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Bride & Groom #92 Autumn 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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New Zealand
The Fusion Group Ltd
R 74,03
R 148,17
2 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
bride & groom celebrates 30 years

ON THIS ISSUE’S COVER: Gown: Brides of Merivale www.bridesofmerivale.co.nz See more of this gown on pages 60-61 Flowers: Waiheke Flower Company www.waihekeflorist.co.nz Photographer: Neil Gussey www.bellephotography.co.nz Hair & Makeup: Nikki Lovrich www.nikkilovrichmakeup.co.nz Model: Nic Hogharth from Unique Models 2017 is an exciting year for us at Bride & Groom as it marks the 30th anniversary of our very first issue, way back in ’87. We’re also celebrating 22 years of our Bride & Groom Show. Bride & Groom was New Zealand’s first bridal magazine and its mission was to cover ‘everything you ever wanted to know about getting hitched – but didn’t know where to start’ so it wasn’t long before Bride & Groom became known as the ‘Bridal Bible.’ It’s amazing how time flies, but when I look back I’m proud of all we have achieved and…

2 min.
plan and personalise your wedding...

www.brideandgroom.co.nz For planning tips, advice and inspiration at your fingertips, head to www.brideandgroom.co.nz. Here you’ll find gorgeous real weddings, helpful articles, unique styled shoots, exclusive competitions, a list of the best wedding suppliers near you, and a free wedding planner to download. Don’t miss a thing! For the latest news and offers direct to your inbox, sign up to our e-newsletter. Facebook Find out what’s happening in the world of weddings by following Bride & Groom on Facebook! Check out inspiring wedding ideas, amazing competitions and much more – www.facebook.com/nzbrideandgroom Plus keep up to date with the Bride & Groom Show’s latest news and offers – www.facebook.com/brideandgroomshow Instagram The place where we share all things beautiful, Bride & Groom magazine’s Instagram is the perfect place to get inspiration for those big-day details! As well as us sharing…

1 min.
fall in love...

Surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and the moody winter light, this incredibly romantic wedding style is perfect for celebrating love in the cooler months… In contrast to the crispness of the season, this wedding style is flush with warmth, luxury and a delicate beauty that creates an incredibly inviting and romantic atmosphere. The rich palette of warm pink and purple tones, in shades of blush to bold, perfectly complements the natural elements such as the rustic wooden arch and stone fireplace. The flowers make a statement: delicate hellebore bursting with rich colour and a carefree vibe. The table setting is intimate and cosy under the warm light of tall candles and hanging vintage bulbs. Gold cutlery and crystal glassware provide a hint of opulence, and the fresh pear place setting, complete with…

3 min.
wedding inspiration

Join us at the Bride & Groom Show The countdown is on! Join us on Sunday 7 May 2017 for New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting wedding event – our 22nd Bride & Groom Show! Gather your friends and family, and come along and enjoy the party atmosphere! See the latest wedding trends and be inspired by the best wedding specialists, ready to help you create the day of your dreams! Many of our exhibitors will be offering special Show discounts so there’s an opportunity to save on your wedding essentials, plus there will be lots of amazing competitions to enter and prizes up for grabs, including an awesome door prize to win a luxurious honeymoon in Tahiti, and our Dream Wedding Package worth over $37,000 will be on display. On Show-day…

5 min.
make it magical

Every ceremony is as unique as the couple getting married. Take the time to research and get a feeling for how you want your service to play out. Here’s some advice for planning a spectacular ceremony… As well as being a joyful and magical occasion, your wedding ceremony is one of the most serious and important events of your lives. In less than an hour you will pledge your commitment to one another with heartfelt vows, complete the necessary legal requirements for marriage, exchange symbolic rings, and seal the deal with a kiss. SELECTING YOUR CELEBRANT Booking a celebrant should be one of the first things you tick off the to-do list. As the person who will stand at the altar and address your guests, assist you with your vows and legally pronounce…

1 min.
ceremony inspiration

Amazing arches... make your day fabulous Choosing the right celebrant to make your wedding ceremony perfect is easy! With years of experience, Sarah is personable, organised, offers choices and will guide you both. She’d love to hear from you. Sarah Bloxham My Celebrant – Your Celebrant Phone 09 575 3995 or 027 288 9802 Email sarah@mycelebrant.co.nz www.facebook.com/MyCelebrant www.mycelebrant.co.nz beautiful chapel The Howick Presbyterian Church has a beautiful, recently restored historic chapel available for weddings. It seats up to 120 people, with a larger 300-seat auditorium also available. Howick Presbyterian Church, Auckland Phone 09 535 4403 www.howpres.org.nz romance in rotorua Located in the manicured Government Gardens and looking out to the museum, the historic Te Runanga Tea House and Rotunda is perfect for intimate ceremonies and receptions. Its yesteryear charm, set amongst the gardens and ponds, makes it idyllic for the most romantic day of your…