YOUR HOME AND GARDEN

What an absolute honour (and a true pinch me moment!) to grace the pages of Your Home and Garden in August.

Sometimes when you work so much, you forget to take a minute to pat yourself on the back for all your hard work, and this was definitely a moment where I did.

FAQ's - CLEAR MARQUEE HIRE

With the addition of our brand new CLEAR MARQUEE, we have been bombarded with questions regarding the process of hiring with L.L for your clear marquee, and a lot of other questions regarding the marquee.
SO we thought it best we talk you through all the features and FAQs of our beautiful new addition.

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FAQS

  • WHAT KIND OF MARQUEE ARE YOU OFFERING?
    Here at L.L, we are offering a fully clear, clip frame marquee. Our marquee comes in size ranges;
    10 x 10m
    10 x 15m
    10 x 20m
     

  • WHERE IS YOUR MARQUEE MADE? 
    Our CLEAR MARQUEE is made right here in the Bay of Plenty by leaders in marquee manufacturing, BAYTEX. We chose to work locally for many reasons. The first being that NZ MADE is the best! Baytex are made from the highest quality materials, with over 30 years experience in high performance marquees.
     

  • WHY DID YOU DECIDE ON A CLEAR MARQUEE?
    We took a LONG time to decide on a marquee (2 years in total!) as anyone that knows us here at L.L, knows that we are perfectionists and obsessive with quality and design. We talked to our clients, future and past, and asked THEM what they wanted. The style and look they were after. And it was undenable what they wanted, CLEAR. 
    So from there we spoke to multiple manufacturers, both here in NZ, Australia and China and finally decided on the clear marquee we have. 
    We wanted a certain look, we wanted a certain feel, and of course, we wanted our marquee to tie into our look and feel here at L.L.

     

  • HOW DO WE DECIDE ON THE SIZE?
    The best place to begin is pretty obvious, guest numbers! Once you have a idea on numbers, you can then work from there on what else is on your wish list. 
    Do you want a bar area? A cocktail set up? Dance floor area? Are you having a band? 
    All these factors come in to play when deciding on marquee size.
    This can become pretty overwhelming, we know, so the best thing to do is email us or call and we can discuss your options, ideas and give you a floor plan and layout that is best for you.

     

  • DO YOU DO SITE VISITS?
    Of course! Built into your delivery costs is a site visit. This is a great opportunity to meet with our team, discuss more in depth your ideas and get a feel for how the day will look and feel.
    Our entire team has been trained by Baytex to answer all your questions.

     

  • I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF RUN DOWN CLEAR MARQUEES THAT NOW DON'T LOOK "FULLY CLEAR", WHAT CAN WE EXPECT YOURS TO LOOK LIKE? 
    We totally understand concerns regarding this. What a horrible feeling to expect a certain quality and not to receive it, especially on the most important day of your lives! 
    We can assure our customers, that not only is our marquee BRAND NEW, it also will be kept in upmost quality hire condition. Our team has been trained in the care and cleaning of our marquee, to keep it completely clear, clean and in its best condition.

     

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CLEAR MARQUEE INSPIRATION

Since adding our latest member to the family, we are filled with clear marquee inspiration.
We are working so closely with all our marquee clients to fill them with ideas, inspiration and layouts for their wedding day. 
We can't wait to show you what we have been working on! 
 

Clear Marquee Hire Tauranga

LIGHT

Lighting is sometimes a thought left much too late. 
It is so important, it creates a mood, a feeling and a ambiance. 

The use of candles & festoons can bring together a look so beautifully as you move from day to night time. 

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BRIDE STYLE

Take a risk, step outside the norm and make a statement with your bride style. 

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HIRE THE LOOK

MOD

Move over rustic wedding looks! We are seeing an increase in requests for a modern, elegant, clean style for wedding days.

And we listen, we really listen! So our inventory is heading towards this style more and more. 
Using elements of concrete, clean wood, acrylic and clean lines, the modern look is a really easy style to recreate. Add pops of colour with neons, florals and stationary. 

We are huge advocates for individual style, but also believe in the making life easy, so we are here to show you key trends, looks and a timeless style through our inventory.

THE MOOD BOARD

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THE REAL LOOK FROM L.L BRIDES

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CREATE YOUR OWN MODERN WEDDING.

DRINKS

 THE BAR - click to hire

THE BAR - click to hire

 BAR STOOLS - click to hire

BAR STOOLS - click to hire

 BAR LEANER - click to hire

BAR LEANER - click to hire

CEREMONY

 BENCH SEAT - click to hire

BENCH SEAT - click to hire

 GHOST CHAIR - click to hire

GHOST CHAIR - click to hire

 WHITE BENTWOOD - click to hire

WHITE BENTWOOD - click to hire

DINING

 GHOST CHAIR - click to hire

GHOST CHAIR - click to hire

 TRESTLE TABLE - click to hire

TRESTLE TABLE - click to hire

 BLACK MATTE CUTLERY - click to hire

BLACK MATTE CUTLERY - click to hire

HIRE THE LOOK

WHITE WEDDING STYLE

Sometimes simple is the best way with a wedding. It can all become overwhelming, stressful and also can become rat race of pinterest pinning, instagram inspiration and a colour scheme when you don't want a colour scheme at all. 

We are huge advocates for individual style, but also believe in the making life easy, so we are here to show you key trends, looks and a timeless style through our inventory.

THE MOOD BOARD

THE REAL LOOK FROM L.L BRIDES

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CREATE YOUR OWN WHITE WEDDING. 

