Articles tagged inspiration

Beware the… Momzilla?

Sarah Pollok • March 11, 2018
Beware the… Momzilla? - WeddingWise Articles
We are all familiar with the timeless ‘bridezilla’ stereotype, a manic control-freak bride, who goes to any lengths to have their Pinterest-perfect day. But what happens if this demanding perfectionist isn’t the bride… but her mother? The planning of a wedding can whip the best of us into a frenzy of excitement and dramatics, so what happens when your usually patient and kind-hearted parent is replaced with an argumentative and demanding Momzilla? While their lengthy lectures and large demands may feel overwhelming, with a little communication and empathy, a momzilla is the perfect person to have in your corner when planning your special day.

1 The Pursuit of Perfection

Firstly, it’s important to understand the reasons for their behavior, as often their love and support can come across as being controlling and selfish. Mother of the bride is a significant role, and can leave moms feeling solely responsible for the success of the wedding day. So remember she isn’t…

Spring Weddings – All About Nature

Brooke Faulkner • September 28, 2016
Spring Weddings – All About Nature - WeddingWise Articles

Spring weddings are all about nature and DIY.

We’ve been stuck indoors all winter daydreaming about the sweet little flowers getting ready to bloom, and about how we can incorporate them into our special day.With spring wedding season upon us, it’s finally time to turn our dreams into realities. We’ve done all the prepping there is to do - from finding the ring to booking the caterer to choosing the dress - and now it’s time to get crafting!Here are a few spring DIY ideas to inspire and delight your creative spirit. Have fun!

Bring the Outdoors In

Spring is the perfect season for an outdoor tent reception. Why? If it’s sunny your guests can frolic, and if it’s rainy, they’ll have shelter. But of course the best part about an outdoor spring wedding is being surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Why relinquish that beauty to outside the tent? Wildflower garlands and foliage canopies are a stunning way to earth-up a boring canvas tent. Bring in…

5 Alternative Centerpieces & Bouquets

Trisha Miller • September 15, 2016
5 Alternative Centerpieces & Bouquets - WeddingWise Articles
If the traditional simple floral arrangement isn’t quite your style or allergies are an issue during your ceremony, you might be looking at other options for stunningly creative centerpieces and bouquets. Although contrary to traditional decor, non-floral items can be used in beautiful ways to construct breathtaking motifs for your big day.

Cages & Lanterns

With or without floral accents, lanterns are a timeless choice for any centerpiece or bouquet. The metallic surface can be left in a pristine state, which will coordinate with any colour scheme for patterns. To add a antique feel, rough up the metal a little with some sandpaper or add some brassy tones to imitate tarnish. Lastly, spray paint the entire piece according to your colour choice. This can make old metal look good as new.

Sweets & Candies

Want a piece that you won’t have to waste? A quick and easy cotton candy bouquet won’t last long into the reception. This way you and your partner can share the…

Fresh Floral Ideas For A Spring Wedding

Tami Hadfield • August 25, 2015
Fresh Floral Ideas For A Spring Wedding - WeddingWise Articles
Spring and I are “best buds” because who doesn’t love the first glimpse of a daffodil or delight in the scent of freesias? From the romantic pastels to the vivacious bright and colourful, in the floral sense of the word, we’re spoilt for choice on what we can offer for springtime weddings.For beautiful brides-to-be there are so many amazing flower choices in the spring for your floral arrangements. It’s a season that sparks the imagination because it’s simply brimming with options.

Flowers To Celebrate The Joy of A Spring Wedding

Flirty freesias add a burst of romance, elegance and enduring beauty.  Either mixed with other blooms or all on their own, they’re classically refined so you’ll fall in love all over again.Bright eyed ranunculus radiate charm.  They are simply the George Clooney or Ryan Gosling of flowers!  They’re bold and they’re not afraid to stand out from the rest.Dreaming of snap dragons will add a magical touch to your floral…

Interview: Jessica Higueras

Benek Lisefski • February 02, 2015
Interview: Jessica Higueras - WeddingWise Articles
Jessica Higueras is originally from Lima, Peru. She started business in Auckland 8 years ago, based in Half Moon Bay but covering all NZ and International. Her services include: Portraits, Weddings, Families, Lifestyle, Food, Interiors and Photojournalism.


