The Complete Guide to Auckland’s Local Wedding Vendors
By Raashka Mannie

17 August 2021

If you're planning your wedding, we've got all the reasons to support local - and all the locals, too.

Buying local has been trending for a while, but, in recent times, we've seen a distinctly upward turn. Why is that? Well, aside from being an all-important boost to the earth and economy, it's also easy. Those are the three Es to sum it up in as pithy a fashion as possible. Still, let us break it down for you and share some of the best and brightest Auckland wedding vendors around. Trust us, your wedding will thank you.

 

The benefits of buying local

 

Earth

You wouldn’t believe how sustainable it is when you use local wedding vendors. When you source locally, whether it's planning the perfect menu or mulling over florals, you're reducing the transport cost of goods, the amount of packaging used, and the amount of waste produced. In addition to that, you've got quality control over these goods, from their freshness to the national standards behind producing them.

Economy

Love thy neighbour is truer than ever. When you reach out to local wedding vendors, you're bolstering the economy. Buying locally creates more jobs and directly ends up benefiting those around you. As you plan to make the best of your local and talented wedding caterer, you're aiding local fruit, vegetable and meat suppliers. The more you put into your local economy, the more you get out. It comes full circle when you're buying local, so keep that in mind.

Ease

It's about the experience, too, don't forget that. Your local wedding vendors are so close by. You're popping down the road or to the town over to meet with an officiant or a wedding florist you found through your stylist. All of it links up. You'll find it's so much easier to plan your wedding when you're not squinting at pixels online, wondering if that wedding dress is ivory or off-white. Meanwhile, your local wedding sewist can have you over for a steaming cup of tea as you're fitted like royalty. It's an easy choice, isn't it?

 

Local wedding venues

 

Tui Hills


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Embrace nature and all it has to offer at Tui Hills, an Auckland wedding venue tucked away in the bush-covered Waitakere Ranges. Surrounded by native gardens, this wedding venue is only 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Auckland. Nevertheless, it will have you and your guests feeling a million miles away. Host your special day in their stunning spaces: Nikau Pavilion, The Nectar Room or Kowhai Glade. They have a myriad of options for your wedding, with all of their rooms filled with natural light and a capacity of up to 120 guests. Tui Hills can make your Auckland wedding a true delight, featuring impeccable service, audiovisual equipment and assistance, transportation, fabulous in-house catering, and so much more. 

Tabula Rasa


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You're here to start something new, and Tabula Rasa wants to make sure it's magnificent. This Auckland venue showcases lush lawns, manicured gardens, a covered gazebo, an infinity pool, and more, making it one of the city's best locations. This venue, designed as an event space, has a plethora of options when selecting your ceremony and reception locations. Best of all, it's only a 30 minute trip down the southern motorway from the CBD. Hosting up to 100 of your lucky guests, Tabula Rasa  is an Auckland wedding venue that covers all the bases. This includes delicious catering on-site to a dedicated events team to help with the planning and running of your dream wedding.

Glasshouse


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A revitalising Auckland wedding venue that has taken the event industry by storm, Glasshouse is a city favourite. Everywhere you look on social media, there's a picture of Glasshouse in all its contemporary glory. When you take a moment to check out what it is and what they offer, it's no surprise as to why they have become so popular. Glasshouse is a dedicated event space that is constructed almost entirely out of glass (hence the name). Natural light shines through from all sides all day. Lush greenery encases the building. So, even though it is centrally located, it feels like a distant oasis. This space can seat up to 200 guests and can house up to 400 for a cocktail reception. Glasshouse also has a skilled team of event professionals that can assist with catering, styling, and planning your big day, ensuring everything runs according to plan.

LaValla Estate


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LaValla Estate is about presenting you with an Auckland wedding venue that does everything - and they mean everything. This includes on-site accommodation, delicious catering, multiple locations for your ceremony and reception, photogenic backdrops and more. In 2019, this Auckland wedding venue won the Supreme Award at the 2019 Wedding Industry Awards. They're loved for their attention to detail, sunny team and magical surroundings. LaValla Estate hosts up to 350 guests. You can choose between outdoor and indoor wedding options, or even a balanced flow between the two. Whatever your wedding desires are, they can make it happen in style.

Waterfall Farm


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Enchant and amaze at Waterfall Farm, a fairytale wedding venue in the heart of the woods. This natural space embraces its location, allowing you to plan a magical wedding surrounded by emerald trees and smooth lawns. Set up marquees for your reception and stop by their Forest Grove Chapel for an unforgettable ceremony. Waterfall Farm also offers you and your guests the chance to 'glamp' the night away, with tents on request. This Auckland wedding venue is a blank canvas, ideal for painting your picture-perfect wedding across. They host up to 120 guests and have a BYO wedding package available, making them all the more sought-after.

Allely Estate


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A hop and skip from the city is Kumeu, home to Allely Estate, a beloved Auckland wedding venue. Step into their enchanting gardens, explore their historic villa and feel inspired by their roomy marquee. With a plethora of options for your wedding from beginning to end, it's no wonder this Auckland wedding venue is such a favourite amongst couples. Allely Estate has a complimentary and dedicated wedding coordinator on-site at your beck and call to help you plan an ideal day. Hosting up to 400 guests, it's perfect for celebrations of all sizes. Additional facilities include on-site catering options, a liquor license, plenty of parking on the property and more. Your Auckland wedding will be in talented hands when you host it at Allely Estate.

Everybody's


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Found in an industrial and chic part of the city, Fort Lane, Everybody's delivers elegance in spades. This Auckland wedding venue was one of the country's first cinemas. It's now reimagined with white-washed exposed brick, grand over-hanging chandeliers and traditional architecture. You'll find yourself surrounded by the city but still in total privacy. Accommodating up to 250 guests, Everybody's boasts bespoke menu options, an extensive beverage list, total accessibility due to its convenient location and tons of natural light. This Auckland wedding venue prides itself on being an urban and urbane destination for your big day, with a friendly team of event experts. When you host your wedding at Everybody's, you're making a fashionable statement.

Redwoods Treehouse


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Redwoods Treehouse invites you to have a mystical wedding. Surrounded by a thicket of trees, this Auckland is a notch above the rest - quite literally. Gorgeous no matter the time of day, it can be wrapped in fairy lights or covered in blooms. You follow the illuminated path from the ground to the treetops for your big day. Redwoods Treehouse specialises in intimate weddings, but they also have options for larger gatherings. Up to 50 guests can mill about the treehouse, while the marquee below accommodates 250. They account for wet weather, live music, liquor and beverage preferences and more. Their facilities are endlessly flexible, allowing you to plan the wedding of your dreams. With tons of on-site parking and a unique setting, you're guaranteed to have the time of your life.

Cordis


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Cordis wants to make choosing an Auckland wedding venue the easy-breezy dream it's meant to be. Sublime, elegant and effortless, their Heartfelt Wedding packages are designed to make your Auckland wedding magical from start to finish. Featuring sumptuous catering, impeccable service, on-site accommodation and plenty of space, this Auckland wedding venue will leave you wanting for nothing. Hosting up to 1,000 guests and centrally located, Cordis is the perfect choice for a cozy wedding in the middle of the city. Dance the night away in their ballroom, savour bespoke menus and indulge in their spa. No matter the type of wedding you're looking to plan, they promise to make it unforgettable.

Okahu


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Your vows, framed by rocking ocean waves and salty air as light pours in, thanks to Okahu. Drink in unparalleled views of the ocean, Rangitoto, the harbour and dazzling cityscape. Your Auckland wedding will have all it needs and more with this flexible venue, packed with natural light and good times. Their attentive and friendly staff are here to help you plan your special day, whether it's small details, big ones or something in between. They can recommend talented chefs, stylists, planners and more, with endless knowledge surrounding Auckland weddings. As a result, you will have the best in entertainment and catering. Okahu is one of Auckland's premier waterfront venues, available for exclusive hire for your big day.

Gracehill Vineyard Estate


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Gaze out at a glassy, private lake and velveteen lawns with Gracehill Vineyard Estate. Only a half-hour drive from Auckland City, this expansive wedding venue has it all. Accommodating up to 300 guests, they're no stranger to extravagant bashes. As a result, they provide several wedding packages, from intimate pop-up styles to more traditional wedding days. The experienced staff at Gracehill Vineyard Estate are there to help you put together the dream wedding you've been after, equipped with an eye for detail. On top of the free parking, liquor licence, multitude of spaces and more, this Auckland wedding venue also has incredible catering options. You can plan a menu to dazzle everyone, pairing it with a wonderful selection of beverages.

