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Cover August 2016Our 7th anniversary bumper issue is being hailed as a huge success … and it’s early days yet!

Within hours of the issue being sent out, the email accolades started pouring in … here’s a small selection of them:

  • I was just reading the new issue of My Wedding – Happy Dance! – Antoinette, PR, Sydney, Australia
  • Wow Gayle…..what can I say – What an absolutely fabulous issue. Congratulations that is the VERY best bridal magazine I have seen – Irene, celebrant, Waiheke, Auckland, NZ
  • A great issue Gayle. I love the clothes by Kiri Nathan – Jenny, cake designer, Auckland, NZ
  • First time reading My Wedding since it went changed to monthly, looks really good! – Sam, PR, Auckland, NZ
  • It looks great – Farah, jewellery designer, London, UK
  • It looks absolutely beautiful; stunning issue!!! – Sonya, Marketing & Development Manager, Samoa

And it’s not just the advertisers and PR’s raving …. here are a few of our favourites from readers:

  • So much to get through. WOW! Love the latest issue – Janine, Auckland, NZ
  • I am so glad I found your magazine in time for the seventh anniversary issue. It’s amazing! – Hilary, Brisbane, Aus
  • Loving the latest issue. So much to drool over and great giveaways!!! – Melanie, Auckland, NZ
  • I love your magazine. It is so easy to read, so easy to browse through again and again! I’m off to sign up for a year after buying this one single issue. – Maryanne, Hamilton, NZ

Subs August 2016Have you bought your copy yet?

And don’t forget that if you subscribe during this current issue, you’ll be in the draw to win a stunning pearl and cubic pendant and earring set from Stewart Dawsons!

Happy reading and happy planning



Shoe Guide Size

Worried your shoes won’t fit, especially when ordering from an online site or offshore?

When shopping, it pays to double check each site’s specific size guides as shoe sizes may vary!

Women's shoeWomen’s Shoe Size Chart


SIZE US 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
UK 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
EU 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43


Man's shoeMen’s Shoe Size Chart


SIZE UK 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
US 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5 10.5 11.5 12.5 13.5 14.5
EU 39.5 41 42 43 44 45 46.5 48.5 49.5

Grooming Essentials

Grooming Essentials
Grooming EssentialsThe latest in go-to grooming from Remington.
Grooming EssentialsRechargeable Shaver Pack with L’Oreal After-Shave Balm $129.99
This exclusive gift pack with L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Power After-Shave Balm ensures refreshing hydration after your morning shave! The quality Japanese stainless steel dual track blades give a five star precision cut, 50% more coverage and a speedier trim*. The multi-directional pivoting neck and three flexing heads work to maximise skin contact for an irritation-free shave.
Grooming EssentialsBarber’s Best Hair Clipper $169.99
Take the hassle out of hairdressing. Featuring eight multi-length trimming guides, The Barber’s Best Clipper also comes with two cutting blades. The Hair Clipper Blade glides through the hair quickly and effortlessly for a seamless clip. The Head Trim Shaver Blade provides an extra close shave to 0.2mm, without the irritation shaving can cause. It’s the perfect blade for creating the on-trend bald look that you will love. The Barber’s Best Hair Clipper is heavy duty, using a super torque motor that drives optimum power to the blades ensuring an efficient, faultless cut every time.
Grooming EssentialsBarber’s Best Beard Trimmer $169.99
Talk about beardspiration! The Remington Barber’s Best Beard Trimmer caters to all hair lengths. There’s the titanium coated blade for beards and stainless steel blade for stubble. Choose from nine different trimming lengths thanks to the Adjustable Zoom Comb – meaning you can select a setting to perfectly suit your style. And with a cordless run time of over 120 minutes, it will never run out mid-trim.
Grooming EssentialsRapid Cut Hair Clipper $169.99
Commendable and convenient, the Rapid Cut Hair Clipper allows you to create a flawless cut. Fitting neatly into the palm of the hand, the premium curved stainless steel blade with nine different comb attachments moulds to the scalp to craft a selection of shorter styles. Keeping it super simple, the Rapid Cut works wet in the shower or dry on the run – you can’t go wrong.
Grooming EssentialsSmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver $299.99
For premium functionality, the SmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver needs to be whisked to the top of the wish list. This convenient waterproof shaver uses active hybrid technology that combines rotary shaver technology to trim longer hairs and foil shaver technology to lift and cut even the shortest hair from all angles. The pivoting neck and flexing cutters naturally adapt to the contours of the face while the pop up trimmer details sideburns and stubble.
Make your day memorable thanks to these grooming essentials from Remington.
All Remington products come with either a two-year, three-year or five-year manufactures warranty and are available from all leading electrical retailers.
For further stockist information, please phone: 0800 736 776.

