GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT: Diamonds and chocolate, we can’t think of a better combination – and neither could Diamonds on Richmond, who have sourced exquisite chocolate diamonds from Western Australia. Visit diamondsonrichmond.co.nz
WIN A 6-COURSE DINNER: Plume Restaurant in Matakana is not only an ideal venue to hold a romantic wedding reception, but their winter degustation is simply to-die-for. Here's a taste – 1. Soup of the day; 2. Beetroot cured salmon, picked fennel salad, orange marmalade; 3. Prosciutto-wrapped chicken thigh, braised puy lentils, tomato olive confit; 4. Venison ossobuco, slow-cooked, wild mushroom risotto, winter greens; 5. Sorbet; 6. Chocoholic Brownie, mascarpone cream, dark chocolate sauce. Sound good? To enter to win this six-course winter degustation dinner for two (valued at $196) email [email protected] with your name, address and contact phone number, and write ‘PLUME’ in the subject line. plumerestaurant.co.nz
MORE THAN SKIN: Beauty award winners for the past five years, More Than Skin Spa and Beauty understand the importance of a beauty programme to ensure brides look their absolute best for their special day, be it a simple or extravagant affair. Creating personalised programmes of skin care, beauty and relaxation treatments for the bride and groom that offer a relaxed and enjoyable lead-up to the wedding. For that bridal glow, More Than Skin offers a range of solutions – facials targeted to individual’s needs, manicures, pedicures, and full-body treatments. With more than twenty years’ experience as Auckland’s premier skin care destination (with three convenient locations across the city), they are the undisputed leader in essential spa services. For wedding consultations and personalised skin care programmes contact them today. Visit morethanskin.co.nz
CRANE BROTHERS' SNEAK PEEK: Two key looks of Crane Brothers’ current collection is the Silverstone Jacket (left) and the Croft Suit (right). Murray Crane and his team took the New Zealand Weddings team through the SS17 collection this week. It’s all hush-hush for now, but we guarantee it’ll be worth the wait come launch, and you'll hear about it first from us.
SAMPLE SALE: Calla Bridal in Newmarket, Auckland, is having a two-day sample sale this weekend. Be in touch quick to try on and take home a beautiful gown at a beautiful price. Visit facebook.com/callabridalnewmarket/