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TRASH THE DRESS Gorgeous Photos

WEDDING SHOES

Choosing the Perfect Pair

REAL WEDDING

Loads of Beautiful Photos

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This is your chance to view stunning Castaways in full wedding set up and see why so many wedding couples choose Castaways as their wedding venue. Tour the property, enjoy a welcome glass of champagne, sample cuisine, view the onsite sea view accommodation, talk to the Castaways team and suppliers and enter the draw to win a fabulous Castaways Weekend Escape Package. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR INVITATION NOW!

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Cover Credits Photo by Jessica Photography www.jessicaphotography.co.nz Couple: Tesha & Gareth

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What’s New Bridal Capsule Collection Now Availabe in the New Parnell Boutique Natalie Chan is now open at our new boutique location, 229 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland. Natalie Chan has also just released her new “Bridal Capsule Collection” available now at the new boutique! The new Bridal Capsule Collection enthrals both A-line and romantic silhouettes for the modern bride looking for something timeless & beautiful. Drawing inspiration from modern styles as well as the classical elements of fashion from the 1920’s through to the 1960’s, the collection is designed with vintage & feminine elements for a selection of riveting yet classic designs. From floor-sweeping hemlines with tulle bustles, to cut-out backs detailed with beautiful crystal studded cotton guipure lace, walk down the aisle wearing a one-off bridal gown or tea-length dress and look radiant from all angles! www.nataliechan.co.nz


Garden City Charity Wedding Show The Garden City Charitable Trust has organised a Wedding Show next Sunday, 9 September. Tickets are $10 with all door proceeds going to Child Helpline and Cancer Society. 10am - 4pm Horticultural Hall, South Hagley Park, Riccarton Ave Fashion Parades at 11.30 am and 2.30 pm.

Charity Wedding Show

Sunday 9th September 10am - 4pm

Horticultural Hall, South Hagley Park, Riccarton Ave (Easy Parking)

Entry $10, Children Under 14 Free All door proceeds to Child Helpline & Cancer Society

FASHION PARADE 11:30am & 2:30pm *FABULOUS SHOW DISCOUNTS* Proudly Presented By The Garden City Charitable Trust www.gardencityweddings.info

Primrose & Finch - New Boutique

Primrose & Finch provides inspirational bridal collections and styling. Offering a stunning selection of wedding dresses & accessories as well as an exquisite collection of English Vintage China, whimsical props & furniture, Primrose & Finch will work closely with you to create a visually stunning and unique day. They have just opened a new studio boutique in Parnell where brides can experience an appointment-only service and can sit back and enjoy the luxurious surroundings with friends and family………..a complimentary drink will even be offered on arrival!!! www. primroseandfinch.com


Book your wedding between April & September 2013 and receive a complimentary bar tab. Conditions apply

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This month we are pleased to showcase the gorgeous wedding of Steph and Matt as photographed by Jenni Liang of Chiaroscuro Photography. Enjoy!

Images by Chiaroscuro Photography www.chiaroscurophotography.co.nz

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- Made to Measure - From $500 - Free delivery - Wide Selection - High Quality Click below to visit us now!

www.donnazuri.com Are you looking for a professional hairdresser and makeup artist who can come to you on your wedding day? With over 10 years in the industry, Natalie is working extensively in Fashion, Advertising and Film, as well as creating stunning results for bridal parties. Natalie's work is both versatile and innovative, offering her customers the complete package without compromise. Please go to my website www.natalieshields.com to view my work and prices.

