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New Zealand Weddings

New Zealand Weddings Issue 66 Spring 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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NZ Weddings Magazine Ltd
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in this issue

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’Tis the season to be married! Spring and summer is beautifully busy for weddings in New Zealand, with thousands of couples opting for beachside or backyard nuptials that make the most of our wonderful climate and impressive landscape (not to mention, breathtaking sunsets). What’s fantastic about modern marriages is the desire to navigate away from the norm – if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the word ‘personalise’ when someone talks about their special day ideas… It’s important that many of the traditional aspects remain – the invitation process, the ceremony and its importance, the day/night (or in some cultures, three-day) celebration, and of course the food, drink and dancing – but we are excited by couples creating weddings that reflect their own love story, values and style in…

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new and noteworthy

NEW COLLECTION GOES TO CUBA “Cuba as a destination for our most recent photoshoot came about simply because it’s different, it’s ‘now’, and it’s changing,” says designer Anita Turner of Vinka Design. “It’s such an incredible country with so much history; it made a spectacular backdrop. I loved the movement of our Iris gown when we shot at the Malecon seawall. The silk chiffon just looked so dreamy and fluid, total love!” See more from this shoot on page 118. ADD A SWEET AND PERSONAL TOUCH TO YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH FAVOURS, CAKE TOPPERS (WHICH MAKE FOR A GREAT KEEPSAKE AFTER THE WEDDING), AND CREATIVE SAVE-THE-DATE IDEAS. ALL LOVINGLY MADE BY CREATIVE KIWI BUSINESSES. Five times the fun Mismatching bridesmaid dresses just got a lot easier, thanks to The Main Event – a collection…

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calendar of events

Naumi Says I Do SATURDAY 27 & SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER, 10AM-2PM NAUMI HOTEL AUCKLAND AIRPORT, AUCKLAND Described as an eclectic wedding show, Naumi Airport Hotel is hosting their very first wedding showcase. Head along to check out venues and fully furnished rooms across their property and meet with their preferred vendors including Raj Tents, La Lumiere and more. There’s no need to purchase tickets, just head along for an inspiring day. Soljans Wedding Expo SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER, 10AM-2PM SOLJANS ESTATE WINERY & CAFE, KUMEU Make your way to the picturesque township of Kumeu, to visit the Soljans Estate Winery. Showcasing their unique ceremony and reception venue, go along and sample a complimentary glass of their award-winning wine, sample delicious canapés and go in the draw to win some amazing prizes and offers. Already sorted your…

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destination ‘i do’

A destination wedding is not for everyone – some couples rule it out very early on as they’re aware that family and friends may not be able to come for a variety of reasons. For others, being able to spend more than a few hours with their nearest and dearest, often in an idyllic tropical setting, is an option they wish to investigate. Anita Gatley (weddingtravel.co.nz) is an expert in destination wedding and honeymoon planning. We caught up with her to chat about the latest trends in organising a celebration outside of New Zealand. WHAT ARE POPULAR DESTINATIONS FOR KIWIS GETTING MARRIED OVERSEAS? Destination weddings are becoming increasingly desired and local destinations such as Rarotonga and Fiji, whilst still extremely popular, are being expanded to horizons such as Thailand, Hawaii, Bali and the…

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neon statement

For a while, neon signs were synonymous with the flashy lights of New York’s Times Square or the marker of a nondescript alleyway bar. But over the last few years there has been a revival of neon signs, now with the cool kids' stamp of approval. You’ve probably seen them on the walls of the hottest eateries in town, inside people’s homes, illuminating catwalks and, yes, they’ve even made it into weddings. These colourful additions are the perfect way to personalise your day: have them spell out your wedding slogan, hashtag or new last name. There’s always the classic ‘Mr & Mrs’, or decorate your space with a ’gram-worthy shape or image – the options are endless. Post-wedding, repurpose your sign by adding it to your home décor. On a budget? If custom neon…

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how to: preserve your bouquet

Artist Natalie Parker started painting bridal bouquets as part of a 60-day challenge prior to a solo art show in Wellington. The goal was to ‘loosen up’ her style and explore a range of flower varieties. Little did Natalie know then, this would lead to a bloomin’ amazing idea. “During a live bouquet painting session, I was painting small dots, which I call pearls, onto a bouquet painting,” she explains. “A lady who was watching me create it commented, ‘Oh, you paint brides’ bouquets – how lovely!’” That was the turning point. “I knew I was onto something great, and that there was a need for this service. I started by painting bouquets for close friends and family. From here, I put together a range of packages and pricing options for brides. natalieparkerartist.com WE…