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New Zealand Weddings Issue 62 Spring 2017

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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NZ Weddings Magazine Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’ s| letter

The trees have begun to sprout green leaves, blossoms are painting the streets with colour, and each morning, it seems to be getting lighter and lighter. Spring is here, at long last, and with it comes the promise of sunny evenings spent amid the ambience of barbecues, fresh swims, and what will hopefully be a long, hot summer. If you’re counting down the last months until “I do”, there is of course even more to get excited about – and this is where New Zealand Weddings comes in. Our Planning section features lots of detail-oriented goodness for those of you whose wedding is on its final approach: The Ultimate Guide to Flowers (page 142) has everything you need to know about choosing blooms, while there’s some serious eye candy on page 130…

1 min.
latest & greatest

Want a unique way to keep guests entertained at the reception? Embrace your inner kid and hire arcade games and a candy floss machine. Consider filling a crane machine with favours, .and watch guests test their skills trying to pluck them out GET THE BLUES Trying to think of a way to incorporate your something blue, but not sure the hue fits into your bridal look? Get creative: these Trish Peng x Miramôr earrings have a sapphire hidden behind a diamond stud, Marc Jacobs’ eau de parfum is as blue as perfumes get, and if you’ve got a long gown, Mi Piaci has the ultimate pair of heels for just a subtle hint of powder blue BRIDAL HAVEN Found: your ultimate escape from the conventional at The Haven Bridal Boutique in Auckland. Its offering…

1 min.
heart beat

Introducing a few of our latest bejewelled loves: we’re crushing on the pearl resurgence (this Partridge iteration in particular) geometric metal shapes from Zoe and Morgan’s new collection, and the use of a double halo-effect on engagement bling. HAPPY HOST Got guests coming from overseas? Welcome them by arranging a bottle of local wine for their hotel room. Even if time with them is limited amidst the craziness of the big day, they’ll know you appreciate their presence SET THE SCENE From tropical palms to on-trend succulents, dramatic plant walls to living foliage arrangements, greenery is all the rage in the wedding décor world, and when it looks as good as it does, it’s a trend we’re happy to get behind. But don’t despair if your venue has no plants in sight: simply recruit…

1 min.
sweet talker

Per six ice creams, you will need: 340g coloured candy melts (available from speciality baking stores. You can also use white chocolate melts, and colour them with powdered food colouring) 50g vegetable shortening (approximately) Decorations of your choice Baking paper 1. Using a double boiler, gently heat the candy melts and shortening until pourable. Aim for a maple syrup-like consistency, thinning with more shortening if needed. Add food colouring if using. 2. Pour the chocolate into a tall glass, big enough to fit an ice cream held upside-down. 3. Working quickly, remove the ice creams from the freezer and dip them into the glass. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, then place carefully onto a sheet of baking paper. 4. Decorate to your theme, then place the ice creams back in the freezer. If using fresh flowers, place…

2 min.
heart beat

01.04.2017 Campbell’s proposal didn’t quite go to plan – we were on holiday in Bali and it happened to be the only rainy day, then I accidentally found out he was going to propose! Despite this, we were on cloud nine, celebrating with champagne and copious amounts of delicious seafood. Our ceremony was held at Auckland’s grand St Matthew-in-the-City and we strolled to the Quay Project in Britomart for our reception. We loved the raw simplicity of this venue. It was the ideal canvas for our city chic theme, and I knew with a simple colour palette, florals and plenty of flickering candles, the industrial space could really come to life. Our best family friend, Elizabeth Wilkinson, is an interior designer. She furnished the room and dressed it with masses of greenery…

2 min.
laid-back love

14.01.2017 Craig isn’t much of a romantic, but during a trip to the Champagne region in France he organised a picnic overlooking the vineyards. I had barely finished taking in the view before he was asking me to marry him – it was a wonderful surprise. Christchurch has always been home for us so it was the only place we considered holding the wedding. Driving into Tipapa Estate, we could immediately see our boho chic theme coming to life. For the reception, we dressed the estate’s woolshed with strings of lights, hanging leaves and doilies, and set out wooden chairs and long tables. These were decorated with floral centrepieces, succulents in gold goblets and candles in clear vases of all shapes and sizes for a touch of elegance. I wanted the tables…