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THE FESTIVAL

sep-dec 2012

ISSUE 004


Photo by Jose Villa


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JANE & STEVE .......... a carnival affair by Tanja Lippert PAULA & ALEX .......... chilled out destination wedding by Fiona Andersen LAURA & ALEX .......... bohemian lovefest by Alma Photography TERESA & JUSTIN .......... a refined black and white soiree by Braedon Flynn CAROL & HUA .......... new york country gala by Jen Huang JIA EN & FEDERICO .......... amore on an italian lake by Jonathan Ong

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DESERT CANDY by Ryan Ray & Summer Watkins ..........

FETE DE L’AMOUR by Brumley & Wells ..........

TETE A TETE interview with Kate MacPherson ..........

FESTIVAL INSPIRATION from Lover.ly ..........

BOHEMIAN BRIDE by Ben & Elise ..........

MEXICAN CHIC by Vela Images ..........

COLOUR ME FESTIVE by {MAG}rouge ..........

BOUDOIR TO BRIDAL by Rebecca Lindon ..........

COLOUR STORY by Ruby & Willow ..........

FLORAL FEATURE by Annabella Charles & Haute Horticulture ..........

FLORAL CROWNS by Ben & Elise ..........

RULE BRITANNIA by {MAG}rouge ..........

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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 uncompromising 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.

THANK YOU TO THESE FABULOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR THEIR BEAUTIFUL REAL WEDDINGS!

JEN HUANG

JONATHAN ONG

FIONA ANDERSEN


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.

IF YOU HAVE A FABULOUS REAL WEDDING OR SHOOT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT TO US PLEASE EMAIL ALMA PHOTOGRAPHY

TANJA LIPPERT

BRAEDON FLYNN

SUBMISSIONS@MAGROUGE.COM


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PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jose Villa’s fine art wedding photography has been featured in many magazines around the world, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Instyle Weddings and Brides. Recently he was named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by Photo District New(PDN). Jose’s approach applies fine art photography to the living, breathing, fastmoving phenomenon that is a wedding.

I am very passionate about what I do. I give God the glory for using my work to show people just how beautiful and unique He created them. It is an incredible blessing to be a part one of the most important days of your life. Film is my medium to create images that are authentic and beautiful. Images that are classic and reflect the love and joy you share.

Festival Jose would most like to visit: Holi, in India

Festival Ryan would most like to visit: An Olympics Opening Ceremony

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BRUMLEY & WELLS

KAITLIN CHAPMAN

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HAIR & MAKE-UP

We are Jacob and Annie. We like to tromp around and photograph people while quite-nearlytrespassing. We also enjoy strategically placing pigment on paper, and we enjoy making things that we hope will make people want to dance, shout, make sandwiches, or any other positive thing of the like. We really love vocabulary lists, outrageous stories, chocolate, and our mothers. Currently, we reside in the lovely town of Durango, Colorado, where, among other things, we are wedding photographers.

Auckland based Kaitlin is a qualified Makeup and Hair Artist with over five years experience in the industry. Currently freelancing around Auckland and outer cities for Smashbox Cosmetics, Kaitlin specialize's in wedding makeup and hair as well as a freelance Makeup Artist to TV shows such as Shortland Street and Power Rangers. Kaitlin continues to collaborate with leading photographers to produce amazing editorial images.

Festival they would most like to visit: Carnival in Venice, Italy

Festival Kaitlin would most like to visit: Glastonbury in the UK


hank you to...

SUMMER WATKINS

GRETA KENYON

STYLIST & BLOGGER

PHOTOGRAPHER

Summer Watkins is a stylist for commercial, editorial and lifestyle photo shoots, preferring to spend her creative energies fashioning activities, ideas, projects, artists and relationships into photo-worthy subjects. A broad range of services are available to meet any and all styling needs, including prop, tablescape, wardrobe, set, and off-model styling. You can see more of her discoveries at Grey Likes Weddings, Grey Likes Nesting and Grey Likes Baby.

My name is Greta Kenyon. I live New Zealand with my husband Charlie, my two little boys Sol & Marlo and our dog Hunter (she’s a girl by the way). But I travel (often) all over New Zealand and abroad to where ever I am needed. I shoot creative weddings, fashion, product and lifestyle photography. My favourite things to shoot are non-traditional weddings with a touch of whimsy. I adore the beauty and unpredictability of natural light. But I do also sometimes shoot in studio.

Festival Summer would like to visit: A trip back in time to the "World's Fair" expositions of the late 1800's

REBECCA LINDON

Festival Greta would like to visit: Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BENJAMIN & ELISE

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHERS

My name is Rebecca. I fell in love with photography at 12 years old when my father gave me a Pentax film camera and helped me set up a makeshift light room in our attic. A lot has changed in photography since those days but I still love the magic of working with film as well as exploring the constant developments in digital photography. I work primarily with natural light and on location. I strive to capture portraits that are flooded with light and love.

Three years ago we met and fell in love while both studying at university in Wellington, New Zealand. We got married two years later while our passion for creative photography grew and grew. We’ve come to appreciate the fine art of photography. Portraiture is our first-love. Whether that be weddings, engagements, lifestyle, fashion, or personal portraits. We aim to capture the uniqueness and the natural beauty of our subject and their environment while also creating something beautiful..

