10 - 12 Aug 2018

Stylish Celebrations

  • Cape Kidnappers

A weekend of lifestyle and party inspiration with UK floral designer extraordinaire Shane Connolly & Australia’s party maestro Bruce Keebaugh of The Big Group

It’s a weekend fit for royalty as one of the world’s most admired flower designers Shane Connolly joins with Australia’s foremost party and event planner Bruce Keebaugh for a weekend at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers August 10-12.
Hear from the experts as they showcase how truly grand life can be when lived to the fullest with beauty, style and above all, fun!
London-based Shane Connolly’s international reputation and work have taken him all over Europe and as far afield as USA, South Africa and India. In the UK, he’s decorated some of the country’s most prestigious venues and was honoured to be asked by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall to design her bouquet and all the flowers for her marriage to HRH Prince of Wales for the service at Windsor Castle.
In 2011, Shane was appointed Artistic Director for the wedding of TRH’s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The incredible trees that lined the centre aisle of Westminster Abbey are a tribute to the natural genius of his creations.
Closer to home, the client list for Bruce Keebaugh’s The Big Group is equally international and impressive, having showcased their creative vision with an even bigger passion for making people happy.  Currently working extensively in the Middle East, The Big Group have become the hospitality agency of choice for the Royal Families of the United Arabs Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.
Whether seeking inspiration for a celebration to mark one of life’s great moments, or merely looking for ways to add a touch of pizazz to everyday life, Stylish Celebrations weekend attendees are sure to find inspiration from Shane and Bruce’s combined talent, creativity and wisdom. 
Apart from the fabulous learning from these two world experts, the weekend promises wine, food, and fun. Guests can also enjoy the lodge’s many leisure pursuits, including choosing either a day of unlimited green fees or a complimentary 50-minute spa treatment at the beautiful Spa at Cape Kidnappers.

August 10, 2018
Friday evening
The weekend at Cape Kidnappers will kick off with welcome cocktail-making and a relaxed dinner on Friday, before Saturday’s day of inspired learning and fun with these two fabulous fellows - Shane and Bruce.
August 11, 2018
Saturday morning
Shane will host a two-hour floral design workshop, working from foraged flowers and greenery from around Hawke’s Bay and Cape Kidnappers. He is renowned for his organic, unpretentious and quirky style that has been widely heralded for its elegance and originality. Guests will be enthralled by his seemingly effortless creation of awe-inspiring floral masterpieces. Lunch will follow with Shane and Bruce informally sharing anecdotes of special events and the incredible experiences that have become part and parcel of their craft and trade - spectacular events!
August 11, 2018
Saturday afternoon
The afternoon shifts to all things party, as Bruce Keebaugh takes weekend attendees through the attention to detail and creativity behind some of the world’s most fantastic celebrations. From theming and decoration, to music and menus, Bruce and his team at The Big Group are renowned for some of the most spectacular and exciting parties in the world.
August 11, 2018
Saturday evening
Saturday evening will be a night to remember, as The Farm at Cape Kidnappers sets the backdrop for Shane’s floral designs and the fabulous cuisine of lodge Head Chef James Honore’s tasting menu.
August 12, 2018
At your leisure. Check out time is 11am
  • Two nights’ suite accommodation at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
  • Friday night welcome cocktail featuring a welcome by the weekend hosts Shane + Bruce
  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapes, full daily breakfast and complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar
  • A la carte gourmet dinner on Friday 
  • Floral design workshop on Saturday morning by Shane Connolly
  • Party and events masterclass presentation/discussion by The Big Group’s Bruce Keebaugh
  • Tasting menu dinner on Saturday night, with floral designs by Shane Connolly 
  • Guest's choice of a day of unlimited green fees OR a 50 minute spa treatment per person per stay



NZ $2550.00 + GST

per person, based on occupancy

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