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April 2016 | Issue 18 | FREE

Romantic honeymoons

at home or away Venue variety




best-dressed bridesmaids create the perfect line-up

Elegant gowns April 2016 – ISSUE 18

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Expensive and exquisite dresses are often to be found in the “for sale� columns, or on Trademe. Many have been purchased or imported from overseas and you may discover a genuine designer bridal gown at a fraction of the original cost.You can always have it re-fitted or altered with beading or a trim to your personal taste.


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Stockists of • Venus • Stella York • Essense • Martina Liana • Cizzy • Zavana ‘An exquisite selection of dream gowns in sizes 2-28’

Phone 0274 689 707· 269 North Road, Invercargill· Open by appointment only www.facebook.com/BelleBridalBoutiqueINV

335 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin. Ph 03 487 6497 www.bridalspecialists.co.nz

Sunday 28 August 9.30am – 4.00pm

Airforce Museum 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch Tickets: $15.00 wtr@starmedia.kiwi

As unique as you Understated elegance with a hint of contemporary flare epitomises a Brides of Merivale Bride. Whether her gown has a slight vintage or a more classic feel you can always be assured that her gown has been meticulously styled to her individual personality. Stocking Australasia’s award winning labels Wendy Makin, French Collection, BellaDonna, Caleche Bridal and Peter Trends and stunning international label Watters Bridal you can be sure that each gown has been chosen because of its quality and attention to detail. Offering a stunning range of accessories to complement each gown and an exclusive in store alteration service, a Brides of Merivale gown is one you will love and treasure on your wedding day. Brides of Merivale... as unique as you.

By Appointment only 226 Barrington St, Somerfield, Christchurch Ph 03 337 0226 www.bridesofmerivale.co.nz | info@bridesofmerivale.co.nz

As unique as you

569a Colombo Street Christchurch 03 377 6800 www.tocherish.co.nz


f o r South Is land Brides

Travel to one of our stores, buy your gown, and we will give you a credit on account, towards those travel costs. We can deliver your gown to Christchurch so you need only travel once.

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The Tailor, The Dressmaker and the Bride Because whatever we do, we will make a difference!

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Ph 03 343 5438 44 Clyde Rd, Ilam www.sacs.co.nz sacs@xtra.co.nz



Make It Memorable Working together we can create your perfect ceremony …so let the magic begin! 027 434 2486 bev@marriagecelebrant.net.nz marriagecelebrant.net.nz

Ensuring you have the

Wedding Day you desire Julie Lassen Marriage Celebrant Phone 337 8108 or 027 278 2248 julieL79@gmail.com Facebook Julie Lassen Celebrant


No. 1 Bridge Street, Nelson 548 4523 | 0274 845 353

info@glenjames.co.nz www.glenjames.co.nz

Leading the way in design and repair of exquisite jewellery

Unit 8, 73 Peterborough Street, Central City, Christchurch P. 366 7737 E: enquiries@canterburyjewellers.co.nz

Perfection Made Possible Custom Wedding Rings Nestled among the boutiques on New Regent Street, Polished Diamonds provides a unique experience allowing you to personally design the wedding ring of your dreams. We realise that putting on a wedding can be an expensive task, which is why at Polished Diamonds we aim to provide you with excellent value. Advanced technology promises precision that ensures ultimate perfection. Laser engraving, 3D printing and virtual CAD modelling produce flawless symmetry and ensures

the stone and setting fit seamlessly together, as well as fit perfectly around other rings. We can size and measure your existing engagement ring and create your wedding ring to form a perfect set. Each ‘haute couture’ item comes with a lifetime guarantee and the factory direct value is simply exceptional – why go anywhere else?

