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THE HARVEST jun-aug 2012

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photo by Elizabeth Messina


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DEIRDRE & BOB .......... spanish sophistication by Aaron Delesie KISMET & NITIN .......... an incredible Indian affair by Carmen & Ingo Photography LAURA & JAMIE .......... under the Tuscan sun by Caught the Light LAUREN & MARK .......... secret garden soirĂŠe by White Wall Photography DANA & JACK .......... mountain magic by Sutherland Kovach CARON & NEIL .......... pretty in pastel by Elizabeth Messina BROOKE & JAKE .......... into the forest by Tyler Branch JOSH & HELEN .......... country escape by Danelle Bohane AMANDA & BRENDAN .......... backyard bliss by We are The Parsons

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BRUNCH FOR YOUR BRIDESMAIDS a celebration of love and friendship ..........

GOLDEN HARVEST A sparkling vineyard celebration ..........

SPRING BRIDE Beauty and the blossoms ..........

SWEET TALK an interview with Bella Cupcakes ..........

COLOUR STORY warm up with toasty caramels ..........

SONGS OF SPRING a spring display of everlasting love ..........

FIG & PEONY BOUQUET fruity flowers ..........

PICK ME PERSIMMON Inspired by nature ..........

ELLA PHOTOGRAPHY escape to the woods ..........

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DIRECTORY your guide to local vendors ..........

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SPRING HARVEST BOUQUET Just add water ..........


Aboutt editor in chief &art director

features editor & photographer

Kate has had her fair share of experimenting in different disciplines but a creative future seemed set in stone from an early age. Her indefatigable artistic talent continued to surface and when she returned to New Zealand after years travelling, she bought her first computer. Producing her own wedding invitation led to the opening of her business, Ruby & Willow Design Studio. Building on the immense success of her Magnolia Rouge blog, Kate as the editor in chief of {MAG}rouge is the key to the uncompomising aesthetic and inspiration of the magazine.

After gaining qualifications in History Jasmine took up an IT career, though she never forgot her youthful dreams of winning amateur photo competitions. Finally she understood her true calling: photography and art. Having always had a combined passion for photography with her dear friend Hannah, from their days in the art room at high school, they founded Sutherland Kovach Studio, and the rest is history! Their mission is to create a beautiful sweet world through their images. Jasmine is also crazy about her small daughter and the domestic arts.

WHITE WALL PHOTOGRAPHY

CAUGHT THE LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

MINDY RICE & LISA VORCE

AARON DELESIE

CARMEN PHOTOG


the team picture editor & photographer

food &entertaining editor

Hannah’s interest in photography dates back to her childhood when at an early age she became obsessed with discovering how the 3D world could be transferred to paper through a magic box. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam she worked in the BBC’s Picture Publicity Dept and on the set of Harry Potter 6 in the photography department. In 2008 she returned home and joined forces with her one of her oldest, dearest and most visionary friends Jasmine, in the successful enterprise of Sutherland Kovach Studio.

Judit started her adult life as an economist and marketer in her home country of Hungary. After marrying and having two beautiful girls, she travelled the world, finally stopping at the farthest corner of it in a place called New Zealand. It was here where she finally realized that her best recipe for success would be her culinary skills, sweet tooth, art and craft and marketing talent, and went on to form her business, Artisan Cakes. She still delights clients worldwide, this time not with her incisive ad campaigns but delicious treats from her cake kitchen.

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WE ARE THE PARSONS

TYLER BRANCH

DANELLE BOHANE

SUTHERLAND KOVACH


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ELIZABETH MESSINA

ANNIE OXBOROUGH

PHOTOGRAPHER

BOTANICAL STYLIST

Elizabeth Messina is an artist and mother who lives to bring a little more sweetness & beauty into the world. Her innate sense of style is reflected in her work which appears regularly in numerous books and magazines: Town & Country, Elegant Bride, InStyle, Los Angeles Weddings, Splendora and many others. Her images have also appeared on Oprah, Entertainment Tonight, the Oxygen Channel and the Fine Living Network. She has a secret love affair with chocolate, which is second only to the love she has for her husband and three children. Their home in California is filled with laughter, lemonade and kisses...and photographs, lots of photographs.

Annie lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where she specialises in weddings and events. She also works in styling, props buying, retail enhancing and concept design. Annie’s concepts daringly go outside the confines of floral design as we know it. Recreating nature’s handiwork, she reconstructs flowers and remolds them. Whether designing a bouquet or an entire wedding, no one occasion is the same. Annie prides herself on creating individual concepts for each of her clients.

ANNABELLA BRANDON

KARIN WOODWARD

PHOTOGRAPHER

FLORIST

Annabella Brandon is Southern born photographer who specializes in weddings and still-life photography. Her Italian born artist mother inspired her love for photography at a young age. She is the wife to her high school sweetheart, momma to one spunky little girl and also to a fat pug named Mr. Darcy. Annabella is a lover of all things feminine and beautiful, a flower fanatic, foodie wannabe, and world traveler.

Karin Woodward is a floral designer, stylist, and owner of Haute Horticulture. She has worked with respected mentors and colleagues in California and went to floral school in San Francisco. Named the “Mad Scientist of Flowers” by her dear friend Annabella, Karin uses primarily organic materials to create everything floral for high end event clients and inspiration photo shoots. When not knee deep in cut flowers she can be found with her family at their log Cabin in the state of Tennessee.


hank you to...

MARTA LOCKLEAR

HEY GORGEOUS

PHOTOGRAPHER

WEDDING PLANNER

Marta Locklear's work is a blend of photojournalistic, editorial and fine art photography. She carefully combines emotion, light, color and composition for fresh and real photographs. "My vision for your wedding day is to tell your story through a seamless collection of photographs depicting the love, moments and artistic asthetic of your celebration. You’ve spent nearly a lifetime dreaming and building towards this day, accumulating a plethera of relationships, style and finally love. I am here to view it and tell that story in an artistically natural way.

Rhiannon lives in Western Michigan and eats, sleeps and breathes weddings. She is a firm believer in happy ever afters. Since 2010 she’s been committed to creating cleverly designed weddings that combine aesthetically beautiful and personally significant details. As the owner, lead stylist and planner of Hey Gorgeous Events, she visualises even the wildest of big day dreams and wholeheartedly understands and feels the same emotions her clients experience on the most important and life-changing day of their lives.

ALLYSON MAGDA

SOX TENG

PHOTOGRAPHER

MAKE UP ARTIST

I have been a creative being since my feet hit the earth. I have lived all my life on the Coast of California, from Newport to Santa Cruz, I'm a California girl to the core. I love to travel, shooting along the way, with whatever camera I have with me at the time. I love sunshine, biking, my husband, gardening, art, our pup, good food, fine wine, the central coast, an outfit compromised of flipflops and jeans, authenticity, and sharing my vision of life with others through my work. I love life.

Sox is a qualified and experienced makeup and wardrobe freelancer. She is based in Auckland, New Zealand where she works on various productions as a key makeup artist, makeup/ wardrobe standby on set and stylist. Sox has worked with many acts on their tours to New Zealand such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna, and most recently on the acclaimed Taylor Swift show which toured New Zealand recently.


more thanks to: WEDDING CHICKS

BE INSPIRED PR

BLOGGERS

WEDDING PUBLICIST

Amy and Jocey are The Wedding Chicks, creators of one of the most fabulous and stylish wedding blogs on the scene. They offer non-stop inspiration for brides as well as a shop selling the perfect products for your wedding day. They met when Amy photographed Jocey's wedding, which led to them becoming fast friends! Their business was launched in March 2008. They are both extremely ambitious and determined and their powerful partnership is aided by their strong work ethic and commitment to their business.

