With flowers in her hair and grace in her heart. Our Bohemian Glam Zone this year has been inspired by the free-spirited modern bohemian bride.

Samantha from Balencia Lane is the stylist and planner in this area and here is what she had to say about it.

Based in the main reception building at Cossars, there will be beautiful long table settings over flowing with wild flowers, french lace, dream catchers and gold dipped feathers. The Drawing Room will be completing our table settings with stationery to reflect our creative bohemian style. We hope to have a lace Aisle runner up the centre of the room toward the french doors which will have a macrame backdrop, dipped in gold and draped in flowers for our Wedding archway. Either side of this we have wine barrels and wooden crates covered in beautiful Cakes By Anna, tasty food samples from The Catering Dept, wild flowers, touches of antique gold, and rustic deer antlers. In this zone we will also have a “beauty section” with stunning dresses by Caroline Campion Couture, and learn boho bridal beauty secrets from MYAMAKEUP. For your Bridal wear inspiration there will be beautiful models wandering our zone wearing bespoke gowns by Caroline Campion and floral crowns by our zones talented florist Ginny from Charmed Flowers. You can meet and chat with the lovely photographer Kate from Kaleidoscope and swoon over her image display in hanging dream catchers.

Pinterest inspiration below:

We asked Kate to tell us a bit about herself.

Hello! My name is Kate. I love taking pictures, hanging out with my fiance Simon and our pooch, Poppy. As a bride- to- be myself, I understand how exciting, daunting and stressful wedding planning can be – and that’s where Kaleidoscope comes in! Here’s me in a nutshell: “Kate’s naturalistic documentary style together with her relaxed, yet professional approach, is steadily gaining her fond affection amongst wedding couples. Those looking for a photographer who blends effortlessly into the background in order to capture the intimate nuances of human relationships and magical moments of a bride and groom’s special day, will be suitably impressed with Kate’s abilities, which result in beautiful images you and your family will treasure for many years to come.”

I would love to be a part of your special day and look forward to meeting with you soon!

The NZ Wedding Fair is going to be such a wonderful wealth of knowledge and contacts to help you plan your wedding. I’m really excited to be showing my work here and also have the ability to check out some fantastic vendors myself! It’s so easy to get overwhelmed trawling through the likes of Pinterest for wedding styles and inspiration. I know it will be such a relief to arrive at one venue and have everything organised and styled right in front of you. See you there! X

Come alone and meet Myamakeup- they might even put a little bit of lippy on your or make your cheeky glow.

Myamakeup is an award winning Cantebury makeup and hair artist. She is very good at what she does and has both mobile and have a studio so whatever suits the client. Having professional hair and makeup on your big day is a must.

It’s my goal to make you look as amazing as possible in your big day so the photos and your guests will be in awe. I can be as enhancing or as creative as you want, if you don’t know what you want we can talk about it and find something that suits your needs.

We can wait to see what the catering department will do in this section,

The Catering Dept is the dawn of a new era in catering – no wait, it’s bigger than that. It’s the genesis of years of research and analysis into eating trends – no, can’t pull that one off. Okay basically, it’s great food that we love to eat.

We also like to present our food and our staff in an edgy modern style without any unnecessary formality. We are approachable but sharp and professional. Not out of place at end of day drinks on a construction site, not out of place at a client dinner.

We also asked Caroline Campion what you will find in this section and what she loves about what she does

Guests can view the 2014 range of silk vintage style dresses with rustic elements, which are all made and designed in New Zealand. Each dress is purposefully cut to flatter the various female figures, and there is a something for every shape.  Being made locally, we can customize any style and colour to the bride’s preference.

I really enjoy working with brides to create their ultimate dress and especially love that final try on when it’s all come together.  The most important aspect for me is designing flattering dresses that suit a bride’s personality and give her the confidence to rock it on her wedding day in front of all those guests!

Charmed Flowers:

This is the second zone that Charmed Flowers is creating flowers for.  Here is what Ginny had to say about this zone:  Creating floral designs that are just that little bit different is what I love and am passionate about.  I like to take the time to really listen to what the couple wants and in the process learn a little about their personality so that I can create floral designs that truly reflect their own sense of style and personality.  The floral styling for the Boho Glam zone is created with a nature loving, free spirited Bride in mind.  An abundance of colourful flowers reminiscent of a wildflower meadow will run the length of a long table and cascade naturally down the sides. Our models will have pretty floral crowns and combs in their hair and carry loosely styled bouquets for that “picked straight from the garden” look.  Flowers will also adorn the macrame backdrop and a beautiful crystal chandelier dripping with flowers will add that touch of glam.

For sale at the fair will also be Charmed Flowers bespoke bouquet charms.  I began creating these charms when I started Charmed Flowers four years ago, and actually its how we got the business name! At the time we were the only place you could get them in NZ so they were shipped all over the country.  Its a beautiful way to remember a loved one that can not be with you on your special day and a lovely keepsake too.


Don’t forget that the Amazing Travelling Photo booth and Cossars Wine shed will be in this areas as well so you can have a little wine tasting and a photo to take home too.

See you all there xo