Wedding Guide Index

The Wedding Guide Index is an easy to use index containing all the stories and information published in our print edition and online.  Stories are listed in most recent first order.

Wedding of the Week: Alan and Bridgett Taylor

Wedding of the Week: Alan and Bridgett Taylor

Alan and Bridgett Taylor (nee Pile)

Ages: Both 28

Occupations: Plumber and Retail Assistant 

Things to do before you say 'I do' - part 3

Things to do before you say 'I do' - part 3

Time is ticking along nicely - getting organised for your wedding is fun but at times daunting. Take a deep breath and let this guide help you as you continue along in all your planning glory. 

Wedding of the Week: Robert and Kerri-Anne Bray

Wedding of the Week: Robert and Kerri-Anne Bray

Robert and Kerri-Anne Bray (nee Noah) Ages: 26 and 32 Occupations: Apprentice Builder and Room Attendant/Studying Veterinary Nursing Part-time Region: Dunedin, Otago

Wedding of the week: Kelly and Rhys Kennedy

Wedding of the week: Kelly and Rhys Kennedy

Where did you first met: We met when I (Kelly) was working at the Craft Bar and he was out with his friend Chris. We started hanging out and spending heaps of time together.

Things to do before you say 'I do' - part 2

Things to do before you say 'I do' - part 2

So by now you will be able to answer the question that comes after the big 'Congratulations': 'Have you set a date yet?'

Things to do before you say 'I do' - part 1

Things to do before you say 'I do' - part 1

 

The silly season is upon us and for some couples this may have brought out the romantic in each other and the big proposal has happened: Congratulations! Now how to plan the perfect wedding?

Ten simple tips for the perfect wedding

Ten simple tips for the perfect wedding

There are a lot of things, places and people to organise for a wedding - it can be a never-ending list if you let it. So let Jennifer Hughson help with a few dos and don'ts to get you started.

How to pick the perfect wedding flowers

How to pick the perfect wedding flowers

ODT fashion contributor Jennifer Hughson takes the pain out of choosing the perfect wedding flowers.

Wedding Planning the catalyst for a great day

Wedding Planning the catalyst for a great day

Sorry. There are no shortcuts to getting the planning for the wedding day right, whether it is a full-scale production or a smaller celebration.

Wedding of the week: Simon Davie and Claire Gilling

Wedding of the week: Simon Davie and Claire Gilling

Where did you first met: We first met at a summer camp in Omarama, in December 2008. We both had an interest in one another . . .

How to choose the right wedding music

How to choose the right wedding music

ODT fashion contributor Jennifer Hughson gives her tips on how to get your wedding music right.

Wedding of the week: Jonathan and Kayla Gardyne

Wedding of the week: Jonathan and Kayla Gardyne

Jonathan Gardyne (23) arable and sheep farmer of Waikaka and Kayla Grant (21) registered nurse. Married in Gore.

Wedding of week: Chris and Larisa Swift

Wedding of week: Chris and Larisa Swift

When and where did you meet: We met in Christchurch five years ago. 

The proposal: I would love to say that it was romantic, but it actually started from a disagreement over our future plans.

Wedding of the Week: Brendan and Andrea Greer

Wedding of the Week: Brendan and Andrea Greer

Brendan and Andrea Greer (nee Tan) Ages: 28 and 29 Occupations: Farmer and Social Worker Region: Southland

Five tips for choosing the perfect wedding cake

Five tips for choosing the perfect wedding cake

Wedding guide contributor Jennifer Hughson asked Clare Pennell of Cakes of Wanaka to share her best tips (on a knead to know basis) for choosing the wedding cake of your dreams. We only want one type of 'tiers' when it comes to picking the right cake for you...

Wedding of the week: Kerry and Chanita Downing

Wedding of the week: Kerry and Chanita Downing

Kerry Dean Downing (Kerry is a heavy automotive engineer)and Chanita Kim Downing (nee Northe) (mother and physio assistant)

Wedding of the week: Luke and Lorna Bracefield

Wedding of the week: Luke and Lorna Bracefield

Luke Norman John Bracefield (34) and Lorna Anne Bracefield (Sekone-Fraser) (24), Dairy Farmers, South Otago.  

`We're getting married!'

`We're getting married!'

Everyone loves it when couples decide to get engaged and these days the news carries fast.

A priority for couples when announcing the news is to tell the parents first.

Ring tones

Ring tones

Couples cement their relationship by way of engagement and wedding rings. It has been that way for ages and will continue to be as long as engagement and wedding rings retain their significance and what they represent.

It's all in the planning!

It's all in the planning!

Whether the wedding will be a large production or a smaller celebration, planning should begin at least 12 months out. By this time the date and place of the wedding will have been decided and what style it will take. It's now time to get serious. At this stage if it all seems just too overwhelming then a professional wedding planner is the answer.

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