Wedding publicist Leila Khalil founded the first ever public relations firm to offer services specifically for wedding and special event professionals. Since its launch in 2007, Be Inspired PR has worked with some of the most well-known brands. Be Inspirer's clients can been seen in widely read publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, Brides, The Knot, Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, US Weekly, InTouch and many more. Clients have also been featured on widely watched programs such as E! News, CNN, The Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" and WeTV's "Shannen Says."

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TEC PETAJA

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PHOTOGRAPHER

I photograph people that are in love. Celebrating an amazing moment or even just enjoying a day of fun with the family, inspires me. Makes me want to be a better person. My goal is to show you through my lens, loving the life that you own, everyday, is amazing. That YOU are amazing. It's not about your weight or the scars you wear, but about your attitude facing the world. Love, friendship, relationships, families, homes, kisses and hugs. Life... That's True Beauty. Not the result of a processed image on the cover of a magazine. That's what I want to show by my photography. Sometimes we all need a little reminder that we ARE beautiful.

After living his first twenty something years in the great land of Michigan, Tec Petaja traveled throughout central Asia, lived in Indiana and Hawaii, and finally found a home in Nashville, Tennessee where he currently resides with his wife. With his lifestyle approach to photography, Tec shoots his clients with acute attention to detail and a discriminating eye. Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Travel + Leisure, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Southern Living, Get Married, Southern Weddings, Brides, Sky Delta and Country Living - and now MAGrouge!!


Artisan Cakes W W W. J U D I T M E R O N . C O. N Z


ONE FINE DAY Based in Queenstown, Kath McKenzie's One Fine Day is a wedding styling and prop hiring company, planning stylishly individual events for clients near and far. They create contemporary Weddings bursting with style and individuality to truly reflect who you really are as a couple. www.onefineday.co.nz

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ABBEVILLE ESTATE Concealed from even the most curiously inclined, Abbeville Estate is Auckland’s newest boutique destination for celebrations and events. The heritage listed buildings and landscaped grounds that make up Abbeville Estate are over 150 years old and have been meticulously restored and contemporised for the needs of today. They offer you a wealth of ways to tailor them to suit your event and all within easy reach of the growing amenities of Auckland Airport. www.abbeville.co.nz

ON THE LO RUE DE SEINE 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" is famous for being the meeting place for Parisian artists/celebrities and is the vision behind the collection's bohemian chic look. Rue De Seine's dresses are designed for modern brides who want something romantic, feminine and as individual as their personal style. The new boutique is located at 6 Kent Street, Newmarket. www.ruedeseine.com


ANNIE OXBOROUGH @simon james concept store The lovely and 端ber-talented botanical stylist, Annie Oxborough has found a new home in the front of The Department Store in Takapuna offering a stunning new range of botanical inspiration. www.memyselfandi.co.nz

A LA ROBE The brilliant Elizabeth Soljak has opened a brand new store in Parnell, Auckland to showcase her gorgeous and unique designs. www.alarobe.com

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OCAL SCENE SHHH MY DARLING Shhh my darling is an Italian illustration, paper goods and textile design duo made by Jenny and Gra, two illustrators based between Italy and New Zealand. Check out their unique, illustrative stationery on line. www.shhhmydarling.com

IF YOU HAVE A NEW PRODUCT, BUSINESS OR SERVICE THAT YOU THINK OUR READERS WOULD LIKE TO NOW ABOUT PLEASE EMAIL US AT BONJOUR@MAGROUGE.COM


PHOTOGR APHY Elizabeth Messina C R E AT E D & S T Y L E D B Y T h e We d d i n g C h i c k s


Love is to the heart what the summer is to the


farmer's year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.


Shoot produced by | Wedding Chicks, Photography | Elizabeth Messina, Event Styling and Vintage Pieces | Found, Hair & Makeup | Erin Skipley, Venue |Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Flowers| Kelly Oshiro, Dresses | BHLDN & Lindee Daniel, Model | Ashlyn Pearce


a few words with

ELIZABETH MESSINA

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, we are thrilled to have you and your beautiful work in our third issue! First off, can you explain a bit about how you became a photographer? Had you always wanted to be one? My mother gave me a camera when I was twelve... I loved it & photographed my friends & surrounding all the time, but I had no real understanding that I could BE a photographer...it wasn't until many years later in college that I took a photo class as an elective & my whole world changed. I transferred to art school & the rest as they say is history. How do you approach your work? What sort of preparation, whether it be intellectual/emotional or physical, do you do for your shoots? In my heart I am an artist, I want to capture something genuine. I look for beauty in everything in life & try to capture it. In order to prepare for a shoot, I am quite organized, from film to cameras, to directions...if all of my necessities are in order than I feel more comfortable and able to indulge the artistic side of myself. How do you fill your 'creative well'? Do you set aside time to shoot personal work? In truth all of my work is personal in some aspect. That I think is the sweet part about being a professional artist. There are times I do feel run down of course, however time with my family always makes me feel better. I love to cook & hang out barefoot in the backyard. I think it is life that fuels my creativity; my most personal work is photographing my children.

What does a typical workday look like for you? The truth is there is no "typical" workday. Some days I am shooting, other days I am editing & packaging, other days meeting with clients, and yet other days I'm on a field trip with one of my children and so on. No matter what I am doing, my days are long... I am up early & busy throughout the day. Sometimes I play hooky in the morning & go to breakfast with my husband (I love those days). Who or what is your biggest inspiration? Love... my children... I think inspiration comes from having a full heart. For me that starts at home & gives me a sense of purpose. I also love to stroll through antiques stores and lately pinterest has captivated my attention on many evenings. I love pretty paper products, vinatge crowns & almost any shade of grey. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? Ahhhh that is a hard one... I think I'd love to have a beautiful old home somewhere in Europe... and yet I always feel most happy when I am close to where I grew up in Santa Barbara, so if I am dreaming I'd have a house abroard & one in Santa Barbara... and yet I've never been to New Zealand, maybe I'd want one there too :-) What are your favourite things to do on your days off? Sleep... snuggles... a whole lot of nothing. Picture PJ's all day, children making a serious mess, good food, lots of laughter & kisses, then maybe a movie in bed (which I inevitably fall alseep half way through) = perfection!


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Q&A with

TheWedding Chicks Amy and Jocey are the Wedding Chicks - two industry powerhouses whose well known blog provides daily inspiration, showcasing the best of the best when it comes to weddings. They also offer beautiful items to snazz up your wedding day in their shop, and have started a spin-off site, On To Baby. As well as being accomplished businesswomen, they are two of the nicest people you could hope to meet and we are so happy to be sharing their amazing shoot with Elizabeth Messina!

What was your original inspiration? Our original inspiration was drawn from wedding dress designer Lindee Daniel and her gorgeous natural organic wedding gowns. We were kind of all over the place with ideas as we often are. The lovely Elizabeth Messina along with the amazing Jeni Maus of Found Vintage Rentals really shaped the look and feel of the shoot.

What comes to mind when you think of 'Harvest'? Harvest brings to mind our favorite time of year, leaves changing, muted colors, peace and quiet and the most gorgeous light.  

What is your favourite part of putting together a shoot?

Our favorite part would definitely be the end result, to see what was envisioned come to life through the eyes of a photographer as incredible as Elizabeth Messina and the styling of Jeni Maus is just amazing. Elizabeth and Jeni brought everything together and created something more than we could have imagined.  

What does a typical day look like for the Wedding Chicks?

We work virtually with the help of iChat, and each have defined roles as far as what we do at Wedding Chicks. On any given day we do a ton of brainstorming, self assessment and have a few good laughs. We are currently working on how to leave our offices by 5 pm... so far no luck!

What do you love most about your job? We absolutely love everything about our jobs and are so grateful to be in such a creative industry. Working alongside your best friend and getting to enjoy our small successes is better than anything we could have dreamed of.  

