Glamour and Grace was born out of a desire to create stylish, distinctive and imaginative  celebrations that will inspire, captivate and absolutely take your breath away.

We want to be able to share our passion and creativity with you through a range of services on offer, that we believe dreams are made of!

Glamour & Grace provide a professional and trusted party and event styling service, creating memories through celebrations. We understand that life is busy, and the time involved to create an awesome party is not always available to everyone. It is our mission to be able to assist you in creating something truely memorable for your next party or event.

Our services include children’s parties, tea parties, fine china and prop hire. We also style many bespoke events and love nothing more than coming up with fresh new concepts and designs.

5 Minutes with Karinne

Favourite place…

I hold a special place in my heart for Central Otago. I grew up in Southland and had many holidays in Central Otago as a child. My husband and I also had our wedding in Queenstown which makes that place pretty special.

Feel most at home when…

I love getting outdoors and being active and am passionate about keeping fit and healthy. I think it is all in moderation though – I don’t like to say no to a good slice of cake. I love to trawl through the shops too – but am usually just looking.

Things I love to do…

I am known to always be training for some kind of sporting event! In my spare time I can be found training for whatever my latest craze of the moment is. It’s all about participation and a way of maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.

 

 

Favourite people in my life…

My two gorgeous boys Jack and Luke and of course my husband Richard, family and good friends.

My inspiration and story behind Glamour & Grace..

Growing up I spent a lot of time with my Nana G as I called her, an amazing and inspiring women who always had tea from a tea cup and a love for baking, creativity and celebration. She taught me almost everything I know about good manners and working hard, and she is my number one inspiration for Glamour & Grace. I have one of her tea cups in my high tea collection that I use for tea parties, and I love placing it out on the table and having a piece of her join the party.

Highlights of my life…

Completed the Kepler Challenge 60km mountain run 6 times, Taupo and Mt Maunganui Half Ironman, Oxfam 100km Trail Walker, Career in the RNZAF for 11 years, Raising my children & overseas travel and of course starting Glamour & Grace!

Favourite quote…

All that we are is a result of what we have thought, the mind is everything, what we think, we become. Buddha