Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Bella Vista: Sydney Harbour Weddings




The Bella Vista is Sydney Harbour’s newest floating glass ballroom, and it has been specifically designed to be the perfect wedding venue.





It boasts 3-metre high, wrap-around glass windows and offers panoramic, uninterrupted views of the stunning Sydney Harbour. Imagine saying your vows under the Harbour Bridge, sipping champagne as you slowly cruise past the Botanic Gardens and having your first dance as husband and wife with the Opera House and a sparkling sea of lights as your backdrop.



All Occasion Cruises know that every bride and groom is unique, so we will take the time to sit with you and tailor your personalised wedding package. You, your partner and your guests will experience a celebration to cherish forever. Your wedding co-ordinator will see everything through, from your initial enquiry to the moment you step off the boat. Please call All Occasion Cruises for your free quotation.

Guests Up to 750 | Rooms 4 Vessels | Cuisine Caters to all styles


64 Hermitage Road, West Ryde NSW 2114 Contact Wedding Co-ordinator Telephone 02 9809 5499 Email info@aocruises.com.au Web www.aocruises.com.au

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Bride's Diary 2011 Sydney Edition – Out Now!




We are thrilled to advise that the stunning 2011 Sydney edition of The Bride's Diary® is now in store! This is the most stylish, modern and beautiful edition ever and we know you will love it!

Featuring only the best of Sydney's wedding service providers, this is a "must have" magazine if you are planning a Sydney wedding! 

This edition is better than ever with 524 pages of great wedding ideas, and includes information about bridal fairs, flowers, rings, video, cakes, beauty, formal hire, photography, decorations, transport, receptions and much, more! 

Also included are 6 spectacular Real Life Wedding profiles for you to enjoy, detailed features on Sydney's best wedding reception venues, tips for choosing your ultimate Destination Wedding location, plus your chance to WIN a fabulous honeymoon to the Cook Islands! 

You will also love our unique and practical diary section – guaranteed to make planning your wedding a breeze! 

Visit The Bride's Diary online store to purchase your copy today!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Picturesque Sydney Wedding at Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club



Located on Manly Cove's foreshore, Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club boasts a picturesque backdrop for an impressive wedding reception. We have an events team who will assist you with organising your special day right from the date of your booking. We have a variety of packages to choose from and whether you are after an intimate ceremony or an elegant sophisticated sit down dinner, we can cater for all your requirements.


Whether you're looking for an intimate ceremony or an elegant sit down dinner, Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club can cater for all your needs! You can even arrive with your wedding party on their own private jetty!


Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club is located on the harbours edge, making it an ideal venue to hold your wedding. Whether it is a wedding reception or combined ceremony and reception, they can cater for weddings from 40 to 120 people.

The club has magnificent views and with the water backdrop, it has to be one of the most picturesque venues to hold weddings. The room is light, bright and has both an indoor and undercover heated outdoor combined area.




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Waterside Sydney Wedding By Dario Gardiman Photography




Capturing the moments of an unforgettable day! Ray and Jessica's waterside Sydney wedding must certainly have been unforgettable if the stunning shots by Dario Gardiman Photography are anything to go by. Dario's elegant and stylish shots captured all the details of the wedding day, as well as the mood and emotions! Shown here are just a few of The Bride's Diary's favourite shots from Ray and Jessica's day, to view all the shots, visit the Gallery on the Dario Gardiman Photography website..

Friday, September 17, 2010

Style, Fashion and Class at Bizzaro Bridal Couture




You've been dreaming about and planning the day for weeks, months, years! And now the time is here to choose your bridal gown... you want style, fashion and class as you walk down the aisle towards your future husband. The Bride's Diary knows how important finding 'the' dress is and we are so excited to share with you a few of our favourite gowns from acclaimed designers Bizzaro Bridal Couture...


Bizzaro Bridal Couture is one of Australia’s leading wedding boutiques, established in 1991 and renowned as one of the most reputable designer boutiques in the Australian wedding industry.

Winners of the 2009 Australian Designer of Dreams award (announced May 2010), member of the ABIA Hall of Fame and the winner of the Australian bridal industry academy award for the best in bridal couture designer gowns and bridal jewellery in NSW 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Bizzaro Bridal Couture is owned and operated by designers, Dimmy Parris and Mary Rallis, who personally cater to the bride who wants a unique wedding gown designed and created to compliment her individual style and personality. For two decades they have shared their love of wedding gowns and their expertise with brides from everywhere, offering them an experience and product that surpasses that of any traditional wedding boutique or dressmaker.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wolgan Valley named Hotel of the Year by Australian Industry



Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa has been honoured with the prestigious Overall Hotel of the Year Award at the 2010 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence.

Also winning the Best Environmental Practice and Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation, Wolgan Valley received the most hotel awards of the evening; a glowing testament to the world-class design, service standards and unique experiences found at Australia’s first luxury conservation-based resort.


Joost Heymeijer, General Manager, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa said: “It is gratifying to be recognised by our hotel industry peers. These awards are both recognition of Emirates’ commitment to Australia, our global promotion of this unique tourism destination; and the Wolgan Valley team’s hard work and dedication to providing world class hospitality to our guests since opening less than a year ago.”

A scenic three-hour drive from Sydney, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is nestled between two of Australia’s most prominent national parks and borders the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Occupying just two per cent of a 4,000-acre conservancy reserve, Wolgan Valley combines the expectations of the high-end traveller with a commitment to conservation of threatened and endangered wildlife, ecological and environmental sustainability.