What's your number one piece of advice for brides looking to plan their own beautiful wedding?

Remember why you are getting married and create the wedding that is right for you.


Deirdre & Bob S A N S E B A S T I A N | S PA I N PHOTOGR APHY by AARON DELESIE EVEN T DESIGN & PRODUCT ION by LISA VORCE FLOR AL AND EVENT DESIGN by MINDY RICE


Bob and Deirdre met during a real estate open house that Deirdre was managing in Hermosa Beach, California. Suffice to say, after meeting Deirdre Bob was not so concerned with buying the property, and so begins Bob and Deirdre's love story.

To ensure their destination wedding came off without a hitch, Deirdre and Bob enlisted event planners Lisa Vorce and Mindy Rice, who together with their photographers, transformed the couple's vision of their perfect wedding experience into an event that, in their words, far exceeded their wildest dreams. Their favourite moments of the day were: receiving what felt like a blessing from the entire city, when they exited the church and were greeted by over 200 locals, a traditional Basque dancing troupe that performed a authentic wedding celebration dance ("jota"), and when an elderly woman pulled the couple aside during the festivities to hold their hands and give them her blessing in Basque.


Deirdre and Bob took a trip to Spain together in 2008 - a country close to Bob's heart having lived there as a student and visited almost every year since. Upon arriving in vibrant San Sebastian “it became clear to both of us was that if we ever decided to tie the knot, [the city] was high up on the list of destination wedding spots!�


Deirdre says that “San Sebastian is a city that has the charm of an ancient Spanish town, steeped in history, yet it also provides the benefits you desire from a cosmopolitan destination. The food is spectacular, with more Michelin rated restaurants per capita than Paris. All of these facts, coupled with the fact that San Sebastian has some of the best beaches in all of Spain, made this northern Spanish town an ideal destination for us!�


The goal of any great destination wedding is to capture the spirit of that destination. This wedding in Spain’s Basque Country did just that. The food, the dance, the music… everything. Lisa Vorce and Mindy Rice designed an event that deeply infused the Basque spirit without being gimmicky or overdone. The church was as stunning as they get in this part of Spain and the gastronomic society where the reception was held was the perfect setting for a small Basque style dinner. It was so fitting that Lisa and Mindy chose to use a gastronomic society perched high on the hill overlooking the gorgeous cityscape of San Sebastian. It is how the locals party. It was perfect! Aaron Delesie, photographer

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Deirdre advises other brides to be present and enjoy every moment. “Realize that every detail of your wedding preparation (hair, makeup, putting on your dress, etc) is something to savour. These times are also beautiful and fun memories of the wedding day...so don't rush through them or stress.”

PHOTOGRAPHER Aaron Delesie EVENT DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Lisa Vorce FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN Mindy Rice BRIDES DRESS Melissa Sweet (Mallorca) BRIDES SHOES Valentino GROOMS SUIT Canali Suit, Armani Shirt, Tiffany's Cufflinks GROOMS SHOES Ecco


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Here in New Zealand, it's late autumn and the feijoas are ready for picking. Our bride-to-be has invited her friends to a feijoa orchard for brunch, and to ask them to be her bridesmaids. On the menu are some delectable treats - homemade donuts, dainty sandwiches, feijoa tarts, and some delicious sparkling feijoa wine. What a wonderful way to take time out and celebrate friendships!


What is a feijoa? A feijoa, also known as a pineapple guava or guavasteen, is a native of South America and widely available in New Zealand where many people have a tree in their garden. The feijoa is normally cut in half and eaten with a spoon but is also extremely versatile and great in cooking and baking. It tastes like pineapple, strawberry, guava and mint together. Its distinctive taste is highly addictive, that is why it is a popular fruit here.

Celebrate your friendships...


CREATION & STYLING {MAG}rouge team PHOTOGRAPHER Sutherland Kovach VENUE Lothlorien Winery and Feijoa Orchard DRESSES Ruche HAIR & MAKEUP Sox Teng FLORIST Annie Oxborough STATIONERY Ruby & Willow CAKES & CONFECTIONERY Artisan Cakes FURNITURE John Stephens Antiques DINNERWARE, GLASSWARE & CUTLERY French Country Collection GREEN THROW RedCurrent TIERED CAKE STANDS French Country Collection


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KISMET & Nitin CHANDIGARH | INDIA

PHOTOGRAPHY by CARMEN & INGO


ismet and Nitin are from the small town of Chandigarh in Northern India. Having friends in common meant that it wasn't long before they bumped into each other! During their initial courtship they would go for long walks and enjoy catching up via instant messaging. The primary focus for how the wedding would look involved a bounty of flowers. From there the day seemed to take on a farm/field theme. Kismet says, "the liliums and kale were from friends who grow them up in the hills in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. They gave us 500 stems!"


heir toughest decision was whether to have a destination wedding or not. In the end the perfect venue presented itself in the form of a family friend's farm in their hometown. "Choosing that as the venue meant literally having to create everything from scratch. We planted the grass, the flowers, landscaped, watered, and practically became gardeners during those four months before the wedding. It was the best decision we made!" Kismet and Nitin describe their wedding as incomparable, unreal and perfect.


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It's been on our wish list for quite some time to cover an Indian wedding. India is one of our most favorite countries in the world (together with NZ) and we were completely honored that Kismet and Nitin choose us to be part of their amazing event in Chandigarh. For us, we have not just met so many wonderful and friendly people, but we also got to photograph the loveliest couple on this planet. To capture this day and it's beauty to make it unforgettable for the bride and groom was an easy task. Everything was just beautiful and prepared with so much love. Little do Kismet and Nitin know that actually they made it an unforgettable experience for us! We're thankful to them for stepping into our lives!


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Carmen & Ingo Photography LOCATION A farm, Chandigarh, India VIDEOGRAPHER Starving Artists Videos JEWELLERY Amrapali GROOMS SHOES Mussimo Dutti GROOMS ATTIRE Raymond STATIONERY Ruby & Willow CAKE Monica’s Puddings & Pies


STYLING by ANTONIA CHRISTIANSON EVENTS P H O T O G R A P H Y b y A L LY S O N M A G D A


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I was inspired by the richness of the bronze linens that we used for this romantic elopement. I immediately knew when I saw the linens, along with the warmth of the west coast sun, that this would be a great starting point to design a harvest inspired elopement. I loved the way that the golds, bronzes and chandelier above the table were so rich and brought all of the details together. We kept the bride fun with her sock bun, statement hair piece and short dress!


The Stylist says...

I was inspired by the richness of the bronze linens that we used for this romantic elopement. I immediately knew when I saw the linens, along with the warmth of the west coast sun, that this would be a great starting point to design a harvest inspired elopement. I loved the way that the golds, bronzes and chandelier above the table were so rich and brought all of the details together. We kept the bride fun with her sock bun, statement hair piece and short dress!


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Planning/Design | Antonia Christianson Events, Photography | Allyson Magda Photography Produced by | Be Inspired PR, Stationery | Azulsahara, Bridal Gown | Jenny Yoo, Accessories | Lo Boheme, Floral Design | Camilla Svennson Burns Couture Floral and Event Design, Wedding Ring | Diamond in the Rough, Cake | Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach, Hair/Makeup | Rhonda Johnson,Venue | Hammer Sky Vineyards, Paso Robles California, Sparkling Wine | OneHope Weddings, Linen | La Tavola, Napkins | Custom made by Antonia Christianson Events


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a r u a L Jamie & MONTERIGGIONI | TUSCANY | ITALY Photography by Caught the Light

Laura and Jamie always knew that they wanted to get married in Tuscany as it holds a special place in their hearts. After some research they found the stunning Stomennano and they were completely sold! They decided on a slight vintage theme to match the incredible location. As the venue, which dates back to the 17th century, is amazingly rich in both art and history, they did not need many details to add to it.


