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Wild Hearts Auckland 2019 Wedding Fair Recap

Wow! What a day Auckland. With over 60 talented vendors, the best sponsors and an amazing lineup of designers and industry leaders, we knew Auckland was going to go off with a bang! We had the most incredible day at Auckland’s Shed 10 last Sunday, with the talent and creativity of everyone involved totally eclipsing our expectations. For those who couldn’t make it, we wanted to share a recap on all of the magic that happened on the weekend at our 3rd Wild Hearts Auckland Wedding Fair.

Collaborating with top industry professionals, we made sure Shed 10 was styled like never before. Each and every vendor styled their space so beautifully, we were blown away by the creativity of everybody involved on the day and would like to thank our vendors whole-heartedly for putting in so much effort that was easy to see in the beauty they created! Our always amazing Together Journal VIP Haven was booming all day with VIP guests enjoying Master Of Ceremonies Rosé and canapés by Free Range Chef. As well as getting a little pampering by the team at Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone London, our VIP guests were also the first to see the beautiful new Together Journal x An Organised Life Planner – which was launched at Wild Hearts over the weekend!

Guests were also treated to delights around every corner, with pop-up bars, treats to try and floral workshops by Rosie at Rose Tinted Flowers. We also had stunning floral installations by the talented Sue from Floral Stylist Co and golden chairs by Darby & Grey, and big white backdrop by Roller Coaster Design were a feature for this year’s Wild Hearts Runway – which you will see more of in our Runway Recap next week.

Also, a big thank you to the talented photographers who captured the below images for us:  Hill Collective,  and Stories By Bianca and we can’t wait to share the highlights video by Jonny Scott with you very soon.

A HUGE thank you must also go to all of our Wild Hearts Auckland sponsors, vendors, designers, behind the scenes teams, hire vendors, foodies, venue staff, our Wild Crew and our amazing guests – the day was all we had dreamed and more! See and read more below about this incredible day….

We’re so excited for our next three locations – Christchurch September 7th, Queenstown September 29th and we are back in even MORE locations for 2020! Tickets for all of these locations are available from our Events Page so get your tickets now. We can’t wait for you to run wild with us…..

| WILD HEARTS AUCKLAND 2019 VENDORS |

Together Journal, Master of Ceremonies, Rose Tinted Flowers, La Lumiere, Blume & Darling, Floral Stylist Co, High Kings DJ, The Free Range Chef, The Event Refinery, OMGness Styling, Juliette Hogan Bridal, Chaos & Harmony, Ecoya, Two Foxes Styling, Darby & Grey, Brooke Tyson Ritual, Barkers, The Curator, Cocktails &, TopKata, Flossy’s Icecream, Izzy & Moe Music, Double Parked, The White Tree, BLAK Bridesmaids, Tble Linen, The Caker, Monday’s Lifestyles, Seedlip, The Little Caravan Dispensary Co, Brew Box, Samantha Stokes, Modo Booth, Devonche, Gypsy & Co, Oh Teepee Styling, Good Gold, Verdo Events, Verdo Hair & Makeup, Source Kitchen, Cake and Co, The Fox in the Flora, Memories by Alena, Hannah McMaster, The Wedding Map, The Island Collective, The Peach Club, Tui Hills, Simply Wed, Brook Serene, Raj Tent Club, Miss Monday Flowers, Flower & Hunt, Abbeville Estate, Honeysuckle Flowers, Ninety Nine Reasons Event Management, The Duke of Marlborough, Amanda Alexander Collections, Hire Plants NZ, Goldie Estate, White Silk Bridal Couture, The Land Yacht Bar, Blossom & Wild, Pretty & Wild Photobooth, Rollercoaster Design.

| Together Journal VIP Haven Vendors | Darby & Grey, La Lumiere, Juliette Hogan, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Jo Malone London, Rose Tinted Flowers, Master of Ceremonies, Social Drinkware, Free Range Chef, Blume & Darling

 | PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS |
Hill Collective
Stores By Bianca

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