Castaways Resort


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For a breathtaking cliffside wedding venue featuring panoramic views of the ocean, there's Castaways Resort. This location serves as one of Auckland's favourite seaside spaces to tie the knot. This Auckland wedding venue offers incredible on-site catering, a very experienced wedding team, and on-site accommodation for up to 80 lucky guests. It's an ideal spot for a destination wedding. If you're travelling to Auckland from another city or even overseas, you're in for a great taste of Auckland's famed landscape while also giving your globe-trotting guests a cosy place to bed down. Castaways Resort also has a day spa for relaxation and some prepared daytime activities for the adrenaline junkies. This is one of the most thorough and exciting wedding venues in Auckland.

The Stables


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Cruise on in from the Matakana township to The Stables. This Auckland venue has plenty of rustic charm when it comes to weddings and events. They offer local wine and cuisine, craft beers, and reliable countryside hospitality - the main ingredients to a wondrous wedding in Auckland. The vast amount of open air leaves you with plenty of options for choosing ceremony and reception locations. If you choose to have your wedding outside, large glass doors create an easy indoor-outdoor flow back into the main restaurant for your reception. Catering for up to 200 guests, The Stables offers on-site catering, audiovisual supplies and assistance, as well as a professional and helpful team at your side.

Auckland Museum


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You can make history with the Auckland Museum, an Auckland wedding venue of epic proportions. Whether you're after an intimate wedding for less than 100 or a staggering affair of up to 600, they've got the space, the design and the facilities to make your dreams come true. Choose between their Champagne Mezzanine, Grand Foyer, Auditorium and more for your ceremony and reception. In the lush grounds of the Domain, this elegant Auckland wedding venue promises to deliver above and beyond, with impeccable service and a series of packages explicitly crafted for weddings. There's also the chance to book exclusive Maori Cultural Performances and visit The Museum Store for personalised gifts. With Auckland Museum, you are promised a venue like none other for a night you'll never forget.

Te Muri Ridge


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Blending coastal and rural, Te Muri Ridge is a getaway wedding venue in Auckland. This expansive property features awe-inspiring views of the ocean and farmland, a contemporary design and tons of privacy. Te Muri Ridge overlooks Mahurangi Regional Park and Te Muri Regional Park. The skilful events planning team at this Auckland wedding venue can help you to plan the perfect celebration. Part of Adrenaline Group, they are seasoned professionals when it comes to functions - especially weddings. Te Muri Ridge offers luxury apartment accommodation with breakfast provisions for the couple to enjoy before or after their big day. They're also happy to provide sumptuous catering, on-site parking, multiple ceremony and reception locations and more. For up to 100 guests, this Auckland wedding venue is just like paradise.

The Maritime Room


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For something a little traditional with a twist, look no further than The Maritime Room. Located within the historic National Maritime Museum precinct, this Auckland wedding venue has various choices for your upcoming special day. Choose from their covered decks with ocean views, luxurious ballroom and light-filled lobby. Their selection of spaces means you can have your entire day at this flexible venue. The Maritime Room caters for up to 240 guests, including menu options ranging from buffet to plated. This Auckland wedding venue also has different packages to suit your day and your needs, the most popular of which is their BYO package. You can design the big day you want at The Maritime Room.

Bridgewater Country Estate


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Surrounded by 16 acres of rolling lawns, mature shade trees, native bush and impeccably landscaped gardens, Bridgewater Country Estate is a true fairytale wedding venue in Auckland. It features gorgeous winding pathways, a pond adorned with lilies, a tennis court, a pool, a dedicated bridal suite and luxury accommodation. You'll look amazing in the photos; you'll feel amazing surrounded by the lush wildlife. It's every hopeless romantic's dream setting. Facilities include a capacity of 120 guests, on-site catering options, multiple spaces for your ceremony, reception, photography and more, as well as permission for live music so you can party the night away.

Pilkingtons


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Wrapped in natural light and contemporary architecture, Pilkingtons is an oasis in the vast urban expanse of Auckland's CBD. Filled with lush greenery and bespoke interior design elements, this Auckland wedding venue is the perfect location for an intimate and luxurious wedding of up to 200 guests. There is an outdoor courtyard, serving as the ideal secret spot in Auckland city for a wedding. Pilkingtons also has an extensive drink menu and an inspired selection of catering options. If you've wanted a small and glamorous inner-city wedding, then Pilkingtons is the obvious choice.

Kauri Bay Boomrock


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For an Auckland wedding venue that quite literally has it all, choose Kauri Bay Boomrock. Catering to exclusive and intimate weddings, with a maximum capacity of 200, they offer so much to make your big day as fantastic as can be. The experienced team at Kauri Bay Boomrock can take your dream wedding ideas and turn them into the perfect day. They can arrange everything from personalised menus to transport for your guests. With plenty of on-site activities, you can rest assured your guests will have a fantastic time at the reception while you go exploring the beautiful surrounding valleys for photo ops. Additionally, Kauri Bay Boomrock has recently added luxurious accommodation to their venue. This has made them one of the most in-demand wedding destinations in the country.

Abbeville Estate


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You'll be adding a touch of history to your Auckland wedding with Abbeville Estate. Their heritage building is a rustic and stunning option that is sure to make your fairytale wedding spring to life. More than 150 years old, Abbeville Estate is a lovingly-restored venue that now plays host to some of the most gorgeous weddings in Auckland. With a capacity of 350 guests, this wedding venue features a plethora of spaces for your special day. These include its perfectly manicured lawns to its quaint church. Built in 1854, Abbeville Estate's main building is the Homestead. It seats up to 110 in its artful dining room, while the Garden Room is a breakaway space for up to 30. Their Barn is their most extensive space, boasting timber frames and wooden floors for an earthy, homey feeling. Your Auckland wedding can be filled with country charm and style all at once at Abbeville Estate.

The Hunting Lodge


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The Hunting Lodge welcomes big weddings, small weddings and everything in between. With the historic and iconic Hunting Lodge Homestead settled on their 80-acre property, this Auckland wedding venue hosts up to 250 guests. It makes for a sublime space to celebrate your big day from start to finish. Choose from their emerald lawns, rustic barn and restaurant when planning your wedding. The Hunting Lodge offers bespoke packages for events, helping you put together the necessities in one neat bundle to make planning and executing your special day a breeze. This Auckland venue is at the top of the list for superb service. It features mouthwatering catering options, audiovisual supplies and assistance, event expertise and more.

Tu Ngutu Villa


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Want an extra luxe wedding? Then venture over to Tu Ngutu Villa, a private villa for your big day. Transformed into an event space and residing in Mahurangi East, Tu Ngutu Villa's crowning feature is their stunning infinity pool - which also functions as the primary ceremony space. That's right, you can tie the knot looking like you're walking on water. There is on-site accommodation available for a handful of people and plenty of fun nearby activities. These include paddle boarding and kayaking. Tu Ngutu Villa is perfect for intimate to medium-sized weddings. It caters to up to 100 guests, is available for exclusive hire, and offers bespoke catering for your special day. Your Auckland wedding can have it all with this elegant villa that can also double as a getaway destination for you and your loved ones.

Delamore Lodge


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Delamore Lodge stands proud on the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay. Its first-class service and delicious cuisine are combined to create the perfect setting for your special day. The premium facilities and experienced and attentive staff at Delamore Lodge will ensure you leave with magical memories you will cherish forever. Delamore Lodge is suited for daytime and evening weddings so that you can make the most of the spectacular sunsets. Whether you're after an intimate gathering or a larger affair, they can comfortably host up to 80 guests. Their experienced team are experts at organising perfect weddings, so rest assured you are in good hands. Make your day even more memorable with a stay in their sought-after suites. Indulge in more fine dining and their day spa for some rest and recovery after the big day. This Waiheke wedding venue offers only the best backdrop, service and accommodation for your wedding in Auckland.

Bracu


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Found on the northern slopes of the Bombay Hills, Bracu is a crowning jewel of simple beauty. Surrounded by 30,000 Mediterranean-style olive trees, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful spot for an Auckland wedding. This wedding venue accommodates up to 190 guests and offers a beautiful and classy all-weather space for your special day. They also have on-site catering, tons of natural light and parking for your guests. In the middle of an olive grove and moments away from the lapping shores of a lake, their Pavillion is a purpose-built space for your wedding. You'll be nestled in privacy and prettiness in one fell swoop. For a comprehensive and tranquil wedding venue in Auckland, choose Bracu.

