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BEST OF 2019

Wild Hearts wants to celebrate all of the incredible inspiring businesses around New Zealand so with your help, we have put together a list of some of the Best in the Industry – recognizing the top wedding vendors across the country as voted by you!

It has been an amazing year for beautiful weddings all over New Zealand and we are very lucky to get to work with the very best, creative, innovative and down to earth industry friends – which is exactly what your vendors here become, your friends. They add the magic to your big day and create those forever memories in the most beautiful destinations around New Zealand.

We have narrowed down the hundreds of nominations for the Wild Hearts Best in the Business into all of the categories below. After going through these you have the chance to vote for our official NZ 2019 Best In The Industry Award.

Congratulations to all of the vendors that made it to the top vendors for 2019. Don’t forget to vote for the overall NZ Best in the Industry at the end of this feature.

It was a tough job counting all the nominations, there was so many amazing vendors nominated, lots of new businesses and old favourites, I wish we could add you all in here. We are going to make sure we add in even more categories for 2020 and will start taking nominations in September 2020 for the next awards.



BROOKE TYSON RITUAL. www.brooketysonritual.com

HARRIETT FALVEY harriettfalvey.com

HERA COUTURE www.heracouture.co.nz

KAREN WALKER ATELIER www.karenwalker.com/bridal

PAPERSWAN BRIDE paperswanbride.co.nz


LEAVE HER WILDER www.leaveherwilder.com

CHAOS & HARMONY chaosandharmonyshoes.com


BARKERS www.barkersonline.co.nz

WORKING STYLE www.workingstyle.co.nz

CRANE BROTHERS crane-brothers.com

3 WISE MEN www.3wisemen.co.nz/

BARKERS GROOM ROOM www.barkersonline.co.nz/groomroom/


BAYLY & MOORE www.baylymoore.com

CHARLOTTE KIRI PHOTOGRAPHY www.charlottekiriphotography.com


DAWN THOMSON PHOTOGRAPHY www.dawnthomson.co.nz



SOPHIE ISABELLA PHOTO www.sophieisabella.co.nz


FLORAL STYLIST CO www.floralstylist.co.nz

ROSE TINTED FLOWERS www.rosetintedflowers.com

PETAL & PRICKLE www.petalandprickle.co.nz

FLORA & FOREST www.floraandforest.co.nz

CRESSY & CHARMED www.cressyandcharmed.co.nz

THE VASE www.thevase.net.nz

THE GREEN ROOM FLOWER COMPANY thegreenroomflowerco.co.nz


TWELVE TABLES www.twelvetables.co.nz

FLOCK EVENTS www.flockevents.co.nz


THE WHITE WEDDING CLUB thewhiteweddingclub.com

I DO GLAMOUR – EVENT HIRE & STYLING www.glamourhire.co.nz

GYPSET STYLE & HIRE www.gypsetstyleandhire.com

TRULY YOURS EVENTS trulyyours.co.nz


THE PEACH CLUB www.thepeachclub.co.nz

HARE & HUNTER www.hareandhunter.com

BEAUTY BY BLAIR GAMBLIN www.beautybyblairgamblin.co.nz

MAKEUP BY ANNALEE www.makeupbyannalee.com

STACEY BANFIELD MAKEUP ARTIST www.staceybanfield.com

PURE HAIR STUDIO www.purehair.studio


FREE RANGE CHEF www.freerangechef.co.nz

THE CAKER www.thecaker.co.nz

NO BIGGIE FOOD www.nobiggiefood.com

CRAFTED & CO www.thecraftedandco.nz

GOOD COMPANY www.goodcompany.nz

MOVEABLE FEASTS moveablefeasts.co.nz

LAVISH GRAZING www.lavishgrazingco.com


GLASSHOUSE www.galsshouse.net.nz

THE HUNTING LODGE www.thehuntinglodge.com

OLD FOREST SCHOOL www.oldforestschool.co.nz

ATAAHUA www.ataahua.co.nz

BLACK BARN www.blackbarn.com

GATHER & GOLD TIPIS gatherandgoldtipis.co.nz

NZ HIGH COUNTRY www.nzhighcountry.co.nz

TO VOTE for the Top Wedding Vendor in New Zealand head to our voting page here

A very big thank you to everyone that has voted so far, I wish we could mention all the incredible businesses around NZ that have been mentioned. How lucky are we to have so many amazing vendors to create that magic for your wedding day! Voting will close for the major award on Friday 24th Jan 2020.

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Anya OstapenkoChaos & Harmony

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Cool the L'eto bride is, with careful and considered play between textures, silk weights and design- there is something for everyone. Each collection is an ode to a specific love for Anya; country, era and aesthetic- all collections speak of a time and style that Anya believes should exist in the bridal world. The result? L'eto brides have been adorning aisles (or catwalks) everywhere with these incredible new bridal gowns.