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Though their big day was tinted with sadness as their mutual and beloved friend who introduced them had lost his battle with cancer not long before, they were very happy that around one hundred guests made the trip from all over the world to celebrate with them. Their advice for anyone getting married abroad is to get a local wedding planner as they found it absolutely invaluable!


Laura & Jamie's wedding was always going to be a lovely one with Stomenanno as a backdrop. When we met for coffee last year, I knew that they would be a treat to photograph and I'm so pleased they had me photograph their wedding. From their beautiful outdoor ceremony blessing to the alfresco evening meal, everything was just gorgeous and Jamie & Laura were relaxed and at ease all day. Despite the heat and humidity they looked cool, calm and collected and so very much in love.

Chloe, Caught the Light Photography


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Chloe from Caught the Light BRIDES DRESS Augusta Jones (Ali Design) BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Monsoon WEDDING PLANNER Clara Boatto of Chic Weddings STATIONERY The Letter Press of Cirencester


photo by The Modern Type

combine a mixture of plum colored cotinus leaf, pieris, dark purple artichokes, raspberry branches and fountain grass, and wrap in a pretty crochet ribbon for a harvest bouquet

harvest BOUQUETS BY J L D E S I G N S


photo by Stephanie Williams

introduce texture with a bouquet made entirely of wheat


LAUREN & MARK Adelaide Hills, South Australia

WHITE WALL PHOTOGRAPHY


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Lauren and Mark met at their church and got married at The White House in Adelaide Hills. This beautiful

heritage cottage that was once a family home, has a wonderful ‘secret garden’, making it the perfect venue for the simple elegant wedding they wanted to create with a few rustic touches. This special location was one of the couple’s highlights of the day and it’s easy to see why from their gorgeous pictures! With any open air event there is a weather risk, especially in the Adelaide Hills. There was a short time where the guests hid amongst the trees and barns until the rain passed by, but then everything was dried off and the reception then began. Live music, food to be shared and touches of rustic goodness every where to be seen.


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"You really cant go wrong with a beautiful couple both inside and out, but a willingness to hop fences to find the perfect field for the perfect shot and not even letting a little rain shower dampen the open air wedding was so refreshing. It was a great day with amazing people and we feel blessed to have shared in their day" White Wall Photography


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER White Wall Photography LOCATION The White House, Adelaide Hills FLOWERS Norma Flowers BRIDES DRESS Caleche Bridal House WEDDING PLANNER Poppies Flowers, White Wall Photography & Wedding Studio


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BRIDE B Y T E C P E TA J A


Photography | Tec Petaja, Hair & Makeup | Jordan Byers, Flower Necklace | Chelsea Petaja of Oh My Deer Handmade, Dresses | The Bride Room


SWEET talk with vanessa iti and judit meron

A funny coincidence is that she is also an accidental cake artist, who originally just wanted to make a beautiful cake for her daughter`s first birthday (for me it was my daughter`s fifth birthday).

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I knew we were in for a treat when we arrived in a picturesque suburb of Auckland to meet the very talented Vanessa from Bella Cupcakes. When she opened the door to her sunlit cake studio we were welcomed into a whimsical place full of carefully selected colorful vintage decorations, neatly arranged details and of course, a gorgeous selection of her cake and cupcake creations.

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With her comprehensive design background, careful eye for detail, patience and passion her hobby quickly turned into a thriving business success. Vanessa has a huge Facebook and Flickr following and with her latest appearance in the New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker TV show, she is the celebrity cake decorator in our corner of the world! She loves creating wedding cakes, especially the currently very popular vintage themed ones. Vanessa believes that designing a wedding cake is only limited by our own imagination, and if you browse through her impressive photos you will see that she means it! Wedding cakes are sometimes more conservative with colour choices (white, ivory) so she lives out her love for bolder hues with her amazing birthday cupcakes and styled photo shoots. When it comes to her advice of when to contact the cake designer while planning a wedding she agrees it should be immediately: “as soon as you know the date!" Artisan cake makers have very limited capacities and the popular season dates fill quickly! The more details (theme, colours, flowers, stationery, dresses, decorations…) you can present to your cake maker, the better she can envision your big day and design your dream cake to fit perfectly into your wedding celebrations. For me it was very reassuring to learn that Vanessa also has butterflies in her stomach while delivering those fragile creations: a whole week's labour of love can be seriously damaged by an unnoticed bump on the road in a split second! But let`s not think about that…if you`ll excuse me, I must go and get myself a slice of cake after all that sweet talk!

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THE CHATEAU | Tongariro National Park Photography by Sutherland Kovach


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rom the moment Dana & Jack arrived at the Chateau for their first “reconnaissance� trip, they immediately had a great feeling. They’d seen the Chateau in the distance while trekking the famous Tongariro Crossing in 2010 and describe that trip as a significant milestone in their relationship hence their attachment to the area for their engagement and wedding planning. Dana and Jack attribute two elements to making their wedding an absolute success. The first was having all their friends and family in such an incredible place. The second was all the incredible support they received from "the welcoming and genuine staff" at the Bayview Chateau, especially wedding co-ordinator Estelle Dawes. "Estelle really made a big difference, and both us of would highlight the benefits of finding someone who you really have faith in to help make your wedding stress-free and to run smoothly"


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he Bayview Chateau was opened in 1929 at the base of Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand. It is said to have cemented the atmosphere of Ruapehu as an international ski resort and became a popular scene for wealthy travellers from all over the globe. It still retains an air of grand opulence so Dana and Jack let this decide their theme, using 1920s cut crystal vases and candle holders around the reception room. They also enjoyed the use of the grand piano in the lounge. ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ by Alicia Keys was chosen for Dana’s walk down the aisle and is one of her and Jack's favourite memories of the day along with the informal post-reception party in the lounge, again accompanied by the gorgeous piano. The couple said "it was the perfect way to wind down and reflect on their amazing day."


“It was really exciting to walk around the hotel in both the lead-up to and the wind-down from the actual wedding, bumping into people and having informal catch-ups, it felt like we were able to see and talk to everyone who made the trip.�


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Sutherland Kovach VENUE The Bayview Chateau, Tongariro National Park FLORIST Fairy Flowers BRIDES DRESS Kate Dowman BRIDES SHOES Overland BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Trelise Cooper BRIDESMAIDS SHOES Ziera GROOM & GROOMSMENS SUITS Frank Casey GROOMS SHOES Country Road CAKE Sweet Bites JEWELLERY Jewellers Workshop


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NZ Wedding Photographers www.sutherlandkovach.com photos@sutherlandkovach.com


Songs of Spring


P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y M A R TA L O C K L E A R


Click here to see a video of this shoot


This beautiful collaboration of some great talent was inspired by the film Bright Star which is based on the last three years of the life of poet John Keats and his romantic relationship with Fanny Brawne.


Marta tells us: "Fete Studio did an amazing job incorporating poetry, butterflies

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old English florals in a contemporary way and capturing it on film really lets the colours shine.


A non-traditional dove gray gown picked up the sunlit fields and spring breeze perfectly. The florals added a great touch throughout...there were even cloche jars with small plants and butterflies in them!


The combination of the colours fit the invite to pure perfection and the show stopper Maggie Austin cake became the centerpiece of the bride and groom table.