Kumeu Valley Estate


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Kumeu Valley Estate is a popular Auckland wedding venue exuding style and grace. Take in their stunning traditional bell tower, the high vaulted timber ceiling and the grand fireplace. They proudly showcase 3 acres of immaculate gardens, native flora, and adorable outdoor ceremony space. As a result, all year round, Kumeu Valley Estate has something to offer. Choose to have your Auckland wedding indoors or outdoors with this flexible space. They have a committed and professional team to help you figure out the perfect wedding for you. There are hidden gems all over the property. These include the jetty nestled in the native bush by the stream that borders the property or the rustic swing overlooking the rolling hills. 

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant


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Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is an award-winning winery and restaurant sitting pretty upon the west-facing hills of Waiheke Island. The vineyard and Waiheke wedding venue look over the Auckland Harbour and sprawling cityscape of Auckland CBD. Their buildings on site are constructed of hand-hewn mudbrick, which conveys a timeless quality. You'll receive nothing but the best food and wine on your wedding day. Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is internationally recognised for its excellent dining and wining. They have a dedicated wedding team who will take the organisation into their own hands. The backdrop of Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant remains stunning all year round. Choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony and unrivalled sea views throughout the whole reception. The restaurant has French doors that fully open and a roof that opens up to view the stars. Your Auckland wedding can turn into the island wedding you've always fantasised about.

Hilton


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If you want a flawless hotel wedding in Auckland, Hilton is the answer. This worldwide hotel brand is iconic for a reason, delivering excellent service and unmatched spaces around the globe - including Auckland. Sitting on the viaduct, you can have a seaside wedding in luxury with this Auckland wedding venue. It hosts up to a staggering 700 guests if you're looking for a big day in every sense of the word. Tuck into sumptuous catering during your reception, dance the night away in one of their many spaces for hire, and then rest and relax in a plush room for as many days as you like. You're getting the best of the best on your wedding day with Hilton. They are committed to their tradition of creating sublime experiences in an equally sublime setting.

Howick Historical Village


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Your Auckland wedding can be hosted at one of the most charming venues in Auckland with Howick Historical Village. Rich with the past, this is an Auckland wedding venue with so much to offer on the cusp of the city. Featuring immaculate grounds and gardens, as well as several spaces for hire throughout their venue, Howick Historical Village is versatile in its many uses. It has carefully preserved so much of the original infrastructure of many buildings and gardens, some of which were built in 1852. Spaces include Bell House, the Historic Church, Brindle Cottage, and so many more. If you fancy an outdoor wedding, then pick and choose between any of their expansive grounds and gardens, all available for hire and perfect for every wedding and celebration.

Markovina Vineyard Estate


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Just half an hour from the city centre takes you to Markovina Vineyard Estate, a privately-owned and family-run wedding venue in Auckland that prides itself on exceeding expectations. With 10-acres of property, Markovina Vineyard Estate has many options for an outdoor ceremony, giving you plenty of creative freedom to create the ceremony of your dreams. If it happens to shower, Markovina Vineyard Estate has a stunning wet weather option as a backup. Markovina Vineyard Estate is a popular wedding venue among Auckland photographers because of its verdant setting. Hosting up to 300 guests, this space is one of the country's most flexible and expansive wedding venue choices.

Highwic


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Highwic is here to provide you with a conventional and cool wedding venue. Although this Auckland wedding venue may look like it's far-flung from urban life, it's actually located in the heart of Newmarket. Highwic's convenient location means there is easy access to this venue from just about anywhere. The Victorian-style architecture results in an aesthetic masterpiece that serves as the backdrop of your Auckland wedding. Their spacious grounds are large enough for a marquee, but there are several ceremony and reception locations available on-site. Perhaps one of the most important things to mention, considering Highwic is a central city venue, is plenty of parking on-site for you and your guests. With a helpful and attentive team available, you can rest assured that your Auckland wedding is in good hands.

Waitakere Resort & Spa


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Plan the ultimate intimate getaway wedding with Waitakere Resort & Spa. Nestled in the native rainforest and offering tranquillity in spades, this Auckland wedding venue is the perfect pick for intimate weddings. They host up to 70 guests in their cozy venue outside of the city. Waitakere Resort & Spa has 3 spaces to choose from: the Tui Room, Fantail Room, and Kereru Room. Their facilities are designed to help you unwind and unpack, from their relaxing Day Spa to their guided bushwalks. You'll find there's so much to do and more at this Auckland wedding venue, especially with their attentive service and accommodation options that allow you to turn your wedding into something even more thrilling.

Flaxmere House


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A boutique wedding venue that provides you with all the frills, Flaxmere House knows how to make your day magical. Their on-site events coordinator is here to help plan and carry out a faultless wedding from start to finish. Their facilities include on-site catering options, plush accommodation for up to 20 guests, a host of wedding packages and more. Flaxmere House has years of experience hosting incredible Auckland weddings, nestled in Bethells Valley near Bethells Beach and Bethells Lake. They specialise in more intimate days of up to 80 guests, making it the perfect option for a more curated wedding.

Plume


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Auckland's favourite restaurant venue, Plume, is a true delight. Your wedding can take place near the Matakana township, found on its heavenly Wine Trail and offering you oodles of privacy. This Auckland wedding venue is known for its sublime wining and dining. They have a variety of Runner Duck Estate Vineyard's fine wines, as well as talented chefs that can put together a curated menu for your wedding. Plume is surrounded by plenty of parking, fresh air and verdant gardens. You can have your ceremony beneath the clouds and then step into their private dining space for your reception. No matter the flow of your special day, this Auckland wedding venue will make sure it's one to remember in all the best ways.

 

Local wedding photographers

 

Zahn


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Honest moments mean the world to Zahn. This Auckland wedding photographer believes in authenticity, integrity and all the kinds of magic that come to life on camera. Zahn takes photos of real moments, real people and beautiful places. Based in Auckland but shooting all over the planet, he travels from the beaches of Miami to the peaks of Queenstown's Remarkables. With a yearning for adventure and bringing couples something extraordinary, you can bet that he'll deliver wedding photography on another level. Having been around romance and weddings from a young age, you're getting oodles of experience in a personable and easygoing bundle.

Fay Carey Photo & Video


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Fay Carey Photo & Video believes there are few more beautiful things in the world than capturing moments of joy and genuine love. Her goal is to capture you as you are, with a mix of candid and traditional photography. Her style of Auckland wedding photography is cheerful, relaxed and natural, allowing real moments to unfold. Based in Auckland but happy to trot here, there and everywhere, Fay Carey Photo & Video is not just an Auckland wedding photographer but also a maker of dynamic and stunning wedding videography. With her, you're promised the total package, the kind that will result in invaluable memories and tears of joy shed when you look back at your big day.

Proshot Photography


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Proshot Photography's goal is to tell your story honestly and document your day as naturally as possible. When you're looking back at your Auckland wedding photos, she wants to transport you back to the exact moment. To her, wedding photography is not merely about capturing the day as naturally as she can but about creating beautiful images that tell your story in the loveliest and most authentic way possible. The result is a fine art. Proshot Photography is an Auckland wedding photographer that loves working with natural light and the atmosphere of each wedding to bring out the best in everyone, with bright smiles and joyful tears.

Samantha Donaldson Photography


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Artistry and honesty combine with Samantha Donaldson Photography. A mother, explorer, plant-lover and, most importantly to you, an Auckland wedding photographer brimming with talent, she is full of adventure and ideas when it comes to your big day. First and foremost, being relaxed matters when it comes to Samantha Donaldson Photography. You'll find your feet with her, settling into a groove that allows for candid moments you'll want to keep forever. She is based in Auckland, but she is happy to travel throughout the country to be a part of your special day.

La Rosa Weddings


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For Auckland wedding photography and videography, there's La Rosa Weddings. They combine fine art and documentary to serve up stylish imagery and cinematography - the kind that will bring about all those moments of nostalgia and love rolled into one. Timeless wedding photography is the goal with La Rosa Weddings, headed by a pair of romantics thrilled by travel, love and all the good things they bring. It's their personal aim to become one of Auckland's most celebrated wedding photographers, and they are certainly on their way there due to their commitment, passion and ever-growing talent. Understanding the eccentricities and personalities of each couple is what results in sensational wedding photography - which is what these two do best.

