Wedding Inspiration – Colour Palettes

A different way to get your wedding inspiration on – Colour Palettes Wedding inspiration, yes, it’s fun looking through the 1000’s of images everywhere and beautiful wedding blogs. But we don’t always have to look at just weddings for it! …Read More

Castlepoint – Real DIY wedding Inspiration

Some DIY wedding inspiration in Castlepoint, Wairarapa. Castlepoint has got to be one of the most spectacular places on earth, which is why I was so excited to come across this wonderful DIY wedding. And thanks to Nicole Marsden local …Read More

Wairarapa church in the sunshine, Burnside Church

Who’s behind the Cutest Wairarapa Church?

Wairarapa Church, Burnside, has got to be one of the cutest! Here’s a little about Lisa Portas who helps look after it. WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH WEDDINGS? Burnside Church down in the South Wairarapa is looked after by …Read More

New wedding planners in Wairarapa

Fresh take on Wedding Planning in the Wairarapa

Introducing a fresh take on wedding planning, yep, it’s happening in the Wairarapa right now. A creative approach towards wedding planning from two people highly experienced in creating good food and good times. Dale Keith is the head chef. With 30 …Read More

Amazing wedding venue in Wairarapa

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 Carmen and Richard Tredwell of the amazing wedding venue Ica Station   WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH WEDDINGS? We own …Read More

Rainy Wairarapa wedding at Lacewood by Amy Schulz Photography

Rainy Wairarapa Wedding

But what if it rains…? Is a very very good question, so there should always be a back up plan, and you should never let it bother you, no matter what the weather has planned for your wedding day. Here …Read More

Kid at wedding with camera, lacewood, new Zealand, black and white photo by Jenny Siaosi

Choosing the right photographer for your wedding

If you’re looking for a kick ass wedding photographer, here’s a no frills post, just for you. It’s not necessarily the easiest task finding a, it’s time consuming trawling through tuns of websites, but choosing an awesome wedding photographer doesn’t have to …Read More

Wedding Styling – Floral 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 recently …Read More


Martinborough Wedding Inspiration – Poppies

Today’s Martinborough wedding inspiration: warm, romantic, elegant and golden. Brought to you by photographer Sarah McEvoy. Enjoy!   Jilly and Tim were married at Poppies Martinborough. Such beautiful part of New Zealand, just over a hour from Wellington, easy to …Read More

Photography by Catherine Cattanach. Styling by Yvette Edwards

Style your barn or rustic wedding with elegance

Ten Ways to Style your Barn or Rustic Wedding Elegantly There’s more than just hessian, lace and mason jars out there! We’ve called on the wonderful Florist and Stylist Yvette Edwards to give you some tips on styling… Download your …Read More


Planning that wedding timeline.

Get the timing of your wedding right and smile all day! 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 day together …Read More

Wairarapa wedding catering Blog post

Wedding Catering Need to Know

  Wanting to find the perfect wedding catering option in Wairarapa, but don’t know where to start? I hassled one of our favourite wedding catering companies in the Wairarapa the other day, to ask them some questions… How soon in …Read More

How to choose your Wairarapa wedding Venue

When it comes to throwing the best Wairarapa 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 …Read More


Real wedding inspiration – Tarureka

Undeniably inspiring, a family coming all the way from the US to have their wedding at Tarureka, in Featherston, Wairarapa (of course!). We can’t deny it, the Wairarapa is growing as a wedding destination hot spot. Captured, beautifully, and with a …Read More


Evening engagement session.

The Wairarapa landscape is a fabulous backdrop at any time of year, just check out these beautiful winter colours and golden evening light! Short, yet very sweet blog post today, courtesy of Qingster photography. If you have decided against having a …Read More

Wedding Inspiration – Brackenridge in Martinborough

Photography and words by the lovely Jo Moore. Olivia arrived in her Dad’s beloved green Vauxhall. Ranger (their larger dog) was on video duties capturing Olivia walking down the aisle via GoPro attached to his back ( or at least …Read More


Eight rustic country wedding ideas

The Wairarapa definitely lends itself to that Rustic country theme. Here is a downloadable PDF with some great ideas… Just click on the image to download.      

Info-Graphic – 10 Tips for a photo booth at your wedding.

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

Wedding Inspiration – Little Branches and Tarureka

Inspiration from photographer Paul Howell, here is what he had to say: Sam and Oli had their wedding at Tarureka Estate in Featherson, the Wairarapa, last week. They got ready at Little Branches just down the road, a great little cottage …Read More

Wedding Inspiration – Te Parae

  Some inspiration from wedding photographer Sharisse Eberlein. “I think I may have a new favourite wedding venue! In the Wairarapa we are already spoilt with plenty of beautiful venues, but this was the first time I had worked at …Read More

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. You might want to have classic cars, balloons, a bubble machine, confetti, butterflies, and doves…. …Read More

Is a Wairarapa wedding for you?

      See if a Wairarapa wedding is for you by answering these multiple choice questions and tallying your score. Disclaimer: Please note this is a light hearted quiz and is not a scientifically proven method of choosing the location of …Read More

Wedding Inspiration – The Landing

If you love established trees, you must take a look at this stunner of a wedding at The Landing, in the Wairarapa. Here is what the photographer on the day had to say: A stunning location, awesome people, laughter, and …Read More