Festival Rebecca would most like to visit: Burning Man in Nevada, USA

Festival they would most like to visit: Festival de Cannes, France


PRIMROSE & FINCH Sister company of Vintage Simplicity and founded by Kerry Smith, Primrose & Finch has recently opened a stunning little boutique studio in the heart of Parnell, Auckland. By mixing bygone eras of style, sophistication and elegance with Kerry’s English Heritage this little corner of indulgence will offer all brides-to-be a totally one off experience. Offering a stunning selection of wedding dresses & accessories as well as an exquisite collection of English Vintage China, Whimsical Props & Furniture, Primrose & Finch will work closely with you to create a visually stunning and unique day. www.primroseandfinch.com

STYLED Styled are a new team in town ready to take on your wedding with their creative eye and deliver everything you want and more. With a sound understanding of style and design, they will pull your look together to help create unforgettable memories. "Creating ‘wow’ moments, goosebumps and bringing smiles to peoples faces is what it is all about for us - exceeding expectations, the Styled way." www.stylednz.com

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ON THE LOC


CLAIRE PETTIBONE AT INTIQUE & CO, MELBOURNE

With the competitive prices of Trans-Tasman flights these days, there's no reason why you can't take a quick trip across the ditch to shop for your wedding gown. And now that you can get your hands on a stunning Claire Pettibone gown without long hauling it to the US, it's the best excuse we've heard of for a trip to Melbourne with the girls! www.intique.com.au

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HELEN FORSTER BRIDAL Helen Forster Bridal creates one of a kind, made to measure gowns that capture each and every bride’s individual style and personality. With a passion for intricate details and luxurious fabrics, Helen is renowned for working with the highest quality silks, hand crafted laces and exquisite beading. www.helenforsterbridal.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


A gorgeous bouquet of yellow tree peonies, green italian ranunculus, butter toned ranunculus, sweet peas and honeysuckle vine


Love is enigma, Love is divine, Love is the cure, but the infection to those blind. Love is pure, love is undefined, Love is beyond just a feeling, surely love is undermined. Love is many heart beats, but its rhythm the same, For love is the light through dark streets, it has no image or name. Love is bright, love is light, Love is just, love is life. Love helps the weak, love contains the spirit, Love embellishes the person, for love is coherent. Love is the problem, yet it is also the solution. A long time ago, I heard love is the filter to its own pollution. They say, love is confusing, love is illusive, Love is a lame, where as lust is amusing. They say, love is a traitor, love is addiction. How can love heal the heart, but still cause the affliction? They say, love is a dream, so I stay in wonder,


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Photography and styling | Jose Villa Florals | Kate of Flowerwild Hair & Makeup | Mar of Team Hair and Makeup Gown | Samelle Couture


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CARNIVAL affair CALAMIGOS RANCH | MALIBU PHOTOGRAPHY BY TANJA LIPPERT


JANE&STEVE

met for the very first time at her sister's wedding in San Miguel, California. Even though her sister had warned Steve to stay away from Jane, the moment they met “they were instantly glued at the hip”! Sometimes sisters don`t always know best! While Jane was in Honolulu for clinical rotation, Steve had come out to visit her, which made Jane think that a proposal might be imminent. This is how Jane describes it: "We were celebrating our one and a half year anniversary at the Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki when I flat out asked him “if” he was going to propose to me. Ok, ok, there may have been liquid courage involved, compliments of thewine and champagne. He played it off like he knew I would expect it so he told me he was sorry it wasn’t going to happen out there. He basically got me so worked up I was ready to leave the restaurant early in tears. Then he said he had to go get a toothpick (when, in reality, he went to polish the ring) and ended up proposing to me. He was planning on doing it during a hike or some other romantic time but I just expedited the process!"


Their vision for their big day was rustic, vintage and whimsical. Calamigos Ranch had fulfilled all their expectations for a fun, relaxed, outdoor place where “you are just able to stop for a moment and breathe in life�.


"My favourite moment was getting to see my husband before the ceremony. Due to lighting and time constraints, Tanja scheduled a private meeting for us prior to saying our "I Do's". It wasn't rushed and we got to marvel at each other."

Festival Jane & Steve wish to visit: St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin, Ireland


WHILE JANE FOCUSED

her efforts on the dress, cake and cowboy boots her piece of advice for brides is a very clever one: “Make a vision board. It is so easy to get too many themes, colors, or ideas going which can make the planning daunting. If you just start cutting pictures out of magazines and create a vision board it helps you stayed focused. Plus, it assists the cake decorators and wedding designers in understanding your vision for the day. Tanja Lippert actually shared this knowledge with me and I am so thankful for it!�


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Tanja Lippert VENUE The Ranch House at Calamigos Ranch FLOWERS Allure Event Design by Jenn Hocker DRESS Martina Liana VEIL The Dresser Bridal Couture BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Alfred Angelo BRIDES SHOES Ariat cowboy boots GROOMS SHOES Cole Haan SUITS J. Crew


“Between Jane’s sweet style award winning smile and Steve’s amazing sense of humor, this day was destined to be one filled with warmth, laughter, fun and beautiful things to photograph.” TANJA LIPPERT, PHOTOGRAPHER


