Sharisse Eberlein

Sharisse Eberlein Photography - natural, relaxed beautiful photography. Their friendly and easy going approach to photography enables them to capture real emotion, laughs, smiles and tears – the moments that you will take you right back to your wedding day for years to come. They have two photographers on board who work together to tell your story. They allow you to relax and enjoy your day, capturing all the little details as they go.

The Spa at Brackenridge

Feel yourself slipping into a relaxed frame of mind the minute you arrive at Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa.
We specialise in bridal make up for your whole Bridal party and as you prepare for your wedding day, let our team help you look radiant as you say ‘I do’. Special packages can be customised for you, your bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, and Mother in law as well as your flower girls.
We can also cater for pre bridal treatments such as tanning, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Eyelash extensions and a whole lot more. Packages include venue hire of the whole spa treatment area over a five hour period.

Julie O’Brien – Wedding Celebrant

I have the best job ever. Call me to discuss your best day ever!

"Julie is inclusive, has a great sense of humour and is a very genuine person. She has a very reassuring manner about her." - V. McMillan

"She has a wonderfully warm personality, great integrity and empathy. Her skills as a performer give her the ability to communicate clearly and to listen intently. Julie is honest, trustworthy and reliable." - Alan Palmer

"She is a warm an empathetic person who is easy to get on with." - Linda Wilson

"Anyone who has Julie as a celebrant to share their day would be truly fortunate." - Pauline Rimmer

Burnside Church

Quaint 1800's Church situated in Pirinoa, 20 minutes South of Martinborough. Seats approximately 60 guests (although larger groups have been catered for in the past). Toilet onsite, can be hired for Weddings and other functions for $300. Check us out on Facebook. Email Lisa using the form for your Welcome Guide. Viewings welcomed, please contact the Burnside Church committee.

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Gladstone Church

The church was built in 1904, severely damaged by the Masterton earthquake of 1942, and rebuilt in a traditional style in 1955. The church is often used for weddings. These must be celebrated by an ordained minister, or priest, who can be of any Christian denomination. The church seats about one hundred.

Wedding Celebrant – Jill Murphy

I believe your wedding celebration is a reflection of the love you both share and I love to work with couples to help them design their ceremony to do just that.
I consider my role as a wedding celebrant an honour and a privilege.
My background is in hospitality management, I have a warm friendly manner, and can create an amazing and memorable ceremony that will be all about you both.

Carol Pilcher

Carol provides professional ceremonies that reflect your personality, beliefs and desires for a memorable day. It's my place to help with ideas and getting it all together so that the service is unique and personal. It should be an exciting time, knowing that you are joining together on a continuing path toward the future. I have lived in the Wairarapa for over 40 years and have local knowledge of the area and its services for your special day. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and it is important you choose the right Celebrant. It would be a privilege to work with you to create your wedding day the way you dreamed it would be. Please feel free to contact me - I look forward to hearing from you.

Floraluce – Wedding Floristry + Styling

Floraluce was born out of a love of beautiful flowers, romantic settings and the exquisite personal details that make an event so special and memorable. My goal is to provide all the assistance and support you need to achieve the look and feel that you want for your wedding, engagement party or hen's do while keeping to your budget.

Floraluce provides floristry and floral installations, cakes, styling services and floral workshops for hen's parties throughout the Wairarapa

In addition Floraluce has a hand-picked selection of beautiful linens, cutlery and decorations available for rental - these are the details that can bring a whole look together. And if I don’t have quite what you are looking for I can also assist with sourcing locally or from overseas.

Please get in touch to arrange a free consultation, I can’t wait to hear your ideas and help bring them to life!

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Saint Matthews (Anglican)

Saint Matthews Anglican Church is located at 35 Church st, Masterton. Please see their website for more details.

Mel Waite Photography

I am a member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and specialise in wedding photography.
I am a native of Wellington, New Zealand, though I have lived abroad and travelled extensively. I have experience in a range of different photographic disciplines. In addition to having studied photography, I have experience in design and theatre production, all of which I like to draw on when photographing a wedding, be it a small back garden ceremony or coverage of a 3 day wedding celebration. I work using a mix of natural and artificial light to help make you look your best and pride myself on not only getting the best shots I can but also making sure you enjoy the experience.
My style is relaxed with a focus on bringing out the personality of the subject and the feeling of the day. I also like to focus on the details that make your wedding day unique. Every wedding is different and special to the couple getting married. Therefore it’s important to have the right photographer for you, someone who is flexible and able to incorporate their own ideas and experience with your ideas and needs to capture the memories that last a lifetime.

Nosh – The Catering Company

Your wedding will be the most special day of your lives, we understand this. As Wellington's premium catering company, let us wow your guests with our menu options, while our event managers take care of the smooth management of your day. Quality without compromise - don't settle for an "ordinary" wedding caterer. Our Head Chef with "Michelin Star" experience can design a exclusive menu for you, or you can select from our pre-designed wedding packages. Located in Wellington, but we love to work in the Wairarapa.

