Friday, March 30, 2012

Floral Inspired Wedding Cakes From Sugar And Slice Cakes

Your wedding cake is one of the focal points of your reception so choosing the right cake can be a difficult task. Why not incorporate flowers into your cake? Whether it's using paper flowers, sugar flowers, or real blooms, a floral motif always says wedding. We've pulled together some beautiful floral wedding cakes from Sugar and Slice Cakes

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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. The all-inclusive packages are priced per person or you can design your own from the large variety of options. From flowers and table decorations to limousines and entertainment, the professional staff will ensure that every detail is considered.  

Packages include, three course set menu, half hour of pre-dinner drinks and Chef’s selection of assorted canapés, four hour beverage package, full ceiling canopy with bud lighting and satin ribbon, Honeymoon Suite at Hotel Realm, floral table arrangement for the bridal table, candelabra with candles for the bridal party, chair-covers with coloured sash of your choice, personalised menus, gift and cake tables, professional DJ and dance floor.
The National Press Club of Australia love hosting weddings and work very hard to achieve the best result for you. So allow the passionate professionals the opportunity to work with you on this very special day.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Saying I Do

Saying I Do wedding accessories has a stunning store located at Federation Square in the Gold Creek Village Nicholls. Saying I Do is Canberra's one and only retail wedding accessories store and stocks all of your wedding needs, including:
• Guest books and pens
• Champagne Flutes and cake servers
• A large bomboniere range
• Garters and horse shoe charms
• Unity candles and sand ceremony kits
• Flower girl dresses and page boy suits
• Ring Pillows
• Car ribbon
• Hens Night section
• Table runners
• Amazing hair pieces and combs
• Jewellery for the bride and bridal party 

Rebecca from Saying I Do has years of experience in the wedding industry and is so passionate about what she does. Saying I Do wedding accessories provides bridal and wedding accessories to brides throughout Australia; so pop in, have a browse and chat with the friendly staff.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kelly Tunney's Big Win!

One of our favourite wedding photographer's, Kelly Tunney, cleaned up at last week’s 2012 AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Epson NSW/ACT Professional Photography Awards – one of the industry’s major calendar events celebrating the talent of local photographers. The Award ceremony is a key event for professional regional photographers with over 900 entries across six professional categories.
Winning a total of five categories, including 2012 AIPP ACT Epson Professional Photographer of the Year, Wedding Photographer of the Year, Creative Photographer of the Year, Wedding Album of the Year (and runner-up) and Highest Scoring Print.

Kelly Tunney Photographer has been shooting weddings in Canberra full-time for 6 years. During that time she has built an impressive portfolio of work and has won International, National and State awards including 2009 ACT Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year. 

Tunney has recently travelled Internationally for some of her weddings, including London, Fiji and Greece. She will also be holding an exhibition in New York in June to display some of her more fine art work.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Barlens Event Hire

Create the perfect marquee wedding with a little help from Barlens Event Hire. They can help make your special day a huge success with their commitment to excellence and with an extensive range of marquees, pavilions and furnishings for hire, Barlens Event Hire will set the scene for a memorable experience.  

Barlens Event Hire has all the wedding hire products you need to make your day as stylishly simple or as breathtakingly beautiful as you desire. They also cover the practical aspects such as seating, shelter, tables and of course champagne glasses.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Alonga Waterfront Cottages

Alonga Waterfront Cottages is the perfect setting for weddings, functions, special occasions, family reunions and corporate events. Elegantly set among sprawling acres of unspoiled waterfront and gardens, Alonga Cottages can accommodate up to 89 of your guests in the cottages where they can relax prior to the wedding and afterwards.
The on-site gardens and waterfront views are one of the many backdrops to make your special day and photographs just perfect. For your wedding reception you have the choice of self-catering to a comfortable budget or Alonga Cottages can arrange services including table and interior decoration, menus and beverages, plus music and entertainment.
Alonga Cottages comfortable, romantic and sophisticated function area, catering for up to 100 guests, is the perfect spot to have your wedding reception, or take advantage of the marquee for larger numbers. Some of the spectacular venue features include dance floor, music system and speakers, wheel chair access, on-site parking, and coach parking.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Beachside Bliss

One of our favourite real life weddings in the latest Canberra edition is Leah and Shaun's captured by the talented Zoe Vaughan Photography…

Leah & Shaun Corcoran • 19th February, 2011  

Leah and Shaun were set up on a blind date by mutual friends. Although the evening didn’t go particularly well, the pair liked one another and continued to date. Initially, family and friends commented on how different they were from one another – a difference that Leah and Shaun acknowledged. But the couple also recognised that despite their differences, they shared similar values and this helped form a firm foundation for their relationship. 

The couple had been together for seven years when they decided to take a weekend away in the Blue Mountains. It rained most of the weekend, making Shaun’s planned proposal difficult to carry out. So one evening after dinner, on the pretext of making sure that their car was locked, Shaun went to retrieve the engagement ring from its hiding place in the vehicle and proposed to Leah in their suite. It didn’t take a completely surprised Leah long to say ‘yes’. 

