Diary of a Wedding Planner | Wedding dreaming

We’ve seen what I often reference as the ‘traditional Canterbury wedding’ and as much as I try my best to avoid speaking it, the word ‘rustic’ tends to sum it up. I’m combining my planning wish list with my craziest creative styling dreams for today’s little journal and sharing with you some of the things I’m literally waiting on the edge of my seat to see play out in the realm of real weddings.

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City Living | My top spots to drink, dine and enjoy a date night!

I love a good date night and better yet - one I don’t have to organise (I know you’re with me!). Today I wanted to share with you some of my favourite local haunts where you can find me enjoying a meal, a coffee or a drink (read: drannnks) with my other half, my girlfriends or just a big group of us on a night out! After all, dates don’t just have to be reserved for our partners. 

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Pre Wedding Journals | A little helping hand to help you lock in your wedding venue!

One of those lightbulb moments struck me last week and I really don’t know why it took me so long. The most common question I get asked about wedding venues is if I have a list of venues around Christchurch and Canterbury? Well, in short, the answer is yes.

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Welcome to the Directory | Tegan Clark Photography

With a brand spanking refresh to her directory listing it was time we put the incredible Tegan Clark of <insert name here> photography in the hot seat and got to know her a bit better. These interviews are one of my favourite things to do with any vendor that you are likely to spend a massive chunk of your wedding day with and at the top of those lists are always photographers! So, without further ado, here is a little insight into Tegan and how she spins!

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Get to Know Christchurch Weddings | My 'Why"

In this online world, we have information literally thrown at us from all angles, every single day and it’s brought up what I think is a really vital conversation - What is your ‘Why’ in this virtual space that can so deeply affect your real, daily life? I thought it would be the perfect chance to take a break from ‘How to plan your wedding 101’ blog posts and just strip things back a bit to show you what my ‘Why’ is and ultimately how I hope to help you when it comes to bringing together one of the most important days of your lives - Your wedding.

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Pre Wedding Journals | Choosing your wedding songs and a few country bangers!

Choosing your wedding songs can be one of the longest, most drawn out processes to settle on your perfect few tunes! I’ve put my fingers to the keyboard with the only advice you will need to simplify your decision making and have thrown in some of my favourite country bangers to get that mind ticking!

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Beauty Babble | How I got my hair wedding ready and how I take care of it now

For those of you that have been following along with CW for a while now, you’ve probably caught on to the fact that I love my hair and traditionally I have had major trust issues with who touches it! For those of you that are new - Hello, I’m Lucy, and I love my hair.

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Pre Wedding Journals | Things to think about when choosing your wedding photographer

As with any special occasion, at the end of the day all we have is memories to reminisce on which is why I personally believe that photography and videography are so important to prioritise on your wedding day. Like with any vendor involved, there are certain things to check out so today I want to touch on those things to help you get your dream boat photography extraordinaire to capture your day.

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Pre Wedding Journals | Creating a more sustainable wedding day with Danni from The Mustard Jumper

Surprisingly, when you think about it, weddings are relatively sustainable occasions. What we’re not hiring and returning, we’re often selling, regifting or reusing the items we no longer need. The ‘Three R’s’ (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) came to mind immediately when I caught up with Danni from The Mustard Jumper recently to talk about the topic and put together some ideas for you to really think about how you can make a step towards a more sustainable wedding day.

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The Little Hire Company | Get to know the people behind the brand

It’s a pretty easy claim for The Little Hire Company to own that they are at the most Canterbury weddings out of the hire joints around the region and it’s so easy to see why! Fallon and Tom, the husband and wife team behind the brand have an incredible approach to their business and have grown considerably over the last year especially, with so much more to come in the new year!

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Pre-Wedding Journals | Vows - The in's and out's of putting yours together

Your wedding day is one-of-a-kind and although it’s not for some, your vows can be too. Today, I want to take a lot of the guess work out of the equation for you - Because let’s face it, we’re all a bit time poor, especially at this time of year!

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Sharnechella | The most extra hens party Christchurch has ever seen!

Prepare yourselves for MAJOR Coachella vibes, people! Sharne’s hens, dubbed ‘Sharnechella’ seriously reached Bridesmaid level = 1,000,000. These gals sure know how to throw a party!

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The New Kid on the Block | Gather and You

If there’s one thing I love about our city coming back to life, it’s the fact everything is spread out just that little bit further. The cool kids will tell you going out to small towns framing Christchurch for the day is all the rage and one of those special little places is Rangiora.

Cue. Gather and You.

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Cara and Jamie | Mt Cook Engagement Session

Cara and Jamie headed to Mt Cook with one of our absolute favourites, Johanna Macdonald for the most incredible engagement shoot I have seen in a while. How stunning is this landscape - and that light is pure magic! Below I got the chance to talk to Cara about their love story, and the all important wedding plans.

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