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New Zealand Weddings Issue 65 Winter 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.

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Softly does itGown by Pronovias from Modes; wooden cake topper by Peg Creative; Linden Leaves diffuser; Elie Saab In White fragrance; heels from Forever New.Something blueThe waters of The Rarotongan Beach Resort; bridesmaid dress from The Stockroom; ring from Sutcliffe Jewellery; Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum. (EDITOR’S PHOTO CAROLYN HASLETT)As I lost myself in the nine New Zealand couples’ wedding galleries featured in this issue, not long before going to print, I felt a rush of excitement for not only the wonderful people who shared their celebrations with us (page 35), but also for you and the thousands of duos who are embarking on or are mid-way through the planning and personalisation of your own wedding day.Congratulations are in order if you’ve recently said ‘yes’, and a wave emoji for…

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contributors this issue

TONI LARSEN, of Toni Larsen PhotographyAs a photographer I feel so privileged to be part of one of the most joyous days of a couple’s journey together. I love seeing the different ways that people show their love and it’s a joy pursuing my passion while also creating a photographic legacy for my clients. If I was a bride again, I’d spend more time with my guests. I’m a huge supporter of ‘first looks’ and I wish I’d done one so I wasn’t away from everyone for several hours!SARAH MURRAY, writerLuckily my older sister got married a year before me, so was well versed on planning a wedding. She knew exactly what I’d like, so the whole process was really easy – I just had to look at what she’d…

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love at first sight

JUST A LITTLE CRUSHAt-home weddings are becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand, and for good reason! You’re using a completely unique, intimate location and have free rein over every aspect of your special day. But there is, of course, a lot to consider. Luckily, Whistling Reindeer (whistlingreindeer.co.nz) is here to make planning your table settings a breeze. If you’re on the hunt for stylish, high quality napkins, table runners, placemats or tablecloths, (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?) Whistling Reindeer are your go-to. We also love their beautifully scented candles, perfect for guest weddings favours. With hireage and delivery available nationwide, browse their extension collection today. Just don’t blame us if you find you keep going back for more!Zoe & Morgan Holos Engagement ring, from $9000WE'RE GREEN WITH ENVY FOR…

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JULYThe Coromandel Wedding ExpoSUNDAY 15 JULY, 10AM-4PM28 HAZARD STREET, WAIHI, COROMANDELIf you’re planning to tie the knot in the beautiful Coromandel, a look around The Coromandel Wedding Expo is a must. Early bird tickets go in the draw to win a $3000 photography package from the talented Chasing Light. Head along to check out all the best suppliers and vendors in the area, under one roof.Wedding & Co, by Butterfly KissesSUNDAY 29 JULY, 11AM-3PMTABULA RASA WEDDING AND EVENT CENTREBrought to you by the wedding planning team at Butterfly Kisses, the Wedding & Co showcase has all the ‘must-haves’ for your big day. And with Champagne and a goodie bag at the door, you’re guaranteed a day filled with inspiration and fun.AUGUSTDunedin Wedding ExpoSUNDAY 12 AUGUST, 10AM-2.30PMEDGAR CENTRE, 116 PORTSMOUTH DRIVE,…

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custom bridal jackets

HIGH FASHIONThe Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2018 show included this “ode to Sarah Jessica Parker”, with a white denim jacket with ‘Just Married’ embroidered on the back.Embroidered, hand-painted or otherwise, custom bridal jackets are everywhere – and for good reason. They are practical for weddings in the cooler months as well as being a totally bespoke accessory that works in photography sessions, during the next-day shindig, and can even be a heirloom for future brides in the family.Buy your jackets online with just a few clicks of the mouse or, if you’re into DIY, why not take a plain denim or leather number and truly make it your own?Create your own custom design by embellishing store-ready denim or leather: ■…

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pick of the bunch

ANNA & RACHAEL LYNCHTHE LITTLE FLOWER SHOP, AUCKLANDLocated in Auckland, The Little Flower Shop not only provides beautiful blooms, but stocks a carefully curated selection of lovely pots and plants for something a little different, décor-wise.IF YOU WERE GETTING MARRIED SOON, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR HERO FLOWER IN YOUR BOUQUET AND WHY?It might not sound very exciting but we couldn’t go past a beautiful blush rose as the hero (or obviously a peony if it was a November wedding)!WHAT IS A FLOWER THAT BRIDES DON’T OFTEN THINK OF THAT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY IN A BOUQUET?An orchid in the right shade can look stunning in a bridal bouquet (we adore the burgundy cymbidium).WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOLIAGE?We love eucalyptus with everything. Trai ling jasmine vine is another favourite. And it’s not strictly…