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Ad Number: MS1929
Description: Enzoane ROBYN CLIFFE COUTURIERS
Account: Fabulous jewellery
Cnr Edgeware & Colombo St, St Albans
PHONE 03 366 1111
New Location, New Stock:
188 Papanui Rd, Merivale
Phone 03 355 8777
By Appointment Only
P 03 377 8595
M 027 692 3520
7 Pilgrim Place,
OF YOUR DREAMS
Expensive and exquisite dresses are often
to be found in the “for sale” columns, or on
Trademe. Many have been purchased or
imported from overseas and you may discover
a genuine designer bridal gown at a fraction
of the original cost. You can always have it
re-fitted or altered with beading or a trim
to your personal taste.
Ad Number: MS2003
Description: House of Kavina
• Venus • Stella York • Essense • Martina Liana • Cizzy • Zavana
‘An exquisite selection of dream gowns in sizes 2-28’
Phone 0274 689 707· 269 North Road, Invercargill· Open by appointment only
335 South Road,
Ph 03 487 6497
Sunday 28 August
9.30am – 4.00pm
45 Harvard Avenue,
As unique as you
Understated elegance with a hint of
contemporary flare epitomises a Brides
of Merivale Bride. Whether her gown
has a slight vintage or a more classic
feel you can always be assured that her
gown has been meticulously styled to
her individual personality.
Stocking Australasia’s award
winning labels Wendy Makin,
French Collection, BellaDonna,
Caleche Bridal and Peter
Trends and stunning
international label Watters
Bridal you can be sure that
each gown has been chosen
because of its quality and
attention to detail.
Offering a stunning
range of accessories
each gown and an
exclusive in store alteration service, a
Brides of Merivale gown is one you will
love and treasure on your wedding
day. Brides of Merivale... as
unique as you.
By Appointment only
226 Barrington St,
Ph 03 337 0226
As unique as you
569a Colombo Street
03 377 6800
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: ALPINE IMAGES
Travel to one of our stores, buy your gown, and we will give you
a credit on account, towards those travel costs. We can deliver
your gown to Christchurch so you need only travel once.
FOR MORE DETAILS CALL 0800 844 544 OR VISIT WWW.ASTRABRIDAL.CO.NZ
The Tailor, The Dressmaker
and the Bride
Because whatever we do,
we will make a difference!
Ph 03 343 5438
44 Clyde Rd, Ilam
PHOTO BY: SUSANNAH BLATCHFORD PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO BY: SUSANNAH BLATCHFORD PHOTOGRAPHY
Make It Memorable
Working together we can create
your perfect ceremony
…so let the magic begin!
027 434 2486
Ensuring you have the
Wedding Day you desire
Julie Lassen Marriage Celebrant
Phone 337 8108 or 027 278 2248
Julie Lassen Celebrant
No. 1 Bridge Street, Nelson
548 4523 | 0274 845 353
No. 1 Bridge Street, Nelson
548 4523 | 0274 845 353
Leading the way in design and
repair of exquisite jewellery
Unit 8, 73 Peterborough Street,
Central City, Christchurch
P. 366 7737 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfection Made Possible
Custom Wedding Rings
Nestled among the boutiques on
New Regent Street, Polished Diamonds
provides a unique experience allowing
you to personally design the wedding
ring of your dreams.
We realise that putting on a
wedding can be an expensive task,
which is why at Polished Diamonds we
aim to provide you with excellent value.
Advanced technology promises
precision that ensures ultimate
perfection. Laser engraving, 3D
printing and virtual CAD modelling
produce flawless symmetry and ensures
the stone and setting fit seamlessly
together, as well as fit perfectly around
We can size and measure your
existing engagement ring and create
your wedding ring to form a perfect set.
Each ‘haute couture’ item comes
with a lifetime guarantee and
the factory direct value is simply
exceptional – why go anywhere else?
30 New Regent Street, Christchurch CBD
0800 233 299 www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz
Tying the Knot...
over 300 wedding
rings on display
421 Colombo Street, Sydenham
Telephone: (03) 366-5475
• Mother of the Bride
• Bridesmaids, Bridal
• Imported Hats
• Exclusive Labels
• Shoes, Bags
• Sizes 6-24
* Exclusive Ballgowns,
Bridal gowns can
Your best dress address
363 Lincoln Road (Moorhouse Ave end)
Christchurch Parking alongside the Railway line
Ph 374 5858
Like us on
Shop 12, Rolleston Square, Rolleston.
