Inspiration and ideas for your outdoor marquee wedding
Mismatched Wedding Colours
Having your VIP's and wedding crew up there next to you in mismatched clothing has grown ever so popular and is an awesome way to let your crew have a little of their own personalities and style show through, but did you know there are actually tonnes of other perks to opting for mismatched too?
On your wedding - take time for you
Wedding Tip: Schedule a moment into your day, reserved just for the two of you. Taking time out to reflect on your day and just be together is oh-so-important and something that gets so easily skimmed over or missed! It's easy to think that there'll be plenty of time for loving each other, but actually, on the day, things tend to move so quickly and there's so many different people and activities commanding your attention, it's easy to forget why you're there in the first place!
Partial Wedding Planning - New Zealand
My Services ~ Partial Wedding Planning Did you know I custom build every single contract for every single couple? Because I understand that what you need may be totally different to what someone else needs - (and dare I mention that budget word...).
Balloon Alternatives - Eco-friendly ways to decorate your wedding
I hate to be the one to say it but balloons have reeeeeaaaalllly got to go. I mean think about it... they're a little rubber bag of air and spit that we kind of like to throw around, always hopeful they won't burst and scare the living daylights out of anyone within arms reach.
Wedding Planning should NOT be painful
We've all heard the anecdote, and yet, so many of us still embark on the wedding planning journey totally alone and totally unprepared. It doesn't have to be like that! Actually, if you're not loving the wedding planning process - you're totally going about it all wrong. Us wedding planners literally live and breath wedding planning. We are here for you every single step of the way - and that doesn't necessarily mean we'll break the bank either.
Wedding Planning Consultation NZ
My Services ~ Consultation, Advice and All-round Assistance Did you know I custom build every single contract for every single couple? Because I understand that what you need may be totally different to what someone else needs - (and dare I mention that budget word...).
Reason 9 of 10 to Hire a Wedding Planner
Not only are they full of good, practical and actionable advice, Wedding Planners' also make pretty good shoulders to lean on. Your wedding planner may not be a trained counsellor but they've seen people in many an extreme emotion, and whether you believe it or not, they care deeply about you and your wedding day (not just because you've paid them either!). Stressed, upset, nervous or jumping for joy - let your wedding planner join you. After all, every problem or success is best shared.
A wedding as unique as you
You do not have to follow all the latest trends or abide to every old tradition under the sun. There's no right or wrong way to have a wedding - it's a celebration of your love, and only you know the right way to celebrate that. After all, it's unique to you! Don't be afraid to do it a little different. The only person you actually truly need to impress is you (and your significant other, though I'd like to think they're having a bit of a say in how you celebrate too!).
Repurpose Those Wedding Florals!
Repurpose those ceremony florals into your wedding reception. Whether it's taking your arch arrangement and moving it to your entrance or popping those bouquets into vases on tables, repurposing your floral and decorative elements from your ceremony into your reception is a great money saver... and it's better for the environment too.
Eco-catering - How to choose food that's good for the environment
As if all that food on offer and the huge amount of variety, themes, styles, different serving methods, cutlery options, crockery options… (the list goes on)… weren’t enough, now I’m hear telling you you should be considering how eco-friendly that catering is too?? I get it, it’s already complicated, but choosing a vendor that aligns with your values shouldn’t be difficult – here’s what you need to consider. For more, head to www.emeraldandebony.co
Second Hand Wedding Purchases
Is it superstition that pulls us away from second hand? Something to do with the huge amount of love and emotion that's poured out on a wedding day? Of not wanting something that was also a part of that outpouring of emotion on someone else's wedding day?
10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner
Weddings involve some serious set up. And room changes. And pack down. There's a lot of stuff that goes into making a space look, feel and function the way it is and chances are, you're on a time limit. Let your wedding planner take care of the set up, room changes and pack down so you can enjoy your last moments as an engaged couple and your first moments married, stress free and surrounded by your closest friends and family.
Finding Wedding Inspiration
Go for a walk through the bush or even down your favourite street. What colours can you see and why is it that they work so well together? What props fill the windows of your favourite stores? What is it exactly about that rug on your bedroom floor that just always makes you swoon? Sometimes we just have to truly open our eyes to see that all the inspiration we need is staring us straight in the face...
Finding Wedding Inspiration
Sounds cheesy, but one of my favourite ways to find inspiration is outside, surrounded by nature. When you stop to look a little closer the colours pop a little different and the textures stand out from their surrounds. It's surprising how much detail there is in everyday life if you just stop to take it in.
Eco-friendly ways to decorate your wedding
While I can't argue that balloons are a simple and effective method of decorating, I can argue that just a teeny bit of creativity can leave your parties looking even more epic than any balloon garland will ever manage. There are just soooo many eco-friendly alternatives that look just as good (or even better), here are just a few: 1. reusable bunting 2. festoon lighting 3. fairy lights 4. directional or coloured lights 5. pot plants and greenery 6. floral arrangements and installations