Featherston Wedding Collective

The recent Featherston Expo was a wonderful opportunity to bring small business and community groups together to showcase what Featherston had to offer. It also gave the opportunity for people in the wedding industry to connect.

Inspired by the expo, celebrant Rachel Clark approached myleslf along with Sarah of Lucalia Photography, Daria Borshcheva of Cake Lab NZ, and Bernadette Hoskins, The flower girl to meet and discuss the idea of working collaboratively. The Featherston Wedding Collective was born.

The purpose of the collective is to promote our local Featherston businesses that are providing wedding services to couples getting married in Featherston or elsewhere in the Wairarapa. Members must have a personal or business address in the Featherston Ward. There is a lot of small businesses in the area and with a lot to offer!

The fledgling collective would like to give a shout out to other vendors or businesses who are offering services to couples such as celebrants, photographers, florists, cake makers, designers, jewelers, venues, dress makers, accommodation providers, caterers – come and join us!

A Facebook group and page – Featherston Wedding Collective –  has been established and we invite you to follow the page.

On Saturday we organised our first promotional activity – by taking part in the Featherston Christmas Parade! As a last minute idea, eveythign came togther beautifully with all the members getting involved. Anna Kushnir (Make up Artist Wairarapa & Wellington)  providing the make up, Lola from Emerald City Flowers, providing the floral arrangements, Anna and Daria from Cake Lab NZ were the bridesmaids, Rachel Clark Celebrant leading the way, Sarah from Lucalia Photography being our driver and me (Sharisse) being the roving photographer for the happy couple who were Rachel’s daughter and her partner.

Our beautiful car was kindly provided by a very generous local. 😍

All in all a really fun way to promote the Collective!

To find out more contact Rachel Clarke, co-ordinator for the Featherston Wedding Collective on 027 2761431 or follow us on Facebook – Featherston Wedding Collective