The Little White Book

The Little White Book

Little White BookWe all need somewhere to jot notes … some of you take to your phones or iPads, others prefer an old fashioned note book. Brides need somewhere to store supplier details, work out their seating plan and budgets, keep samples and business cards ….

As a bride and wedding blogger, when Megan was planning her own wedding, she recognised a need for a wedding organiser which simply and seamlessly incorporated wedding planning in a bride-to-be’s everyday life.

She couldn’t find anything available that incorporated a day-to-day diary, so of course … Kiwi ingenuity kicked in and she set about creating one.

The result is the Little White Book, a functional planner, and a treasured keepsake.

Visit: http://shesaidyes.co.nz/product/little-white-book-wedding-organiser-diary/ for more information.


The Myth about Breaking Out after a Facial

The Myth about Breaking Out after a Facial

Everybody BeautyBy Corinna Gerber, Skincare Professional

There are few things that can offer you a more glowing appearance than the results and feeling that comes from an effective facial treatment. Cared-for skin has a way of making you look restored and feeling fabulous.

Too often I hear that brides are apprehensive to have facial treatments before their big day because of the fear that a breakout might occur.  As healthy as your skin feels following a facial, this is a common concern – so much so that it can be a key reason in deciding not to have a facial treatment in the days leading up to a big event, like a wedding day.

As you know, there’s a lot of planning required for a wedding day, and your skin requires the same amount of consideration and preparation as the rest of your plans in order to achieve the positive results that give a bride a confident charm.  If you really want to get your skin looking the best you can, you’ll need to start a simple and consistent skincare routine as far in advance as possible. Along with an uncomplicated skincare routine, these secret weapons are all you need for picture-perfect skin on your big day.

A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced and knowledgeable therapist who is fastidious and passionate about their work. Choose a professional therapist who is trained to provide expert advice and who can offer the most effective skin treatments available, customised to your age and skin condition. The right therapist will be committed to helping you overcome your skincare concerns, and inspire noticeable change to achieve your skincare goals.

A facial treatment should begin with a thorough consultation which will enable the therapist to prescribe a course of treatment suited specifically for your skin. The consultation should include discussion around your skin concerns, skincare you are currently using, your diet and lifestyle habits, medications and supplements that you are taking.  These aspects all affect the condition of your skin and, consequently, the treatment chosen and the correct skincare to be prescribed. Adopting the right skincare regime leading up to your wedding or special event is the secret to having a ‘no breakout’ day.

I know, as do you now, that the myth will remain. Do not let that spoil one of the little pleasures of getting married … the pleasure of spending time with your beauty professional to get your skin radiant and glowing so you’ll be at your very best all day.

“Advice with integrity to create beautiful skin through optimal skin health”



Contact Corinna to discuss your individual wedding skin care objectives and to retain a youthful and healthy appearance.

Book for a Primary Consult & Facial Treatment ($90) before 30 June 2016 and receive a complimentary skin care sample pack valued at $50.

Treatments are by appointment only, call 09-576 2673 to book in advance.

Terms and conditions apply.



Fendi turns 90!

Fendi turns 90!

Fendi turns 90!FENDI sealed once more its profound and long-lasting bond with Rome, by choosing its hometown to celebrate the 90 years anniversary of the Maison.

The event started on 7 July late in the afternoon with a private cocktail at the San Luca Academy inside Palazzo Carpegna, an historical Roman Palazzo hosting an artists’ association founded in 1593, just a few steps away from the Trevi Fountain, where it was launched – as a worldwide preview – the FENDI ROMA book. The book, conceived to celebrate 90 years of the Maison, its history, identity and the profound link with the city of Rome, has been presented in an exclusive set up inside the exhibition area where its photographic images were displayed as in an art gallery.

The celebration continued at the glorious Fontana di Trevi, for a never seen before fashion show with the Legends and Fairytales Haute Fourrure Collection, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, once more an example of the unique craftsmanship, daring creativity and expression of the excellence of the Roman Maison. The Trevi fountain’s water and play of lights fused with the catwalk rhythm giving life to an iconic Roman atmosphere. International Top models as Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid walked down the transparent catwalk placed on water during sunset time as floating fairies.

Fendi turns 90!The fashion show was followed by a breath-taking dinner at Terrazza del Pincio in Villa Borghese, that hosts one of the most amazing landscape views of Rome. The guests walked through a corridor immersed in Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches since 1965, a special artwork called Gust of Wind conceived by the internationally renowned designer Paul Cocksedge Studio. An unexpected and circular “FENDI fountain” was constructed embracing the dinner venue to underline once again the profound and historic bond between FENDI and the roman fountains.

