March 2016 – She Said Yes

March 2016 archive

Thoughtful Thank You Cards

There’s something so special about receiving letters in the post these days, and it doesn’t get much more personal than receiving a hand-written note.  While it might be the last thing you feel like doing post-wedding, writing Thank You letters is such a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with all of your guests, reflect on your […] Read more…

Megan’s Bridal Shower

You can read the Bridesmaids’ guide to Organising a Bridal Shower, written by the gorgeous girls who organised this equally gorgeous shower for me.  I’m sure you’ll agree, they did a beautiful job.   Now read How to Organise a Bridal Shower Head to the wedding planning page for an index of our content, and if you haven’t […] Read more…

Bridal Shower: The Beginners’ How-to Guide

My bridesmaids were not only beautiful, they were the most wonderful and eager to help.  Of the famous five, only one lived in Auckland with me (literally, living with me!), the others in New York, Berlin, and two in Christchurch.  I’m not someone who likes to ask for help, or do I ever relinquish control, […] Read more…

Top 3 Wedding Movies for the long weekend!

If you’re short of something to do over the long Easter weekend (or any weekend!) get into the wedding planing mood and seek inspiration from the best wedding films of all time.  Romantic comedies are my favourite film genre (no surprise there), but I’ll watch anything with a wedding, and I’ve rounded up my favourites […] Read more…

Worth the Ascension to Matakana

Saturday took us on a road-trip North for one of our favourite weekend retreats, Matakana Village.  We arrived at Ascension Estate in time to see them setting up for the afternoon’s wedding – enough to make me want to start planning a renewal, but alas we were only there for lunch.  I say only, but on seeing the vintage-feel European inspired buildings, […] Read more…

Home in time for Homestead

  Housed in the beautiful Pah Homestead at Hillsborough’s Monte Cecilia Park, Homestead shares its er, home, with 8000 pieces of contemporary art owned by James Wallace.  The place is a feast for all the senses, whether you’re seated within the gallery itself, outside on the veranda, or on a picnic blanket between the contemporary sculptures. […] Read more…

Facial Brushes: Remington Revitalise v Clinique Sonic System

Becoming a beauty blogger has changed my life in many ways.  As I’ve always said, I’m a beauty amateur.  I’m not testing and reviewing products as a make up artist or other beauty professional, so my experience is one that you can relate to. One thing that’s changed though, and a change I’ll recommend to anyone who’ll listen, is the […] Read more…

We need to talk about Family Violence

If you think you are not affected by family violence, you are wrong: If you or your partner, or one of your children is the victim of a violent or sexual assault in New Zealand, there is a high likelihood that the offender has themselves been exposed to family violence in some shape or form. […] Read more…

Wedding Day Guest essentials: Courtesy Bathroom Baskets

HAIRCARE Many a female guest will want to touch up their hair or possibly even change their ‘do from day to night, but few will come prepared with a hairbrush or can of hairspray to do so.  Perhaps the most popular items from the bathroom baskets were the haircare options: Volumiser: Pureology Pure Volume Instant Levitation […] Read more…

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