Summer Wedding

The Haymakers - Bex & Tom

Bex Murray - WOW!! beautiful lady inside and out and an amazing singer to boot!!  Shannon and I were both so wrapt to be asked to travel to her hometown of Tekapo and help get her ready at their family home "Parkbrae".  Everyone you do with Bex is always filled with fun, laughter, kindness and a sense of calm.  Tom is a prankster with the kindest heart and very chivalrous.  Lucky You Bex!

Thank you Bex and Tom for having me with you on the day, have us come down the night before and put us up in accommodation, it was a very special occasion to be part of.  

I think what made this wedding so incredibly personal and all about them was, the fact that Bex and Tom had made almost everything.. name tags...the placeholders, other special touches and thought had gone into their day.

Jack and Lydia's Omakau Wedding (Styled Shoot)

As featured in the latest issue of NZ Bride & Groom Magazine, Issue 88 on Page 141. Showcasing the amazing The Woolshed on Racecourse. The flowers, the cake, the dress, the setting, the couple - holy moly!! everything came together in its entirety making for such an amazing day.  Great bunch of vendorsin Central Otago.

Thank you to all who made this day so amazing;


Venue: The Woolshed - Omakau

Grooms Clothing: Structure For Men - Wanaka

Bride’s dress: Astra Bridal

Wedding Jewellery: Orbis

Jewellery: Aspiring Jewellers

Celebrant: Janine Byars

Flowers: Crimson Wedding Flowers by Tracey Morrow

Catering: Wanaka Catering

Cake: Cakes of Wanaka

Hair and Makeup: Road To Beauty

Linen Hire: Pacific Linen

Party Hire: Wanaka Marquee and Party Hire

Photographers: Fluid Photo 

and Stillwaters Photography

And of course our Bride - Lydia and Groom - Jack :)



Emily and Chris' Wanaka Wedding at The Rippon Hall

I received these gorgeous photos from Emily and Chris (a massive "Thank you" to Nat) from Alpine Image Co.  It was such a pleasure doing the wedding make-up for Emily and her lovely bridesmaids - the whole party were such a delight and so easy to work with.   I can't believe you are now back in Hong Kong at work Emily :(... we hope you come back soon. Thank you for having us as part of your special day.

Thank you to all who made this day so amazing;


Makeup: Road To Beauty

Hair: Shannon Van Praag of Studio 9305

Suits: Leo Cheung of Hop On Custom Tailor (Hong Kong)

Bride’s dress: Jane Yeh

Bridesmaid dresses: Kilt NZ

Wedding rings: Haywards of Hong Kong

Flowers: A lovely local Wanaka lady called Noeline Harridge

Catering: Raspberry Creek

Photos: Alpine Image Co

Venue: The Rippon Hall  - Rippon Vineyard

And Father Phil Cody :)

Bridesmaids: The very stunning: Joan Gane (Maid of Honor), Anna Holland, Emma Powell

Groomsmen: The very handsome: Sam Coombes (Best Man), Rob Harris, Phil Thomson


Michelle and Roo's spectacular Queenstown wedding.

Rochelle contacted me about her dear friend Michelle who was getting married.  She told me she had a young child and wanted to look gorgeous and glam on her day.  I arrived early on the morning of the wedding at a stunning location way high up overlooking Queenstown to get a bride and her lovely maids ready. I had driven over the Crown Range watching the sun come up over Queenstown, I knew it was to be a spectacular day for all.  Also very exciting as this was the very first wedding that  NZ High Country was to have ever!!.  Lovely to meet another talented hairdresser the lovely Erica.  Gina met me at the door, and made me feel so very welcome.  Thank you all for having Road To Beauty for your makeup on this day. 

The stunning photos were taken by Stefan at Into the Clearing Photography.

The vendors

Catering: In 2 Food

Venue: NZ High Country

Marque hire: Wanaka Marquee & Party Hire

Flowers: Bloom Flowers - in Queenstown

Hair: Erica Latham

Suit Groom and groomsmen: Rembrandt

Bridal Gown: Lover the label

Bridesmaids dresses: Shona Joy

Cake: Pheonix Cakes