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Bride & Groom #90 Spring 2016

Bride & Groom is New Zealand’s No 1 selling magazine and the essential guide to getting married. Packed full of informative articles, reader’s weddings, inspirational ideas, helpful tips, latest trends and bridal fashion, to make your wedding planning a breeze.

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New Zealand
The Fusion Group Ltd
R 74,03
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2 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

Dear Readers, Every year we receive hundreds of beautiful real weddings, and nearly all of them have one common theme. Couples want to make their wedding an amazing experience not only for themselves but especially for their guests. After all, your wedding is a rare occasion to get all your favourite people together in one place. These family and friends often play an important role in your relationship, so what better way to thank them for their love and support. On page 28 we share ideas for making your guests feel super special on your big day. As many of you gear up for your summer wedding, it’s a good idea to compile a last-minute to-do list – on page 208 we detail some must-have items. And, be prepared for any wedding…

2 min.
david & erina

Erina and David both grew up with the beach on their doorstep, so it was always going to be an important element in their wedding day. The couple gathered friends and family to celebrate at a beautiful vintage-inspired wedding on a secluded spot on the Coromandel. Erina tells us more… The location of our wedding meant that our guests had to stay locally over the weekend. With friends and family travelling from near and far, it was very special to have everyone together for a few days either side of the wedding. We are both relaxed and laid-back so we wanted our wedding to reflect this. The groomsmen looked dapper in white shirts, grey pants and mint-green bowties, while David wore a vest and skinny tie to stand out. Our bridesmaids wore…

1 min.
style guide

Floral For their relaxed beach wedding, Erina and David chose loose bouquets featuring blooms in pastel shades, which perfectly blended with the soft colours of the sea, sand and sky. The beautiful florals carried through to a breathtaking ceremony arch, and inside the venue, clusters of fragrant stems sat in mismatching crystal glassware. Props Wooden signs were painted with blackboard paint, guiding guests to the beach ceremony and reception on a hilltop overlooking Opito Bay. Picture frames were made into chalkboards displaying playful messages, old-fashioned games, props and furniture added to the vintage theme, and snuggly rugs provided comfort for guests as the evening cooled. Table Inside the beautiful white reception marquee, wooden chairs were teamed with banquet tables adorned with vintage glassware, treasured doilies and elegant black napkins tied with natural twine and handwritten…

1 min.
wedding inspiration

exclusive & intimate Introducing Auckland’s premier wedding location, Kauri Bay Boomrock. Perched on a stunning 200-hectare property just 45 minutes from central Auckland, this unique location boasts spectacular panoramic views across the Hauraki Gulf and beyond. The purpose-built lodge caters for up to 250 guests with a strong focus on outstanding New Zealand cuisine, wine and service. Kauri Bay Boomrock 777 Clevedon-Kawakawa Road, Auckland Phone 09 298 7779 Email events@kauribayboomrock.co.nz www.kauribayboomrock.co.nz bespoke guestbooks Create a stunning keepsake of your wedding day with this classy photo booth guestbook from My Guestbook. Beautifully handcrafted to order by an artisan book binder using traditional methods right here in New Zealand. See the full range of bespoke guestbooks online. My Guestbook Email tracey@myguestbook.co.nz www.myguestbook.co.nz elegant setting Mona Vale is a gracious homestead inspired by English elegance, offering a venue with a sense of occasion for up to…

1 min.
win a free gift registry with honeypot registry

the perfect gift Goodbye crockpots and towels... Honeypot Registry lets you ask for contributions to your honeymoon or big purchases. Guests contribute to your chosen gift, you get the money in your bank account, and everyone’s happy. Ideal for couples who already live together but dream of the perfect honeymoon! Honeypot Registry Email support@honeypotregistry.co.nz www.honeypotregistry.co.nz www.facebook.com/HoneyPotRegistry We have a free gift registry set-up with Honeypot Registry to give away, valued at $130. To enter, visit www.brideandgroom.co.nz/win Closes 12/12/16 unique location The Tannery exudes ambience and is one of the most spectacular buildings in Christchurch. Imagine celebrating your wedding beneath the stunning glass atrium, treating your guests to an elegant evening with fine food and wine; then dancing until late in a gallery that is reminiscent of Parisian style or Hollywood glamour. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Christchurch Freephone…

1 min.
stationery inspiration

award-winning designs Alyssandra is passionate about combining great ideas with good designs to ensure couples create their perfect wedding stationery. Nationwide delivery available. Gold winner at the Pride in Print Awards 2014, 2015 and 2016. Alyssandra. Phone 03 451 1528 or 021 451 151 www.alyssandra.co.nz fabulous in foil New to the range of products at Pinc are these stunning blank foil-printed stationery sets – great for DIY brides, or let Pinc do the design and print for you. A custom print service is also available, with a huge range of gorgeous foil colours and paper stocks. Provide your own designs or talk to their designer. Pinc Ltd. Phone 09 421 1157 or 0274 452 691 Email info@foilprinting.co.nz www.foilprinting.co.nz love letters Paper Rose Stationery offers beautiful invitation designs to announce your big day in style! View the collections online and personalise…