Kouki Photography NZ


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Kouki Photography NZ was established in 2016 with a vision to capture the best moments in life - which is precisely what the best wedding photography is all about. They'll make sure to tell your story frame by frame, preserving the most beautiful moments on paper so you can relive each day. With this, you'll be not only able to revisit the glorious parts of your wedding day but also the little moments that make up the whole beautiful narrative. Their Auckland wedding photography is all about natural, candid moments, showcasing your wedding day in all its beauty from start to finish.

Frankly Faye Photography & Super 8 Films


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Get ready to express yourself with Frankly Faye Photography & Super 8 Films. Bursting with colour and action, this Auckland photographer specialises in capturing those emotional moments on camera. It's about embracing intimacy and the extraordinary steps you take through your big day. She works closely with her couples to cultivate a warm, relaxed atmosphere, resulting in wedding photography that's a crystal clear reflection of your special day. Frankly Faye Photography & Super 8 Films believes in connections, creativity and curating personal experiences. You won't go astray with this Auckland wedding photographer.

Perspectives Photo


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Perspectives Photo are what they like to call wedding addicts. They love getting to know their couples, developing genuine relationships with them, and bringing them stylistically stunning wedding photography. Perspectives Photo adores the creative buzz of telling every story uniquely. Through both wedding photography and videography, they capture stories in the most epic way they possibly can. These Auckland wedding photographers come as a team, flexible and fun-loving, bringing the right energy and dedication to your special day. With their professional and polished services, they understand the extraordinary emotions coursing through you and want to preserve them in all their glory. As a result, their wedding photography is sculpted with light and strong composition, powerful and moving to the last frame.

Jonathan Kraettli Weddings


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Equipped with a passion for challenging himself and exploring the unknown, Jonathan Kraettli Weddings is an Auckland wedding photographer that pursues the best. His style is flexible and couple-dependent, with a varied background in photography and weddings. Open and friendly, he loves to capture your big day in authentic fashion. Jonathan Kraettli Weddings is an Auckland-based wedding photographer, but you can tempt him to travel with the promise of an incredible wedding, engagement or related shoot. In his free time, he loves to chase sunsets, brew coffee and edit to his heart's content. What more could you ask for from a wedding photographer?

Greg Campbell Wedding Photography & Film


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You'll be swept up with Greg Campbell Wedding Photography & Film. Combining a natural style with a sprinkling of traditional posed shots, this Auckland wedding photographer embraces the whirlwind of wedding imagery in unique fashion. While they're a duo, they don't often shoot together unless requested. You'll find yourself relaxed before their lenses credit to their years of experience. Preferring to melt into the background for most of your big day, Greg Campbell Wedding Photography & Film specialises in the candid type of wedding photography that results in authentic snaps and easygoing celebrations.

Wild Souls Photo + Video


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Addicted to travel but based in Auckland, Wild Souls Photo + Video are here to have as much fun with their couples as possible. They're a photo and video team, so you can rest assured that both your wedding photography and videography will be well taken care of. Their philosophy is that comfort makes for the best moments on camera, helping you feel at ease and full of joy on your special day. They want to capture the full spectrum of your wedding, from all the sniffling and tears to the bursts of laughter and warm hugs. Wild Souls Photo + Video is as fun-loving as they sound, perfect for couples that want their wedding videography to be as effervescent as they are.

Zanda Photo & Video


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Quality, connection and natural beauty, the defining factors of Zanda Photo & Video's approach to wedding photography and videography. Your wedding will be treated with the utmost care, uniquely inspired by Scandinavian-style photography: minimalistic, clean photography that isn't staged. With years of experience, Zanda Photo & Video loves neutral palettes, playing with texture, light, shadows and everything in between, resulting in mythical wedding imagery that will express you for all you are - a culmination of romance and all the good things that come with it. Years of experience and plenty of creativity makes Zanda Photo & Video one of Auckland's favourite wedding photographers.

Ciara Mulligan Visuals | Photo + Video


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For Ciara Mulligan Visuals | Photo + Video, seeing your love and your joy is the culmination of why she does what she does. Travelling all over NZ, Europe, and the globe has served as a solid foundation for her background in wedding photography, with a particular fondness for connecting with others and capturing those mystical moments when people look at one another with a twinkle in their eyes. The driving force behind Ciara Mulligan Visuals' style of wedding photography is natural and candid, determined to snap those glittering moments of your happiness and help you keep them safe and sound in your album and your heart.

Katrina Cooke Photography


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It's all about the heart with Katrina Cooke Photography. This talented and vivid Auckland wedding photography has a penchant for candid wedding imagery, snapping photos of those fleeting and fun-filled moments that you'll undoubtedly hold close to your heart. Sparkles in eyes, bursts of sudden laughter and more - she is dedicated to the divine, unpredictable and gorgeous honesty of your big day. The goal of Katrina Cooke Photography is to give your wedding the most honest lens, helping you to feel relaxed and at ease as she works. As a result, your wedding photography is sure to be nothing short of superb.

Alex de Freitas


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Alex de Freitas is not your typical Auckland wedding photographer. In fact, your friends and family probably won't even realise he is the photographer! He'll blend into the celebrations and get to know everyone. A veteran of 10 years when it comes to photographing weddings in Auckland and across the globe, he'll party with you 'till the end and, most importantly, focus on capturing the raw and unexpected moments throughout the day. His passion and strengths are not making a big fuss or worrying about timelines or schedules. You'll all feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease, and he can capture the honest and candid moments sprinkled throughout your wedding day.

Perry Trotter Photography


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Creating timeless wedding images since 2003, Perry Trotter Photography is an Auckland wedding photographer that promises elegance, grace and style. Though he has photographed hundreds of weddings, he has never lost the special sense that he is invited to share a couple's most important day. Crafting beautiful and classic images is one of the things he enjoys most about weddings. Being unobtrusive is essential to him, and he makes it a priority to help the couple relax and enjoy their day. Perry Trotter Photography has built an indisputable reputation for excellence, echoed throughout his career as one of Auckland's favourite wedding photographers.

Diana V Photography & Film


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Travel off the beaten track with Diana V Photography & Film. A lover of nature, candid moments and sincere laughter, this Auckland wedding photographer loves to bring out the best in couples in the most natural way possible. With a fondness for earthy, rich colours and storytelling, Diana V Photography & Film has over six years of experience in the industry, and it shows. Professional, amicable and full of innovative ideas, she will bring your wedding imagery a touch of something mystical with her talent, offering a range of packages to suit every couple, whether you need her all day long or for a romantic elopement.

Ryan Watts Photo


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Emotive, powerful wedding imagery is Ryan Watts Photo's speciality. He knows that your special day is as unique as it gets, an expression of who you are as a couple and a celebration of your love, capturing it in timeless fashion edged with innovation. From traditional family shots to candid masterpieces, Ryan Watts Photo loves doing it all when it comes to wedding photography, ensuring that you relive your day picture by picture. It's all about having a blast with creating and connecting, which is what he does best.

Chris Turner Photo + Video


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It's as simple as it gets with Chris Turner Photo + Video: he shoots weddings because he loves them. Straightforward, stunning and stylish, his wedding photography is a product of years of experience and experimenting. To him, wedding photography is all about documenting those moments you can't get back - little, golden moments and large, glittering ones, all rolled together in one glorious album that will have your special day last forever. As an Auckland wedding photographer, Chris Turner Photo + Video is as trendy as he is dedicated, putting every ounce of himself into his work. Hence, you walk away with keepsakes you'll treasure for the rest of your life.

Hollow & Co. - Photo & Video


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It's all about storytelling with Hollow & Co. - Photo & Video. They're a collection of photographers with a keen eye for authenticity. Led by Tom Hollow, a fine art photographer and filmmaker, their goal is to capture your Auckland wedding day in the most natural shades possible, showing genuine emotions and human connections. They chase the simplest of moments – cups of coffee before they walk down the aisle and little laughs as the bridal party pins up their hair – to shine through in all their work. Hollow & Co. - Photo & Video is a worldwide collective that travels not just all over New Zealand but the globe. You can rest assured that your special day will truly be memorable with these Auckland wedding photographers, committed to their craft and ever-thrilled to bring you spectacular imagery.