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PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN RAY | STYLING BY SUMMER WATKINS


Photography | Ryan Ray, Styling | Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings, Flowers | Oak and the Owl, Stationery | Paper Made Design, Wedding Dresses | The White Dress, Hair | Dianna Lopez, Make Up | Amy Clarke, Film Processing | Indie Film Lab


interView with Kate MacPherson Here at {MAG}rouge, we are big fans of our fellow countrywoman, Kate Macpherson, a photographer who hails from Wellington. Her work has been featured in several well-known blogs and wedding magazines and we never fail to oooh and aaah when her beautiful pictures land in our inbox. We're thrilled to have her on board and, without further ado, present our {MAG}rouge Q&A with Kate MacPherson! MR: When you were a child, what did you want to be? KM: A gymnast. Until I was about eleven and realised it wasn't really gonna work out. MR: Where did you get your start in photography? Did you always know you would pursue a creative career? KM: When I was about 25. I absolutely had no idea I was going to be a photographer before this time. I liked photography and even did a few weekend courses when I was younger but never considered it as a career until I returned to NZ from travelling in my mid-twenties. I studied psychology and PhysEd at university so clearly was a bit confused about what direction I should take. Luckily it all fell into place when I decided to study photography. MR: What do you like about working for yourself? KM: Freedom. MR: What is your favourite thing about shooting weddings? KM:: The documentary aspect. I never really wanted to photograph weddings as a photography student but then it seemed the obvious choice when I realised I could take a more 'documentary' approach. Not many other types of photography have give me this much 'story-telling' freedom. MR: Who is your favourite photographer? Who is your favourite artist? KM: Photographers: Henri Cartier-Bresson and Eliot Erwitt. I love black and white street photography that combines beautiful design and a decisive moment. Artist: Flox (http://www.flox.co.nz).

Top photo of Eiffel Tower; Kate MacPherson, bottom two; Henri Cartier-Bresson


MR: Where do you draw your inspiration from? KM: All sorts of things. I love films that have a real 'feeling' that is often undefinable. Right at this moment though I am trying to let go of some thoughts around inspiration as I think if I try too hard it will be obvious. It's forever evolving, this creative inspiration thing... I'm just learning as I go and trying not to take it too seriously. I don't have the answers... in fact there may be no answers. How's that for a vague and rambling answer? MR: If you weren't a photographer, what would you be? KM: Hmmm, I liked the psychology of design when I was at uni so perhaps something along those lines? MR: Besides photography, what are your other passions? KM: I'm trying to learn video right now...not to shoot weddings but for personal projects. I also love gardening but it has been a lot of trial and error. I love watching wee seeds sprout up, it always amazes me! MR: Do you enjoy travelling, and what is the best place you have travelled to? KM: I love travelling. Africa has been a highlight; I travelled through a few African countries with my sister a number of years ago now. It was magic. As a photographer my favourite city to be in is Paris. I love it's designand the way they've used space. The light was pretty nice when I was there too. MR: Describe a perfect day in the life of Kate Macpherson! KM: It's summer, first up...make coffee, have something delicious for breakfast...read the paper. Hang out in the garden for a while. Then head off to photograph....light is perfect. Drinks, hanging with friends. Pretty simple really, sounds a bit cheesy but that's a pretty nice day in my world.

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CABO SAN LUCAS | MEXICO PHOTOGRAPHY BY FIONA ANDERSEN

When it came to wedding planning, this couple had three main priorities that they tailored their budget to: throwing an awesome party for their amazing friends and family; having Fiona Andersen as their photographer, and an incredible venue. Read on and you’ll see they achieved all three.


The Meeting

The Proposal

The Location

Paula and Alex met in a bar in London, when her friend decided to play cupid for the night, dragging the poor guy onto the dance floor with their group of girls. If you ask Alex, he will say he wooed Paula with his dance moves, which were impossible to resist. Paula says “for those who have witnessed these ‘dance moves’, they know this to be a blatant lie!” They soon worked out that they had mutual friends, so it seems they were always destined to meet at some point.

The friend’s instincts proved to be right as a couple of years later, in the final days of a trip to New York City, they got engaged. After spending the afternoon at the Empire Hotel sipping cocktails, followed by a beautiful dinner in a really cute Italian Restaurant, Alex insisted they take a carriage ride. “Central Park was so still and quiet that it felt like we were the only ones there, and Alex got down on one knee in the horse drawn carriage and proposed to me.”

With Alex hailing from the United States, and Paula from New Zealand, they had anticipated it would be difficult to decide on a location. Paula says: “After much discussion, we decided to pick somewhere easy for Alex’s family to get to and somewhere warm for all of our guests coming from New Zealand. Cabo San Lucas, just felt like a fun, tropical place, with an easy going feel that we wanted for our big day.” The traditional Mexican feel of the Sheraton ticked all the boxes.


Festival Paula & Alex wish to visit: Coachella, California


What made their wedding wonderful was the location (Cabo San Lucas is their new favourite place in the world!), the post wedding pool party that went until 4am (tequila laybacks and all!), their amazing photographer Fiona, who was an absolute hit at the wedding, and all of the amazing speeches from their families and friends. Paula and Alex describe it as the best day ever!

