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TIFFANY & PETER .......... A San Ysidro affair by Elizabeth Messina JESSIE & DAVID .......... Australian country nuptials by Feather & Stone LAURA & CHRIS .......... Winter elopement to New Zealand by Kat Braman WENDY & KELVIN .......... A modern New York soiree by KT Merry REBECCA & DAVE .......... 1950s inspired fun by Greta Kenyon CHANTELLE & TREVOR .......... South African beauty by Rensche Mari TESSA & TYLER .......... Deep South romance by Rachel Callander EVELYN & MARCELLO .......... Beauty in the desert by Alixann Loosle
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AN URBAN ELOPEMENT by Stephanie Williams ..........
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SPRING PEACH INSPIRATION by Isa Photography ..........
INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE by Whitewall Photography ..........
LAVENDER FIELDS by Ngg Studios ..........
ROMANCE IN THE ‘BURBS by Christine Meintjes ..........
A MINT & APRICOT COLOUR STORY by Greta Kenyon and Ruby & Willow ..........
HONEYMOON ADVENTURES IN MONTAUK by Trent Bailey Photography ..........
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URBAN ELOPEMENT photography by Stephanie Williams for This Modern Romance
The best is yet to come for guests at a loft style cocktail party, as it transforms into a surprise city wedding.
Exposed brick walls and sleek furnishings create a stylish welcome and intimate setting for a cocktail-style gathering of close friends and family. The environment is playful and sociable, with sips and sweets (champagne and mini desserts) on a decorative credenza table and an understated urban palette of grey, white and navy complemented with organic details like succulents and moss. Eclectic lounge vignettes of Florence Knoll and Eames furnishings invite guests to lounge on daybeds or perch on barstools at high console tables, while the bride gives a hint at whatâ€™s to come in her white cocktail dress.
The best is yet to come, come the day youâ€™re mine.
Toast your Grab your closest surprise wedding friends and with your celebrate with closest a loft friends, style party, music, live live music, champagne and champagne and fancy treats fancy treats.
Pretzels dipped in white chocolate and macaroons filled with housemade whipped cream and fresh blackberries.
From the central courtyard, guests are invited indoors to find a candlelit ceremony area. Intimate groupings of benches and loveseats adorned with pillows and throws mix with side tables form an aisle, its dramatic runner sporting handwritten vows: to laugh, to care, to love. Simple shelving units filled with candles form an altar, where bride and groom â€“ she now in a simple, chic full length gown â€“ exchange their promises.
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Stephanie Williams for This Modern Romance PRODUCTION Be Inspired PR FLORALS The Hidden Garden PLANNING AND DESIGN Sterling Social VENUE Carondelet House FURNITURE Form Décor DESSERTS Cupcakes Couture STATIONERY Cherish Paperie CHAMPAGNE One Hope Wine GUEST CEREMONY SHELVING Revelry Event Designers HAIR & MAKE-UP 10.11 Make-up and Hair COCKTAIL DRESSES & GOWNS Kirstie Kelly Couture MODELS Quench ACCESSORIES Erica Elizabeth Designs AISLE RUNNER Laura Hooper Calligraphy LIGHTING Lighten Up Inc.
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Tiffany & Peter
"Try not to get wrapped up in all of the little stuff. All that truly matters in the end is the love and commitment you have for one another."
in the beginning... Tiffany and Peter's relationship began with an unforgettable dance at a small work function ten years ago, and came full circle when they again danced as husband and wife, with the sun setting over the lavender fields of the San Ysidro Ranch. Planning their marriage came very early on for the couple, when they would spend hours discussing each other's life plans and their future family. After a romantic and sentimental proposal in front of Peter's Grandfather's house in Spain, their plans could begin in earnest.
the dress... Finding the perfect dress was actually harder for me than I had originally thought it would be. I found myself falling in love with every dress I was trying on, making my decision very difficult. What I came to realize, however, was the reason I could not make a decision was because I had not found 'the one'. When I tried on the Rivini dress it was almost as though the stars had aligned. The dress was perfect â€“ lace, soft organza, heart shaped and most of all ROMANTIC! I was in love. Now for the problem â€“ the wedding was in one month and there was not enough time to order a dress! Donâ€™t forget though, the stars were aligned for me that day! The sample was in perfect condition and only needed minor alterations. The wedding veil was the icing on the cake for me. I loved the soft touches of lace wrapped around the edges. It pulled everything together and made the look complete.
the flowers... I knew I wanted a soft and romantic ambience for the wedding and ceremony. Mindy Rice truly helped to make that vision a reality through her floral and event design. She truly is one of the most talented women I have ever met!
BoutonniĂ¨res of white ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus, and japonica pieris on an antique tray lined with golden cork
A bouquet of japonica pieris, white Dutch hydrangea, ranunculus, birch leaves, and a variety of peach David Austin roses
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Elizabeth Messina VIDEOGRAPHER Joel Serrato Films PLANNER Soigne Productions VENUE San Ysidro Ranch FLORIST Mindy Rice CAKE & CATERING San Ysidro Ranch BRIDE'S GOWN Rita Vinieris BRIDE'S SHOES Badgley Mischka STATIONERY Lazaro Press HAIR & MAKE-UP Team Hair & Make up BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES Donna Morgan JEWELLERY Bloomingdales GROOM'S ATTIRE Mission Tuxedos MUSIC Ybarra Music CEREMONY PEWS Found Rentals LIGHTING Ambient Event LINENS La Tavola Linens
Click here to watch Tiffany and Peter's beautiful wedding film by Joel Serrato...
brisbane | Australia photography by Feather & Stone
essie had known since she was a little girl that she wanted to get married on her grandparents' property in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast of Australia. Preferring a relaxed style wedding, this special location gave her and David the perfect setting for their reception. With the equally rustic Boomerang Farm nearby for their ceremony, it all came together to set the perfect scene, surrounded by trees, wild life and the odd ramshackle barn.
"It was our five year anniversary and we were having a romantic weekend away. On the day itself David wanted to get a picture of us in a photo booth to re-create what we did on our second year anniversary. We did the typical cheesy shots but then he wanted us to do separate ones as well. I thought it was a bit weird but did it any way. At the end when his photo popped out of the booth and I picked it up to look, he had held up a sign in the photo saying â€˜will you marry me?â€™ He was by then down on one knee with the ring. We had quite the romantic moment in the middle of a game arcade!"
