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Lace and Landscapes

By on 10-Sep-14 15:09

At a picturesque venue, tucked away in the rolling pastures of North Taranaki, a group of creative Taranaki Wedding Vendors came together to work on a photoshoot showcasing stunning landscapes, a romantic venue and their own individual incredible talents. 

 

The Venue - Puritawa Estate is nestled amongst rolling pasture and enchanted woodlands. This dramatic and romantic venue was designed and created with love, passion, enthusiam and determination. With furnishings and details designed and handmade using native timbers found on the property - Puritawa Estate is a labour of love - the perfect venue for an intimate and romantic wedding. 

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Churchwood Bridal, Hair and Makeup - Paula Coutts)

 

From the moment you enter through the grand front entrance of Puritawa Estate - you will fall in love with this venue. An elaborate, handcrafted, sweeping staircase with polished timbers, red carpets and glittering chandelier welcome you.

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Liah Roebuck Bridal, Bridal Flowers - Petal Pusher, Hair & Makeup - Paula Coutts)

 

Puritawa Estate  has a range of accomodation options. From a beautiful Bridal Suite, uniquely and romantically styled to meet the needs of the happy couple - with a four poster bed and ensuite with jacuzzi bath, to a range of ensuite and shared bathoom/facility rooms - there's enough accomodation for the whole Bridal Party AND some of the guests. 

 

Midway Party Hire styled the Bridal Suite with beautiful and delicate antique china and flowers by The Lodge Floral Studio - showcasing it as the perfect place to enjoy that first breakfast as husband and wife. 

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Styling and Props - Midway Party Hire, Flowers - Lodge Floral Studio)

 

Or a relaxing cup of tea before embarking on the day ahead.

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Churchwood Bridal, Jewellery - Dalgleish, Hair & Make-up - Paula Coutts, Styling and Hire - Midway Party Hire)

 

The spacious Bridal Suite is big enough to accomodate the whole Bridal Party if you chose to get ready on site! Our Hair Stylist and Make-up Artist for the day - Paula Coutts is fully mobile and happy to travel to you so that you can get ready in comfort. 

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Hair Stylist - Paula Coutts, Floral Hairpiece - Petal Pusher)

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Liah Roebuck Bridal, Flowers - Petal Pushers, Hair and Make-up - Paula Coutts)

 

Puritawa Estate has extensive grounds with so many picturesque options for an outdoor ceremony. The fabulous team at Dobsons Marquee and Party Hire created a simple and classically romantic outdoor ceremony space using the surrounding landscapes and sheltered gardens as a backdrop. 

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Styling and Hire - Dobsons Marquee and Party Hire, Bridal Wear - Liah Roebuck Bridal, Flowers - Petal Pushers, Hair & Make-up - Paula Coutts)

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Churchwood Bridal, Styling & Hire - Dobsons Marquee and Party Hire, Hair & Make-up - Paula Coutts)

 

For the perfect and intimate evening reception - Puritawa Estate offers a beautiful function room with chapel ceilings, handcrafted furnishings, chandeliers and intimate balcony setting. The talented Midway Party Hire teamed up with The Lodge Floral Studio and Take The Cake to create a stunning and romantically decorated space in tones of rich red and gold. 

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Stying and Hire - Midway Party Hire, Flowers - Lodge Floral Studio, Cake - Take The Cake)

 

The wrap around decks and surrounding gardens and woodland of Puritawa Estate provide an abundance of beautiful settings for your wedding photos.

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Churchwood Bridal, Hair & Make-up - Paula Coutts)

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Liah Roebuck Bridal, Hair & Make-up - Paula Coutts)

 

Local designer - Liah Roebuck Bridal showcased a few of her elegant lace dresses at our photoshoot. Liah works one-on-one with Brides to create a dress that is romantic, delicate and uniquely made for you. 

 

The fine details and lace work on Liahs dresses are breathtakingly beautiful. 

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Liah Roebuck Bridal, Bridal Flowers & Hair piece - Petal Pusher, Hair & Make-up - Paula Coutts)

 

Pip from Petal Pushers worked closely with Liah Roebuck Bridal to create beautiful and romantic bridal bouquets and floral headpieces that would compliment the dresses. 

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal Wear - Liah Roebuck Bridal, Bridal Flowers - Petal Pusher)

 

Churchwood Bridal showcased a selection of stunning designer Wedding Gowns and Bridesmaids dresses. A selection of jewellery from Dalgleish Diamond Jewellers complimented their gowns. 

 

(Photographer - Bianca Brons, Bridal & Bridesmaid Gowns - Churchwood Bridal, Jewellery - Dalgleigh Diamond Jewellers, Hair and Makeup - Paula Coutts, Floral Headpiece - Petal Pusher, Styling and Hire - Midway Party Hire, Table Flowers - Lodge Floral Studio)

 

Taranaki Weddings would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who worked together and made this photoshoot possible. A special and huge thank you to our Models - Johanna and Richard Beckett and to our hosts Louis and Anneke Stassen.

 

For more images from the photoshoot - please go to our Facebook page.