Phone 347 1151
SMITH & BOSTON
your designer fashion destination
for sizes 6 - 20
SMITH & BOSTON
Shop 6, 573 Springs Road, Prebbleton Village | Christchurch
OPEN MONDAY - SATuRDAY
Ph: 03 349 5646 | www.smithandboston.co.nz
Photograph by alyssandra.
Weddings at The George
The Luxury Boutique Hotel on the Park
A day you’ll never forget
P: 03 371 0255
50 Park Terrace
Mobile and moveable, you can have
your wedding almost anywhere if you
have a marquee. Always popular in
summer, they can also be adapted all
year round to provide unique shelter
in any weather and are available in a
variety of sizes. Erected on a field, a
farm, a beach, a garden, a hilltop or at
your place, marquee hire can include
silk linings, tables, chairs, dance floor,
buffet, bar, lighting, sound, heaters and
conferences and events
harvard bar & café
Helping you create
that special day
Create your own special day at Wigram Base. With 1.5 acres of
gardens, quaint weatherboard chapel and art deco parquet
ballroom all at our heritage art deco venue, we can do it all.
Just 5 minutes from town and 5 minutes from the airport we have
the perfect blend of town and country.
Talk with our experianced team today about how we can help
All inclusive packages for the day from as little as $55 per person
ph/ 03 341 5910
cell/ 0273 275 491
14 henry wigram drive, wigram, christchurch
P 03 693 7912 - M 027 415 7869
Hotel Ashburton is a complete wedding
resort featuring beautiful gardens,
modern accommodation and award
at Hotel Ashburton
Our function rooms allow the flexibility
to host 20 or 400 guests. Enjoy every
moment with not only your spouse‐to‐be
but with family and friends with pre‐ and
With Hotel Ashburton’s designated
Wedding Coordinator by your side
throughout the entire planning process,
and with personalised support from the
Hotel’s staff, you will enjoy a hassle‐free
day, where everything is taken care of.
With multiple venues, flexible
spaces and the ability to customise,
we can work with you to create
your wedding, your way.
Book & Save $850
Book your wedding at Hotel Ashburton,
mention the code WithThisRing, and receive
$850 off when you secure your date and pay
your deposit before 30 June 2016. *
*Terms and Conditions apply. Further details available
from the Wedding Coordinator at Hotel Ashburton.
0800 330 880 Events@HotelAsh.co.nz fb.com/HotelAshburton HotelAsh.co.nz
Small , boutique, intimate weddings.
At Memorys we endeavour to keep things
simple and effective, offering you exceptional
hospitality and service for your big day...
• Our main restaurant dining room seats up to 24 people offering courtyard views
• The Boardroom is an intimate elegant dining area which seats up to 8 people.
• Our large Courtyard area, is perfect in Spring, Summer & Autumn for small boutique intimate weddings.
227 Leeston Rd, Springston | Ph 03 329 5554 | email@example.com | www.memorys.co.nz
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Our simple package options give you more
choice for your wedding day requirements.
QUALITY HOTEL ELMS
P. 0800 10 99 10 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
And they all lived happily ever after
From pitch perfect views across Hagley Oval to the beauty of the Christchurch
Botanic Gardens, we have the venue options and expert management to help
make your fairytale day an incredible experience all round.
Go to vbase.co.nz or call us on 0800 VBASE NZ to see how we can best help you.
Situated in the heart of
heritage district, Toitū
Otago Settlers Museum
offers a range of high
quality venue options,
perfect for your
31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin | Phone 477 5052 | Email email@example.com | www.toitusm.com
DUNEDIN CHINESE GARDEN
WEDDING AND PHOTO VENUE
This Garden of National Significance offers
an exclusive environment for you and your
guests to celebrate your wedding ceremony,
cocktail reception or wedding photographs.
For all enquiries, please contact Functions and
Events Coordinator, Phone 034775052. Corner
of Rattray and Cumberland Street s, Dunedin,
Discover Larnach castLe
New Zealand’s Castle
Phone 03 476 1616 Freephone 0800 527 6224 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org | www.larnachcastle.co.nz
There are so many romantic, beautiful wedding venues located on the
rail links. At a church, a restaurant, on a beach, in the country, or in the
Taieri River Gorge? You can even get married on a train.