The dinner was followed by a special performance by Giorgio Moroder, an icon and live legend of the disco music, that has collaborated with the biggest stars on earth as Barbara Streisand, Freddy Mercury, Donna Summer and Daft Punk. He has an award winning record: 3 Academy Awards for the music of the famous movies Top Gun, Flashdance and Never Ending Story, 4 Grammy awards and 4 Golden Globes and more than 100 Gold and Platinum Records.

On 8 July, guests were invited to the preview of the exhibition FENDI ROMA – The Artisans of Dreams at Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana’s first floor, designated to host exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, followed by a brunch on the terrace of the first floor ofPalazzo della Civiltà Italiana. The exhibition, open to the public starting from 9 July, is conceived to celebrate the Maison’s unique craftsmanship and creativity, founding and distinctive elements of the luxury Roman House core values.

Fendi turns 90!FENDI also presents the ultimate sublimation of the Peekaboo bag and the Selleria line with the exceptional PEEKABOO 90 YEARS,designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, a one-of-a-kind bag entirely made by hand in only 60 pieces, created to celebrate the 90thanniversary of the Maison. With the most ancient techniques of the Roman master saddlers, the PEEKABOO 90 YEARS, is sold exclusively in the Palazzo FENDI boutique in Rome, starting from July 2016.

Special windows have been developed exclusively for the Palazzo FENDI boutique to celebrate the 90 years of the Maison where special paper craft techniques are used to illustrate the story of the Maison, where suitcases become the cover of a giant books and paper miniatures, examples of fine craftsmanship, represent the five Fendi sisters, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi.

FENDI, together with Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi, celebrated on this occasion, 90 years of the Maison’s great revolutionary worldwide achievements, avant-garde experimentation, unlimited research and innovation, proposing new luxurious and modern fur designs and accessories.

Monsieur Bernard Arnault with his son Alexandre also paid homage to FENDI and took part to the 90 anniversary with their presence.

Among the other most important celebrities that attended the event:

Kate Hudson, Actress
Gong Li, Chinese Actress
Bella Thorne, Actress and Singer
Lindsey Wixson, Model
Lottie Moss, Model and Sister of Kate Moss
Amanda Harlech, Karl Lagerfeld’s Muse
Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Jewels Designer and 4th Generation of FENDI Family
Elizabeth Von Guttman, Socialite
Fiona Scarry, Socialite
Alexia Niedzelski, Socialite
Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director
Pierpaolo Piccioli, Creative Director
Chiara Ferragni, Blogger and Influencer
Mira Duma, Influencer
Ginevra Elkann, Cinema Producer
3 FENDI sisters, Carla, Franca and Anna Fendi
Ira Furstemberg, Aristocratic/Socialite
Ornella Muti, Italian Iconic Actress
Kasia Smutniak, Italian Actress
Sveva Alviti, Italian Actress
Charlotte Stockdale, Stylist
Joephine de la Baume, French Actress, Model and Singer
Tiffany, Korean Actress
Leslie Han, Korean Actress
Alex de Betak, Bureau Betak’s Founder
Sophia Sanchez de Betak, Fashion Consultant
Osanna Visconti di Modrone, Aristocratic/Socialite and Designer
Madina Visconti di Modrone, Aristocratic socialite and Jewels Designer
Sofia Odescalchi, Aristocratic/Socialite
Edmée Nicolis di Robilant, Aristocratic/Socialite
Claudio Santamaria, Actor
Miriam Leone, Actress
Matilda De Angelis, Actress
Alessandro Borghi, Actor
Lorenzo Richelmy, Actor
Giorgio Pasotti, Actor
Alessandro Roja, Actor


VIDEO: https://youtu.be/G1FO6dHv7xI


Insider Guide to Maui, Hawaii

Insider Guide to Maui, Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines Insider’s Guide: Maui


Insider's Guide: Maui, Hawaii


Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Gerraine Nakama joined Hawaiian Airlines as a reservations agent in 1991. Today, she welcomes passengers traveling in and out of Maui’s Kahului Airport as a customer service agent. Gerraine calls the Valley Isle her home and loves to offer local tips for travelers.


What do you love the most about Maui?
Known as The Valley Isle, Maui’s tranquility makes it an ideal escape for relaxation away from the busy city life. Hawaiian Airlines offers several quick flights from Honolulu to Kahului throughout the morning, day and evening. It is no wonder Maui is consistently named among the world’s best islands!


