A REMINDER TO DE-STRESS

  To all of you soon-to-be brides who are spending hours upon hours planning, stressing and frantically organising – this one’s for you. Planning your wedding can be an overwhelming experience for many, simply from the sheer multitude of tasks …Read More

FIVE ESSENTIALS TO PACK ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

  There is nothing quite like rocking into your wedding day feeling prepared for anything. Babysitter’s booked in? Check. Hair and makeup artists arriving on schedule? Check. Maid of honour has the run sheet for the day and a fully …Read More

Raw slices from Sunday Cantina

CATERING TRENDS WITH SUNDAY CANTINA

  As with anything, wedding catering trends come and go – so we decided to talk to the team at Sunday Cantina about what’s up and coming, and what’s being left behind, in the world of wedding food. New Zealand …Read More

Bride and groom in winter light

REAL WINTER WEDDING INSPIRATION

  It’s time to think about you. The two of you. What do you want? What is important to you? Perhaps it’s taking a moment in the day with just the two of you – a five minute walk away …Read More

TOP TIPS FROM THE WEDDING CRASHERS

  You might be thinking that your Spotify playlist of Party Anthems might be all you need for entertainment at your wedding reception – but think again! Entertainment on the night is pivotal in making your event enjoyable – both …Read More

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PERFECT RUSTIC & BOHO WEDDING STYLING

  If the words rustic, vintage and boho send goosebumps of delight across your skin when you’re planning your dream wedding day, then this one’s for you! Think of pieces sourced from all over, that give you that dreamy feeling …Read More

MATAI HUKA – YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING VENUE

It’s safe to say that the Kapiti Coast is simply jaw-dropping at every turn; from the wild, windswept beaches at the West to the majestic hills standing tall on the East. You’re certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to …Read More

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STRESS-FREE WEDDING PLANNING

  We all try to have a good work-life balance, but when it comes to planning a wedding, the multitude of tasks can be overwhelming. From researching, contacting, planning and booking each vendor, to running around picking up all the …Read More

DREAMING OF SUMMER WEDDINGS

  Escape the chilly August weather, and dream over this gorgeous summer wedding at Anam Cara – one of the newest venues on the Kāpiti Coast. This place is an oasis – modern, lush gardens and just a short drive …Read More

WEDDING TABLE STYLING TIPS

Not sure where to start with wedding table styling? With a massive thanks to Summer from The Vintage Party for sharing her expertise, and this stunning styled shoot she organised, here are a few thoughts to guide & inspire you. …Read More

Winter Wedding colours. Bride and Groom on beach in Whanganui

WINTER WEDDING – COLOUR CRUSH

    Moody, surreal skies and a perfectly dramatic sea breeze – these images by Patina Photography capture everything there is to love about a Winter Wedding in New Zealand, captured in Whanganui. As we move into the cooler, more …Read More

Couple outside the Otaki venue The Milk Station

WEDDING VENUE – AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE MILK STATION

    Today we’re talking to Norbert Koptisch from The Milk Station in Ōtaki, possibly the most unique, not to mention jaw-droppingly gorgeous wedding venue in the North Island of New Zealand. You fall in love with its Mediterranean feel …Read More

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ANATOMY OF A TRADITIONAL WEDDING INVITATION

Are you thinking of how to word those Wedding invitations? Here’s the perfect post! We’ve got the talented Rebecca from Sunny and Swoon talking you through the anatomy of a wedding invitation. You may not be having a super traditional …Read More

GREAT REASONS FOR A FIRST LOOK

Yes. It’s been a long-held tradition that the bride and groom are not to see each other on the wedding day until the moment the bride walks down the aisle. What’s not unusual these days is the emergence of new …Read More

WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS

Wedding ideas for fun and entertainment. Let’s be honest here – if you’re getting married in New Zealand the weather can sometimes be a bit crap, well in the lower North Island anyways. We have to prepare for wet weather, …Read More

Wedding videographer, Rachel, of Soulhaven productions with Chatty the big pink pig.

WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER WITH SOUL

Get to know a little about Rachel, wedding videographer with soul, and owner of Soulhaven Productions   WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH WEDDINGS? I admit I didn’t set out to be a wedding videographer – nor film maker. I started …Read More

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COLOUR CRUSH

My colour crush and some wedding inspiration for you! Wedding inspiration with colours grabbed from this gorgeous bouquet by the ah-mazingly talented Yvette Edwards. Truth be told, it was actually created for a Summer wedding, for the fabulous Georgie and Andrew …Read More

Artistic wedding photos in the rain

REAL WEDDING INSPIRATION – THE MILK STATION

Real Wedding Inspiration at The Milk Station by Patina Photography What can I say? Get ready to be moved! You can’t help but smile and enjoy the moments as you look through this kick ass selection of photographs. Go, grab a cuppa and …Read More

Rainy wedding photos on the Kapiti coast, Wellington. Photo by Jo Moore.

