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Bride & Groom #91 Summer 2017

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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2 min.
dear readers,

Welcome to the summer issue of Bride & Groom magazine! It’s our favourite time of year with lots of wonderful weddings taking place all around the country, and here at Bride & Groom magazine we are celebrating our 30th anniversary – yes, it’s been thirty years since we launched our first issue in 1987. We’ll have special celebrations throughout 2017 including a free 15 month calendar with this issue, to help you mark all the important stages of your wedding planning. For newly engaged couples and those about to tie the knot, you’ll find our summer issue is packed full of useful advice and inspiration, including a guide to the hottest venues around the country and how to put a new twist on wedding traditions. Beautiful flowers can really make a…

2 min.
laura & paul’s summer wedding

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the New Zealand bush, Laura and Paul were married at a family property in a gorgeous wedding with a rustic vintage theme. Laura tells us more… On the morning of the wedding, Paul was surprised with a gift I had left with his suit – a new watch with a special engraving for him to wear for the big day. He looked handsome in a navy suit and bow tie with tan shoes and belt. I arrived, driven by my brother-in-law in his vintage Impala. As family is so important to us both, we had our four adorable nephews escort the bridesmaids down the aisle and our two gorgeous nieces in feathered dresses as flowersgirls. My dad walked me down the aisle in my custom-made lace…

4 min.
wedding inspiration

Save the date! Join us on Sunday 7 May 2017 for the wedding event of the year – the 22nd Bride & Groom Show! New Zealand’s largest wedding show is a fun and fabulous day out – a must-attend event for all couples planning their dream day. Four floors of Ellerslie Event Centre at Ellerslie Racecourse will come alive with the best the wedding industry has to offer, giving you the chance to meet designers, taste cakes and bubbly, see the latest bridal designs on the catwalk, view table settings and cars, smell bouquets, listen to live music, step inside marquees and more. Bring along your friends and family to experience the glitz and glamour of a real wedding atmosphere at the Bride & Groom Show. Many of our exhibitors will…

2 min.
bride & groom magazine show

SUNDAY 7 MAY ELLERSLIE EVENT CENTRE ELLERSLIE RACECOURSE, AUCKLAND Do you have your tickets to the biggest wedding expo in the country? Whether you’ve just got engaged or are after that special finishing touch, you’ll find everything you need to plan your perfect wedding at the 2017 Bride & Groom Show… What's on… The Bride & Groom Show is a truly fun and exciting day out. Bring along your family and friends to experience the atmosphere of a real wedding, starting as soon as you walk in the door when you receive a free glass of bubbly! Plus, you’ll be able to taste delicious cakes, hear live music, smell bouquets, try a bridal makeover, see styled reception tablesettings and much more. Four floors of wedding specialists We’ve brought together the best wedding specialists in the country! You…

2 min.
win your dream wedding

Check out this amazing prize package to help you create your dream wedding day... WIN your big-day look WORTH OVER $36,000! Enter Bride & Groom magazine's Dream Wedding Package on display at the Bride & Groom Show Sunday 7 May* Premium photobooth package from HotShots, valued at $770. www.hotshotsphotobooth.co.nz WIN your ceremony and reception Please visit www.brideandgroom.co.nz/win for full details and updates. See the Bride & Groom magazine's Dream Wedding Package on display at The Bride & Groom Show, Sunday 7 May 2017, Auckland. Order your tickets now to save money and receive a free gift: www.brideandgroomshow.co.nz…

3 min.
happy planning!

PLAN A PARTY Whether it’s a glass of Champagne with your family, a barbecue at home with friends, or a few drinks at your favourite bar, an engagement party is a fun way to share your happy news with the ones you love. It’s also the perfect opportunity to introduce key people from your lives who may be spending more time together as they help you plan your big day. VISUALISE YOUR STYLE Close your eyes and picture your dream wedding. Is it modern or vintage? A large, formal celebration, or a more relaxed and intimate occasion? Do you have a favourite colour or shared passion around which you’d like to create your theme? Browsing magazines is a good starting point for inspiration, and you can start making decisions around your vision. DECIDE ON…