"My favourite moment would probably be our entrance where we were covered in confetti, and the traditional Tongan dance we had to honour David's family heritage. Also the hours of dancing and singing on the dance floor!"
"Mum and I hit up the market a few days before the wedding to pick out all the flowers. I knew I wanted orange ranunculus as my bouquet flower and everything else would depend on what was available. Together we put all the bouquets together for the bridal party. We used leftovers for the tables and Mum popped down to the markets on the wedding morning to grab some extras for decoration."
"My mum is an artist by trade and has lots of experience in set design and styling for events, so she was a huge help in the decorating. We bought all the colourful fabrics to sew the tablecloths and seat covers ourselves. We used old glass jars with twine and wire for the candles. An old tree was cut up to create seats and we also used hay bales for seats and tables. We went as DIY as possible!"
"I have always been very traditional and wanted a very special and sentimental wedding day. Before even searching for a dress I decided to try on my grandmother's. It was perfect! The dress was worn by my grand mother and mother and has been through quite a lot, including a house fire! My mum had to restitch all the lace as it was falling apart but she did an amazing job and I was able to wear the dress!"
"Instead of a ‘Wishing Well’ we had a traditional Tongan Tau’olunga (dance) held to acknowledge David's family heritage. The dance was performed by our Tongan cousin, who was dressed in a traditional dress hand made in Tonga. The costume covers the torso, with the arms and legs exposed and then covered with a special oil. During the dance the guests come forward and place money on her skin. The proceeds of the dance then go to the bride and groom."
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Feather & Stone CEREMONY VENUE Boomerang Farm RECEPTION VENUE Private Property in Mudgeeraba CAKE & FLOWERS DIY BRIDE'S GOWN Vintage BRIDE'S SHOES Novo, decorated with hair pins from Diva STATIONERY Cheer Up Cherub GUEST BOOK Totally Salinda HAIR & MAKE-UP Closeup Make-up & Hair BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES Aliex Press GROOM'S ATTIRE West End by Simon Carter – David Jones BOW TIE Moss Ties CATERER Red Pear Catering LIVE BAND Way Out Theatre Works FESTOON LIGHTING Byron Audio CELEBRANT Wiloe Robinson
photo by Danelle Bohane
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ISA PHOTOGRAPHY THE ESSENCE OF SPRING AND ROMANCE: SOFT, ETHEREAL PASTELS AND VINTAGE LACE GOWNS, MARRIED WITH PEACHES, ROSES AND SUCCULENTS FOR THE PERFECT PEACHY PALETTE.
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Isa Photography STYLING Sandra Chau of Simply Peachy BRIDAL GOWN & HEAD PIECES Mrs Vintage FLORALS J.F. Floral Couture HAIR & MAKE UP Mini Chan Make up PEACH CAKES Revelry Event Designers STATIONERY Kalo Make Art PROPS Ellermann Design MODEL Vince Fung
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URBAN LOFT Invitation & RSVP | Love v's Design Cake | The Cake that ate Paris, Nail Varnish | Opi Black & White plate | Citta, Ivory Booties | Gianvito Rossi, Recycled Glass Vases | Luna Bazaar Cocktail Ring | Witchery, Gold Dresss | Modcloth, Black Clutch | Mimco
Lover.ly is a visual search engine and cloud scrapbook for all your wedding inspiration. With a constantly evolving database and an archive of over 100,000 images, it is designed to help you discover, search, save and share inspiration for all things loverly! We asked a few of our favourite vendors to put together lover.ly bundles based on an urban theme and we are loving the different ways of celebrating they came up with. Be sure to click on the links to see their full bundles.
BY A NTO NI A CHR IST IANSO N
Click here to see Antonia's full lover.ly bundle and photo credits
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URBAN FLORA Nail Varnish | Butter London, Gold Cake| The Cake that ate Paris, Relic Dress | Alice Temperley Invitation | Ruby & WIllow, Hanging Terrarium | Greta Bean, Elmwood Pillar | Greta Bean Sage Shoes | Anthropologie, Banded Glasswear | West Elm
BY D O LC E D ESIGNS
Click here to see Christina's full lover.ly bundle and photo credits
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URBAN CHIC Perfume Oil & Body Cream | Mor Cosmetics, Dress | Alannah Hill, Invitation | Love v's Design Chain Bracelet | Mimco, Black Milkglass Cake Stand | Sweet Style, Striped Cake | The Cake that ate Paris Black Velvet Shoes | Alannah Hill, Posie Tint | Benefit, Gold Clutch | Kate Spade
BY S I M P LY C HIC
Click here to see Jamie's full lover.ly bundle and photo credits
photography by Kat Braman As a photographer herself Laura had attended hundreds of weddings and having witnessed so many fun celebrations full of details, she knew that when it came to her own day, she wanted something a little more intimate and personal. A day where the focus was all about her and Chris. It was important to them that their wedding images reflected the surrounding scenery, wherever that may be. It was the spectacular landscapes and natural beauty of New Zealand that had them hopping a plane from their home in the United States to get married in the mountains, in the depths of a Southern Hemisphere winter. Photographer Kat Braman was not only there to document their dream wedding adventure,she was the only other person to witness their vows on the top of The Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown. It wasn't until the morning of the day that they chose the actual location where they would become husband and wife.
"I wanted something unique, soft, and feminine. I saw a few dresses that resembled what I was looking for but I hadnâ€™t found â€œthe oneâ€?. My mom and I talked about the dress and the look I wanted and she offered to make it for me. I was touched by the gesture and trusted her with the entire design. Not only did she match my vision, she also poured her heart into it; that made it a million times more meaningful than anything I could have bought at a store."
"We tied our rings around our wrists with twine and cut them when we exchanged them".
"I loved that we dressed each other outdoors. It was sweet, emotional and humbling. Also after we shared our first kiss, the heavens celebrated our new beginning as it began to snow. We held each other in the cold and enjoyed the beauty of it all."
Advice to other brides
"Details and planning are important, but the most important thing of all is your love. Donâ€™t let anything trump that. A wedding day is more than just a celebration full of fancy details. Itâ€™s the beginning of your life together."
