The Month of January is slipping away real fast, some of us are back to work and others still enjoying our good old Kiwi Summer!
We at Fresco Foods have continued to work right through the holidays as this holiday season is also a time for Weddings. We have been creating some exciting new Wedding cakes for casual weddings.
New Zealand Summer weddings tend to be casual, relaxing in nature and most of the time held outdoors at scenic venues. So that cake designs tend to be simple and reflect the colours of summer.
Whether your summer experience involves the smell of pine forests and summer flowers or the summer melt is in Siberia. The common feature of a summertime wedding is Nature in full bloom, at the height of her powers.
No summer theme wedding cake is complete without motifs of thebeach theme wedding cake with seashell or with beautiful summer flowers. Of course, for those going for the full beach wedding experience, the smell and sound of the beach with the waves lapping on the shore, make a stunning backdrop to their summer nuptials. Of course, not everybody lives near the tropics , but in New Zealand we are so lucky to have great access to great beaches where most regional authorities allow with special permits for weddings to take place.
Here is a list of Beaches in Auckland that allow weddings to take place with permits from regional Authorities:
Kaitarakihi Beach Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077.
A secluded, sandy beach and grassy picnic area surrounded only by sub-tropical trees and pristine water. For intimate and private wedding picnics. From Titirangi Village roundabout, turn first left and travel down Huia Rd for 15 kilometers and turn left at the Kaitarakihi Beach sign. Parking for small wedding parties - parking limited for summer weekends and public holidays.
Cornwallis Beach Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077
A magical location for large or small wedding picnics and barbeques. A pohutakawa lined cream sandy beach. Permanent marquees available. From Titirangi, travel down Huia Rd for 15 kilometers and turn left at Pine Avenue or take the next left, Cornwallis Wharf Rd. Parking limited during summer months.
Piha Beach * Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077. Dramatic location with black iron sand and pounding surf. Watch stunning sunsets over the Tasman Sea or walk along meandering streams, through rainforest trails to exotic waterfalls. *Permission required for South Piha from Waitakere Council. Phone +(649) 836 8075 and for North Piha from ARC Phone (+64 9 ) 817 0077. Parking limited during summer months.
Karekare Beach and Waterfall * Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077. Popular movie location where rugged rainforest meets the dramatic black sand surf coast. Famous location of the triple Oscar award-winning movie The Piano and the television series Xena Warrior Princess. A delightful park beside the sand dunes for your wedding picnic. The stunning waterfall is a short walk from the beach with parking nearby. A permit is essential and wedding bookings well in advance are recommended. Parking limited during summer months.
Bethells Beach * Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077.
The wild and wonderful Te Henga - Bethells Beach is a typical west coast, black sand beauty and makes for a spectacular escape. The surf patrol means you can swim in summer. Historical holiday and film location for many including Zena, Hercules, Shortland Street. Parking is limited during summer months.
* Permit required. Contact Arataki Visitors Centre
Scenic Drive, Waiatarua Tel + 64 9 817 0077
firstname.lastname@example.org ARC Waitakere Ranges park information
Bye for now & Enjoy the Rest of Summer!