Little Black Book

At Mildred&Co we live and breathe weddings. And to make your life easier, we have cultivated a list of only the best wedding suppliers that we can wholeheartedly recommend to you, in the lead up to planning your big day. These boutique vendors are a breath of fresh air in the industry with their creative, beautiful and unique offerings. We’re discerning about who we promote on this directory because we know that you are looking for pretty special suppliers to work with – with no frou-frou or cheesy, pagaent style in sight. We would work with each person listed here in a heartbeat, so we are pretty excited to share them with you. Happy planning! Mildred&Co xx

 

Blogs & Magazines

wedding directory paper & lace

PAPER AND LACE

 

New Zealand's local vendor directory, Paper & Lace also showcases everything to do with weddings to help you create your dream day. For those who like to love a little differently.

www.paperandlace.com

wedding directory Together Journal

 

TOGETHER JOURNAL

A fresh concept in global wedding magazines, NZ's own Together Journal marries the work of the most talented in the trade to present a quarterly print publication like no other.

www.togetherjournal.com

wedding directory hello may

 

HELLO MAY

The magazine that is about connecting insanely creative and talented wedding vendors with inspired brides and grooms-to-be, to ensure an utterly inspiring big day.

www.hellomay.com.au

 

wedding directory NZ WEDDINGS

NZ Weddings

 

Marriage is an exciting new chapter in life. New Zealand Weddings Magazine is dedicated to making your wedding planning simple and stress free - and your big day, stunning.

www.newzealandweddings.co.nz/

wedding directory THE LANE

The Lane

 

The LANE is the wedding and event industry’s definitive online brand directory and style guide for creative brides, carefully curated with only the best brands and services worldwide.

www.thelane.com

wedding directory nouba

Nouba

 

Nouba is a design-driven Australian wedding blog, lovingly crafted with creative couples in mind, offering a wealth of inspiration, daily real wedding blog posts and hands-on DIY ideas.

www.nouba.com.au/

 

 

 

Photographers

wedding directory anna kidman

ANNA KIDMAN

 

Anna's work has been extensively published in magazines and leading websites, with editor's describing her style as "poignant, beautiful and emotional."

www.annakidman.com

wedding directory danelle bohane

DANELLE BOHANE

 

One of New Zealand (and the world's) most famous wedding photographers, Danelle's love for weddings is driven by the emotional complexity present on any given wedding day.

www.danellebohane.com

wedding directory hallow & co

HOLLOW & CO.

 

From start to finish Hollow provide an authentic experience packed full of laughs, coffee, crazy ideas, and at the end you are left with a beautiful collection of stories, moments and emotions.

www.hollow.co.nz

 

wedding directory coralee stone

CORALEE STONE

 

Coralee Stone loves to make the whole photography experience as stress free and fun for the bride and groom as possible, so they can focus on GETTING MARRIED!

www.coraleestone.com

wedding directory libby robinson

LIBBY ROBINSON

 

Telling stories through the lens is Libby's passion. 
Love, friendship, delight and tears - life is full of such precious moments and it her job to capture these so that they can be treasured forever.

www.libbyrobinson.co.nz

wedding directory i do photography

I DO PHOTOGRAPHY

 

As principle photographer of I Do Photography, Jody Lidstone loves nothing more than sharing in a couple’s most special day and providing images that will be loved for life.

www.idophotography.co.nz

 

wedding directory bayly and moore

BAYLY AND MOORE

 

Bayly and Moore are a couple of photographers who are hell bent on acquiring genuine images, real friends, lots of vinyl and are even open to smuggling wine over borders if required!

www.baylymoore.com

wedding directory benjamin & elise

BENJAMIN AND ELISE

 

Benjamin and Elise find something so wonderful about capturing real, authentic photographs that hold true emotion or bring the feeling of a particular memory rushing back.

www.benjaminandelise.com

wedding directory fiona andersen

FIONA ANDERSEN

 

Happy to travel to remote NZ locations, Fiona Andersen continues to stun us with her unique documentary style wedding photography with every stunning landscape.

www.fionaandersenphotography.com

 

wedding directory emily adamson

EMILY ADAMSON

 

Queenstown based Emily Adamson loves to tell the story. Your story, the moments in your day, your connections with your family and how it felt to be there.

www.emilyadamson.com

wedding directory micimage

MICIMAGE

 

