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Posts Tagged: New Zealand

Thursday, March 16th 2017

Secluded Sanctuary.

Amidst the chaos of everyday life, we long for tranquility and seclusion. We’re dreaming of beautiful places hidden away, of quiet days and peaceful nights, and an agenda marked only with the task of complete relaxation.

Nestled on the flourishing banks of the Waikato River on New Zealand's North Island, Huka Lodge is one of our favorite destinations for pure, indulgent escapism. Overlooking hypnotic rapids and wild forests, thoughts are quietened by the immense energy of Huka’s surrounds. Think open fires and starlit skies; a luxury oasis soundtracked to foaming waters and the sounds of local fauna.

For those searching for an excuse to escape and rejuvenate, we are excited to announce Huka is hosting an exclusive Wellness Retreat Weekend from September 15-16, 2017. Spend a weekend in the Lodge’s luxe surrounds, reflecting, relaxing, focusing on mindfulness and finding wellness. Availability is strictly limited. To secure your place, book through their website.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

A Concept Store by BLUSH

Our hearts raced a littled faster when these beautiful shots from New Zealand based floral stylist, BLUSH, landed in our dropbox. Opening an exciting new concept store in Parnell, Auckland, the formerly private creative studio of this stand-out florist, now has a public domain. A modern interior accented with eponymous blush furniture and the quiet warmth of brass, this beautifully designed space provides the perfect backdrop for a bespoke approach to your wedding bouquet and blooms. 

Opening on the 26th of April 2016, contact BLUSH via their website here or in-store, Mon-Sat from the 26th at: 76 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052  Ph: +64 9 368 1622, Weddings by appointment only. 

Amanda Thomas Photography 

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Lu Diamond Flowers

If you are a New Zealand bride on the hunt for a kindred spirit to create completely unique flower arrangements for your wedding that haven’t been referenced a hundred times over, you will fall in love with the wildly creative and completely original work of Auckland based florist Lucy of Lu Diamond Flowers - just been handpicked for The LANE Directory! 

With an instantly recognisable, cant be replicated, whimsically handmade aesthetic, Lucy’s raw talent and self-taught style emulates a completely unique persona through flowers! Think painted hues and water-coloured petals with a playful nonchalance perfectly suited to the passionately individual and colourfully unexpected bride looking to infuse her wedding with touches of her creative personality. 

Based in Auckland New Zealand, Lucy can also be available further afield. To see more of her work and enquire about collaborations, head over to her official website.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Jake Thomas Photography

Photographing the natural intimacy and real moments of a couple on their wedding day against dramatic landscapes, soft pastel skies, inky blue waters and fields burnt gold - the work of our latest handpicked photographer for The LANE Directory - Jake Thomas  has us completely is awe. 

Shooting weddings In New Zealand & Australia, what draws us to this style of photography is the way the stunning location and scenery is used to tell the story of the wedding day. With Jake possessing a talent for shooting dramatic landscapes; incredible creative composition and framing; and beautiful use of light and colour - each frame exudes a softness and romance that is perfect for couples looking for a photographer who will capture their day in a natural, honest and emotive way. 

Jake Thomas is based in New Zealand, but photographs weddings regularly in Australia & New Zealand. Have a look at his blog for more real weddings.

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