Stay up to date with all that’s new and noted in the world of weddings – we give you the low-down on this week’s bridal buzz.
Registry item of the week
If you’ve got a host of loved ones searching for wedding gift ideas, point them in the direction of French Country, specifically, our favourite new dinnerware collection. It’s duck egg blue, embellished with a beaded leaf pattern and infused with enough elegance to make a plate of scrambled eggs look like a culinary masterpiece – the perfect way to start married meals off on the right foot.
Bridesmaid gift idea
Take the guesswork out of finding perfect bridesmaid gifts by heading to Karen Walker and sifting through her latest jewellery collection. It’s inspired by last year’s summer, so it must be good. Quirky yet timeless, and encrusted with vibrant stones such as amethyst and topaz, the range is available in both gold and silver from all Karen Walker stores.
Vegetarian wedding menu
The Heritage Hotel Hectors Restaurant’s recent vegetarian accreditation and their sumptuous veggie menu has got us thinking: if you’re looking to create a big-day menu no one will forget in a hurry, why not go meat-free? From spiced dusted polenta to mushroom-stuffed pansotti pasta, it’s clear that the days of bland vegetarian wedding menu offerings are well and truly becoming a thing of the past.
Capital City wedding expo
Wellington brides, listen up – the Capital City Wedding Expo is on this Sunday. It’s got everything a good expo should have, from a fashion show to a venue giveaway to goodie bags at the front door. Tickets are $15 and children under 12 enter for free.
Throwback Friday: Celebrity wedding of the week
When it comes to style icons, it’s impossible to look past Audrey Hepburn. Audrey’s first wedding was in Burgenstock, Switzerland on September 24, 1954, when she married Mel Ferrer at a private civil ceremony in front of close family and friends. The Breakfast at Tiffany’s icon wore a gown made of white organdie by French courtier and costume designer Pierre Balmain.