Jaymee Photography

As a wedding photographer I use a natural and unposed approach. I prefer to document moments with your loved ones as they unfold naturally throughout the day.

My style is non traditional, it's modern with a twist of creativity. I use a range of techniques to create soft, dreamy images with a point of difference. I love shooting in natural light and using the environment to record atmosphere.

Amy Schulz Photography

I pride myself on getting to know my couples properly, the key to amazing photographs is feeling at ease with the person behind the camera. I shoot a limited number of weddings a season as my couples are important to me. I want you to get the time and energy you deserve spent on your wedding day.

I'm an NZIPP wedding qualified Associate member, have multiple award winning images and have been shooting professionally for over nine years. Get in touch, I'm always happy to pop over for a cuppa and a chat about your plans and I love meeting new people.

The Lolly Jar

The ultimate do-it-yourself pick 'n mix. Choose from a large range of lollies from around the world.
We also cater for special occasions such as Weddings, Birthdays and Themed Events. Candy buffet jars available to hire or purchase.
Shop online or visit our shop at 100 Main Street Greytown.

The Masterton Club

The Masterton Club can offer clients the complete package.

On-site catering
Sound System
Whiteboards
Traditional Elegant Décor
Full beverage and wine list options
Power point presentation facility
Big Screen
Discreet and friendly service

There are two interconnecting function rooms allowing flexibility in numbers from 20 to 100 guests.
Come and talk to us about your special occasion.

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Saint Andrews in the Paddock (Anglican)

Saint Andrews in the Paddock is a part of the Masterton Anglican Parish, located on Upper Plain Road, Masterton

Crescendo Cuisine

A symphony of appetite and life...
The cuisine you know and love from Martinborough's renowned Coney Wines Vineyard Restaurant is now available at your celebration.
Introducing Crescendo - Contemporary Cuisine by Coney Wines.
We are a team of Wairarapa locals, passionate about food and wine and providing an unforgettable food journey at your wedding or celebration. Based in Martinborough, we work with numerous venues throughout the region or we can happily come to a location of your choice. Head chef Marg Coney has been catering for many years and has been at the helm of the Coney Wines Vineyard Restaurant kitchen for the past 11 of these. She brings with her an experienced team of chefs, wait staff and bar staff. We provide a complete hospitality package from start to finish and can cater your intimate dinner for 2 or a festivity for 200 with finesse and professionalism. Our dedicated wedding co-ordinator and front of house superstar, Leigh Butler knows weddings inside out. More importantly she knows what is needed to make each event run seamlessly and stress free taking the pressure off you! Thus allowing you to relax and enjoy the day you deserve, and savour every moment of your wedding.

Wedding Venue – Lansdowne House

The perfect wedding venue, perfect setting, the perfect place... described by many as Masterton’s very own Downton Abbey!
People ask all the time what makes our wedding venue so different from the rest. The answer is: Lansdowne House is a beautiful historic home which can’t be replicated. “I feel like I’m in Downton Abbey” said one bride! Enjoy the magical Edwardian splendour, the unique ambience, the beautiful gardens, the sumptuous honeymoon suite & the chance to become lady of the Manor on your wedding day.
We are a venue for all seasons with twinkling chandeliers, wood panelling, roaring open fires in winter & spacious, cool verandahs & majestic shady trees in summer. Photo opportunities in any season, both inside and outside are magical.
Our food is all prepared on the premises and is one of our major attractions...everything from our dainty homemade canapés to our succulent roast meats, vegetables galore as well as specialised vegetarian & gluten free dishes, homemade chutneys & sauces as well as our Gravlaxed salmon. To follow, our famous desserts – our homemade icecream selection, our 40 egg raspberry Pavlova towers, our raspberry coulis, salted caramel, lemon curd & chocolate Ganache sauces, not to mention our rich & decadent chocolate or icky sticky caramel self saucing puddings as well as our fruit crumbles & vanilla custard. The list is endless & every wedding menu is designed especially for your wedding, a ‘one off’ bespoke menu just for you.
We are all set up with everything you think you need & more you haven’t even thought of included in the venue hire. As a result, people are often surprised at how little their wedding has actually cost them especially when everything is included & they don’t have to waste precious time and money on hiring tables, chairs, linen, cutlery, glasses, plates, servers, napkins, flowers, candles etc.
Helping you to design your special day is all part of our complimentary service. Our philosophy is simple...be creative, pay attention to detail, listen to what people want, be innovative & always give value added. Good communication is everything. Whether you are local or live overseas, whether you have lots of time, or no time at all, we are here to make it work for you. What’s more, our team are very special; many of them have been with us for a very long time. They all love being here and they care about giving you the best possible service.
Lastly, we are passionate about what we do. Second best is not good enough. It has to be the VERY best every time. Natalie Bannister, a beautiful March bride says it all. She wrote: “Thank you so much Kadia and all the staff at Lansdowne House. We had the best weekend ever. The planning leading up to the wedding went so smoothly. Kadia was so helpful and full of great suggestions and ideas. The venue was set up so beautifully and looked even better than we could have imagined. And then there was the food – what a spectacular feast! Absolutely everything tasted amazing, and we had so many comments made to us both that evening and the next day about how great the food was – everyone was so full! We loved that they specially got in Coronas and sweet sparkling wine for us to enjoy. Everything went so smoothly and was just perfect for us and that was in huge part thanks to Kadia and her team. Thank you so much, you have helped us make special memories that will last a lifetime.” Justin’s mother added that “from the moment Natalie and Justin met Kadia, they felt safe in her hands”. That’s why we do it!