Insider's Guide: Maui, HawaiiWhat’s the one thing you can’t miss when visiting this island?
The beautiful and unforgettable sunrise at Haleakala Crater. The drive up to the crater through winding roads and the clouds offers breath-taking views. The picturesque bicoastal views feel like heaven on earth.

What’s Maui’s best kept secret?
The Lava tubes and stunning waterfalls deep in the east Maui Mountains. Watch for these waterfalls on the road to Hana.

Insider's Guide: Maui, HawaiiWhat’s your favorite sightseeing spot?
‘Īao Valley: A beautiful lush rainforest and state park located at the end of ‘Iao Valley Road, west of Wailuku. Rich with Hawaiian history, the valley is where The Battle of Kepaniwai took place in 1790. There is nothing like hiking up to the ‘Iao Needle Lookout trail and ethno botanical loop, pausing for a picnic and swimming in the clear, cool stream waters.


Insider's Guide: Maui, HawaiiWhat’s the hot spot locals are going to right now?
Big Beach, a wide sandy beach over a mile long in Makena on Maui’s south shore. By night fall, I recommend going to Three’s Bar and Grill to unwind and listen to live local music.


Insider's Guide: Maui, HawaiiBest hotel?
The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, which is tucked in a very secluded area in Makena south of Maui.

Best places to eat?

Locals love the little hole in the wall restaurants. Sam Satos in Wailuku is one of my favorites, known for their delicious dry mein seasoned noodles and local dishes. It’s difficult to find, so you’ll hardly see a rental car on the parking lot!


Insider's Guide: Maui, HawaiiBest places to shop?
The Outlets of Maui in Lahaina has a lot to offer. If you want to walk around and have lunch, just spend the day at Kaahumanu Shopping Center. There’s a food court on the second floor, as well as name brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works.


Insider's Guide: Maui, HawaiiAny recommendations for families traveling with children?
The Maui Ocean Center is a great experience for children to walk through the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit inside a 54-foot tunnel. Featuring Hawai‘i’s sharks, turtles, and thousands of tropical fish, it has been named among the top 25 best U.S. aquariums by TripAdvisor.

Best outdoor activities on the island?
The whale watching tours during our peak whale season – Dec. 15 to April 15 – are a must! You can experience whales from shore but nothing compared to the thrill of seeing these gentle giants emerge from the water right next to your boat and swim directly under you.


Insider's Guide: Maui, HawaiiBest tip for travelers passing through Kahului Airport?
While passing through Kahului airport, stop by Sammy’s Bar and Grill for a picture of the big gorilla outside the entrance. In the mood for dessert? Pinkberry Yogurt is the airport employees’ favorite. If time permits, a five-minute cab ride gets you to Hawaii’s only Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.


What do you love most about Hawaiian Airlines?
The feeling of being in a ’Ohana (Family) and the Aloha spirit that is evoked in the hearts of the employees. Working as a team to care for our guests who arrive in Hawaii from all over the world is extremely rewarding.


What’s your favourite Hawaiian Airlines destination?
We now fly to so many exciting countries and cities that it’s hard to pick one – but Tokyo is on the top of my list! I love the Japanese culture and traditions, the friendliness of the people, enjoying the delicious ramen, and of course the shopping; you can find almost everything you need and more. Visiting a Daiso store is a must!


Insider's Guide: Maui, HawaiiAbout Hawaiian Airlines:

Hawaiian Airlines offers direct service from Auckland to Honolulu three times a week, departing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and operates approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 12 years (2004-2015) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast TravelerTravel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 87th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.

Instax your home

Instax your home

Instax your homeInstax your homeLOVE instax camera photos? Well, now you can create instax like photos at your nearest FUJIFILM kiosk.

Introducing instax prints at kiosk, where you can create the instax look without the instax camera.

It’s the personal touches that make a house a home. Get your valuable family memories off your phone and into real life for everyone to enjoy! Turn your fridge into a photo board, create personal cards, and beautiful photo walls. Printed pictures are all about creativity and joy, and instax is with you the whole way.

At the forefront of family friendly design FUJIFILM offers you more choice at their FUJIFILM kiosks with the new instax prints. While instax cameras offer instant pictures, FUJIFILM kiosks offers endless possibilities. From cute and tiny 4×4 snaps, to impressive hold-it-with-two-hands 12×12, their image size options aren’t the only personal touches available. Decorate the frame, add personal text, and select a range of sizes. Every picture is capable of further personalizing. Scrapbooking has just reached new heights.

Cable free kiosks offer fast and simple printable options straight from your smart phone.

Curate the perfect heartfelt gifts for those you love. Share memories with your friends and family, and update that old picture in your wallet!

