

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A DV I C E FO R F U T U R E B R I D E S

People don’t know what you didn’t choose. Brides can spend so much time deliberating over aspects of their wedding. At the end of the day, people don’t know what option you didn’t go with so whatever you did choose will be perfect!

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W H Y D I D YO U C H O O S E YO U R D R E S S ?

I loved it. I didn’t even realise how much I did until I almost couldn’t have it.

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W H AT M A D E YO U R A ST R A B R I DA L EXPERIENCE SPECIAL?

I think my dress possibly has the most air miles out of any! I had flown back to Auckland (from London where I currently live) to spend some time with family and had organised for my Mum, Grandma and four bridesmaids to meet in Auckland for dress shopping. I had seen a dress online at another store but we arrived in the city much earlier than expected and found Astra Bridal just down the road from where we were having our morning coffee. After trying on multiple dresses, I narrowed my selection down to one. Long story short, I tried the other dresses on but when I went back to Astra Bridal in the afternoon to try the Rebecca Ingram Hope on one more time, it was easy – this was the one. I was so excited until Christie gave me the bad news that my size had sold out that day and the designer wasn’t making any more until after we were getting married! Christie and the team at Astra Bridal did everything they could trying to find a solution from tailors to alter the sample dress, to calling up stores across the world to see if they had my dress in stock. Luckily for me this story has a happy ending! My dress was flown from the UK to NZ and my Mum and Grandma carefully carried it back over to the UK (via their holiday in Canada) in their hand luggage!! Cannot thank you enough Christie and Astra Bridal!!

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FAVO U R I T E W E D D I N G DAY M O M E N T

There were so many, however one that stands out is the absolute elated feeling we had during the last dance of the evening (Purple Rain). Everyone was having such a great time!

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THE DREAM TEAM G OW N

Rebecca Ingram Hope from Astra Bridal Auckland City. BRIDESMAID DRESSES

White Runway, Exclusive Dionne dress in Powder Blue. M E N S S U I TS

Blue Slim Fit Tailcoat Suit from Debenhams Suit hire in the UK. HAIR

Clare Turner. The same hair and makeup artist who did Nicks sister in laws wedding. F LOW E R S

Joanna Carter. A recommended supplier of the venue. Absolutely loved our flowers!! LO C AT I O N

Caswell House, United Kingdom. Everything about this place is incredible! C AT E R I N G

Caswell Indulgence E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Atlantic Avenue (5 piece band). So much fun, they got so into it! STAT I O N E RY

My brother designed all our save the dates, invitations and stationary for the wedding and we used a local printer to print them for us. P H OTO G R A P H Y / V I D E O G R A P H E R

Anna Allan, Alpine Image Company. A family friend from Wanaka who flew all the way from New Zealand to be at our wedding to capture our special day. Made our day! CELEBRANT

Local registrar as we were married outside the church. CAKE

The Pretty Cake Company. Another recommended supplier of the venue.

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Jaimie chose the Rebeeca Ingram Hope, a Single tier 90� crochet edge veil and a gorgeous set of tear drop earrings to create her picture perfect look. Romantic and vintage-inspired, the Hope is an all over-lace fit-and-flare gown and features an illusion plunging neckline and scalloped edging. Add a gorgeous garter from the Astra Bridal collection to match the styling of Jaimie’s special day.

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Jenna James of Jenna James Photography created this beautiful woodlands meets rustic shoot at Anglers Lodge in the Coromandel. Putting together a fantastic team of vendors made this shoot come alive. The opulent bouquets and floral decorations were outstanding and worked perfectly with the overall look and feel of the styled shoot.

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We chose the Maggie Sottero Meryl as it is such a classic and elegant gown. The Meryl is a vintage-inspired ballgown featuring lace appliquĂŠs over whimsical layers of dotted tulle and Chic organza. Swarovski crystals and beading add shimmer and ethereal texture. The Meryl is just stunning!

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THE TALENTED TEAM G OW N

Astra Bridal Maggie Sottero Meryl VENUE

Anglers Lodge Coromandel Weddings P H OTO G R A P H Y

Jenna James Photography ST Y L I N G A N D F LO R A L S

Dooley Street Styling

HAIR AND MAKE-UP

Rouge Beauty New Zealand J E W E L L E RY

Julie Pijfers JewelleryART NZ made CAKE

Sweet Sin - custom cakes FO O D T R A I L E R

Shayna May’s Mobile Kitchen

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You may have heard a bit of noise about a little place called The Bridal Outlet. At Astra Bridal we recognise that not everyone has the budget for a current season designer gown. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have a designer gown! We created a chain of stores called The Bridal Outlet and in these stores you can find designer samples (ex Astra Bridal) as well as designer end of lines (brand new) as well as production samples (Georgia Sanderson) as well as lots of other gems of gowns.

We source the gowns and then apply a discount to them. The discount reflects the brand, age and condition of the gown. Nearly a third of our gowns are brand new sourced primarily for these stores. 25% of them are under $1,000. We also clear veils, shoes and jewellery from these stores. We have a wonderful team of friendly, knowledgeable staff who are just champing at the bit to find you a dream designer gown. Our size range is from size 2 to 32 and we have over 400 gowns spread across our three stores. Many are on our website (but not all), so drop in to your nearest outlet and grab yourself a designer gown at an outlet price.

Designer gowns at outlet prices. 25%-75% off

All gowns are NEW and ready to wear!

END OF LINES, SAMPLES SIZES 2 TO 32 READY TO WEAR GOWNS FROM $395 VEILS, SHOES, FLOWERGIRLS, ACCESSORIES AND LINGERIE MAGGIE SOTTERO SOTTERO & MIDGLEY BONNY UNFORGETTABLE KARELINA SPOSA CLAIRE PETTIBONE CHRISTINA ROSSI FOREVER YOURS ENZOANI MORI LEE JUSTIN ALEXANDER VENUS BRIDAL EDEN BRIDAL CHARLIE BREAR CHRISTINA WU 260 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga / 3 Orbit Drive, Rosedale / Level 2, 36 Bryce Street, Hamilton / www.thebridaloutlet.co.nz


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AUCKLAND NORTH SHORE HAMILTON WELLINGTON

THE BRIDAL OUTLET ONEHUNGA NORTH SHORE HAMILTON

0800 844 544 WWW.ASTRABRIDAL.CO.NZ

WWW.THEBRIDALOUTLET.CO.NZ

Borrowed & blue issue 11  

Real Weddings, photo shoot inspiration from Astra Bridal