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Vendor Love: Forage and Spruce

Its all in the details, and one trend currently hitting the Wedding scene is custom signage. Beautifully hand painted on rustic wood, custom quotes that will have your guests swooning.

Photo of me If you have a special message you want to give your guests on your day, Christine from Forage & Spruce is the gal you need to talk to!

We sat down to ask Christine a little more about the passion and creativity behind her business.


Describe how your business came to be and your passion for it..

I’m wildly passionate about creating beautiful, unique, hand-crafted items that inspire people. I made all the blackboard signage for my own wedding and got great compliments on the day! After the wedding, I developed a bit of an obsession with gorgeous wood grain, as well as interesting typography, and one day these worlds all perfectly collided when a close friend asked me to make a pallet wood sign for an engagement shoot. After honing my skills a bit, I decided to turn it into a little business, which I absolutely adore.

What service do you provide?

Custom hand-painted signs and decor for weddings (and other events, as well as for the home). Nothing is too big, or too small – I create anything from small name cards, to huge welcome signs and backdrops. Some of my most popular items are my place-name table signs, which people love to use instead of table numbers, my reclaimed-wood Mr & Mrs signs with custom last name, which look great on the head table, and my thank-you sign which people incorporate into their wedding shoot, and then print the photo onto thank you cards!

What makes your business unique?

Each item is made from scratch, with a huge amount of love. Each piece is unique and can be completely customised to suit your theme – size, stain, paint colour, design, and wood type. This means that you aren’t just receiving something made in bulk in a factory somewhere, but something special which can be a wonderful keepsake from your big day. I ordered a lot of items for my own wedding and remember the disappointment I felt when I opened something that wasn’t quite what I dreamed of. I don’t ever want any of my brides feeling like that when they open their F&S package – so I try to go above and beyond to make it a great experience and create something they’ll love to display at their wedding and in their homes afterward.

If you would like to get to know Christine a bit more, check out her website http://forageandspruce.co.nz/ or come see her at our Mahana Fair on the 26th March!

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Photo Credits: Bellbird Weddings, Christina Schmidt Photography, Lavara Photography, Scope PhotographySiobhan Kelly Photography

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