Five Fabulous Finds

All you need is love and … this week’s Five fabulous finds.

Just a list of ‘five fabulous finds’ I found on the interweb this week.

 1 Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary


This venue is not new, and definitely not new to me, in fact it’s right on my doorstep and my family and I love spending time here, wandering around the tracks. The Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary is (in my opinion) one of Dunedin’s most beautiful buildings, it stands majestically above  Blueskin Bay and offers spectacular views from the function center. The Eco-Sanctuary is available as a venue for weddings, with all the facilities you would expect from any venue, and being only 15 mins from Dunedin, it would be fairly easy to provide a bus for your guests. Find out more about the Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary here orokonui eco-sanctuary


2 Debra Fallowfield


I am in love with almost all of Debra’s jewellery. I’ve been a fan (stalking madly on social media) and am saving and dreaming of which piece I will buy. If you’re after bespoke engagement and/or wedding rings then this is the place, and she’s a local Dunedinite, with a must see store: Precious, in Port Chalmers.

“I make handmade precious contemporary jewellery – from conception to completion, completely from hand. Stunning, urban, organic gold and silver. Chunky rings, engagement rings, wedding rings. Powerful talismans for a modern age.”

My personal favourite.

Check out the rest of her unique, beautiful pieces here Debra Fallowfield

3 Celebrity First Dance Songs

Struggling to find that perfect first dance song, looking for some extra inspiration. Here’s a list of what the celebs first dance songs were.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel – “A song for you” by Donny Hathaway

Kate Middleton and Prince William – “Your Song” by Elton John, performed by Ellie Goulding

President Barak Obama and Michelle Robinson – “You and I” by Stevie Wonder

Fergie and Josh Duhamel – “Sweethearts together” by Rolling Stones

David Beckham and Victoria Adams – “It had to be you” by The Starlight Orchestra

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan – “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

John F Kennedy Jnr and Carolyn Bessette – “Forever in my life” by Prince

4 Lord of the Rings Fan?


I found this example of a ring exchange that would satisfy the biggest Lord of the Rings Fan.

“With this one ring I thee wed, with this one ring, I give you my love and devotion, with this ring that binds us together as long as we both shall live”

5 Signature Wedding Cocktails


Want to add a level of fun and sophiscation to your wedding reception? Why not think about serving your guests a signature wedding cocktail. You could choose one or have a bride’s drink and a groom’s drink, and come up with fun names for them. Here’s a few things to consider when choosing your signature wedding cocktail.

  • Use fresh ingredients – think seasonal fruit, squeezed juices and home-made syrups
  • Consider the colour of the drink – do you want it to complement your colour scheme.
  • Think about the complexity of the drink vs speed of it being served.
  • If in doubt, consult the experts, talk to a mixologist or bartender for recommendations.
  • Make a decision on how long the drink will be served – is it going to be an all night drink or just for the drinkies straight after the ceremony.



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