Mickey of Wanaka based Micimage loves to create a collection of candid and expressive photographs that relive the story of your day for years to come.

www.micimageweddings.co.nz

wedding directory frank & peggy

FRANK AND PEGGY

 

Our style stretches between organic, raw and emotion-filled imagery as we capture the day unfolding with a journalistic approach, striving to dig out the authenticity within each story.

www.frankandpeggy.com

 

 

 

Jewellers

wedding directory zoe & morgan

ZOE & MORGAN

 

From custom engagement rings to statement earrings, Zoe & Morgan jewellery has become the choice for the style-conscious and those who appreciate the unique things in life.

www.zoeandmorgan.com/nz

naveya & saloane

NAVEYA & SLOANE

 

Naveya & Sloane is an Auckland based jewellery house specializing in beautiful bespoke engagement rings. Their master jewellers and designers ensure that every detail is considered.

www.naveyaandsloane.co.nz

wedding directory medowlark

MEADOWLARK

 

Wedded in business and love, Claire Hammon and Greg Fromont are the key forces behind the brand in which creativity and design inspire every element of their jewellery.

www.meadowlark.co.nz

 

 

 

Florists

wedding directory on hand

ON MY HAND

 

Tauranga's leading floral styling company, On My Hand are passionate about weddings. Using natural elements, they create with an innovative approach, while curating an event to reflect you.

www.onmyhand.co.nz

wedding directory lu diamon flowers

LU DIAMOND FLOWERS

 

Since its inception the gorgeous Lu, through her infectious creativity and unique style, has created a loyal following. Pairing the best florals she creates designs showcasing their natural beauty.

www.ludiamondflowers.com

wedding directory wonder florals

WONDER FLORALS

 

We are flower obsessed. Dedicated to making beautiful flowers and approaching florals like an art form. We love working to bring a client’s vision to life and creating something spectacular.

www.wonderflorals.co.nz

 

wedding directory twigg & arrow

TWIG & ARROW

 

Mindy of Twig & Arrow has over 17 years experience in the floral industry. Based in Wellington her look is very much lush garden with a modern influence.

www.twigandarrow.com

wedding directory blush

BLUSH

 

The talented team at Blush are known for being the best at what they do, driven by good taste and will design and create arrangements for your wedding that will have your guests swooning.

www.blush.co.nz

wedding directory wildflower

WILDFLOWER WAIHEKE

 

Based on Waiheke Island, Wildflower is a floral design business owned by the uber creative Vicki Rycroft who will work tirelessly with you to design the perfect look for your occasion.

www.wildflowerwaiheke.com

 

wedding directory leaf and honey

LEAF & HONEY

 

The inspiration for Leaf and Honey comes from nature, design, fashion and culture and the team work hard to create a beautiful, effortless elegance in all their designs.

www.leafandhoney.co.nz

wedding directory flower head

FLOWERHEAD

 

Based in Christchurch, Flowerhead's unrestrained approach means that they look beyond the ordinary to deliver stunning results with the aim to take people's breath away.

www.flowerhead.co.nz

wedding directory sweet pea weddings

SWEET PEA WEDDINGS

 

Christchurch based Sweetpea Weddings are boutique wedding florists. Creative souls, they love to craft beautiful bouquets through to large installations and every detail in between.

www.sweetpeaweddings.co.nz

 

 

 

Hires & Props

Hires & props

TBLE. LINEN

 

With gorgeous colour options, Tble Linen's range of organic & fair trade linen table cloths, runners, and napkins are available for hire New Zealand wide.

www.tblelinen.com

wedding directory topkata

TOPKÅTA

 

Based in the Waikato, (but happy to travel) TopKåta's teepee tents are based on the traditional Nordic Kata design. The possibilities are endless with just about any shape and size.

www.topkata.co.nz

wedding directory louisiana lucy

LOUISIANA LUCY

 

Bay of Plenty based Louisiana Lucy was born out of a need for custom, sleek and well designed furniture for hire, made from locally sourced, sustainable materials, for events and weddings.

www.louisianalucy.com

 

wedding directory lucy chase

LUCY CHASE

 

Designed with the new generation in mind, Hawkes Bay based Lucy Chase offers a thoughtfully considered and curated approach to design and hire for weddings.

www.lucychase.co.nz

wedding directory twelve tables

TWELVE TABLES

 