Self-taught in every way, Anya Ostapenko is a name that the fashion and bridal world alike need to look out for, because as much as she has transformed the world of bridal, she is only getting started.



Beks AndersonChaos & Harmony

Over 10 years ago, Chaos & Harmony’s Creative Director and Founder, Beks Anderson and her husband sold everything they owned and moved to Italy so Beks could learn to design shoes at the Instituo Europeo di Design in Rome. She was taught by tutors who’d worked at Valentino and Fendi, among others, and learned how to infuse her lifelong love of texture, materials and leathers into comfortable, high-quality, hand-made shoes.

Twelve months later they returned to Mount Maunganui and created Chaos & Harmony - a market-leading, boutique shoe company. The name Chaos & Harmony reflects our love of textures to create depth – it brings about a curious contradiction. It also subtly sums up a woman’s world!

@chaosandharmonyshoes @beks_anderson


Cameron ThorpChasewild

Cameron is the co-founder of Chasewild Photography - an adventurous and emotive wedding photography company based in New Zealand. Beyond shooting weddings and elopements, Chasewild equips and enables photographers to upskill themselves and grow their businesses through their workshops, editing presets and one-on-one mentoring sessions. Cameron believes that photography and creative business exist to 'turn your heart' on and is passionate about artists discovering their unique take on how they do that for the world. As easy-going as they come, Cameron is only particular about a few things in life: the grind size of his morning coffee, access to regular golf games and the campari ratio of a light night negroni.



Greta KenyonTogether Journal

Greta is the Editor, Founder & Publisher of Together Journal - a publication celebrating creative and authentic real weddings, celebrations and love from all over the world. Greta studied photography, graphic design and marketing, and worked in the fashion industry for eight years before having her three children. While on maternity leave, she started shooting weddings for friends, as well as editorial content for magazines and blogs. Her photography business grew rapidly - within a couple of years she was shooting weddings all over New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Island, Indonesia and the USA. Eventually, Greta noticed a distinct lack of modern wedding media on a global scale - so with the help of others in the wedding community, Together Journal was born!

@greatanz @togetherjournal 


Kath MackenzieOne Fine Day

Kath is the owner and creative behind wedding brand, One Fine Day. Her genuine passion for the industry, combined with her impeccable eye and knowledge, has seen Kath and her One Fine Day team produce unforgettable weddings for over a decade. What started from humble beginnings as a one-man-band venture, has now seen One Fine Day grow into a vibrant A-team of 11 event professionals. Kath describes herself as a perfectionist, problem solver, creative, master of common sense and lover of a good challenge. She’s also a travel lover, wife and mum to three gorgeous children living in Queenstown, New Zealand, where One Fine Day is based.



Michelle FowlerHalf Light Studio

Michelle is the creative behind Half light Studio, a multidisciplinary design and business strategy studio dedicated to helping small businesses and creatives level-up and create conscious and sustainable brands. Michelle is an experienced designer, developer and business mentor who has a wealth of expertise working for and alongside small-to-medium businesses across a variety of industries. Her approach to brand growth centres on supporting clients to gain clarity on their values, streamlining and organising their systems, and elevating their thought processes to create conscious business models filled with nourishment and purpose.



Samantha GerardWild Hearts

Lover of all things wild, Samantha founded Wild Hearts in 2015 alongside a group of local creatives. With a passion for dreaming big and a vision to create a community of like-minded industry leaders, Samantha has grown Wild Hearts into the well-known brand it is today. A stylist by trade, she is also the creative-soul behind all of our Wild Hearts campaigns and you will find her work featured in some of our favourite places including Together journal, Hello May, The Lane, and our own Wild Hearts Magazine.




Sara + JeanTwelve Tables

Twelve Tables directors Sara and Jean started their journey in 2015 in the midst of planning their own wedding. A love for creativity and details (and of course, each other) led the journey of sourcing and crafting unique items for their wedding. Four years and 150+ celebrations later, Twelve Tables is New Zealand’s tailored event expert, offering a luxury and completely customised marquee venue for clients throughout New Zealand.



Si MooreBayly & Moore

One half of Aotearoa-based photography duo Bayly & Moore, Si brings a decade’s worth of experience traversing the globe shooting people in love with every analog gadget he can find. A Rangefinder-NYC awarded photographer he has been recognised with numerous accolades from around the globe and has presented at key industry conferences and workshops in Europe, the US, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Constantly dealing with the strong South Pacific sun has given him an enduring obsession with heavy shadow lines, directional light, and how human stories fit into all of that in the boldest way.

IG: @baylymoore @sasmoore

Web: baylymoore.com sasmoore.com