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Sharisse Eberlein - wonderful photos from our favourite Featherston-based photographer
Nicole Marsden – another fantastic Wairarapa-based photographer
Ruby & Wolf
David Le Design & Photography
We Do - photographers and photobooth hire
Jono Tucker Photography and video
Paul Howell Photography
Mark Tantrum Photography
Graeme Bowden photographer
Macona Wedding Photography
Fine Line Photography
Bayly and Moore
Mary Sylvia Photography
Anna Munro Photography
Erina Wood based in Martinborough. Check out her beautiful website and her Facebook page.
Wendy Hooper, tel: 027 339 7043
Wendy is a qualified early childhood teacher and does a brilliant job of looking after junior wedding guests at the Estate.
Second-hand and antiques
Featherston is renowned for its second-hand shops, many of which are close to Tarureka. Try Mr Feather’s Den in Fitzherbert Street for antiques and paintings, and Monsieur Fox (behind the corner in Hickson Street) specialises in Industrial, Vintage and Retro furniture. And of course there is the famous Country Trader in Greytown – not to be missed if you love French industrial antiques.
Featherston is becoming famous as New Zealand’s only ‘Booktown’, and bookshops are multiplying here, including:
Loco Café - a quirky bookshop and café, right in the centre of town.
For the blokes – especially those interested in military history – visit the newly established Messines Bookshop – a 5 minute walk from Tarureka in Fox Street beside the War Memorial.
And for all the book lovers, there is the wonderful For the Love of Books, 5 minutes walk away in Fitzherbert Street, which has a huge range of second-hand books.
There are more and more food shops and cafes appearing in Featherston including:
C’est Cheese – located between Mr Feather’s Den and Everest Cafe - a stunning cheese shop stocking locally made and imported cheeses – with everything that goes with them. You can ask your caterer to include their amazing cheeses in your wedding feast, or contact them directly to order your photography session picnic basket. They also have a ‘cheese bar’ where you can enjoy cheese dishes (soon with a glass of wine) while watching cheesemaking through the glass - fantastic! Perfect for next day brunch.
Next door to C’est Cheese, is the complementary shop Sweet, selling all things deliciously sweet!
The best bread in New Zealand can be bought at The Baker in Featherston.
The Tin Hut - a lovely country pub with lawns, gardens and stream, open fire and top-class cuisine. Only five minutes drive away, it is next door to the two houses of Glass of Red Hideaways, so is an ideal spot for before or after wedding dinners and lunches.
The Vintage Party
Sound system hire
Choose your own music, and be kind to your wedding budget with a system from Brent de Bres of Automated Music Systems (based in Martinborough) tel: 027 444 0111, 0800 267 687 ext 2 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Brent will also hire mics for outdoor ceremonies.
Patricia Robbie email@example.com
Wayne Mowat your favourite radio voice
Carol Pilcher 0211662490, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorraine Southey 0272479062, email@example.com
Dawn McCallum 021 737 813
Dale Julius: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ros Ross of Married by Ros
Sarah Barnaby email@example.com
Rachel Clarke of Life Celebrancy
Le Coiffeur in Martinborough
Blossom Beauty, Beauty Services tel: 0279325752 – Jasmine Veale is a local beautician specialising in bridal work
Miranda Millen Makeup ArtistryMake up and hair from this internationally trained artist
Lee-Ann Smith – Both hair and makeup services, specialising in weddings
Turret House in Martinborough
Lorna Potter Beauty Therapy in Masterton
Bridal make up from Alluminus Beauty Therapy in Greytown tel 06 3049660, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Massage from the Featherston-based Two Hands Massage
Crystal Clear Productions
Jono Tucker Photography
Bus Hire and taxis
Tranzit Phone (06) 370-6600 email email@example.com, Martinborough (06) 370-6600
Martinborough Shuttles tel: 06 379-5303
Hunter Shuttles (Martinborough) 06 306 9847
First Choice Cabs, South Wairarapa – call and book 06 3049820 or 0279302678
Bands and DJs
Vinyl Bison – Warren Maxwell tel 021 181 2237
The Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers (contact Rob 020 407 95467)
The Blue Print tel: 0277735274
The Filthy Two tel 0272068416
Ricky Boyd and the Boomshacks