Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories
Favourite Things
Our Events
Our Vendors
Real Engagement
Real Weddings
Styled Shoot
The Wild Ones
Vendor Posts
Wedding Inspiration
Wild Inspiration
Wild Love Story
Wedding Inspiration

White Magazine Issue 33

White Mag Issue 33


GET TO KNOW OUR SPONSORS – white magazine

We are very excited to have white magazine on board for the second year as one of our major sponsors at Wild Hearts. The beautiful team at white have been both an inspiration and huge support to us since starting Wild Hearts, so tonight we would like you to get to know them a little more AND have a sneak peek (for those that haven’t already picked up a copy) at the gorgeous new issue 33.

Here, white magazine’s editor, Carla Burrell, shares the ins and outs of running her passionate wedding and relationship publication.

What is the driving force behind white magazine?

This might seem a little cheesy, but we honestly love “love”! Looking past the pretty pages, I hope you see that what we are creating is a catalyst for positive change in the culture of marriage and relationships. Every marriage touches the lives of more than the two involved and I see it a total privilege to be invited into so many homes (not me personally) and walk this journey with couples. I hope it makes them excited about creating a beautiful celebration to kick-start an amazing committed marriage.

 White Mag Issue 33

What will couples gain from bringing white magazine into their wedding planning journey?

We want to dream and celebrate it all with you. But more importantly, challenge you, laugh and cry with you and always point you home. We’ll be here as you discover that home is a person, not a destination and we hope that we’re here to help you create a marriage as beautiful as your wedding day. I have the honour of hand-selecting weddings with beautiful images that I believe offer inspiration and beauty that goes beyond just the “things” you can see, but also meaningful conversations on life and love. We hope you see that marriage is so much more than the wedding day … it’s the starting point for ALL the days after.

How do you keep white fresh, providing new inspiration for readers in every issue?

On the aesthetic side, we have levels of filters for each issue starting with an overall theme and colour palette where I set the mood and tone that everything comes out of. I also get to work with our talented creatives and engaging writers who also put their hearts into what they do. We are always trying to look past current trends to what could be—to create something that’s forging new paths.

On the content side, we work with a key focus like this issue’s ‘Joy’ theme that underpins all our editorial and imagery. It’s fun weaving everything together creating a seamless journey through the pages. I think so often that the “serious” stuff is glossed over and perhaps even avoided, but we offer genuine and honest pieces that you can relate to.White Mag Issue 33White Mag Issue 33  

What role do you play in the creation of every issue?

I bring the heart and vision that sets the tone for each issue, though this is definitely in collaboration with our team. I love all things creative and set the visual direction for each issue. I also work with our creative contributors and white’s fashion editorials are my “other” baby. It’s not hard looking at pretty dresses but it isn’t unusual for me to be selling ads one minute, using Indesign the next or be sitting alongside our designers as they create the magic you see before you.

White Mag Issue 33White Mag Issue 33White Mag Issue 33

What is your most important piece of advice for engaged couples?

The destination isn’t a particular day or moment in your relationship; this is a journey you are on together. Be patient, always talk and choose to love.


Photos of Carla & Fam by The Robertsons




Issue 33 is white magazine’ s brightest issue yet. They’ ve injected their pages with an abundance of happiness, bringing readers a theme around the wonderful emotion that is joy!

“ We really wanted to bring the fun back into wedding planning, and, in particular, we hope that couples will remember to always have fun with their lover. Joy is a choice we all have and through all circumstances, the difference a smile, a touch or your frame of mind can make is huge. So we’ re inviting couples to choose joy!” shares editor Carla Burrell.

White Mag Issue 33White Mag Issue 33

Set in a wondrous colour palette of muted brights, this Spring edition welcomes an awe-inspiring mix of eclectic wedding features from the talents of renowned wedding photographers Beck Rocchi, Logan Cole, Finch & Oak Wedding Co., Ben Adams, Heart and Colour and TheRobertsons. There’ s truly something to inspire everyone, with wedding themes ranging from whimsical circus, playful Palm Springs and modern glamour, to rustic woodland, earthen elopement and traditional elegance.White Mag Issue 33White Mag Issue 33

Their fashion shoot is the height of wedding dress inspiration, with feminine, flowing designs by Suzanne Harward, The Babushka Ballerina, Georgia Young Couture, Grace Loves Lace, Corston Couture, Judy Copely Couture, Helen Constance, Karen Willis Holmes and Love Marie. You may just recognise the glowing face of Emma (Wiggle) Watkins pirouetting and plieing around a warehouse scene, followed by the lens of Lara Hotz.

White Mag Issue 33White Mag Issue 33

While the team has prepared a smorgasbord of ideas and imaginings for weddings, as always, white is about so much more than just the “ day” . They offer a new understanding of joy and how it requires choice and careful cultivation between two people who are dedicated to an eternity together.

Sneak Peek photos of Issue 33 by Nick Sim.

Cover by Beck Rocchi

To celebrate Issue 33 landing in our NZ stores very soon, we have FIVE copies to giveaway. Simply head over to our Facebook or Instagram to find out more.

And incase you missed it – check out the interview with Wild Hearts director Samantha Gerard over on the white magazine blog here: https://whitemag.com/inspiration/wild-hearts-2017/


White Mag Issue 33

You Might Also Like



    Browse through our recommended selection of Florists, handpicked on our beautifully curated Vendor Directory. 

    Anya OstapenkoChaos & Harmony

    Anya Ostapenko is the unrelenting force and face behind the contemporary Australian bridal label, L'eto Bridal. L'eto has one central focus when it comes to reshaping the bridal world; to make love cool again.

    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