Well, well, well - You’re all a very curious bunch, aren’t you? The number one question surrounding the Ultimate Canterbury Wedding giveaway where to source everything and how much it all costs! Today I’m here to give you all of the goodness to allow you to achieve a similar look or hire some of the same items yourselves.Read More
As fast as July came and went, so did Christchurch Wedding’s first-ever community event! With the insanely talented line up of 18 contributing vendors, we entered the Backstage Social Club on Friday morning and with lead stylist Lucy Chappell of Bleu studio on board, transformed its historic, yet modern industrial bones over one day into a space Canterbury has not ever witnessed before to showcase an Open Day concept that the region has never laid its eyes on - A venue fully set up for the real, live wedding reception that was to follow that same afternoon for the ultimate wedding inspiration experience.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
While I don’t regret having the amazing wedding we had, there’s definitely a few things I would do differently if we could go back in time and do it all over again. Below you’re going to find some of the things I’m glad we did, and of course the all important ‘regrets’ - because we don’t often get a second round at this wedding gig!Read More
Here lies the tale of two runaway lovers eloping in the beautiful region of Canterbury, New Zealand. Driving by Kombi with few belongings and trekking through New Zealand's rugged terrain to uncover the spellbinding magic of a hidden waterfall, these two lovers declared their most pure love for each other, with only each other.Read More
Bride Babe, stop stressing and get with the programme. The lead up to your big day is supposed to be one of the most exciting times of your life!Read More
If there's a makeup artist in the region who stands out as a total go getter, Katie is your lady! I was fortunate enough to spend Sunday with Katie and a team of CW favourites putting together her makeup look book and had the opportunity to get to know her, and the story behind the accent a little better.Read More
Let me take you to a time, a time where a makeup artist was applying false lashes on me. WITH SUPERGLUE. And another time where I was told to take a lipstick of another MUA for the day and just return it to her the next day. Or another time where my pasty face was subject to the same colour foundation (or do I call it paste) as my super tanned friend.
Two of those situations were from the same experience. Regardless, NOT COOL. Let’s chat about what you should expect from a bridal trial.Read More
Sharing this story with you all has been near the top of my to do list literally as long as I have had my wedding images back, but I didn’t just want to write this post specifically for acne sufferers. Every bride and groom deserve to look and feel their best EVER on their wedding day, so what you will find as you read this ginormous blog are the things I did for my skin in the lead up to my wedding along with things I would do differently, or incorporate now - Oratane or not.Read More
Ryan and I met in my home town of Brisbane. He was over on a work trip planting trees in North Queensland, and just so happened to know my cousin - who lived with us. Shortly after his arrival, Ryan made the move to live with my family and one night we got talking after I came home from a party. We totally hit it off, and the rest was pretty much history - but not before Ryan asked my dad if it was ok to date me! A year later I made the move with Ryan to his hometown, Christchurch.Read More