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
Symbolise how powerful love can be with guest favours that help to save children’s lives. Instead of typical home baking or photos, purchase polio vaccines or mosquito nets for poverty-stricken children overseas, on behalf of your guests. Let them know about the thoughtful purchase made in their name with a gorgeous card from the limited-edition range TV presenter and UNICEF ambassador Amber Peebles has created in collaboration with the organisation.
Every girl goes gooey at the thought of jewellery from French designers. Instead of daydreaming about it, go out and treat yourself to the beautiful statement piece you deserve. French designer Arnaud Duron has teamed up with Partridge Jewellers to create a capsule collection exclusive to New Zealand – available from this week.
Happy and healthy
With the colder seasons approaching you’ll probably have noticed a lot more sniffles and coughs at home or in the office. When planning a wedding it’s easy to get stressed, worn out and run down. Never fear – with the ranges from Blackmores, Go Healthy and Red Seal, your immune system will stay fighting fit so you can keep calm and carry on.
Pack for your honeymoon or treat your bridesmaids with our favourite beauty and fashion choices for this week. We love that pastels are back on trend – they add pops of colour and femininity to your look, that can be achieved in bold or subtle statements to suit you. Try a lavender eyeshadow to bring out the colour of your eyes, or nail varnishes for a pampered look. We’re loving this Zest Resort maxi dress from Farmers too, it’s subtle, elegant and a must-have for your honeymoon suitcase.
Getting married abroad is the best way of limiting guest numbers and giving both yourselves and your loved ones a romantic trip of a lifetime. Design Hotels is your go-to site to find ultimate luxury hotels and wedding hotspots, and while it was tough picking, our favourite was the Zash Country Boutique Hotel in Sicily, Italy. It ticks every box when it comes to romance – history, elegance, tranquility, beauty – and the perfect place to spend your honeymoon too. That’s amore!