Feeling stressed? This week's Bridal Buzz will sort that right out.
Auckland’s dreamiest salon
Perhaps your maid of honour keeps showing up to planning sessions hungover. Maybe your mother-in-law’s moaning about the guest list. Sometimes, wedding planning’s a nightmare. We know. But all your problems will fade into nothingness with one trip to Auckland’s Biba Boutique Salon: tucked away in Birkenhead, Belinda and her team will make you a herbal cuppa, style your hair into fabulousness (using ethical products such as Pureology, naturally) then probably invite you back for a yoga session that night – the salon’s been purpose-designed so wheeled styling stations can be slid away and replaced with yoga mats. Meditative walks are on the menu too. Visit the salon’s Facebook page for details.
We know it’s not tradition, but what better day to be the twinkliest one at the party than on the day you say ‘I do’? Especially when Trelise Cooper’s gone to the trouble of making a trio of dresses this lovely – they’re sparkly, they’re sophisticated, they’re the ultimate in this-is-the-best-day-of-my-life attire. They’re so brilliant, it’d almost be rude not to buy one. In stores now.
Credit cards at the ready!
Hopping about snapping up discounted items by the bucket load is one of life’s great joys, especially when those items come from the likes of Karen Walker, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, and lululemon. Attention please, Auckland brides: next Wednesday is Britomart’s VIP Winter Shopping Spree – like we said, there’ll be discounts galore. There’ll also be live DJs, free valet parking and a post-spree soirée at Ostro. Sounds like heaven, doesn't it? Find out more at britomart.org.
Three cheers to kikki K for creating a party set that’s so celebratory you’d need a heart of stone not to feel instantly more cheerful upon seeing it. It’s called Confetti and it’s the brand’s newest collection – slip your favours into its patterned bags, write your guests’ names on its bright orange name tags and hang its DIY paper gems from the ceiling. You’ll have the happiest wedding on the planet, we guarantee it.
Need for speed?
Fancy blowing off some steam with a high-speed spin in a Renault Clio followed by a free trip to Akaroa? We’ve got just the thing! Register here and you could be one of 20 competitors racing through a slalom-style course – the driver with the fastest lap time will win a $5000 getaway, including return flights for two, two nights’ accommodation in Akaroa and a Renault Clio awaiting your arrival. Fancy your chances? Register here for your chance to win.