We had a few DIY details. My mother made my bouquet and my dress and I made Chrisâ€™ boutonniere with an old watch and a wedding picture of his parents on their wedding day. This detail was very special since Chrisâ€™ father is no longer with us.
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Kat Braman VENUE The Remarkables, Queenstown BRIDE'S GOWN Bride's mother HAIR & MAKE-UP Chloe from Crew Stylists GROOM'S TIE Calvin Klein SHOES Vintage Suede Boots FLORALS Bride's Mother JEWELLERY Mother's pearls from her own wedding day
Wendy and Kelvin PHOTOGRAPHY BY
GRAMERY PARK HOTEL
NEW YORK CITY
endy and Kelvin were brought together by their love for a 'great dining experience', so amazing food, a gorgeous venue, great entertainment â€“ and for Wendy, a stunning outfit â€“ were all key to creating their dream wedding. Finding their venue, Gramercy Park Hotel, was the easiest decision in the planning process. Quirky, artsy and full of personality, it also provided an earthy and organic area, much like a 'secret garden' in the form of its terrace, where they could hold the ceremony. With the venue needed little decor they could focus on other things like bringing on the board the 'best photographer ever' and Wendy's dress.
"Many of the details of the wedding were very personal and intimate touches â€“ I couldn't find an invitation design that I liked, so I sketched the facade of the venue and hand-addressed all the envelopes. We had a bunch of wine bottles in our apartment so we chalkboard painted them, and one of my maids of honour helped me turn each one into a table number. The 'wedding globe' guestbook was a very random idea, but Kelvin and I thought our guests would have fun writing all over it and pointing out fun travel ideas."
"My favourite part of the wedding was the part that made me the most nervous, and a part I almost wanted to cut out the first dance and the parents' dance. When else would I get to dance with my Dad? I wouldn't trade that experience in for anything else. The whole wedding was the most amazing experience. To see so many friends and family gathered in one place to celebrate with Kelvin and I â€“ it was so touching. There is a reason why people advise you to not get too crazy and caught up with the details, and to remember to relax and enjoy the experience because it all goes by so quickly. It's true! Invest in the things that make an experience amazing for you, and don't get too worried about people who wonder if it will work because it seems so non-traditional. There are enough talented and creative people out there who will make your vision come true!"
"Finding an amazing photographer was a top priority. They would need to be able to capture the venue perfectly, and it would be tough since the space is super tight, very much the opposite of the usual wedding banquet halls. Also, it would be dark, because of the atmosphere we wanted to create, with most of the outdoor lighting provided only by votives and string lights. I found KT's pictures while searching for images of weddings that took place at the hotel, and instantly fell in love with how she was able to capture the feel of the space in pictures. Looking at her images was like revisiting the romance and glamour of the venue again. Nothing was watered down; it was just as vibrant as in my memories."
"The hardest part of the whole planning process was finding THE dress. After trying on what felt like a million dresses, I saw pictures of the new Douglas Hannant collection on a blog, and loved the crazy one with the print and the folded skirt. Though I knew I'd risk looking like an origami cocktail napkin, I loved it! It was an unusual piece of work, sculptural and dramatic and not girly. I placed my order nearly one month away from the wedding, and crossed my fingers that the all-white version would turn out perfect!"
credits PHOTOGRAPHY KT Merry VENUE Gramercy Park Hotel CEREMONY GOWN Douglas Hannant FIRST DANCE DRESS Vera Wang CAKE CUTTING DRESS Alexander McQueen VEIL Gabriella Bridal SHOES Jimmy Choo / Camilla Skovgaard / YSL FLOWERS Emily Thompson Flowers CAKE Silk Cakes HAIR & MAKE-UP Rieko Shiba PHOTO BOOTH Partybooths BAND Lapis Luna MINI CUPCAKES Sprinkles
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PRIVATE PROPERTY | MATAMATA | NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY BY GRETA KENYON OF VELA IMAGES
There were many influences for the wedding style. I wanted to incorporate elements from my rural NZ upbringing as well as the rolling farmland which was our ceremony backdrop. We opted for 1950s style throughout the bridal party and chose to use natural fibres like hessian on the tables. I spent about 20 months planning and was so pleased to find Shaye from On My Hand to help my dream wedding come true. We wanted it to be a fun, colourful wedding and it really was!"
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Greta Kenyon of Vela Images FLOWERS & STYLING Shaye Woolford from On My Hand VIDEOGRAPHER Renee Mathews CEREMONY VENUE Private Family Farm CAKE Sponge Drop BRIDE'S SHOES Miz Mooz BRIDE'S GOWN Bride's design, made by a dressmaker JEWELLERY Vintage HAIR Myra Shakesby and Vanessa Reid from Lynx Hair Direction MAKE-UP Amy Reeves for Bobby Brown BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES Katie Walker and Mod Cloth PROPS On My Hand GROOM'S ATTIRE Zara Men CATERER Ken Greenhill from Fig Jam Catering
by Whitewall Photography
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Whitewall STYLING Alia Elaraj PROPS The Props Dept HAIR & MAKE-UP Kate Roxby STATIONERY The Ink Room FLOWERS The Bluebell Society GOWN The Bridal Atelier
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNABELLA CHARLES FLORALS BY HAUTE HORTICULTURE STYLING BY Kristin Wolter
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love the idea of mini succulent favours for your guests to take home...