For other couples considering a destination wedding, Paula and Alex can’t recommend them highly enough. “Although having our wedding so far away from both of our family homes meant that a lot of people who are important to us couldn’t make it, we ended up with 40 guests who all stayed for between four days and four weeks and made our wedding into a holiday! This meant we had the luxury of spending a lot of time with our guests at the rehearsal dinner, the wedding day and the days before and after. We are so lucky to have had this time and it made our holiday so special.”


“My favourite moment of the day was standing in front of our loved ones, saying our vows. My Dad translated for us, as the Mexican officiant has to say all of the vows in Spanish. It was really special being able to have my dad play such an important part in our day and to stand with us when we said our vows.�


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Fiona Andersen VIDEOGRAPHER Tony Keil & Francesca Dustin FLOWERS Cabo Flowers & Cakes VENUE The Sheraton Hacienda Golf Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico BRIDES DRESS Monique Lhullier (Scarlet) JEWELLERY Stella & Dot earrings, Grandmother’s engagement ring BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES French Connection BRIDES SHOES Jimmy Choo GROOM Havianas SUITS Duchamp & Butler & Webb STATIONERY Serendipity Beyond Design


Fete de L’amour PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING BY BRUMLEY & WELLS


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Photography and styling | Brumley & Wells, Dress | Whitney Watts, Tarts | Jean Pierre Bakery, Model | Elizabeth Kinahan, Flowers, Stationery, Hair & Makeup | Brumley & Wells


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ST ALBANS | AUSTRALIA PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALMA PHOTOGRAPHY


hen Alex and Laura decided on the location for their wedding, they dubbed it ‘Lovestock’. “We’re old souls, so it seemed natural to want a huge celebration in the middle of nowhere - much like a festival. It was all about the people we loved and making it an enjoyable experience for them. Nature, good food and wine, music, warmth, humor, love for the olden days - these things inspired us definitely, but we were (and still are) most inspired by the people in our lives.”


A very wise friend of the couple ad wanted - so they did. Alex and La them in every way. “We looked to lead and went from there. Everything


dvised them to do exactly what they aura’s wedding was a reflection of ourselves and the kind of life we g felt very genuine and very honest.�


Alex and Laura describe the day as “pure magic”. For Laura, the most memorable moment was walking up to meet Alex at the altar. “Both of my parents were on either side of me, and as we moved closer it was such an amazing feeling. The band were playing my song, the weather was spectacular, the space looked so beautiful, and everyone was just so happy and full of love. It was overwhelmingly powerful.”

Alex shares this moment from the ceremony: “Laura and I were placing the rings on each others fingers. Laura was struggling to get mine on, and there was a bit of laughter from the crowd. Next thing you know about 20 or so Kookaburras in the trees above us joined in and wouldn’t stop laughing! This made the crowd laugh more and so there was a chorus of laughter all round. We felt like we had the whole universe’s blessiing at that point.”


Credits

The couple advise others to go with the flow, to not get bogged down in details, and to trust that everything will work out. Choose your vendors wisely, be flexible, and ultimately, “go gently. With every wedding, something doesn’t go according to plan. But just be grateful that so many things do and enjoy those moments as they are the ones that you will remember.”

PHOTOGRAPHER Alma Photography EVENT DESIGNER & PLANNER The Bride, Laura Kepreotis VENUE Private Property FLORAL DESIGN & HAIRPIECES Florid Flowers BRIDES DRESS Vintage HAIR & MAKE-UP Visual Creations Hair Studio GROOMS SUIT Mulberry street vintage STATIONERY The Bride DESSERT BUFFET Constant Cravings Cakes CATERING Cafe Giulia


get the look

Country fair Paper Fans | Domayne, Teal Fringe Necklace | Equip, Save the Date Invitation | Alex Elko Design via Minted Dress | Delphine Manivet, Teal Glassware | Collected, Striped cups | Sweet Style, Milk Bottle | Father Rabbit Vintage Milk tops | Online Vintage, Teal Pumps | Anthropologie, Cake stand | Milly's Kitchen


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 a festival 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.

Country FAIR festival

LEILA FROM BE INSPIRED PR

Click here to see Leilas full bundle and photo credits


get the look

Country MUSIC fESTIVAL Gold Earrings | Equip, Dress | Juliette Hogan, Paper Lanterns | Papier D'Amour, Leather Bracelet | Greta Bean Croquet Blanket | Zest, Cowboy Boots | Designer Shoes Warehouse, Purple Heels | Nine West Houndstooth Bowtie & Pocket Square | Fox & Brie on Etsy, Invitation | Amanda Joy for Minted.com


Countryfestival Music BY BETH HELMSTETTER

Click here to see Beths full bundle and photo credits


get the look

SEASIDE fESTIVAL Frangipani Candle | Sohum, Dress | Rachel Gilbert, Necklace| Equip, Metal Lantern | Citta, Paper Lantern | Papier D'Amour, Striped cake slice box | Domayne, Sandals | Banana Republic, Parlour Cake Serving Set | Domayne, Invitation | Simplete Design via Minted.com


