The Grand Wedding Show is on today in Auckland, providing a one-stop shop for anyone planning a wedding, or those of us dreaming of the big day.
I'll get to the gowns shortly, but I'll start with cake. Gone are the times where an old-fashioned fruit cake with white icing was the done thing. For something fresh and exciting, you can't beat the talented baking sister team behind Amy's Secret Kitchen.
Now down to the fashion business. For the brides I have a stunning couture gown from highly regarded bridal designer Jane Yeh and a more fashion-oriented vintage feel from Ingrid Starnes' latest collection.
Bridesmaids needn't fear being stuck with the dress from hell - Natalie Chan and Juliette Hogan offer a bridesmaid dress service to create a tasteful dress that can even be worn after the big day.
And for the mother of the bride I have a traditional offering from Modes Eventwear and a little something I would wear if I was ever a MOTB from Adrienne Winkelmann - a fabulous tailored suit in white and lace.
The Line Up is all about the men, with options to suit any groom. A classic suit in charcoal from Barkers, a little fashion moment from WORLDman and keeping it chic in luxe formal from Crane Brothers.
The line up: For him
Black Magnum Dinner Jacket $1250
Dinner Shirt $395
Black Silk Bow Tie $69
Bayonet Obsidian Trouser $395
All from Crane Brothers
2: Texture Jacket $399.99
Texture Trouser $199.99
Tribeca Poplin Dress Shirt $99.99
Parsons Leather Dress Shoe $229.99
All from Barkers
3: Lemon Squeezer $399
Cube Blazer $599
Bow Tie $99
Duchamp Shirt $129
Cube Trouser $329
All from WORLDman
Get the look: For her
Jane Yeh, Price on Application
2: Ingrid Starnes The Florant Dress $490
Juliette Hogan Constance Dress Prices start from $499
2: Natalie Chan Pailette Princess Dress $1200
The mother of the bride
Modes Eventwear Dress and Jacket Set $598
2: Adrienne Winkelmann
and Trouser $1499