Waiheke Marketplace : April 20th 2011
7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 20, 2011 NEWS Waiheke Island -- there's no better place to live your life. Enjoy your piece of paradise and more with villas starting from just $299,000 Waiheke Retirement Village 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Waiheke Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. The village offers an independent retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. You can experience coastal retirement living for yourself by calling Libby on 372 2820. She can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas priced from just $299,000. energi _J11701WMP CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY • PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP Cock-a-doodle-do! We're back with Waiheke's local Business Directory! And we are taking bookings for 2012 NOW! Contact Dene 372 9231 to book your advertising space NOW! Easter Collections for all Auckland Council areas over the Easter holiday period will be one-day later. Please see the table below for your new collection day: Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Usual collection day New collection day Friday, 22 April (Good Friday) Saturday, 23 April Monday, 25 April (Easter Monday and Anzac Day) Tuesday, 26 April Tuesday, 26 April Wednesday, 27 April Wednesday, 27 April Thursday, 28 April Thursday, 28 April Friday, 29 April Friday, 29 April Saturday, 30 April Normal collections resume Monday, 2 May RW-AK8839_WM1 Drown the Gown Trash the photographer, right: Emma Hughes getting drowned as she shoots a Drown the Gown wedding photography session. Photo: LANCE DRIVER A new wedding photography craze has reached Waiheke Island. LYNDAL JEFFERIES investigates Drowning the gown, above: Bride Dena James gets completely soaked in the Oneroa surf on her wedding day. Modern day fairytale, right: Sonia Reiber submerged her dress in the cove at Oneroa while on her honeymoon on Waiheke. Photos: EMMA HUGHES Wedding photographer Emma Hughes has been receiving requests to Trash the Dress and Drown the Gown. The craze started in the United States and has become increasingly popular over here. Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper is credited with starting the trend in 2005. His shoots have included setting a wed- ding dress on fire, shoot- ing a submerged bride, and a bride covered in mud. He says he started the trend because he was bored with the same old wedding shots'', quoting fashion magazines as a source of inspiration as they often photograph models in grungy con- ditions. Emma says her shoots can range from really trashing the dress to just getting it wet without wrecking it or just taking a range of more creative arty shots''. Most Trash the Dress shoots take place after the wedding day which makes it more relaxed and creative'', Emma says. This summer she did a three-hour photo shoot with newlyweds Sonia and Tim Reiber from Dunedin who were honeymooning at their family bach on Waiheke. Sonia says: Waiheke provided the perfect backdrop for my Trash the Dress photo shoot as it is a place that is close to my heart. I spent many child- hood summers frolicking on Waiheke beaches and climbing trees. What bet- ter way to come full circle than to relive those experiences in my wed- ding dress.'' Emma took the couple from the family bach in Blackpool to the Little Oneroa cove, followed by a fashion-style shoot in the Tahi Rd industrial area. The shoot ended at sunset at Whakenewha as the bride walked into the water in her gown. Las Vegas couple Dena James and Andrew Smith eloped to Waiheke for their wedding earlier this month. The bride went all out on her wed- ding day, completely drowning the gown''. Emma says: Dena was such great fun to work with -- she was open to doing something really dramatic. She got completely soaked in the Oneroa surf and loved every minute of it.'' Post wedding day shoots can take place anytime -- sometimes months or even years after the wedding day. It's really just an excuse to get dressed up and look gorgeous in your wedding dress again,'' Emma says.
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