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Sacred Heart (Catholic)

Located at 60 Main St, Greytown. Vintage horse-drawn vehicles and the Cobblestones Administration Building Function Room are also available for hire.

Jo Moore

Jo Moore Photographer offers affordable wedding photography to cover your special day. Jo believes that wedding photography should be a collaboration of ideas between you and your photographer. Each wedding is unique and reflects the personality of the couple. Most of all - the wedding photography should be an enjoyable experience!

Saint Lukes Union Church

Saint Lukes Union Church is located on the corner of Queen St and Workshop Rd, Masterton.

Saint Andrews (Anglican)

Dublin Street, Martinborough.


Yvette Edwards

Yvette really enjoys creating original ideas inspired by you. Her luscious country style flowers compliment the gorgeous venues and she regularly works all over the region. Consultations are complementary and are arranged by appointment.

Patina Photography

This is about you. Your wedding is the beginning of a huge life adventure that you are starting together. If you can tune out the glitter-marshmallows and letterpress bunting, then you'll find the formula for a great wedding is simple; find a cool spot out in nature, grab your best friends and family, declare your love for each other, and then party!

James and Michelle have fallen in love with travelling and photographing couples wherever they are, and with the people they care most about. So no matter what kind of wedding adventure you are planning, you will be blown away by the beautiful images this talented pair will make for you.



Rachel + Felix from Patina Photography on Vimeo.

Blue Carrot Catering

The team at Blue Carrot Catering will ensure that your wedding day is stress free – we are highly experienced in the planning and organisation of wedding catering and will ensure everything runs to your own specifications. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, our friendly and professional service and the use of the very best in seasonal ingredients. Blue Carrot Catering are adaptable - providing tasty and exciting food while satisfying the requirements of cost, quality, style, and substance. Individual attention and care is provided to ensure that your wedding is customised to suit your requests and function needs. We provide an experienced team of qualified chefs, function supervisors and waitstaff who will provide full service throughout the reception, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day. Blue Carrot Catering can cater at the venue of your choice, whether it be at an established venue, your private home or in a marquee.

DJ Brenny – Mobile DJ and Lighting Hire

Introducing Brendon Clark (aka "DJ BRENNY") Wairarapa's leading 'mobile wedding dj'.
With over 5 years experience delivering tasty beatz to the beautiful Wairarapa wedding scene. DJ BRENNY can cater to all your sound, lighting, and microphone requirements. From ceremony music, gentle dinner music, first dance, through to the dance floor anthems. Playing a wide variety of upbeat hits (70s, 80s, 90s - Today) To keep all ages GROOOVIN'!!

Call today to discuss your wedding requirements, including a free no obligation quote.

The Landing

The Landing is the perfect Wairarapa wedding venue for those seeking a contemporary, yet elegant country setting. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds. The Landing can offer comfortable seating for 100 guests although larger functions can also be catered for with the sweeping lawn suitable for a marquee. Specialising in picnics, high teas and cocktail weddings.

Stretch Tents

So you want to hold a reception in the middle of a vineyard, on a wharf, the banks of a lake or even in your future in-laws back paddock! Stretch Tents offer a versatility and functionality that traditional marquees don't offer. They can be freestanding or rigged off a building or patio, to provide seamless indoor-outdoor flow.

What do you most need when planning that very important event? A team of people that recognise and appreciate how special your occasion is. Stretch Tents Wellington are a small family company with a big passion for events. Each member of our team is specifically chosen for their dedication, work ethic and commitment to superior customer care.

We love our stunning Bedouin-style stretch tents, and can rave on for hours about their sleek lines and chic design, if you'll let us! But words really aren't needed - the first time you stand under one of our tents, you'll be smitten.

Call us today to book a free site visit and quote, and enjoy the experience of being looked after every step of the way.

Floriade – Wedding Flowers

At Floriade, we love creating floral arrangements to help make your wedding day dreams come true. Using the freshest of flowers and a range of foliage, our creations stand out for their unique style. We are also happy to help with vase selection, candles, fairy lights and other decoration ideas to create the design theme for your wedding day. Whether it be vintage rustic, elegant minimalism, vibrant colours, native foliage, or traditional whites, we can work together with you to create a floral design that reflects your style and personality.
Please contact Annwyn to discuss the flowers and foliage for your special day.

