As I lost myself in the nine New Zealand couples’ wedding galleries featured in this issue, not long before going to print, I felt a rush of excitement for not only the wonderful people who shared their celebrations with us (page 35), but also for you and the thousands of duos who are embarking on or are mid-way through the planning and personalisation of your own wedding day.
Congratulations are in order if you’ve recently said ‘yes’, and a wave emoji for you if you’ve picked up a copy of this magazine as a family member or friend who’s part of the bride’s support team.
I’d like to think that New Zealand Weddings is a part of your tribe too, and that the idea-packed pages you’re about to dive into can provide intel about what you want your wedding to look like and, importantly, to feel like.
With more than 65 bridal gowns shown in this issue, we present by far the most efficient way of window shopping before you book your session at the boutique. We’ve got the blokes covered as well; simply leave the book open at page 112 and he’ll find his look faster than you can say, ‘love ya’.
From what you tell us at bridal shows ( Did you see our Instagram highlights from the Hitch’d Wedding Fair?), two sticky points when planning is: 1. Finding great bridesmaid dresses and, 2. The budget. We thought we’d ease the pain for both. Check out the huge variety of occasion dresses in our Fashion & Style section, and – for those going DIY – discover Lucy Magill’s budgeting advice on page 157.
Speaking of... DIY and backyard wedding styles are booming in New Zealand. We take a look why, and nut out a must-read pros and cons list on page 140.
See you in a few months, for our next issue.
Softly does it Gown by Pronovias from Modes; wooden cake topper by Peg Creative; Linden Leaves diffuser; Elie Saab In White fragrance; heels from Forever New. Something blue The waters of The Rarotongan Beach Resort; bridesmaid dress from The...