Before the (ever) afters

Now you’ve said, “I do”, it’s time to get onto the to-dos. Because nobody turns up to their wedding looking flawless without a little bit of preparation. Metropol has pulled together your beauty checklist leading up to the happily ever after. Six months Your skin is the canvas on which makeup artists will do their […]

Location, location, location

So the proposal is locked in, and you’ve set the date. But now another question arises: Where should you tie the knot? Luckily, Canterbury is home to an array of urban and rural venues which will ensure a memorable day for all. Not to mention those locations on our doorstep, too.     WINERY WONDERLAND […]

Something new…

Choosing a wedding gift can be a daunting task; you want to purchase something special which will be well used and loved by the loved-up couple, but there is so much to choose from! So, here are Metropol’s tips for picking a winning wedding gift.   TASTE OF LUXURY As the happy couple have likely […]

The greatest outdoors

A wedding reception usually makes up bulk of the big day, so it is no wonder the care and consideration which goes into planning this part of the celebrations. If your reception is going to be outdoors, here are some ideas to help set the scene.     MARQUEE-ING THE OCCASION No matter how outdoors […]

Long-lasting flower power

Bridal bouquets and floral arrangements are often a crucial element of the big day as modern couples pay homage to traditional wedding day accoutrements. Canterbury is home to many talented florists who can make your floral fantasies come to life, but you can also take the reigns to make the blooms last, long after the […]

Eliza’s is back on the scene: Eliza’s Manor

Following extensive renovations, Eliza’s Manor is back on the scene as one of Christchurch’s most intimate and historic wedding venues to choose for your big day.     Marking its 160-year anniversary, this iconic Manor at 82 Bealey Avenue radiates old-world charm and ambiance from the very moment you step through its doors. Eight bedrooms […]

Wedding guest winners: Zebrano

It may be the happy couple’s big day but that does not mean you can’t look amazing celebrating them. We talk to Christchurch Zebrano manager Michelle Carter on how her team can help you find your iconic look for any wedding.     Whether you prefer a flirty feminine feel or more of a beautifully […]

A place to celebrate! Rossendale Vineyard

Planning a wedding or family celebration is looking a lot brighter in recent times, and if a vineyard setting is calling, look no further than Rossendale.     A beloved venue for many years, this beautiful and unique property offers the ultimate setting for any celebration, big or small. With in-house catering, experienced and friendly […]

Say “I do” to the venue: Amuri Estate

Decided the date? Next up is venue, so why not choose one that does it all? A beautiful wedding could not be simpler at Amuri Estate in Hanmer where the supreme views take the effort out of creating an unforgettable setting.     The venue seats up to 200 guests and there is a luscious […]

The Premium option: Premium Events

Whilst Youngman is his last name, 30-plus years’ experience in the marquee hire and events industry suggests Andy is a well-seasoned professional. With a wide range of quality marquees, indoor and outdoor furniture, fairy lights and fire pits for hire it’s not a matter of if but a matter of where and when.   “We […]