A colour fiesta

A colour fiesta


Take a bold new direction for the warmer months and get on board the colour craze! Freedom Furniture’s new season range with hues of lobster oranges, jades and flamingo pinks alongside classic stripes and juicy prints are just the ticket heading into summer.

Start with a hero piece like the Owen chair with its cheeky contrast piping and build from there with the bold Coutt side table and Diner Ceiling Pendant. Then mix, mash, match and clash with the punchy patterns of the Cacti and Mexicana cushions. Anything goes when it comes to a fiesta!

1. Freedom Furniture Cacti Cushion Multi, RRP$29.95 

2. Freedom Furniture Owen Limited Edition Armchair in Aria Pewter/Teal, RRP$799 

3. Freedom Furniture Fiesta Belly Hamper, RRP$119 

4. Freedom Furniture Tedd Deco Jug, RRP$49.95 

5. Freedom Furniture Mexicana Cushion Multi, RRP$39.95 

6. Freedom Furniture Coutt Side Table Sphere in Walnut, RRP$349 

7. Freedom Furniture Diner Ceiling Pendant Red, RRP$179 

Prices correct at time of publication



Mood Board – Winter Wishes

Mood Board – Winter Wishes

Mood Board – Winter Wishes

This mood board is from Kat Gee’s Wedding (Kagi Jewellery) who’s beautiful wedding features oodles of panache and touches of lavender.


Mood Board - Winter Wishes


Styling – Lisa Hill, www.beautifulevents.co.nz

Flowers – Lisa Hill, www.beautifulevents.co.nz

Cake – Sweet Bites Cakes, www.sweetbitescakes.co.nz

Photography – Jody Lidstone, www.idophotography.co.nz

Location – Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands, www.eaglesnest.co.nz

Jewellery – Romance Limited Edition Chandelier earrings, Constellation bracelet and Sapphire Collection by Kagi Jewellerystocked throughout Australasia, www.kagijewellery.com

Gown – Maggie Sottero purchased in the USA

Mood Board: Crisp white and green

Mood Board: Crisp white and green

Mood Board: Crisp white and green

Mood Board: Crisp white and green


Venue: www.sarniapark.co.nz

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: www.harriettfalvey.com

Photographer: www.sandrahenderson.co.nz

Celebrant: www.kaygregory.co.nz

Gown: www.vinkadesign.co.nz

Suit: www.cerruti.com

Hair: T: 07 858 3389

Makeup: T: 07 858 4468

Hummingbirds: www.etsy.com

Chairs: www.blakes.co.nz

Stationery: www.designjuice.co.nz

Cars: www.pallascars.co.nz

Entertainment: www.mikesteffans-dj.co.nz

Mood Board : Mauve & Silver

Mood Board : Mauve & Silver

Mood Board : Mauve & Silver

Mood Board : Mauve & Silver


Dresses: www.wilkinsformalwear.co.nz

Suits: www.frankcasey.co.nz

Shirts: www.nicholasjermyn.co.nz

Shoes: www.trousseaubridalshoes.co.nz

Venue: www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton

Flowergirl shoes: www.pumpkinpatch.co.nz

Fake Lavender plants: www.kings.co.nz

Invites: www.celebrationstudio.co.nz

Transportation: www.bulabuses.com.fj

Travel arrangements: E: anita.gatley@travelmanagers.co.nz

Mood Board – Racy Yellow

Mood Board – Racy Yellow

Mood Board – Racy Yellow

Mood Board - Racy Yellow


Venue: www.facebook.com/meeanee

Bride’s Dress: www.citybridal.co.nz

Groom’s Suit: www.chriswiig.co.nz

Celebrant: www.idoweddinz.co.nz

Photographer: www.digitalicing.co.nz

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: www.xpressionsnapier.co.nz

Flax Flowers: www.twocrafts.com

Hair: T: 06 835 7764

Makeup: www.missymu.com

Cakes: Pie & Patty Pan Bakery, T: 06 843 0955 www.mjscakes.co.nz

Décor items: www.bellaevents.co.nz

Mood Board – Bubbly Blue

Mood Board – Bubbly Blue

Mood Board – Bubbly Blue

Mood Board - Bubbly Blue


Venue: www.hukafallsresort.com

Photographer: www.one2onephotography.co.nz

Celebrant: www.weddingconnection.co.nz/promise.php

Groom’s suit: www.vanmeer.co.nz

Flowers: www.bloominflowers.co.nz

Hair & Makeup: www.blushbeauty.co.nz

Décor: www.beautifulevents.co.nz / www.centrepiece.co.nz

Entertainment: www.flipband.co.nz

Stationery: www.vistaprint.co.nz

Wedding Planner: www.beautifulevents.co.nz

Mood board: Gold Glamour

Mood board: Gold Glamour

Mood board: Gold Glamour

Mood board: Gold Glamour

SUPPLIERS: Clockwise L-R:


