Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dan O'Day Photography

Coming from a very artistic family, Dan O'Day is a professional photographer fortunate enough to be doing something he loves everyday. He specialises in Fine Art Photography and, of course Wedding Photography. Dan O'Day's technique has been described as documentary as he loves to tell stories through imagery - to deliver a visual narrative. 
In 2010 Dan O'Day was awarded with the titles of 2010 AIPP ACT Epson Wedding Photographer of the year, Illustrative Photographer of the year and overall Professional Photographer of the year.

Visit Dan O'Day or his blog.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Annabel's Bridal Studio

Annabel's award-winning service will cater to every need of the modern bride-to-be of Canberra. The elegant boutique is located in Kingston, and provide a calm, friendly atmosphere where you can view their breathtaking range of bridal gowns, evening wear, bridesmaid dresses, pretty flower girl dresses, and handmade Australian Swarovski crystal jewellery. 

Annabel's stock a wide range of designer's including Bridal, Mon Cheri, Nicolina, Sugar & Spice, Trés Chic Australia, Impression and Simone Carvalli.

Annabel's often bring our designers to Canberra for a 'designer day' so you can try on next season's range and, in consultation with the designer, be advised of the gown that best suits your body shape and style.

 Mon Cheri


Simone Carvalli

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The National Press Club of Australia

The National Press Club of Australia is a prestigious and elegant venue that caters for beautiful Weddings of up to 250 guests. They will ensure that you receive professional and personalised service with every aspect of your celebration. From flowers and table decorations to entertainment and limousines, every detail is considered. 

The National Press Club of Australia's highly detailed and all-inclusive packages start from just $130 per person or you may wish to design your own from the large variety of options featured in our Weddings by Design guide.

Wedding packages consists of:
  • A three course set menu
  • A half hour of pre-dinner drinks, tray served in the Cocktail Bar, consisting of red and white bottled house wines, Australian beer, Australian sparkling wine, soft drink and orange juice
  • Chef’s selection of assorted canapés to be tray served during pre-dinner drinks in the Cocktail Bar
  • Beverages to be provided for a four hour period consisting of red and white bottled house wines, Australian beers, Australian sparkling wine for toasting, soft drink and orange juice
  • Full White Ceiling Canopy with bud lighting and satin ribbon in a colour of your choice (please refer to the enclosed photograph)
  • Honeymoon Suite at Hotel Realm, complete with champagne on arrival, chocolate turndown, continental breakfast and late checkout
  • Private room for Bridal Party on arrival with a half-hour of beverages and canapes
  • Floral table arrangement for the bridal table with low-lit pod candles, white linen tablecloth, white organza skirting and napkins
  • Candelabras with candles in a colour of your choice, white linen table cloths and white linen napkins for guest tables
  • White Chair-covers, with coloured sash of your choice
  • Professional, personalised menus for each table
  • Stage for Bridal table (optional)
  • Gift and Cake tables with white organza skirting
  • Professional Disc Jockey for a five hour period
  • Lectern, microphone and dance floor
  • 1 complimentary individual membership for 12 months
  • Complimentary Room Hire
  • Complimentary Menu Tasting for up to 4 people

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

When you choose Hyatt Hotel Canberra to celebrate the most important day of your life, they will devote themselves to designing a day that perfectly reflects you and your love. Their talented wedding co-ordinator will ensure that sumptuous cuisine, exquisite linens and elegant flower arrangements will delight your guests as much as they will you.
Visit Hyatt Hotel Canberra or p. 02 6270 1234

Friday, March 25, 2011

O Photography

We just love this stunning engagement shoot by the very talentd O Photography, photographed at Dunrossil Drive. 

Visit O Photography of the blog.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chaircovers Over All

Each small detail of the wedding décor combines to create that special look, feel and ambiance of your reception, so let Chaircovers Over All help you with your reception needs. Together they can create and plan your own unique décor suited to your budget requirements.

- Huge range of chaircovers with, of course the original and the best overall cover
- Up-market range of table linen
- Wonderful bridal tables
- A range of table centres 

Visit Chaircovers Over All to see the wonderful range and huge choice of accessories.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Carrington Inn

The romance and intimacy of The Carrington Inn is the embodiment of that country charm that supports a country wedding. The Carrington Inn's designated and purpose built ‘Wedding & Events’ Cottage with seperate lounge, outdoor courtyard and modern facilities, makes for a superb venue and can cater for up to 120 guests.

