Bridal Buzz: November 25

Something your bridesmaids will love, something your vegan friends will love, and whole lotta things you'll love - all in this week's Bridal Buzz!

  • Story by Photo Carolyn Haslett

Something your bridesmaids will love, something your vegan friends will love, and whole lotta things you'll love - all in this week's Bridal Buzz!


Liam Watercolour Dress

Introducing the ultimate bridesmaid dress: pretty enough to make a chic impression yet subtle enough to avoid stealing the show, with an almost-seductive split at the back that stops just before feather-ruffling territory. Your grandma will love it. You’ll love it. Your bridesmaids will especially love it. Find it at rubynz.com from February.

Radisson Blu Resort, Fiji

Planning your honeymoon? Don’t book anything until you’ve given Fiji’s Radisson Blu Resort some serious thought. Nestled in Denarau, the place is so beautiful it feels like heaven and so convenient it’s practically a miracle. It boasts a golf club, five lagoon pools and a private Nadi International Airport transfer service that promises to whisk you from arrivals gate to poolside in less than 20 minutes. Like we said: a miracle.

Ellerslie Raceday Calendar Released

The situation: you’ve seen a fabulous hat you want. The problem: it’s expensive and you don’t know where you’d ever wear it. The solution: Ellerslie’s Raceday Calendar. Show it to your bridesmaids and start dropping hen party hints. Then make a beeline for that hat and start planning the rest of your outfit pronto.

Carrol Boyes’ Online Store

This champagne bucket is great for many reasons: it keeps our champagne at optimum temperature, it has feet that, when you look closely, are actually tiny human sculptures, and it can be bought in Carrol Boyes’ online store which, as of last week, ships to New Zealand. Reserve it a spot on your gift list immediately.

Hectors Raw Luncheon

On a health trip? Allow us to applaud you, and while we’re at it, point you in the direction of Heritage Auckland. In delightful news for vegans and healthy eating devotees the land over, onsite restaurant Hectors has just introduced its Raw Luncheon option – it’s the latest venture in the hotel’s mission towards conscious cuisine, and if dishes such as blue agave glazed zucchini blossom are anything to go by, it’s a sumptuous demonstration of executive chef Jinu Abraham’s ability to whip together a menu (read: a wedding menu) that’s guaranteed to tick all your boxes. Vegan? Check. Raw? Of course. So good you wouldn’t even think of craving anything cream-smothered, bacon-wrapped, butter-laden (or even cooked, for that matter)? Hell yes! 


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