We can accommodate any number of guests. You can hire a complete
train set, or a single carriage, or travel on the first class comfort of the
‘Dunedin Silver Fern’ railcar which seats 94. All trains are fully licensed
and have buffet nibbles. Give our Rail Journey Planner a call today.
P (03) 477-4449 • E email@example.com • www.dunedinrailways.co.nz
A unique catering service providing creative
cuisine for cocktail parties, suppers, dinners,
corporate events, weddings, birthdays,
afternoon & high teas and more.
Call subLime Catering for a truly culinary experience.
Contact Nicola Cairns, the award winning chef and owner on 021 661 642 or 03 487 7495
www.sublimecatering.co.nz | firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Perfect Day
at Unforgettable Aoraki Mt Cook
From a kaleidoscope of mountainous backdrops, superb
honeymoon and guest facilities, experienced hospitality
staff and first class cuisine, the Hermitage is the perfect
destination for your wedding and reception.
Wedding packages can be tailored to suit all requirements,
whether it’s an intimate wedding party or a large event
catering for up to 250 guests. Our wedding coordinator
will work closely with you to make your wedding day
dreams a reality and give you lasting memories as you
start your life together as husband and wife.
Visit our website
Plan your Alpine Wedding today
www.hermitage.co.nz 0800 68 68 00
We’ve got your
Nelson’s premier Wedding Showcase
Sunday April 17
10am - 4pm
Tahuna Function Centre
70 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson
Browse exhibitors showcasing
everything you need for planning
your special day.
Find us on facebook under
Nelson Wedding Showcase
Wedding Packages • Full Catering Service
Accommodation On-site • Seven Function Rooms Available
Phone 03 545 7857 | Email email@example.com
Served with love
Whatever you want,
wherever you want it.
Fresh and exquisite...
a real food experience.
Contact: Nicky Geddes,
03 374 6662, 021 709 220
IN A CONE
• Wedding/Event Hire
• Corporate Functions
• Bespoke Props
• School Ball Themes
• Birthday Party Themes
Garry Walls Photography
15% OFF THIS HIRE
Limited Time Only
Terms and conditions apply
393 Main South Road, Hornby. Ph: 349 4713.
www.sbsn.co.nz • Open 6 days a week.
Going the Extra Mile
NZ Limousines provides
both dressed and undressed
bridal cars in Christchurch,
Queenstown and Dunedin Our
drivers who have been trained
in bridal work, take great
pleasure in providing a reliable,
professional and fun service
for the bridal party.
Whether it be calming the
nerves of the bride or assisting
with both planned and
unplanned last minute events
we do it with a smile and
Our extensive fleet enables us
to supply multiple matching
vehicles so no matter how
many you need we will be able
or phone 03 379-6162 for further details.
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PHOTO BY SARAH CLEMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY
the DEAR ONES PHOTOBOOTH CO.
make life long memories from the heartwarming
to the hysterical with the dear ones in your life.
03 382 5093
For further information,
phone Dean on
021 505 161 or visit
NEW IN RAROTONGA!
The home of Rarotonga’s most beautiful
sunset beach weddings, the iconic familyfriendly
Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa
and adjacent 4.5 star adults-only boutique
resort Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach,
now offer the new DREAMTIME ARURU
‘HAVEN OF LOVE’ ALL-INCLUSIVE
DREAMTIME ARURU – RAROTONGA
All-Inclusive Wedding ❤ only $5999!
❤ Sunset Beach Wedding Ceremony
– ARURU ‘Haven of Love’ (includes choice
of 4 beautiful wedding locations!) +
❤ Lavish Wedding Reception Buffet Dinner
for 30 Guests (2 menus to choose from!) +
❤ 3-Hour Beverage Package for 30 Guests +
❤ Wedding Reception Venue Hire (either Blue
Lagoon Marquee or Treetops Verandah Room) +
❤ 1-tier Wedding Cake +
❤ FREE use of Latitude 21-30 private nightclub
for into-the-night after-party (no 10pm curfew!) +
❤ 5-nights Beachfront Suite accommodation
@ Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach for the
Bride & Groom! +
❤ Return Airport-Resort Transfers on Rarotonga for the
Bride & Groom!
❤ All for an amazing $5999!