Leaf and Honey for beautiful flowers
â€œWe just want to say a HUGE thank you for our wedding flowers! You did such an amazing job, they were absolutely stunning! They really could not have been anymore perfect! The extra special little touches were so lovely like the roses down the aisle and on our menus. The hearts, flower balls and cake were just beyond amazing! Again thank you so much, I will be sure to recommend you to anyone who needs a fabulous florist.â€? Alanah and Gareth
www.leafandhoney.co.nz www.leafandhoney.co.nz ph: (09)489 9894 email: firstname.lastname@example.org ph: 0211490692 email: email@example.com Images by Dillon, Eva Kozub and Demitri Kotelevski Images by Greta from Vela Images
Fields of Lavender Photography by Ngg Studios
avender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green, When I am king, dilly, dilly, you shall be queen. Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told you so? 'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly, that told me so. English Nursery Rhyme
avender's green, dilly, dilly, Lavender's blue, If you love me, dilly, dilly, I will love you. Let the birds sing, dilly, dilly, And the lambs play; We shall be safe, dilly, dilly, out of harm's way. English Nursery Rhyme
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Ngg Studios FLOWERS & STYLING Imbue Weddings HIRE The One Day House BRIDEMAIDS' DRESSES Jennifer Gifford Designs STRAPLESS GOWN Edith by Jennifer Gifford Designs BRIDAL BODICE & TULLE SKIRT Aurelio Costarella Napoleon top and Jennifer Gifford Designs Adele Skirt STATIONERY Wolley HAIR Rachael Hunt and Nicole Daly MAKE-UP Kate McKenna MODELS Rhylee Passfield & Jasmine Ormandy from Division Model Management VIDEOGRAPHY Motion Art CAKE The Cake That Ate Paris BOW TIE Marcello Neckware
Chantelle &trevor free state | South africa photography by rensche mari
After first meeting five years ago on a run,
Trevor and Chantelle kept bumping into each other over the next few years at various sporting events but the timing was never quite right for them to get together. Finally in the summer of 2010, the stars aligned and they've been together ever since. When it came to proposing, Trevor decided that no place or event would be special enough. The moment had to be very honest and true, so it was that on one of their Sunday mornings together, Chantelle woke up to Trevor on bended knee beside the bed. The couple referred to their big day as a 'celebration of life' rather than a wedding, and for this reason they chose the first of September â€“ the beginning of spring in South Africa â€“ to symbolise the start of life and new beginnings. With only 50 guests in total, they held an intimate celebration on a farm in Clarins, in the Free State. Whilst the wedding had an air of formality, there were plenty of colourful rustic chic touches in keeping with the location.
"Trevor’s dad is a minister so it was really special for him to marry us. There was a part in his service where he asked us to hold hands and he spoke to each of us telling us how important these hands are. For me Trevor’s hands will keep me safe and protect me in hard times; they will be my strength. For Trevor my hands would comfort him in dark times, they would raise his children and love him tenderly… it was so beautiful and powerful."
"I was so in love with my dress! I was very fortunate as Trevor’s brother, Stanley Baptiste, is a designer based in Bloemfontein. I was never a girl who dreamt about my wedding dress my whole life; all I knew was that I wanted to look beautiful. Stanley was very patient with me and sketched a number of designs but I fell head over heels in love with the one, he did EVERYTHING else, the dress was absolutely amazing, everything I wanted, I felt like a princess!"
"Take your time, don’t rush to choose a date, do it your way. Listen to advice but make sure you are happy as a team. It’s the first big event you will plan as a couple, don’t fight about the small things, and enjoy the time you get to spend planning together. Make sure you look each other in the eyes when you walk down the aisle; that is the moment it all sinks in and you suddenly realise this is not about the flowers and fuss, it's about your partner, your team mate, your new life!"
"Our photographer, Rensche (who was a Godsend and angel) making us trek up a mountain (in stilettos) to get the perfect light. It was so worth the hike!"
"We wanted to be open, to share our story with our friends and family, so instead of the traditional speeches we had four of our close friends stand up and read cards and love letters we haD written each other over the past two years. We asked them to add something special of their own, it was beautiful and such an intimate part of the day."
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Rensche Mari VENUE & CATERING The Gourmet Shed CAKE Megan Hall FLOWERS Trevorâ€™s mom, Ingrid Baptiste BRIDE'S GOWN Stanley Baptiste BRIDE'S SHOES Luella and Socrati HAIR Megan Hall (bridesmaid) MAKE-UP Lindi Higginbotham BRIDESMAIDS' Own dresses, shoes from YDE GROOM'S ATTIRE Trenery Woolworths GROOM'S TIE Paul Smith
Tessa&Tyler PRIVATE PROPERTY | OAMARU PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACHEL CALLANDER
After an 'accidental' proposal when they were lurking outside of a jewellery store, followed by a long winded debacle to get the perfect engagement ring, Tyler & Tessa set about planning a wedding that combined great food, uplifting music and a jolly good time! Focusing more on their guests' experience than following tradition, the couple created a laid-back and informal day for all to enjoy. This focus led them to having an afternoon tea, which was a huge hit with their friends and family. Serving sandwiches, cakes and punch, it gave everyone a chance to mingle whilst the Bridal Party were off having their photos taken.
“We didn’t want to focus on wedding traditions but more on what made us happy and what our guests would enjoy.”
“The inspiration for our wedding styling came from my love of all things lace, rustic and vintage. We didn’t have a colour scheme as such, but kept things fairly neutral and in pastel shades. Everything, from the invitations to the cake table, was second hand, borrowed or handmade. My brother, dad and cousin made an altar out of old doors that we borrowed from the historic trust in Oamaru, the cake table was an old door, and the seating plan was written on a window frame I borrowed. A family friend made another table from old railway sleepers and we used this for punch at the afternoon tea. We used hay bales for seating at the ceremony and mum and her friends had a couple of working bees to make beautiful, creative cushions out of remnant fabric. We collected flowers from friends and family’s gardens and had them treated at a florist.”
THE CAKE "We didn’t want a traditional wedding cake
and, being lovers of dessert, decided to have not one but five cakes of various flavours. We set them up on cake stands we’d collected and decorated them with flowers from friends’ gardens."
â€œI have always loved Anna Campbell dresses, but they were only available in Melbourne. I tried on dresses in nearly every boutique in Brisbane, but none felt like my dress, so my best friend and I set off for Melbourne. As soon as we walked in, I breathed a sigh of relief. The funny thing was, the dress I chose was the first dress I had saved a picture of when I started looking!â€?
