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Every category is packed with beautiful high resolution images, videos, a detailed business description of what they offer and full contact details including social media links. Shortlist those you love to keep track of notes about them, and use the enquiry form to quickly fire out requests for quotes.
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Our Wedding Showcase is a beautifully curated showcase of real Wellington weddings, designed to inspire you as well as giving you a first-hand look at what various venues, photographers and other suppliers can do.
We update the Wedding Showcase quarterly with the city's most beautiful weddings. Every showcase features 50 - 80 gorgeous professionally shot photographs, as well as comprehensive details on every aspect of each wedding - How We Met, Our Wedding Style, The Dress, Hair & Makeup, The Ceremony, The Reception and Advice for Brides To Be.
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By Lorna Urwin
Washes of watercolour provide a soft, ethereal look while also lending some creative and romantic flair to wedding design. Whether you prefer sweeping brushstrokes or delicately painted images, pastels or bold hues, find some watercolour inspiration below!
Images by Nicoll’s Wedding Photography and Heather Payne (Thumbnail image by Ashley Bosnick Photography)
Watercolour is a medium most often used on paper, making wedding stationery the area where this theme truly shines! It’s also incredibly adaptable to various colour palettes, styles or other themes.
There are so many possibilities, from invitations to escort cards, signage to the guest book:
Images by Katie Slater Photography and Splash Images (Naeem Khan)
Another advantage of watercolour is that you can take the theme figuratively as well as literally. If you don’t especially like the ‘painted’ look, you can instead channel the watercolour aesthetic through layering light tones on top of one another or using graduated shades. This can look especially stunning for bridal or bridesmaids dresses, with colour used in underskirts or the main skirt to create a dip-dyed or ombré effect.
Of course, a painted-style design is perfect if you want to make more of a statement with dresses or accessories!
Images by Emily Katharine Photography and Suite One Studio
From backdrops to furnishings, linens to glassware, your imagination is the limit when it comes to filling your wedding with airy, Monet-inspired details.
A backdrop or tablecloths are excellent places to start if watercolour will be a show-stopping feature. For smaller accents or a more refined approach, think throw pillows or subtle hanging garlands in graduated shades. Or, for tableware, opt for napkins, tinted glass and painted ceramic dishes.
Images by Kt Crabb Photography and Jasmine Star Photography
With food colouring, it’s possible to create watercolour masterpieces that are as delicious as they are delightful.
Brushstrokes are a strikingly modern way to adorn a simple white wedding cake, adding texture and energy to an otherwise minimal look. Keep it straightforward and monochrome or incorporate ombré effects, a mix of hues and additional flowers for something more elaborate. No need to stop at the cake, either! Transform macaroons, iced cupcakes and even marshmallows into blank canvases for a full spread of watercolour desserts.
Don’t forget your drinks! Cocktails make for a charming watercolour twist. Ask your bartender to advise on how to create the colours you want, and mix up some bright syrups, juices or liquors to create a colourful effect in line with your palette!
Images by Lori Paladino Photography
The pièce de résistance for a watercolour theme? Including creative talent on the day. Hire a live event artist to paint a scene from the wedding for an unforgettable and unique keepsake to be cherished for years to come. Or have an artist produce sweet portraits as a one-of-a-kind wedding favour for guests!
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