Grand Entrances

You’re bound to feel fancy stepping out of a polished car with a ribbon on the bonnet, but what about doing it a little differently?

  • Story by Words Philippa Prentice

For a wedding day that’s a series of amazing moments from the very first, pull out all the stops for your wedding transport too with our trio of memory-making ideas.

Angel on horseback
Live the Princess Bride fantasy or satisfy your inner equestrian by arriving at your venue on horseback. Or travel with your attendants or groom in a horse and cart: try Auckland’s Quayside Carriages, who’ve featured in films including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Gently down the stream
Opt for a languidly romantic arrival at your service or portrait shoot location in a quaint row boat. Christchurch brides could consider Antigua Boat Sheds, which rents row boats for use on the Avon River. Or cause a splash in a petrol-powered motorboat with Auckland-based Affordable Boat Hire – it has a delivery service for events held further afield.

Heli yeah!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane… nope, it’s a bride, arriving in luxurious style via helicopter. Make like the rich and famous with Queentown’s Heli Weddings’ complete wedding packages, including photography; or try Auckland-based Heletranz, which offers tailored concierge services around the country and will even roll out a red carpet when you touch down. 


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