30 New Regent Street, Christchurch CBD 0800 233 299 www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz

Tying the Knot... over 300 wedding rings on display

Modern WESTENDE JEWELLERS 421 Colombo Street, Sydenham www.westendejewellers.co.nz Telephone: (03) 366-5475

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Your best dress address


363 Lincoln Road (Moorhouse Ave end) Christchurch Parking alongside the Railway line www.parkavenue.co.nz

Ph 374 5858

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Individuality & Flair Shop 12, Rolleston Square, Rolleston. Phone 347 1151

SMITH & BOSTON your designer fashion destination

for sizes 6 - 20

SMITH & BOSTON Shop 6, 573 Springs Road, Prebbleton Village | Christchurch OPEN MONDAY - SATuRDAY

Ph: 03 349 5646 | www.smithandboston.co.nz

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Weddings at The George The Luxury Boutique Hotel on the Park

A day you’ll never forget P: 03 371 0255 E: weddings@thegeorge.com

50 Park Terrace pinterest.com/thegeorgechch



Mobile and moveable, you can have your wedding almost anywhere if you have a marquee. Always popular in summer, they can also be adapted all year round to provide unique shelter in any weather and are available in a variety of sizes. Erected on a field, a farm, a beach, a garden, a hilltop or at your place, marquee hire can include silk linings, tables, chairs, dance floor, buffet, bar, lighting, sound, heaters and decorations!

conferences and events harvard bar & cafĂŠ private accommodation

Helping you create that special day

Create your own special day at Wigram Base. With 1.5 acres of gardens, quaint weatherboard chapel and art deco parquet ballroom all at our heritage art deco venue, we can do it all. Just 5 minutes from town and 5 minutes from the airport we have the perfect blend of town and country. Talk with our experianced team today about how we can help you. All inclusive packages for the day from as little as $55 per person

ph/ 03 341 5910 cell/ 0273 275 491 info@wigrambase.com www.wigrambase.com

14 henry wigram drive, wigram, christchurch

Exclusive Romance

www.stonebridge.co.nz enquires@stonebridge.co.nz P 03 693 7912 - M 027 415 7869

Hotel Ashburton is a complete wedding resort featuring beautiful gardens, modern accommodation and award winning cuisine.

Your Wedding, Your Way

at Hotel Ashburton

Our function rooms allow the flexibility to host 20 or 400 guests. Enjoy every moment with not only your spouse‑to‑be but with family and friends with pre‑ and post‑wedding events. With Hotel Ashburton’s designated Wedding Coordinator by your side throughout the entire planning process, and with personalised support from the Hotel’s staff, you will enjoy a hassle‑free day, where everything is taken care of. With multiple venues, flexible spaces and the ability to customise, we can work with you to create your wedding, your way.

Book & Save $850 Book your wedding at Hotel Ashburton, mention the code WithThisRing, and receive $850 off when you secure your date and pay your deposit before 30 June 2016.*

*Terms and Conditions apply. Further details available from the Wedding Coordinator at Hotel Ashburton.

Enquire today!

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Small , boutique , intimate weddings.

At Memorys we endeavour to keep things simple and effective, offering you exceptional hospitality and service for your big day...


• Our main restaurant dining room seats up to 24 people offering courtyard views • The Boardroom is an intimate elegant dining area which seats up to 8 people. • Our large Courtyard area, is perfect in Spring, Summer & Autumn for small boutique intimate weddings.

227 Leeston Rd, Springston | Ph 03 329 5554 | info@memorys.co.nz | www.memorys.co.nz


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WEDDINGS Our simple package options give you more choice for your wedding day requirements.

QUALITY HOTEL ELMS www.qualityhotelelms.co.nz P. 0800 10 99 10 E. events@qualityhotelelms.co.nz

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Make life more eventful.

And they all lived happily ever after From pitch perfect views across Hagley Oval to the beauty of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, we have the venue options and expert management to help make your fairytale day an incredible experience all round. Go to vbase.co.nz or call us on 0800 VBASE NZ to see how we can best help you.

Situated in the heart of Dunedin’s picturesque heritage district, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum offers a range of high quality venue options, perfect for your special day.

