Our Team

At Huka Lodge our team of creative, clever and dedicated professionals bring all their talents to ensuring your wedding day is everything you always dreamed of, and so much more.

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.

our_team_jewellryBridal 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 different from each other, yet they all offer stunning made-to-measure wedding gowns for brides, and their attendants, who seek that totally 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 jewellery from Graeme Thomson and contemporary chic style from Hartfield Jewellers; with pieces by Chaumet, Pasquale Bruni and Royal Asscher-Cut diamonds. 

Hartfield and Chaumet are providing an amazing engagement gift for one lucky couple who, while staying at Huka Lodge between now and Valentine's Day 2014, become engaged.

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The Groom: 

The Groom will always 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 groom or 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 Salon, Cr√©mebruleeChocolate Blonde and Lee & Company Hair Salon. As you can see from our wedding Gallery they have all created a look to perfectly suit theour_team_flowers 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. 

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, have worked with us to create beautiful wedding flowers and d√©cor for celebrations at Huka Lodge for many years.

Celebrants:

We have a small group of excellent celebrantsour_team_cake 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 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 Mouatt 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. In virtually all cases you will find their work is individually identified within the Gallery section of this site.