Something fun, something new: Riverside Kitchen

A wedding is often not simply about the marriage ceremony itself. Many events before and after the big day contribute to creating the memories couples talk about for years to come. Everything needs to be just right. The hen party is one such event. Bridesmaids can experience stress when planning and thinking of something different […]

Kitchen things

Setting up a tablescape to entertain friends is as exhilarating as exercising in new workout gear, when you have updated utensils and décor to accessorise with. Utilising the kitchen colours of the season, sage greens, calming neutrals, and natural woods, you can bring together a beautifully styled kitchen just like you would a new wardrobe. […]

Where privacy meets beauty: Mt Vernon Lodge

Are you on the lookout for the perfect venue for your wedding? Perhaps you’re looking for a conference space, or a location for a family gathering. Astunning backdrop, quaint boutique accommodation, and a space big enough for whatever activities your heart may desire is on offer at Mt Vernon Lodge in the hills of Akaroa. […]

Gowns as unique as you: Brides of Merivale

When asked what sets ‘Brides of Merivale’ apart from other bridal stores, the dedicated team say, “We’re a one-stop bridal destination, offering leading bridal labels, accessories (including veils and jewellery), and a full in-house made-to-measure and alteration service of our own gowns”. Team members feel incredibly proud to guide each bride through the entire process, […]

Dance the night away: Encore Entertainment

Several talented local musicians have united to create two cover bands, offering more than the typical pub classics. Having studied and taught music, and entertained the Ōtautahi music scene, these talented musicians bring their music to special events. Each event is unique, and Encore Entertainment works with the client to customise the entertainment to suit […]