Our team

Carole Harvey-Jones is our Private Function Co-ordinator at Huka Lodge and she will work closely with you to plan your wedding and facilitate the myriad of arrangements required. Carole is very experienced at anticipating and handling the planning required for all levels of functions and events. The Huka Lodge famed 'attention to detail' defines her style, along with a very pleasant, calm and reassuring manner.

Bridal Couture:

For individual couture gowns we recommend leading New Zealand designers Liz Mitchell, John Zimmermann, and A La Robe. Their styles are all unique and they all design and make stunning made-to-measure gowns for brides, and their attendants, who seek an individual style for their wedding day. 

Jewellery:

Often a gift to the bride by her groom, as an everlasting memory of their wedding day - superb estate and contemporary jewellery from Graeme Thomson and chic style from Hartfield Jewellers; with pieces by ChaumetPasquale Bruni and Royal Asscher-Cut diamonds. 

The Groom: 

Look elegant and handsome in a bespoke made-to-measure suit chosen from a great selection to be found at Working Style. One of their loan suits may also be perfect for the best man and groomsmen.

Hair and Make-up:

We like to recommend the work of stylists from the following Taupo-based hair salons: GHQ Hair SalonCrémebruleeChocolate Blonde and Lee & Company Hair Salon. As you can see from our wedding gallery they have all created a look to perfectly suit the style of each bride and groom. Phoebe and Raynor from The Hen House specialise in pre-wedding treatments for face, hands and in preparation for the big day and use all their special training to great effect to ensure our brides' make-up holds beautifully, and looks stunning for photography. 

We had a magical day, that was punctuated with great people, sublime meals, an outstanding location and wonderful staff.

Flowers:

No truly special occasion is complete without the beauty, fragrance and symbolism of flowers. We love the work of Davina Prankerd and her team of Vida Flores in Auckland and Sally and her team Bloomin Flowers in Taupo, both have worked with us to create beautiful wedding flowers and décor for celebrations at Huka Lodge for many years.

Celebrants:

We have a small group of excellent celebrants that we recommend to conduct wedding ceremonies at Huka Lodge. They are either based in Taupo or live a short distance away.

Wedding Cakes:

We can organise extraordinary and delicious wedding cakes created especially to co-ordinate with the style or theme of your wedding. 

Photographers:

The collection of gorgeous wedding images illustrating this section of our website feature the work of selected photographers; including Taupo-based Jessica Lee and Abby Dance, a little further away in Hamilton, Nicola Inglis and from Auckland, Amanda Bransgrove and Kelley Eady Loveridge. We would also like to recommend photographer Ross Herbert, also from Taupo.