Friday, April 26, 2013

Touch the Sky On Your Wedding Day at Stillwell Lodge

There are a number of reasons that make Stillwell Lodge a special venue for your wedding. Stillwell Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Snowy Mountains and is Australia’s highest function venue, operating right throughout the year and offering a high standard of food and accommodation.

Stillwell Lodge customises each wedding to suit the needs of the bride and groom. Their quotes are based on those needs, Stillwell Lodge don’t offer two or three specific packages, they offer many possibilities.

Stillwell Lodge's guest rooms sleep up to 60 people with overflow accommodation also available to cater for larger groups. A delicious breakfast and fresh cup of coffee awaits you and your guests the morning after.

There are many different locations for your wedding ceremony, including natural cathedrals surrounded by ancient snow gums and alpine flowers where your photographer will be able to capture amazing photos.

Stillwell Lodge's reception dinners can include stand-up style with multiple courses, two or three-course alternate drops and multiple-course degustation style evenings. Stillwell Lodge's chef utilises local produce and will customise a menu to suit 
your needs. 

Visit Stillwell Lodge.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Swish Vintage Canberra

Kartika, mum of 4 children aged 1-11, talks about her story of how she came to build up her business, Swish Vintage Canberra...

"After more than a decade working in the local public service in my home town of Canberra, I was forced to leave work to care for my oldest son who was diagnosed with a rare tumour in his spine and suffers with associated post surgical medical issues.

I have always dabbled in catering and party styling, organising several family and friends weddings and special events. Once the home front settled down and we got used to my son's medical care requirements, I found myself longing to get out of the house and do something! It had been a long, hard and stressful road with my precious son but there was light at the end of the tunnel and it was time for me to move ahead.

A party styling and catering business had been the topic of many conversations with my best friend, and with my love of all things vintage and baking, Swish Vintage Canberra was born. The Canberra community welcomed our unique vintage styling and mobile tea party business with open arms and bookings have been through the roof!

We host Vintage Tea Parties, Shabby Chic or formal High Tea style, with or without catering. We also do little girls' tea parties with a trunk of vintage dresses, hats, 

gloves and pearls with old fashioned party food that my Nanna used to make for 
us as children.

My real passion is weddings, the amazing buzz you get when you've done your job and made someone's day that extra bit special, is reward enough on its own, with the bonus of a pay cheque! To do something you adore as a career is a fantastic feeling.

Our weddings have received rave reviews and led to many bookings, word of mouth has been the strongest form of advertising we could ever have hoped for! The Canberra business community is an amazing support network for newcomers, with many businesses offering support, advice and cross promotion.

It feels as though my business and my son keep going from strength to strength and my greatest pleasure is watching and helping my "babies" grow and blossom."

The above featured photo shoot was Kartika's design and concept, brought to life by the following fabulous Canberran businesses:

  • Bride and flower girl dresses, accessories, shoes and bouquet – Rockstars & Royalty
  • Hair – Cassandra Lee
  • Make-up – Kimi Holzapfel
  • Photographers – Belle Photography and Mavis Wong Photography
  • Models – Georgia De Salis and Ian Graham, Lily Kidd-Gallichan
  • Food – Mrs Eatons Cupcakes, Cupcake Art, Ruby Janes Petite Treats and Swish Vintage Canberra
  • Bird Cages – Cassandra Lee
  • Styling and vintage tableware, french sofa – Swish Vintage Canberra
  • Groom's wardrobe – Aprils Caravan and Swish Vintage Canberra
Visit Swish Vintage Canberra.

Monday, April 15, 2013

A1 Classic Cars – Canberra

At A1 Classic Car Rentals you will discover a unique range of fully insured and licensed classic limousines with the passenger capacity from four to eight people per car. The highly professional driver's genuine, reliable and friendly manner ensures that the transport for your special occasion will run smoothly and efficiently.

A1 Classic Car Rentals invite you to make an obligation free appointment to discuss how they can assist you on your big day. Their priority is your enjoyment and satisfaction.

Visit A1 Classic Car Rentals.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Sweetest Sin

Give in to temptation with the range of delicious cakes, cupcakes and all things sweet from The Sweetest Sin – temptations for all occasions!

The Sweetest Sin is focused on providing a high-quality service and customer satisfaction – they will do everything they can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or other delicious sweets plus lots of flavours to satisfy those taste buds, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with them.

Your imagination is your only limitation. The Sweetest Sin's website contains a mouth-watering gallery for inspiration or like them on Facebook for the latest ideas, cakes and news about The Sweetest Sin.

Visit The Sweetest Sin.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Shot Above the Rest - Photographer's Favourite Wedding

A Shot Above the Rest Photographers Favourite Wedding:

"When I met Sarah and Roberto, they were both so excited to be marrying each other. They were so deliriously happy on their wedding day, surrounded by great friends, and loving family; it couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Sarah and Roberto were marreid on 10/11/12, a lucky date and the perfect time of year to celebrate in Canberra. I love this photo because like most of my images, the love and the emotion are captured as they actually happen, not staged, not on cue, just when you least expect it, and more often than not, it ends up being ‘a shot above the rest’."

Visit A Shot Above the Rest.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Nomad Photography

Thierry from Nomad Photography is featured in the latest edition of The Bride's Diary Canberra. One of his favourite experiences photographing a couple on their wedding day, is that of the wedding of Jessica and Mark Goggin. Thierry explains:

"Being the official wedding photographer is a daunting task and truly capturing the real emotion is not something everyone can do. May I say, I have that gift. I always fall in love with my couples and their wedding and being part of their wedding day is always a special moment in my career, from one wedding to another.

When I was asked to pick a favourite wedding, I could not decide and wanted to pick them all. They all are my favourites. Rather than picking a favourite wedding, I thought I’d pick some favourite images from a recent wedding that I really enjoyed capturing: the wedding of Jessica and Mark Goggin.

With the resulting images, you can read the story of each bride; her whole life preparing for the special day. From making sure that everything is perfect, through to the moment they both exchange vows at the altar, become husband and wife and walk the path of their new life together.

Wedding photography is not just about taking photos, it’s about seizing the real emotion of each instant and we all know that real emotion, the real moments are those that last a split of a second. Seeing that moment will allow you to capture an everlasting photograph." - Thierry Nguyen of Nomad Photography

Nomad Photography is a multi-award winning photography studio offering customised services to suit your requirements and budget. Please contact me today to discuss how I can be part of your special day.

Visit Nomad Photography.