Hello, and welcome to Forever & Always! Inspiring international and Kiwi couples alike to create the New Zealand wedding of their dreams, and most importantly helping them connect with the wedding professionals that can make that dream a reality. So, whether you are a newly-engaged couple starting out on your wedding planning journey (congratulations!, so excited for you both), or a wedding pro looking for the perfect place to showcase your work, it is so lovely to see you here. Do grab a seat and stay a while!
About Forever & Always
With a focus on everything that is beautiful about weddings and this gorgeous country we call home, Forever & Always publishes inspiring real weddings, engagements and styled shoots, as well as the latest fashion, wedding trends and lots of helpful wedding planning advice highlighting the talent and expertise of the wonderful local wedding industry.
EXPAND ON THIS – Inspiring international and Kiwi couples alike to create the New Zealand wedding of their dreams, and most importantly helping them connect with the wedding professionals that can make that dream a reality. –
We know this country is a beautiful place to get married, and my hope is to prove it
Meet the Editor
This is me…..I’m Amy, a pom turned kiwi with a love of all things wedding and the founder and editor of Forever & Always!
I live with my husband, Mr E (my IT support and the man responsible for this website), in Napier, New Zealand. Although only my home for the last 5½ years (originally I was from a little town called Street, in Somerset England), surrounded by the beautiful landscapes – mountains to the west, beaches to the east and vineyards nestled everywhere in between – Napier has quickly become the place I feel most ‘at home’. I love just spending time pottering around our cosy, light-filled, cottage; or when we have a bit more time, escaping to somewhere new for the weekend, to explore, unplug, relax & recharge!
With a lifelong dream of opening my own bridal boutique, I started the next best thing, a wedding blog, in October 2011. 5 years later Chic Vintage Brides is consistently listed in the Top 100 Wedding Blogs and was named by The Huffington Post & Vogue Paris as one of 10 Best Wedding Blogs to follow on Pinterest. Inspired by my success with Chic Vintage Brides, in 2016 I decided it was time to turn my attention to New Zealand. To highlight and showcase not only its incredible landscapes, but also the unique style and talent that resides here.
Away from the blog you’ll find me and Bodie, our crazy and completely lovable Cockerpoo, on one of our daily walks, reading – I am a Jane Austen-aholic!; or snuggling on the sofa enjoying the national game. I love decaf lattes, the colour teal, Skype, period dramas, Brioche from one of Napier’s wonderful cafes, Pimms and listening to the birds sing.
It is lovely to meet you, let’s catch up again soon!
If you’re a wedding professional interested in learning more about having your work published on Forever & Always, you will find all you need to know on the Submissions page.
Or if you have already been published and would like to let everyone know about it, take a look at F&A’s lovely Badges.
Or to inquire about becoming a part of Forever & Always Vendors & Venues, pop across to the Advertise page.
For all other inquiries, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.