Twelve Tables offer hand crafted wooden tables and bench seats, customisable bars and the latest clear marquees to help create the perfect look for your wedding or event.

www.twelvetables.co.nz

wedding directory arkade

ARKADE

 

Arkade is a furniture hire company offering indoor and outdoor furnishings that’ve either been carefully restored, or purpose-built by the best locals they could find.

www.arkade.co.nz

 

 

 

Videographers

wedding directory bubble rock

BUBBLEROCK

 

Bubblerock are traveling photographers and filmmakers based in Europe/NZ, always seeking adventure and great life moments to capture. Their motto - 'face your fears, live your dreams'.

www.wearebubblerock.com

patty lagera

PATTY LAGERA

 

Auckland based Patty Lagera loves capturing the beauty of moments that unfold and will ensure honest, authentic, and lasting memories to treasure for lifetimes ahead.

www.pattylagera.com

wedding directory hollow

HOLLOW & CO.

 

Hollow & Co. deliver natural and bold works that are unique to each client and they work tirelessly to capture the perfect wedding day film.

www.hollow.co.nz

 

 

 

Venues

wedding directory kauri bay

KAURI BAY BOOMROCK

 

Let the dedicated wedding team at Kauri Bay Boomrock take your thoughts and ideas and turn them into your perfect day, organising every fine detail from bespoke menus to entertainment.

www.kauribayboomrock.co.nz

wedding directory huka

HUKA LODGE

 

Famous for its unrivalled location since the 1920s, Huka Lodge lies within magnificent grounds beside the hypnotic turquoise waters of the Waikato River.

www.hukalodge.co.nz

wedding directory abbeville

ABBEVILLE

 

The heritage-listed buildings and landscaped grounds that make up Abbeville Estate are over 150 years old and have been meticulously restored and modernised for today.

www.abbeville.co.nz

 

ostro

OSTRO

 

Ostro is no ordinary wedding venue. The stunning downtown Auckland waterfront restaurant offers bespoke menus and a standard of detail and service you won’t find elsewhere.

www.seafarers.co.nz/ostro

wedding directory mudbrick

MUDBRICK VINEYARD

 

Waiheke Island's famous Mudbrick Vineyard offers sea views and a spectacular environment bearing a timeless yet upmarket quality, guaranteeing an unforgettable day.

www.mudbrick.co.nz

wedding directory peregrine

PEREGRINE

 

Set majestically in the rugged mountainous beauty of Central Otago, Peregrine Winery is a uniquely designed structure and will deliver a completely picturesque wedding day.

www.peregrinewines.co.nz

 

the hunting lodge

THE HUNTING LODGE

 

This new wedding venue in West Auckland boasts 80 acres and features the historic Hunting Lodge Homestead and the event team will take your vision and make your perfect day.

www.thehuntinglodge.com

wedding directory tantalus

TANTALUS ESTATE

 

The idyllic, sloping vineyards of Tantalus Estate lie in a gentle, picturesque and sheltered valley in Waiheke’s renowned wine-growing region of Onetangi, just a 35 minute ferry from Auckland.

www.tantalus.co.nz/weddings

wedding directory THE WINE HOUSE

THE WINEHOUSE

 

Nestled amongst the vines at the gateway to Gibbston valley, Central Otago - The Winehouse is the perfect romantic wedding location with its historic homestead and stunning gardens.

www.winehouse.co.nz/weddings

 

 

 

Stylists & Planners

wedding directory MY WAIHEKE

MY WAIHEKE

 

My Waiheke is a boutique planning, styling and hire company with a strong focus on design and style, weaving together local expertise and stunning locations to create magical gatherings.

www.mywaiheke.co.nz

wedding directory ONE FINE DAY

ONE FINE DAY

 

The One Fine Day team of creative spirits are based in spectacular Queenstown, and consider themselves lucky to share their landscape with couples travelling from far and wide to marry.

www.onefinedaystyle.co.nz

ONE LOVELY DAY

ONE LOVELY DAY

 

One Lovely Day was formed from an eye for detail, an over active imagination and a desire to make things look ‘fabulous’. There is no better platform than styling to fulfill this passion.

www.onelovelyday.co.nz

 

wedding directory h.otene

H.OTENE

 

A minimalist and fresh take on occasion and wedding styling, available New Zealand wide. Through impeccable design H.Otene aim to engage and portray the visual story of a couple.

www.hotene.com

wedding directory two foxes

TWO FOXES

 

Gone are the days of the formal, serious and traditional weddings. Two foxes are a couple who love to create unique, authentic and straight up awesome parties!

www.twofoxes.co.nz

wedding directory hayley & co

HAYLEY AND CO.