Planner & Stylist | Fete Studio, Photography | Marta Locklear Photography, Florist | Sugar Magnolias, Cinematography | Shaking Hands, Venue | Poplar Springs, Hair | Welsy Mourino, Cake |Maggie Austin Makeup | Mint Collective, Summer McCarley, Calligraphy | Ginny Rogan, Stationery | Rifle Paper Co., Gowns | Hitched Salon (Bridal Gown: Jenny LaTour, Bridesmaids Gown: Jenny Yoo,) Flower Girl Dress | Buttons & Bows, Models | Modelogic Wilhelmina, Chiavari Chairs, Classic Party Rentals


Caren & Neal C A L I F O R N I A | U N I T E D S TAT E S

PHOTOGRAPHY by ELIZABETH MESSINA


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Caren and Neal met in 2002 and their affection for Golden Retriever puppies quickly turned into a love for each other. Their Californian wedding was romantic and glamourous with soft vintage touches. Shades of pinks, peaches, ivory and gold were everywhere, with an abundance of soft flowers and beautiful laces. The outdoor cocktail area overlooked the ocean with dark wood tables and barstools, whereas the reception area was draped entirely of soft white with the addition of magnificent chandeliers.


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To be able to spend as much time with their guests they opted for a "first look" moment before the ceremony so that they could take most of their portraits prior to the event. The first look happened in the privacy of the bridal suite and Elizabeth, their photographer, took some magical pictures! They hired a bilingual MC for the event, who was very good at catering to their Chinese guests as well as entertaining them with games which are traditional at Chinese weddings. Caren and Neal advise couples in the middle of planning to "take time to enjoy the wedding process, you only do it once!"


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Elizabeth Messina VENUE The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel VIDEOGRAPHER Curtis Heyne, Living Cinema WEDDING PLANNER Fresh Events Company BRIDES DRESS Vera Wang FLORIST White Lilac HAIR & MAKEUP Kelly Zhang STATIONERY Laura Hooper Calligraphy CAKE Nancy Kay Confections LINEN RENTALS Wildflower Linen WEDDING FAVOURS Lette Macaroons GLASSWARE RENTAL Casa de Perrin


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PERSIMMON styling by The Mag Rouge team photography by Sutherland Kovach


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CREATION & STYLING {MAG}rouge team PHOTOGRAPHER Sutherland Kovach STATIONERY Ruby & Willow CAKES & CONFECTIONERY Artisan Cakes FLORIST Annie Oxborough CAKE POPS Cake Pop Kitchen SHOES Mi Piaci


use mis-matched fabrics with string and buttons to jazz up plain napkins

Invitation by Wiley Valentine


Persimmon

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Peel and cut some nice, big persimmons into thin slices

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brookeandjake orange county california photography by Tyler Branch


They describe their wedding as “a labour of love. There wasn’t a single guest present that hadn’t helped us in some way. It made everything that much more special knowing each individual had contributed to our celebration and helped prepare us for marriage. It was a community effort made up of all our loved ones.” From the start, Jake and Brooke, who have been together since high school, wanted an outdoor venue, surrounded by trees and sunshine but also guest friendly(i.e no hiking involved). This proved to be much harder to find than the couple originally expected. After searching blogs, national parks, regional parks, Google Maps, and more, they found the perfect place, Santiago Oaks Regional Park.


When we asked Jake and Brooke for three words that described

their wedding, they said, “Us. Joyous. Relaxed.”


The couple almost didn’t get their sunny wedding as it rained for three days prior, which they describe as being uncharacteristic for this part of California. On the day of the wedding itself, the cloudy skies broke open and they were able to say their vows in glorious sunshine, as they’d hoped. Their favourite moment of the day was the first dance, which, in their words, was initially awkward, as they hadn’t discussed it, or practiced! “Somewhere around minute three of our five minute song, a guest yelled for the bridal party to join in. Somehow that turned into them joining hands, forming a circle around us, and circling as we were keeled over in laughter. Needless to say, it was memorable!”


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PHOTOGRAPHER Tyler Branch Photography LOCATION Santiago Oaks Regional Park- Orange County, CA BRIDES DRESS Enzoani Dakota, Ivory JEWELLERY Earrings/hair comb by Tigerlilly Jewelry, Mrs. Necklace by Kate Spade, Custom rings by WJD BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Mismatched dresses from Etsy, Anthropologie, Forever 21, Madewell BRIDES SHOES Deena & Ozzy GROOMS SHOES Bass GROOMS ATTIRE J Crew & JC Penney GROOMSMENS ATTIRE Levis, Urban Outfitters, & American Apparel STATIONERY Ali LaBelle


JOSHandHELEN riverhead | new zealand photography by Danelle Bohane


Helen & Josh met at their local church and say that love naturally blossomed from there. Whilst they didn't have a specific theme for their wedding they did have a strong vision of what the day would look and feel like. Their vision mainly revolved around escaping from the city to the country, to a beautiful hall which they could decorate to be a reflection of themselves. The perfect hall was found in Riverhead, a small country town on the outskirts of Auckland. After a day of asking around and going on a drive in the country the couple knew they had found their venue when they arrived at Riverhead Citizen's Hall.


We really like photos that feel warm...

which is where the rug idea came in, something to add warmth and comfort to the photos. We also like wide landscapes, natural light and lots of greenery which don't necessarily always look or feel warm. We then came up with the idea of a backdrop within a backdrop. The rug brought warmth into the photos but we still got the natural light and interesting greenery behind.


Helen says it is important to think about what you want your day to be like before you start organising. She advises to focus primarily on what each person feels is most important and go from there. The couple wanted to bring all the people they love, together to celebrate. "We had an awesome covers band ‘Hey Baby’ play at our reception. This made for a super fun dance that everyone got into and ended our party perfectly." Arriving at the reception and having all their friends and family welcome them into such a vibrant environment is their most treasured memory of the day. They will never forget "the atmosphere of having everyone we know and love in one place celebrating with us".


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PHOTOGRAPHER Danelle Bohane VENUE Epsom Presbyterian Church & Riverhead Citizens Hall, Auckland FLORIST Ruth Riding BRIDES AND BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Brides own design constructed by Christine Bol BRIDES SHOES Gorman GROOMS SHOES John Fluevog Shoes from Collectiva, Mt Eden GROOMS ATTIRE World Man, Crane Brothers, & TopMan CAKE Samantha Mocket GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Marcs, Crane Brothers, Barkers


Rays of Sunlight PHOTOGR APHY BY ELL A PHOTOGR APHY


Photography Creative Direction | Ella Photography, Makeup | Janet Persaud, Dress | Melissa Gentile Couture, Hair | Malina Tang, Cake | L'amour SucrĂŠ, Shoes | Aldo, Invitations | Creative Rendez-Vous, Models | Irina and Mathieu from agence SPECS


amanda& brendan Photography by We are The Parsons

Amanda and Brendan dated for six years prior to their wedding day. They describe their day as "a very emotional and spiritual time. We felt peace and serenity: the entire day had a peaceful feeling over it. Our bride and groom parties prayed for us before the ceremony. Lots of happy tears and thanksgiving."


The couple wanted to have their ceremony and reception completely outdoors so they approached Amanda's grandparents to host it on their property who warmly agreed. "We are so thankful to them for being the most amazing hosts imaginable. They even let the wedding party spend the night prior to the wedding in their Airstream and artist studio." They didn't have a specific theme for their outdoor wedding however it was important "to keep things as simple as possible. Everything was very natural and a bit magical." One of Amanda's favourite memories is "sneaking away to the woods with Brendan to be photographed by the Parsons."

Another is a special surprise from her dad who ran off to a field as they were getting into their car to leave. "He had prepared fireworks for our departure. It was awesome to be sent off with sparklers and fireworks."


