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Monday, August 18, 2014

Warren Hughes Photography

Passionate about love, life and beauty, renowned Canberra based photographer Warren Hughes creates stunning images, capturing every significant element of your special day. He recently became a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and specializes in wedding and maternity photography, as well as artistic portraiture with perfect composition, lighting and attention to detail. From dreamy photos of brides-to-be trying on their glamorous bridal dresses to candid portraits of married couples with their newborn children, his images are bursting with positive emotions and natural beauty. He loves timelessness of black and white photography which is dominant in his impressive portfolio. Sometimes he creates a monochromatic image but leaves vibrant details to produce beautiful contrasts, but he also makes gorgeous coloured photos. 

Whether you need a photographer to cover your wedding day, document your nine-month journey towards parenthood or just take images of you and your family, Warren Hughes will create precious memories of all important events in your life, capturing even the smallest details which are significant to you. He enjoys doing his job and feels very privileged when asked to record important aspects of people’s lives.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wedding Open Day at Hotel Realm

Hotel Realm, Canberra’s five star wedding venue is organising a Wedding Open Day on Sunday 3rd August 11am to 2 pm to showcase bespoke wedding designs from premium suppliers. The National Ballroom will be divided into four function rooms and set in four different wedding themes. The space will be decorated with opulent floral arrangements by Manuka Flowers, gorgeous centrepieces from Elegant Effect, chic Tiffany inspired chairs from Barlens Event Hire, colourful balloons from Balloon Brilliance, while audio and lighting will be provided by Elite Sound & Lighting.

Located within the Parliament zone in Canberra’s beautiful and leafy suburb of Barton, Hotel Realm offers deluxe accommodation and makes a superb wedding venue in the heart of the city providing both luxury and privacy. The Wedding Open Day is the ideal opportunity to explore this fabulous place and future brides and grooms attending this event will have the chance to see the facilities which include five amazing restaurants and bars, a luxurious hair salon, spa and health club. They will also be able to taste scrumptious sweet and sour canapés from hotel’s multi award winning banquet kitchen as well as mini cupcakes from The Cupcake Company.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sweet ChariTEA – The Garden Party

Set in one of Canberra’s favourite function venues The Abbey at Gold Creek, Sweet ChariTEA fundraising party will promote small business to support paediatrics at The Canberra Hospital. It will be an exciting afternoon with 6 course high tea degustation and four hours of nonstop entertainment which will include photo booths, auctions, raffles, lucky door prizes, floral exhibition, couture fashion shows and more. The event will take place on 24th of August and The Bride’s Diary® will be supporting it. We will be supplying free copies of The Bride's Diary® to the brides-to-be who have booked a ‘bridal shower’ table.  

Sweet ChariTEA garden party will feature themed tables designed by some of Canberra’s top event stylists and caterers such as Swish Vintage Canberra, Rock stars & Royalty, Arborne, Resin Doll, Heathers House of Cake and Rockabilly Floral Lane. Gusts are encouraged to be creative and dress to match their table and taste some of the delicious high tea treats such as ribbon sandwiches, macarons, savoury tarts, scones and cheese & fruit platters.

The tickets are priced at $93 and all proceeds from this event will go to The Canberra Foundation PatCH Unit, so support this worthy cause and attend this exciting event!

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Canberra Wedding Fair

Planning you dream Wedding? Then don't miss the Canberra Wedding FairOver 70 of Canberra's top wedding service professionals will be there to help you plan your perfect wedding day.

The expo gives you the opportunity to one-stop-shop, with aisle after aisle of exciting and informative displays including: stunning bridal couture, fabulous wedding cakes and floral displays, hair and make-over demonstrations, photographers, honeymoon ideas, sparkling jewellery, reception venues, wedding transport options, and spectacular bridal wear fashion parades between 11:00am and 1:30pm.

WhenSunday 27 July, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce ACT
Admission: Adult $15.00 - Concession $10.00 - Accompanied child under 16 years free.

All brides-to-be attending on the day will receive a FREE copy of The Bride's Diary® Canberra edition. 

Pre purchase tickets on line by Friday 25 July for the discounted rate of (plus booking fee).

For further details email or call Bradley on 0412 461 392.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Flint in the Vines

Image by Beata English Photography

Located in Murrumbateman, just 30 minutes from central Canberra, Flint in the Vines resides on the Shaw Vineyard Estate, a beautiful historical property established in the 1800’s. The lovely terracotta building overlooking the vineyard and Anne Shaw’s rose garden has three charming reception areas. 

The indoor dining can seat up to 96 guests and is a very cheerful and light space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden. You can also celebrate your wedding in one of the two gorgeous terraces and there are several romantic sites on the estate which are ideal for ceremonies, including the sheep paddock with a rustic hut and lawns in front of the shearing shed.

Image by Beata English Photography

Flint in the Vines is a fabulous wedding venue not only because of its pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and delightful rustic ambience, but also because it offers high quality wines and a fine dining experience. You can choose between a breakfast, lunch or dinner reception or even celebrate all day long! There are various food and beverage packages from 'Canapé Wedding' to 'Platinum Package' which includes delicacies like wood-fired camembert with toasted brioche and locally handmade Robyn Rowe chocolate for each guest.

Flint in the Vines feature in the latest 2014 ACT edition of The Bride's Diary® on page 198, which will be available at the end of June, 2014. For all enquires visit Flint in the Vines' website

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mel Hill Photography

One of Canberra's best photographer's, Mel Hill Photography, promises to capture beautiful, stylish and creative photographs of your special day. Mel believes that having a good relationship with your wedding photographer is very important, not only will you be spending a good part of your special day with that person, but you have to trust them to capture wedding photos that you will look back on fondly for the rest of your life.


"I love what I do! Photography is my passion and capturing your special day in a way that is unique to you and your partner is important to me. I strive to produce high-quality, creative images that are stylish, sophisticated and fun. As a qualified photographer, I will provide professional advice whilst encouraging you to share your ideas. On the day, I aim to create a relaxed atmosphere, allowing me to capture special moments in time to share and remember forever." – Melanie Hill

Mel Hill Photography also offer a Photographer's Photobooth which is a hilarious and unforgettable way to capture you and your guests with funky props and poses all night long! The idea comes from photobooth machines but where the Photographer's Photobooth differs is that a photographer is behind the camera expertly capturing moments as they unfold.

Each photo is in high resolution colour, ready to print as thank you cards, frame as a memento of your special day or put straight into an album. Choose from a gorgeous range of backgrounds or make your own background with colours that tie in with your special day.