Kate Little


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Kate Little loves all things that make us starry-eyed: soulful connections and wild love stories. Her style has been described as dreamy, unique and intuitive. Stolen giggles and free-spirited moments without forced posing. Weddings indeed are a crazy, emotional celebration of life, and she loves to be a part of them. What's most important to her is to connect and create authentic images that are a reflection of all you've dreamt of. That's what it's all about: love, family and friends. Kate Little's mission is to be your one-of-a-kind storyteller as an Auckland wedding photographer armed with unending passion, snapping away whilst you have the party of a lifetime.

Rebecca Bradley Photography


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Rebecca Bradley Photography is an Auckland wedding photographer that loves a good yarn. Spinning tales, swapping memories and telling stories - they all mean the world to her, and nothing does the job better than a trusty camera. She understands just how much care and attention to detail are poured into weddings; it's her goal to give equal, if not greater, amounts in her wedding photography. Adoring the outdoors, adventures and good times, Rebecca Bradley Photography is the kind of Auckland wedding photographer that puts her heart and soul into your wedding imagery. With your comfort and ease at the top of her list, you'll bask in the glow of your big day and end up with wedding photography that takes your breath away.

Mikayla Bollen Photography


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An Auckland wedding photographer with a myriad of interests and ideas, Mikayla Bollen Photography, delivers something stunning with each click of her shutter. Her whole life has been dedicated to pursuing her love of love - especially preserving it in precious keepsakes and imagery. She is entirely focused on your special day from start to finish, working with you to capture the ultimate wedding photography. With a candid, honest style that changes with the ambience and atmosphere of your wedding, her work is expressive and unique.

Ralph Bella Photography


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Ralph Bella Photography caters to couples who dare to shy away from the traditional ways of Auckland wedding photography. His work depicts a plethora of moods, intimacy and emotion, alongside capturing the honest moments that happen naturally as your wedding day progresses. Ralph Bella Photography has a fine art style, which means he prefers to be spontaneous and free-flowing in his work. His entire persona is laidback, with his signature edging of a unique and unorthodox approach to Auckland wedding photography that is sure to make your day stand out without any added effort.

Lionel Tan Photography


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Lionel Tan Photography wants you to lay back. It's all about not taking yourself too seriously to get wedding photography that's incredibly gorgeous. He loves working with carefree couples like that - ones that just want to make the most of their Auckland wedding day. It makes photography so fun. As you start planning your Auckland wedding, he'll be there to provide suggestions where he can and share creative ideas with you - this ensures you're on the same page for your big day. During your special day, he'll stay in the shadows to capture beautiful candids, and when direction's needed, he'll be there too.

Valo Photo & Cinema


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Create something timeless with Valo Photo & Cinema. Their wedding photography and filming style will suit couples who are not keen on posing, not keen on a scripted day but prefer something organic and whole. They let the day unfold naturally and make sure they're there to capture the moments very discreetly. Their wedding films are story-driven with beautiful imagery and reflect the personalities of their couples - an approach that makes their wedding films relevant not only now but in years to come. Valo Photo & Cinema believes in finding art in both the ordinary and extraordinary, which is what makes them one of Auckland's favourite wedding photographers.

Grey Area Productions Photo & Video


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Grey Area Productions Photo & Video's aim is to make you and your day look effortless. Lighthearted, elegant, natural, modern. He likes to work as simply as possible with a hands-off approach to allow the rawness of the day to surface. Indeed, being 'natural' can actually be one of the hardest things to do on the day, so he leads and instructs when necessary, so it's not just all up to you. Grey Area Productions Photo & Video loves blending into the background and prides himself on being a calming presence on your special day. He's not just a gifted Auckland wedding photographer, but North on a compass when it comes to the natural unfolding of your day, filled with experience and a talent for drawing out graceful shot after graceful shot.

Kirsten Summers


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Kirsten Summers is an Auckland wedding photographer that's super passionate about capturing the lives and loves of others. She's a very social person and loves working with people. Weddings are her absolute favourite: everyone looking their finest, emotions running high, laughter, tears, hugs, kisses and, of course, the undeniable amount of love in the air. On a typical wedding day, she shoots everything she sees and more - she doesn't put her camera down at all. Kirsten Summers aims to photograph all the parts of your wedding that you will remember and all the things you might not, giving you the whole picture in a pretty package.

Adam Popovic Photography


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It goes without saying that Adam Popovic Photography endeavours to produce beautiful images. However, above everything, your Auckland wedding photos should tell a story of memories that capture the essence of you as a couple. You should look back at your photos and think, 'that is so us.' Simple, natural, candid and high-quality photography is Adam Popovic Photography's main goal. The magic of your day is in the connection between each other and with your loved ones. He won't miss a moment of realness, which makes this Auckland wedding photographer so in demand.

Moving Films + Photography


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Moving Films + Photography has been around since 2012 with a knack for incredible Auckland wedding photography. They are a duo that has totally fallen in love with wedding photography and videography. They're a couple of romantics, married joyously for 16 years and lucky enough to work side by side to shoot and create crazy, beautiful films (and just recently photos) of real couples like you. They know that you're a bit spoiled for choice in Auckland when choosing a wedding photographer, so they like to get to really know their couples and connect with them. Moving Films + Photography is innovative and keen on exploring, especially for Auckland wedding photography.

 

Local wedding gift registries

 

Hitchd


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Take a step towards your dreams with Hitchd. This wedding registry is all about making things easy for you and your guests when it comes to giving and receiving. Fund your honeymoon, your ideas and more with their easy-to-use site. Completely customisable and safe, it has features such as a multitude of layouts, personal messages of thanks and more. Hitchd was designed for the modern couple; everything about this wedding registry centres around a contemporary feel that embraces the wishes and wants of today's couples. When thinking about wedding gifts, gone are the old ways of lists of knickknacks. Hitchd is here in all its flexibility, ensuring that your wedding registry is as simple as it is stylish.

 

Local wedding hire

 

La Lumiere


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La Lumiere was inspired by the splendour of art nouveau - which is just a fancy way of saying that beautiful works of art can come from nature. The founder of La Lumiere, Kristina Ercolano, first ventured into wedding lighting through some handmade fairy light roses. Since then, they have expanded into a thriving company, providing you with the latest low-energy lighting technologies, stunning designs and individualised service with a smile. Their installations are original and customisable, matching the tone of your wedding whilst highlighting the beauty of your day. With over 14 years of experience in wedding hire and lighting, La Lumiere is sure to knock your socks off.

The Cute Caravan Company


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Lilli is the name for The Cute Caravan Company's 1968 Lilliput Caravan, which doubles as the ultimate mobile bar for hire for your wedding. Transformed into a cute bar on wheels, Lilli is available for hire for your wedding, party or other events. As a full serviced mobile bar, they can provide it all in Auckland - but Lilli has wheels and can tucker her way anywhere you need her to be for your wedding. Lilli is the perfect solution for your beverage requirements at your wedding, also acting as an adorable photo opportunity. She'll add a ton of character to your wedding, so get in touch with The Cute Caravan Company to inquire after Lilli's whereabouts as soon as you can.

Bad Rabbit


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It's a good vibe with Bad Rabbit, New Zealand’s first drinks delivery service for weddings and events. Beverage hire has never been easier than with these wedding specialists. Bad Rabbit makes organising drinks simple by offering wedding drinks packages for a variety of group sizes, having flexible/tailored options, calculating drinks for you, delivering them pre-chilled to your venue, and even giving you the option of glassware hire. Knowing what a task organising your wedding drinks can be, they've made the process as easy as can be, leaving you free to toast away and enjoy your big day with your favourite drink in hand.

MODO Booth


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A luxury photo booth for hire in Auckland, MODO Booth offers a cool, stylistic space for you and your guests to strike a pose in. Fully equipped, it comes with everything you need to preserve your memories: instant photo printing, social media sharing, and a selection of backdrops, props, and photo strip designs. Easy to use but jam-packed with the latest technology, MODO Booth is modern, adaptable and exciting, designed to complement whatever the theme of your wedding is. Dress the booth up or down - whatever you choose, it's here to make your wedding even more fun.

Darby & Grey Event Hire


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Darby & Grey Event Hire offers stylish and on-trend furniture for your wedding, whether in Auckland or anywhere else in New Zealand. Their purpose is to pick out and evolve with what's in vogue, with modern, sophisticated pieces that will make your wedding day look as elegant as possible. With their eye for detail and choosing innovative pieces, they've accumulated a collection of wedding furniture for hire that is unmatched nationwide. Darby & Grey Event Hire's team is always on hand to help you select furniture for your wedding, full of bright ideas and out-of-the-box thinking that is sure to wow you.

