21 Jun | Kim Houston | No Comments

Wedding signs?

Signs have recently become quite the common sight at weddings and events. Not only can you tie them in with the styling and décor, but they also serve a greater purpose in steering guests in the right direction. Whether its guiding to the ceremony location, the bar, lawn games, location of their seats, or even ...


23 May | Kim Houston | No Comments

To Veil or not to Veil?

A veil is the ultimate bridal accessory and can be the perfect addition to show off a fabulous wedding gown. How gorgeous was that moment when Prince Harry lifted Meghans veil and gazed adoringly at her! Such a precious moment between the two of them. I may or may not have shed a few happy ...


26 Feb | Kim Houston | No Comments

Wedding Stationery Suites

Wedding Stationery Suites Save the dates, invitations, wedding website, menus, signage, place cards, seating plan, favour tags, thank you cards, labels......  SO many things to think about when looking at your wedding stationery. As planners, we love to have a cohesive look across your entire stationery suite.  You should have an idea of the type ...


24 Aug | Kim Houston | No Comments

Making the cut! How to whittle down your guest list.

  It’s always a hard one when planning who to invite to your big day. Let’s face it, weddings are expensive and the more guests you invite, the bigger the bill will be. Starting out life as a newly married couple doesn’t have to result in getting a 2nd mortgage. Here’s some tips from the ...


14 Aug | Kim Houston | No Comments

Man of Honour, Best Woman, Bridesman?

More recently, couples are more likely to have a bridal party attendant of a different gender stand on their side of the altar for their wedding. The terms “maid of honour”, “best man”, “bridesmaid” and “groomsman” have been around for a long time, but there’s definitely no written rule saying that you have to separate ...


2 Aug | Kim Houston | No Comments

Miniature wedding cakes

Miniature wedding cakes are the talk of the town, and look particularly fabulous in the styling of the dessert table, or individually boxed as ‘favours’. They are sweet, elegant, tasty, and are the perfect sweet treat for your guests. They can be personally individualised, embellished with flowers, hearts, succulents and more. If you really want ...


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. Above 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 ...


19 Oct | Kim Houston | No Comments

Reminiscing: 1 Year Anniversary

Wow it's hard to believe that it's already the anniversary of this gorgeous couple: a year ago on 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 ...


31 Aug | Kim Houston | No Comments

Macramé is Back! Plan Your Perfect Bohemian Wedding

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' wedding ...


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 ...