SEASIDE festival

BY DESIREE SPINNER

Click here to see Desirees full bundle and photo credits


Bohemian Bride

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BENJAMIN & ELISE


Infuse a boho feeling into your wedding by sourcing exotic fabrics, coloured glassware and serving ware. Adorn your tables with cut glass vases filled with vibrant wild flowers


Photography | Benjamin & Elise, Dresses | Sally Eagle Bridal & Kelsey Genna, Florals & Styling | The Piccadily Flower Company, Hair & Make-up | Dominique Whittaker, Menswear | Crane Brothers, Models | Sophie & Regan at Kirsty Bunny Management, Jewellery | Karen Walker & The Bead Gallery, Venue | Horrobin & Hodge


AN ONLINE WEDDING & EVENTS STORE. WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION AND HAPPY EVENT. WEDDINGS, ENGAGEMENTS, BABY SHOWERS, ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

www.priorengagement.com.au


Teresa & Justin CHURCH ESTATE VINEYARD | MALIBU PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAEDON FLYNN

This beautiful wedding, photographed by the talented Braedon Flynn, was held at Church Estate Vineyard. Church Estate is a boutique vineyard located in Malibu Wine Country, home to over 50 vineyards both large and small. Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, this is a unique region close to Los Angeles and yet perfectly secluded.


A team of amazing vendors brought this gorgeous event to fruition. The flowers are by Mindy Rice Floral Design Mindy is a Californian herself whose work has graced the pages of many a magazine. Teresa’s beautiful gown is a Vera Wang, in keeping with the designer’s vibrant yet timeless aesthetic. With catering care of Wolfgang Puck, and event production by Oh, How Charming, this was definitely a day to remember.


Sophisticated table settings were adorned with gold serving ware and centrepieces spilling over with white blooms

The color way - inspired by the very glamorous Coco Chanel - included creams, soft blacks, and hints of gold. The ceremony took place in the round on a beautiful lawn. Mindy Rice had a custom structure welded to support billowing curtains of a creamy-golden silk taffeta, that draped softly and romantically on all four corners. A second layer of tulle was added to create depth and a third layer of soft cotton organdy gave the structure a diaphanous look. From the cocktail reception guests were escorted down a beautiful stone staircase into a softly lit ballroom. From the ceiling gorgeous black crystal chandeliers were dropped above the round tables which were covered in custom made linens, including a delicate tulle overlay for added drama. Black Chiavari chairs were added which created a stunning contrast against the cream linens. Long tables were combined with intimate rounds, and the beautiful florals included arrangements of Ranunculus, japonica pieris, sweet peas, garden roses, hydrangea & passion vine.


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Bradeon Flynn EVENT PRODUCTION & DESIGN & LINENS Oh, How Charming, FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN Mindy Rice Floral Design CATERING Wolfgang Puck VENUE Church Estate Vineyard VIDEOGRAPHY Living Cinema LIGHTING Lighten Up Inc. FURNISHINGS & DRAPERY R. Jack Balthazar TENTING & RENTALS Classic Party Rentals HAIR Marilee Albin PAPER Papel Paper & Press CAKE Vanilla Bakeshop BRIDES GOWN Vera Wang


photography and styling by Greta Kenyo n COLLABORATIVE STYLING BY ON MY HAND


Add a touch of romance by wearing a flower crown made of ranunculus, sweet peas and old fashioned roses


LEND A MODERN EDGE TO YOUR STATIONERY WITH AN OMBRE WASH


a bouquet of anemones David Austin roses Berzillia berries Eucalyptus & succulents


Photography | Greta Kenyon, Creative, styling & props | Greta Kenyon & Shay Woolford of On My Hand, Stationery | Ruby & Willow, Bouquet | Melissa Greenough, Location | Kelliher Estate, Dresses & Bridal Accessories | Rue de Seine, Food | Dawsons Catering, Hair & Make-up | Alexandra Clark, Models | Annalise & Lydia from Clyne Models, Jewellery | Silk & Steele, Pink Candlestick | Collected, Shoes | Trousseau Bridal Shoes


Colour me Festive A {MAG}ROUGE SHOOT


We asked four of our favourite florists to put together bouquets for our colour story and we were treated to a delightful explosion ofcolour, fragrance and texture. Pure pleasure for the eyes!


Choose two or three perfectly mismatched fabrics that work with your colours and thread them into the details of your day. Use them for stationery, favours, decorating the cake and much more.


bouquet by Annie Oxborough


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bouquet by Leaf & Honey


Photography | Sutherland Kovach, Cake | Judit Meron, Stationery & Styling | Ruby & Willow, Whoopie Pies | Whoopie , Bouquets | Style etc, Orlando, Leaf & Honey, Annie Oxborough, Wooden round | Centrepiece


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Photography and styling | Rebecca Lindon Lingerie | Sonata Lingerie Hair & Makeup | Aga Pro Gown | Ian Stuart Bridal, Model | Kristina May


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and Hua BLUE HILL | POCANTICO HILLS | NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEN HUANG


Carol and Hua were introduced by two mutual friends. They organized a brunch as an excuse to get the couple in the same room, which worked a treat! "We chose Blue Hill at Stone Barns for our venue because of the food especially the fresh produce grown right on the farm - and the beautiful setting. I took Hua there for his birthday the first year that we started dating, and we loved it so much that we made it a tradition. We usually wouldn’t worry about making reservations, preferring instead to sit at the bar and enjoy the more casual atmosphere with the same amazing food. Although we looked at a couple other venues, we knew that Blue Hill was what we wanted. We gave up having a large wedding so that we could have it there, and the result was a warm and intimate gathering of close friends and family. "


"When

Carol and Hua reached out

to me to shoot their wedding, I was

thrilled! A wedding at Blue Hill? Sure to be a stunning affair! But what I truly love about my couples is their deep

devotion

to each other while maintaining down to earth, laid back personalities and still producing a beautiful

stylish wedding.

