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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…

Must-Haves for the Ultimate Hens Party!

Whether you’re heading to Waiheke for a weekend of wine, or to Vegas for a weekend of absolute debauchery fun, everyone’s looking forward to the hens party. Once you’ve got one helluva send off planned, these are the last few things to pick up before the final single girl’s send off. 1. In the swim of it […] Read more…

3 ways to Ensure you Remember your Wedding Day

How can you Ensure you Remember your Wedding Day? Slow down, be present and soak up every single moment so that you remember your wedding day. It’s one of the most commonly cited wedding day tips, but few ever actually explain how to ensure you remember your wedding day. If you’re anything like me (or even if […] Read more…

HOW TO AVOID BECOMING BRIDEZILLA

Once he (or she) has popped the question, it’s all love, laughter, and happily ever after – right?! A time to celebrate, to party, to have fun planning the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of! So what if it’s not actually as amazing as you imagined… and you’re not having as much fun wedding planning as you […] Read more…

Wedding Planning… according to Twitter

If wedding planning’s got you like @hotpatooties take a moment to have a giggle or a ROFLMAO at some of twitter’s best wedding planning musings! All jokes aside, you should be able to enjoy wedding planning! The little white book makes it simple and stressfree (or at least more simple, and less stressful!). Read more…

THE 6 EASIEST WAYS TO REUSE, RECYCLE, REDUCE WASTE AND SAVE MONEY ON THE BIG DAY

Something green, something blue, something borrowed… something reused?! Of course, you knew it before you get engaged… the troubling, tricky but unavoidable fact is that throwing a wedding is an expensive exercise!  If you are anything like me, then as you delve deeper into the wedding planning process (and the bills start to pile up) you can’t help […] Read more…

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