Monday, December 24, 2012

Cakes Of Your Dreams

Cakes of Your Dreams offer a large range of wedding cakes, from a mouth-watering, chocolate ganache-covered cake with fresh rosebuds, to a tower of cupcakes decorated with flowers and butterflies, to luxurious, multi-tiered wedding cakes that will have your guests talking about your wedding for years to come. 

All of their delicious, premium quality cakes are handmade from scratch, and use only quality ingredients, from coverture chocolate, unsalted butter and free-range eggs, to pure fresh cream, liqueurs and roasted nuts.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas... From The Bride's Diary

The Bride's Diary Team extends our very best wishes for the Festive Season, to all our members and clients. We truly hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year celebration.

We look forward to a wonderful 2013, and can't wait to bring you more exciting new additions to our publications and online features! Also, we will be launching a brand new website for The Bride's Diary – with a new design, fabulous content and so much more, all will be revealed shortly!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and interest in The Bride's Diary, The Groom’s Diary, Wedding Celebration, Weddingstar and Giftstar. And once again, have a wonderful festive season.

Warm regards, The Bride's Diary Team

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rockstars and Royalty

British designer Vicky Kidd-Gallichan has over 13 years’ experience designing and making gowns and corsets and launched Rockstars and Royalty in 2007, much to the delight of many Australian brides.

Vicky specialises in corsetry which she incorporates into her elaborate one-off designs to produce breathtaking gowns that make every bride feel like royalty. Whether you’re after classic ivory or bold colour, vintage Hollywood glamour or rock star extravagance, Vicky will create a gown that reflects your personality and is uniquely yours. Having a Rockstars and Royalty gown made is a true couture experience. Every gown is designed, cut, sewn, fitted and hand finished by Vicky in her Canberra studio.

Vicky also designs and makes fascinators, veils, jewellery and accessories and can add embellishment to your own gown.

Visit Rockstars and Royalty, or stop by their page on Facebook –

Friday, December 14, 2012

First Class Chauffeured Cars

First Class Chauffeured Cars, Canberra ACT offer an affordable wedding car and end of year formal hire car service that is second to none. 

They offer a range of contemporary European styled wedding and formal hire cars including Chrysler 300Cs and BMWs for you to choose from. Let the experienced team of professional chauffeurs provide that exceptional wedding and school formal car hire service you deserve on your special day.

First Class Chauffeured Cars prides itself on its wedding service and believe they offer the best wedding hire car service in Canberra. They understand how special your wedding day is and by choosing First Class Chauffeured Cars, you can expect a quality service to match your needs. They pride themselves not only on their quality vehicles but also their professional chauffeurs. The chauffeurs are friendly, courteous and well-presented in suit and tie.

First Class Chauffeured Cars have a range of affordable wedding packages available including red carpet arrival, white satin ribbons, tyre cover, premium beverages and light refreshments. Al packages are tailored to suit your needs. Servicing Canberra, Sydney and surrounding areas.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Real Life Wedding: Mai-Linh and Alastair 22.09.12

Photography by ESH Photography
Yes, this is the story of the “college sweethearts”. Mai-Linh and Alastair met over ten years ago where they first became friends, then quickly the best of friends, which bloomed into love. All the way back then, they had known they were each other’s world and that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.

Time, as it does, passed as usual until one day, under the guise of a ‘birthday surprise’ (even though it was months away) Mai-Linh was woken in the middle of the night and whisked away on an exotic island getaway to Vanuatu. Alastair, the brave man he was, had even dared to pack her bags for the entire trip! They ended up having a romantic, candle-lit dinner on the resort’s glassed-bottomed jetty and that was where, down on bended knee, Alastair's question was popped.

After many months of waiting and endless planning, the big day had arrived. As the couple exchanged their vows, seven empty and open birdcages nestled amongst the background trees swung lazily in the breeze. Each one stood to represent the milestones and dreams which Mai-Linh and Alastair had achieved together so far. One cage, which had been separated from the others, remained closed and contained two white doves. This cage was simply labelled with the word “marriage”. As the bride and groom released the doves, their family and friends bore witness to the symbolic gesture which heralded the beginning of their marriage. Mai-Linh and Alastair were finally man and wife!

The theme for this beautiful Canberra wedding, 'birdcages and birds', drew style inspiration from vintage, fresh, rustic, and most importantly, personal elements. The colour palette was inspired by the hydrangea – purples, white, lime green and light brown. 

Mai-Linh and Alastair were married at Lennox Gardens on Saturday 22nd September, and the reception was held at the Gordon Darling Hall of the National Portriat Gallery, with 168 of their closest friends and family.

The photography was believed to be the most important element of the wedding for the couple, as they both have a love and passion for photography. ESH Photography was "just what they needed",  said bride Mai-Linh. "Emily (from ESH Photography) captured beautiful images of the day without being obtrusive or having to force us to create them ourselves. The inspiration for having a location shoot around a merry-go-round was the romantic imagery that came with it, along with the motion and color of the carousel. We then wanted to contrast that with some simple, rustic, nature shots."

Photography by ESH Photography
Visit ESH Photography for more stunning images.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Manuka Flowers

Let Manuka Flowers finish off your very special day with their very special touch. 

Their qualified designers pride themselves on their excellent personal service and attention to detail. Manuka Flowers staff spend time with their brides and consult with them throughout the wedding preparations, to make sure that even the smallest details are 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 – their ideas are endless. They will design a package to suit your budget. By appointment only.

Manuka Flowers make perfect wedding flowers for any size wedding:
  • Bridal Pary
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Hire of glassware, pedestals & urns 
  • Packages from $460
  • Quotes by appointment
Visit Manuka Flowers

Friday, December 7, 2012

Amanda Fintan Photography

If you're looking for a relaxed, down to earth and talented photographer, then you can't look past Amanda Fintan Photography. Amanda is passionate and loves what she does! She immediately puts people at ease, allowing the photos to look natural and happy. 

Amanda captures the special moments from your magical day as they happen, as well as giving guidance when required. Amanda Fintan Photography has a range of packages to suit all budgets. Packages include an album, enlargements and a USB with printable, high resolution images.

Amanda Fintan Photography specialises in weddings and special events as well as maternity and babies, and kids and family portraiture. She is also available for corporate photography.

Amanda is based in Canberra, ACT. She has a portable studio which can be set up in your home, or she can simply meet you at any of the wonderful locations around Canberra.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Artforme Letterpress Studio

Give your wedding stationery a distinctive look and feel with the hand-crafted quality of letterpress printing. Located in Canberra, Artforme Letterpress Studio creates distinctive letterpress printing for your wedding stationery.

If you are looking for friendly advice on your design, wording and choice of paper, Artforme Letterpress Studio can help you. You will love their letterpress printing – it has its own unique style and character all its own.

Letterpress printing is a perfect choice to add that special touch to your engagement invites, save the date cards, wedding invitations or thank you cards.

Artforme Letterpress Studio can help you with: 
  • Elegant matching stationery 
  • Stylish printing for special events such as weddings, engagements, birthdays or other celebrations 
  • Desirable stationery for social occasions 
  • Attractive promotional, point of sale and direct marketing pieces 
  • Unique greeting cards 
Visit Artforme Letterpress Studio, or browse exciting examples of beautiful invitations on the Artforme Facebook page.