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New Zealand Weddings Issue 63 Summer 2018

Four times a year New Zealand Weddings is the must-have buy for every modern bride with over 200 pages packed with advice and inspiration to help plan the perfect day. Innovative ideas and creative touches put a contemporary twist on tradition making New Zealand Weddings the modern guide for every bride.

New Zealand
Tangible Media Limited
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editor’ s | letter

Isn’t it incredible, how the time crawls when you still have many months until you say “I do”. Decisions get made slowly and purposefully, the foundations of your celebration are delicately woven together, and the timelines for those DIY projects stretch out ahead of you, their extravagant outcomes wholly plausible. Time is, after all, well and truly on your side – your only limit is your imagination. It’s with some surprise you realise you’ve hit the 10-weeks-to-go mark. And as if in a flash, it’s less than a month. Then it’s three weeks. Then somehow, it’s one day. New Zealand Weddings is here for you every step of the way, helping you get organised so that when you’ve only got mere hours left, you can relax knowing all the special details are…

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latest & greatest

The new Silk&Steel x Angela Daniel limited edition collection celebrates bohemian luxe and Italian summertime, with twinkling gemstones and sophisticated colour combos. Visit angeladanieljewellery.com. INTO THE BLUE Having just undergone a huge revamp of its wedding facilities, Hilton Lake Taupo is high on our hit list for venue recommendations. It’s an elegant blend of Victorian design, state-of-the-art technology and contemporary furnishings – not to mention those twinkling lake views! SAVE THE DATE Make a date with the first wedding showcase for 2018 at Cordis Auckland on April 8. The Cordis Heartfelt Wedding Showcase is a dedicated space to help you bring your dream day to life, with venue ideas, expert advice and a bridal catwalk, plus the chance to win your dream honeymoon.…

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love story

ULTRA PRETTY Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year has us seriously inspired. Ultra violet – a wedding-worthy hue that, when styled right, is all kinds of glam. Our favourite way to incorporate it? With sparkling confections from a favourite jeweller that you can wear for years to come. A wedding day gift to yourself? Why not! COLOUR BURST The latest trend to reach our ears is a thrifty one. Instead of expensive, one-use blooms at the end of each row at the ceremony, opt for potted colour – then, plant the blooms after the big day, or hand them to helpers as gifts. FOR HIM: SUITED UP South Island soon-to-be-weds, rejoice! Iconic local menswear designer Murray Crane (cranebrothers.com) is set to open a brand new Crane Brothers store in Christchurch; the first in the South…

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venue know-how

IS THERE FLEXIBILITY AROUND THE PACKAGES OFFERED? Pre-created packages are crafted to make your life easier by giving you an overview of what you can expect to have and pay. But that doesn’t always mean you’re absolutely limited to these options. Want to hire special chairs in place of the existing ones, for instance? Always check what flexibility your venue has – at Hilton Lake Taupo we’re very happy to create a personalised wedding experience, just for you. DO YOU HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE BACK-UP LOCATION IF THE WEATHER ISN’T SUITABLE? As much as we wish we could, no one can control the weather. To prevent any last minute panic, make sure your venue has a wet weather option – like Hilton Lake Taupo’s newly developed space, The Terraces: a great plan B if…

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prediction time: the royal wedding

THE TREND: Classic, timeless gowns Tongues have already begun to wag about who the potential designer may be, including London-based Kiwi designer Emilia Wickstead, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (who also designed Kate’s gown) and British designer Antonio Berardi. We’re predicting a lean towards a timeless dresses over the unstructured boho frocks we've seen trending. THE TREND: Small bouquets While overflowing and lush bouquets have been a popular choice for the past few years, expect a resurgence of smaller bouquets with a muted colour palette following the wedding. The British royal family are known for opting for a modest approach. Keep your eyes peeled for a peony or two though, Meghan’s known for her love of this bride-favourite, and with the wedding being held in May, they’ll be in-season! THE TREND: Three-stone engagement rings Designed…

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new zealand weddings 2018 dream wedding package worth $60,000

2018 DREAM WEDDING PACKAGE THE DREAM DAY The lucky winning couple will receive a fabulous wedding day package that includes: • Ceremony and reception at The Wharf Auckland • Bride’s gown by Jessica Bridal • Suits for the groom and groomsmen from Munns • Bridesmaid dresses by designer Amber Whitecliffe • Hair by Robyn Munro from Inspired Hair • Makeup by The Beauty Hub • Rings for the bride and groom by Carats Jewellery • Wedding photography by Jody Lidstone from I Do Photography • Ceremony performed by marriage celebrant Melanie Kerr • Wedding cake by Sweet Bites Cakes • Floral arrangements and bouquets from Twig & Twine Floral Co. • Reception music provided by Stephen Buckley from Mix It DJ THE HONEYMOON The winning couple will escape to The Havannah in Vanuatu for seven luxurious nights. The dream honeymoon package includes: • Return economy flights from…