Amanda and Brendan's advice to couples planning their wedding is "Don’t get crazy, its completely unnecessary. There is a lot on the to-do list but it is important to be present with your fiance, friends and family. "


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PHOTOGRAPHER We are the Parsons LOCATION Private Property FLORIST Blue Bouquet BRIDES DRESS borrowed BRIDES SHOES Seychelles GROOMS SUIT J. Lindenberg GROOMS SHOES Florshiem CUPCAKES Abbey-Jo Eans


confessions OF A WEDDING PLANNER

by Rhiannon Nicole

One of the questions I frequently get from my blog readers is, “what did you do to get where you are now?” I often question the actual state of 'where I am now,' which usually involves myself in the spare room of our home, drinking copious amounts of lattes while becoming one with my laptop. But hey, I too remember starting my business and feeling like there were a billion questions I desperately wanted answers to. What I did was my unique way of getting to where I am now (where I am in the non literal sense of course). Let it be known that my way isn't a foolproof plan that guarantees success or happiness but instead a formula that was unique to my story and journey. Either way, below are a few tips I think every aspiring wedding planner should know. {START A BLOG} I’ve said it before and ten years from now I’ll say it again, but my blog has always been the biggest most monumental part of getting my wedding planning business up and running. And funny enough, my blog actually started as a dessert and recipe blog back in 2009. From there as my interests changed, my blog evolved thus inspiring me to start my business and build it into what it is now. But really what's most important is that my blog gave me a voice and an audience, which I think was huge for booking those first few weddings. Will creating a blog today book your 2013 season full of weddings? Maybe. Maybe not. But creating a blog is free, which means blogging as an extension to your business is truly a resource you can afford to take advantage of. Blogging will always remain a huge part of my business model and one that I continually attribute my successes to. {NAME YOUR BUSINESS} And think of something that works for YOU. One of the big decisions new wedding planners have to make is whether to name their business after themselves (i.e. Bridget Donohue Events) or to give their business a name like my own, Hey Gorgeous Events. Believe me it took me a good ten months to finally feel like Hey Gorgeous Events could be the perfect fit for my business now and my business in ten years. Hey Gorgeous is a business name that to me, epitomizes the flirty, fun and unique side of my work while allowing me to feel like at the end of the day, my personal name and identity is separate from my business. Rhiannon Nicole Events just didn't feel right where for many people self named companies will be a better fit. Whatever you pick it has to represent YOU and your business. And it has to make you happy. {BUILD YOUR BRAND} Branding is everything. Truly. But this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to invest in the branding works when you’re just starting out because that’s a huge financial investment (and a risky one too if you decide wedding planning really isn’t for you six months down the road :) The good news is you can brand yourself in other ways. For example if you’re into romantic, Jose Villa inspired weddings (think feminine, soft, beautiful) then your blog, logo and the things you pin, blog, share and aspire to do, should relate back to the above mentioned. Similarly, if you love tattoos, bright colors, out of the box ideas and sparkle, then a pastel-hued Rifle Paper Co. inspired logo may not be the most authentic way to attract clients. Consistency is key and shows potential clients you know what you’re doing. Be consistent from the get-go in all that you do and it’s easy to build a successful and thriving business.


{BE RESPONSIBLE} Register your business, attend business workshops, learn about taxes, and hire an office assistant if staying organized is not your strength. A lot of creative-minded people struggle with the end of their business that has nothing to do with creating (which is why so many wedding related vendors start their businesses to begin with!) But I cannot stress how important it is to be credible and legal. Buy that ten dollar domain name for your website, register for that LLC, build your business plan, meet with a financial advisor, invest in business cards; all of these things sound incredibly tedious and boring, believe me I know. I was the girl who picked a major in college that had absolutely nothing to do with numbers. But in the end if you're responsible you'll feel more confident about your business and your clients will feel equally confident in you too. {BE AUTHENTIC} This is a big one in the wedding planning realm and rings especially true for wedding stylists. It's so easy to quickly assume you should plan vintage-chic weddings adorned with burlap buntings and mason jars because that's what seems to be sticking around trend-wise in the industry. And let me just say that if that's authentically YOUR style and YOUR thing, then that's wonderful. But if bohemian beach weddings are your specialty and the last thing you'd describe yourself as is girly, then rock that out! If you have a knack for ballroom weddings dripping in crystals and calla lilies, then run with it. Staying authentic can be hard when you start out because you'll want to feel like fitting in and playing it safe. But more than anything, being authentic will make you more attractive to your ideal client while allowing your peers and industry colleagues to respect and admire your professionalism and talent. {BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO} It's tricky to build a portfolio for wedding planning services when wedding planning is more of a service than a visual or tangible good (obviously this is a bit different for wedding stylists/designers.) I get that and was in that exact position two years ago trying to figure out what to do next to show people what I could do. It's frowned upon to use your own wedding photos as part of your portfolio but if you were a monumental part of making your wedding day be what it was, I say it's your work and it's a visual representation of your planning abilities and creative thinking, so use them. If you're against using your own wedding photos or perhaps you're not married, start networking with other vendors to see how you can help. Assist other planners with day of duties, attend workshops, conceptualize editorial shoots and build a reputation for yourself and your brand that shows nothing but hard work and positivity. Eventually you'll land a client who believes in your abilities and from there you'll continue to build your business much like any business owner did when they too first started out. Hard work is essential. {LISTEN TO YOUR GUT} Wedding planning seems to be an incredibly alluring and glamorous gig to aspiring planners. Who then leave their first event with blistered feet and a pounding headache only to feel completely blindsided by the 18 hour-long day of non-stop hustle and bustle. If wedding planning isn't all you'd thought it would be it's OK to move on. I fully believe that working in the wedding industry means you need to 110% love your client's weddings as much as they do. And if you come out of your first 18-hour day, craving your next rodeo then hats off to you, sister. You may have found your calling.

www.heygorgeousevents.com

Rhi xoxo


DIRECTORY FOR NEW ZE AL AND VENDOR S

Welcome

to our brand new Directory for New Zealand couples! A one-stop shop for all your wedding needs. Bringing you simply the best of the best of New Zealand's wedding industry! If you would like to be a part of our next directory please email advertise@magrouge.com to enquire about our special rates for New Zealand vendors.


PHOTOGRAPHERS

DANELLE BOHANE

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.

www.danellebohane.com

www.katerobinsonphotography.com

FIONA ANDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHY

CORALEE & ALEX

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 won’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.

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!

www.fionaandersenphotography.com

www.coraleeandalex.com


JOANNA WICKHAM

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 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.

www.bubblerock.co.nz

www.jowickham.co.nz

SUTHERLAND KOVACH

EMILY ADAMSON

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!

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.

www.sutherlandkovach.com

www.emilyadamson.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

KATE MACPHERSON

VELA IMAGES

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!

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.

www.katemacpherson.com

www.velaimages.com

SMASH PHOTOGRAPHY

A COUPLE OF NIGHT OWLS

Warm in nature and a total romantic, Belinda gathers the kind of images you’ll want your best friends, as well as future generations, to look at. She shoots a natural and compelling mix of documentary and art, recording your day with flair as it unfolds. Belinda seeks out moments that reflect your love and all those dear to you.

We are Danelle and Hook, photographers and creatives. We love beauty. Connection. The moments in-between. Following our dreams and helping others realise theirs. If you see beauty all around and in the simple things in life, we would love to work with you and share that to the world. We are based in Auckland but love to travel to capture love stories around the world.

www.smashphotography.co.nz

www.acoupleofnightowls.com


DILWORTH PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

Relaxed, fun, romantic and most importantly timeless imagery to keep the memory of your wedding alive for years to come. We would love to have a ball with you so get in touch for a coffee and a chat about your special day.

www.idophotography.co.nz

www.dilworthphotography.co.nz

BENJAMIN & ELISE

MEREDITH LORD

We are a husband and wife photography duo based in Wellington. Every couple, and therefore every wedding, is unique. So we want your wedding photos to reflect who you are as a couple. We offer a fine balance between capturing the larger story as it unfolds, your natural interaction and flurries of love, while also providing a touch of direction to produce timeless images using soft natural light.

