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.

NZ Weddings cover!

Wedding dress with beaded sleeves.

Beaded Sleeve Wedding Dress

We’re stoked for one of our wedding dresses to be the cover shot second time in a row. The beautiful image featured really highlights the flattering neckline and exquisite beaded sleeves.

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Wedding dresses featured in NZ Weddings

Have you read the new NZ Weddings magazine yet? The Diamond Issue has just gone on the shelf and it’s a must read for all New Zealand bride-to-be’s!

We are stoked to have lots of editorial features in this edition, for this blog I added a few great shots of our wedding dresses from their last edition.

Diamante back wedding dress photo.

Diamante Back Wedding Dress

Who doesn’t love the stunning Diamante back wedding dress? Best worn with curves it’s show stopping for those of you who have a great figure and don’t care to show it.

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We’re still taking bookings for summer.

So many of the brides who are coming to see me now have their wedding planned for this summer. Usually the first question is: “Have I left it too late”?

At this stage we are still taking bookings for summer weddings. Timelines differ a bit, depending on the wedding dress you’re choosing.

Boho lace wedding dress.

The stunning Boho lace wedding dress.

Lace may need to be ordered – in some cases fabrics even have to be woven to order. Patterns may need to be graded or the style is still being fine tuned. Beading will have to be painstakingly hand-made.

However, we can usually make it work. Just last week a bride who’s flown in from Germany has booked her dream gown with us, and will be picking it up early December on the way to the airport.

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NZ Weddings Editorial

New Zealand Weddings Issue 55 has just hit the shelves and it’s packed full with beautiful gowns and great tips. We’re loving the page showing Ngahuia in one of our new collection dresses. Isn’t she just stunning?Diamante back wedding dress.

New Bridal Collection

Stunning wedding dress back shot.

Spectacular sheer beaded back and subtly sexy silhouette – what’s not to love?

I have kept the collection to five beautiful pieces, opting for quality rather then quantity, new styles are being added over the coming weeks.

To try on stunning wedding dresses, discuss your ideal style, or just browse and meet me, drop by during our open afternoon. Every Saturday we are open 11am to 4pm, no appointment necessary.

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Our wedding dress on Good Morning!

The lovely editor Melissa from NZ Weddings magazine has asked us for a wedding dress to be featured on the Good Morning show tomorrow!

I had to send her the star gown from our new collection, the exquisite Sheer Back Wedding Dress. The show starts at 9 am on TV ONE. Those of you lucky enough to still be sitting at breakfast switch on and have a look.

If you haven’t seen it yet here is our stunning new bridal collection – many different looks, all beautiful. We have also just counted our wedding dresses in the studio and there are 50 different styles on the rack!
Plenty to choose from and to clear out a bit, we have put some on sale with sharp prices.

We are giving away 20 consultations before the end of August, inquire now to see me.

Of all wedding dress bookings one lucky bride will win $5000 for her dream gown!
Draw September first, so see us quick.


View our beautiful brides, browse the collection, follow our blog.

Anna Schimmel Wedding Dress on Good Morning TV, NZ

Anna Schimmel Wedding Dress on Good Morning TV