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Bride & Groom #95 Summer 2018

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, Summer has finally arrived! Wedding season is in full swing, marriage proposals are taking place all over the country – happiness, love and romance are everywhere during this special time of year. If you’re newly engaged, this issue has your major wedding decisions covered. From choosing your ideal venue to finding a gorgeous gown and deciding on your big-day blooms, we’re here to help you on your wedding planning journey! For those whose I Do’s are just around the corner, we want to make sure you have your best day ever, so check out our fun ideas for entertaining guests at your reception, top beauty tips for your wedding day, and must-read advice for dealing with any mishaps that may occur! Our amazing readers weddings and styled shoots in this issue…

2 min.
sarah & josh

With the support of family and friends, from their new home in London, Josh and Sarah planned a stunning summer wedding at the family farm in Marlborough. The theme was ‘vintage and vines’, and they enjoyed a laid-back and happy day in a drop-dead gorgeous venue. Sarah tells us more… Josh is a winemaker and grew up surrounded by grapes on his family farm, so deciding on our location was easy. Longfield has been in the family since the 1800s, for five generations now. After exchanging vows at Nativity Church where generations of family had walked down the aisle, we headed back to Longfield’s garden and tractor shed for the rest of the celebrations. We exchanged vows in the church where generations of family had walhed down the aisle We’d flown home from…

5 min.
wedding inspiration

“Awesome show! Lots of great ideas. It was well worth travelling to Auckland!” Save the date Join us on Sunday 6 May 2018 as we celebrate New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting wedding event – the 23rd Bride & Groom Show! Packed with glitz, glamour and inspiring wedding ideas to suit all styles and budgets, the Show is a must-attend event for all couples planning their dream wedding and honeymoon. Ellerslie Event Centre and its beautiful gardens will be buzzing with the best the wedding industry has to offer – you’ll be able to meet designers, hear live music, taste cakes, smell bouquets, see table settings, marquees and cars, all in one place, on one day. On the day there’ll be lots of special offers, giveaways, and amazing competitions, including an awesome…

1 min.
our wedding hub...

instagram The place where we share all things beautiful, @nzbrideandgroom gives you inspo for those big-day details! We love seeing snaps of you enjoying the magazine, so share them with us using #nzbrideandgroom and tag the photo @nzbrideandgroom. You’ll be in to win! brideandgroom.co.nz Check out our website for inspiration, planning tools, wedding suppliers, real weddings, competitions, an online shop, free downloadables and more. For the latest news and offers direct to your inbox, sign up to our e-newsletter. www.brideandgroom.co.nz facebook Follow us to make planning a breeze! We’ll keep you updated with the latest wedding news and events, inspiring ideas, amazing competitions, bridal sales, behind-the-scenes photos from Bride & Groom, and much more! www.facebook.com/nzbrideandgroom bride & groom show Whether you’re newly engaged or after that special finishing touch, you’ll find all the ideas, inspiration and advice…

2 min.
bride & groom magazine show

SUNDAY 6 MAY • 2018 ELLERSLIE EVENT CENTRE 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! FOUR FLOORS OF WEDDING SPECIALISTS We’ve brought together the best wedding specialists in the country! You can source all the products and services you need for your special day all in one place, on one day. Whatever your wedding style or budget, the Bride & Groom Show has it covered – from fashion to florists, wedding planners, venues and photographers to cake designers, jewellers, honeymoon destinations, cars, marquees and more. You’ll be able to taste delicious cakes, hear live music, smell bouquets, try a bridal makeover, see styled reception tablesettings and much more. SHOW SPECIALS AND PRIZES Visit the Show and…

6 min.
floral fantasy

Do Spend time researching. Get to know what flowers you like, what colours might look good in your venue, and whether you want large arrangements, smaller grouped arrangements, garlands, or something else entirely. Check out readers’ weddings in Bride & Groom magazine to see how they’ve incorporated flowers into their big day, and follow your favourite florists on social media so you can see their work on a regular basis and get a sense of their style and specialities. Do Enlist a professional florist whose style you love. Make sure you get along well with them, and that they listen to you and will share your vision for the big day. Do Meet your florist after you’ve found your gown and venue, as these will influence the theme and feel of your…