Blush linen napkins and vintage cutlery


  Perfect, natural textures meet lush, rich blooms and delicate lettering – we are in nostalgic bliss over this recent styled shoot, created by some truly talented Wairarapa wedding suppliers! Fusing the best bits of classic, heirloom wedding elegance with …Read More

Green and white botanical table setting


  Flowers and weddings go hand in hand, from the bouquets to the buttonholes, the table settings, and the ceremony setup – so it pays to spend a bit of extra time figuring out the perfect combinations! While we’re not …Read More


  Beauty Tips! In between the hours spent planning, organising and your usual day-to-day stresses, it can be so easy to forget to take care of yourself, your body and skin in the lead-up to your wedding day! However, it …Read More


From dreamy vineyards to fresh olive groves – check out this gorgeous wedding captured at Poppies Martinborough by the wonderful Jaymee Photography. From those beautiful, quiet moments getting ready before the ceremony, to the laugher and joy of the reception, …Read More


  Nope, we’re not talking about those last-minute, uninvited guests who are hovering around the bar to make the most of your bar tab – we’re talking to Dean from The Wedding Crashers, specialists in all things entertainment, sound, video …Read More


Ah, the modern day world, where everyone has a camera in their pocket and can document everything that happens, as it happens. Not a moment gets missed, candid photos are aplenty, and Snapchat filters put a rose-tinted glow on every …Read More


  You’re engaged. You’ve set the date. You can’t wait to sit down and start planning all the finer details of your day – you’ve had Pinterest boards filled with inspiration for every aspect; floral arrangements to bridesmaids dresses, to …Read More


    Grab a sweet treat for this read… we’re talking to Leslea Matsis, a cake artist from the Wairarapa, about her drop-dead-gorgeous creations, and the photos are sure to have you drooling! Specialising in sugar flowers and wedding cakes, …Read More


  Lush fields of long grass that span as far as the eye can see, rolling green hills, and dreamy sunsets – Martinborough certainly has a lot to offer. It’s safe to say that it’s a photographer’s dream, no matter the …Read More

AUTUMN colour inspiration for weddings


How could you not fall in love with these elegant, simple, earthy colours? The Wairarapa in Autumn and Winter is quite simply incredible. Whilst in summer, it offers scorching hot, blue summer days with vivid green fields, there’s nothing quite …Read More

Bride and groom in forest at Rose & Smith


    Nestled amongst lush heritage trees and surrounded by thriving native birdlife, Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau is, quite simply, magical. This new wedding venue in Wairarapa is run by the talented Paula Bevege. Here she is to to …Read More


  We are so excited to bring you some tips from Olivia at Wairarapa’s local bridal boutique Hello Romeo.  If you are thinking about shopping for your wedding dress, this post is for you. Olivia shares with us some of her …Read More


Not sure where to start with 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. Let’s …Read More

First look bride and groom in field. Patina Photography. Famous Duo, Wellington Wedding Photographers


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 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