Stay up to date with all that’s new and noted in the world of weddings – we give you the lowdown on this week’s bridal buzz.
Gents, don’t let the heat get to you. Barkers’ latest collection Summer Knows Best features on-trend cotton suits and shirts to keep you and your groomsmen cool, calm and collected on your wedding day. Inspired by the 60s, 70s and the classic New Zealand summer, the range will find favour with every man, covering baby blues and taupes to florals and checks. If you’re already sorted with suits, the range includes skilfully crafted leather bags and merino travel rugs for an idyllic honeymoon.
We have a Barkers Marathon Beach shirt (pictured above) to give away to one Bridal Party Member! Email [email protected] with you name, postal address and shirt size and the subject line ‘Barkers’ for your chance to win.
Want effortless elegance as you sway with your groom on the dance floor or bursts of colour as your bridesmaids boldly make their way down the aisle? Step this way. We’ve found a range that combines fashion and comfort: Ecco’s new Scandinavian-inspired shoes. The selection of heels and brogues will keep you, your groom and bridesmaids in step with style on the day.
Luck of the draw
Expose your hen’s night guests to some fun and frivolity they will never forget. Auckland company Strike a Pose arranges life-drawing classes with a nude male model, plus music and games – and champagne and nibbles are available on request.
Jewellery designer Kat Gee tied the knot in the Bay of Islands earlier this year, and as you’d expect, the Kagi designer’s handcrafted accessories were simply stunning. Now all brides can benefit from her skill and creativity, with this dazzling jewellery available in stores this week. Comprised of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and charms, each piece is crafted with fine gemstones, pearls and crystals, making for a collection that is truly timeless and captivating.
After engaging in a little crystal-ball gazing we can let you in on some upcoming bridesmaid dress trends. The Ruby autumn/winter 2014 collection, inspired by cult film The Dreamers, indicates a youthful and free theme will dominate this season. Heavy on monochrome florals and velveteen blacks, the Ruby collection includes floor-length and cocktail dresses. The standout piece: a halter-neck dress with ethereal pleating.