COCKTAIL HOUR

 THE WHITE BAR - click to hire

THE WHITE BAR - click to hire

 BAR LEANERS - click to hire

BAR LEANERS - click to hire

 BAR STOOLS - click to hire

BAR STOOLS - click to hire

 MARKET UMBRELLA - click to hire

MARKET UMBRELLA - click to hire

CEREMONY

 BENTWOOD CHAIR - click to hire

BENTWOOD CHAIR - click to hire

 SIGNING TABLE - click to hire

SIGNING TABLE - click to hire

 MARKET UMBRELLA - click to hire

MARKET UMBRELLA - click to hire

DINING

 TRESTLE + WHITE BENTWOOD - click to hire

TRESTLE + WHITE BENTWOOD - click to hire

 CERAMIC DINNER PLATES - click to hire

CERAMIC DINNER PLATES - click to hire

Simple yet effective.

SIMPLE TABLE SETTINGS with L.L Brides

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You do not need to overcrowd your table. Gone are the elaborate and overdone table settings, and we are seeing a really beautiful trend of minimal, clean yet beautiful styling with key colours and elements.

There is no need to be boring, but an over cluttered space leaves your guests feeling awkward while trying to eat their meal, and takes away from the overall goal and to highlight your style.

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HOW TO : CEREMONY SEATING

PLEASE! Do not think you have to be traditional with ceremony seating. Well, you can, but think outside the box a little. There is more than one option. 

Think about texture, colour & tones, placement and location. 

Make your guests gasp when they walk into your ceremony setting. 

 

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GHOST CHAIRS

Meet our latest edition,

The Ghost Chair.

A modern, classic staple item for your wedding or event. The ghost chair is timeless and ideal for any beautiful location and setting.

Not that you need it, you know what you are doing, but below is a little inspiration on how to style the GHOST CHAIR.

CELINE & DEAN FOR NZ WEDDINGS MAGAZINE.

FLORAL INSPIRATION

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THE BRIDE SERIES

In this series, we talk to some of our past brides to discuss tips and tricks for planning a wedding, their style and all the details leading up to their big day.

CELINE CUMMINS

"By the time the day rolls around, anything that isn’t already organised can’t be that important, so just enjoy every second, and remember what it’s all about."

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THE PROPOSAL
 

Dean and I have been together since we were 19, he proposed a few months shy of our 10 year anniversary. The term ’10 year test run’ had been thrown around quite a bit! He proposed while we were at Cable Bay on Waiheke Island, sitting on bean bags, drinking rose, eating cheese, and with our fur baby Flo on his knee. It was perfect!

 

THE PLANNING
 

THE INITIAL STAGES

Let’s be honest, after 10 years there was already a lot that had been thought about for our wedding day! Dean proposed in June, and we were married the following March, so we got into planning straight away. I was very organized with the planning in the lead up, so that the days leading up to the wedding we were able to go with the flow, as we did the set up ourselves, and didn’t know exactly how it would turn out until we had it all there at the time.

STYLE

We did have a pretty clear idea on the style. I’d describe our style as relaxed elegance. We didn’t want anything to be over-styled, but rather make the most of all of the natural beauty surrounding us. Even though it was at a beach location, it definitely wasn’t a beach wedding, our dress code was ‘a day at the polo’. It was full of DIY and personal. Our friends and family mean the world to us, and we were more interested in them (and us!) having the best day, rather than how perfect everything looked, so we kept our styling minimalistic and natural.

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VENDORS

We tried to use local vendors where possible. We knew our furniture would play a big role in the overall look and feel of our wedding, and contacted Louisiana Lucy very early on in the planning, as we knew this was perfect for our vibe.

BUDGET

We set a budget at the start and referred back to it throughout. It does all add up quickly, my advice is to decide on what matters most to you both, and look to cut costs on things that don’t matter as much! For example I cut costs on flowers as I figured our location was so beautiful, we didn’t need to go OTT with the florals, as we decided our music was far more important in having the best time, so we put more budget towards that. For us it was food, booze & music = good times!

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ADVICE

If you’re not getting a videographer I would highly recommend getting someone to set up a video camera to record your speeches, just for your own keepsake. It’s a moment in time that you will never get back, and they are so, so special.
Something I found, if you are close with your family (we both have huge extended family) people actually want to help, so if you are DIY-ing, totally delegate! All the little parts people played made our day extra special.
By the time the day rolls around, anything that isn’t already organised can’t be that important, so just enjoy every second, and remember what it’s all about.

And of course I’ll add a little advice around the important dresses-  When it comes to your bridesmaids – make sure they are 100% comfortable in what they are wearing. They will love you for it, and enjoy their day so much more.
When it comes to your dress – only talk to a couple of people about it. Too many opinions will be confusing. And go with your gut, if you’re not sure, keep looking!

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VENDOR DETAILS

PHOTOGRAPHY - I DO PHOTOGRAPHY
WEDDING DRESS + BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES - CELINE RITA
FURNITURE - LOUISIANA LUCY + ARKADE HIRE

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HOW TO STYLE

WHITE BENTWOOD CHAIRS

It can all become so incredibly overwhelming, so here are some amazing ways white bentwood chairs are styled. Our white bentwood chairs are chic, modern and elegant. They sit beautifully with the blonde wood of our trestles, add some deep green foliage, and blush linen napkins so a whimsical, romantic feel. White bentwood chairs are also becoming increasingly popular as ceremony seating, especially against the deep green of an outdoor grass ceremony.

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WHITE WEDDING

Moving away from the 'dark, rustic' wedding look has got us all kinds of excited. We are welcoming the light, bright, modern wedding trend with open arms. 
Gone are the chunky, heavy feel of furniture, to be replaced with sleek, light coloured woods and earthy toned tableware. 

Mix your woods with greenery and creamy pastel toned florals, and add in matte metallics and earthy linens. 

We love a good inspo board, so here is one made by us, just for you.

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