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Through the Lens

Showcasing Photographic Excellence

Photograph by VisionWorks Photography

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Vanilla Images

Website: www.vanillaimages.co.nz Email: chris@vanillaimages.co.nz Mobile: 021 023 94008 Qualified Member NZ Institute of Professional Photography Auckland and Northland

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Suzanne McNatty - Photography by Design

Website: www.photographybydesign.co.nz Email: mcnatty@ihug.co.nz Mobile: 027 567 5990 Associate Member NZ Institute of Professional Photography Southland

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projectShot images

Award-winning wedding photography & video production Website: www.projectshot.com Mobile: 021 685 871 Auckland

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Chiaroscuro Photography

Website: www.chiaroscurophotography.co.nz Email: info@chiaroscurophotography.co.nz Mobile: 021 185 7736 Auckland and Nationwide

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Amanda Wignell Photography Website: www.awp.co.nz Email: amanda@awp.co.nz Phone: 09 426 2647 Mobile: 027 615 3078 NZIPP Master of Photography Auckland and Northland (NZ Institute of Professional Photography)

Brett Lees, Unique Visions Photography Website: www.uniquevisions.co.nz Email: brett@uniquevisions.co.nz Phone: 09 8133 519 Mobile: 0274 913 061 Qualified Member NZ Institute of Professional Photography Auckland

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Jodie C Photography Website: www.jodiecphotography.co.nz

Email: info@jodiecphotography.co.nz Phone: 021 323 829 Auckland & Nationwide

Emma Hughes Photography Website: www.emmahughes.co.nz www.weddingsonwaiheke.co.nz Email: emma@emmahughes.co.nz Phone: 09 372 8729 Mobile: 021 051 3292 Waiheke and Auckland Master NZ Institute of Professional Photography

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Amy Schulz Photography

Website: www.amyschulz.co.nz Email: AmySchulzPhotography@gmail.com Mobile: 0211556071 Wellington and Nationwide

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Mike Hill Photography

Website: www.mikehillphotography.co.nz Email: info@mikehillphotography.co.nz Phone: 07 863 1180 Mobile: 021 507 537 Waihi, Nationwide & International Qualified Member NZ Institute of Professional Photography

Jan Maree Vodanovich Photography and Art Website: www.janmareeart.co.nz Email: jan@janmareeart.co.nz Phone: 09 236 8553 Mobile: 027 281 5921 Auckland, Franklin, Hamilton

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Backyard Studio

Web: www.backyardstudio.co.nz Phone: 021 143 7289 Christchurch

Email: info@backyardstudio.co.nz

New Regent Studios Website: www.photos.co.nz Email: info@photos.co.nz Phone: 03 355 4448 Mobile: 027 229 2329 Christchurch

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Jessica Photography

Website: www.jessicaphotography.co.nz Email: info@jessicaphotography.co.nz Phone: 09 537 5533 Mobile: 027 658 8831 Auckland Qualified Member NZ Institute of Professional Photography

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VisionWorks Photography

Website: www.visionworks.co.nz Email: tim@visionworks.co.nz Phone: 09 845 5925 Mobile: 021 44 88 17 Auckland

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Jeremy Hill Photography Website: www.jeremyhill.co.nz Email: enquiries@jeremyhill.co.nz Phone: (09) 8263394 Mobile: 021 2279196 Auckland

Vicky Broadbent Website: www.vickybroadbent.co.nz Qualified Member NZ Institute of Professional Photography

Email: broadbent@xtra.co.nz Phone: 021 633 404 Coromandel and Auckland

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Design Perry – Ivory Duchesse Silk with Swarovski Crystals, 12cm heel

Photos courtesy of Castaways

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BEST FOOT FORWARD

SALLY LOWE FROM TROUSSEAU BRIDAL & EVENING SHOES EXPLAINS WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING SHOES

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there is so much time and consideration involved in planning the perfect wedding: the dress, the venue, the photo locations, the guest list, the wedding favours, one very crucial decision, that shouldn’t be overlooked is the importance of the wedding shoe. Think about it, these shoes need to walk you down the aisle, match the style of your wedding dress, pose with you in your photographs, not to mention one of the big moments of the day – The first dance. These shoes need to be fantastic, be the right height, be comfortable and most importantly the bride must LOVE them.

