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INSPIRATION RING BEARERS VENUE FANTASTIC NEW VENUE

IN CENTRAL AUCKLAND

REAL WEDDING JULIE & ANDRE


...your wonderful wedding on the cliff tops Just 50 minutes from Auckland’s CBD you’ll find magical Castaways. Castaways provides the ultimate wedding experience you and your guests will rave about for years to come. • Coastal cliff top ceremonies • Stunning sunset wedding receptions • Fabulous food • Award winning service • Guest accommodation • Honeymoon packages • Onsite activities Click here to download our new >online weddings pack<

Our team are available to meet with you onsite at Castaways. So contact us now and let’s start designing your wonderful wedding!

Castaways Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku, Auckland Ph 09 236 5161 Email weddings@castaways.co.nz Web www.castaways.co.nz * Specials Season at Castaways * April to November is Specials Season at Castaways. No minimum spends and no minimum numbers are required. Simply your wedding, your way.

“We want to thank you again for our absolutely amazing wedding. Some guests said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to!” (Castaways Bride & Groom, 2011)

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Cover Credits Photographer: Jessica Higueras from Jessica Photography www.jessicaphotography.co.nz Couple: Julia and Andre

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Julie Andre


This month we have the beautiful wedding of Julia and Andre as photographed by the amazing Jessica Higueras of Jessica Photography! Enjoy!

Here are some thought and insights about Julia and Andre’s day in their own words... HOW WE MET: We met when we were 17 at a school party. I walked up to Andre and pulled him onto the dance floor, we’ve been together since. THE PROPOSAL: The proposal happened 7 years later, after I finished Architecture school and Andre graduated from his Officer’s training. We threw a fancy dinner party at our house which was a success. After all the guests left we were dancing around the living room to Bob Marley celebrating our evening’s achievements and Andre popped the question. THE BEST PART: Julie: One of the best parts was our first dance as it was so much fun! We took swing dancing classes and we loved it, inspired a few other people to take up swing dancing too. Andre: The combination of a candle lit historic building filled with handcrafted decorations and people who love and care about us created the most amazing atmosphere. The ambient feeling this produced was undeniably our best memory of our wedding day. WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO OTHER BRIDES WHEN PLANNING THEIR WEDDING: I would recommend going with your gut instinct when making decisions. I picked alot of risky details that could have gone very wrong,


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and sure enough everyone was worried, swayed at first by different opinions I just stuck with everything I had done in the end and it all just fell together :) COLOUR PALETTE: Yellows and browns were the main colours that carried through into all the details, and of course the burgundy groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suit. VENUE: We visited alot of stunning venues in and around Auckland. We were on the fence for a long time. When we walked into Hopetoun Alpha we both looked at each other and just knew that was the one. With my love of old buildings and Andreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of urbanism it was perfect. The solidity and authenticity of the structure with the thick fluted columns, hardwood floors and the high ornate ceiling, flooded with light, it was a vintage gem hidden in the middle of town. THE GOWN: John Zimmermman constructed my dress. He worked on every detail until he got it to a state of perfection that we were both happy with. BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Me and my sister sewed the bridesmaids dressed. The girls are all different heights and have different figures so we designed each dress to suit each figure, some short and others full length. GROOMS SUIT: Top man HAIR: Brad Lepper form French Revolver :) CAKE: My sister designed and made the cake. She is always up for a challenge. FLOWERS: Flowers on Onewa DECORATION: We designed all the decorations. It became our part time project. We Collected vintage jars, brass vases and photo frames for months. We ended up with about 80 frames which we used to hang all around the venue with family photos in them. INVITATIONS: We designed our own PHOTO LOCATIONS: Hopetoun Alpha and Cornwall Park HONEYMOON : Queenstown 25


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FEATURE

THE BEST

VENUE YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARDOF

This month, we talk with David Green from AUT Hospitality Services about their amazing new building in which they can host beautiful wedding receptions right in the centre of Auckland city.

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This gorgeous new building in the centre of the city is an amazing place for a wedding reception. For people who haven’t been here, describe the venue.

The new Sir Paul Reeves Building was officially opened by Prime Minister John Key, on the 22nd March this year. The building boasts cutting-edge design and architecture which incorporates effective use of natural light throughout. The building has many large open spaces to create flow and tranquillity.