"Floriade flowers is absolutely fantastic! We had Annwyn do our wedding and could not recommend someone more highly. Her professional approach was matched by a delightful enthusiasm and eagerness to make our flowers absolutely perfect. I couldn’t have imagined a more magical layout for our tables, and the bouquets. We had a fairytale magical theme for our wedding and Annwyn went above and beyond to create a truly unique and stunning atmosphere that blew us away. Our guests were enchanted and we received so many compliments. So well priced and absolutely no fuss. Annwyn is a treasure! Thank you so much.” Michelle C.
"Your flowers were beyond perfect for me. You probably hear that all the time but seriously they were perfect. Thank you for your swift action in making them also.” Zoe A.

“Thank you so so so much! Everything was perfect and people were raving about how amazing the flowers were. Honestly, I couldn’t have imagined it looking so beautiful.” Sarah W.

Ica Station Homestead B & B and Wedding Venue

Welcome to Ica Station Homestead.
Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens with sweeping steps and boxed hedges, Ica Station Homestead is the perfect place for a picturesque garden wedding that every guest will talk about for years!
There's plenty of room for a marquee and parking for guests.
Your wedding party have exclusive use of all our accommodation on site, which includes a 3 bedroomed cottage (sleeps 6) , 1 bedroom 'Whare' (sleeps 2 – 3) and 4 x Homestead B & B rooms.

Married by Ros

Ros is a down to earth, fun and experienced celebrant who exists to make your ceremony planning easy and enjoyable. Just because it's a wedding ceremony, doesn't mean it needs to be stressful or boring!

She's passionate about people, and loves meeting couples from all walks of life. Everyone has a story and she genuinely loves hearing them, ideally over coffee or wine! Wellington based, but with family in the Wairarapa she finds herself over the hill often, so get in touch to arrange a no obligation catch up.

"Best decision we made was to meet Ros! Such a pro- funny, calming, and clever! The whole package! Ros made our wedding ceremony everything we wanted; bit emotional/serious, lots of laughs, kids involved, more laughs. You are just the best!" - Rosanna

"Ros was an absolutely incredible celebrant - our ceremony was exactly what we were after and we were impressed by her professionalism, organisation, and general ability to make everything run smoothly. We really connected with Ros and were so happy to have someone we trusted and felt comfortable with during the most important part of our day." - Morgan

"We are SO pleased we chose to have Ros as our celebrant! Ros crafted a beautiful ceremony for us that was the perfect blend of laughter and love (exactly what we requested!). We had several guests comment on how great it was to have a fresh and lively celebrant, and about how lovely our ceremony was. Thanks again Ros - you made the process a breeze and we've had so much fun getting you know you." - Tracey & Adrian

Images in order of appearance: Patina, Mere Street, Fineline, Fineline, Ginny Maddock.

Lucalia Photography

If you're connected to the outdoor place you're getting married at; you have a sense of adventure; and your style is personal to you as a couple: then Lucalia Photography is the right wedding photographer for you.


I create a relaxed atmosphere for you and your guests, which allows me to capture natural emotions as they occur. This is assisted by my Bachelor of Fine Arts and Honours in Visual Communication; and over 11 years of professional wedding photography experience. 



Connected Outdoor Wedding 

Would you like to be married in a natural place that means the world to you? I love working with couples who are motivated by your feelings, history and future together, instead of Pinterest. Meaningful locations could be the beach you had family gatherings at as a child; the mountain you climbed together on your first date; or your favourite vineyard.



Adventure 

Is your favourite thing to do getting active exploring the great outdoors? Anything really: tramping, mountain biking, snowboarding, kayaking, camping and all the rest. You believe in the physical and mental benefits of pushing personal boundaries being active outdoors. Let's take my camera on a bush walk before or on your wedding day, have a laugh and create some adventure photos just for you.



Your Personal Style 

Do you gravitate to the hand made, individual and unique? You prefer to support local designers, makers and creators. Translated to your wedding, you're keen to source suppliers from your favourite local network. The wedding dress designer whose shop window to peek into every day; the florist who uses natives; and the ring designer who creates tiny masterpieces with ethically sourced stones. You'd love to DIY some items for those personal details.

River Terrace

Nestling less than three kilometres from the many facilities of Masterton, the River Terrace is an immaculate setting of elegant avenues and stunning spaces created by nationally renowned garden designer Lyn Eglinton. Both the garden and surrounding pasturelands provide an exceptional canvas for a unique and truly memorable day that can be shared with any number of friends and family, from an intimate circle of those near and dear, to an occasion for up to 100 guests. Call our property manager to discuss the many options available.

Flowers by Megan

At Flowers by Megan you will find unique wedding flowers of exceptional quality.
Megan prides herself on creating exquisite bouquets, flower crowns, buttonholes, cake flowers and venue displays that will make your wedding day truly unforgettable.
Flowers by Megan is based locally in the Wairarapa and has an extensive knowledge of the area, venues and services. Contact Megan for a free consultation.

