(Closed) New Zealand Bees Unite!

posted 7 years ago in New Zealand
Post # 107
36 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@spink75:  At Martin Bosley’s in Oriental Parade. I’ve known him for a number of years.  The food and alcohol was fantastic. 

Post # 107
111 posts
Blushing bee

Bump, hi Kiwis! Cantabrian in Auckland here :

Wedding date: 6 December 2014

Ceremony Venue: Gracehill

Reception Venue: Gracehill

Catering: Gracehill

Toast Wine: TBC

Florist/Decoration Hire/Event Stylist: my workmate’s sister

Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: me!

Celebrant: it was Ewen Gilmour :’-(   we now have Sarah Bloxham lined up and she’s great 🙂

Photographer: Chris Dillon

Videographer: Creative Video

Cake Vendor: Sweet Bites Cakes

Makeup Artist: Nicki Collett

Hairdresser: Nicki Collett

Bridal Gown: Emma by Maggie Sottero from Astra

Accessories: veil from Astra, jewellery TBC

Shoes: from Trousseau, currently being dyed bright yellow!

Wdding Bands: Walker and HalL

Groom’s Suit: charcoal suit from Dorset Suit Hire

Bridesmaid Dresses: they bought their own, different styles, all grey. They also have yellow shoes.

Groomsmen’s Suits: match the groom’s

Flowergirl Dress and/or Ringbearer Outfit: n/a

DJ/Band/iPod: Andy Wilson DJ

Transport: Robbie’s Bus Hire for guests, 1958 Chevrolet Impala from Auckland Classic Wedding Car Hire for me

Wedding Night Accommodation: 216 in Muriwai

Honeymoon: we’re talking about Tahiti mid next year

Gift registry: n/a

Guestbook: with the Photobooth from Little Black Photobooth

Favours: colleague is making chocolate whiskey balls

Stationery: Jeannie Mae

Colours: grey and yellow

Theme: n/a

Bachelorette Party: girls’ weekend in Queenstown

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by  TwinklesNZ.
  • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by  TwinklesNZ.
Post # 108
2 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

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brixey:  Also some wedding planner selected the minds of four top wedding bloggers to gather a list of 12 of this season’s newest meals styles. From food trucks to buttoned-up comfort food and “Gatsby”-inspired grub, partners are shying away from the conventional sit-down supper and getting innovative with fun and fun loving wedding stand up.

Post # 109
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016


I’m a bit late to the party on this one but here we go!  I’m from ChCh, NZ, but getting marriedin the UK where my husband is from! 

  • Wedding date: 19 December 2016




  • Ceremony Venue: St. Laurence’s Church, Adwick-le-Street




  • Reception Venue: The Stables, High Melton, Doncaster (UK)




  • Catering: In-house




  • Toast Wine: Some kind of bubbly




  • Florist/Decoration Hire/Event Stylist: Florist is from the local community centre.  Decor is all our own purchase and will be done by my Mother-In-Law and her friends the day before/morning of.




  • Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: The lady I’ve been dealing with has been fantastic but ensured me that she won’t be the day-of coordinator.  The day will be run by 2 other wedding coordinators.




  • Celebrant:  The Vicar of the Church, Anne someone (don’t recall surname)




  • Photographer: Define Me Photography (Nyssa Hird) 




  • Videographer: First Sight Videography




  • Cake Vendor: Cherry Blossom Bakery, Bawtry




  • Makeup Artist: Doing it myself!




  • Hairdresser: The girls from “Hair We Are” – a local salon in the village.




  • Bridal Gown: Essense of Australia




  • Accessories: Chapel length veil, raw-edge, two-tier; pearl drop earrings




  • Shoes: Nine West 4″ champagne cage heels




  • Wedding Bands: Mine is rose gold with an eternity band of diamonds, DH’s is plain yellow gold




  • Groom’s Suit: Yet to buy!




  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo in mahogany




  • Groomsmen’s Suits: Hired from Bliss Bridal in Doncaster




  • Flowergirl Dress and/or Ringbearer Outfit: Not having either




  • DJ/Band/iPod: DJ and iPod




  • Transport: DH’s uncles’ Range Rover Sports




  • Wedding Night Accommodation:  At the reception venue – it also has accommodation




  • Honeymoon: Lakes District, Cumbria, UK, then on to London for 4 nights and Copenhagen for 4 nights




  • Gift registry: Cash donations 




  • Guestbook: Custom-made through Etsy




  • Favours: Not doing any




  • Stationery: From minted.com – foil pressed. 




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