1 Jun | Kim Houston | No Comments

Perfect place settings

Place settings can create atmosphere and set the tone for a wedding tablescape. They can be opulent, simple or anything in-between. Here are some examples used at some recent Take A Vow Wedding Planning & Events weddings and styled shoots. Using varied napkin folding techniques and different coloured cutlery mixes it up a bit. Wedding ...


1 May | Kim Houston | No Comments

Holli and Tri's wedding at 'The Ambers'

How in love are these two! Holli & Tri were such a gorgeous, fun couple to work with. It was such a pleasure to plan, style and design their big day. Despite the Easter rain, the showers held off, sun came out and they could have the outside ceremony they dreamed of. Check out the ...

1 Apr | Kim Houston | No Comments

Nicholle & Paul with a bold & vibrant colour palette

Check out this gorgeous couple's wedding video. We loved working on this wedding style that is bold, vibrant and fun.  A bold and vibrant colour palette featuring fuchsia, orange, violet and neutral tones. Nicholle & Paul wanted a casual fun, but elegant wedding to ‘wow’ family and friends and introduce Nicholle’s Fijian family heritage. To ...

23 Jan | Kim Houston | No Comments

Marble an inspiring texture.

  Marble is an inspiring texture that has always been around, but has started to pop up in everything from fashion and weddings to interior design. Take a look at these brilliant marble elements used in our Take A Vow Wedding & Events styled shoot as seen in the latest Bride & Groom Magazine.   ...


19 Oct | Kim Houston | No Comments

Reminiscing 1 year ago this weekend

Wow it's hard to believe that a year ago Labour weekend in Mt Maunganui, this lovely couple Mel & Ant tied the knot. The weather didn't play nicely for the planned beach ceremony, but it ended up being perfect for the photos.  And we had a back up plan in place right up until an ...


19 Sep | Kim Houston | No Comments

Boho Dream as featured in Bride & Groom spring issue

  There is rustic elegance featured in this styled shoot from Take A Vow, which is full of bohemian wedding inspiration. Floral crowns and bouquets feature shades of marsala, peaches, cream and a lush array of greenery - a rich and deep colour combination that speaks to a rustic atmosphere.  A lace runner, mismatched antique ...


31 Aug | Kim Houston | No Comments

Macramé is back!

Bring back the 70's! Macramé has made a comeback and is currently a front running trend for weddings. Backdrops, table runners and macrame flower pot holders - everything goes.... Go on and have a dig through your Mum, Aunty's or Nana's cupboard, as she may have the perfect memorabilia for your special 'boho chic' day. ...


22 Aug | Kim Houston | No Comments

Wedstival inspiration

A bit of 'wedstival' inspiration today. Festival weddings are becoming very popular as weddings turn into a weekend celebration instead of a one day event. Vintage caravans, carousel's, lawn games, tents and more.... What better way for friends and family from afar to get to know each other. We have an amazing variety of sites ...


7 Jun | Kim Houston | No Comments

Little helpers

Little Helpers..... cuteness alert! Wee flower girls, ring bearers and page boys will often melt the hearts of your guests and pave the way for your grand entrance. Whilst little helpers can be unpredictable, the innocence and often spontaneous moments create a fun and relaxed part to your ceremony. Sources: From left to right Fabtutus.com ...


9 May | Kim Houston | No Comments

Teepee or tent?

Teepee or tent? A true festival event or wedding would not be complete without a Teepee, Yurt, Spiegeltent or some sort of tent structure. Very 'on trend', so much fun and perfect for an outdoorsy wedding - be it on a farm, beach site or at a venue with spectacular views. We have some amazing ...