Learn about the incredible brand friends and partners joining our Editor Greta Kenyon to share their wealth of knowledge on all things weddings at this year’s Wild Hearts Industry Panel.
From fashion to fragrance, menswear to shoes, upcoming trends to micro weddings and so much more, the lineup of panel guests at this year’s Wild Hearts Auckland 2022 is not to be missed.
The Industry Panel is a favourite event at the Wild Hearts Wedding Fairs, with the chance to hear from and meet some talented people doing great things in the beautiful industry of love!
Our Editor and Founder Greta Kenyon will be hosting the panel alongside some of our wonderful brand friends who have pushed the boundaries and changed the landscape of the wedding industry for the better.
Meet the Panel Guests
Karen Walker, International Fashion Designer
Household name Karen Walker is no stranger to wedding fashion. She launched her label at the age of 18 whilst at fashion college and from there has had huge international success. Best known for its signature optimism and eccentric energy with a stellar international following, Karen Walker’s innate power as a designer has always sprung from diversity; that sense that whenever and wherever you might find yourself, you could turn to her racks and pull the perfect look together.
With Karen Walker Atelier, she completes the circle by celebrating the most romantic of all rituals – the wedding day. Karen Walker Atelier is a bespoke collection of wedding day outfits and jewellery, all made specifically for, and in consultation with, the client by appointment.
Greta Kenyon, Founder & Editor of Together Journal
Greta Kenyon is the face behind Together Journal, a modern magazine and digital platform which has been one of the main drivers of the modern wedding movement globally.
With a background in Wedding Photography and marketing and brand management within the fashion industry, Greta saw a gap in the market for a niche global wedding and lifestyle magazine that went beyond the norms of traditional weddings. Together Journal celebrates creative and authentic real weddings, celebrations and love from all over the world.
“Now over six years in, we feel very proud to have been one of the main catalysts for modernising weddings. Our print and digital platforms are recognised globally as one of the most fashionable places for wedding artisans to showcase their work and for couples to source ideas and be inspired. It’s a privilege to feature so much talent and to tell the love stories of so many unique couples, as well as inspire more to celebrate in ways that are true to them.” – Greta Kenyon, Founder & Editor of Together Journal
Murray Crane, Founder of Crane Brothers
Crane Brothers have been dressing grooms, groomsmen and wedding guests since 1999, and whether it’s the formality of a tuxedo and black tie or the relaxed elegance of a beach ceremony, they have the knowledge and the expertise to guide customers through the process. As a born and bred Canterbury country kid, Murray Crane has spent a lifetime being fascinated with menswear, suits and the tailoring process. The Crane Brothers ever-expanding empire has become a force to be reckoned with in the world of luxe tailoring.
Beks Anderson, Founder & Director of Chaos & Harmony Shoes
Chaos & Harmony is a market-leading, boutique shoe company based in New Zealand, creating distinctly design-focused shoes that complement your style. Founder Beks Anderson created the popular Bridal Boutique Collection when one of the Chaos & Harmony staff members couldn’t find her dream wedding shoes. Beks saw a gap in the market and ran with it. The bridal boutique was created with two things in mind – shoes that are both comfortable and minimalist in design, and shoe styles that can be worn more than once.
Benny Castles, Director and Designer of WORLD Brand
WORLD is now in its 3rd decade as one of NZ’s most iconic and Avant-garde fashion houses and retail experiences. WORLD is a pioneer of independent retailing and has been at the forefront of developing taste and culture across fashion, beauty, scent and objet d’art in New Zealand since 1989. Benny Castles has been involved with WORLD for 22 years and is a partner, Designer and Director alongside founders Francis Hooper MNZM and Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet. WORLD will be presenting a selection of Fragrances for Women and Men at this year’s Wild Heart Fair in Auckland.