Heel Height

Choosing the correct heel height is very important in selecting your wedding shoes. The heel needs to be comfortable to walk in (all eyes will be on you!) so try and stick to a height you feel comfortable with, now is not the time to experiment. The length of your dress will also affect the heel height (and vice versa). You will usually need to be in possession of the wedding shoes, before

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Design: Bedazzle – Ivory Satin with Swarovski detail, 11cm heel

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Left to right: Keira – Ivory Duchesse Silk with Swarovski Crystals, 10cm heel Lamour – Ivory Duchesse Silk with Swarovski Crystals, 9.5cm heel Rhiana - Ivory Duchesse Silk with Swarovski Crystals, 11cm heel Cherish – Ivory Satin with Swarovski detail, 11cm heel

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final dress hemming. The typical rule of thumb for floor length gowns being: have the heel height so as to allow the dress to JUST skim across the floor. Those with shorter wedding dresses have more flexibility in choosing the height and style of wedding shoes. Yours and your partner’s height are also important factors in determining appropriate bridal shoes. Some brides will wish to gain height to be closer to their partners, while taller brides may opt for a flatter shoe. It comes down to personal choice. Just remember, if you are tall, 10cm stilettos will only accentuate this.

Shoe Style

There are so many styles of wedding shoes to choose from and the best way to select what you want is to try on as many different shoes as possible. Open toe, pointed toe, sandal, boots, stiletto, platform, wedge or ballet flats are just some of the options available. Play around and have some fun. From there it becomes easier to eliminate what you don’t like and in turn find the style that you do want for your big day.

Shoe Fabric

The two most common fabric types for wedding shoes are silk and satin. Make sure you take care in your choice of fabric, as there is quite a range in quality and price. At the top end of the range is the crème de la crème of materials, Duchesse Silk. There is also often the added adornment of broaches, swarovski crystals, lace and bows etc. Choosing a shoe in either silk or satin also generally means that they can be dyed. This is a preference for many brides, either to match the dress or bridesmaid’s dresses for the wedding or

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to work with your favourite outfit post wedding. Make sure you check where you buy the shoes that they can be dyed if this is part of your criteria. It will all come down to what you want out of your wedding shoes and what best suits the style/theme of your dress and of course the wedding itself.

Design: Halle – Ivory Duchesse Silk with Swarovski Crystals, Flat heel

Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes is New Zealand’s wedding shoe specialist, offering a comprehensive selection of footwear for the bride, bridesmaids, flowergirls and mother of the bride. At Trousseau we understand the search of every bride to find her perfect ‘Cinderella’ shoe and are committed to supplying the most elegant and up to date range. For those brides in Auckland, come and visit our showroom Thurs – Sat, or any other time by appointment. And for those brides elsewhere in New Zealand, our extensive website will bring our shoes directly to you. So brides-to-be, step out in the perfect set of heels (or flats) on your big day. Visit Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes and prepare to fall in love all over again.

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TRASHY P H O TO S B Y JESSI C A PHOTOG RAPHY WWW. JE S SI C APHOTOG RA PHY.C O.NZ

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We are excited to showcase this beautiful trash-the-dress shoot shot by Jessica Higueras from Jessica Photography. This shoot is perfect evidence that a trashthe-dress shoot can be more than just leaping in the water and can, in fact, be gracefully romantic. Tesha & Gareth look amazing and the sunset colours of these photos bring out an beautiful softness. We hope you enjoy these images as much as we do.