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Rachel Callander CEREMONY VENUE Private Property RECEPTION VENUE The Loan and Merc CAKE Tanya Halcrow BRIDE'S GOWN Anna Campbell HEADPIECE The House of Windsor JEWELLERY KR Jewellers BRIDE'S SHOES Poetic License via Mod Cloth STATIONERY Tessa Simpson and Casey Rogers HAIR Gabrielle Docherty BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES The Babushka Ballerina GROOM'S ATTIRE Yd LIVE BAND Charma PHOTO BOOTH Ashleigh Sheridan Photography
WELL STYLED by Hannah & Bridgette of Styled NZ
Why hello there! So here is: the brand spanking new series that we are running for you, yes you, you lucky wee things! It’s all about styling, how to make that all important theme work for your wedding, your way. The days of the cookie cutter wedding are in the past. These days it’s all about weddings that reflect you, your story, your background, your tastes. Putting your stamp on it gives your guests a chance to be part of something you helped create, something personal, meaningful and special. In this series we will showcase various different wedding styles and themes, giving you some tips and tricks along the way on how to bring them to life and thread a bit of ‘you’ into your big day! WHY HAVE A THEME? Having a theme or style helps to create a different and unique experience for your guests, it allows you to really put your stamp on your big day. It will help to make your wedding different from the rest. A theme is like a little mini brief, it gives you direction and assists in those big decisions and makes them a lot easier. It allows you to easily sew everything together, enabling you to tell the whole story, seamlessly and consistently. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT? To decide on a theme, you need to have a chat with your fiancé. What really makes your heart skip a beat? Are you creative and bold, do you prefer something romantic and whimsical, did you want to play it safe but just be a wee bit unique? Once you have decided on the style, you can start working through a bit of a moodboard, a collection of things you like; from lighting, to tablescapes, outdoor and indoor styling, flowers and the colour palette. Give youself plenty of time, it's the type of thing you want to put down and pick up a week later, and then start culling. You can’t do everything, so pick the bits that you really like and stick to them. Once it's all down on paper, you will have a visual brief for what your wedding will look and feel like and you can then start pulling it together.
with a hint of contradiction
This first column is going to focus on a theme which is very dear to us; ‘vintage with a hint of contradiction’. What’s that you may ask? Well it's all the yumminess of vintage - understated, elegant, graceful, natural, old and beautiful, however with a twist of contadiction - bits of personality threaded through which will surprise and delight your guests, those special details which will bring a smile to people's faces and separate the ordinary and expected from the extraordinary.
Colour Palette Vintage colours are very muted and charming, think duck egg blues, pinks,
creams, greys, dusty beiges, etc. Then choose a colour as your twist ‘pop colour’, to give it that personality and uniqueness. The world is your oyster here - think neon, brights, rose golds, silver, etc.
Vintage allows you to have a wide range of flowers. Some say it needs to be restrained to more traditional roses and carnations. But we say, vintage is all about charm and with the twist you can throw in a special detail that will make your flowers pop.
We are big fans of creating a wedding mark - be it a word, a symbol or a phrase with or without an image. This is a great way to pull in the ‘twist’. How about woodland animals like owls, rabbits or deer, or if you just want wording, a phrase of your favourite song?"
Stationery Our advice is to keep the design clean, classic and simple and bring the twist in
with how you package or print it. Kraft is a very popular option for a vintage look. Talk to your printer about what you want to achieve and you will be amazed what can be done!
Tablescape Have a think about whats on your tables. Vintage is old and charming.
Mix and match your plates, use your grandma's vases or china. We suggest you work out your vintage look and then build in the twist element which will surprise your guests with the unexpected.
Backdrop A backdrop to the bridal table is really important. It frames the wedding table
and a lot of pictures will be taken of this special place. Choose a cool piece of fabric that gets hung flush with the back of the marquee.
Ceiling How about hanging something from the ceiling such as pompoms made of tulle or
paper in your colour palette. Try a teacup chandelier or ribbons in various shades of your colour palette. Hang them at varying heights to create a bit of visual interest.
Fine Hand Calligraphy and Design by Moya Minns Invitations . Monograms . Envelope Addressing . Signage . Day-of calligraphy and more â€“ for events near and far
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IN THE 'BURBS A TALE OF MODERN LOVE
photography by Christine Meintjes
URBAN INSPIRATION Contrast rough industrial textures, concrete and unfinished timber with soft, rustic florals for a fresh, contemporary feel. Use a wooden table as a base and work in layers to build up the look, starting with a silver Kraft paper runner. At each place setting, combine platinum beaded chargers with powder blue-edged plates and clear and blue coloured glassware, finishing off with mini terrarium favours made of small lightbulbs. Hand illustrated stationery with an anemone motif and silver embossing brings a touch of added glamour.
To create an urban look with your florals, combine different succulents such as echeveria, haworthia, sempervivum and jovibarba with wildflowers and herbs such as nigella seed heads, anemones, spray snowflake roses, scabiosa pods, senecio foliage, eryngium thistle, dill, flowering mint and oregano.
credits PHOTOGRAPHY Christine Meintjes STYLING, PROPS & DECOR b.loved GOWN Belle & Bunty CEREMONY VENUE The Make Lounge FLOWERS Blue Sky Flowers SHOES Upper Street Shoes STATIONERY BerinMade BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Hope & Grace HAIR Cassandra Rizzut MAKE-UP Ana Milena Ospina CAKE Tempting Cake GROOMSWEAR Hugh Harris MODELS Bea & Ray CROCKERY & GLASSWARE HIRE Couvert DECOR & PROPS Not on the High Street, Rowen & Wren
coLOUR STORY COLOUR mint + apricot photography by Vela Images styling and stationery by Ruby & Willow flowers by Leaf & Honey AG
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thanks to the fabulous folks at the Vitrine for letting us use their inspiring venue - so inspiring we got completely side tracked whilst trying to finish the shoot
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1. One shoulder dress from J. Crew 2. Fine One-One from Benefit 3. Invitation from Rifle Paper Co. 4. Mesh clutch from Whiting & Davis 5. Green Vases from Luna Bazaar 6. Glitter Pumps by Lucy Choi, available from Matches 7. Eye Make-up Palette from Chantecaille 8. Celosia Pink Dress from Ruche 9. Gold Multi stone necklace from Witchery
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SPRINGVILLE | UTAH photography by Alixann Loosle
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credits PHOTOGRAPHY Alixann Loosle VENUE Sculpture Garden at the Springville Art Museum FLOWERS Blossom Sweet by Melissa CAKE Bee.Cakes by Annie Pugmire BRIDE'S GOWN BHLDN BRIDE'S SHOES Jeffrey Campbell STATIONERY Terra Mia BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Soel Boutique GROOM'S ATTIRE Studio Suits HEADBAND Lacielle Roselle by Irina RING Juicy Couture
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ADVENTURES IN MONTAUK BY TRENT & DARA OF TRENT BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY
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â€œTucked away on the east end of Long Island is a little beach town we absolutely LOVE called Montauk. Since moving to Manhattan three and a half years ago, we have made it a summer tradition to escape the city for our favourite town of Montauk, just past the Hamptons. Home to many famous residents we envisioned a couple that had just tied the knot, cruising out to Montauk in their Jeep Wagoneer for their honeymoon. The couple would stay at Ruschmeyer's (one of our favorite hotels in the area), a summer camp inspired lodge. The hotel is inspired by the property's original function of a summer camp back when it was first built in the 1950s. Our couples stay in Montauk would consist of ping pong matches, hanging out in the teepee, snorkeling at the beach, swinging in the backyard, and relaxing in their camp inspired bedroom complete with hammock.â€?