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa and Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach are both located on the
stunning southwest coast of Rarotonga – ensuring that you are able to live your dream of a beautiful
sunset beach wedding, right on the island’s best white sandy beach with the sun setting across our
sparkling blue Aroa Lagoon, the Lagoon of Love. Pure bliss!
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org NOW TO SECURE THIS AMAZING-VALUE PACKAGE
FOR YOUR PREFERRED DATE FOR YOUR BIG DAY!
Aroa Beach + Lagoon Marine Reserve | Rarotonga | COOK ISLANDS
P (+682) 25800 | F 25799 | email@example.com | www.TheRarotongan.com
‘the perfect place to combine
a tropical, beautiful, romantic wedding and relaxing honeymoon’
Air Vanuatu - The ONLY airline providing business class seats between Auckland and Port Vila.
The ONLY airline offering convenient middle day arrivals and departures at Auckland every Wednesday and Saturday ensuring
connections to and from all NZ domestic airports. The ONLY airline offering fantastic childrens fares!
We know our place better than anyone
Free Meals... Free Drinks... Free Headsets... 23kg Baggage allowance...
...Every Passenger, Every Flight.
Marriage/Civil Union Celebrant
Helping to make your day
‘Imagine a place so luxurious and
comfortable you never want to leave’
Nestled in the centre of this gorgeous
Alpine Village we have the ultimate
in luxury 5 Star Accommodation
offering intimate Weddings and special
occasions for up to 60 guests
firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone 0274 314 967
PO Box 234, Hanmer Springs 7360
Prices From $10,995
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We are incredibly spoilt in Hanmer
Springs when it comes to having
everything a Bride & Groom could
hope for, for themselves and their
guests, especially when it comes to
Conveniently everything is so close by which
allows us to work in absolutely incredible
locations. Enjoy the incredible views into and
within the mountains, the tranquility and color
that is in abundance in the forestry, local parks &
gardens, beautiful rivers, dramatic sunsets and a
variety of fantastic venues.
Because your guests have such a good time
coming on a weekend get-away for the wedding,
spirits are always high and everyone relishes the
moment. For this reason I put an emphasis on
Ad Number: MS2052
Description: HANMER SPRINGS PHOTOGRAPHY
not just getting
of you but also
to make your
I have spent
most of my life in
so I know the area
can help you pick
the best locations
for your lifetime
You may have a
favorite place in
Hanmer already or
I can recommend
backdrops, a few
of which are my
own secret places!
It is a real
privilege to work
on their wedding
day so I would
love to hear from
you about your
wedding plans and
how you can get
the most out of
your wedding in
The Best Occasion,
The Best Places,
The Best Photographs
022 16 700 48
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Transform your day into
something truly spectacular
at the Heritage Hanmer
Springs, with majestic
mountain views and
providing an amazing
This romantic landmark venue
has been completely restored
to complement an alpine village
experience for guests. While you
are just 90-minutes from the
heart of Christchurch, you’re a
world away from the ordinary,
in a stunning alpine retreat that
will enchant you and your guests.
The Heritage Hanmer Springs
team can take the stress away by
arranging all the details for your
special day – from tailor made
menus to pampering massages.
There’s a range of venue options
- a fabulous Ballroom complete
with open fireplace, or a stylish
charming and unforgettable
lawn wedding in the picturesque
gazebo. Walk amongst beautiful
gardens for fabulous photographs
and enjoy a complimentary
honeymoon suite on your wedding
night with complimentary bottle
of bubbles (conditions apply).
Heritage Hanmer Springs
offers elegance, a spectacular
location, and personalised
service, a wedding destination
like no other.
Choose scenic mountain views to provide an amazing backdrop for your ceremony.
Receive a complimentary honeymoon suite* when you book your wedding, worth over $5,000, at Heritage
Hanmer Springs. Weddings booked Sunday to Thursday also receive half price venue and equipment hire*.
* Conditions apply.
Talk to Emma Dawson to view this spectacular alpine retreat for your wedding.
Phone: +64 3 315 0065
You’re Somewhere Special TM
Marble Point Winery is the perfect venue for a memorable
wedding in the stunning Canterbury high country.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements and we can
work with you to create your unforgettable wedding.
P 03 315 7579 | www.marblepoint.co.nz
2254 Mouse Point Road, Tekoa Range, Hanmer Springs
Helping you create your perfect wedding.
Pre-wedding girls weekends
Bridal party pampering
0800 873 529 hanmersprings.co.nz/spa