Images by Jessica Photography www.jessicaphotography.co.nz Couple: Tesha & Gareth

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The Checklist Engaged to 9 months before Task

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Announce your engagement, including notices in the newspaper Organise for your families to meet, if they haven’t done so already Choose your bridesmaids, groomsmen, MC, flower girls, page boys Discuss the type of wedding you want, including budget Compile a draft guest list (this will help determine venue size) Choose venues for the ceremony and reception Set the date and time for the wedding Choose and book the following: • Photographer • Videographer • Entertainment • Caterer • Florist • Transport • Wedding Co-ordinator • Celebrant Start thinking about your dress (you may need to book a dressmaker) Consider purchasing wedding insurance to cover those things that are out of your control which may result in the wedding being postponed or cancelled Have an engagement party

9 months before Task

Order your wedding dress Choose your accessories: veil, jewellery, underwear, shoes and so on Choose the attire for the rest of the wedding party as applicable: • Groom • Bridesmaids • Groomsmen • Flower girls • Page boys Select stationery including: • Invitations

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• Thank you cards/notes • Place name cards • RSVP cards • Seating plan • Envelopes Book a calligrapher Send out save-the-date cards Contact rental companies to hire equipment, marquees, tables, etc Organise gift registry Start thinking about your honeymoon

6 months before Task

Order bridesmaids’ dresses Order/book the groom’s and groomsmen’s suits Help your mother and mother-in-law with their outfits Discuss your beauty regime with your beauty therapist Book in for marriage preparation course if needed Decide on and order your wedding cake Book your accommodation for the wedding night Investigate accommodation options for out of town guests Choose and purchase your wedding rings Make any honeymoon reservations

4 months before Task

Book hairdresser and make-up artist Order favours Discuss menu options with caterer/venue, including wine selection Organise entertainment if you are having children at the reception Speak with the celebrant or minister and decide on an order of service, responsibilities, speech making, readings, etc. Set your rehearsal date Let people know if they will be making a speech, doing a reading, etc Purchase wedding gifts for each other and the wedding party Organise time off work for your honeymoon Renew passports if necessary!

2 months before Task

Post invitations Write your vows Have your hair and makeup trials (remember to take your veil etc)

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Organise dancing lessons for the first dance Organise your hen’s and buck’s nights with the wedding party Confirm: • Flowers with florist – do they fit with the theme, colours, dresses • Menu with caterer • Accommodation for yourselves and your guests Organise any legal work, for example, pre-nuptial agreements, wills

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Apply for your marriage licence Confirm and finalise final guest numbers Make a seating plan (allow time for disagreements!) Have your dress fittings Organise bridal party’s final fittings (including accessories) Confirm groom’s and groomsmen’s outfits are ready Write your speech Confirm honeymoon accommodation and flight bookings Organise a house-sitter for while you are on honeymoon

2 weeks before Task

Confirm with everyone that you have booked for your wedding, advise final numbers and provide a emergency contact number to: • Venue • Caterer • Celebrant/Minister • Photographer • Videographer • Entertainment • Florist • Cake maker • Stationery • Car hire company • Hairdresser • Makeup artist • Favours • Hire company Make a list of everything that needs to be set up and/or taken to the ceremony and reception Have your final dress fitting including accessories. Take your chief bridesmaid so she knows how to how to attach your train etc.

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Make sure the bridesmaids have their dresses, footwear and accessories Have your final haircut and colour before the wedding Make sure the groom has his hair cut Finalise seating plan for reception Write place cards Practise walking around in your wedding shoes Have hen’s night and buck’s night

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Pick up your wedding dress and hang it in a safe place Wedding rehearsal (you may like to give the bridal party their gifts then) Pick up hire items, including groom’s and groomsmen’s attire Confirm honeymoon arrangements Pack for honeymoon Have your engagement ring professionally cleaned Pack an emergency kit for the day Final check on arrangements and plan for the day: • Who has the rings? • Have you paid entertainers etc ahead of time or do you need to take money? • Who is taking the gifts home after the wedding? • Who is dry-cleaning your dress the next day? • Who is returning the suits? • Make sure the bridal party are aware of their roles • Give a list of important contacts to a trusted family member or friend (can be the chief bridesmaid or the mother of the bride)

The day before Task

Relax and spend some quality time on your own! Present each other with gifts and remind each other why you love the other Give wedding bands to the best man and/or chief bridesmaid to hold during the ceremony

The big day Enjoy yourself!

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