WeddingCast


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New Zealand's premier wedding live stream service, WeddingCast, is a little something different. They're broadcasting professionals with years and years of experience, here to bring you the previously untapped art of sharing your special day with your loved ones anywhere in the world, live. Whether you need to put a cap on numbers, or you've chosen an intimate location, or your guests can't make the journey, WeddingCast is here to bridge the distance so your guest list can be virtually expanded. With tons of packages and flexible rates, they're here to make your wedding a worldwide experience.

Stretch Tents


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If you're looking for the perfect marquee, canopy, tent or more, then you have to look no further than Stretch Tents. Immaculately designed, streamlined and modern, they'll provide you with all the coverage you need on your special day. Stretch Tents also prizes themselves on their beautiful collection of vintage furniture and atmospheric lighting solutions for hire - they're a one-stop shop for all your wedding hire needs. Additionally, they're also happy to provide dance floors, as well as other types of flooring, for your wedding. Stretch Tents is here to provide you with comprehensive service, at the heart of which is a helpful and happy team of event professionals.

Tiny Bar


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Here's to a ball of a time at Tiny Bar! You've got it all when it comes to this nifty little space, a premium VIP mobile bar for all your wedding beverage needs. It comes complete with a flexible deck, booth, specially hand-crafted wood interior and bar top, two TVs, large bar service area, Bluetooth sound system and 8 beer taps to pour a full range of craft or local beers from. In addition to that, it features plenty of refrigeration for wines and champagne. Tiny Bar's goal is to be the handiest and most complete beverage hire bar in Auckland (and New Zealand, for that matter) - and, boy, do they succeed!

Event Essentials


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Nothing sets an event like your surroundings, and weddings are just the same. Event Essentials is here to make sure that the setting of your wedding is done to perfection, providing you with a whole range of hire options, from hand-selected furniture to strings of lights for your marquee. Whatever your wedding hire desires, Event Essentials has a solution and a friendly team at your side to help with the careful choosing of anything you may need. They know that your wedding day is unique to you and want to provide you with hire items that reflect this, all whilst blending into the theme of your big day.

Pixel Photo Booth Hire


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There's no memento like a photo. Capture moments that will last forever with Pixel Photo Booth Hire. They want to provide you and your guests with a personal space to be your individualistic selves. With photo booths handcrafted in New Zealand, Pixel Photo Booth Hire offers guests a chance to help you have even more fun at your wedding. They're also available for your engagement party, celebratory dinner, and so much more. Their photo booths bring hilarious, fun and silly moments to weddings and are a timeless addition to your special day.

Insphire Wedding Hire


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Over two decades of experience in the wedding hire industry has led to Insphire Wedding Hire growing into one of New Zealand's leading hire companies. With an enormous collection of wedding items for hire, they're perfectly poised to help you pick out the ideal pieces for your special day. Their team is helpful and ready to assist you with whatever you need, from table linen and centrepieces to catering equipment and chairs. Insphire Wedding Hire is here to provide you with individualised service and quality products, with reliability and variety coming hand in hand. For example, take a stroll around their Albany showroom and see what your wedding could be like.

Radikal Neon


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Customisable, economical and environmentally friendly, Radikal Neon offers impressive lighting solutions for your wedding day. If you're searching for a way to add a pop of brilliance to your special day, all you have to do is get in contact with Radikal Neon for a gorgeous LED sign that can last you up to 5,000 hours. Installation is a piece of cake, meaning that you can do it yourself, but, if you don't have time or aren't keen, their helpful and informative team can assist. Radikal Neon transforms spaces and makes statements and is the perfect accompaniment for your wedding.

Arkade Furniture Hire


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Arkade Furniture Hire brings to you outdoor and indoor furniture solutions. Whether you're having a garden wedding beneath a marquee and a blanket of stars or have booked a venue overlooking the ocean that needs statement pieces to come to life, Arkade Furniture Hire offers some of the best wedding hire options around. With 30 years of combined experience, their team is here to help you make your wedding dreams come true. Arkade Furniture Hire features pieces that have been carefully restored for a vintage but robust feeling, as well as locally handcrafted additions.

Auckland & Beyond Tours


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In operation for more than five years, Auckland & Beyond Tours provides wedding hire in the form of seamless transport. They know how much there can be to do on your big day and endeavour to make travelling up, down and all around as smooth as possible in their luxurious and comfortable vehicles. Not only will they help to transport you and your local guests, but they're also happy to fetch any international guests coming from far and wide to celebrate with you. Auckland & Beyond Tours brings you professional and polished transport hire on your wedding day.

Black Pineapple Co.


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Raise a glass thanks to Black Pineapple Co., beverage experts who bring you wedding hire spanning everything from themed bars to the after-dinner whiskey trolley. They take putting together magnificent drinks very seriously, with experienced bartenders and professional staff ready to refresh you and your guests at a moment's notice. Black Pineapple Co. loves to get innovative, so you can talk to them about the atmosphere of your wedding, planning drinks or asking them to surprise you. They can make their beverages to your menu, get people on the dance floor, and so much more.

Neon Design


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Do something different, something daring, with Neon Design. Custom-made for your wedding, they provide wedding hire that will light up the room: neon signs of every kind. With their tailor-made packages, they bring you carefully designed and stunning neon signage for your special day that you can keep as a glowy reminder of your big day. If you're looking for something in their hire range, they have an extensive collection of neon signs you can hire out for a set time. Neon Design is here to light up your celebration with their hire.

 

Local wedding dresses

 

Vinka Design


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When someone says wedding dresses, you've got to think of Vinka Design. They have been leaders in bridal wear design since 1959, putting together luxury gowns and outfits in New Zealand. Founded by Vinka Lucas, Vinka Design is about creating bespoke pieces with a modern edge, crafted with elegance and timeless style. Proud to be family-owned and operated, they are dedicated to bringing you wedding dresses like none other. They have a long-standing tradition of making their wedding dresses the old-fashioned way: by hand. This commitment really shines through in every piece by Vinka Design, with fresh designs and collections regularly released by them and sweeping the bridal world away.

Alter Me


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It's all about looking and feeling your best with Alter Me. Bespoke bridal gowns and alterations are the cornerstones of her work, with precision and care like none other when it comes to making sure that your wedding dress is fitted to perfection. After all, what's the point of walking down the aisle in a wedding outfit that doesn't make you feel like the star you are? Alter Me carries out extensive and high-quality work when it comes to bridal wear, with custom designs, alterations and more at your fingertips. Years of industry knowledge and nights hand-stitching bodices to perfection have made Alter Me one of Auckland's most trusted and loved bridal outfit specialists.

Fritz and Sarah


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Bespoke bridal wear is a stitch away, thanks to the ever-talented Fritz and Sarah. These Auckland wedding wear specialists come with oodles of talent and passion for what they do. They believe in the extraordinary and unique beauty of each couple; they believe in putting in dedicated work to bring you that picture-perfect dress, pantsuit or wedding outfit you've been dreaming of all along. Based in Parnell, Fritz and Sarah do everything from alterations to custom pieces for your special day.

Baby's Breath Bridesmaids


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An Auckland-based online boutique specialising in bridesmaid dresses, Baby's Breath Bridesmaids brings a sense of something special to your bridal party. With seamless designs and a range of incredible options, including their Try-At-Home dress service, for fittings in the comfort of your own home, they're perfectly poised to dress your bridesmaids to the nines. Baby's Breath Bridesmaids is the place for everything a bridesmaid needs.

 

Local wedding bakeries

 

Sweet Bites Cakes


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Take a bite of this with Sweet Bites Cakes, custom wedding cake extraordinaire. They're here to bring you bespoke wedding cakes for your big day, boasting a docket of hundreds of finished, gorgeous wedding cakes that have all been loved by the lucky couples. Sweet Bites Cakes offers an hour of complimentary wedding cake consultation, so you can really dig into the batter and figure out what you're after and how they can make it come true. They take a limited number of weddings per year, so hurry if you're going to choose Sweet Bites Cakes.

 

Local wedding videographers

 

Perspectives Cinema


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With Perspectives Cinema, they believe that wedding videography can be one of the most powerful mediums to remember your wedding day through when done right. Acting as a time capsule, their wedding videography is here to evoke memories and emotions, filmed with love and care. Their hope is that it'll always touch you and serve as something special for your future family to look forward to. They specialise in short, candid wedding videography, with real and honest moments that capture the best of your wedding day. As they're also photographers, Perspectives Cinema has extensive backgrounds in wedding photography and film, so you're in capable hands.

