Bridal Buzz August 9

Stay up to date with all that’s new and noted in the world of weddings – we give you the low-down on this week’s bridal buzz.

    Stay up to date with all that’s new and noted in the world of weddings – we give you the low-down on this week’s bridal buzz.

    Make up must haveNothing reduces even the staunchest girl to tears quite like a trip to the altar. That’s why, here at New Zealand Weddings, we’re always pumped when a new waterproof eye product hits the shelves. Introducing Smashbox’s newest offering – their Waterproof Shadow Liner doubles as a long-wearing liner and stay-put shadow, plus it’s totally tear safe. Simply put, it’s every bride’s new best friend.

    Wedding menu inspiration
    In Auckland this weekend? Head to Shed 10 on Queens Wharf for the ultimate in big-day menu inspiration. Chefs from every corner of the CBD are abandoning their kitchens and setting up on the street, serving up some of their favourite footpath-friendly meals – head along to gather ideas that are certain have your guests returning for seconds.

    The big-day shoe search

    If you’re on the hunt for budget-trimming opportunities, Number One Shoes’ Clarice Bridal Collection – with shoes priced from $70 - $100 – boasts a range of styles for the entire bridal party. Featuring all the hallmarks of wedding-worthy footwear (satin, sparkles and plenty of pretty hues), these are the shoes every bride – budget or no budget – needs to see.

    Read up on it
    For some light weekend reading (and the newest take on wedding trends) look to New Zealand Weddings editor Melissa Gardi’s roundup of the bridal world’s latest and greatest in this week’s Viva – from photobooths to fuzzy friends, it’s your ultimate guide to all that’s trending.

    Friday throwback: Celebrity wedding of the week
    April 29, 2011 – the day 5000 London police officers took to London streets and an estimated two billion people worldwide switched on their tv screens to catch a glimpse of THE gown. Kate’s long-sleeved, full-skirted wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, with workers having to wash their hands every 30 minutes (no fingerprint smudges on thissatin garza thanks) and replace their needles every three hours. Kate famously opted to do her own makeup so that William would recognise her when she walked up the aisle. She must have done okay – the Prince was heard to utter ‘you look beautiful’ when she arrived at the altar.

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