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Photographer Amy Kate had an idea to create a magical, mythical world exploding with wedding day inspiration. With that in mind, she rounded up some of New Zealand’s best vendors (Two Foxes StylingTruly and Madly and Muck to name only a few) to create a unique forest setting.

“I’ve always had a soft spot for classical music and storytelling and I had always wanted to create something a little more otherworldly. A bridal shoot that is a bit more dark, mysterious and beautiful in its own unique way”, says Amy who had Hera Bridal create a one-of-a-kind gown to suit their theme.

Crinkle cut hair by Inspired Hair, makeup by Shona Stevenson, a hand painted cake by Sweet Deer and an abundance of re-purposed natural elements also set this shoot apart (not to mention the name tags and menus by Little Paper Store and signage by The Confetti Collection) – creating a romantic and mysterious atmosphere.

“The amazing vendors brought more to this shoot than I could have dreamed. Bringing this magical mythical world to life right before my eyes. It really was a shoot built upon trust and creative freedom.”

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CREDITS Photos Amy Kate Photography // Styling and prop hire Two Foxes Styling // Bridal gown Hera Bridal // Coordinator Truly and Madly // Flowers Muck // Hair Inspired Hair // Makeup Shona Stevenson // Stationery Little Paper Store // Cake Sweet Deer // Signage The Confetti Collection.