"I'd rather wear flowers in my hair than diamonds around my neck"

"I highly recommend Megan, she is absolutely amazing! We hired her for our wedding and couldn't have been more happier with her work. We meet over a cup of coffee and I told her what I wanted and showed her a couple of pictures and that was it, job done! Megan's communications skills are exceptional and her understanding of what I wanted was very intuitive. She brought my visions to life and created the most beautiful wildflower arrangements, Simply stunning! Not only is Megan truly talented at what she does and clearly puts alot into her work, she is also just a lovely lady. If you are looking for a wedding florist then look no further than Megan." Charlotte and William

"Megan is an absolute treasure. She did the flowers for my wedding and they were perfect- exactly what I hoped for. She really listened to my ideas and understood my needs, and provided exceptional service. Despite my limited budget she went above and beyond to make sure I had beautiful flowers." Becky

"We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful flowers at our wedding, I was in awe of my bridal bouquet. It was a pleasure working with Megan. We trusted her with our ideas and she created bouquets, buttonholes, a cake topper and a garland that were more beautiful than we imagined. Your passion for what you do is shown through your professional service. All the best with growing your business. We will definitely recommend you to others." Amanda & Tim

"The flowers were truly stunning." Rosie

ALTITUDE ACCOMMODATION MARTINBOROUGH

Unique and Inspiring 1 & 2 bedroom accommodation in the heart of Martinborough, perfect for a ladies weekend away, a small group of friends, or for the bridal party to get ready with champagne and pre-ceremony photos.
The Altitude Apartments were created on the top floor of what was originally the historic Coronation Coffee Palace, a building moved from the Masterton Railway Station to Martinborough in 1988. Referred to in its early days as one of the most “commodious accommodation houses” in the region, The Station House has since been lovingly restored and renovated using a stylistic mix of old and new, retaining many of the original features and the charming character it has formed over its lifetime.

ALTITUDE APARTMENT
Spacious and beautifully decorated with stunning artwork and fittings, Altitude Apartment has been designed with modern comfort and historic elegance combining modern funk, industrial and retro groove. This luxury two bedroom apartment accommodating up to five guests, is the ideal place to relax and enjoy Martinborough from right in the heart of the village. With one super-king bed (converts into two king singles), one king size bed and a single futon/sofa bed, all with luxury linens. The apartment also features a large walk in shower and separate toilet. Balconies surround all rooms with bedrooms opening out to take in the vista. There is also another private balcony with BBQ and great afternoon sun. There are four bikes available for you to use and explore the beautiful countryside of Martinborough.

The Wedding Crashers

The Wedding Crashers are Wairarapa & Wellington's favourite DJ's and wedding video production service.
Our team of professional wedding DJ’s and videographers provides a fully-managed service that includes entertainment services, sound & lighting equipment hire and event planning & management services.
Our easy pricing covers events of different sizes and types, and has options for wedding production during the ceremony and canapés. We have TONS of experience planning the entertainment side of weddings so contact us for some great ideas on how to get the most out of your event.

Festival Hire Wairarapa

This locally owned and operated business provides an extensive range of wedding products and high quality marquees in two main styles; one, the very modern look with no centre poles, and the other, the timeless elegant look. Festival Hire Wairarapa takes pride in providing a quality service to all its customers and has consistently exceeded expectations. How do we do that? “We listen to what you want and offer suggestions to enhance your vision. In fact, we guarantee when we say we can cater for your event, we mean it, and we deliver something special. That’s the secret to our success.”

Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa

A picturesque wedding venue in an idyllic country setting.

Whether you are both planning a small, private wedding or celebrating with many, Brackenridge is, quite simply, the perfect wedding venue. Catering up to 150 people, Brackenridge specialises in hosting the entire occasion, from spa treatments, ceremony to reception and accommodation.

Choose the style and space that meets your vision- outdoors in the white rose garden grounds surrounded by a back drop of rolling hills or indoors in our delightful the banquet room with roaring fires. A flexible venue for all seasons Brackenridge is equipped with a full bar and BYO are available, all facilities necessary for a memorable wedding.
On-site accommodation for up to 82 people and a dedicated wedding consultant to help ensure your big day is perfect.

Ali’i Beauty Therapy

Ali'i Beauty Therapy (pronounced ah-lee-ee meaning Royal) has been owned and operated by Gayle Atack for the last 12 years. Gayle offers an extensive list of beauty treatments including bridal make-up and a mobile service for weddings anywhere in the Wairarapa. She is fully trained with international Diplomas. The villa in which Ali'i is situated is quite picturesque, especially in the summer and lends itself well to wedding pictures.