lazy hazy days in each other's company
happily ever after starts right now...
credits PHOTOGRAPHY, CONCEPT & STYLING Trent & Dara of Trent Bailey Photography HAIR & MAKE-UP Holly for FaceTime Beauty Concierge WEDDING DRESS Douglas Hannant available at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon VINTAGE EARRINGS Gabriella New York Bridal Salon SHOES Aruna Seth available at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon FILM PROCESSING Indie Film Lab
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HONEY HOTS FOR
Croatia WHY CROATIA?
Unique destination with a lot of history & culture. Amazing food - plenty of fresh seafood. Dubrovnik is a stone built city on the coast that is fun to Beautiful and private modern villas with ocean views.
THINGS TO DO:
Take a cable car for beautiful views of the city. Wine tasting in the Peljesac peninsula. Take a boat tour to visit small islands off the coast. Dubrovnik has a fun nightlife with plenty of bars and nig Sea kayaking, bike riding, hiking, horseback riding, paras Wander through the city of Dubrovnik which is full of sm charming boutiques.
Chiang Mai, Thailand WHY CHIANG MAI?
The most spectacular scenery. Most amazing spa that is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world! A lot of markets with a variety of great food. Feels really private and secluded, perfect place to relax after the craziness of a wedding. They have beautiful larger villas with private pools, set within the picturesque rice paddys Have really unique cultural experiences together.
THINGS TO DO: Explore the local town and visit the colourful markets full of fresh produce and local wares. Take an guided elephant ride. Eat at the many great restaurants or take a cooking class from a local. Spend a day at the luxurious spa and relax at the pools.
Travel advice from Katie Frede
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WHY FIJI? Very secluded resort, private, adults only. Beautiful beaches. A multitude of activities to do, or you can just relax in your villa or at the beach. Really friendly people - Fijian culture is very warm & welcoming. Fiji has many private island resorts, including the gorgeous Royal Davui Island Resort which has villas with private pools.
THINGS TO DO: Spend the afternoon on your own private island with a picnic! Water sports: catamarans, paddle boards, sea kayaks, snorkeling, scuba diving are among the many available. Cultural activities such as cooking classes or a visit to nearby villages. Try a kava ceremony. You can go off the island for adventure activities such as zip lining, jet skiing, white water rafting, or a more relaxing round of golf .
Dhevi Chiang Mai ra ha D l ta en ri O n el - Mandari Recommended Hot
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Co-founder/Co-owner and Design Team Leader at Envelopments
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AS A STATIONER MYSELF, NATURALLY I'VE ALWAYS HAD AN OBSESSION WITH PAPER AND ALL THINGS STATIONERY. THE DIFFERENT TEXTURES, PATTERNS AND COLOURS DREW ME IN AT A YOUNG AGE. I'VE WORKED WITH THE INCREDIBLE ENVELOPMENTS RANGE IN THE PAST SO I'M THRILLED TO HAVE DEBORAH HERE TO SHARE SOME WISDOM WITH YOU! MR: What do you see as being the current trends in the wedding invitation world? DH: Hobbit weddings… I’m joking, but you will see some trickle down elegance by way of Gatsby-ish style infiltrating the wedding market, taking inspiration from the movie. Pattern will be strong again this year, and we are excited to announce we are releasing another new pattern in collaboration with Kristy Rice called Fiore, which is a mélange of her beautiful hand painted flowers in brighter colour tones. I think in contrast you will also see some pared down weddings as well, fewer details but fabulous. To save on costs we are seeing invitation designs with less layers and more pattern, pattern, pattern! Some are using patterns on the back of their invitations, like back jewellery, it gives an understated elegance to the ensemble.
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MR: What's your opinion about people putting their rsvp details on the invitation itself? DH: I was always a bit of a rule breaker as a designer; with the exception of printing 'cash gifts only' or 'registered at' directly onto a wedding invitation, I had a pretty wide margin of what I would do that was outside the considered norms of a wedding invitation. I use etiquette as a guideline, not 'the law'. That being said, back in my grandmother's day, wedding invitations did not include response cards as people knew to respond on their own personal stationery where they shared their joy in the good news and offered their congratulations as well as confirmed who would be attending. As technology evolved, people began using more expedient forms of communicating, like phoning their response for less formal occasions and RSVP cards with pre-stamped envelopes became the norm to ensure getting timely responses from guests. So, stating how you would like your guests to respond directly on the invitation is fine as long as there is room.
MR: Can you give us some ideas about how to impress your guests with your paper goods while keeping to a reasonable budget? DH: Multi-task your items. You can use a favour box at each place setting which can also be used as a name card. Table numbers can have photos of the bride and groom incorporated into them. Menus can also house seating information. Whatever items you choose to incorporate into your overall theme, make it personal. Less can be more when it is well-designed. Use flat cards as place cards and put pens on the tables so your guests can write you a message on the back for your guest book, keepsake box or whatever you want to put them in. MR: Is there a rule when it comes to how many colours to use in your stationery suite? DH: It really depends on the bride and how elaborate the wedding is. Two colours is plenty for a minimalist, but many are using three or four colours on their invitation suites. MR: What colours (apart from white/ivory) are currently popular? DH: I think you will see more gilded wedding invitations using Envelopments shades such as 24KT, Champagnium, Tamarind, Cameo, Sea Shell and Pyrite for those glam brides. Natural Kraft, Pecan Barque and recycled stocks with bursts of colors like Reef or Dahlia, will continue to be strong for the more boho chic bride. Caspian, Aquamarine and Diamond still rule for beach weddings. Location and theme have so much to do with the invitation design as it helps hint at what is to come. I think it is fantastic that todayâ€™s couples have so much to work with when it comes to finding details and stocks that really resonate with their style and budget.
