The Directory is where you'll find the perfect venue, photographer, dress, suit and so much more for your wedding. Just mouse over the menu tab to see the full range of categories.
Every category is packed with beautiful high resolution images, videos, a detailed business description of what they offer and full contact details including social media links. Shortlist those you love to keep track of notes about them, and use the enquiry form to quickly fire out requests for quotes.
You'll find that your enquiry details will autofill so you can easily request more information from many different vendors with a minimum of effort.
Our Wedding Showcase is a beautifully curated showcase of real Auckland weddings, designed to inspire you as well as giving you a first-hand look at what various venues, photographers and other suppliers can do.
We update the Wedding Showcase quarterly with the city's most beautiful weddings. Every showcase features 50 - 80 gorgeous professionally shot photographs, as well as comprehensive details on every aspect of each wedding - How We Met, Our Wedding Style, The Dress, Hair & Makeup, The Ceremony, The Reception and Advice for Brides To Be.
At the bottom of each showcase, you'll find contact details for all Auckland Weddings vendors featured.
Our Wedding Blog features expert advice from Auckland wedding vendors, such as the best time to have your wedding photo shoot, how to pick your first dance song, tips for bridesmaids much more. All articles are written by Auckland wedding experts for Auckland brides.
We update the blog at least once a week with articles covering everything from budgeting tips, top 10 lists, promotion of upcoming wedding events, competitions and recent trends as well as tips and secrets from the best in the business.
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By Pilkingtons and Luke Ellery
The venue you choose for your wedding says so much about you as a couple - it reflects your style and personalities. There are so many options out there and it can seem overwhelming to begin with. On the upside, you are bound to find the perfect venue given the sheer number of choices! You might want to have a garden courtyard, you might want to choose an open studio style space, or maybe a rooftop venue with a stunning view of the Auckland Skyline. Lucky for you! In the Auckland CBD all of that is available. On that note, here are 5 reasons why an inner city venue is completely worth it.
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An inner city venue will no doubt feel familiar to you and your guests if this where you are from and live. A comfortable feeling throughout your wedding day is priceless and it will be great in years to come to regularly pass by the venue and have wedding memories come flooding back.
A city venue will be easy to get to for your guests who already live in Auckland. Easy public transport and parking options reduce travel concerns and costs for your guests. If you have elderly guests for whom travel is difficult, a city venue will mean they are more comfortable and likely to attend.
For those guests visiting from out of Auckland, there is a wide range of accommodation options in the city to suit every budget. Accommodation within walking distance of a venue is a huge plus for out of town visitors!
Image by Courtney Horwood Photography
Everyone is on a budget these days and sometimes the cost of accommodation, travel and time off work for destination weddings can be the difference between people being able to attend your wedding or not. By choosing an inner city venue, you are eliminating those concerns for your guests, meaning the majority of people you want to share in your special day, will be able to attend.
Inner city venues have a unique, modern feel to them. They’re not all the same and usually keep up with modern architectural and cuisine trends. For couples looking for a less traditional, modern feel, urban streets provide an arty, edgy backdrop for great wedding photos that will be unique to you as a couple.
Image by Amanda Marie Studios
With so much planning involved it is super helpful to have easy access to your venue. You might want to do a food and wine tasting, take your wedding stylist along to discuss decoration ideas or meet with your celebrant to discuss ceremony options. All these jobs are much easier to complete if you can pop down in your lunch hour, after work or on the weekend instead of driving for hours!
Image by Courtney Horwood Photography
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