Leah initially found her beautiful gown in a bridal magazine. It was love at first sight, and the first – and only – dress she tried on. Her bridesmaids chose charcoal grey cocktail dresses, a perfect match for the day’s colour theme, while Shaun and his groomsmen opted for London style suits and white shirts, with a white tie for the groom and black for the groomsmen. On the day, Leah tied her grandmother’s eternity ring to her bouquet as her ‘something old’ and also to carry a reminder of her grandmother with her. 

The couple chose Fairy Creek Lagoon in North Wollongong for a relaxed and sometimes humorous ceremony. Then, while the bridal party were away for the photo shoot, the couple’s guests were served canapés and drinks before being seated at a nearby seafood restaurant for the reception. The reception was relaxed and the food delicious. Leah chose to decorate the tables herself, using stainless steel lanterns with candles which she placed on mirror tiles to create striking table centre-pieces. 

Determined to give their guests bomboniere that was straight from the heart, Leah and Shaun asked their parents to make homemade raspberry jam and tomato relish which they packaged in small glass jars with personalised tags. The couple opted for a decadent chocolate mud cake which they decorated with their initials and some pretty pink roses, and served the cake with cream and a raspberry coulis for desert. 

Reception Venue
Wedding Rings Zantis Jewellers, 02 4821 2346
Bridal Gown
Bridal Shoes
Bridal Accessories,,,
Bridesmaids' Gowns
Men's Suits
Hair Stylist Deja Vu Hair Designs, 02 4822 4748
Wishing Well

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Riana's Health and Skin Care Clinic

Located in the heart of Monash, Riana's Health and Skin Care Clinic is a little oasis of tranquillity with state-of-the-art equipment that can be booked in conjunction with any treatment to enhance, relax, revitalise, relieve tension and aid detoxification of the skin. 

Due to the professional passionate approach to well-being Riana's Health and Skin Care Clinic have a regular clientele that reaps the benefits of a healthy, less stressful life. Relax and pamper yourself with massage, facial treatments and much more, including cosmetic tattooing, skin needling.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Contemplating Cakes

Contemplating Cakes will create beautiful custom designed cakes that are guaranteed to reflect your personality and individual style. Contemplating Cakes bake only from scratch using the finest quality ingredients, ensuring that your finished product with not only look visually stunning but will also satisfy everyone's taste buds.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

An Engagement Shoot by Beata English Photography

At BD we love the idea of an engagement shoot. As a couple you can get to know your wedding photographer and feel comfortable in front of the camera. We came across this gorgeous engagement shoot on Beata English Photography's blog. We love that you can just see the deep connection between Kyla and Scott and their great smiles!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Brides Best Friend

Whether you are looking for a wedding planner who assists you from start to finish or for a specific item to give you the perfect finishing touch for your wedding. Brides Best Friend offers a personalised approach and complete selection of wedding planning services along with a beautiful range of customised wedding accessories to which you will fall in love with. Brides Best Friend… Your best friend when it comes to all things wedding!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Beaded Bouquet

The Beaded Bouquet can create for you a truly one of a kind wedding bouquet. Every bouquet is lovingly hand crafted using the finest materials, from Swarovski crystals to Czech glass to stunning fresh water pearls. The Beaded Bouquet's intricate details will make your wedding day bouquet shine. 

The Beaded Bouquet can also create a matching range of accessories for the bride and the bridal party. With buttonholes, corsages and embellishments for anything from the dress to the bridesmaids hair. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pavilion on Northbourne

The Pavilion on Northbourne, with its unique Atriums, is an excellent wedding reception and ceremony venue. The indoor tropical gardens, bar, restaurants, special accommodation rates for wedding guests and complimentary off-street parking all add to the appeal.
The Pavilion on Northbourne invite you to simply consider the venue and discuss your needs with one of the professional co-ordinators, or call and have a wedding information package sent to you.

If it is value for money, a central location, an all-weather tropical venue, professional and friendly staff, mouth-watering food, flexible menus, choice of venues, discounted accommodation and a personalised package that you are looking for, then Pavilion on Northbourne is your ideal venue.
Pavilion on Northbourne understand that each wedding is unique and that flexibility and the ability to personalise each wedding is the key to a successful wedding. The friendly staff ensure that all your individual requests are exceeded

Friday, March 2, 2012

Percy Handmade

Percy Handmade specialises in feminine and vintage inspired custom accessories for those seeking something unique, luxurious and handmade with love. Based in Canberra, all Percy Handmade's pieces are designed and handcrafted by Tania Maras. 

The accessories line features stunning bridal hair flowers and feather fascinators, headbands, garters, sash belts and clutch bags perfect for your big day. All accessories are made from quality materials from local and imported fabrics, including lace, luxurious silk, chiffon, organza, satin, feathers and trim. 

Most pieces can be customised in different colours, sizes and fabrics so that you can match a piece perfectly to your wedding theme and style.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Bride's Diary Wedding & Honeymoon Expo

It's getting closer – only 18 days until The Bride's Diary Wedding & Honeymoon Expo! Sunday the 18th of March at the National Convention Centre, Canberra where you can meet the region’s finest wedding specialists, see 2 spectacular fashion parades, and enjoy a champagne high tea with your family and friends. Plus, brides-to-be receive a FREE copy of The Bride's Diary and can enter to win a romantic island honeymoon! 

Don't forget you can pre-order your tickets today from our online store.

The Bride's Diary Wedding & Honeymoon Expo, its the essential day for planning your BIG day!

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