Te Parae Homestead

Te Parae Homestead is the ideal location for a picturesque garden wedding. From small intimate gatherings to large marquee weddings, the venue can accommodate your own unique requirements. Te Parae provides a spectacular ceremony area surrounded by mature trees and garden, overlooking the stunning lake, with the 110 year old homestead behind. The well-established ten acre garden, stables and lakeside locations provide beautiful and unique settings for wedding photographs to suit the Bride and Groom. A dedicated lawn large enough for a 15m x 30m marquee, to seat up to 280. Accommodation also available on site.

Lorraine Southey

Celebrating your love for one another and openly committing that love through marriage is one of life's greatest moments. You will wish for a ceremony that reflects who you are as a couple and one which shares your love and happiness with those most closest to you. Creating this wonderful wedding day can be stressful and very busy, with many expectations placed upon you at a time when you should be focussing on yourselves.
My intention as your marriage celebrant is to take away the stress of the ceremony. I do this by listening to your needs and ideas, and gathering those from family members, to draft a ceremony that fits you both perfectly. I am welcoming of 'the way you wish to do things' and happy to redraft and rearrange the ceremony until it represents you both.
In addition to being a Marriage Celebrant, I am a teacher, mother of two and sister to 8 siblings hence I have learnt the art of communication and working 'with a crowd'. Family time is special to me and I appreciate how your family and friends have played some part in bringing you to this moment and are integral in planning and creating your perfect day.
I am available to travel to meet up with you; to marry you in a venue of your choice; to laugh and learn with you as we fine tune our thinking ; and to ensure that your ceremony is only the beginning of years of togetherness and fun filled times with family and friends.

Carterton Events Centre

Looking and feeling great on your wedding day means feeling radiant, relaxed, and ready. The experienced team at Carterton Events Centre can help, making your special day unique and exciting; one you and your guests will always remember. The architecturally stunning Events Centre provides a modern day setting with an air of history in natural surroundings to suit all budgets.

Lismore House and Vineyard

Ranked #5 in the North Island by Bookabach, Lismore Is the perfect bridal accommodation venue, honeymoon destination or location for an intimate wedding.

Lismore House is a beautiful 5-bedroom, colonial style property situated within the immaculately kept 14 acre grounds of Lismore Estate. ​​
Overlooking the vineyard, the house has been fully renovated by interior designer Alena Lee, to exacting standards. The landscaped property boasts 12 acres of vines producing the highest quality Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes exclusively for the world renowned Ata Rangi vineyard, located next door. ​

The property provides a wide range of options for you to experience - whether you want to escape or entertain. You will find cloistered reading nooks, roaring fires, an outdoor heated spa overlooking the vines and many places on the property to relax and have 'you time'. In addition, you will also find a perfect deck for a BBQ, a fully equipped kitchen, formal dining room, a games room and swimming pool for sharing with friends and family. ​ ​

Lismore is owned and operated by Dan, Mary and Lucy, whose family has lived and worked in South Wairarapa for the last 4 generations. ​

Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau

Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau is a boutique venue offering exceptional service, cuisine and scenery.
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Tauherenikau Racecourse, Rose & Smith sits amongst lush native foliage and English trees; radiating vintage charm and captivating its visitors with timeless elegance.
From the moment you arrive, prepare to be dazzled by the beauty and peaceful tranquillity of Rose & Smith’s location. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable trip down memory lane with the style and grace of early racecourse glamour.

Saint Mary’s (Catholic)

Saint Mary's Catholic Church was established in 1876. It is located at 2 King St, Carterton.

Dilicakes

Dilicakes specialises in creating unique, customisable and edible gifts.

Our Wairarapa-based franchise offers cupcake bouquets, macarons and marshmallows which can be personalised with special messages and photos.

From hen's parties to table decorations and wedding favours, we can help put the finishing touches on your special day.

If you are interested in larger quantities of personalised products than what is available on our website, please send me an email so we can discuss your needs.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Solway Park

Country I do’s
Gorgeous landscapes, huge skies and beautiful light…this is the ambience of the Wairarapa. In the heart of this stunning region you will find Copthorne Solway Park.

At the Copthorne Solway Park, we recognise the significance of your wedding day. That’s why we have a dedicated team who can create a wedding which is distinctively you. Your “big day” can be as unique and special as your love with a personalised celebration totally inspired by you!

We believe we can play a fundamental role in making this day special for every couple. From our events department to our front office team, we are dedicated in providing a unique and exceptional experience you will remember and talk about for the rest of your lives. Our experienced team is on hand to advise on menus, decorations, mood and more. No matter your wish, we can create the wedding that you truly desire.

Ceremonies
Within 24 acres of landscaped parklands and native bush, the rose garden provides a romantic setting for you to exchange your vows. Walk through the archway and into a fragrant rose garden of whites and yellows and down a box-hedged aisle to our garden gazebo, where your ceremony awaits. If the weather is unkind, then the naturally-lit, timber ceilings of our function spaces can be enhanced with archway, registry table and music for an intimate service inside. You can place your confidence in us, knowing that your special day will run smoothly and stress-free. On the day the team at Copthorne Solway Park will work together to provide a blend of thoughtful service and superb attention to detail. Our wedding consultants are available to you at no extra cost to help create your vision for a memorable day and will equip you with a list of preferred providers.

