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To Avo and To Hold

I’m already onto my second career choice, but I can’t help but think my next will be opening an avocado-only cafe/shop. Instead of just ‘pin’ my inspiration, I thought I’d share with my fellow avo-obsessed sisters! Click to link to products and recipes! ‘To Avo and To Hold’ – probably the first of many terrible puns in […] Read more…

Bay of Islands: A Romantic Weekend in Russell

We can’t get enough of the Bay of Islands! There’s no other way to say it, we’re totally taken with everything about the subtropical “Winterless” north. After two trips to Kerikeri already this year (including a weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary) we turned to neighbouring Russell for a romantic retreat, to make the most of a week […] Read more…

7 Ways to Treat Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day 2015 was my last as a ‘girlfriend’ – becoming a fiancé on February 15th. Valentine’s Day 2016 was spent with my absolute best friends in the world, followed by the evening with Blair – the day after my hens party (with just 6 days to count down til my wedding). Looking forward a week […] Read more…

5 Steps to Throw a No-Prep (and No-Stress) Party!

It’s summertime (and it finally feels like it!) which means it’s time to dust off the deck chairs, picnic basket and straw hat. For me, summer’s also the season for entertaining, and throwing an impromptu, no-prep, no-stress party is what I do best (actually, it’s the only entertaining I do!). If you love the ideaˆof […] Read more…

Honeymoon fails: Horror stories to avoid

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A newlywed honeymoon escape is sometimes even more eagerly anticipated than the wedding itself (no in-laws or seating plans to worry about once you’re through international security…). However, don’t let that ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ blind you – it’s a scary thought, but sometimes even honeymoon plans go wrong. Even the most well […] Read more…

What to Wear to an Engagement Party?

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Love is in the air! In case you’ve been oblivious to all the ring selfies popping up on Instagram and Facebook, engagement season is in full swing and that means it’s time to get engagement party ready! Whether you’ve just joined She Said Yes as one of the newly engaged, or you’ve been following a […] Read more…

Should You Have Botox Before Your Wedding?

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Brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, aunts and even grandmothers want to look their most beautiful and radiant on the big day. For many, a bridal beauty regime might include getting Botox before your wedding, and why not? Botox is fairly mainstream these days – literally millions of people have used it for […] Read more…

Little Luxuries on a Less-than Luxurious Budget

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When I chose to share my wedding budget and how I saved for our wedding, I knew I’d face some backlash and dissenting opinions (and I’m okay about that!).  Between being asked: How can you even afford that much??? … both my fiance and I work full [time] and are saving like crazy… not that I’d […] Read more…

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