Bridesmaids Tales | The ultimate wedding survival kit

If you're anything like my dear friend Petrina, you'll rock up prepared for any occasion. And when that comes to weddings, in tow is a giant bag filled with every possible item you may find yourself in need of should things take a turn, big or small. Ready to make a shopping list? Let’s go!

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Bridesmaids Tales | Your role in the final days

The wedding week will be here before you know it, and if you've taken our advice from part one of the Bridesmaids Tales series, you'll be safe and sound in the good books and in the running for Bridesmaid of the year! I'm with my girl Petrina once again to show you what might be expected of you in the final days before and on your girls' wedding day. So, grab a pen, some paper and a coffee and let's get this thing started.

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Bridesmaids Tales | How to ace your role by your Bride's side

Being asked to stand by your gals side on her big day is literally the ultimate extension of friendship you could ever come across. A role that is such an honour should never be taken lightly, and that's why I have called in an expert for this blog. Meet Petrina Chai, you could call her a serial bridesmaid - but one thing is for sure, she has this gig down pat.

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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 | Selecting the right makeup artist for YOU

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.

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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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Beauty Babble with Tessa from Beauty Assets

Not so long ago, Tessa and I went live on my social story to talk all things beauty - Things you need to know about taking care of your bridal glow in the lead up to your big day, which we all know goes far past what we do topically to our skin! Tessa is now an official part of the Christchurch Weddings directory, and I am so excited to bring to you what is essentially part two of our chat. Read on to get to know a bit about Tessa, her take on weddings, and all things beauty.

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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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Weddiquette | What to Gift the Newlyweds

Sitting at my desk wondering where on earth the last two months have gone made me realise how quickly times change - and I’m not just talking about the day to day, but eras too. We’re out of the eighties and in the 2K's now, so unless you’re stuck in a time warp it’s quite possibly time to get with the programme and understand that something for the home may not be the best option for newly weds.

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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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Weddiquette | Your Social Media Guide to the Modern Wedding

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.

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Real Wedding | Jess + Ryan

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.

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