Grey Area Productions Photo & Video


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You're getting the best of the best with Grey Area Productions Photo & Video. Driven by capturing pure beauty and natural moments, documenting people when they are least aware, their work is elegant, organic and modern. It combines the touches of authenticity and love from a wedding with understated grace, giving you wedding videography like no other. Grey Area Productions Photo & Video enjoys exploring amongst your family and friends for the day, blending into the background and listening to all the shared stories and bright laughter. It'll be those moments that show up on camera and, as a result, stay with you forever.

Ciara Mulligan Visuals | Photo + Video


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For Ciara Mulligan Visuals, seeing your love and your joy is the culmination of why she does what she does. Travelling all over NZ, Europe, and the globe has served as a solid foundation for her background in wedding videography, with a certain fondness for connecting with others and capturing those mystical moments when people look at one another with a twinkle in their eye. The driving force behind Ciara Mulligan Visuals' style of wedding videography is natural and candid, determined to snap those sparkling moments of your happiness and help you keep them safe and sound in your album and your heart.

Frankly Faye Photography & Super 8 Films


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Get ready to express yourself with Frankly Faye Photography & Super 8 Films. Bursting with colour and action, this Auckland videographer specialises in capturing those emotional moments on camera. It's about embracing intimacy and the extraordinary steps you take through your big day. She works closely with her couples to cultivate a warm, relaxed atmosphere, resulting in wedding videography that's a crystal clear reflection of your special day. Frankly Faye Photography & Super 8 Films believes in connections, creativity and curating personal experiences. You won't go astray with this Auckland wedding videographer.

Greg Campbell Wedding Photography & Film


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You'll be swept up with Greg Campbell Wedding Photography & Film. Combining a natural style with a sprinkling of traditional posing, this Auckland wedding videographer uniquely embraces the whirlwind of weddings. While they're a duo, they don't often shoot together unless requested. You'll find yourself relaxed before their lenses credit to their years of experience. Preferring to melt into the background for most of your big day, Greg Campbell Wedding Photography & Film specialises in the candid type of wedding videography that results in original films and easygoing celebrations.

La Rosa Weddings


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You're in for a treat with La Rosa Weddings, an Auckland-based wedding videography and photography team committed to becoming one of New Zealand's most in-demand pairs. They adore working with couples they connect with, investing time, effort and more into creating works of art that preserve your special day forever. Wedding videography is an ever-growing art to them, and La Rosa Weddings is constantly striving for new levels of perfection. Drawn to emotion and adventure, this effervescent couple promises to bring you wedding videography that transcends time.

Diana V Photography & Film


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Travel off the beaten track with Diana V Photography & Film. A lover of nature, candid moments and sincere laughter, this Auckland wedding videographer loves to bring out the best in couples in the most natural way possible. With a fondness for earthy, rich colours and storytelling, Diana V Photography & Film has over six years of experience in the industry, and it shows. Professional, amicable and full of innovative ideas, she will bring your wedding videography a touch of something mystical with her talent, offering a range of packages to suit every couple, whether you need her all day long or for a romantic elopement.

Ashton Curtis Films


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A passion for his surroundings has turned into a passion for capturing them - that includes you. Ashton Curtis Films wants to preserve your big day in motion, offering wedding videography throughout Auckland beyond. His experience in the field is invaluable; what you need, want and envision is considered from start to finish. If you're not sure of any of those things, their team is there to help you figure it out. Ashton Curtis Films is all about clear communication to make art of your big day with wedding videography that will leave you breathless.

Chris Turner Photo + Video


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It's as simple as it gets with Chris Turner Photo + Video: he shoots weddings because he loves them. Straightforward, stunning and stylish, his wedding videography is a product of years of experience and experimenting. To him, wedding videography is all about documenting those moments you can't get back - little, golden moments and large, glittering ones, all rolled together in one glorious masterpiece that will have your special day last forever. As an Auckland wedding videographer and photographer, Chris Turner Photo + Video is as trendy as he is dedicated, putting every ounce of himself into his work so you walk away with keepsakes you'll treasure for the rest of your life.

Wild Souls Photo + Video


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Addicted to travel but based in Auckland, Wild Souls Photo + Video are here to have as much fun with their couples as possible. They're a photo and video team, so you can rest assured that both your wedding photography and videography will be well taken care of. Their philosophy is that comfort makes for the best moments on camera, helping you feel at ease and full of joy on your special day. They want to capture the full spectrum of your wedding, from all the sniffling and tears to the bursts of laughter and warm hugs. Wild Souls Photo + Video is as fun-loving as they sound, perfect for couples that want their wedding videography to be as effervescent as they are.

MATA Films


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Bold, emotional and entirely yours, MATA Films creates meaningful wedding films crafted with modern cinematic artistry. Toss away the idea of a stuffy, boring wedding film that lasts hours on end and is shot from one angle - MATA Films is innovative, inventive, and tons of fun. They create mini-movies that rival a cinematic experience. As a team, they're enthusiastic and hard-working, driven to give it their all when they're working at your wedding. They adore working with all the little details. Their goal is to make a wedding film for you to relive your life's greatest moments.

Zanda Photo & Video


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Quality, connection and natural beauty, the defining factors of Zanda Photo & Video's approach to wedding photography and videography. Your wedding will be treated with the utmost care, uniquely inspired by Scandinavian-style photography: minimalistic, clean photography that isn't staged. With years of experience, Zanda Photo & Video loves neutral palettes, playing with texture, light, shadows and everything in between, resulting in mythical wedding videography that will express you for all you are - a culmination of romance and all the good things that come with it. Years of experience and plenty of creativity makes Zanda Photo & Video one of Auckland's favourite wedding videographers.

Valo Photo & Cinema


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For natural couples wanting natural wedding videography, Valo Photo & Cinema is the option for you. Their filming style will suit couples who are not keen on posing, not keen on a scripted day. They let the day unfold naturally and make sure they're there to capture the moments very discreetly. Our films are story-driven with beautiful imagery and reflect the personalities of their couples - an approach that makes their wedding films relevant not only now but in years to come. Attentive and detail-orientated, Valo Photo & Cinema are travelling wedding videographers and photographers, happy to go where love takes them.

WeddingCast


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New Zealand's premier wedding live stream service, WeddingCast, is a little something different. They're broadcasting professionals with years and years of experience, here to bring you the previously untapped art of sharing your special day with your loved ones anywhere in the world, live. Whether you need to put a cap on numbers, or you've chosen an intimate location, or your guests can't make the journey, WeddingCast is here to bridge the distance so your guest list can be virtually expanded. With tons of packages and flexible rates, they're here to make your wedding a worldwide experience.

Hollow & Co. - Photo & Video


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A fine art wedding photographer and filmmaker based in Auckland, Hollow & Co. - Photo & Video is led by Tom Hollow and features a tight-knit team of driven creatives that want to make your wedding videography truly spectacular. With a passion for storytelling and trying out something new, Hollow & Co. - Photo & Video produces rich, authentic and beautiful wedding films filled with bold emotions and colour that encapsulate weddings in all their iridescent joy. Although they're based in Auckland, they're happy to travel here, there and everywhere for a chance to capture your special day on camera.

Moving Films + Photography


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A couple-run wedding videography and photography team, Moving Films + Photography considers it an honour to be chosen for your special day. Established in 2012, they tirelessly work side by side to shoot and create incredible wedding films and photography for their couples. To them, a real connection is the foundation of their work, so they try to get to know you and your partner, whether it's over coffee or just a virtual chat. Moving Films + Photography wants your wedding film to reflect who you really are, bringing you dazzling movies that you'll undoubtedly cherish.

 

Local wedding catering

 

Trio Catering & Events


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Something utterly delicious wafts your way with Trio Catering & Events, a wedding caterer and hire company operating from Auckland and Waikato. Enthusiastic and ever-experimenting with every flavour under the sun, you're guaranteed a tailored wedding menu that will knock your socks off. Hors d'oeuvre, canapés and everything in between, Trio Catering & Events promises to deliver wedding catering that is as sumptuous as it is stunning. On top of catering for your wedding, they also offer a selection of hire items, from crockery to chairs, as well as the option of waiters and on-site chefs if you're looking to make your wedding even more fabulous.