Accommodation
Bridal couples enjoy complimentary accommodation on their wedding night and a room service breakfast the following morning when they book one of our wedding packages. As a Qualmark Four Star Plus hotel and resort, we offer affordable accommodation rates for wedding guests and special bed and breakfast rates. We recommend you reserve your guest rooms well in advance and encourage your guests to then make their individual bookings direct. All our newly-refurbished rooms feature natural high country décor and fresh landscape art and photography by local Wairarapa artists. They offer the complete package in comfort and stylish design and are appointed with free car-parking, free WiFi, patios, multi-channel SKY TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, iron, ironing board and hairdryer.

Alluminus Beauty Therapy

Alluminus Beauty Therapy is a tranquil retreat for all. Nestled in the heart of Greytown. At Alluminus Beauty Therapy we believe that a woman's wedding day is one of the most important days of her life. This is why at Alluminus Beauty Therapy we only use professional branded make-up that is hypo-allergenic, talc free, fragrance free, oil free and yet light weight on the skin, leaving a flawless finish for every blushing Bride. To help make your day less stressful, we can offer mobile services for make-up at your preferred venue. At Alluminus we can also cater for pre bridal treatments such as Vani-T tanning, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Eyelash extensions and a whole lot more.

Marshall Pitney Photography

Capturing your wedding day story for an affordable price, package starting from $700! My goal is to capture your emotion, joy, excitement and moments filled with love and laughter as they naturally happen.
From there I apply the gentle guidance to achieve the desirable photograph. Through my style of photography, I capture unique, beautiful photos every time while being as unobtrusive as possible.

I hope you will allow me to capture the narrative of your wedding day through photographs. Please do not hesitate to contact me, I would love to hear from you and discuss you and your wedding!

Bill Johnson

Weddings with a WOW!

I have been marrying couples for 20 years and have had some great fun and memorable times.I can perform a traditional service or something off the wall. I've dressed as Gandalf, the Captain of the Titanic and a Huntsman. I've done weddings at sea, in the forest, in a woolshed and on the beach. Formal or creative - whatever ceremony you want, I can deliver it.

The Make Up Artist

Hello I'm Zoe...
An experienced Makeup Artist based in the capital. I have been working in the industry for over ten years now. I have made over many faces and feel very passionate and confident in what I do. Whether it be bridal, beauty or fashion. Makeup is my art.

From early on I loved to draw and naturally art was my favorite subject at school. I eventually ended up studying Design and qualified with a Degree in Illustration. After three years as an Illustrator I decided I much preferred using my artistic skills on a person rather then on a computer. It was just a very natural transition from Illustration to Makeup Artistry.

​Over the past few years I have worked as a Regional Makeup Artist and Skincare Specialist for an International Cosmetic's Company. When I am not travelling around New Zealand you will find me teamed up with my talented Hairstylist during the busy wedding season. Thank-you for visiting and maybe we will work together soon.

The Vintage Party

Looking for beautiful things to style your wedding?

The Vintage Party has a unique range of vintage props, decor, lighting, furniture & tableware available for hire within the Wellington region and beyond.

Bookings tailored to meet your requirements, and enquiries welcome any time.

The Villa Beauty Therapy

The Villa Beauty Therapy is a boutique clinic located a few short minutes from the Masterton township. Our staff are highly trained and internationally qualified and specialise in all aspects of Beauty Therapy and Make Up. We offer a Mobile Makeup service for your special day (Wairarapa Wide).

Peppers Parehua

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Peppers Parehua as a venue for your special day!
Sitting in the midst of the Wairarapa’s internationally acclaimed vineyards, Peppers Parehua gives you the freedom to choose your own magical setting for your special day. Whether you wish to exchange vows by the willow-fringed lake or by the roaring fireplace, Peppers Parehua, Martinborough promises a heart-stirring wedding during every season. Set on over two hectares, Peppers Parehua has generously sized venues in the Wairarapa to take your breath away, suiting all varieties of weddings from the most intimate of ceremonies to the grandest of occasions.
We would be delighted to assist you in making your special day truly remarkable.

Orui Station at Riversdale Beach

Orui Station at Riversdale Beach is a unique venue for unique weddings. Beautiful setting for a marquee wedding beyond the olives looking out at the ocean.
We can help you with caterers, music, flowers, J P's and if you want a church wedding we have two local ones.
We can accommodate up to 36 guests in the Station Farmhouse and cabins.

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Lansdowne Presbyterian Church

Lansdowne Presbyterian Church is located at 1 Totara st, Lansdowne, Masterton. Please call the office for more details.

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Saint Patricks (Catholic)

Located on corner of Queen and Russell Sts, Masterton. Contact Rev Julian Wagg.

Siaosi Photography

If you are after natural, candid, un-posed, and beautifully crafted images to tell your story, we'd love to hear more about what you are planning!

