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What a Wedding Planner Won’t Tell You!

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Do you need a wedding planner? What even is a wedding planner? What will a wedding planner do for you, and what will a wedding planner definitely not tell you? I have never been to a wedding where the bride and groom used a wedding planner – nor did I have one, so I had […] Read more…

How to Organise a Marquee Wedding

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We are absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to planning a wedding and searching for venues in New Zealand. Whether you’re eloping on one of NZ’s beautiful beaches, planning an intimate gathering at a family farm, or an elaborate and extravagant event on one of our many beautiful wineries, it’s not hard to find somewhere […] Read more…

Autumnal Styled Shoot at Treghan Lodge in Kerikeri

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Having made no secret of my love for the Bay of Islands, and Kerikeri especially, I leapt at the opportunity to produce a styled shoot at Treghan Lodge last month. That I’d also finally be able to don a John Zimmermann gown didn’t hurt either. Together with a group of talented local suppliers, and my […] Read more…

Is Your Wedding “All About You”?

“It’s your big day”; “Do whatever makes you happy – it’s your day!”; and “It’s all about you!” Now, I’m not here to rain on your parade, but I must disagree. IMHO at least, your wedding is not all about you. Yes, you (the two of you, remember?) are the centre of attention… Yes, you can (mostly) tell […] Read more…

Planning a Winter Wedding?

If you’re having a Winter Wedding, firstly Congratulations, and secondly, how nice to be choosing to do something out of the ordinary! It’s smart as well – your photographer, florist, and venue will be feeling the quiet season too, meaning their sole focus will be on you and your day.  Read below for some more smart and […] Read more…

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift Review

I almost single-handedly planned my wedding, while working as a commercial lawyer (and changing law-firms during), and creating the wedding blog I now call ‘work’. It’s pretty fair to say I’m no stranger to stress. It has long been understood that stress undermines health. Weight gain, high blood pressure, decreased immune system function, and depression are just […] Read more…

What a girl wants? Diamonds.

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Marilyn Monroe said it best with “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” but for the guys hoping to make a girl’s dream come true, there’s a little more to it. Choosing an engagement ring can be intimidating: what style does she like? what colour metal? is the name on the box important..? and the ‘big’ one… Does size matter? […] Read more…

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