(Closed) New Zealand Bees Unite!

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Post # 92
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437 posts
Helper bee

@Miss Circe:  Just wanted to say (cause I’ve been to Thailand a few times and going back for our honeymoon) would reccomend Bangkok for the shopping and atmosphere and Phuket for lazing around next to the beach, still great night life, but a bit more relaxed! Chiang Mai is amazing in terms of culture and a bit more of a back to nature feel. Such an amazing country!

Post # 93
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Miss Circe:  that sounds amazing. i would definitely want to go to that.

May i ask where it is?

Post # 94
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Miss Circe:  lady v had a sale a few weeks ago and i had to buy myself two dresses (for research purposes) hehe. I love them!

my dress just arrived! i went home for lunch and there it was. there are a few things i want to have altered but overall i’m very pleased with the quality. 🙂

Post # 95
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Miss Circe:  We spent a couple of days in Singapore, then went to Phuket for 5 nights (it wasn’t long enough – I’d definitely go for double that!) then to Bangkok for 2 nights, up to Chiang Mai for 3 before we flew to Langkawi (Malaysia) for the final 5 nights. We loved seeing everything but if we were to do it again we’d stay in Phuket (or another beachy place) as that was our most favourite. We lay on the beach/by the pool, drank cocktails, ate delicious food, took naps and repeated and repeated. It was heaven. We stayed here and it was extraordinary value for money.

Post # 96
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Wellington Bride:  Just to add my 2 cents. I LOVE THAILAND!! Darling Husband and I have been there 3 times now and everytime I think of going on holiday I have to drag my mind away from Thailand. No great surprise we went there for our honeymoon but this time we went to Koh Samui…it was AMAZING!! We spent 2 beautiful weeks at the most gorgeous resort! I actually feel a bit sad thinking about it. Now that im 19weeks preg I dont imagine a trip to Thailand is in the near future.

Post # 97
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Miss Circe:  That sounds fab!! Are you thinking of Dry & Tea for the high tea and hair? I see that all the time at City Works Depot when I get bagels and it looks so nice!

Im in the process of planning a hens night too. We are doing a small high tea at my place in the arvo then booking taxi’s to take everyone into town. We are going to Encore Cabaret which im super excited for. They do a couple hours of entertainment and you have a full dinner! Its costing $100 each.

Post # 99
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Miss Circe:  Yeah we went to Men of Steel for my hens night and that was only in Feb so I definatley dont want to go there again…im pretty sure their acts wouldnt have changed and it seemed like cheating to be going again so soon! Haha are you going to tell the plan for the hens night? Iv been keeping it a secret

Post # 101
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Gosh, so much reading to catch up on!

Just popping in to say ONE YEAR TODAY until my wedding Laughing So very excited.

Off to my friends wedding later, what a great way to start our one year countdown!

Will read through everyone’s posts when I have more time (and be sure to check in more often!)

Hope the plans are going well for everybody xo

Post # 102
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hey ladies I thought I’d jump in too – 5 weeks to go!

Here’s my details…

  • Wedding date: 18th January 2014

  • Ceremony Venue: Martin Bosley’s Yatch Club Restaurant (Martin is an old friend)

  • Reception Venue: Martin…

  • Catering: Martin…

  • Toast Wine: Lanvin Champagne 

  • Florist/Decoration Hire/Event Stylist: Daisy a Day, Wellington (my friend Cathy)

  • Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: Martin has that sorted

  • Celebrant: Our friend Brenda became a celebrant this year… Woop woop!

  • Photographer: Our friend Melle in Aussie is a wedding photographer so we are flying her over

  • Videographer: N/A

  • Cake Vendor: Charlie & Cake

  • Makeup Artist: Sandy (old friend) from Pura Vida in Wellington

  • Hairdresser: Frances and Lee from Trois on Allen, Wellington

  • Bridal Gown: my friend Iona who is a fashion designer is making a dress from me I saw in a Martha Stewart magazine 

  • Accessories: care of my mum – pearls (my something old)

  • Shoes: Stuart Weitzman red shoes from Los Angeles – to die for…

  • Wedding Bands: Stewart Dawson’s 

  • Groom’s Suit: Suit from Hartfords in Lambton Quay

  • Bridesmaid Dresses: I have a guy (man of honour) so he’s in a suit

  • Groomsmen’s Suits: Same as grooms

  • Flowergirl Dress and/or Ringbearer Outfit: N/A

  • DJ/Band/iPod: Ipod

  • Transport: N/A as guests are staying literally right over the road

  • Wedding Night Accommodation: The Copthorne, Wellington

  • Honeymoon: mini moon in Martinborough then 6 weeks in South America for the FIFA football World Cup in June/July

  • Gift registry: Mildred & Co ( a seriously cool and super cute website)

  • Guestbook: N/A

  • Favours: we are brewing beer with a local craft brewery (we do home brew) plus a donation to The Cancer Society

  • Stationery:  Wedding Paper Divas

I’ve had my hens which was a weekend with the girls in Martinborough (wine region for those not in the know) but I will do a high tea at Hippoptamus the day prior to the wedding (no presents) as we have heaps of people flying in for the wedding and I’d like to see them as much as poss…

Post # 103
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Hi Kiwi brides past and present! I know this is a bit of an old post but I was wondering if any of you can let me know roughly what you all paid per person for catering? 

 

 

 

Thank you

 

 

Post # 104
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@TG123:  $99 but we were at a high class restaurant. The food was awesome. 

Post # 105
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hi ladies,

I got married a couple of weeks ago and here are a couple of pictures from the photographer of the day. (I havent uploaded pic before to WB so fingers crossed it works out).

I will do a proper recap when we get more pics but essentially it was the BEST day of my life. Utterly wonderful, superb, awesome and every other superlative I can think of.

Apart from the cliche of marrying my soulmate and true love at the ripe age of 42 the thing that overwhelmed me the most was how many people flew into Wellington for my wedding. When I looked at the table of guests (we had one long table of 72 people) I felt so much love from everyone. We had little in the way of family (6) there so it was mostly our friends – I had girlfriends who flew in from the States, Austraiia and Europe and some of them have been in my life for well over 24 years. It was awesome. The food was fantastic, the weather stunning, the speeches made people cry – it was elegant and classy and people had FUN!

Post # 106
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@brixey:  Congratulations! Beautiful pictures. You look amazing. Where did you get married in Wellington?

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