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Woohoo! After months of hard work, tears and frantic writing, www.southernbride.co.nz is live ūüôā

Last year I talked to a lot of people… and talked, and talked some more… and then one day I had that moment. ¬†Anyone who has had a good idea has had this moment.

You KNOW. You know in your stomach and your heart is excited and all the jigsaw pieces in your head fall into place.

That idea was Southern Bride.

I mean, Southern Bride already existed, don’t get me wrong. But that eureka moment was the sign from the universe I needed to launch a full website, launch a not quite-wedding-blog, not-really-a-directory project. A place for wedding planning support that was practical, down to earth and NZ focused.

And it’s finally here!

Southern Bride’s goal is to empower engaged couples getting married in New Zealand to have an awesome wedding day with less overwhelm. You can expect to¬†find new blog posts on a daily basis for the first few weeks, including videos, templates you can download and handy guides for planning your wedding.

To celebrate the launch,¬†I have been running a little¬†competition… little that is, except for the prize pool, which came to more than $1,000!¬†Without further ado, let’s announce the winners shall we?

The winners are:

Southern Bride E-course e-book, electronic printable thumbprint tree + $50 Be My Guest website voucher (total $87). Valid to 30/10/2016. Winner: Kate Jones

Be My Guest $100 Voucher towards wedding stationery. Valid to 30/10/2016. Winner: Ashleigh Swithenbank

Akaroa Honeymoon: A Classic Ride 1/2 hour ride for two + Matua Gardens Retreat $110 platter & wine with accommodation booking in addition to a 10% direct booking discount on accommodation. Must pay by direct credit & book via email. Valid to 30 April 2017. Winner: Stacey Lott

 Still Waters Photography: $100 voucher towards an engagement session. Winner: Natalie Snook 

 Forage and Spruce Beautiful Mr & Mrs Chair Signs Valued at $50. Winner: Rachael Kennedy

Arbitrary Cakes $100 Voucher towards Wedding Cakes. Winner: Leonte Smith

Beau Couture $100 Voucher towards couture wedding dress design. Valid to 31 May 2016. Winner: Lousa Vickers

Angela Port Celebrant Hire and delivery of the LOVE sign (within Dunedin area only, value $100). Winner: Jacinda Bragg

 Papercuts 100 x Kraft Tags valued at up to $70. Winner: Steve Ward

 Gorgeous Jewellery India Swarovski Necklace and Earrings valued at $62. Winner: Courtney Dickie

 Alare Wedding Planning Starter Pack NZ Weddings Magazine Planner, a copy of the latest Together Journal magazine, notebook, to-do list, post-its and a pen. Valued at $50. Winner: Nicole Puddle

¬†Veronica and Me Embroidered “Bride” Black Size 12 Singlet. Valued at $20. Winner: Theresa Te Whaiti

If you are a winner CONGRATULATIONS! Please email me ([email protected])¬†to claim your prize. Do it quickly – you need to claim your prize by¬†6.00 pm Friday 4 March 2016.

Terms and conditions of entry:

  • Entry is free, no purchase is necessary
  • The giveaway opens 5.00pm 14 February 2016 and closes 29 February 2016 at 11.00pm.
  • Entry is open to New Zealand residents only, who are at least 18 years of age
  • No prize draws, promotions or competitions are in any way¬†sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
  • The winners will be announced on www.southernbride.co.nz on or about 1 March 2016.
  • All entrants will be notified by email when the winners are announced.
  • All prizes must be claimed within 3¬†calendar days or the prize will be redrawn.
  • Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash and are non-transferable.

What next?

Well as you can see by the website around you – the Southern Bride website is officially LAUNCHED! Woohoo! ¬†Please take a look round, check out the wedding planning articles already online, and if you haven’t done so, join the community.