The Trend Report: Canterbury Bride

Getting married this year? Don’t worry, we have you covered with all the latest! Here are the top wedding trends for 2019 according to leading celebrity wedding experts.     Ceremonial styling According to Colin Cowie, the party and wedding planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan […]

Canterbury Jewellers

The finer details: Canterbury Jewellers on choosing the perfect wedding ring

Women of style pay attention to every detail and there are two significant details that will be part of each look you sport, every day of your married life. Reflecting the harmonious union that you and your loved one seal at the altar, your engagement ring and your wedding ring should complement one another, each […]

Heritage Hanmer Springs

A romantic backdrop: a wedding at the 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 can […]

Wedding Vows

I take thee: what to consider when choosing your wedding vows

Wedding vows: they’ve commanded a lot of attention over the years. They’ve made us laugh, they’ve made us cry and sometimes, for those of us who have had to scribe these wedding days words, they’ve really intimidated us. There’s debate over who actually said it, but we’ll take a gamble on the fact it was […]

Magic Mirror

Elegant event photos: Magic Mirror’s themed photo booths are the fun extra you need on your wedding day

Encompassing incredible technology, Magic Mirror is a stand out from other photo booth offerings, with this voice activated mirror and touch screen making quite the experience. The VIP set up is personalised with either red or black carpet and your choice of glamourous sequinned backdrop. An attendant is on hand, so you don’t have to […]


Honeymoon must haves: five things to sort before your romantic getaway

While we’ve never needed an excuse to keep the style party going long after the curtain has fallen on our big day, the honeymoon presents such a significant opportunity to introduce some chic newbies to our wardrobes that we couldn’t let the opportunity go by without making a fashionable fuss. If your wedding falls in […]

Ilam Homestead

A homestead with heart: weddings at historic Ilam Homestead

We have a secret to share with you; it’s a gem of a venue – Ilam Homestead. Tucked away down at 87 Ilam Road, it’s a venue with sweeping lawns to the river, stunning rhododendron gardens to walk through and old-style charm from the early 1900s. There’s room for every type of function – cocktails […]


Function meets style: sorting out the often forgotten details of wedding days with Dakins Group’s posh portable bathrooms

A couple’s wedding day is arguably the holy grail of any possible event. The true definition of a celebration, each and every detail comes together to create memories that will last a lifetime. Behind the glitz and glamour of the day itself, are key essentials fundamental to success. Few would know this better than Dakins […]

Polished Diamonds

Nothing less than perfection: Polished Diamonds wedding rings are planned down to every last loving detail

Perfection – in a wedding ring, you want nothing less. Polished Diamonds on New Regent Street delivers that perfection. The award-winning, manufacturing jeweller uses architectural CAD to model your ring so you can see how it will actually look. The boutique design studio can create his and hers rings, with diamonds, gemstones or simple gold […]

I Do For You

A day dreams are made of: choose I Do For You to plan your perfect day

A beautiful wedding day experience – angst-free, co-ordinated, and a true reflection of a couple’s desires – is never a coincidence, but rather the culmination of weeks, sometimes months, or even years of meticulous planning. Few appreciate this more than Moira Murphy of I Do For You. With more than ten years of experience planning […]