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.

www.benjaminandelise.com

www.meredithlord.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

I DO PHOTOGRAPHY


CAKES & CONFECTIONERY

ARTISAN CAKES

THE COUTURE CANDY BUFFET

Each and every Artisan Cakes creation is as much a feast to the taste buds as to the eyes! Using only the purest ingredients and European artisan baking techniques ensures that your wedding cake will be memorable to your guests. Working closely with you, we create stunning designs with handcrafted sugar decorations that perfectly match the theme and style of your big day!

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.

www.juditmeron.co.nz

www.couturecandybuffet.co.nz

BELLA CUPCAKES

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.

www.bellacupcakes.co.nz

www.sweetbitescakes.co.nz


DELISH CUPCAKES

Based in South Auckland, Strawberry Sky specialise in delicious hand crafted wedding cakes, made with love to suit your special day. Book an appointment for a complementary cake tasting and consultation and together we will create a design for the perfect wedding cake. Full delivery service available across the entire Auckland and Hamilton region.

Fun & funky, elegant or traditional, cupcake towers are such an eye catching and convenient option to share some sweetness with your guests on your special day. We would love cupcakes to be part of your celebration, and can also help you with cupcakes for other activities leading up to and including the big day, such as Hens Nights, Kitchen Teas or Wedding Favours.

www.customcakedesigns.co.nz

www.delishcupcakes.co.nz

THE CAKER

CAKE POP KITCHEN

The Caker is a service to my fellow cake eaters whereby I bake and deliver cakes to fulfil orders. My cakes are unusual, specialty treats that you can’t buy from your average cake shop; some are gluten free or vegan and all contain as many organic ingredients as possible. Because they’re completely handmade to order, they taste wholesome and delicious.

Cake Pops are the perfect gourmet treat. A soft ball of cakey goodness, dipped in chocolate coating and decorated in anything from sprinkles, chocolate or silver balls, to iced angry birds - what more could you ask for? Here at Cake Pop Kitchen we make deliciousness happen.

www.thecaker.co.nz

www.cakepopkitchen.co.nz

CAKES & CONFECTIONERY

STRAWBERRY SKY


HAIR & MAKEUP

SOX TENG

AMANDA BEETS

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.

www.facebook.com/soxmakeupwardrobe

www.facebook.com/amandabeetsmakeupartist

NATALIE DENT

KAITLIN CHAPMAN

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.

www.nataliedent.com

www.kaitlinchapmanmakeup.com


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.

www.rubyandwillow.co.nz

www.valleyandnorfolk.co.nz

COCOA BERRY

CLAIRE ROBERTSON DESIGN

Your invitations are the first impression of what your guests can expect from your wedding day. Cocoa Berry Design will help you set the tone for your 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.

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.

www.cocoaberry.co.nz

www.invitationdesign.co.nz

STATIONERY

RUBY & WILLOW


FLORISTS

FLOWERS BY BLUSH

ROSES

Blush is exclusively timeless, beautiful and fashion forward wedding flowers, for creating gorgeous brides and styling weddings. From a beautiful bouquet or floral hair piece - to candy and desert buffets, opulent entrances and fanciful fetes. Creative Director, Kelly Amundsen, has a sophisticated eye which gives her work an authentic, fashionable yet timeless aesthetic.

Let Roses Florist help you on your journey and transform your inspiration into reality. From an informal garden setting to chic city event we can create beautiful and memorable flowers to suit your unique personal style. Our wedding florists can translate your ideas into beautiful bridal bouquets through to sumptuous table arrangements creating a visual feast and a lasting impression.

www.flowersbyblush.co.nz

www.rosesflorist.co.nz

WILD POPPIES

LEAF & HONEY

At Wildpoppies, we create flower arrangements lovingly and deliver beautifully presented flowers with care. Wildpoppies have always been at the cutting edge of floral design as an online florist since 1998 and over 16 years in the business of selling flowers and gifts, arranging over one million flowers. We absolutely love our work and collectively share the values: joy, kindness, integrity and happiness.

Leaf and Honey are one of Auckland’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.

www.wildpoppies.co.nz

www.leafandhoney.co.nz


FLORISTS

BLOOM SALOON

ANNIE OXBOROUGH

Individual and unique flowers of the season to enchant and enjoy. Bloom Saloon provides creative floral environments for your wedding. Whatever your requirements, we provide a complete wedding package, from creating personalized and distinctive floral themes to setting up and dressing your venues with flowers. We invite you to contact us for a free consultation and quotation service.

Annie's concepts daringly go outside the confines of floral design as we know it. Recreating nature’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.

www.bloomsaloon.co.nz

www.memyselfandi.co.nz

SWEET PEA WEDDINGS

TOI TOI

Sweet Pea Wedding Flowers & Event Styling are passionate about creating stunning, stylish & charming weddings. Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life.We believe it should be an authentic reflection of you - your life story, your love story and your uniqueness. Sweet pea helps you to create fun, personal and quirky ways of telling & showing your story.

At Toi Toi Florist we understand that your wedding is unique and should reflect your individual style. Our classic approach with a contemporary edge will help create the mood and theme, from architecturally inspired simple contemporary forms to romantic pieces in subtle tones and textures to arouse the senses. Surround yourself with elegance. We will help you to create your perfect wedding.

www.sweetpeaweddings.org

www.toitoi.co.nz


DRESS DESIGNERS

ALMA J BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

PASSIONATA

Alma J Bridal Boutique offers unique international and New Zealand designer collections for discerning brides. The intimate and professional relationship which Alma and her team foster with clients allows them to gauge exactly what each client wants, expertly expanding on the ideas the bride brings to create the perfect gown for her and ensuring a gown that is as individual as the bride herself.

Passionata overflows with vintage jewellery, bags, dresses, vintage boudoir treasures, bridal favours, lace gloves, Prima Donna petticoat dresses made from vintage lace, collectibles, candles, gifts. We can design and make the perfect bridal accessory and can style the mother of the bride or groom with her outfit and accessories.

www.almaj.co.nz

www.passionata.co.nz

CORINA SNOW

RUE DE SEINE

Corina’s passion & expertise is designing vintage gowns that reminisce the classic designs & elegance of the past. These gowns emphasise a women’s femininity using quality luxurious silk fabrics and laces. Coupled with her clients individual ideas, Corina guides her to create a gown that not only suits the clients physical attributes but also complements the overall design and theme of the wedding.

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.

www.corinabridal.co.nz

www.ruedeseine.com


A LA ROBE

Award-winning designer Alison Blain has an international reputation for her exquisite handmade bridal gowns. Using beautiful fabrics, her bespoke dresses are elegantly finished, down to the last hand-beaded detail. Alison specialises in bespoke wedding gowns and dresses for bridesmaids and mothers of the bride.

A La Robe began in 2004, after Elizabeth Soljak left her longtime employer Zambesi. Silk organza skirts and voluminous wraps that could be tied many ways, inspired brides looking for something a little different. They requested pale dreamy colors, little french lace tops to match. From there a full bridal range arose. Fabrics are dyed, beads are stitched, silks are draped.

www.alisonblain.co.nz

www.alarobe.com

ANNA SCHIMMEL

NATALIE CHAN

With over twenty years of experience in Haute Couture, Anna and her team are passionate about creating exquisite wedding gowns of outstanding quality. We individually hand craft each gown from the finest European silks and exclusive French laces. Be it an unforgettable haute couture wedding dress or a stunning bespoke collection gown, each one is designed to capture the bride’s individual beauty.

Natalie is well known and well established as a couture milliner, a skilful passion which was an early incorporation to designs. Couture millinery headpieces and fascinators are now synonymous with the brand. Natalie’s endeavours to encourage headwear as a fashion staple for the races, weddings and special events.

www.bridaldesign.co.nz

www.nataliechan.co.nz

DRESS DESIGNERS

ALISON BLAIN


HIREAGE

ON MY HAND

THE VINTAGE TABLE

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.

