I am excited to share something I have been working on behind the scenes for you. Southern Bride is going LIVE! Woohoo! You are invited to join us for “A Practical Wedding Planning Evening”, being held in Dunedin on Saturday 14 July 2018.
Enjoy a night of wedding planning tips, tricks and & unbiased expert advice from top notch wedding vendors.
I have wanted to run an event for ages, but lots of things have held me back – mostly self-doubt! Then a few things came together and it was like the universe was saying “let’s do this”. So… we are doing it!
I want this to be a bloody good night out, so I’ve organised something I would want to leave home for. On arrival, you’ll receive a glass of bubbles or juice, sponsored by Encore Event Coordination and have the opportunity to grab a few snaps at the Encore Photobooth. There will also be nibbles, kindly supplied by Speight’s Ale House, Dunedin.
Then collect your Southern Bride “best day ever” reusable canvas bag, filled with helpful wedding planning goodies:
- a pen
- a wedding planning checklist
- NZ Bride and Groom Magazine
- a gorgeous embroidered hanky from Veronica and Me
- compact mirror from Jan Lane Beauty Therapy.
VIPs will also receive a goody bag that includes all of the above, plus:
- a little white book (RRP $69)
- KILT Clothing styling evening voucher
- and a bridal party proposal wine label from Be My Guest.
You’ll then be treated to a jam-packed evening of helpful wedding planning advice. Speakers will cover off choosing your wedding vendors, getting your skin wedding-ready, battling wedding planning overwhelm, getting great wedding photos + more, brought to you by a range of top-notch wedding vendors:
- Wedding Photographer Kate, from Still Waters Photography
- NZ Beauty Therapist of the Year for 2015/16, Sophie – owner of Harmony Skin and Beauty
- Talented event coordinator/wedding planner Leah from Encore Event Coordination and more.
Get inspired with a catwalk of wedding gowns from Brides by Donna Rae plus ideas for dressing your bridesmaids with KILT Clothing. We’ll also be drawing spot prizes throughout the night – we are closing in on $1,000 of goodies up for grabs, so it’s going to be well worth getting along.
Then, potentially the most important part of the night… cake tasting! I take cake seriously, so I’m really pleased Williams & Co Kitchen Ltd will be coming along with delicious morsels of cake to help you decide whether you’re a chocolate mud cake kinda-gal, or a lemon & poppy seed sorta person.
At the end of the evening, we will be running a Q & A Session with our Southern Bride Verified wedding vendors answering your niggling wedding planning questions. The expert panel includes a wedding photographer, dress designer, wedding planner, invitation/stationery designer, florist, videographer and a makeup artist/beauty therapist.
Entry is $20 per person, or $80 for a VIP ticket which gets you over $100 worth of delicious wedding planning goodness in your goody bag.
Purchase your tickets using the Laybuy option, between 6 – 11 June 2018, to automatically go into the draw for $5,000 worth of travel. Laybuy is giving this away to celebrate their 1st birthday, and so any purchase via Laybuy in that time period is eligable. This option allows you to split the cost of your entry over 6 weeks, interest free!
I really hope to see you there, and meet you in person! Let’s do this!