Wild Hearts 2016 wedding fair recap


It was about 6:30am on the morning of Wild Hearts Wedding Fair, and the team were already at the beautiful Mahana Estates, admiring the sunrise. Merely a day prior, sunny Nelson (known for its warm and clear weather) had experienced one of the worst floods in over a decade. On this day however, the sky was an array of pink and orange, and we were about to enjoy a beautiful Summer’s day.

10am soon rolled around and guests were welcomed with acoustic sounds, delicious foodie vendors cooking up a storm and goodie bags filled to the brim with some of the coolest products NZ and Australia have to offer. Our VIPs were directed to their seats in the secret cellar for the first runway show, that showcased designers such as Caroline Campion, Johanna Heir Bridal, Victor Bridesmaid, Anna Campbell, Karen Willis Holmes and Home Bodii, along with stunning hair by Rachel White and makeup by The Body Shop NZ.

But where would we have been without our fabulous vendors! Photographers: Tim Williams Photography, Bek Smith; Stationery Designers:Forage and Spruce; Florists: Perfect Style; Caterers: Madame Lu’s, and Blackbird Cakery to name a few! The atmosphere was relaxed and buzzing with conversation, and vendors had gone above and beyond to create spaces to inspire and delight.

The countdown is officially on for next year’s destination event! Anyone fancy a guess at where we’re off to next?

Thanks to our incredible sponsors White Magazine, Mahana Estates, The Edge, and iTicket for supporting the Wild Hearts movement.

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