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Bride & Groom

#98 Winter - Spring 2018

Bride & Groom is New Zealand’s No 1 selling magazine and the essential guide to getting married. Packed full of informative articles, reader’s weddings, inspirational ideas, helpful tips, latest trends and bridal fashion, to make your wedding planning a breeze.

New Zealand
The Fusion Group Ltd
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editor’s letter

THIS ISSUE’S COVER: Gown: Vinka Design www.vinkadesign.co.nz see description on page 115 Accessories from: Vinka Design www.vinkadesign.co.nz Photographer: Neil Gussey www.bellephotography.co.nz Hair & makeup: Nikki Lovrich www.nikkilovrichmakeup.co.nz Flowers: Dianna Marie - Think Flowers www.diannamarie.co.nz Flower wall background: Wunderwall www.wunderwall.nz Venue: Mantells on Tamaki Drive www.mantells.co.nz Model: Louise Yates from Red 11 See behind the scenes www.brideandgroom.co.nz Dear Readers, Welcome to our latest issue of Bride & Groom magazine, and congratulations to those who’ve recently become engaged! You’re about to embark on an exciting and busy time in your life as you plan your special day, and we hope the advice, ideas and inspiration on the following pages will help you create the wedding of your dreams. It’s been a very busy time of year for the Bride & Groom magazine team. We’ve just spent weeks reading through the mountains of entries for our 2018 Wedding of the Year competition. Thank you to all our readers who took the…

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bride & groom

ISSUE 98 MAY-OCT 2019 Bride & Groom magazine is published by The Fusion Group Ltd. 7b Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland 1025, New Zealand. Phone 09 336 1188 Email enquiries@brideandgroom.co.nz www.brideandgroom.co.nz PUBLISHERS Lesley Walker Colin Walker Polly Walker EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Lesley Walker EDITOR Simone Groves CREATIVE DIRECTOR Polly Walker ART DIRECTOR Eloise Ashby DIGITAL EDITOR Polly Walker PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Nathan Lonie ELECTRONIC ART Colin Walker Rob Nicol ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE Cat Jackson ACCOUNTS & SUBSCRIPTIONS Judy Ferguson BRIDE & GROOM SHOW COORDINATOR Judy Ferguson PRINTING Webstar DISTRIBUTION Ovato No: 98. 2019 ISSN 1170 - 8565 © COPYRIGHT 2019 THE FUSION GROUP LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The contents of Bride & Groom magazine are copyright and may not be reproduced in any form in whole or in part without the written permission of the publishers. All prices in this magazine are correct at time of printing, but are subject to change without notice. Editorial enquiries and submissions: Email editorial@brideandgroom.co.nz Editorial dept, Bride & Groom magazine, 7b Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland 1025 www.brideandgroom.co.nz Advertising enquiries: Phone 09…

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wedding of the year 2018 briar & mike

We’re delighted to share with you the wedding of Briar and Mike, our 2018 Wedding of the Year winners. The couple wanted a beautiful autumn wedding at home that reflected their personalities and love for one another. They certainly achieved this, and more! Briar tells us about their special day… ‘The family dairy farm provided the perfect location for our wedding, with a large marquee set on the rolling hills giving us the creative freedom to have our dream day. Hours and hours of preparation went into creating our rustic DIY setting. With Mike (Coops) being a builder many of my ideas were able to come to fruition – from the rustic wooden guest labels, to our handmade concrete candle, the hand crafted bridal table, and deer antler chandelier. We were…

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bride of the year 2018 hannah

Hannah and Ryan wanted their wedding to reflect the things that are important to them – their home, each other, and their beloved pet! The couple worked tirelessly to personalise many aspects of their special day, and Hannah couldn’t be more pleased with the result, as is evident in her beaming smile! She tells us more about their wedding… ‘As soon as we were engaged, we knew we wanted our wedding to be an intimate, relaxed gathering with our closest friends and families, and a reflection of us as a couple. We wanted to showcase the beauty of New Zealand to Ryan’s Australian family, and kept the wedding venue a surprise for our guests, which really added to the excitement and anticipation on the day! Anita at Vinka Design made my gown…

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groom of the year 2018 karl

Karl and Constance planned a beautiful wedding full of personal touches that made it truly unique. And, despite a small hiccup for Karl, their day went off without a hitch! Constance tells us more… ‘Creating our dream wedding together was a journey that evolved quite organically. We wanted an elegant country wedding with vintage touches to capture the essence of who we are as a couple. We are both quite creative and discovered a mutual love of DIY renovating our 100-year-old villa – so we wanted to be extremely hands on putting our wedding day together! Our friends and family all pitched in to help us set up the day before and it was really nice spending so much time together before the wedding. We had made, bought and supplied everything apart…

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wedding party of the year 2018 kim & max

Kim and Max were married in a gorgeous church ceremony before partying the night away at a nearby yacht club. The couple expressed so much gratitude for the special people that made up their wedding party, and spent their wedding day having the best time together. And, didn’t they look fantastic! Kim tells us about their day… ‘Some would say six groomsmen and bridesmaids are a bit much, but for us it was perfect. We spent the best day of our lives surrounded by our best friends and would not have wanted it any other way. Having such a big, fun-loving group helped with the organisation along the way and made for a very fun wedding and reception. Some of our favourite photos of the day are the ones showcasing their…