2019 Bridal Couture

With royal nuptials and celebrities knot-tying galore, some glorious, theatrical and fanciful trends are set to woo. We check out the latest and greatest in bridal couture as the wedding scene romances its way through 2019.   The scenes from the bridal couture leaders are bringing us the sleekest of silhouettes. Fairy nymph styles to […]

Tiny house, big impact: George’s Road Winery and Vineyard

Nestled on George’s Road Winery and Vineyard, a purpose-built tiny house provides an intimate retreat with stunning views. Perfect for a romantic getaway in the North Canterbury wine region, guests staying at the stylish studio can enjoy beautiful panoramic views, an outdoor wood-fired hot tub and easy access to the vineyard’s winery and tasting room. […]

Historic heart & soul: Ilam Homestead

“Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments,” said Shakespeare and, while we are there, let’s throw in true heart and soul as well.   At Ilam Homestead, once home to the Rector of the University of Canterbury, you will find mind, heart and soul wrapped in with the beauty and history […]

A Chapel with Character: The Little Chapel

A wedding ceremony held in The Little Chapel is a celebration of love in more than one way.     Established in 2018 as the social enterprise branch of The Home & Family Society Christchurch Incorporated, The Little Chapel provides valuable funds which enable Home & Family to deliver their essential services in our community. […]

A Romantic Backdrop: Heritage Hanmer Springs

When it comes to New Zealand wedding destinations, the romantic mountain views and landscaped gardens of the Heritage Hanmer Springs provide an amazing ceremonial backdrop.   A landmark venue just 90 minutes from Christchurch, it’s a world away from the ordinary, in a stunning alpine retreat that will captivate you and your guests. The venue […]

The Season of Love

Planning your special day but unsure which season best fits your vision? We’ve rounded up some advantages of each season to help you choose.     Winter wonderland Some venues just look better in the winter! What’s dreamier than saying ‘I do’ against a thrilling backdrop of snow-capped mountains and icy blue water? You’ll also […]

Adding Fun to Fashion: Working Style

A new collection is arriving at Working Style, featuring strong textures matched with beautiful colourways: chocolates, green and plums, to complement those core colours of blue and grey.     “They’re really easy colours to wear – not fussy, but interesting,” Creative Director Karl Clausen says. “This season everything is a little softer, more understated. […]

Labour of Love: Saints of Tai Tapu

Saints of Tai Tapu is a superb wedding and event venue steeped in the local community, and history, of the Tai Tapu area.   Built in 1881, the former Methodist Church has undergone many transformations in its 138-year story. When Sven Berger drove past it in 2001 he was disappointed to see a “SOLD” sign […]