Bridal Buzz: December 16

Hen's dos, favours, decor – this week's Bridal Buzz covers all funnest parts of planning.

  • Story by Photo Carolyn Haslett

Hen's dos, favours, decor – this week's Bridal Buzz covers all funnest parts of planning. 


Seaside-inspired wedding decorations

Your wedding may be taking place on dry land but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your day a nod to all things nautical. With the summer season getting into full swing, we love the idea of incorporating sea-themed motifs into your décor, invitations or favours – choosing a variety of brightly coloured hues instead of playing it safe with classic white and navy. Ahoy!

Karen Walker Jewellery launches new Superfine midi rings

We fell head over heels for the delicate details of Karen Walker’s Superfine collection when it first launched, but the line has now become even more on-trend with the release of everyone’s favourite daisies, hearts, bows and furry friends in midi size. Midi rings, which sit above the middle join of the finger rather than the base, really are the jewellery of the moment. Stack ‘em up with your other fine pieces or wear them on their own for a simple style statement. Prices start from $69 for sterling silver or $249 for 9 carat gold.

Devonport Chocolates have your party favours sorted

If you’re stuck for favours for your guests, we think you’d be hard-pressed to find a sweeter treat than these intricately handcrafted chocolate shoes from Devonport Chocolates. These decadent gifts are made with top quality milk, dark and white chocolate, complete with whirls of colour and the finest of details – making them an extravagant keep-sake (if your guests have enough self-control, that is). Buy online from devonportchocolates.co.nz.

Bird ornaments 

Stuck for a wedding theme? Why not be inspired by New Zealand's beautiful fauna and add a touch of wild life into your big day. While we don’t think you should go so far as to have your ceremony in the local aviary, we do believe theming your decorations towards our natural wonders will make for a magically whimsical event. We’re currently lusting over these bird ornaments from World Beauty. 

Celebrate your hen’s with food and wine

The bride doesn’t usually get a say on how her hen’s night will play out, but sometimes it makes sense to drop a few hints along the way… Summer is certainly the season to make the most of the outdoors, so getting your best girls together for a day of fun at your local food and wine festival is a no-brainer. Popping up all over the country, these events can often sell-out – no matter the location – so make sure your bridesmaids get onto it early! Here are our picks for this season’s food and wine hotspots:

Malborough Wine & Food Festival: February 14, 2015

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Brightwater Wine & Food Festival, Nelson: February 15, 2015 

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Ocean & Orchard Wine & Food Festival, Kerikeri: February 28, 2015 

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Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival: March 7, 2014 

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Wellington Wine & Food Festival: March 20-22, 2015 

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SKYCITY Queenstown Gibbston Wine and Food Festival: March 21, 2015 

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Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival: March 22, 2015 

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