Immerse yourself in culture, seek inspiration from the arts and take note of our top beauty tips – in this week’s Bridal Buzz.
La Traviata, the most performed opera in the world, finishes up this Sunday in Auckland, but Wellingtonians looking to immerse themselves in an irresistible classic can purchase tickets now for the July 11 – 19 performances. The elaborate costuming and spectacular set design make for fabulous inspiration if you’re looking to add an element of glamour to your wedding day. Think sparkling crystal chandeliers, heavy velvet curtains, fabulous French headpieces, over-embellished accessories and countless floor-length gowns. Truly magnificent. Get your tickets now through Ticketek.
Mark your diary!
Have you got plans this Sunday? If so, we suggest you cancel them because The Dressing Room (tucked into Takapuna's Department Store) is holding its Bespoke Wedding Open Day. Talk to wedding experts such as photographer Anna Kidman before picking up a goodie bag bursting with take-home treats. There'll be cocktails, Bo & Luca bridal gowns on display and beauty specialists offering pampering sessions. What's not to love?
A rom-com worthy rendezvous
Looking for date night ideas that don’t include dinner and a movie? Well break out those winter woollies because the Aotea Square Ice Rink is back! Grab your man and spin hand and hand around this winter wonderland, embracing the romance of all those snow laden Christmas movies we all know and love. Adult tickets cost $20 including skate hire and on Fridays you can really get into party mode with funk, hip-hop, reggae, dub and soul sounds from Base FM DJs. The rink is open until Sunday July 20.
Don’t wait – illuminate!
You’re bound to be glowing from the inside out on your wedding day, but there’s no harm in adding some extra sparkle with your makeup. Illuminators and highlighters are essential for giving the skin a radiant finish – whether you choose to go for an all-over glow with a brightening primer underneath your foundation, or concentrate more on individual areas like the cheekbones, bridge of the nose or cupid’s bow. If you’re wary of too much shimmer, why not try using a luminous bronzer across your cheeks for a more subtle and natural glow. Or if wow factor is the name of the game, work a small amount of fine gold glitter into the inner corners of your eyes to really make them pop.
Fine-haired ladies, listen up! If you’re opting for an up-do for your big day then you need to get these Bumble and bumble beauties on your radar, stat. Grit and texture are essential for keeping your look in place and Prêt-à-Powder has got it in spades. It’s equal parts a dry shampoo and style extender, giving you lift, volume and a non-slip finish to really anchor your style. Just dust along your roots and massage in before you begin styling for modern volume and hold. You can’t rock a hair-up without the security of hairspray and Bumble and bumble’s Thickening Dry Spun Finish has our seal of approval for its non-sticky, light hold. Simply spritz over your do as your final step, for hair that looks like it’s been coated in silk, not cement.