Posts in Vendor
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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Styled Shoot | Runaway Lovers

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.

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Pre Wedding Journals | Bringing in a helping hand and who does what

Locking in a helping hand when it comes to bringing your big day together is quite possibly one of the single most stress-lifting decisions you can make as a bride or groom. But with it comes the question of what type of person do you need for the job, and why?

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Welcome to the Directory | Katie Berry

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.

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Pre Wedding Journals | Beauty - My routine then, and what I’d do now

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.

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Gettin' your glow on with The Tan Bar

With all of the tans available on the market these days, how on earth are you supposed to decide which one is best for you? Well for one, a tan trial is a must, and two - if you’re not out to look like either an oompa loompa or ready to hit the Gold Coast clubbing scene, you should probably hit up The Tan Bar.

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Hen Party Diaries | Stuck on Ideas? Here's a few that aren't the usual

Don’t sigh just yet, you strong, independent bride squad!

Yes, most hens aren’t complete without a pretend fireman busting his way into the room to put out the fire you and your friends are totally dying in - But for the modest bride, or someone who’s just into having a good time with her friends, here’s a few seeds to plant, that, let’s face it - don’t involve a substandard stripper rubbing his nuts all up in your girls grill.

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Welcome to the Directory - Ashleigh Jane | Hair Art + MUA

It seems like a decade ago now, but back in July last year I had the pleasure of entering, and winning Canterbury Bride of the Year. I didn’t know it yet, but come 8am when I knocked on Ashleigh’s door for hair and makeup I was about to meet one of the most genuine, hard working chicks in the business - I literally could have sat in her makeup chair all day - not that I needed to, come midnight my face paint hadn’t budged one bit!

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Top Tips to Keep Your Wedding Vendors Happy

You know how people joke about a waiter spitting on their food if you're a total pain in the ass? Or how you'll always make an effort to go the extra mile for people who are kind to you? Well take those ideas, nestle them in your pretty wedding planning brain and soak in these tips to keeping your team of wedding superstars happy throughout the planning period.

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Styled Shoot | Romance in the Ruins

"Taking to the streets, we battled the bellowing wind to capture a love story amongst the beautiful chaos of our ever evolving city. In a landscape once packed with history, now reshaped and invigorated with an injection of new, we allowed bold backdrops to speak for themselves, and played on our love for the foragers paradise that is Christchurch".

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Welcome to the Directory - Kate | Moveable Feasts

The first time I had the pleasure of trying what Moveable Feasts served up was at a gorgeous wedding in Greta Valley early this year, and I have been hooked ever since. With three businesses now under their umbrella, there truly is something that caters to every budget. I'll let Kate, the group's Marketing and Event Manager tell you more.

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Welcome to the Directory - Mandy | Champs-Elyseés Day Spa

When your work place is this beautiful, I'd jump out of bed everyday! For Mandy Pickering, Marketing Manager of Champs Elyseés Day Spa, walking into this gorgeously restored Christchurch building is an every day reality, and we sat down for a spot of tea to talk all about it.

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Welcome to the Directory | Opal and Grant - Partridge Jewellers

I'm sure I won't be alone in saying that prior to my initial visit to Partridge Jewellers, I genuinely believed the store was for the rich - well, richer than me anyway! That was until I was greeted by Opal from Christchurch's CBD store, and sat down with her to talk about her role within the family business.

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