Bridal Buzz: March 28

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

  • Story by Photo Marissa Findlay

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

Fashion showcase
Calling all Southern brides! This year marks the 15th Anniversary of iD Dunedin Fashion Week, so to celebrate, New Zealand fashion designer Tanya Carlson is exhibiting her 'Not All White' collection of wedding dresses at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Have a girly day out and swoon over the huge selection of styles, sizes, fabrics and colours from the last two decades. The exhibition will be open from this Saturday until April 27. 

Sharp dressed man
Listen up, grooms-to-be – Oscar Wilde once said: ‘A well tied tie is the first serious step in life.’ Don’t disappoint your bride – ensure you look dapper on your big day with the superb collection of neckwear to help your cause, available at Working Style. Blue-hued accessories are right on trend and add dimension and variety to a black suit. What’s better, Working Style's use of high-quality fabric means the ties look sharp for years to come. For even more ocean-inspired, on-trend touches, see our Groom's News page, out Monday in our Autumn issue. 

Eye catching appliances
Are you or your guests stuck for gift registry inspiration? Steer them towards the new range of state-of-the-art vacuum cleaners from Electrolux, available from April. The ‘Ergorapido Third Generation’ range is as subtle as it is effective – perfect for small living spaces! 

Thoughtful favours
When it comes to your guest favours, or even just making a start on your wedding stationery, we’re loving  Passion for Paper in Parnell. New Zealand’s first fine stationery store is your one-stop shop for top quality letter sets, luxurious paper, pens, and so much more. Consider crafting a beautiful handmade note to your guests, made complete with a crafty 'Thank You' stamp. 

Delicate adornments
Dainty, delicate necklaces are right on trend, and add that ever-so subtle touch of opulence to a bridal ensemble. Consider gifting your bridesmaids small lockets or pendants as a token of your appreciation, or treat yourself to an accessory that complements your newlywed glow. Can't pick a fave? Don't fret – layering pendents atop one another looks effortlessly stylish. We've spotted some gorgeous examples at Charlotte Penman and Shellshock Jewellery

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