 

Based in the South Island, Hayley and Co. love to create out of the box, unique events perfectly suited to you. They’ll fall in love with your story and breathe life into every last detail.

www.hayleyandco.nz

 

WONDER EVENTS

 

An innovative styling and events company, offering a range of full-service wedding and event packages. We take care of everything so you can feel like a guest at your own event.

www.wonderevents.co.nz

AMANDA NORWOOD DESIGN

 

Amanda Norwood is a stylist and planner of beautiful weddings. Whether you need just a little guidance or would like every detail carefully curated, we will craft something breathtaking.

www.amandanorwooddesign.com

BALENCIA LANE

 

Balencia Lane is a boutique event planning, hire, design & styling business based in Christchurch. We are the dreamers, story tellers & style makers.

www.balencialane.co.nz

 

PS. I LOVE YOU EVENTS

 

PS. I Love You is a playground for dreamy events. The Auckland based event designers, planners and stylists are available nationwide to work with you on your vision.

www.psiloveyouevents.co.nz

 

 

 

Hair & Makeup Experts

FIONA CLARE BEAUTY

 

Being an absolute beauty junkie, Fiona Clare Hair and makeup artist takes great pride in only using the highest of quality brands to suit the needs of all skin types, skin tones and occasions.

www.fionaclarebeauty.com

NATALIE DENT

 

Hair and makeup artist Natalie Dent will help guide you to create your own perfect, individual style, enhancing your natural beauty with a fresh, modern feel.

www.nataliedent.com

FRECKLES & BLUSH

 

Make-Up Artist Christina Dellar’s philosophy is simple – it’s the imperfections that make us beautiful. Freckles & Blush is all about embracing your individual yet beautiful ‘freckle’.

www.frecklesandblush.com

 

 

 

Cakes & Cupcakes

AMY'S SECRET KITCHEN

 

Whatever the occasion, say it with cake. Baked with only the finest ingredients, Amy's treats are truly unsurpassable, pushing the boundaries of baking and cake decoration.

www.amyssecretkitchen.com

THE CAKER

 

The Caker sell wholesome and delicious made to order cakes - not what you get from your average cake store! Focusing on ingredients and taste, all of their decorations are 100% natural.

www.thecaker.co.nz

BLUEBELLS CAKERY

 

Karla Goodwin is the name behind the perfectly whipped buttercream creations that make Bluebells Cakery so well known. Bluebells can create a range of amazing cakes for any occasion.

www.bluebellscakery.com

 

CAKES BY ANNA

 

A cake by Anna is a one off creation, made with care and creativity. It is unpretentious, honest, and fun. With no fuss and only real ingredients, everything is made from scratch in Christchurch.

www.cakesbyanna.co.nz

CAKES OF WANAKA

 

Cakes of Wanaka make stunning cakes in the most stunning of locations with the aim to take your breath away when you first see your finished cake.

www.cakesofwanaka.co.nz

PEPPERMINT KITCHEN

 

Bright, delicious and made completely from scratch, Peppermint Kitchen cakes are a mix of local ingredients and ballsy flavour experiments , handmade in Wanaka.

www.peppermintkitchen.com

 

 

 

Caterers

GILL STOTTER CATERING

 

There are many reasons Gill Stotter Catering is Waiheke's most sought-after caterer. Their people are passionate and professional and their exquisite food is from the finest local ingredients.

www.gillstottercatering.co.nz

GREAT CATERING COMPANY

 

The Great Catering Company’s philosophy is 'Serving Amazing Anywhere'. And that’s just what they do, giving your event the glamour treatment, ensuring every detail is fabulous.

www.greatcatering.co.nz

BLANK CANVAS CATERING

 

The Blank Canvas Catering vision is to take a personal approach, treating each event as a blank canvas. Their inspired food, friendly staff and attention to detail create exceptional events.

http://www.blankcanvascatering.co.nz

 

 

 

Stationery

HARLAN CREATIVE

 

Harlan Creative specialises in custom wedding stationery design and executing it from beginning to end, depending on the couples needs.

www.harlancreative.co.nz

MICHAELA MC BRIDE

 