"These are unbelievable. I am in awe. You're so talented! Thank you so much. I have looked through them so many times already I'm dizzy! We love them!!" - Lindsay and Payson.
"Jenny is absolutely amazing! Her photos are so stunning! We're so happy we chose Jenny as our wedding photographer - she made our special day so much more special and managed to capture everything we were looking for, plus more. We love our photos and can't thank Jenny enough for all her hard work!" - Esther.

Little Branches

A stunning marquee venue, with superb, romantic garden surroundings. Say your vows on the verandah, have your photos and pre-dinner reception in the garden and move into the marquee for dinner and dancing. Stay onsite in our gorgeous, two bedroom cottage.

Cobblestones Museum

You have the chance to have a unique and special venue for your wedding in the historic former Wesleyan Church located in the extensive park-like grounds of Cobblestones Museum. The church can seat up to 60 guests, and the beautiful grounds provide a romantic setting for your photographs. Weddings may be celebrated on any day of the week except certain public holidays (Easter Friday, Sunday & Monday, ANZAC day and Christmas Day). The church can be hired for $400.00.

Sarah McEvoy

I've always been drawn to photojournalism. My favourite photos tell a story, and they make you feel something. I want you to be able to look at your photos and remember what it felt like to be there - the hugs, the laughter, the emotions.
It's right up my alley to shoot natural and creative portraits, along with lots of documentary coverage of what's going down. If you believe that weddings are for celebrating love with the folks that mean the most to you, and not for posey photo shoots, then I'm your girl. The way I shoot at weddings is by responding to the action and surroundings; documenting the day, capturing natural moments, just noticing, paying attention.

Entrusting the photographing of your wedding day to someone is a big deal, and I would be honoured. If you like my photos then lets talk.

The Amazing Travelling Photobooth

The Amazing Travelling Photobooth instantly produces photographs of your guests for you to share and keep.
Second to you, it will be the life and the soul of the party, the perfect addition to any occasion.
Think of it as your amazing memory making machine!

Wedding Stationery – Friday Feels Paper

Set the tone for your wedding with our beautifully designed bespoke stationery & decor.
Hello there and welcome! I’m Rebecca, the owner and creative force behind Friday Feels Paper. My design studio is based in the beautiful Wairarapa where I live with my husband and young energetic son. I absolutely love creating bespoke stationery for couples, it’s a real privilege to be involved with such a special time.
It all begins with a chat, whether this is over a coffee/wine, over the phone or video chat. I take the time to find out about you as a couple, what you like, what you don't like and what you have in-store for the big day. As soon as you have picked your venue and event date you are ready to reserve your stationery with us.
From here we take all the magical stuff about you and your wedding and turn it into a beautifully designed suite. I’ll be there for you every step of the way. Helping you with your creative visions, as well as the technical aspects like invitation wording, paper type, timing and making your custom design experience an enjoyable one.
We love incorporating special design details like envelope liners, wax seals, silk ribbons, custom postage stamps, belly bands, vellum & tissue paper. Plus special printing types such as metallic, foil, letter press and paper options like deckled edged handmade paper & flower seed paper. Or if your looking for a more affordable option we can work with you to achieve this.
In addition to invitation suites, we design day-of wedding details like welcome signs, programs & menus, seating plans, table numbers, place cards, thank you cards etc.
Contact Rebecca today to discuss your vision for your big day, and for a no obligation quote.

Saint Anthonys (Catholic)

Situated on the corner of Kitchener and Princess Streets, Martinborough. Seats 110.

Qingster Photography

It’s about collaboration, isn’t it? It’s absolutely your day, but it will be more memorable with the fresh perspective of a Photographic Team who you’re comfortable with and trust. And they need to be people who have the skills, empathy and passion to capture both the full range of planned shots AND those lovely spontaneous moments that can never be planned or scripted.

Qing and Stephen are “Qingster Photography” and they work well together to ensure you are delighted with the digital images, the Fine Art prints and the handmade Queensberry Q-book or Flushmount Album which you will receive as part of your chosen Wedding Package.

Qing’s previous career as a Fashion Designer allows her to bring both a “client-centred” approach and a fresh perspective to how she frames her shots. Stephen steps in on occasion as a Second Shooter, but mostly provides the support functions to ensure that Qing can focus purely on what she does best: capturing your special moments. . .

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Elyse Childs Photography

Congratulations on your engagement! You’ve made a great choice to celebrate your wedding day in the beautiful Wairarapa – a place I’m proud to call my home.

It’s such a privilege to be able to capture all of the special emotions and details that pass by so quickly on your special day.
My past clients have described me as having a very down to earth personality with the ability to put people at ease.
My relaxed documentary approach will enable you to focus on celebrating your marriage with family and friends, with the promise of beautiful photos that will help you relive your special day for years to come.
Visit my website to see photos and reviews from the couples who said yes to 
Elyse Childs Photography.
My affordable collections start at $1895.00 and personalised options are also available.