Rainy wedding on the Kapiti Coast

But what if it’s a rainy wedding? Five, 10 and 25 years from now, the very last thing on your mind will be the weather on your wedding day. You’ve found the person you want to share a lifetime with, that’s …Read More

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Blue Carrot Catering co-owner talks candidly

Get to know a little about Nicole Manning, co-owner of Blue Carrot Catering.   WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH WEDDINGS? Catering weddings was a natural transition for us. We cater daily for many corporates, and people would ring us to …Read More

Friendly relaxed wedding celebrant kapiti. In action.

Amazing Wedding Celebrant in Kapiti gives you her top tips for a fabulous ceremony

Wedding celebrant tips for creating a fabulous ceremony Andrea Buckland has got to be just about the most relaxed and friendly wedding celebrant on the Kapiti Coast that I know. I’ve seen her in action many times. She also knows …Read More

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Seven questions with…

New blog series “Seven questions with” where we talk briefly to the wedding people behind the scenes… Today I’d like to introduce creative wedding business owner Charlotte Lee-Butler of the amazing Handmaid. Boho, rustic and vintage wedding props.   WHY DID YOU …Read More

Evening engagement session at the Beach on the Kapiti Coast

Engagement Session on the Kapiti Coast

  It’s no news flash, but engagements and photos go so well together. If you have been thinking about having an engagement session, just do it! Photography really is a magical medium, even if you dislike being in front of …Read More

Two people enjoy playing in a wedding photobooth

Tips for a photo booth at your wedding

Today’s wedding photo booth tips come from renowned photo booth dude, Dion, of The Amazing Travelling Photo Booth. Put together by Kapiti Weddings in a super useful info-graphic. We know that people are at the same time generally shy when being …Read More

Sunset wedding on the kapiti coast by Kate MacPherson

Behind the Scenes of a Sunset Wedding Ceremony in Kapiti

  Sunset Ceremony in Kapiti, behind the scenes with Jessie & Jake Hello beautiful brides to be! My name is Jessie and I am the voice and face behind the lifestyle blog Jessie & Jake.  I blog about the life that …Read More

Floral wedding design by Yvette Edwards.

Floral design for weddings checklist

  This amazing floral design wedding check list is brought to you by the lovely Yvette Edwards, florist and stylist extraordinaire! Choosing flowers for your wedding should be one of the most fun details to work on when planning your wedding.  I …Read More

Photo booth pictures in hand at a kapiti wedding

Top tips for a photo booth at your wedding.

Today’s tips come from renowned photo booth dude, Dion, of The Amazing Travelling Photo Booth. Thinking about having a wedding photo booth?  Then read on… We know that people are at the same time generally shy when being photographed, but …Read More

Tips for planning the timing of your wedding day.

Tips for planning your wedding timeline

  Get the timing of your wedding right and stress way way less! We get asked a lot about timing for the wedding day. Which is great, it’s so important for all the good people who are helping you bring the …Read More

40mm, minimal style photo of couple embracing, as dog watches on. Engagement session on beach in Kapiti, NZ. Photography by Jenny Siaosi.

The Kapiti Coast – Perfect for an engagement session

  A wonderfully relaxed engagement session with the Kapiti Coast of course providing the perfect back drop. There are many decent reasons why having a pre-wedding photo shoot is not just a good idea, but a great one! Read below if you …Read More

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The right photographer for your awesome Wedding

If you’re looking for THE photographer, here’s a no frills post for you. It’s not necessarily the easiest task, it’s time consuming trawling through tuns of websites, but choosing an awesome wedding photographer doesn’t have to be complicated, at all! Firstly, have a …Read More

How to choose the right venue for your Wedding

When it comes to throwing the best Kapiti wedding ever, you’re going to need a killer venue. We think it’s really important for you to decide what exactly you want and how you imagine the day, rather than finding a venue and trying …Read More

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How to plan a stress-free and happy wedding day

Some useful advice on ways to plan a stress-free and happy wedding day. You may not need (or want) all of these suggestions, but they’re all pretty good. The best way to have a stress-free wedding is to keep it simple and relaxed. …Read More