Styled Shoot - Wanaka Wedding Suppliers

Not only does getting married in Wanaka mean you have the most picturesque setting for your day it also means that you get to meet some of the most amazing and talented wedding vendors. When asked to donate our time and service to a blogger (Well Travelled Bride), the generosity of the Wanaka wedding community kicked in and we worked together to create this beautiful shoot. 

Clare from Cakes of Wanaka designed this absolutely stunning cake, with flowers additions from Jen from Studio 24, and Alice from Alice Hair and I did the hair and make-up - 8 girls with 2 days of shooting. The team are so much fun to work with and while the days were long we had a great laugh and the results of our efforts are something we can be proud of.  The gorgeous food from Peppermint Kitchen, Pembroke Patisserie and Meditteranean Market and the stunning venue from Release Wanaka plus the helicopter ride certainly treated the bloggers to everything that Wanaka has to offer. Rebecca from Fantail Weddings seamlessly coordinated the shoot utilising her fantastic wedding planning skills.

We are really happy to be able to show you the results of a great Wanaka team effort, supported by Lake Wanaka Tourism. I can't thank the fabulous Wanaka wedding stylists and professionals enough for making this shoot a great day out and helping showcase the amazing place that we live in. It is this great team that made this bloggers reality come to life!


Release Wanaka

Peppermint Kitchen

Cakes of Wanaka

Aspiring Helicopters

Fantail Weddings

Pembroke Patisserie

Barley Fields

Meditteranean Market


Wanaka Beerworks

Wanaka Living

Alice Hair

Studio 24 For Flowers on the Cakes of Wanaka Cake - Thank you Jen x

Lake Wanaka Tourism

Thank you to Photographers Julia Trotti and John Bozinov for capturing all our work :)

The very beautiful Alex Pole as the main model.  Stunning and gracious lady,

Dresses and Flowers;  Kelsey Genna and Yvette Edwards.

Well Travelled Bride.



Kelsi and Joe's Beautiful Edgewater Wedding

It is emails like the one below we received from Kelsi's Mother so shortly after the wedding day, that gives us all such immense job satisfaction! Such a heartfelt note to Sally and I. We were so thrilled to hear how well the day went for this gorgeous bride, groom and her family - despite the lack of picture perfect weather conditions.  Being able to achieve such lovely wedding hair and makeup for you all that lasted the distance was such a pleasure.  Thank you wedding photographers Wayne and Jan of Aspiring Photography. 

I love this Italian proverb  "Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata." Translated it means "a wet bride is a lucky bride." 

Dear Deirdre and Sally

"Thank you very much for the hair and beauty services you provided  for my daughters wedding. It was a pleasure to have you in our home providing not only the beauty treatments but advice and support on the actual day.

I find it difficult to find the right words to express how wonderful you made us all look and feel for such a special event. I thought Kelsi and Philippa looked so beautiful and elegant, their hair and make up looked amazing. I was stunned at my hair and make up, probably did not give that reaction when I first saw myself but after 57 years of seeing myself in the mirror it was difficult to process how amazing I actually looked, definitely a better me. Old and married I had 4 compliments that day from staff at the hotel and hotel guests plus my husband and family, more than I can ever remember in my lifetime. A special day for me as well as the bride!

Kelsi's hair and make up survived the weather and especially the helicopter trip where they got stuck on the mountain for over an hour due to bad weather. Despite the change in weather we had an awesome and truly magical day. 

I can honestly say that I would recommend everyone who helped us on the day: the people/businesses etc we chose exceeded our expectations in the quality of service they provided, they were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and together made Kelsi and Joe's wedding a truly memorable day for all the right reasons.

