April 2016 – She Said Yes

April 2016 archive

You May Drink Champagne!

If you’re looking out the window and wondering what on earth to do while the weather’s like this (in Auckland, at least), this is for you. In case you needed another reason to drink Champagne.  This Sunday 1 May sees the return of Soul’s ‘400 Reasons to drink Mumm Champagne’.  Every one in five glasses of Mumm sipped […] Read more…

Hutchison Wedding Photos

Our Story Blair and I met in Christchurch ten years ago as flatmates, where I had a crush on him immediately. The first seven years were anything but ordinary or easy, as his job as a pilot caused his frequent relocation around the country, and shortly after settling in Christchurch post-earthquakes, better career prospects took […] Read more…

Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Dew Make up Collection

Benefit Cosmetics’ new Dandelion makeup collection is the sweetest, prettiest and most feminine yet.  I’ve written before how perfect Benefit Cosmetics is for bridal make-up, and brides to be need look no further than these pretty and pink releases. Benefit Cosmetics make-up is always bright and glowing, but this collection is truly radiant. The Dandelion […] Read more…

Time to look after myself

  After a huge couple of weeks of launches, events, celebrations and everything in between, I’m feeling really wrecked.  If you’ve got a stressful job, are planning your wedding, or generally suffer from ‘Rushing Women’s Syndrome’ you’ll know where I’m at and what I mean when I say that I need to slow down, take stock and look […] Read more…

MAC Cosmetics launch: MAC Makeup Party

Last week She Said Yes joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to host the launch of its MAC Makeup Party service nationwide.  While MAC has long offered its talented make-up artists to do special occasion make-up for customers,  this service is brand new and way more exciting! From Auckland to Dunedin on Wednesday evening (I hosted […] Read more…

Review: Bella Vi Mineral Make-up

I’ve long been a liquid foundation girl (Clinique’s Even Better, Estee Lauder Double-Wear and more recently MAC Studio Waterweight), but many friends are mineral devotees, and swear by the lightness and breathability.  When Bella Vi offered that I try its range of cosmetics, it was the mineral make-up that sparked my interest, and I’ve given it a […] Read more…

Ascension Wine Estate: Versatile, Unique and Picturesque

A few weeks ago, Blair and I celebrated a month of marriage with a road-trip North for one of our favourite weekend retreats, Matakana Village.  We popped the Champagne at Ascension Wine Estate which is both a beautiful restaurant and a versatile venue perfect for weddings. A walk around the buildings reveals spaces each more beautiful than the last: the Belfry Chapel; the […] Read more…

Working Style impresses with Champagne, Bluff Oysters and AW16

It’s not every day we’re invited to black-tie events complete with Champagne, Al Brown’s oysters, and a Working Style fashion show starring some of New Zealand’s best rugby players (I wish it was!).  This particular invitation was exciting for a number of reasons: Champagne and oysters, obviously; Blair was actually in the country and could […] Read more…

Movie Dates, Monday Hustle and W.T.F.

You know what they say about “the best laid plans”..? That was last week.  Blair and I had date-upon-date in the diary: Drinks with friends Tuesday, movie-date to The Huntsman on Wednesday, the Monday Hustle re-launch party on Thursday, and probably an exhausted night with takeaways by the end of the week. It took me by […] Read more…

What about Cheap suits..?

This week, a certain piece of news had everyone talking: “Rachel Wells says cheap wedding dresses cheapen marriage.”  I responded and have had some great feedback since, so what better time to talk about the cost of the suits too. While brides have long had the option and inclination to buy a cheap off-the-rack dress […] Read more…

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