ID FASHION WEEK


Every year at the end of March, the city of Dunedin comes alive with excitement and anticipation. Its the time of year that Duendinites pull out their most fashionable attire and dress to the nines to attend ID Fashion Week. ID is an event which runs over several nights, showcasing the collections of both up and coming design talent and well-established New Zealand and international designers. It is such an important event for the culture of our city, and is held at the Dunedin Railway Station. It's the most stunning venue for an event like this - with a runaway that is the longest in the southern hemisphere! 

This year was the first year that we attended, and we loved it. We were lucky enough to be invited along to the shows as media, so got to shoot from the media pit alongside the big news outlets! Tim was absolutely buzzing off the vibes and atmosphere down there - it was so cool to see him in his photography element!

We were both ridiculously blown away by the creativity and talent we witnessed across both nights, but particularly in the emerging designers show! From fishing tackle to pompoms, the creativity was out of this world.

I was debating whether to split this blog post into two, but then decided I may as well just make an entire, full blog post and include a whole bunch of photos from across the two nights!
I'm not lying when I say I was obsessed with everything that came down the runway on the first night at the Emerging Designers Show - it's too hard to pick a favourite! (I feel like that's a total cop-out, but its true! SORRY!)

My favourite collections from night two however would have to be that of Charmaine Reveley, Winifred and DADA. Can I have it all please?!?!

If you're a Dunedin local (or even just a visitor!), we'd highly recommend grabbing a ticket for the show next time it's on.

P.S. If you make it to the end... there's a sneaky wee vlog from the show!

























A MINUTE IN ARROWTOWN


Despite being to Queenstown more times than we can count, we've never really taken the time to explore Arrowtown. Even though its so close to Queenstown, it's a spot that we have always just driven through - in one end, out the other. 


When we were visiting Queenstown for our anniversary, we decided to take the drive back to Dunedin slowly and finally stopped in Arrowtown to have a good look around. It's so cute! We ended up eating at The Chop Shop, and it was delicious. I often find it hard to find good vegetarian food, and as I don't like eggs, finding good vegetarian breakfast food is even harder! The Chop Shop did not disappoint - I managed to get a ridiculously tasty mexican vege dish for brunch and it was divine! We didn't snap any photos of it unfortunately, it got gobbled up too quickly. You'll just have to trust me that it looked as good as it tasted!







A YEAR AGO TODAY


A year ago today, we said I do.

So much has changed in a year, yet our core has stayed the same. I'm learning that external factors are always going to come at us and rock our boat, some like unexpected ripples and some like loud tidal waves, but nothing will ever come close to breaking the fact that Tim is my constant, my rock, my best friend. It doesn't matter what positive or negative factors are circulating outside of our little bubble, he will always be my person.

I like to think we compliment each other in all the best ways - I am the hurricane, the dreamer - and he is the calm, the thinker.

Today, we're celebrating our first year of marriage in beautiful Queenstown, amongst the mountains and beside the lake. It's quite a different scene from our view on this day last year, but every bit just as beautiful. We've been reflecting on our wedding day over the last week and what it meant for us then and what it means for us now. On the 4th of March, 2016, after half a decade of boyfriend and girlfriend-ing, we finally got to become one in front of God, our family and our friends (and as an added bonus, I got the honour of taking on the coolest last name ever as my own!).

I don't really understand why people say "the first year of marriage is so hard", because it really hasn't been that way for us. Sure, we've had our moments and we've learnt A LOT about each other, but we feel so blessed that that statement doesn't feel like it manifested for us. Marrying Tim was, and is, the best decision I've ever made.

We've never actually posted an extended blog post with photos from our wedding, and a lot of you have asked over the last twelve months! Today's your lucky day ;) All photos were taken by our incredibly talented friend, Sam (Samantha Heather Photography) and if you're looking for a wedding photographer, we can not recommend her enough. She captured our day perfectly and I'd fly her over from Australia again in a heartbeat if we were getting married again!


































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