From guiding our boats across oceans to foreign shores, to helping us envision our destiny, there has always been a close and magical relationship between humanity and the stars. In light of the impending Māori New Year, we were inspired by the team at Zoe and Morgan to look to the skies to spot Matariki, the Māori name for a small cluster of stars visible from New Zealand in the last days of May or early in June. Also known as the Seven Sisters, this special constellation heralds great significance to the Zoe and Morgan team and is the design influence behind their Map of an Invisible World collection, available now. Model wears Seven Sisters Earrings, $184; Milky Way of Diamonds Ring, $3675; Milky Way Ring, $131; and Shooting Star Ring, $273.
Prepare to take your love to new heights: Redwoods Treehouse is open for bookings. Just 45 minutes north of Auckland, the stunning treetop venue can accommodate 30 guests for a sitdown menu or 50 for a stand-up function.
Luxe-up your venue’s powder room with the new Correspondence Collection from MOR. Themed around the early practices of sending parcels decorated with parchment paper, rubber bands and ink markings cross-country, the collection oozes old-world charm. With five heavenly scents including Kashmir Petals, Quince Persimmon and Pepperberry Cardamom, treat your guests with their own triple-milled soap to take home. MOR Correspondence Hand Cream, $27, and Hand & Body Wash, $30.
Nothing says romantic winter escape like unwinding by the fire with a glass of Pinot Noir and the love of your life by your side. Set against an awe-inspiring landscape, Kinross Cottages in Gibbston is the ideal setting for a mid-year jaunt. Relax into post-marital bliss with a visit to their opulent wine cellar, or if you're after something a little more adventurous, take a quick 30-minute drive to Cardrona ski field to hit the slopes. Check out Kinross Cottages winter ski packages at kinrosscottages.co.nz. Photo by Mitch at Naturally Twisted
Fancy sporting a sparkly new pendant as you make your aisle debut? What about a delicate diamond encrusted bracelet? A pair of emerald drop earrings? Thanks to the generous team over at Sutcliffe Jewellery, this fantasy could become your reality! Win $3,000 worth of bespoke jewellery simply by snapping a flat lay of or selfie with the Autumn 2015 issue of New Zealand Weddings magazine, and upload your snap to Instagram accompanied by the hash tag #newzealandweddingssutcliffe. Yes, it's really that easy!