8 Real Auckland Brides Who Nailed Their Wedding Looks

By Maria Yeonhee Ji

Many details may comprise a great wedding, but a bride will always take the limelight. So much care is put into assembling the look that best represents you - the dress, the accessories, the hair and makeup. To give you a little inspiration in figuring out your own look, here are eight real Auckland brides who couldn’t have done theirs better. 

1/ CASUAL SOPHISTICATE

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Images by Perry Trotter Photography

With a loosely braided updo, subtle makeup that brings out the best of her features, and stunning but understated earrings, this bride has brought an element of the carefree to a look that is all about dignified elegance and sophistication.  View the full wedding here

2/ BEACHSIDE BEAUTY

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Images by Levien & Lens Photography

Everything about this bride’s look - the natural, sun-kissed complexion, the relaxed waves, the elegant veil trailing behind in the sea breeze - comes together for the most photogenic beachside celebration. View the full wedding here.

3/ GLITTER GLAM

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Images by Perspectives Photo + Cinema

The louder glitter eyeshadow and stunning henna designs are perfectly complemented with a plummy mahogany lipstick. View the full wedding here


4/ SWEET & PRETTY

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Images by Wild Souls Photo + Video

The updo, flower crown, sweetheart neckline all merge to create a sweet, feminine aesthetic that reminds us of princesses and ballerinas. View the full wedding here. 


5/ RELAXED RADIANCE

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Images by Ralph Bella Photography

All the features of this glowing bride’s look emphasise her joy - thick lashes framing those smiling eyes, berry-tone lipstick on a bright smile, and relaxed curls falling from under a floral crown creating an effortlessly happy look. View the full wedding here


6/ SIMPLE STATEMENTS

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Image by Perspectives Photo + Cinema

This bridal look epitomises the statement that less is more. The minimalist v-neck dress with the simple but striking silhouette, perfectly tousled mid-length hair styled in a no-fuss manner, and makeup that’s all about the boldly-lined eyes… it’s a look that would make even the most traditional of sartorialists reconsider the ideal wedding outfit.  View the full wedding here.


7/ BACKLESS BOHEMIAN

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Image by Perspectives Photo + Cinema

In a gorgeous backless wedding dress with a gently angled V that perfectly emphasises her waist, this bride has opted to keep her long flowing tresses out to keep things carefree yet modest. One of our favourite bohemian looks. View the full wedding here

8/ FAIRYTALE HAIR

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Image by Levien & Lens Photography

This bride channels the characteristic fairytale look, with long flowing hair and a simple braid mimicking a half up component, adorned with understated floral accents. View the full wedding here.


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