We are a boutique hire company specialising in vintage china and tableware. Perfect for giving your high tea, party, wedding or photos a gorgeous vintage twist. Our collection includes vintage china trios, tiered cake stands, candy jars, silverware & cutlery, vintage vases, candelabra and embroidered linen. We’d love to help you chose the perfect pieces for your event, and you can leave the dishes to us!

www.onmyhand.co.nz

www.thevintagetable.co.nz

PRIMROSE & FINCH

THE GREAT HIRING COMPANY

Recently re-branded from Vintage Simplicity and opening in July 2012, Primrose & Finch provides inspirational bridal collections and styling throughout Auckland and beyond. If you dream of a wedding that is infused with originality, charm and sophistication, then Primrose & Finch will vow to create that dream for you.

Having a gorgeous wedding? A party? Maybe a corporate lunch? We can help you with all your party hire needs, big or small, glamorous or simply casual. From the right fork to the perfect chair, from a gas Barbecue to an oven and everything in between we’ve got you covered. Our Hiring Manager will be able to assist you with the planning of your party, advise you on the best options for your event.

www.primroseandfinch.com

www.greathiring.co.nz


HIREAGE

THE VITRINE

AMAZING TRAVELLING PHOTO BOOTH

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.

The Amazing Travelling Photobooth is an elegant vintage photo making cabinet hand built from pre-loved oak furniture. It will thrill your guests and document your friends and family in the most wonderful of ways. Real prints, in real time. Real fun.

www.inthevitrine.com

www.theamazingtravellingphotobooth.co.nz

RAJ TENT CLUB

YOYO BALLOONS

Specialists in romantic reception tents, perfect ceremony pergolas and luxury lounge furniture. This unique range combines the finest traditional craftsmanship of Rajasthan with innovative design to adapt these Tents to suit the demands of the modern event world. We will make your Wedding a truly magical and memorable occasion.

Add a little whimsy to your special event. YoYo Balloons NZ offers a variety of unique balloons that promise to entertain your guests. The Giant balloon is ever popular for amazing wedding photos and can be filled with air or helium. YoYo balloons come in a rainbow of colours and will provide a hint of playfulness as either entertainment or decorations.

www.rajtentclubnz.com

www.yoyoballoons.co.nz


WEDDING PLANNERS & STYLISTS

RED CREATIVE

BEAUTIFUL EVENTS

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.

Planning a wedding is a personal and exciting journey. From large and extravagant to intimate and special every Beautiful Events day is one to remember. We create timeless and memorable moments that will be cherished for years to come. Tailored full or part planning options, Venue Search Service, On the Day Assistance, Styling and Creative design that will leave a lasting impression.

www.redcreative.co.nz

www.beautifulevents.co.nz

P.S. I LOVE YOU EVENTS

ONE FINE DAY

PS. I LOVE YOU EVENTS would be delighted to design your dream day with you. Specialising in wedding styling and coordination, passionate about romance and beauty, and complimented by attention to the most exquisite of details, ensuring you can relax and enjoy your beautiful day, in all of its perfection.

One fine day curator, Kath MacKenzie is a Stylist for Weddings & Special Events. We create contemporary Weddings bursting with style and individuality to truly reflect who you really are as a couple. Based in Queenstown, we assist our clients in a variety of ways. Our flawless creations teamed with the best vendors create the most unique details whilst spreading all the love on your day!

www.psiloveyouevents.co.nz

www.onefinedaystyle.co.nz


ADRIENNE DALLIMORE

As a Registered Marriage Celebrant, I can marry you and your partner and together, we can design a civil service which is heart-felt and meaningful to you and your guests. My 11 years of experience as a wedding planner gives me a unique and practical insight into the many options available for wedding celebrations.

You're now about to take the next big step planning the wedding! This is often where the hard work seems to begin... but not necessarily - I can at least make the ceremonial side of things easy. I'm a registered Marriage Celebrant specialising in performing the type of ceremony you want, when and where you want it. I'm friendly, easy-going and enjoy creating ceremonies that work for you.

www.rsvpevents.co.nz

www.yourceremony.co.nz

KM ADAMS

NICHOLA NICHOLSON

It's your special day & you want it to reflect your personality & individuality. Celebrate in style with a unique ceremony we've tailored together. I offer a stress-free build up, combining soul-inspiring words & readings & attention to detail in the style you choose. My commitment to you is to provide you with a wonderful ceremony which you & your guests will thoroughly enjoy, and always remember.

After getting married and having the most wonderful celebrant that helped make my wedding special, I decided to become one myself. I wanted to help make everyone else’s day just as special! I make sure that I work alongside my couples to create a ceremony that is as unique as they are and suits their style, because your ceremony should be truly yours.

www.kmadams.co.nz

www.hbcelebrant.co.nz

CELEBRANTS

ANNE HOLMAN


VENUES

THE LANGHAM

ABBEVILLE

Barolo provides a beautiful setting for your wedding with stunning dĂŠcor, plush fabrics, and inspirational menus. Gilt-edged mirrors line the walls to emphasise the space, contrasted with dark wood paneling and textured walls to create an intimate atmospheres. The main restaurant is perfect for seating up to 60 guests, or for smaller, more intimate occasions, the plush Private Dining Room seats 12.

The heritage-listed buildings & landscaped grounds that make up Abbeville Estate are over 150 years old & have been meticulously restored and contemporised for the needs of today. They offer you a wealth of ways to tailor them to suit your event. From relaxed cocktails on the lawn to memorable weddings and christenings in the Church.

www.auckland.langhamhotels.co.nz

www.abbeville.co.nz

MUDBRICK

THE STABLES, MATAKANA

The Mudbrick Restaurant is a stunning wedding venue just 35 minutes by fast ferry from Auckland. We offer a beautiful environment with spectacular sea views and mature formal garden in the centre of our vineyard. At Mudbrick we have the benefit of 15 years of experience and have developed systems to ensure your Waiheke wedding runs seamlessly.

The Stables Restaurant Matakana is becoming a sought after premium wedding destination for two simple reasons, we have a great space and we are awesome at what we do.The large restaurant with it’s experienced staff and superb chefs can cater for weddings of up to 160 with the ability to hold more with added infrastructure on the manicured lawns and courtyards adjoining the dining room.

www.mudbrick.co.nz

www.stablesmatakana.co.nz


JEWELLERS

AILISH JEWELLERY

PARTRIDGES

I thrive on the intricacy and intimacy that goes into creating jewellery. Each unique piece becomes an outward expression of the self, from a quirky sense of humour to the inner ponderings of the soul! My influences stem from childhood memories of the lush wilderness of the south Island’s west coast, my fascination with the magic of fantasy and the mystery of fairytales.

Partridge Jewellers is New Zealand's premier luxury jeweller. We specialise in hand crafted jewellery made in NZ and imported luxury watches. Our reputation is a culmination of over five generations of experience within the Jewellery and Watch industries in New Zealand.Our engagement rings are often considered to be family heirlooms, with generation after generation returning to us.

www.ailishjewellery.co.nz

www.partridgejewellers.com

ANGELA DANIEL JEWELLERY

CLARA JEWELLERY

Every moment is unique and personal. Whether it's a celebration, or just for you, your jewellery should be like your DNA, a style that is unique. Angela Daniel Jewellery are the experts at engagement rings and help you design exactly what you want. You are unique. You know what you want. You understand your perfect colour, size and style and we bring that to life for you.

Handmade Jewellery in New Zealand. Customise your wedding jewellery for your big day, find Clara Jewellery stockist near you for a customised bridal jewellery. All wedding jewelery is designed and made in New Zealand, necklace, earrings, bracelets and hair pieces or tiaras made with SWAROVSKI elements, crystals and pearls in a large variety of colours to match your wedding gown.

www.angeladanieljewellery.com

www.clarajewellery.co.nz


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