TONI & JIMMY

    14/01/2019 / Ahu Ahu Villas / Taranaki

Ahu Ahu Villas are one of New Plymouth's best venues for a summery outdoor wedding. We started out with first look photos, (in a driveway lined with flowers matching the bride's bouquet - how perfect is that!). I love the rustic romantic villas here, they are just gorgeous,  and I can never resist taking photos inside them. And on a blue sky day like we had  Ahu Ahu is a wonderful place to be with views all the way down the coast. Jimmy & Toni are officially the nicest of couples - so needless to say, that makes my job so much more fun! Toni looked smoking in her lace dress and just seemed to suit her gorgeous willowy frame so well.  Here are a selection of pics from the day...

Celebrant: Kylee-Maree Dobson

Venue: Ahu Ahu Villas

Videographer: Ben D'Ath

Hair: Michelle & Amie from Lola

Makeup: Stacey Holdt

Flowers: Pineapple Sage

Dress: Grace Loves Lace

Cake & Catering: Pancake Theory

DJ: Seismic Events

Equipment Hire: Dobsons Marquee & Party Hire

 

TARANAKI WEDDING VENUES

    12 December 2018 / New Plymouth / Taranaki

Taranaki is filled with so many gorgeous nooks and crannies, with epic views of mountain and ocean and rolling farmland - and there are some equally epic wedding venues, so I thought I'd do a post listing the main wedding venues. Of course there are so many options for where to get married/party - restaurants, community halls,  backyards, churches, public buildings and gardens (Tupare has to be a stand out option and how iconic is the Bowl of Brooklands) and so on, so this the list is in no way exhaustive!  I've also highlighted a few a standouts...

Within co-ee of New Plymouth:

Ahu Ahu Villas

The Bungalow

Okururu Winery

Oak Valley Gardens and St Marks Church

Waiongna gardens

Avista Heights

Te Maru Farm

Deken's Barn

The Milkshed

Barton Estate

Wai-iti beach retreat

The Rocks

New Plymouth Hotel Options:

Nice Hotel

Quality Hotel / The Plymouth

The Rocks, Urenui

The Devon Hotel

The Novotel

Further around the mountain:

Pihama Lavender Farm

Lake Farm Garden, Inglewood

Goodin Country Garden

Stratford Mountain House

Tairoa Lodge, Hawera

Openlands, Manaia

#1 - New Plymouth's coolest little Wedding Venue: The Milkshed

If you want to get married somewhere that isn't quite like anywhere else, that has a super cool grungy vibe, and you can party all night with no curfew - check out this new addition to Taranaki's wedding venue line up. It comes with its own alpacas, a pig and has a spacious, manicured front lawn to boot.

 

 


#2 The most gorgeous garden venue: Waiongna Gardens

This gorgeously manicured garden has so many charming nooks and crannies, your biggest problem will be deciding which ones to utilise for your ceremony. If you haven't been out here as part of the garden festival, it's worth spending a sunny sunday afternoon exploring.

#3 - New Plymouth's latest & greatest addition: Te Maru Farm

With more than enough room to swing a cat (and a horse, a pig and a dog - which conveniently you'll all find at the Farm) this new venue has space for 180 guests, divine indoor/outdoor floor, gorgeous grounds and this just massive, beautiful wooden barn.

 

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