Thank you so very much for being a part of my daughters wedding" - Ros Heads


Venue:  Edgewater Resort

Steaming: Pristine Steaming

Transport: Classic Car Journeys

Party Hire: Wanaka Marquee & Party Hire

Wedding Hire: Wanaka Dreams

Celebrant: Wayne Johnson

Flowers: Crimson Wedding Flowers by Tracey Morrow

Cake: Cakes of Wanaka

Hair and Makeup: Road To Beauty, Sally Sharp (HAIR), Deirdre Read (MUA)

Beauty & Wedding Preparations: Road To Beauty

Photographers: Aspiring Photography

Groom Hair: Brooklyn Barbers

And of course our Bride - Kelsi and Groom - Joe:)

Jack and Lydia's Omakau Wedding (Styled Shoot)

As featured in the latest issue of NZ Bride & Groom Magazine, Issue 88 on Page 141. Showcasing the amazing The Woolshed on Racecourse. The flowers, the cake, the dress, the setting, the couple - holy moly!! everything came together in its entirety making for such an amazing day.  Great bunch of vendorsin Central Otago.

Thank you to all who made this day so amazing;


Venue: The Woolshed - Omakau

Grooms Clothing: Structure For Men - Wanaka

Bride’s dress: Astra Bridal

Wedding Jewellery: Orbis

Jewellery: Aspiring Jewellers

Celebrant: Janine Byars

Flowers: Crimson Wedding Flowers by Tracey Morrow

Catering: Wanaka Catering

Cake: Cakes of Wanaka

Hair and Makeup: Road To Beauty

Linen Hire: Pacific Linen

Party Hire: Wanaka Marquee and Party Hire

Photographers: Fluid Photo 

and Stillwaters Photography

And of course our Bride - Lydia and Groom - Jack :)



Michelle and Roo's spectacular Queenstown wedding.

Rochelle contacted me about her dear friend Michelle who was getting married.  She told me she had a young child and wanted to look gorgeous and glam on her day.  I arrived early on the morning of the wedding at a stunning location way high up overlooking Queenstown to get a bride and her lovely maids ready. I had driven over the Crown Range watching the sun come up over Queenstown, I knew it was to be a spectacular day for all.  Also very exciting as this was the very first wedding that  NZ High Country was to have ever!!.  Lovely to meet another talented hairdresser the lovely Erica.  Gina met me at the door, and made me feel so very welcome.  Thank you all for having Road To Beauty for your makeup on this day. 

The stunning photos were taken by Stefan at Into the Clearing Photography.

The vendors

Catering: In 2 Food

Venue: NZ High Country

Marque hire: Wanaka Marquee & Party Hire

Flowers: Bloom Flowers - in Queenstown

Hair: Erica Latham

Suit Groom and groomsmen: Rembrandt

Bridal Gown: Lover the label

Bridesmaids dresses: Shona Joy

Cake: Pheonix Cakes

WIN your Wanaka Helicopter Wedding

I am so excited about this amazing competition that I am part of. When Bonnie Jenkins, a super talented Australian photographer, came to Wanaka to shoot a wedding I was doing the plan began to form!

The incredible promotional shoot featured above followed with a team of Wanaka's wedding vendors coming together to help make 1 couple's dream wedding come true!

Have a look at the website and please spread the word - let any brides to be know to enter and be in to win this incredible wedding! The team is awesome and, while I am totally biased, Wanaka is truly the most beautiful place to get married.

The competition closes on the 20th April and the winning couple will be announced on the 2nd May 2016.

The Team

Fantail Weddings / Road to Beauty / Nouba / Release Wanaka / Aspiring Helicopters / Crimson Wedding Flowers /1791 diamonds / Delicious catering / Gwen Hendry / Anna Campbell / Wanaka Selection / Staple and Cloth / George and Edi

Photoshoot - 'Loch Wanaka'

This was a very special day. My husband wearing my late Father's kilt. My sisters quaich from her wedding. Setting on the misty banks and moors of Loch Wanaka. Thank you to all the beautiful people who helped make it so special. Xxx

The talented team...

Ruth Brown
Flowers by Tracey Morrow
Photography by Fluid Photography