New Zealand Bees Unite!

posted 3 years ago in New Zealand
Post # 4
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Miss Circe:  This is a great idea! Here is my list so far. Everyone I have dealt with has been lovely and professional so far. It will be nice to see some other NZ weddings Smile



Wedding date: 22 March 2014


Ceremony Venue: Old Saint Paul’s Church Wellington


Reception Venue: The Boatshed Wellington


Catering: Fine touch


Celebrant: Don Manning


Photographer: Brady Dyer


Make Up Artist: One of my BM’s is a make up artist.


Hairdresser: Will get it cut as per usual Get Funked but doing my updo on the day.


Bridal Gown: Brides on Thorndon (Essense of Australia d1287).


Shoes: Tony Bianco ordered from


Transport: Devine Rentals


Band: The Coppertones


Gift Registry: Flight Centre


Groom’s suit: Barker’s


Wedding Bands (&engagement ring): Michael Hill


Favours: Probably the cake as the catering comes with full dessert and that way I know it will be used / not a little trinket that will be chucked away.




The rest is yet to be booked and confirmed. Looking at cakes and flowers next week.


ETA Our ceremony venue comes with a co-ordinator and my Celebrant is my step Grandad so he has been a great help so far.


Post # 5
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Apologies for the terrible format *shakes head in shame*

Post # 7
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Miss Circe:  Thank you!

I must admit the price of flowers is what is making my eyes water. I don’t really have a theme, but my colours are navy and yellow. We are planning on having sunflowers and navy BM dresses.

I love the idea of swing dresses! I was thinking that as well but not sure where to get them online. I might do mismatched dresses as well as I have four bridesmaids!

I love your shoes btw!

Post # 9
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Miss Circe:  Thank you!  One of the BM’s is American and owns a beautiful swing dress from Betty Page.

On another note, where are all the other NZ brides!? I joined but nobody ever posts. WB is always new and interesting!

Post # 10
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

  • Wedding date: Saturday 15th Nov 2014
  • Ceremony Venue: Regent Cinema, Te Awamutu
  • Reception Venue: Meteor Theatre, Hamilton
  • Catering: A friend of ours. Sit down dinner.
  • Toast Wine: Probably Te Mana
  • Florist/Decoration Hire/Event Stylist: Moi! I’m a floristry apprentice 🙂
  • Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: Unsure if we will have one or not
  • Celebrant: A friend of ours
  • Photographer: Another friend
  • Videographer: Yup, another friend
  • Cake Vendor: You guessed it, a friend!
  • Makeup Artist: Oh so many talented friends!
  • Hairdresser: A friend, I’m doing her flowers and she’s doing my hair!
  • Bridal Gown: A replica of Audrey Hepburn’s in Roman holiday
  • Accessories: Replicas of the above from and a brooch bouquet
  • Shoes: DIY strassed ruby slippers
  • Wedding Bands: Don’t know yet
  • Groom’s Suit: Don’t know yet
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Vivien of Holloway
  • Groomsmen’s Suits: Don’t know yet
  • Flowergirl Dress and/or Ringbearer Outfit: Disney princesses and superheroes!
  • DJ/Band/iPod: Band and iPod
  • Transport: Hudson Car Hire in Hamilton
  • Wedding Night Accommodation: The former Le Grand Hotel in Hamilton, unsure what it’s called now
  • Honeymoon: A Pacific cruise
  • Gift registry: Not having one
  • Guestbook: Probably a fingerprint thingy
  • Favours: Lolly buffet
  • Stationery: I designed the invitations today!
  • Colours: Red, white, gold and bling
  • Theme: Classic movies

Also, check eBay for the swing dresses, thia is my everyday style and I have at least one dress from each of the websites listed, but can often find them cheaper on eBay 🙂

We went to a wedding at the Boatshed 2 years ago, it’s a beautiful venue! 🙂

Post # 12
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

@Miss Circe:  Will post pics later on today of the invites.

Burlesque! If you need a performer, Miss Bettsy Rose Lee travels! Ha!

Post # 14
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MissBettsy: Hooray another Kiwi! Isn’t it great having talented friends and famiky? 🙂


@Miss Circe:  Yeah my last name was not very secretive but I couldn’t think of anything better at the time!

Post # 15
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

@FirstComesLoveNZ:  So great! I do a bit of pin up modelling, so have lots of contacts!


@Miss Circe:  Here’s the iinvitation mock up (only done on Paint lol


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