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MR: What's your most popular product? DH: Pocket Folds are still number one, but we are seeing a surge in popularity in Pocket Cards. They are extremely versatile, and simpler,while still keeping all your information neatly together.
Thank you, Deborah! You can see the entire Envelopments range here at www.envelopments.com
all images courtesy of Envelopements
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KATE ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Hi I’m Danelle, a photographer based in New Zealand but love to travel. I am in love with natural light and I like to photograph in a storytelling kind of way that reflects the love of two. It is my aim to capture all the moments of love and joy that are shared throughout such a special day.
Kate Robinson Photography is a boutique style studio that creates real, relaxed and unique images to celebrate the story of you and your wedding day. I love natural light, capturing connection, emotion and moments and I always make sure my couples have lots of fun in the process.
CORALEE & ALEX
I love shooting real life people in love. I have a documentary style and I adore natural light. I am drawn to weddings which bend the rules of tradition and reflect the true personality of each couple. On your wedding day I am there for you, I will work with you in a natural and relaxed way to achieve beautiful imagery that we will both enjoy creating.
Hey there! We’re Coralee & Alex. When we’re not hanging out in Grey Lynn with our fluffy little dog, Spencer, we’re cruising this beautiful country meeting and photographing lovely couples! Yup, it’s pretty much our favourite thing in the world to do. Our style is bright, fresh, fun and candid. But enough about us...we’d love to meet YOU! Let’s all grab a coffee sometime...it’s on us!
I'm inspired by love and the moments in between. I adore soft light, gorgeous locations and all things beautiful. I think myself especially lucky to be able to share in these snippets of peoples love and document all the expected and unexpected moments of their union. My goal is to create beautiful images that will last a lifetime.
I describe my style as ‘romantic reportage’, my photos are full of emotion & beauty, the unexpected and the delightful. I love capturing ethereal light and I am always looking to capture the spirit of the occasion in a simple, beautiful way. I’ve been photographing weddings for around 12 years now and I work in a way that allows you to relax & have fun with your friends & family on your big day.
Callander Girl Photography is the passion and work of me - Rachel Callander. I photograph hope, promise and people who love each other and share life's dreams and struggles. I photograph the beginning, so that you'll have something to remember at the end. I believe that the images we make together on a wedding day matter and that your memories should be beautiful.
Seeing your wedding day is a beautiful thing. No other wedding will unfold quite like yours will. I love to tell that story. The big moments, the small details and all the bits in between. I love getting real smiles, real tears and authentic emotions. I love sneaking photographs when you aren’t looking. I would love to hear about your wedding plans.
I DO PHOTOGRAPHY
We'll take you on an adventure to get the most gorgeous and natural pictures of your life! Sometimes the grass is long and the hills can be steep but we will be there right beside you and most of all we want you to enjoy yourselves. So if your memories of the day are as important as enjoying the day then let's get together - we would be thrilled to capture your love story!
I do photography offers a relaxed and fun approach to your wedding day making you feel at ease and enabling your personalities to shine through in your images. From beautiful, natural and fashionable portraits to candid moments of your day, i do photography will capture it all providing you with wonderful memories that you will love for life.
FIONA ANDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
BENJAMIN & ELISE PHOTOGRAPHY
Based in the beautiful land of New Zealand however happy to travel to other magnificent places. My love for what I do keeps my heart in the game. I am passionate about capturing the essence that is your day. I wonâ€™t leave until I have managed to catch the laughter, the tears the cuddles and the joy. This is a promise that I keep and will always deliver.
We are a husband and wife photography duo, and lovers of soft natural light. Romance, whimsy and elegance are both our inspiration and creative expression. We'll document the story of your day as it unfolds naturally as well as crafting beautiful portraits that you can fall in love with. As far as photography is concerned, you can just relax and enjoy your day - weâ€™ve got it covered!
There is nothing more precious than a memory: it is an imprint in our minds of what we love, care for and treasure so much in our lives. And Bubblerock is simply this: capturing the experience. We capture the good times, the moments to remember, the laughs and the tears; all of it. We capture memories frozen in the moment or with motion and sound. We capture the world. TRUE STORY.
I love shooting in natural light. The idea is to tell a story as it unfolds naturally… to catch those moments that will invariably happen, without forcing them, in the best available light I can find. If you like my pictures, great…let’s talk!
Hi I am Anna and I have a boutique style studio based in Auckland. My approach to each wedding is genuine, and truly personal. My passion is about creating timeless, natural images, that tell a beautiful story of your wedding day. From finer details, beautiful portraits to candid shots of your guests, each image is as important as the next.
I have been in the wedding industry for over 15 years and I love it now more than ever. I love weddings and think they are an epic way to start the journey of married life. I feel blessed and honoured that couples choose me to creatively tell their story. Photography is a passion of mine and it's awesome that I get to combine it with people celebrating their love and commitment to each other.
cakes & confectionery
THE COUTURE CANDY BUFFET
The Couture Candy Buffet Company specialises in creating boutique candy buffets and dessert tables that are stylish and unique in design. Candy buffets and dessert tables provide a stunning backdrop and delectable décor for Weddings & a fabulous wedding favour for your guests. Add “wow” to your wedding and dazzle your guests with an innovative and visually stunning designed taste sensation.
Spongedrop creates beautiful handcrafted cakes and sweet treats baked and decorated with love. Based in Tauranga and catering to the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions we create personalised desserts to suit your own unique style that both look and taste beautiful using free range eggs, real chocolate, pure butter and local ingredients to ensure your guests enjoy every bite.
SWEET BITES CAKES
Bella Cupcakes is a boutique business specializing in highly decorative cakes and cupcakes for all your special occasions. We are somewhat obsessed with our love of cupcakes and will lovingly handcraft and custom design an edible piece of artwork which will perfectly suit your special day.