31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin


Phone 477 5052


Email toitusom@dcc.govt.nz


This Garden of National Significance offers an exclusive environment for you and your guests to celebrate your wedding ceremony, cocktail reception or wedding photographs. For all enquiries, please contact Functions and Events Coordinator, Phone 03�477�5052. Corner of Rattray and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin, chinesegarden@dcc.govt.nz



Discover Larnach castLe New Zealand’s Castle

“THE PERFECT SETTNG FOR YOUR WEDDING” Phone 03 476 1616 Freephone 0800 527 6224 | Email functions@larnachcastle.co.nz | www.larnachcastle.co.nz

There are so many romantic, beautiful wedding venues located on the rail links. At a church, a restaurant, on a beach, in the country, or in the Taieri River Gorge? You can even get married on a train. We can accommodate any number of guests. You can hire a complete train set, or a single carriage, or travel on the first class comfort of the ‘Dunedin Silver Fern’ railcar which seats 94. All trains are fully licensed and have buffet nibbles. Give our Rail Journey Planner a call today.

P (03) 477-4449 • E reserve@dunedinrailways.co.nz • www.dunedinrailways.co.nz

For Quality Imaginative Food A unique catering service providing creative cuisine for cocktail parties, suppers, dinners, corporate events, weddings, birthdays, afternoon & high teas and more. Call subLime Catering for a truly culinary experience. Contact Nicola Cairns, the award winning chef and owner on 021 661 642 or 03 487 7495

www.sublimecatering.co.nz | info@sublimecatering.co.nz

Your Perfect Day at Unforgettable Aoraki Mt Cook


From a kaleidoscope of mountainous backdrops, superb honeymoon and guest facilities, experienced hospitality staff and first class cuisine, the Hermitage is the perfect destination for your wedding and reception. Wedding packages can be tailored to suit all requirements,

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whether it’s an intimate wedding party or a large event catering for up to 250 guests. Our wedding coordinator will work closely with you to make your wedding day dreams a reality and give you lasting memories as you start your life together as husband and wife.

Plan your Alpine Wedding today www.hermitage.co.nz or call 0800 68 68 00

We’ve got your Wedding Covered FUNCTION CENTRE

Nelson’s premier Wedding Showcase

Sunday April 17 10am - 4pm Tahuna Function Centre 70 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson FREE entry Browse exhibitors showcasing everything you need for planning your special day. Find us on facebook under Nelson Wedding Showcase

Wedding Packages • Full Catering Service Accommodation On-site • Seven Function Rooms Available Phone 03 545 7857 | Email info@nelsonfunctions.co.nz


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Real food, freshly made Served with love Whatever you want, wherever you want it. Fresh and exquisite... a real food experience. Contact: Nicky Geddes, 03 374 6662, 021 709 220 info@vervecatering.co.nz www.vervecatering.co.nz


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Going the Extra Mile NZ Limousines provides both dressed and undressed bridal cars in Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin Our drivers who have been trained in bridal work, take great pleasure in providing a reliable, professional and fun service for the bridal party.

Whether it be calming the nerves of the bride or assisting with both planned and unplanned last minute events we do it with a smile and considerable pride. Our extensive fleet enables us to supply multiple matching vehicles so no matter how many you need we will be able to help.

Contact gerard@corporatecabs.co.nz or phone 03 379-6162 for further details.

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make life long memories from the heartwarming to the hysterical with the dear ones in your life. 03 382 5093



For further information, phone Dean on 021 505 161 or visit www.deannorrie.com

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NEW IN RAROTONGA! ALL-INCLUSIVE WEDDING! The home of Rarotonga’s most beautiful sunset beach weddings, the iconic familyfriendly Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa and adjacent 4.5 star adults-only boutique resort Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, now offer the new DREAMTIME ARURU ‘HAVEN OF LOVE’ ALL-INCLUSIVE wedding package!

DREAMTIME ARURU – RAROTONGA All-Inclusive Wedding ❤ only $5999!

❤ Sunset Beach Wedding Ceremony – ARURU ‘Haven of Love’ (includes choice of 4 beautiful wedding locations!) + ❤ Lavish Wedding Reception Buffet Dinner for 30 Guests (2 menus to choose from!) + ❤ 3-Hour Beverage Package for 30 Guests + ❤ Wedding Reception Venue Hire (either Blue Lagoon Marquee or Treetops Verandah Room) + ❤ 1-tier Wedding Cake +

❤ FREE use of Latitude 21-30 private nightclub for into-the-night after-party (no 10pm curfew!) + ❤ 5-nights Beachfront Suite accommodation @ Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach for the Bride & Groom! + ❤ Return Airport-Resort Transfers on Rarotonga for the Bride & Groom! ❤ All for an amazing $5999!