Just 30 minutes from Canberra and a pleasant three hour drive from Sydney, The Carrington Inn is nestled in the peaceful rural village of Bungendore. They offer peace and tranquility, charm and history, and of course romance! 

Three acres of manicured gardens, charming rooms and the wisteria draped courtyard provide a superb setting for romantic garden ceremonies, stunning photographs and unforgettable receptions.
Their talented team delight in doing whatever it takes to create the most magical wedding day possible for you and your guests!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Miniature Woven Picnic Basket

This mini picnic basket from Weddingstar, comes with an optional solid lid and adorable double handles. The lid can be simply and decoratively held in place with a pretty wrap of ribbon tied into a bow. If desired, the lid can be eliminated all together. This will accommodate larger fillers such as homemade cookies or similar confections that require just a little more space. Regardless of what you choose to tuck inside, the resulting favour will have distinctive casual charm. 

Visit Weddingstar

Friday, March 18, 2011

Canberra Southern Cross Club

Whatever vision you have for your perfect day, the Canberra Southern Cross Club has plenty of options to make it happen. 

From an intimate breakfast gathering, to a sunset cruise on the Lake, a marquee wedding on the lawns or even a gala ball Canberra Southern Cross Club's stylish, new Events Centre. 

Offering 11 elegantly-appointed reception rooms across their venus at Woden, Tuggeranong, Yarralumla and Jamison, they can tailor a wedding reception that is perfect for you and your budget. 

Canberra Southern Cross Club's award winning chef's will work with you to create a menu that reflects you personal taste and style. They have more than 30 years' experience, an abliltiy to cater for up to 700 guests.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saying I Do… a one stop bridal shop

Canberra’s newest & most exciting one stop bridal accessory shop has now opened in Federation square, Saying I Do.

If you can dream Rebecca can make it happen, starting with your hens night needs, brides to be & bridesmaids singlets to an assortment of cufflinks for your special day, a large range of modern wishing wells & a unique range of centre pieces for hire. Organza or satin Table runners to match any colour you desire. Rebecca can help you coordinate all your final touches all you need to supply is a gorgeous groom.

Visit Saying I Do

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Not just a cake… a piece of art!

pARTy cakes designs piece of art for any occasion. pARTy cakes is located in Canberra and offers delivery to all suburbs in Canberra, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeya. All orders are baked from scratch using the highest quality ingredients to ensure they taste as good as they look.

Visit pARTy cakes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hotel Kurrajong

Your wedding will be greatly enhanced simply by choosing the Hotel Kurrajong as the venue. Hotel Kurrajong is a beautifully restored, unique heritage property steeped in history. Guests enjoy the character and ambience of the property. With many different private areas to choose from, both indoor and outdoor, there is a solution to every need. Event options range from cocktail functions with a marquee on lawn to formal sit-down dinners. The venue can accommodate up to 200 cocktail guests or 100-120 people in a banquet setting.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Boat House by the Lake

The Boat House by the Lake offers professionalism and packages in the spirit of ensuring a successful wedding. 

The Boat House has three private rooms to choose from, all with magnificent views and access to decking and gardens at the lake’s edge, as well as ample parking at the front door. Private rooms cater from 15 guests through to 420 for cocktails within the building.

The venue is centrally located in Grevillea Park off Morshead Drive in Barton (north side of lake).  From the minute you enter the front door you will notice how superbly well the rooms are presented with crisp white linen, crystal glassware and fully trained staff offering exceptional service and excellent cuisine.

Visit The Boat House by the Lake

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Perfect Venue for a Country Wedding

Poachers Pantry is a unique rural wedding venue close to Canberra. The homestead lawn provides a perfect spot for a twilight wedding ceremony under the spreading boughs of a magnificent golden elm, followed by canapés on the lawn while photographs are being taken. The lawns around the café and terrace overlook an old slab woolshed which is beautiful in the early evening light. The unique country setting provides a stunning backdrop for your special wedding photos. This special venue lends itself to creating a seamless event where the ceremony flows effortlessly through to the reception.

The old weatherboard café has been lovingly restored and has an intimate feel and room for up to 100 people to dine. The café’s flexible space allows you to create a unique atmosphere for a memorable reception. Whether it is a casual country or formal dining theme we are able to help you create the perfect mood. Larger weddings can be accommodated in a marquee at an additional cost.