Available in 4×4, 5×5, 6×5, 8×8, 12×12, 5×7, 6×4 and 6×8 sizes.

Stockists: FUJIFILM photo printing kiosks are available nationwide at your local Harve Norman Photo Center, Warehouse Stationery Copy Centre, Smiths City, Fujifilm Imagine Service, selected pharmacies & photographic stores. For more information please visit; www.fujifilm.co.nz/storelocator


Ponsonby stylist takes top hairdressing award

Ponsonby stylist takes top hairdressing award
Danny Pato of D&M Hair Design
Danny Pato of D&M Hair Design


Ponsonby stylist takes top trophy in NZ and Australia’s premier hairdressing awards

The most prestigious award in hairdressing, the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year was last night awarded to Danny Pato of D&M Hair Design in Ponsonby – a first-time winner.

The annual awards are the final night highlight of Hair Expo Australia, the largest hairdressing event in the southern hemisphere which was staged for the first time this year in Melbourne over the Australian Queen’s birthday long weekend. Danny received his trophy at a spectacular gala ceremony in The Plenary event centre on Monday 13th June, hosted by TV personality, Richard Reid.

Celebrating their 31st anniversary this year, the annual Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards are the longest running and most respected awards in the New Zealand and Australian hairdressing industry. They set the industry standard in the region and represent the pinnacle of hairdressing excellence in the southern hemisphere.

The strength of the Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year award lies in the fact that unlike any other industry award, it is based 50/50 on a photographic collection as well as on a year of service to the industry plus business performance. The end result is that the recipients of the awards in represent not only the best, most creative hairdressers of our region but are also industry leaders with the highest possible levels of personal integrity.

“The Hair Expo Awards are an engine of excellence for hairdressing”, says Julia Erben, Hair Expo Event Director. “For over three decades, they have created an independent platform for the best of the best in our industry to showcase their talent to their peers and to the rest of the world”.

This year’s awards were judged by an illustrious panel of twelve international judges and twenty-five from Australia and New Zealand, comprising a global who’s who of the hairdressing industry. And for the first time, this year, the winners of both Australian and New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year were awarded funding to stage a show at Salon International in London, Europe’s premier hairdressing event.

The awards gala wrapped up the 31st year of Hair Expo Australia – the largest hairdressing trade industry showcase in the southern hemisphere. 2016 was a record year for visitor numbers with over 10,000+ visitors from around the region and interstate as well as overseas. Having staged the show in Melbourne this year for the first time, Hair Expo will return to Sydney in 2017 at the ICC in Darling Harbour from 10-12 June 2017.



Danny Pato – D&M Hair Design, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand


Frank Apostolopoulos – Biba, Fitzroy VIC


Tabatha Coffey


Frank Apostolopoulos – Biba, Fitzroy VIC


Adrian Rotolo – Ibiza Hair, Albert Park VIC


Uros Mikic – Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney SA


Hermiz Daniel – Joey Scandizzo Salon, South Yarra VIC


Kelly Manu – BLAZE, Auckland, New Zealand


é SALON – Wahroonga NSW


Koh Sataporn, Viviens Creative Agency, Sydney NSW


Edwards and Co. Alexandria – Surry Hills NSW


DCI Education – Darlinghurst NSW


Jules Tognini – AKA Togninis, Fortitude Valley QLD


Sustainable Salons Australia – Sydney NSW


Elysium Hair Brisbane – Brisbane QLD


NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year 2016

Mary Alamine – Royals Hair, Hornsby NSW

SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year 2016

Kristy Hodgson – Jarahs Hair, Loxton SA

VIC Hairdresser of the Year 2016

Dee Parker Attwood – Wieselmann Salon, Melbourne Vic

WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year 2016

Simone Lee – Simone Lee Creative, Canningvale WA

Grateful thanks to all members of the 2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo

Awards judging panel


Edward Darley

Gerard Scarpaci

Guy Tang

Indira Schauwecker

Jayne Lewis-Orr

Jorge Cancer

Lucie Doughty

Mark Hayes

Mark Leeson

Peter Gray

Tabatha Coffey

Vivienne Mackinder


Adrian Barclay

Benni Tognini

Bronwyn Illingworth

Cameron Pine

Caterina DiBiase

Dennis Langford

Emiliano Vitale

Haye Murray

Frank Apostolopoulos

Glenn Chaplin

Iain Smith

Jayne Wild

Jules Tognini

Justin Pace

Lisa Muscat-Vitale

Mana Dave

Matt Clements

Ruth Browne

Sandy Chong

Sara Allsop

Sarah Laidlaw

Shane Henning

Sharon Blain

Stelios Papas

Tracey Hughes