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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anna's work has been extensively published in magazines and leading websites, with editor's describing her style as "poignant, beautiful and emotional."
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Happy to travel to remote NZ locations, Fiona Andersen continues to stun us with her unique documentary style wedding photography with every stunning landscape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hires & Props
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Famous for its unrivalled location since the 1920s, Huka Lodge lies within magnificent grounds beside the hypnotic turquoise waters of the Waikato River.
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.
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.
Waiheke Island's famous Mudbrick Vineyard offers sea views and a spectacular environment bearing a timeless yet upmarket quality, guaranteeing an unforgettable day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stylists & Planners
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Balencia Lane is a boutique event planning, hire, design & styling business based in Christchurch. We are the dreamers, story tellers & style makers.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bright, delicious and made completely from scratch, Peppermint Kitchen cakes are a mix of local ingredients and ballsy flavour experiments , handmade in Wanaka.
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.
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.
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.
Harlan Creative specialises in custom wedding stationery design and executing it from beginning to end, depending on the couples needs.
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.
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!
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.
Vinka Design understands the importance of enhancing your best features and providing exceptional design creativity along with a huge emphasis on customer service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.