Esme’s wedding day

Bride and groom kissing by the beach.

How romantic was Esme’s wedding? What a stunning couple and beautiful day!
There’s something about the soft autumn light in these photos, which feels extra special.

Wedding dress hanging. ready for the bride.

Autumn wedding dress styling.

Esme wore a classic wedding dress created from delicate ivory lace. The bodice was fitted and lightly boned, with a generously flared skirt continuing into a full train.
Half sleeves suited the autumn theme and flattered the arms.

Bride getting ready for her entrance.

Bride and groom leaving church.

Here is what Esme sent through:

Hi Anna, I hope you’re well. We have received our wedding photos back from the photographers and I just wanted to share some with you and say thank you so much for making our day so amazing. You did an incredible job and I can’t speak highly enough of your work.

Thank you so much

Bridal party in autumnal forest.

Bride and groom walking to the sea.

Love the photos by Shape and Bestow. Great work!

Thank you Esme, for sharing your special photos with us – you looked beautiful!

Beach wedding in New Zealand.

Bride’s Editorial In NZ Weddings

Jessica’s dream wedding is featured in NZ Weddings Magazine!

The beautiful bride’s exquisite French Chantilly wedding dress featured a very low back and fitted sheer lace sleeves.

She completed the breathtaking look with a luxurious hand appliqued and very long lace trimmed veil.

Enjoy the stunning photos by Anna Kidman.

Real bride wedding editorial.
Real wedding, real bride.

View more of our beautiful brides here.

Featured in NZ Weddings!

Real wedding magazine spread with couple kissing.

Sarah’s dream wedding is featured in the new NZ Weddings magazine. What an amazing day it must have been – don’t the photo’s say it all?

I absolutely love the stunning setting and exquisite details. Enjoy!

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Beautiful Bride – Amanda

We love it when a bride-to-be discovers Anna Schimmel through word of mouth. That’s exactly what happened when our beautiful bride Amanda saw her friend’s couture wedding dress. Amanda was inspired and instantly knew she had found her wedding dress designer.


Amanda brought in pictures of her ideal look to her consultation. She loved the on trend look of lace over nude with a mermaid shape and lots of layering. We decided to personalize the design but stay on look.

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Beautiful Bride – Alex

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Stunning Alex wore one of our favourite wedding dresses this season! She picked for her big day an exquisite piece of French Chantilly, detailed with intricate, wide, hand-beaded borders. The inner dress was a simple, short silk Georgette slip in a nude fine silk, with tiny shoe string straps.

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A lovely thank you card has arrived!

Our bride Katherine has sent us a beautiful Thank You card this week! Have a look at her testimonial on our brides page which tells a bit of her story.

Thank you so much Katherine!



To discuss your personal dream wedding dress with Anna contact us for a complimentary consultation here or call 09 378 0821. Or drop in every Thursday 10am to 6pm on Open Day.

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Look what’s arrived!

I’m loving Anna’s vintage styled wedding dress! The skirt is tiered silk chiffon layered over light-weight silk satin. 16 meters of chiffon are needed to make up the outside layer alone. It took our patternmaker a working day just to cut the skirt!

The train is full & dramatic and I absolutely loved the silky weight of it. Can’t wait for more photos from ThreeTwentyThreePhoto!

Anna in her vintage styled Anna Schimmel wedding dress.

For your personal dream wedding dress book a complimentary consultation with Anna.

Email us or ring 09 378 0821.

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