And this was definitely the case for Carol and Hua!"

Jen Huang


If it

has to rain

then it will. Be

prepared, embrace the circumstances and make the most out of it happily so you will be able to

enjoy what is really

important!


"The day started out beautifully but a huge thunderstorm developed

in the afternoon. It started raining as soon as I arrived at Blue Hill and all the way through our proposed portrait schedules. The rain poured and poured, allowing us just a few photos outside with tiny little parasols. Through it all, Carol and Hua had smiles on their faces and a gleeful, positive outlook. They moved their beautiful ceremony set up indoors, giving up hope of an outdoor ceremony. It was obvious they understood the real purpose behind their wedding: to be married in front of friends and family and surrounded by love, instead of worrying about anything outside of their control. As if the universe could sense their calm, the skies opened up and the evening sun started shining through, just in time for their cocktail hour outdoors. We even managed to take a quick stroll through the beautiful grounds at Blue Hill and take some more photographs and it turned into a perfect evening!" JEN HUANG, PHOTOGRAPHER


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Jen Huang LOCATION Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York FLOWERS Sandy Clothier BRIDES DRESS Watters JEWELLERY Necklace - Tiffany’s, Vintage Swarovski Earrings - J.Crew Bridal Collection Ring & Bracelet - Family Heirlooms GROOMS SUIT J. Crew BRIDE’S SHOES J. Crew STATIONERY Pounding Mill CAKE Blue Hill


ROMANTIque ROUGE Bouquet F L O R A L S T Y L I S T | H A U T E H O R T I C U LT U R E PHOTOGRAPHY | ANNABELL A CHARLES F L O R A L A C C E S S O R Y D E S I G N E R | K R I S T I N W O LT E R C A N F I E L D


make your own floral adornment...

DIY


Supplies: Flowers Vintage lace Metal headband Ribbon Hair comb Felt Glue gun

instructions: Choose your flowers and snip them right at the base of the bloom. It is a good idea to spray them with a floral preservative so that they last longer out of water. Arrange the flowers how you would like them on a piece of felt. Add in other elements like vintage lace, greenery, and/or berries. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers to the felt making sure all elements are secure. Fasten the your beautiful arrangement to your chosen headband, comb, or ribbon. Ta-daa!! Your floral adornment is ready to be enjoyed.


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What’s your unique style?...Whether it’s vintage, quirky, cottage, modern, romantic, rustic, whimsical, boho, carnival or retro... we’ll bring your style to life on your big day www.stylednz.com | styled.nz@gmail.com


Love on the the Lake VILLA RUSCONI | LAGO MAGGIORE | ITALY PHOTOGRAPHY BY JONATHAN ONG


JiaEn & Fede

first met in New York. Four years later they threw in their day jobs to start Roomorama – an online business specializing in short term rentals around the world. Three years after that and one R18 proposal later, it was time to walk down the aisle at Villa Rusconi by Lago Maggiore, where Federico is from. Jia chose her Lanvin dress because she wanted a dress she would wear again and again. “This was the third dress I tried on and I loved it immediately – it was simple, elegant, and most importantly, it was comfortable!”


Jia says “I think the fact that it was so relaxed made it special. There were no rules and we didn’t have any expectations…. We were supposed to do the speeches when it was still light out, but everyone started eating. We just kind of went with the flow and did the speeches in the moonlight, on the lawn. In the end, everything worked out quite lovely.”

The couple’s advice for planning a wedding is “Always remember what a wedding is about – it is a celebration of love, and nothing else should matter more. Don’t stress too much about the details and what people might think – just relax and enjoy yourselves, and your guests will feed off the good energy!” Festival Jia En & Fede wish to visit: Coachella, California


The Photographer says... “I had never been to Italy before, so coming to Stresa was such a magical experience for me. I loved the fact that Fede & Jia En kept things very simple and let all the different elements of the wedding naturally shine through, like the location and the food. The whole day was very organic, with no real structure, which made it all the more fun & like a big party.� JONATHAN ONG


Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Jonathan Ong FLOWERS provided by the venue VIDEOGRAPHER Francesco Giliberti VENUE Villa Rusconi-Clerici, Pallanza, Italy BRIDES DRESS Lanvin BRIDES SHOES Celine GROOM Fratelli Rossetti SUITS Corneliani COORDINATOR Marina Sicher


confessions OF A WEDDING PLANNER

by Rhiannon Nicole

Believe me when I say I love a good DIY project just as much as the next craft-loving chick. I kid you not, my local arts and hobbies store absolutely knows me by name. But when it comes to hand crafting chunks of your own wedding day there’s so much more to consider than a little bit of glue and glitter. Below are a few simple tips and guidelines for throwing a DIY wedding (or at least incorporating some handmade details into your day) without pulling out your hair or breaking the bank. Remember, all of you brides and grooms to be, it’s so far from ‘Till DIY Do Us Part.’