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa and Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach are both located on the stunning southwest coast of Rarotonga – ensuring that you are able to live your dream of a beautiful sunset beach wedding, right on the island’s best white sandy beach with the sun setting across our sparkling blue Aroa Lagoon, the Lagoon of Love. Pure bliss!

EMAIL weddings@rarotongan.co.ck NOW TO SECURE THIS AMAZING-VALUE PACKAGE FOR YOUR PREFERRED DATE FOR YOUR BIG DAY! Aroa Beach + Lagoon Marine Reserve | Rarotonga | COOK ISLANDS P (+682) 25800 | F 25799 | info@rarotongan.co.ck | www.TheRarotongan.com

‘the perfect place to combine

a tropical, beautiful, romantic wedding and relaxing honeymoon’

Air Vanuatu - The ONLY airline providing business class seats between Auckland and Port Vila. The ONLY airline offering convenient middle day arrivals and departures at Auckland every Wednesday and Saturday ensuring connections to and from all NZ domestic airports. The ONLY airline offering fantastic childrens fares! We know our place better than anyone

Free Meals... Free Drinks... Free Headsets... 23kg Baggage allowance... ...Every Passenger, Every Flight.


airvanuatu@airvanuatu.co.nz www.vanuatu.travel

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Debbie Moody Marriage/Civil Union Celebrant

Helping to make your day


debbie@amazingdays.co.nz | Phone 0274 314 967 PO Box 234, Hanmer Springs 7360

‘Imagine a place so luxurious and comfortable you never want to leave’ Nestled in the centre of this gorgeous Alpine Village we have the ultimate in luxury 5 Star Accommodation offering intimate Weddings and special occasions for up to 60 guests


Prices From $10,995

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We are incredibly spoilt in Hanmer Springs when it comes to having everything a Bride & Groom could hope for, for themselves and their guests, especially when it comes to photography Conveniently everything is so close by which allows us to work in absolutely incredible locations. Enjoy the incredible views into and within the mountains, the tranquility and color that is in abundance in the forestry, local parks & gardens, beautiful rivers, dramatic sunsets and a variety of fantastic venues. Because your guests have such a good time coming on a weekend get-away for the wedding, spirits are always high and everyone relishes the moment. For this reason I put an emphasis on

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Transform your day into something truly spectacular at the Heritage Hanmer Springs, with majestic mountain views and immaculate gardens providing an amazing backdrop for your ceremony.

This romantic landmark venue has been completely restored to complement an alpine village experience for guests. While you are just 90-minutes from the heart of Christchurch, you’re a world away from the ordinary, in a stunning alpine retreat that will enchant you and your guests. The Heritage Hanmer Springs

team can take the stress away by arranging all the details for your special day – from tailor made menus to pampering massages. There’s a range of venue options - a fabulous Ballroom complete with open fireplace, or a stylish charming and unforgettable lawn wedding in the picturesque gazebo. Walk amongst beautiful

gardens for fabulous photographs and enjoy a complimentary honeymoon suite on your wedding night with complimentary bottle of bubbles (conditions apply). Heritage Hanmer Springs offers elegance, a spectacular location, and personalised service, a wedding destination like no other.

Stunning destination, enduring memories.

Choose scenic mountain views to provide an amazing backdrop for your ceremony.

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Receive a complimentary honeymoon suite* when you book your wedding, worth over $5,000, at Heritage Hanmer Springs. Weddings booked Sunday to Thursday also receive half price venue and equipment hire*. * Conditions apply.

You’re Somewhere Special


Talk to Emma Dawson to view this spectacular alpine retreat for your wedding. Email: EmmaD@heritagehotels.co.nz Phone: +64 3 315 0065


Marble Point Winery is the perfect venue for a memorable wedding in the stunning Canterbury high country.


Contact us today to discuss your requirements and we can work with you to create your unforgettable wedding.

P 03 315 7579 | www.marblepoint.co.nz

2254 Mouse Point Road, Tekoa Range, Hanmer Springs


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