WW: Tell us a bit about your history and how you got into photography?JH: Back in 1997 I moved to Guatemala and decided to try photography. I started with a basic course and loved it right from my first assignment! A few days later I already had my business cards and started shooting portraits.Then I moved to Mexico and did the same. In those days there was no internet so I needed to search the yellow pages for a photography course. It was tricky to find something for the right period of time.When I moved to Wellington I found The Photography School in the Kapati Coast. We were supposed to stay only 9 months but I enrolled for the one year course and finished it with honours and best portolio! I was…

The WeddingWise Guide to Choosing Your Wedding Dress

Steff Green • April 29, 2014
The WeddingWise Guide to Choosing Your Wedding Dress - WeddingWise Articles
After finding the perfect partner, choosing the wedding dress is probably the hardest decision any bride faces. You know that on your wedding day all eyes will be on you, and you want to look fabulous. But there are so many dresses to choose from, how can you possibly find that one dress that will make your heart sing?Here at WeddingWise, we’ve compiled this simple guide to everything you need to know about choosing a wedding dress. By using this guide to colours, cuts, fabrics and styles, you’ll soon find the dress that’s perfect for you.Find the best wedding dress designers and shops in the WeddingWise directory, and search for wedding dress inspiration in the Lookbook.

The Colour

The vast majority of wedding dresses sold are white. However, now more than ever, alternative colours are being embraced. When you start looking for a wedding dress, think about whether you want colour or not – it may seem weird after seeing so many white dresses in stores and in movies, but…

Daniel & Clare’s Beautiful Mudbrick Wedding

Delwyn Wood - TLDP - The Lauren + Delwyn Project • September 27, 2013
Daniel & Clare’s Beautiful Mudbrick Wedding - WeddingWise Articles
Flowers: Flower Gallery by Virginia ThompsonDaniel + Clare were married at the beautiful Mudbrick winery on Waiheke Island. The day dawned with blue skies and sunshine but slowly deterioriated… Daniel + Clare were such troopers though, not letting the weather dampen their spirits. They braved the wind and even a bit of rain, allowing us to capture some beautiful portraits, both at Mudbrick and down at the beach. They are such a great couple, having been together for ten years, so it was a joy to photograph their big day!

Photo Inspiration: Harry & Alexandra’s Engagement

Delwyn Wood - TLDP - The Lauren + Delwyn Project • September 13, 2013
Photo Inspiration: Harry & Alexandra’s Engagement - WeddingWise Articles
We photographed this beautiful couple on a sunny afternoon in June to celebrate their engagement + upcoming wedding. We took advantage of all Cornwall Park has to offer, including the forest + lush greenery, which nicely complements their eyes & clothing! Harry + Alex were so much fun to photograph which comes across in their photographs, they are so in love! Harry’s a camera enthusiast too so we incorporated this into the shoot which made for something cool and unique for them.

Photo Inspiration: Gayle & Warren’s Picture Perfect Cambridge Wedding

Sandra Henderson Photographer • July 19, 2013
Photo Inspiration: Gayle & Warren’s Picture Perfect Cambridge Wedding - WeddingWise Articles
The 14th April 2012 brought with it a picture perfect Cambridge day and Gayle (nee Walker) and Warren Perry were wed.  Gayle - who had been planning the wedding for at least a couple of years - had all of her boxes ticked and everything ran absolutely perfectly right down to the finest detail.  Sarnia Park provided an amazing backdrop for the day - with many beautiful gardens and a gorgeous chapel where the vows were shared with the couples closest and dearest.  Gayle’s brilliant organising allowed for a horse, beautiful cars, an apple orchard and the beautiful still waters of Lake Karapiro to be included in our creative work. I loved the inclusion of animals in their photographs (and they behaved!!), the light coming through the trees and the water reflections on the lake.  The night shot with the lamp is another favorite of mine.  A dream wedding for a dream couple.

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