It was in the lead up to her own wedding that Michaela fell in love with calligraphy. She adores its ability to be both modern and old world, wildly romantic, but sophisticated too.

www.michaela-mcbride.squarespace.com

JUST MY TYPE

 

Whether you have an idea in mind or are taking your first steps toward one, contact Just My Type for a pow-wow about creating the perfect wedding stationery just for you!

www.justmytype.co.nz

 

 

 

Boutiques & Tailors

RUE DE SEINE

 

Our absolute favourite local bridal gown designer, Rue De Seine work towards pushing boundaries so that their bohemian style dresses are as unique as their brides.

www.ruedeseine.com

VINKA DESIGN

 

Vinka Design understands the importance of enhancing your best features and providing exceptional design creativity along with a huge emphasis on customer service.

www.vinkadesign.co.nz

LEAVE HER WILDER

 

For the more relaxed bride or her brides babes, Leave Her Wilder is an Auckland based luxe bohemian resort wear label, with a boho-chic store in Grey Lynn.

www.leaveherwilder.com

 

DAISY BY KATIE YEUNG

 

Specialising in timelessly sophisticated wedding dresses, Daisy have created a beautiful, handcrafted range that is all about staying true to you - all with the ability to be customised.

www.daisybrides.co.nz

GRACE LOVES LACE

 

Grace Loves Lace stand for unique, free-spirited, timelessly sophisticated, bohemian luxe wedding dresses made from only the finest French laces and silks for the unique bride.

www.graceloveslace.com.au

THE HAVEN BRIDAL

 

The Haven bride is looking for something soft and romantic with a modern edge. The Ponsonby boutique provides a relaxing and enjoyable experience for their brides-to-be.

www.thehavenbridal.co.nz

 

MEG'S TAILORING

 

Long considered the go-to destination for alterations, Meg’s Tailoring new bridal line offers brides the kind of dresses which are usually hard to find in the New Zealand market.

www.megstailoring.co.nz

ONE DAY BRIDAL

 

Melbourne based One Day Bridal has cemented itself within the within the Fashion industry as a leader of uniquely designed wedding gowns that push the boundaries.

www.onedaybridal.com.au

LOLA VARMA

 

Perth based Lola Varma Weaves together unexpected fabrics in chic silhouettes, for an aesthetic that oozes effortless sensuality, perfect for brides seeking an uncomplicated elegance.

www.lolavarma.com

 

 

 

Men's Suiting

CRANE BROTHERS

 

Dressing men for over three decades, Crane Brothers know that a wedding day is one of the most important days in any man's life and they have the expertise to make you look your best.

www.crane-brothers.com

WORKING STYLE

 

Working Style know that rallying groomsmen together may feel like herding cats, but have the expertise and experience to make the suit hire process easy for you.

www.workingstyle.co.nz

BARKER'S

 

You've got enough to worry about, let Barkers take care of the groom's look...Their personalised services and advice take care of the groom and his men in the build up to the big day.

www.barkersonline.co.nz

 

 

 

Wedding Fairs

HITCH'D

 

Hitch’d Wedding Fair is an exciting new initiative in wedding planning. They hand pick the very best wedding professionals in Auckland so you can plan your wedding in just one day!

www.hitchdweddingfair.com

WILD HEARTS

 

Once a year Wild Hearts put on a series of destination events throughout NZ. Bringing together Australia's top wedding vendors and providing an unforgettable, inspiring experience.

www.wildheartsweddingfairs.co.nz

WELLINGTON WEDDING SHOW

 

In the last 18 years The Wellington Wedding Show has become an institution in Wellington and an un-missable event in every bride’s calendar.

www.thewellingtonweddingshow.co.nz

 

 

 

DJs

HIGHKINGS DJ

 

James Fowler of HighKings, is an Auckland based DJ/Producer. Providing a selection of unique sounds from funk to soul, disco to house, James has something for every occasion.

www.highkingsdj.com

SWEET MIX KIDS

 

Auckland based DJ/Production duo Sweet Mix Kids have played at the world’s coolest parties and clubs. The duo’s musical knowledge arising from the decades spent in home & radio studios.

www.sweetmixkids.co.nz

MIX IT DJ

 

Since 2007 booking a wedding DJ from MIX IT DJ has become a must for brides ‘in the know’, driven by the philosophy that only the best will keep your dance floor full all night.

www.mixitdj.co.nz