To All Our Clients Affected by Covid 19

Over recent weeks so many of our lovely clients have had to make the heart breaking decision to postpone their weddings. Couples and wedding vendors alike are all wondering what the future will hold but today the sun is shining and we have been thinking long and hard about how we can play a teeny tiny part in offering a helping hand. This is what we came up with:
March 31, 2020 by Tracey Ashton
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All You Need To Know About Gender Reveal Parties

Looking for baby gender reveal ideas? We've rounded-up the best gender reveal ideas out there.
March 12, 2020 by Tracey Ashton

Bride & Groom Magazine Summer/Autumn issue is OUT NOW!

We’re excited to announce (if you haven’t heard already), the Summer/Autumn issue of Bride & Groom Magazine has hit the shops. Packed full of inspiration, real weddings, styled shoots, tips and advice. You can swoon over the amazing photographs of dreamy wedding venues, delicious food ideas, stunning dresses and lots more!
October 31, 2019 by Tracey Ashton

Get Wedding Ready With Caci New Lynn

You can tell there’s a hint of wedding season in the air when the invitations to attend a variety of wedding shows start to roll in. 
I’m thrilled to be exhibiting at the Get Wedding Ready Event, hosted by the Caci Clinic in New Lynn on Sunday, September 8th. 
I’ll be in good company alongside other great wedding specialists. 

Details are:
Caci Clinic | 28 Delta Ave, New Lynn  | September 8th | 10am - 1:00pm 
There will be drinks, nibbles and event-only specials and  giveaways
This event has arranged for guest speakers to give advice on everything from hair to makeup, to nails, to flowers, to celebrants! Gracehill Vineyard Estate will also be represented. 
Bookings are essential if you wish to participate in the $20 mini skin treatments on the day. RSVP: 09 826 1250 |
So grab a friend or two and book it into your calendar now!
Check out all the other vendors below:
NZ Wedding Celebrant - Rochelle Fleming 
Hairstylist Beth-ann Robinson
September 01, 2019 by Tracey Ashton

Boutique Bridal Expo

Who do you know who’s just got engaged? Would you like to meet a range of wedding specialists under one roof? Are you getting married soon? Would you like to chat in person about a guestbook for your wedding? We are really excited to be joining a group of wedding specialists at the Boutique Bridal Expo in Auckland ...... read on for more >>>>>>>
July 18, 2019 by TRACEY ASHTON

A life celebrated and remembered

Memory Books To Keep Precious Memories in One Place

We know that bereavement is a challenging time and we know from experience a book can serve as a loving keepsake for friends and family to look through after the service. If you want to personalise it, even more, photographs may be added too, making it a special book of memories.

February 21, 2019 by TRACEY ASHTON

You’re Engaged – Now What?

It’s engagement season! That time of year when your social media feeds are full of sparkling shiny rings and smiling happy brides-to-be. Once the calls to relatives and friends have been made, the obligatory selfie ring photographs posted across all social media platforms and you have insured the bling ...... what next >>>>
February 05, 2019 by TRACEY ASHTON

NZ Vegetarian Society Celebrates 75 years

Vegetarian Society just celebrated their 75th Anniversary. We loved making this event guestbook for their Anniversary dinner at The Heritage Hotel in Auckland.
November 08, 2018 by TRACEY ASHTON

Bride and Groom Show 2018 Winner Announced

We LOVED attending this year's Bride and Groom Show. If you visited our stand and entered our prize draw you need to read this blog post to see if you are our lucky winner!
May 16, 2018 by TRACEY ASHTON

The Bride & Groom Show

The Bride & Groom Show

Sunday, May 6th

9:00am - 4:30pm

Ellerslie Show Grounds

bride and groom show

The Countdown begins……

We’re not quite sure what happened to April which seemed to go by in a blur! But we have to say as we raced towards the end we experienced a ripple of excitement.  We  can now say:

It’s The Bride and Groom Show this week!

A Regular at the show

My Guestbook has attended this show for several years now and we’re still as excited about being part of this fantastic event as we were at the beginning.

What you need to know about the Bride and Groom Show

If you’ve never visited this iconic event before, here’s the lowdown….

If you’re planning to get married anytime soon (and even if it’s not for a wee while), the Bride and Groom show is your one-stop shop to speak to professionals who specialise in all things weddings.  There are several good reasons why this show has been running for over TWENTY years now! The standard of exhibitors is as high today as it was over 20 years ago. The information is relevant, on-trend and there are packages to suit all styles. No matter what your budget is there is something for everyone.

Live Shows!

Stuck for ideas for a dress? The ever-popular live shows, (three throughout the day) are a must see. Top bridal designers showcase the latest in bridal fashion. And before the groom feels left out, a range of suits are on show too. Everything from tradition, romantic to edgy and modern will be modelled up and down the catwalk. Many a decision has been made for bridesmaid dresses at the show too, so be sure to bring your team with you.

Four Fabulous Floors to Visit

There are four floors buzzing with excitement as the crowds get to discover ideas for table settings, taste wedding cake, smell beautiful flowers, touch gorgeous fabrics, chat to those in the know and listen to potential wedding entertainers.

Be Inspired. Be informed.

It’s also your chance to be inspired, gain a tonne of ideas, not to mention entering hundreds of special one-day-only offers and discounts from wedding specialists. There will be giveaways, instant door prizes and major competitions to enter!

Be into win….

If you love social media, the Bride and Groom show invite you to follow them on Simply use the hashtag #nzbrideandgroom when you post on instagram as you attend the show be in to win some amazing prizes.

For a peek at what to expect go here to see a snapshot of lasts years show:

Our Three Top Tips for Visitors:

  1. If you want a goodie bag, go early.
  2. Take at least one other person with you who will give you honest feedback. There’s so much information and having someone to talk to about the options helps you to think things through before signing up for something that may not be the best option for you (or in danger of blowing your budget)!.
  3. If you get the chance to look up who’s exhibiting beforehand it’s a good idea to have a plan of who you’d like to visit. If you want to have an in-depth chat with any particular exhibitor they’ll be slowing down towards the end of the day and more likely able to give you more attention

Yes, it may well come down to the choice between:

Early = goodie bag


Later = quality time with an exhibitor!!

Finally, Liz and I will be on our stand (stand 149) ready to greet all our lovely visitors as soon as the doors burst open. We have our own fabulous prizes up for grabs and a show special, plus we’ll be there to answer any questions you might have about what type of guestbook you’d like to have at your wedding.


See you soon!


May 02, 2018 by TRACEY ASHTON