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
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
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!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
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!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
Those warm, balmy nights are literally just around the corner and what better way to toast the season with a little bit of Sangria! Today on the blog, I’ve partnered with one of our favourites Cocktail Mail to bring you a concoction you can try for yourself at home.Read More
One of my most requested questions is around how to work your order of events, especially when you're wanting to do something out of the traditional 'norm'.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
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?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
People love positive vibes being sent their way, it’s what makes the world go around. Let’s talk about how to approach the wedding vendors you want, the right way.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
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.Read More
I won't lie, I had big plans to create social media epicness on our big day. We had the hashtags in place, the life size photo frame, heck I even had a Snapchat geofilter lined up until I discovered they weren't available over this side of the world yet... no hint coughing here, come on Snapchat! These details are all fun and games though right, all part of the entertainment package for lack of better words! However when I think as a couple, and then with my guest hat on too there are some important things to consider.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
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!Read More
"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".Read More