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Bride & Groom #99 Summer - Autumn 2020

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.
editor’s letter

THIS ISSUE’S COVER: Gown: John Zimmermann Couture www.johnzimmermanncouture.com See more of this gown on page 93 Flowers: Dianna Marie - Think Flowers www.diannamarie.co.nz Jewellery: Cathy Pope Jewellery www.cathypope.co.nz Venue: Flatwhite, Waihi Beach www.flatwhite.co.nz Photographer: Lesley Walker Hair & makeup: Nikki Lovrich www.nikkilovrichmakeup.co.nz Model: Bridie from 62 Management See behind the fashion scenes www.brideandgroom.co.nz Dear Readers, Hooray! The weather is warm, the days are long and wedding season is in full swing! Whether you’re basking in the glow of being newly engaged, or deep in the throes of wedding planning, this issue of Bride & Groom magazine has plenty of hot tips and cool ideas for you. You can’t beat advice from those that have ‘been there and done that’, so on page 14 we share must-read pearls of wisdom from our recently married brides. Plus, our all-important gown shopping guide on…

8 min.
brides advice

REBECCA’S ADVICE • Be true to yourself and only invite those who bring joy to your lives. Don’t feel guilty about cutting out that distant relative you see once in a blue moon. • Have a steamer handy! It will quickly get rid of the cheeky creases that magically appear on dresses and suits. • Have a thorough event plan. Include the phone numbers of all your suppliers and two contact people on the day – not the bride and groom because they should be putting their feet up! HANNAH'S ADVICE • If you can, try and prioritise a videographer into your wedding budget. While this may seem like a ‘nice to have’ you will be forever thankful that you chose to hire one. A wedding video will bring the wedding day back to life…

3 min.
once a year sunday 3 may • 2020 ellerslie racecourse

Four floors of wedding specialists We’ve brought together the best wedding specialists in the country, for you to 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 Wedding 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 take in a fashion show, taste delicious cakes, hear live music, smell bouquets and try a bridal makeover. Show specials and prizes On Show day there will be lots of special offers and discounts from wedding specialists, plus giveaways, door prizes, and many amazing wedding and honeymoon competitions to enter. Follow us on instagram.com/nzbrideandgroom, then while at…

1 min.

a seven-night luxury holiday for two staying at Pacific Resort Rarotonga Visit the 2020 Bride & Groom Show and you could win a seven-night honeymoon in your own Premium Beachfront Suite at Pacific Resort Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Pacific Resort Rarotonga is a luxury resort decorated in contemporary Polynesian style overlooking flourishing tropical gardens and the gorgeous white sands of Muri Beach and lagoon. Relax, celebrate and take in the romantic atmosphere. The prize includes return flights for two from Auckland, airport transfers in Rarotonga, seven night’s accommodation, daily breakfasts, and use of snorkelling equipment and kayaks. Visit www.brideandgroomshow.co.nz for full terms and conditions. Travel is valid: 1st November 2020 to 23rd December 2020, 11th January 2021 to 30th April 2021 www.pacificresort.com www.cookislands.travel WWW.BRIDEANDGROOMSHOW.CO.NZ www.instagram.com/nzbrideandgroom www.facebook.com/brideandgroomshow @nzbrideandgroom #nzbrideandgroom #nzbrideandgroomshow…

1 min.
wedding inspiration

personalised guestbooks My Guestbook has a new range of personalised artisan guestbooks, handcrafted to capture messages and good wishes on your special day. They open flat to allow for writing, and are hand bound in a beautiful natural oatmeal linen cloth. Other guestbook designs include fingerprint trees and wooden hearts, all beautifully handmade in New Zealand. See their full range of bespoke guestbooks online. My Guestbook Phone 09 817 7363 @myguestbook www.myguestbook.co.nz no stress, full wedding A stress-free six-hour luxury wedding, with everything organised for you, is the exciting offering from Auckland’s Simply Wed. A pop-up wedding for 30 to 120 guests means no compromise. Choose from five wow-factor venues, priced from $9,995, including celebrant, photography, food, drink, cake and flowers. www.simplywed.co.nz wooden keepsake Enjoy looking back on your special day for years to come with your very own personalised…

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! bride & groom show Whether you’re newly engaged or after that special finishing touch, you’ll find all the ideas, inspiration and advice you need at NZ’s largest and most exciting wedding show. www.brideandgroomshow.co.nz 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 special offers, sign up to our e-newsletter. www.brideandgroom.co.nz pinterest Follow our Pinterest page to get inspired and pin content from local wedding vendors, plus save ideas, tips and downloads from gorgeous weddings and styled shoots…