Sweet Bites Cakes is your one stop boutique cake shop, offering a personal service creating custom designed unique cakes to suit your theme and style. Whether your special day is modern, romantic, traditional or quirky, Sweet Bites Cakes can cater for all. From simple and elegant to an extravagant centrepiece.
LEAF & HONEY
Leaf and Honey are one of Aucklandâ€™s leading florists, passionately committed to creating beautiful, inspired and stylish wedding flowers. They are an intimate team of only the most experienced florists consistently providing personal service and a dependable high standard guaranteed to impress and delight in every instance.
Shaye Woolford is a Tauranga based florist with a passion for unique flowers. Seasonal blooms are her muse and her garden is filled with herbs, wildflowers and unusual foliage. Her bouquets are original and exude personality. As a talented event stylist she blends her knowledge together to make a perfect emulsion of flowers and styling.
Annie's concepts daringly go outside the confines of floral design as we know it. Recreating natureâ€™s handy work, she reconstructs flowers and remolds them. Designing a bouquet or individualised theming, no one occasion is the same, Annie prides herself on designing individual concepts to extend the theme of your day.
Founded by Claudia Kozub, Style etc was born of a desire to bring affordable, professional styling to any event or interior, regardless of scale. Having worked in the creative interiors industry for 14 years, Claudia's work regularly appears in NZ House and Garden and in many other influential style and design titles.
hair & make-up
Natalie Dent is a professional Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist. Her love for weddings comes from designing her own special day. Natalie loves enhancing one’s natural beauty, with a fresh, modern feel, helping you create your own perfect, individual style. The product range Natalie uses is ‘MAC Cosmetics’ and believes the quality of the makeup used is just as important to get that flawless finish.
Boutique Makeup and Hair stylist within Auckland, Kaitlin has over five years experience in the beauty and wedding industry. “I believe that everyone is beautiful inside and out and I am there to simply enhance it”. Kaitlin travels to you with fully equipped hair and makeup kits using only top products including MAC, smashbox and the Kevin Murphy hair range.
I’m a fully qualified and experienced makeup freelancer based in Auckland, who is available for all your bridal or special occasion makeup needs no matter how big or small! As well as working on diverse film and tv projects, I have taught makeup as a full time instructor for two years. I love to make people feel their most beautiful on their big day or simply gorgeous for a special occassion.
I would love to be a part of your very special day! I am a fun and friendly mobile makeup artist dedicated to making you feel, and look gorgeous on your wedding day! Predominently Auckland based, but am happy to quote for out of the area. Visit me on Facebook to see my work (more wedding photos to come).I love my job and would love to hear from you soon.
VALLEY & NORFOLK
Ruby & Willow is a boutique stationery design and letterpress studio, born of a love for all things paper, pattern and pretty. We specialise in creating distinctive stationery suites for discerning brides, wishing to make a statement. When it comes to aesthetics, we take a handful of vintage charm, add a pinch of whimsy and a sprinkle of classic.
Valley and Norfolk is a boutique stationery and styling company, run by the creative duo Liv Harper and Toni Brandso. As the saying goes design is in the details. Which is why we combine a mix of surprise, a few twists and a whole lot of chic beauty into everything we do. We reflect this in our stationery and products, which play with typography, texture, beautiful patterns and letterpress.
CLAIRE ROBERTSON DESIGN
Claire Robertson Design has created a large collection of exquisite ready-designed wedding invitations and stationery to suit a casual gardenstyle wedding to a more elegant event. Personalise your favourite design to make it uniquely your own, and to set the theme of your wedding. All stationery items are printed on to beautiful card leaving that 'wow' impression with your guests.
Your invitations are the first impression of what your guests can expect from your wedding day, at Cocoa Berry we'll help you set the tone for the big day. Quality, creative, fresh wedding stationery. From save the dates to thank you cards and everything in between, we'll help you every step of the way.
RUBY & WILLOW
STYLING & HIREAGE
ON MY HAND
On My Hand is a boutique event hire and styling company with an evolving treasure trove of vintage, new and handmade pieces. We'll create a magical event you and your guests will love, while reflecting your own personal style. Based in the Bay Of Plenty, and with a branch in Auckland we'd be happy to travel anywhere! Co-ordination and event styling is available as well.
My Waiheke is a bespoke event consultancy, specialising in hand-crafted weddings and events on Waiheke Island. Discover the very best that Waiheke has to offer, where our creative flair, local knowledge and expertise combine with stunning locations to create unique and unforgettable occasions. We offer a fully tailored service to take care of everything you need.
Styled creates weddings that are are unique and incredible. Be it vintage, quirky, modern, rustic, whimsical, boho or retro, Styled brings your style to life on your big day. Led by two people in the design industry - Styled has a creative edge and delivers original & awesome concepts, bringing smiles to peoples faces and big fat goosebumps.
Your wedding day is a celebration of your love so we help you celebrate your way. Inspired by your story, we bring to life your dreams and desires through carefully considered details. From beautiful stationery to exquisite floral, unique guest favours to chic lounge spaces, each element is designed and crafted in-house by our wedding artisans.
RUE DE SEINE
Natalie Chan dedicates her vintage-inspired bridal designs to a style of feminine dressing that we all adore. Specializing in couture gowns, tea-length dresses, bridesmaid dresses, couture millinery and veils, Natalie’s designs are all made in New Zealand. Choose from her boutique collection in store, or have your dress and/or headpiece designed and custom made from her Atelier.
From apprenticing in NYC’s garment district, to heading a design office in Paris, RUE DE SEINE’s designer Michele Corty, is now launching her first bridal collection in New Zealand. Rue De Seine's dresses are designed for modern brides who want something romantic, feminine and as individual as their personal style.
The Vitrine hires out chairs, tables and decorative pieces. We also have smaller items available at THE DEPARTMENT STORE in Takapuna, Auckland. We have a new shipment arriving every 10-12 weeks so please contact us if you would like to be notified when it lands.
Kelsey Genna is a New Zealand Bridal Designer who works with both local and international clients. Our gowns are crafted in house, with all pieces being limited editions, many one of a kind. we value attention to detail, stunning craftsmanship and high quality fabrics. Kelsey Genna designs are brought to life with floral inspired embellishments and detailing.