Urban Flair


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There's nothing like a food truck to fuel you and your guests. Drawing inspiration from France, Spain and more, this Auckland caterer knows how to serve up only the best at your wedding. Urban Flair does everything from canapés to multi-course meals, planning menus that are sure to dazzle. Whether you're after something light and festive or a grand sit-down dinner to celebrate your special day, you can rest assured that your wedding catering is in the most talented hands. As a local, small business, Urban Flair prides itself on locally sourced ingredients and biodegradable, eco-friendly and sustainable packaging, containers, and cutlery.

Taste Catering


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Taste Catering is a boutique wedding catering company specialising in modern flavours and contemporary dishes. Their team of chefs is adaptable, experimental and bold. They bring new ideas to the table for your wedding day and help you to plan the perfect wedding menu. Based in Auckland, they cater for weddings large and small. They boast individualised menus and high-quality ingredients. Taste Catering has a team with more than 20 years of experience in the bag, making them one of Auckland's favourite wedding caterers. They now offer home delivery for pre-planned meals brought right to your door so that you can have a bite of greatness.

Food Truck Collective


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Say something special with the Food Truck Collective, an Auckland wedding caterer that offers a twist. Composed of flexible and gifted chefs that create authentic and vibrant meals that burst with flavour and leave you wanting more every time, they boast up to 70 of the best food trucks around. They know the struggle that comes with planning your wedding catering and menus, so they're here to help whip away the helter-skelter with their talent. Guests can enjoy watching their food prepared to perfection in front of them before settling down on their themed and stylish furniture that's also for hire. Food Truck Collective brings you wedding catering like none other.

Jess' Underground Kitchen


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A team full of fun foodies makes for an incredible catering company. Jess' Underground Kitchen is just that: passionate, driven, and full of creativity. They are here to bring your wedding meals that you and your guests won't soon forget. They work with fresh, seasonal ingredients to craft handmade dishes and menus perfectly tailored to your tastes. From locally sourced produce to free-range meats, Jess' Underground Kitchen aims for an incredible dining experience at your wedding. All their walk-and-fork menus are plated in compostable serve ware as a plus for the eco-friendly couples out there.

 

Local wedding florists

 

Bay Blooms Wedding Florist


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Based in the verdancy of Clevedon, Bay Blooms Wedding Florist boasts over 20 years of experience in the floral industry. They're all about creating new and exciting arrangements for your wedding. They have a particular passion for combining all kinds of greenery with one another to create something superb. From the standard and beloved flowers and leaves to rustic twigs, flaxes and grass, Bay Blooms Wedding Florist will utilise any combination to give your wedding the extraordinary floral edge you're looking for.

Branch and Bloom


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This is a florist that knows the earth, brought into the industry by a florist and farmer, Carol Gibbard. Branch and Bloom is the expert when it comes to creating bespoke floral arrangements for weddings and events. In Clevedon, they have 500 square metres of dedicated cut garden, incorporating beautiful and delicate botanicals into their design work which are not readily available at the flower markets. Branch and Bloom offer it all, from whimsical and traditional to natural and wild with unusual textures and foliage.

The Florist NZ


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It's a chance to unleash all that flower power that's been blooming within you. Roses, baby's breath, daffodils, lilies, hydrangeas - you name it, you can make use of it. All you have to do is get in touch with The Florist NZ, here to help take those wild ideas and put them into bundles of beauty that you can glide down the aisle with. Your wedding flowers can be as spectacular and over the top as you want or as understated and simple as you prefer. They're experts in the industry, with a diverse style and plenty of innovative ideas flourishing in their gardens.

 

Local wedding beauty experts

 

The Spa Nomad


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Let yourself float away on a cloud of bliss thanks to The Spa Nomad. This Auckland spa is the perfect choice for hen's nights, bridal party pampering and more. Enjoy their extensive range of luxe treatments before the big day, or surprise your best friends with a day of relaxation. Either way, The Spa Nomad is one of Auckland's favourite spots for unwinding. Featuring professional service, a wide variety of packages and a serene setting, you're in for a treat with these experts. You'll be glittering from head to toe on your special day - just as intended.

 

Michaela Kaye Makeup


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Michaela Kaye Makeup is situated in Auckland and is happy to travel to wherever your wedding takes her. A makeup artist, hairstylist and spray tan technician, she can do it all on your big day. This includes anything from giving you a drop-dead gorgeous coiffure to giving you a freshly sunkissed look. She began her studies at Cut Above Academy and studied further at The Makeup School in Ponsonby. Michaela Kaye Makeup is dedicated to her craft and to ensuring that you're entirely flawless on your special day.

 

Local wedding invitations and stationery

 

DesigningLove


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For the modern bride, DesigningLove is class and creativity tucked within an envelope. Her wedding stationery is custom-made, with her sitting down to get to know you so she can design stationery that truly reflects who you are. Specialising in minimalism, DesigningLove also has a penchant for creating wax seals, personalised crests, and so much more. This wedding stationery designer is all about grace and sophistication, from foil embossed to save the date cards dipped in dark, romantic hues. She began designing when she was a bride-to-be and couldn't quite find a designer that spoke to her. The more she practised and created, the more she realised her passion for the craft.

Papier HQ


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Located in Howick, Papier HQ is ahead of the curve when it comes to what's trending. They offer it all when it comes to wedding stationery: menus, table seatings, invites, envelopes, place names, table numbers, and so much more. Taking care of the fine details concerning wedding stationery, they seek to offer on-brand and personality-rich pieces with one-of-a-kind designs for every stationery set. All work is created in their studio by a designer with over a decade in homeware and fashion design experience. When it comes to their custom designs, they also offer prints to immortalise your special day. If you have a chat with Papier HQ, we're sure you can get one of your incredible wedding invites framed. That way, you can always remember the pure beauty of an invite to the best day of your life.

 

Local wedding planners and stylists

 

DU Soirée


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No matter how big or small your wedding, DU Soirée is here to plan and style heartfelt weddings with a natural eye for detail. Featured in both national and international publications, they're wedding planners and stylists with a wealth of experience. They infuse creative aspects into your special day, be it a fun installation or a theme that you adore. They do weddings all around Auckland and New Zealand and are also happy to branch into destination weddings due to their extensive experience and strong international ties.DU Soirée is all about bringing colour and personality to your wedding day, with originality and a sense of adventure packed right in.

Take A Vow


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Here to take the responsibility of planning, styling and designing your wedding day is Take A Vow. They work alongside you for curated results that reflect who you are, handpicking suppliers and adding personal touches to every detail of your wedding. They do it all, from wedding coordination to setting up your special day, whether it's in your backyard or a destination wedding miles and miles away. The owner of Take A Vow began the company upon realising her passion for bringing dreams to reality, working tirelessly with her dedicated team to ensure that your big day goes off without a blip. They have a wealth of experience in travel, planning and design, making them a perfect wedding planner choice.

Oh! Such Style


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All about the personal touch, Oh! Such Style are wedding planners and stylists who believe in creating honest, meaningful connections with their clients to help create a wedding experience that they'll never forget. They have over a decade of experience in the industry, featured in multiple magazines and winning a series of awards for their flawless work. Offering a boutique approach to wedding planning and styling, Oh! Such Style leans towards a romantic, dreamy style, with an elegant aesthetic that blends seamlessly into every wedding. They believe in exquisite details, creativity and care, making them one of Auckland's top wedding planners and stylists.

Blume & Darling


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This is New Zealand's only specialist on-the-day wedding coordinator. Blume & Darling can guarantee that they'll bring you organisation, order and outstanding service. They can pick off wherever and whenever you please, whether you've been toiling away for months or you need them by your side from day one. Blume & Darling are wedding planners that provide flexible, bespoke care for all of their couples. They understand the unique journey that each and every one goes through. They have a range of packages for you to choose from, removing the stress from budgeting, managing and all the other fiddly details, leaving you to bask in the golden joy of your upcoming wedding.

 

Local wedding gifts

 

Kiwi Blade Knives


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Give a very knife gift with Kiwi Blade Knives. They have been at it for years, bringing their unique craft to the table, helping you to handcraft knives that will last generations. Whether you're looking for a wedding gift that can stand the test of time, or you're searching for an unusual and fun activity for you and some loved ones to take part in as part of wedding festivities, Kiwi Blade Knives can make all of your dreams come true - and sharply, at that.