What is a Wedding Fair?

We’re less about huge crowds, & more about connection.

  Kelly from Creative Box chats & shows her design work. Image by Ruth Gilmour Photographer 2018

Kelly from Creative Box chats & shows her design work. Image by Ruth Gilmour Photographer 2018

One Wonderful Day is not about slick, well-oiled sales-pitch approaches & a rabbit warren of commercial, black divider walls. What we're interested in is building relationships & offering decent service you want to tell your friends & work colleagues about, not volume, up-selling or free steak knives.

When you come to One Wonderful Day you can expect to meet the real people,
experienced experts who do the work & offer great, personalised service.

  Fran speaks with soon-to-be brides as others enjoy the beautiful Miss O & Co styled space. Image by Ruth Gilmour Photographer 2018

Fran speaks with soon-to-be brides as others enjoy the beautiful Miss O & Co styled space. Image by Ruth Gilmour Photographer 2018

Come along & chat. Ask questions. Hunt out suggestions to suit your needs & find friendly professionals you can trust & connect with. Whether you’re just beginning your wedding planning journey or you’re further into it, with just a few loose ends to tie up, there's something for everyone.    

Because we're only human, & it’s the weekend, there will be coffee available for purchase onsite.

The Story behind the Wonderful

The name of our event, One Wonderful Day is one grounded in perspective, walking the line between vibrant dreams & delightful reality.

We believe your wedding day should be Wonderful... but we also acknowledge it is also just One Wonderful Day in the wonderful life you're sharing.

There's plenty of Wonderful still to come, on the other side of your wedding day.  

 

 

Who is One Wonderful Day for?

At One Wonderful Day we are fans of Love, & there's plenty of room for everybody!

In our corner of the world, Love is Love, there are no wedding police or rules you need to follow.

Everyone is welcome, whether you’re planning an intimate backyard soiree, hosting guests at a wedding venue, or creating a live-in, weekend-long wed-estival... we have plenty of experience & ideas to offer, we love seeing folks making plans to suit them & celebrate their way.

Meet the Team

 The One Wonderful Day 2018 team: Mellissa, Abbie, Tasmyn (Intern) & Brooke

The One Wonderful Day 2018 team: Mellissa, Abbie, Tasmyn (Intern) & Brooke

Our team met working side by side one another at weddings & as members of Wed in Waikato.


Now we're more than peers or colleagues working alongside one another... We've become pals & things have escalated! 

Borne out of friendship, dreaming big & a desire to shout-it-from-the-rooftops,

"The Waikato is chocka-full of accomplished, experienced professionals passionate about contributing to wonderful, creative wedding celebrations." 

We're proud to be building One Wonderful Day to serve the Waikato. From right here, on the ground, pulling together the best darn Waikato Wedding Event - crafted & calculated to serve & really suit, local folks in love.

Mellissa Silcock

Mellissa is a friendly-faced gal living a rural life, not afraid of the heavy lifting but prefers to spend her time creating memorable tablescapes! A stylist with a love for all things beautiful & meaningful Mellissa specialises in transforming spaces & works with you to create your day.  
thestyledtable.co.nz

Brooke Baker 

Brooke is one creative, optimistic human. Founder of Wed in Waikato, she loves this place & works as a photographer & musician with a wholehearted approach to light up everyday people.

brookebaker.co.nz

Abbie Hartland

Abbie is a gentle & genuine soul made of strong stuff. Specialising in bridal makeup, she loves weddings & works wonders with a makeup brush. A human who really cares for others, Abbie works her role to not only look wonderful, but feel beautiful too. 
abbiehartlandmakeupartist.com

 
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WED IN WAIKATO

Wedding Specialists based and working in the Waikato - here to connect savvy & passionate businesses & folks planning their wedding day, we're pumped about adding to memorable marriage celebrations!

hello@wedinwaikato.com | www.wedinwaikato.com

 

 

 

 
 The 2017 team: Sarah Glenn, Emma Whitlock, Hannah Porter, Brooke Baker, Abbie Hartland

The 2017 team: Sarah Glenn, Emma Whitlock, Hannah Porter, Brooke Baker, Abbie Hartland

We went along to the One Wonderful Day 2016 and really enjoyed the range of quality vendors, five of whom become part of our day - Abbie Hartland Makeup Artist, Ruth Gilmour Photography, Petal Passion, Adora - Bridal Hair and Amoroso String Trio.

The event gave us the opportunity to explore the wide range of options available in a well presented and professional environment. The vendors were helpful and inspiring and we came away with many new wonderful ideas.

I strongly recommend that all future couples take advantage of being able to meet and talk to such a wide range of wedding professionals to help guide them with their planning.    

- Amy Peters, April 2018 bride.

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"I was lucky enough to attend One Wonderful Day 2016 where I discovered many of the exhibitors who came to be an integral and rewarding part of our big day (Abbie Hartland Makeup Artist, Little Hair Co, Petite Posy, Ruth Gilmour Photographer, Sienna Reid Floral Design and The Love Light). The fact that these talented ladies all knew each other, and were able to work together, calmly and confidently helped create a fun and relaxed feeling (much needed when planning what can be an otherwise quite a stressful and complicated process!)" 

- STACEY Married at Narrows Landing, 24 March 2017

I attended One Wonderful Day in 2016 as part of the planning for my 2017 wedding & I enjoyed it more than any of the other similar events I attended - it was smaller so you had more of an opportunity to talk to people. Most of the vendors were local so they knew the Waikato venues and other local vendors. I really got the feeling these were truly passionate people, genuine about what they do;
all super friendly and approachable.

The discussion panels included various vendors who answered questions I had found myself asking - which was awesome & really helpful. The panels highlighted that these vendors really knew their stuff.

For our wedding, we used three members of Wed in Waikato, Abbie Hartland Makeup Artist, Creative Box for our wedding invites and Petal Passion for our flowers.  Right from the start these guys were approachable, had fantastic ideas and communication was fabulous. I didn’t once question whether we had made the right decision with any of them! All three were fantastic to work with and we couldn’t be happier with what each of them did for us. 

ANGELA | Married at Sarnia Park, 3 June 2017

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