Monday, January 30, 2012

Manuka Flowers

At Manuka Flowers their speciality is to finish off your very special day with a very special touch. The qualified designers pride themselves on their excellent personal service and attention to detail. They spend time with brides throughout their preparations, getting even the smallest details just right. 

Manuka Flowers cater for any size wedding, from the most intimate gathering, to large and extravagant events. Whatever your style or theme – young and funky, traditional and elegant or simple and stylish – our ideas are endless; Manuka Flowers will design a package to suit your budget.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cupcakes by Sweet Petite

We came across these delicious cupcakes on Sweet Petite's Facebook. Lime and coconut cupcakes with zesty cream cheese frosting and raspberry frou frou cupcakes complete with blue rose. They look oh so delicious!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Traditional Elegance

Kylie & Craig Goddard • 1st October, 2011

Kylie and Craig both worked in hospitality at the Australian National University. Craig used to visit the café where Kylie worked – to buy coffee and to have the opportunity to talk to her. Then one night at a Rogue Traders concert held at the ANU bar that Craig managed, the pair bumped into each other and discovered that the attraction was mutual. They’ve been together ever since.

Fast forward to one of Sydney’s annual Big Day Out festivals. Craig took Kylie to Sydney for the festival and phoned ahead to arrange accommodation, and a few other special details, at a city hotel.

The night before the festival started, the couple went out for a delightfully romantic dinner. Much to Kylie’s surprise, on returning to their hotel room, she opened the door onto a room full of candles, long stem red roses scattered across the bed and a bottle of Kylie’s favourite wine on the bedside table.

Craig then proposed to a stunned Kylie, who eventually managed to say yes. They were both so excited that they were shaking, making it hard for Craig to put a beautiful engagement ring on Kylie’s finger.

Purple, Kylie’s favourite colour, was one of their wedding day themes. Kylie’s bridesmaids chose purple dresses and carried purple flowers, while Craig and the page boy both wore purple ties.  

Kylie looked gorgeous as her grandfather walked her down the aisle, and Craig admits to having fluttering butterflies in his stomach and having to hold back his tears as Kylie walked towards him. During an emotional ceremony the couple stood holding hands before being pronounced man and wife.

At Craig and Kylie’s reception, the newly married couple continued their colourful theme with delightful purple decorations and the addition of a roof canopy with fairy lights and purple ribbons, and chair covers with purple sashes. For their bomboniere, the couple chose pretty silver bells engraved with their names and wedding date. Each bell was decorated with a small purple bow. 

Craig’s stepfather made a charming gift wishing well, while the couple’s delicious three tier chocolate and caramel mud cake decorated with lilies and roses and dusted with purple proved to be a big hit amongst the guests.  

Ceremony Venue
Reception Venue
Wedding Rings
Bridal Accessories Fuse Silver, 0430 751 307 
Bridesmaids' Gowns Nouveau Riche, 02 6299 2334 
Hair Stylist Numero Uno Hair Studio, 02 6299 5777
Make-Up Cassie Miller, 0438 069 017
Entertainment Kiwi Gee, 0422 103 108 
Stationery Handmade 
Honeymoon Vanuatu

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fleur De Lis Invitation Colelction From Weddingstar

This stationery collection features the Fleur de Lis, a stylised lily which is commonly associated with the French. The collection is both elegant and artistic, and of course available in a variety of colours to suit any wedding colour scheme. All cards are printed on a natural linen paper which serves to heighten the sophistication of the design.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Oaklands Event Centre


Situated on the picturesque far South Coast at Pambula, Oaklands Event Centre is a brand new event centre that has only been in operation since March 2011. The design of the beautifully constructed complex draws its inspiration from rural buildings of yesteryear, with the facilities offering a warm and inviting country feel with all the necessary modern comforts and details.
You may opt for an informal garden wedding in our beautiful Historic Homestead garden, a wonderful backdrop for your special day and photos. Or you may choose an extravagant wedding in our stylish and impressive Event Centre, with chandeliers and candles.
Oaklands Event Centre's team understands that your wedding day is to be an exceptional experience and the flexibility of the venue offers exactly the degree of formality you desire. The team will attend to every detail in true Oaklands style and flair, leaving you to enjoy your special day. The Event Co-ordinator will work with you to ensure that your wedding is thoroughly enjoyable, of the highest standard and completely stress-free. 

Catered by Oaklands’ own chefs, you can look forward to modern Australian cuisine using the freshest local ingredients. The luxurious Historic Homestead features fine cedar joinery and a set of glazed entrance doors with corresponding antechamber – ideal for the bride and bridal party to stay the night before the wedding, or for the couple’s first night as husband and wife.
Take advantage of our stagecoach and Clydesdale horses, which are available to transport the bridal party to and from the Homestead to the Event Centre.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Affordable Bridal

Whatever style dress – classic, modern, simple or a princess gown – Affordable Bridal has its eye on fashion and knows the right designers to bring your dream to life at an affordable price.  

Affordable Bridal stocks leading international and Australian designers, including: Alfred Angelo, Mr K, Fiorenza, Bridal Chic, Claire by Design and Nicolina, as well as being the exclusive Canberra stockist of the official Disney fairytale gowns. 

In addition to their extensive range of wedding gowns, Affordable Bridal also stock bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, veils, tiaras and jewellery. Affordable Bridal has an online store where you can purchase accessories such as bomboniere, shoes, guest books and chocolates or hire items, including chair covers and candelabra. 
Affordable Bridal is located a short 25 minute drive from Canberra city and is open by appointment only.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Always & Forever Aisle Runner

The classic “Always & Forever" inscription printed on this Aisle Runner from Weddingstar will add a romantic touch to any ceremony, whether in a church or outdoor setting. Sprinkle with rose petals in colours that complement your special day! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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 a gala ball in our stylish new Events Centre that can seat up to 750 guests.
Offering a variety of elegantly appointed reception rooms across our venues at Woden, Tuggeranong, Yarralumla and Jamison, the Canberra Southern Cross Club can tailor a wedding reception that is perfect for you and your budget.
With four venues and 11 function rooms, the Canberra Southern Cross Club offers modern, Australian style cuisine. The award-winning chefs will create a menu that reflects your personal taste and style, from ocean-fresh seafood to decadent desserts.
With more than 30 years’ experience and an extensive range of catering options, the highly qualified function managers will work with you every step of the way to create a meticulously planned event that you’ll never forget.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Scarlett by Viktoria Novak Design

We just love this stunning bridal headpiece Scarlett from Viktoria Novak Design. Featuring an ivory silk skull cap base, with structured silk flower, ivory netting and Swarovski crystal brooch.Its the perfect addition to your wedding day look.