The colours of the building have been specifically designed to reflect the externa environment, with various hues of foliage, wood, stone, and charcoal. The mix o colours, glass-roofed atrium and ‘living wall’ all blend to create the illusion of being outside, so you feel as if you are dining under the stars. The Sir Paul Reeves Building incorporates all the modern features guests expect, while creating a relaxed and comfortable environment with a choice of venues from large open spaces to self-contained function rooms. What are the services that you can offer couples for their weddings?

AUT Hospitality Services are committed to working with you to understand you vision for your most special day. Among our many services, our team can offer: • • • • • • • • • •

Venue management Venue design and theming Dedicated coordinator and operational staff Full service catering (including your wedding cake) Menu design Seating plans Musician and performance group coordination Supplier management e.g. florists, photographers etc. Logistics and reception timeline Audio visual equipment and technical support

Our team of experts will work with you to make your wedding dreams a reality from inception to completion, customising each element to suit all budgets.

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Wedding receptions are an important part of a wedding day. How does your team ensure that everything runs smoothly? The AUT Hospitality Services team collectively has over 120 years industry experience, including wedding planning and operations, fine dining, catering, conferences, events and awards dinners – you name it, we have done it. The team believes in professionalism and attention to detail as the key to success. Our goal is to consistently deliver world class service. AUT regularly hosts many international visitors and events and our team motto is” you are only as good as your last meal”. Meaning, all elements must be delivered over and above expectations – whether the event is an intimate wedding for 50, or a large glamorous wedding for 300 guests. To some, it might seem a little strange having your wedding reception at a university (even more so if you didn’t attend there). Why should people consider this as their wedding reception venue? At AUT, we have the ability to offer extraordinary experiences and venues. Our team can transform any room with lighting, decorations, design and theming. Each space within AUT offers unique architectural beauty and wonderful natural light. Located in the heart of the city, the Sir Paul Reeves building is easily accessible and conveniently located near a range of luxury and mid-range accommodation. Auckland’s fabulous restaurants and varied bars are nearby with Waiheke Island only is a short, 35 minute scenic ferry ride. A variety of convenient transport options will also transfer guests to and from Auckland Airport.


I see that the building itself has some amazing features that would be a great backdrop for wedding photos. What options are there for wedding photo locations? The space is very creative, and we work with some exceptional photographers who really have an eye for picking out interesting areas. Albert Park has long been a favourite spot for those special photographs on the day and this is directly opposite the Sir Paul Reeves Building. Aotea Square and Queen Street are also on our doorstep, so there are some great location opportunities for photographs, all within minimal walking distance. How many guests can you cater for? We can cater for up to 200 guests with a sit down plated dinner in the extended atrium area, including a dance floor and bar. We also have smaller rooms to create a more intimate atmosphere, which can seat up to 150 at a sit down plated dinner - this also includes a dance floor and bar. Being a university, are there limitations on the time of the year when the venue can be used for wedding receptions? During semester time students use the majority of the building spaces, so we recommend any time from mid- November until late February is the best time to book or over the Easter period. It is also possible to use one of the rooms on a weekend throughout the year if the couple prefer a winter wedding. However we welcome all enquiries from couples throughout the year, as the team knows the best times in which to book, and are always happy to help. Right, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get down to the important things - the food. Tell us about the style of food you offer. With over 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience and a great team behind him, our Group


Chef and his team have cooked for many large events and visiting dignitaries. Our food is fresh, tailored to suit dietary requirements, and is prepared onsite in our state of the art kitchens. We can deliver anything from a simple buffet to the most elaborate multi-course banquet. We also have the capability to cater to weddings at external venues around Auckland with up to 200 guests. Do you have both buffet and a la carte options? We provide canapĂŠ options, buffet options, and plated set menu options. Would couples have a chance to come and sample some of the food prior to booking? Yes this can be accommodated with one weeksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; notice. We understand how important food can be, so are more than happy to work with the couple on this. Finally, as someone who has spent the majority of their life in the hospitality industry, what advice would you give a couple when choosing their reception venue? Venue choice is one of the biggest decisions for a couple to make, as it is so important to their day. The key features of a reception venue should be location, food, service, design, amenities and ambience. Therefore, my advice would be to carefully measure all factors and ensure your venue accommodates all your needs. The Sir Paul Reeves Building does all this and more, and is an ideal location just waiting for a couple to create magic within it. We can provide that assurance, that on the day, you can enjoy the moment with your family and friends and leave the rest to us.


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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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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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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

1 month before Task

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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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