Chalky Digits, www.chalkydigits.co.nz 

Cupcakes,  For Cake’s Sake, www.forcakessakenz.com 

Gold Sash, www.myweddingtore.co.nz 

Karen Murrell Lipstick, www.karenmurrell.com

Gown:  VN6751, www.venusgowns.co.nz

Keira shoe, www.trousseaubridalshos.co.nz 

Nails by, OPI

Pearls, Gorgeous Jewellery, www.gorgeousjewellery.co.nz

Organza sash, www.myweddingstore.co.nz 

Gingham hearts, www.felt.co.nz 

Flax flowers: Artiflax www.artiflax.co.nz 

Mood Board : Red, white & black

Mood Board : Red, white & black

Mood Board : Red, white & black

Mood Board : Red, white & black

SUPPLIERS, clockwise L-R:

Gemma Bridal Gown – Layered tiers of delicate Garza sprinkled with flowing floral detailing from Bridal Brilliance.

Stationery Suite by The Drawing Room.

Red & White Straws from The Pretty Baker

Flowers by Floral Stylist

Floral birdcage veil with floral embellishments, soft tulle and Russian veiling from Natalie Chan.

Cream Pearl Luxe Bracelet from Kagi Jewellery.

Pearl Napkin Rings from Centrepiece

Ida – flirty open toe shoe by Trousseau Bridal Shoes

Bella Cupcakes

Damask Tealight Holder from Favour Boutique

Cherry Drop Earrings from Kagi Jewellery.

Mood Board – Blooming yellow

Mood Board – Blooming yellow

Mood Board – Blooming yellow


Bride Hayley Jennings

Groom Adrian Blake

Date 20th October 2012

Mood Board - Blooming yellowWho we used: 

Puke Ariki Museum www.pukeariki.com

Arborio www.arborio.co.nz

Perspectives Photography www.perspectives.co.nz

Vinka Designs www.vinkadesign.co.nz

Irregular Choice www.irregularchoice.com

Etsy www.etsy.com

LA dresses www.ladress.co.nz

Flowers Lovells Flowers www.lovellsflowers.co.nz

Hair and makeup Rebecca Boyce, Auckland, www.rebecca-maree.com

Jacqueline Wilson, New Plymouth, www.rougemakeup.co.nz

Cake Cakealicious, www.facebook.com/Taranaki.Cakealicious

Hire Dobsons, www.dobsons.co.nz

Theatre Lamp and Lighting www.theatrel.co.nz

Insphire, www.insphire.co.nz

Invites Wedding Paper Divas www.weddingpaperdivas.com

Transport Weir Bros, www.weirbros.co.nz

Executive Transport, www.executivetransport.co.nz

Hair: Home Colouring Worries

Hair: Home Colouring Worries

Hair: Home Colouring WorriesPut Your Home Hair Colouring Worries to Rest

Belinda Jeffrey’s Hot Hair Tips

We asked celebrity colourist and Nice’n Easy colour expert Belinda Jeffrey to share her expert advice to combat your hair concerns, and make colouring your hair at home a breeze! Here are her top tips for ideal at-home colour:


When looking for a shade, always choose close to your natural base colour, and only ever two shades lighter or darker.

Skin Tone

Your complexion is the key to making the right hair colour choice. If you have ivory or creamy coloured skin, you can be as adventurous as you like. However, if you have a pale pink-toned or ruby complexion, choose neutrals such as blonde, ash brown or dark brown.

Hair: Home Colouring WorriesPreparation

Before applying colour, use some papaw or hair gel around your hairline to help prevent staining on the skin and that ‘just coloured’ look.


When touching-up roots, always begin at the nape of the neck and work your way up to the front and hairline. Clairol’s Nice’n Easy Root Touch Up ($12) is great for this.

Ease of Use

If you find you need more control when applying the colour, try using Nice’n Easy Colour Blend Foam ($18) – the texture of the foam makes it easier to apply as the non-drip formula helps to prevent unwanted colour movement.


By following these tips, colouring your hair from home will be easy. For remarkable dimension, the Nice’n Easy Anti-Flat hair colour ($14.50) will help enhance every look to achieve your natural colour at its best.

“By adding dimension to your hair colour, you’re making a subtle change that can make a big difference, without dramatic colour change,” says Jeffrey. ♥