{CONSIDER COSTS} DIY once stood for doing something yourself in order to save some serious cash. But get yourself knee deep in something seemingly simple (let’s say the popular choice of homemade mixed berry jam favors for all 200 of your dear guests) and you can kiss away a good chunk of your hard-earned money. The ingredients for the jam, the jars and lids to house it all in, the fabric to wrap the tops with, the twine or ribbon to hold the fabric in place, and the sweet little labels with your monogram on them all add up to an impressive cost. Instead, why not purchase jam for your favors through a Ma and Pa business local to where you or your groom grew up or are getting married. You may score a discount for buying a large quantity, you’ll definitely get the same homemade feel that DIY jam would have given and you’ll absolutely save yourself some money along with a few other valuable things.

{CONSIDER TIME} Which leads into my next thought. Time is money. Time is your friend when you’re planning your wedding. And the majority of DIY projects take a significant amount of time. Time that could otherwise be spent with family and friends who have travelled to see you and spend time with you and your significant other, distraction and project-free (because let’s be honest, tons of DIY couples wait until the last minute to get those projects done). Are we seeing the pattern here? As a wedding planner who often builds props and décor for my clients believe me when I say the simplest DIY projects (like fabric garlands) can sometimes be the most time invested. If you do decide to tackle a DIY project give yourself lots of time to finish and trouble shoot, and prepare to be finished if possible at least a couple of weeks before the big day. Hand folding your programs in the salon chair while your hair is being coiffed on the biggest day of your life is a no no in my books. {CONSIDER THE PROJECT} Thanks to the saturated industry of wedding blogs and marketplaces, you can score the best kind of second hand wedding décor online, some of it DIYed to begin with. Meaning not only can you take a DIY project off another couple’s hands to use for your own wedding but your potential DIY project could be sold post-wedding to another bride and groom hoping to rock that same look. Things that are good for a second and third time around? Fabric based items like linens, napkins, and runners, garlands and buntings,


chuppahs, centerpiece vases and tins, vintage pieces, signage, cake stands, table numbers, photo booth props and backdrops. Edible treats and things like confetti poppers, balloons, favors, dance floor decals or overly used items are usually a one-time use sort of deal. Oh and don’t plan on investing time and money into making something merely in hopes of reselling it after the fact. {BIGGER SCALE DIY’S} Aside from small DIY details, some couples have hopes of handling things like their flowers, food, music and rentals all on their own. I actually have a current client who told me when she first hired me that she’d be making her own wedding cake. I nearly fell off my chair hearing these words escape her mouth. A small, Bundt pan cake for a casual backyard wedding with 50 guests? Taking the DIY route may be perfectly appropriate (though that’s not the kind of wedding she’s having). As I explained to her, she hired me to help make her planning process as stress-free as possible. And mixing, baking, icing, decorating, transporting and setting up her own wedding cake the night before her wedding, didn’t quite stay in line with those goals. I’d much rather have her catching some serious shut eye on the eve of her wedding than wiping butter cream from her brow. I think she’s finally agreed. {TAKE ADVANTAGE} Of your talents that is. Sometimes DIYing a large detail for your wedding is commonsense. Sticking in line with the whole cake idea, I have a colleague in the industry that is a successful pastry chef with an impressive portfolio of beautifully crafted wedding cakes. For her upcoming fall wedding she’ll be making her own four-tier wedding cake. And while that sounds unfathomable to most, this is a wonderful example of an achievable large scale DIY. Because said girlfriend has tricks to make it work like having three of the tiers be dummies so that the decorating can be done a week before, employees to do the delivery and set up so she doesn’t have to, and a knowledge of the industry and cakes themselves to trust everything will be as expected. Common sense and intuitiveness are wonderful things to rely on when sitting on whether or not to tackle a specific DIY project. {WHY DIY} Ask yourself this: does having a DIY wedding seem like the way to go because thousands of other couples across the Internet have done the same? DIY weddings aren’t only trendy these days but an awesome reflection of a bride and groom and their families combined hard work. I totally get how alluring that gratification must be when all you can picture are the smitten faces of your guests enjoying every last handmade touch on your big day. But let’s not forget that the groom with the handmade ties has a mom who’s a seamstress. Or the bride with the gorgeous birch chuppah and heirloom lace draping has a father with a woodshop and an aunt with a copious amount of old lace curtains she’s not sure what to do with. Oh and that couple who had the handmade wood palette backdrop that looks like it’s straight out of an Anthropologie store display have an uncle who manufactures palettes (or may just own the city’s local Anthropologie store). DIY weddings are awesome. But so are weddings where not one DIY detail is in sight. At the end of the day whether you’re picking dried glue off of your manicured nails, the goal is all the same. Happy Crafting! www.heygorgeousevents.com

Rhi xoxo


BY BEN & ELISE PHOTOGRAPHY

Floral wreaths, Halos, Flower crowns... whatever you choose to call them, flowers adorning your head is a hot look right now. From simple vine styles reminiscent of Greek Goddesses to more elaborate floral creations there is something to suit every wedding style. Whichever look you go for, it's sure to make quite the statement.

