Planning: Something Special

Be inspired by personal details and touching sentiments from Real Weddings gone by. Past brides share their ‘something specials’ – the little things that will see your wedding stand out and be remembered by all who attend.

  • Story by Photo Emma Bass

Be inspired by personal details and touching sentiments from Real Weddings gone by. Past brides share their ‘something specials’ – the little things that will see your wedding stand out and be remembered by all who attend.

Jessie, Wellington 
‘After we had finished our vows, we held a special commitment ceremony for myself and and my new stepson, Connor. We made promises to look after each other and he gave me a little silver antique-style ring to wear on my pinky finger, and I gave him a digital camera to record all of his happy childhood memories.’

Charlotte, Waiheke
‘My bouquet was designed from an old photo of my maternal grandmother’s wedding bouquet.’

Bryony, Auckland
‘One of our best friends filmed the wedding ceremony and us celebrating with our guests, and produced a music video that he showed at the evening reception.’

Alicia, Timaru 
‘I wore my great grandmothers pearls and my gown also had thousands sewed into it. Pearls were also draped over candles at the reception and incorporated into the invitations.’

Justine, Auckland
‘We married at the church my family and I have been members of for more than 30 years. My dad also organized for two men with traditional tattoos to blow conch shells as Brad and I arrived at the reception venue.’


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