Poachers Pantry also shares its home with the Wily Trout Vineyard. The vineyard is an excellent backdrop for perfect wedding photos.

As Poachers Pantry and the Smokehouse Cafe are built around gourmet food and the love of good eating we can promise a meal that all will remember. Our wait staff will give you personalised and attentive service and with the relaxed rural setting we can create an unforgettable and simply perfect day!

Visit Poachers Pantry

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Aharoni Jewellery

We have already mentioned Aharoni Jewellery's exquisite gemstone pieces earlier this year, but we just wanted to also share with you Aharoni Jewellery's other special talent… Aharoni Jewellery is also known for their truly magnificent hand-crafted diamond engagement and wedding rings. Below is a selection of our favourite pieces - be sure to visit Aharoni Jewellery to view the collection…

Handmade solid platinum ring featuring one D shaped half-moon cut diamond. It is a rare size of 2.01 carats. Six small round brilliant cut intense pink diamonds are pavé set on the narrow side of the ring. Additional round brilliant cut white diamonds, pave' and channel set all G in colour and VVS in clarity.

Handcrafted 18 carat white gold band featuring a marquise cut 1.02 carat white diamond. Additional twenty small round brilliant-cut natural Pink diamonds, hammer-set into the split band on both sides of the centre stone. 

Handcrafted solid 18 carat 10mm wide white gold band with a matte finished. Featuring a 1.25 carats marquise-cut fancy green grey yellow diamond with four round G VS diamonds.

This stunning engagement ring is from the latest coloured diamond collection. Handcrafted solid 18 carat satin finish rose gold band featuring one 0.69 carat cushion cut natural fancy intense yellow diamond and two round brilliant cut 0.05 carat each Natural Fancy Pink diamonds all set in four claws settings.

Handcrafted solid 10mm wide thick yellow gold rought matte finished band with four princess cut champagne diamonds tension set in it.

Solid Platinum and 18 carat rose gold ring featuring one cushion/brilliant-cut natural fancy deep orangy-pink diamond weighing 0.18 carats set in an open bezel of 18 carat Rose gold. Six additional small brilliant cut natural light blue diamonds set in platinum bezels three on either side of the centre stone, totalling in weight 0.15 carats.

Solid 18 carat rose gold flat featuring a princess cut champagne 1.20 carat diamond set in a 'V' shaped setting of 18 carat rose gold. Additional four princess cut diamonds are channel set, two on either side of the centre stone totalling in weight 0.34 carats.

Visit Aharoni Jewellery

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thorson Photography

Thorson Photography brings a fresh approach to wedding photography in Canberra and the surrounding regions. Thorson Photography believe that wedding photos should be simple, natural and beautiful. They are not traditional and neither are their photos. Thorson Photography want to capture your wedding day as it happens and most importantly they want you to have fun!

Visit Thorson Photography 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jodie Mcgregor Flowers

Whatever your choice, Jodie Mcgregor Flowers will make sure your flowers are just perfect on your wedding day.

Regarded as one of Australia's 10 best wedding florists, Jodie Mcgregor Flowers has won the titles of 2010 Florist of the Year, 2010 Local Business of the Year and 2010 Local Business Person of the Year! With all that recognition, you can be sure that Jodie Mcgregor Flowers can help make your wedding dream a reality…  

Visit Jodie Mcgregor Flowers

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lake Crackenback Resort

Highly experienced, Lake Crackenback Resort can assist you in the many aspects of planning your wedding day, including menus, table layouts, celebrants, churches, photography, flowers, wedding cakes and music that suits your taste and budget.

Photographic memories are an important part of your wedding, and Lake Crackenback Resort offers the ideal setting for those life-long memories. In addition to the tranquil lake, the Resort also boasts mountain backdrops, rustic timber bridges, stunning balconies, warming fire places, native flora and Monaro rock features.

A reception room can be set up for your special day in accordance with your requirements, while other provisions include: bridal table (including skirting), crisp white linen tablecloths, menus with personalised message, full table service for food and beverages, full use of resort grounds for photos and ceremony and assistance in planning every detail of your perfect day.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kelly Tunney Photographer

We love Kelly Tunney's very unique photographic style.

Kelly Tunney helps you to write a story, and to illustrate it in the most beautiful, unique way possible. To begin the story of your life with the most personal pictures – of who you are, of what you mean to each other, and what you wish to become in the future, together.

Visit Kelly Tunney Photographer