Selecting Australia for Emirates’ first hospitality development outside Dubai, the A$125 million project represents a significant investment into the Australian tourism industry, as well as in local communities surrounding the resort. As Emirates’ third largest market globally, the opening of Wolgan Valley in Australia further demonstrates the long-term commitment to the country.

The annual AHA National Awards for Excellence recognise the leaders in hospitality and honour the achievements of excellence in a wide range of categories in the accommodation industry.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weddings on Circular Quay with Cruise Events




Cruise Events is one of the most beautiful waterfront venues in Sydney. Located on level 3 of the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, Cruise Events provides an elegant setting for wedding ceremonies and chic cocktail style receptions.

Floor to ceiling glass windows capture the spectacular panoramic views over Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your special day.

The generous wrap-around terrace is an unique feature and a popular location for couples to exchange vows in the company of family and friends.

An interior decor of modern ivory furnishings and ebony marble bar complimented by soft candle lighting, sets a romantic atmosphere requiring very little theme, yet acts as a beautiful base to build on if desired.

With capacity for up to 270 guests, Cruise Events offers a versatile space that can easily be tailored to meet your every need, including flexible catering and beverage options to suit your budget. All catering is prepared in-house by our talented team of chefs ensuring premium quality and freshness, while allowing flexibility for dietary needs.

Cruise Events can also assist with the finer details of wedding planning to make the lead up to your big day stress free. Our team can coordinate services including entertainment, theme design, marriage celebrants, photography, flowers, cakes, bridal cars and accommodation through our professional industry partners.

Whether you require a relaxed intimate event, or an extravagant modern reception, Cruise Events provides the perfect venue.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Personalised Weddings Couture




Personalised Weddings Couture, with its extensive experienceof over 19 years, is considered to be one of the leading couture houses in Sydney, and is located in a two storey boutique. Personalised Weddings Couture caters to your wedding needs, with the important focus on a contemporary modern style and creativity.


Personalised Weddings Couture – create voluptuous, original gowns with encrusted Swarovski crystal work. Hand selected fabrics imported from Europe, with styles that are inspired by the catwalks of Milan and Paris, created with superior workmanship produce innovative, glamorous, timeless pieces to take your breath away.

Personalised Weddings Couture’s superior workmanship, innovative, creative, glamorous and timeless pieces will take your breath away.

From the initial consultation with your friendly designer, you will feel safe in the knowledge that your dream dress will exceed all your expectations.

Personalised Weddings Couture are recipients of numerous awards from ABIA (Australian Bridal Industry Awards) and winners of many other awards for excellence in the fashion couture and bridal dress fields.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

La Petite Lorraine Patisserie



La Petite Lorraine Patisserie is a family business that has been operating for over 29 years. 
La Petite Lorraine Patisserie are suppliers of fine patisserie baked daily on the premises by a team of European trained pastry chefs.



The policy of La Petite Lorraine Patisserie dictates they use the finest fresh ingredients and traditional methods to achieve the highest reputation in crafted excellence.


La Petite Lorraine Patisserie are famous for our traditional French croquembouches and also offer many other varieties of wedding cakes, including:

• Two or three layer wedding cakes made from our deliciously moist chocolate cake, classical sponge or traditional fruit cake. The layers are 9 cm deep and La Petite Lorraine Patisserie recommend decorating with fresh flowers.

• Chocolate Mud cake with a chocolate ganache covering a rustic look that is not completely smooth.

• Chocolate mud cake, classical sponge or fruit cake covered with white pastiage

• Croquembouche - the traditional French wedding cake. The choux are filled with Grand Marnier creme patissier and coated with a light crunchy caramel. It sits upon a shortbread base and is decorated with toffee leaves and flowers and white sugared almonds. 



Visit La Petite Lorraine Patisserie

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tahleah Hair & Makeup Artistry




A young, fresh and innovative hair and make-up artist from Sydney,
Tahleah will ensure you look absolutely stunning on your wedding day. 

Tahleah specialises in creating a flawless finish for all her brides, enhancing their inner beauty instead of changing the way they look. Tahleah will also create a hairstyle to complement your make-up and make you feel totally elegant on your special day.



Tahleah believes each individual has an idea of how they would like to look on their special day. Prior to your wedding day, Tahleah will arrange a trial with you to ensure your hair and makeup complement each other and to discuss and create your ideal look.

Tahleah uses a range of products including Napoleon Perdis, MAC, Kryolan and Laura Mercier, which she believes will ensure a picture perfect long lasting finish for all her brides.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Stunning Style at Potteround Floral Design



Potteround Floral Design specialises in wedding blooms from bouquets to buttonholes, decking out the church and decorating your ultimate reception venue. With over 18 years of industry experience, you will be impressed by their attention to detail and passion for flowers.


Potteround create bouquets that complement the overall theme and feel of your wedding, and tie in all the little details. Whether it is a beachside ceremony, a relaxed garden wedding or a formal service in a chapel, we will create floral arrangements which will meet and exceed all your expectations.

Visit Potteround Floral Design



Potteround understand how complex and demanding planning an event can be. That is why Potteround’s personal approach to service can really make a difference. Peace of mind is also important and Potteround’s long standing reputation as one of Australia’s most reliable and established floral design companies means that when you choose Potterpund, quality, service and peace of mind are assured.


From the smallest bouquet to the grandest reception, corporate functions or just to brighten up your home or office or just to say hello – Potteround will create a unique one-off floral arrangement created to express your message or accent your occasion.