Honeyed

Mahonia, hellebores and ethereal garrya elliptica Photography | Benjamin & Elise, Dresses | Sally Eagle Bridal & Kelsey Genna, Florals | The Piccadily Flower Company, Hair | Dominique Whittaker, Makeup Artist | Amelia Gill, Models | Ezel Kokcu & Hannah Clapham at Kirsty Bunny Management, Venue | Bolton Hotel


Blush

Nandina, scented witch hazel blossom, gathered hedgerow, bound with crocheted lace


Whimsical

Tumbling sweet jasmine and citrus wax flower


Monarch

Coloured spray rose, wintered English box, scented thryptomene and woody thyme


Ancient

Entwined olive and knotted oregano drifting a Mediterranean scent


Rule Brittania A {MAG}ROUGE Shoot


ne could say it has been a very British summer! With all the pomp and circumstance we just couldn't resist a bit of red, white and blue for this shoot. The old-fashioned maypole adds to the village fete feel. Happy and glorious!


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PhPhotography & styling | Sutherland Kovach, Cake and Baked Goods | Judit Meron, Stationery & additional styling | Ruby & Willow, Hair & Makeup | Kaitlin Chapman, Dress | Vinka Brides, Suit | Barkers, Flowergirls | Modes, Tableware: Le Monde


DIRECTORY FOR NEW ZE AL AND VENDORS

Welcome

to the {MAG}rouge 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

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 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.sutherlandkovach.com

www.jowickham.co.nz

BUBBLEROCK

EMILY ADAMSON

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.

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.bubblerock.co.nz

www.emilyadamson.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

SUTHERLAND KOVACH


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

CANDY CAPCO

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.

I'd like to think that my work reflects my personality because I'm a sucker for romance! If I were to describe my style of wedding photography, it would be documentary with a blend of vintage and modern romance. For me, it's about capturing the spontaneity of the moment and telling a story. It's about falling in love.

www.smashphotography.co.nz

www.candycapco.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


FLORISTS

LEAF & HONEY

ANNIE OXBOROUGH

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.

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.leafandhoney.co.nz

www.memyselfandi.co.nz

ORLANDO

STYLE ETC

Orlando is a private florist and we work only by appointment, we specialise in event and corporate flower design and are known for our design of innovative and exciting floral themes.From your first call we will guide you effortlessly through the maze of options available, using both our international and local experience.

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.

www.orlando.co.nz

www.styleetc.co.nz


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

AILISH JEWELLERY

CLAIRE ROBERTSON DESIGN

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.

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.ailishjewellery.co.nz

www.invitationdesign.co.nz

STATIONERY & JEWELLERS

RUBY & WILLOW


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

AMAZING TRAVELLING PHOTO BOOTH

RAJ TENT CLUB

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.

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.

www.theamazingtravellingphotobooth.co.nz

www.rajtentclubnz.com


RUE DE SEINE

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.

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.alisonblain.co.nz

www.ruedeseine.com

VINKA

NATALIE CHAN

Vinka Design has been bringing to life the dreams and aspirations of brides for over 50 years. Vinka Design specialises in custom made, designer wedding dresses, special occasion gowns and bridal accessories. From delicate silk wedding dresses, through to gorgeous tulle and beaded bridal gowns Vinka Design has something for every bride.

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.vinkadesign.co.nz

www.nataliechan.co.nz

DRESS DESIGNERS

ALISON BLAIN


WEDDING PLANNERS & STYLISTS

RED CREATIVE

STYLE ETC

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.

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.

www.redcreative.co.nz

www.styleetc.co.nz

LOVELY LIKE YOU

DAHLIA GRACE

Lovely Like You is an event, styling & planning company specialising in events that are unique, stylish, detailed and always memorable! We hand craft our events to match your style, taste & loves - at the end of the day it's all about you! We'll manage everything from start to finish and fuss over all the little things so that you don't have to!

With our exceptional expertise and experience we have the ability to embrace and value your vision and combine our innovative anddistinctive style to ensure your wedding design exceeds all of yourexpectations. As a specialist floral design and styling company wecelebrate individuality and work to ensure that your wedding is an extension ofyour character as a couple.

www.lovelylikeyou.com

www.dahliagrace.co.nz


VENUES

STARDOME

THE LANGHAM

Stardome Observatory is the perfect place for star-crossed lovers to celebrate their special day. Nestled in tranquil One Tree Hill Domain, Stardome can offer a magical backdrop for your wedding. Our elegantly refurbished Space Room is perfect for seated meals, and interactive space displays entertain guests while you’re off doing photographs.

Barolo provides a beautiful setting for your wedding with stunning décor, 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 atmosphere. The main restaurant is perfect for seating up to 60 guests, or for a more intimate occasion, the plush Private Dining Room seats 12.

www.stardome.org.nz

www.auckland.langhamhotels.co.nz

THE STABLES, MATAKANA

ABBEVILLE

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.

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.stablesmatakana.co.nz

www.abbeville.co.nz


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