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Chic Eco Weddings
Many of us take steps to be eco-friendly at home, whether it’s recycling waste, installing energy-saving light bulbs or buying fair trade coffee. But why stop there? You can also join the growing trend to have an eco-friendly wedding. There are plent
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Anna & Michael
We chose 1 March 2019 to be married, a significant date to us as we had been together seven years since then. What a perfect day it was! The weather was slightly overcast, which was lovely for photos, and the temperature was just right for our guests
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Home or Away
Now that you’re blissfully engaged and beginning to plan your dream day, it’s time to make one of the most crucial decisions about your wedding – the location. Whether you have your heart set on an idyllic island retreat or feel most comfortable with
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Lloyd & Angel
In May 2018 I married my favourite human at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel. Our theme was Wes Anderson crossed with Game of Thrones, inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel. Our guests were instructed not to hold back when choosing their outfits – the more
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Kelsey & Darren
♥ Get to know your vendors! They are what makes your day come together, so spend the time to get to know them before your wedding and it will make the day so much smoother. We had multiple meetings (and wine) with both our photographer and celebrant
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Celebrate in style with an elegant gift from the Kate Spade New York range. Choose from bespoke bridal items like cake knives and servers, toasting flutes or photo frames, to crystal vases or barware, jewellery boxes and tableware. Shop the range or
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Editor’s Letter
THIS ISSUE’S COVER: Gown: John Zimmermann Couture See more of this gown on page 93 Flowers: Dianna Marie - Think Flowers Jewellery: Cathy Pope Jewellery Venue: Flatwhite, Waihi B
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Amanda & Timothy
❤ Providing transportation for your guests can ensure you stay on schedule, which is particularly useful if you have photography constraints, and if you only have your venue for a fixed time. ❤ While the focus of the day is naturally on the bride and
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Brides 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 appea
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Romantic Escapes
Nautilus Resort is a cool, luxury beachfront resort, where you’ll be treated to an authentic South Pacific experience in elegant style. Situated on the white sand beach overlooking the turquoise waters of Muri Beach, celebrate your special day in thi
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Once A Year Sunday 3 May • 2020 Ellerslie Racecourse
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
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Shelvin & Samantha
Having locked in a date and a picturesque venue, we got to work planning our big day as we knew it was going to be a huge production to organise! Our tasks included hiring a marquee that would comfortably fit 200 people, organising catering, sound, l
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Wedding Inspiration
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
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Tinirau & Gemma
Matakana stole our hearts from our first adventure up there. We wanted our day to be fun and relaxed, and having two years to prepare meant we could do a lot of research into what we wanted, and book amazing vendors that could help us pull off our da
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Our Wedding Hub
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 i
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Joe & Priya
In traditional Indian style the festivities spanned several days and nights. In the week leading up to the wedding we started the celebrations with a Haldi, where close family and friends apply turmeric, a golden yellow spice that brings good luck an
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Health & Beauty
Gorgeous bride Anna was well-organised when it came to planning her bridal look when she married Matt. ‘Make sure you book your hair and makeup artists early to ensure you get what you want. And, think about what jewellery you will wear at your hair
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Caleb & Rosie
Arriving at the venue, the sight was astounding. I had visited and rehearsed there and knew from the first moment that this was the perfect venue for us. The open gardens surrounded by greenery and woodland-style trees were exactly what we were looki
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Groom’s Inspiration
Michael thanked his groomsmen for being part of his wedding day by gifting them with a bottle of whiskey and personalised glasses. Super stylish! See more from Anna and Michael's wedding on pages 106-109 Photos by Two Birds and Co. Zorilla offer an e
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Polly & Rhys
We both knew our wedding had to be a big whanau affair. With over 130 guests, four bridesmaids, four groomsmen, three flowergirls, two pageboys and two dogs of honour, there was a lot to organise. We focused on making our wedding uniquely ours. We so
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Brides Tribe
Based in Auckland and available online, The Stockroom is a boutique label creating effortless dresses in beautiful fabric. Their collection gives your bridesmaids the individuality to mix and match a style to suit their personality. Plus, they have g
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Janelle & David
Our rustic, French-inspired venue was just what we were after. There was an added bonus of having both the ceremony and reception in one location, allowing our guests to relax from the moment they arrived. We were always really excited about the autu
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Finding the One!
SET A BUDGET. There’s a huge range of gowns and prices, from outlet stores to top designer couture gowns, so have a price range in mind before going gown shopping. Remember to account for any alterations that may need to be made, accessories, a veil,
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Taylor & Carly
After eight years together, five years engaged, two baby boys and a dog, Carly and Taylor were more than ready to say ‘I do’! Their wedding day at the family bach was full of special moments – and surprises! Carly tells their story… Tokerau has alway
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Bride’s Inspiration
Debra Fallowfield is an artisan jeweller specialising in beautiful, bespoke engagement and wedding rings. Crafted entirely by hand, her work makes a refreshing change in a world full of mass-production replicas. These are unique pieces for individual
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Bride of the Year 2018 Hannah
Hannah and Ryan wanted their wedding to reflect the things that are important to them – their home, each other, and their beloved pet! The couple worked tirelessly to personalise many aspects of their special day, and Hannah couldn’t be more pleased
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Let Us Entertain You
Although the highlight for your nearest and dearest will no doubt be witnessing your ‘I dos’, treating your guests to some exceptional entertainment can take your nuptials to the next level. The beauty of modern weddings is that entertainment can tak
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Groom of the Year 2018 Karl
Karl and Constance planned a beautiful wedding full of personal touches that made it truly unique. And, despite a small hiccup for Karl, their day went off without a hitch! Constance tells us more… ‘Creating our dream wedding together was a journey t
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Aleks & Rose
Rose and Aleks met through rowing at Syracuse University in New York, became engaged and then moved to New Zealand, where Rose grew up. They shared a magical wedding day with friends and family from all over the world. Rose tells us about their speci
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Wedding Party of the Year 2018 Kim & Max
Kim and Max were married in a gorgeous church ceremony before partying the night away at a nearby yacht club. The couple expressed so much gratitude for the special people that made up their wedding party, and spent their wedding day having the best
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