Wild Hearts are creative souls who know no bounds.
We believe in the power of love and the magic of storytelling. We aspire to be inspiring and think outside the square. A small startup with big ideas.
Founded by a group of creative from sunny Nelson, and now located throughout New Zealand, our aim is to build a community of industry leaders and promote New Zealand as a destination for weddings. Formed on unconventional principles, we like to think outside the square and lead by example, connecting and uplifting like-minded souls.
We foster a think big, dream big and act big environment where positivity and contribution is valued.
Wild Hearts put on a series of destination events throughout New Zealand annually, bringing together the top wedding and event vendors in Australasia, we provide an unforgettable experience for all who attend, one that both inspires and entertains.
Wild Hearts Wedding Fair 2016 at Mahana Estates, Nelson. Film by Jdsmit Productions.
Wild Hearts was born with the vision to create an inspiring, trend setting community for the wild ones. Showcasing New Zealand as an innovative, luxury wedding destination and delivering one of a kind authentic experiences.
Wild Hearts provides a powerful platform for brides-to-be, fashion lovers, style influencer’s, and the industry business leaders. Bringing you the most on trend, high fashion, international and local designers, photographers and creative inspiration with our Destination Wedding Fairs & Runway Shows, while at the same time showcasing the beauty New Zealand and its stunning destinations have to offer.
View the latest international trends on the runway in style with Wild Hearts. Our VIPs receive the ultimate luxury experience. Complimentary drinks, canapes and an exclusive Wild Hearts goodie bag.
WHAT SETS US APART
Wild Hearts was born with the vision to create an inspiring, trend setting community for the wild ones, showcasing New Zealand as an innovative, luxury wedding destination and delivering one of a kind authentic experiences.
- Stylish, innovative, independent consumers who place a high priority on fashion, trends and organic living.
- Influenced by travel, culture and creative lifestyles.
- Loves Social Media and is very active on Instagram in particular.
- Individuals who are not planning a typical wedding and seek beautiful, creative, personalized event vendors and inspiration.
- That have with a minimum wedding budget of $30k.
- An avid fashion follower and shopping enthusiast. Fun and very sociable always seeking the latest
trends and unique experiences. Either attending as a friend of the bride or for the latest inspiration.
- Powerhouses of the wedding and design industry, handpicked by the Wild Hearts team.
- Market leaders who work in the event, fashion or wedding industry.
- From small business owners to large brands and emerging talent.
MEET THE TEAM
SAMANTHA GERARD / WILD HEARTS CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
This brilliant lady is the brains behind this operation. She’s oh so organised, creative beyond measure, and can plan and style an event of any kind in her sleep. She’s a glitter and champagne, glass over flowing kind of gal and is always ahead of the trends.
KAREN GRAY / CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Florist & Stylist
Karen is an absolute master in her field and can turn just about anything into floral magic. Aside from being an extremely talented florist, she’s also a super mum to three talented daughters, an amazing event stylist, and is one of the hardest working ladies on the planet. Seriously!
VICTORIA WIGZELL / DESIGN & DIRECTORY MANAGER
Victoria is new to the team in 2017 and is looking forward to getting to know all of the clever creative types that make Wild Hearts so special. She will be looking after our online directory as well as the design for the Wild Hearts magazine.
SOPHIE MILNE / WILD HEARTS SALES MANAGER
Sophie is a talented photographer with a passion for photo-journalistic style shoots which allow her to capture candid moments in all of their raw, romantic moodiness.
As a wedding and people photographer who adores humans, she is an absolute socialite and loves nothing better than to network and chat all things business, wedding and photographic with other like-minded souls at every opportunity.
Sophie is looking forward to meeting the unique and talented creatives that make Wild Hearts so special and soaking in the atmosphere of the 2017 Fairs.
ZOE WEIR / SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Zoe is our NZ girl living in London and enjoys sharing inspiration on the Wild Hearts social channels and blog. She is a display artist by day and loves having multiple creative projects on the go, including hand-painted leathers and event and shoot styling.