Women's Lifestyle
New Zealand Weddings

New Zealand Weddings Issue 69 Winter 2019

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.

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in this issue

1 min.
welcome from the publishers!

Welcome to our first edition as owners and publishers of New Zealand Weddings magazine. Getting married is a dream held by many, with more than 20,500 marriages each year in New Zealand. The wedding industry is thriving and we feel honoured to be a part of this very exciting market. THANK YOU The latest Neilsen survey has seen New Zealand Weddings magazine increase its readership by 28 per cent to 92,000 readers per issue! So, a huge ‘thank you’ to all our brides and grooms who regularly read this magazine – and welcome to our new readers. TELL US We hope that this magazine will become your ‘bible’ when planning your special day and honeymoon. Please let us know what you like, and what you’d like to see more of in future issues. After…

2 min.

Congratulations are in order! Not just to each and every one of you reading this magazine, for your recent (or perhaps not-so-recent) engagement, but also for three major New Zealand Weddings prize winners, that have just been announced. Two lovely couples will soon be jetting off to Rarotonga for five wonderful nights at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort (moanasandslagoon.com-rarotonga.com): Kelsey and Clarke Baker of Auckland built their wedding ceremony and reception spaces from the ground up, and are our Couple of The Year. Jodie Young of Blenhiem – who wed her partner Chris in Marlborough – has been announced as our Bride of The Year. Both of these winners couldn’t be more genuinely excited to have won this amazing travel and accommodation prize. Both didn’t get a chance to have a honeymoon, so…

1 min.
calendar of events

28TH JULY 2019 Jessica Bridal Couture Show, Auckland Experience the spring/summer 2020 colllection unveiling, cocktail in hand. jessicabridal.co.nz 24TH AUGUST 2019 Dunedin Wedding Expo Meet a range of local event experts all under one roof for your convenience. dunedinweddingexpo.nz 24TH AUGUST 2019 Pop Up Events Wedding Fair, Nelson Meet the region’s industry stars – get there early for a goodie bag! popupevents.co.nz 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019 Raro and Aitutaki Wedding Show – Auckland Held at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre. marketing@cookislands.co.nz 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019 Wild Hearts Wedding Fair, Christchurch Find Australasia’s best at this uber modern reimagining of a bridal expo. wildheartsweddingfairs.co.nz 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019 Better Together, Christchurch A wedding fair focussed on sensory experience through vendor installations idoforyou.co.nz 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019 Wedding & Event Expo, Waipawa, Hawke’s Bay Come along to see what the Bay has to offer brides-to-be. riverparkeventcentre.com 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019 Wild Hearts Wedding Fair, Gibbston Be inspired by the latest in international bridal trends at a…

2 min.
new and noteworthy

Trish Peng x Blush Flowers Infusing a love of flora and bridal, Trish Peng’s latest Flora Collection was showcased in Blush’s new space. It’s safe to say, we’re in love! NO-FAIL NAILS If you’re into luxe nail options, you need to know about Teddy Lane. Ideal for brides and bridesmaids, these are the best in luxe fashion nails – and the biz is owned by a lovely Kiwi mum and daughter duo. Get professional nails for a fraction of the price of a salon session – and they can be easily removed and worn again. teddylane.com Bring wedding memories to life Kiwi start-up, Phable, has launched a new playable photobook - a way to literally bring memories of your wedding day to life, as videos can be embedded into the photo album and played via…

6 min.
what’s next?

Hair Say Bridal gowns are embracing bows this year, but it doesn’t end there. Nicole Kidman’s hairstylist Kylee Heath, who has been trusted with the gorgeous locks of Margot Robbie, Sofia Vergara, Isla Fisher and Emma Roberts, says: “With ribbons and bows being a huge trend throughout award season, I think it will carry over to wedding hair. I love the idea of a low ponytail with a ribbon tied in it or a bow to finish off the look.” Tiffany Thurtell, the creative director at Alan Buki Hair (the celebrity hairdresser who worked on Miranda Kerr and Madonna) comments: “The biggest wedding trend we have seen so far in 2019, is hair accessories. Hair throughout 2018 became so undone and relaxed, giving a very bohemian vibe. Moving into now, hair is still relaxed…

5 min.
laura and chris

15.12.2018 Chris and I knew of each other before we officially met through friends, as our families played sport and went through school together. The first actual ‘date’ we had was a quick coffee at a local café. The conversation was easy and we instantly connected. Eight years later we were married! We wanted our wedding to be simple and relaxed to reflect our laid back personalities and minimalist style. Country House Farm was the first and only venue we looked at. When we went to visit, we knew straight away that it was where we wanted to get married - it’s a rustic yet elegant barn. It also turned out to be just two minutes from my parents’ house - but we never knew it was there! We liked that it…