Thursday, December 22, 2011

Season's Greetings…

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A $3.5M Landmark in Luxurious Diamond Design

Musson Jewellers are currently in proud possession of one of the rarest jewels to have graced Australia's shores… a breathtaking 25 carat pear shaped diamond sourced from Israel that is now the centre-piece of a stunning $3.5million showstopper. Crafted into a luxurious diamond pendant, the exquisite design christened ‘Ellisse’ is a spellbinding addition to Musson’s already sublime collection of rare jewellery. 

Described as "an elliptical dream" by diamond Jeweller and Musson’s Creative Director Olivar Musson, who was overwhelmed to add his own personal inspiration while framing one of Australia’s rarest jewels. 

‘Ellisse’ is handcrafted in 18ct white gold, surrounded by 2.28cts of round brilliant cut diamonds and suspended below another rare dazzler, a 0.61ct Argyle Australian Pink marquise shaped diamond and comes to a total value of $3,500,000. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Anna DaFonte


Anna DaFonte houses collections from leading international bridal couturiers and will appeal to those who are fashion-forward and appreciate luxury and quality.

Anna DaFonte focus' on assisting you in choosing a beautiful gown that embodies your inherent style and personality in an environment that is both warm and intimate. Operating by appointment only, The bridal salon will be exclusively yours.
The latest trends in international bridal wear are available at Anna DaFonte, which houses collections from New York’s style icon, Carolina Herrera and fashionista favourite, Elizabeth Fillmore. A selection of veils and headpieces are also available to complement your gown and complete your look.

Anna DaFonte

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Neil Grigg

In his 30-year career, Neil Grigg has created thousands of hats for brides, race-goers and celebrities alike. Renowned for his beautiful hand-made flowers, enchanting feather-work, and an endless imagination, Neil's headpieces bring a particular individual style for that special day. His bridal wear ranges from delicate headpieces through to flowing full-length veils making any bride-to-be look and feel simply glamorous. Visit his shop on 40 William Street, Paddington.


Visit Neil Grigg

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Serendipity Wedding Consultancy

Memorable weddings don’t just happen… they’re planned! To avoid unnecessary hassle and stress, Serendipity Wedding Consultancy have a range of wedding planning packages available to you. They have put a great deal of thought into what brides are looking for when seeking assistance in planning their wedding. Serendipity Wedding Consultancy have tailored a range of packages to meet individual needs and believe we have every angle and budget covered. Looking for more or less… Let Serendipity Wedding Consultancy work with you to create your own personal package.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pronovias 2012 Collection at Brides By Francesca

The Pronovias 2012 collection has arrived at Brides By Francesca and it is simply stunning! Featuring lace appliqué, hand embroidery, fitted bodices, exquisite fabrics and flowing trains. Make sure you head on over to the store and let Francesca and her talented team help you find your dream wedding gown!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We just love this beautifully embellished votive candle from Debdoes. Allow Debdoes to match these candles to your invitation design or theme. They can be used as a guest thank you gift or as decorative features. Debdoes also offers a decorative service, decorating any item to suit your invitation design or overall theme.

Visit Debdoes

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


ARIA offers all the elements required for that highly special event – a stunning location, first-class food and wine, a range of flexible packages and the expertise to tailor your special day to your exact needs. ARIA can design a simple cocktail style reception through to a seven-course degustation menu with matching wines.

ARIA's elegant Main Dining Room offers magnificent views across Sydney's harbour and the Sydney Opera House. The room caters for weddings for 80-100 guests. 

The Private Dining Room is an intimate space providing ceiling to floor glass windows over-looking the water at Circular Quay toward the Rocks and Harbour Bridge. The room caters for a sit-down lunch Monday to Friday or dinner Monday to Sunday for up to 60 guests or a cocktail reception for 80-120 guests. 

ARIA's exclusive outdoor terrace provides a spectacular open-air venue for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions for 80-120 guests or for pre-dinner drinks and canapés to those dining in the private room. 

ARIA's function and events manager would be delighted to assist with your special requirements and is dedicated to making your wedding a memorable one. 

Visit ARIA

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Johanna Johnson's Ormond Gown

At BD we just love Johanna Johnson's Templar bridal collection. Featuring so many exquisite gowns for your big day. One of our favourites is the Ormond, an ivory heavy silk a-line gown with stunning hand beaded bust line, necklace and back detail. See the Ormond on the front cover of the 2012 edition of The Bride's Diary!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hire An Umbrella

Don't let it rain on your wedding parade! Ensure your big day is enjoyable, regardless of the weather, with the affordable wet weather plan: umbrella hire. Your guests, bridal party and most importantly, your dress, will be protected from the moods of Mother Nature. All umbrellas come in their own carry case to fit snugly in the boot of your wedding car.

For umbrella styles and to order, visit Hire An Umbrella.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Potteround Floral Design

Potteround Floral Design specialises in wedding blooms. From bouquets to buttonholes, to decking out the church and 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's bouquets will complement the overall theme and feel of your wedding. Whether it is a beachside ceremony, a relaxed garden wedding or a formal service in a chapel, Potteround will create floral arrangements which will meet and exceed all your expectations.
From the smallest bouquet to the grandest reception Potteround will create a unique one-off floral arrangements that will look simply stunning on your big day. 

Monday, November 28, 2011


Celyna Ziolkowski designs exquisite, handcrafted gowns, from the most luxurious fabrics, silks, imported laces and beautifully beaded crystal trims. Each gown is as unique as the woman wearing it, designed to suit her personality and style, as well as enhancing the figure of the wearer. Ziolkowski understands that every woman wants to look and feel gorgeous for her special occasion, whether it be evening, red carpet or bridal. Ziolkowski’s personalised service will turn your dreams into reality. By appointment only.

Visit Ziolkowski

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Colebee Centre

From the moment you choose the date, to your grand departure, the Colebee Centre's aim is to walk with you through all the steps of your preparation, so that your wedding is as stress-free as possible.  

Located in the heart of the Nurragingy Reserve, the Colebee Centre is a little piece of paradise. Featuring a man-made lake with a dock for your wedding ceremony, a fountain, a sparkling water garden, an authentic blacksmith’s hut and so many amazing photo opportunities.
 Not only is this a paradise by day, but at night it’s a photographer’s treasure trove; under the sparkle of lights outside and a 12 metre wall of fairy lights inside. 

The reception room is surrounded on three sides by floor-to-ceiling windows and your guests will be seated around a huge hardwood polished dance floor. The food is full of flavour and full-sized servings too, so you won’t be chasing your meal around an oversized plate at the Colebee Centre.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Unique Cakes

Unique Cakes has been in business for 20 years, run for the last 16 years by husband and wife team, Suzanne and Steven Casement. They have over 1000 designs in their wedding cake albums alone and over 20 cakes on display in the shop. Unique Cakes will design, bake – using only the freshiest ingredients, decorate and deliver your wedding cakes personally in Sydney. 

Visit Unique Cakes

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Eschol Park House

Eschol Park House is an historic old colonial home with fireplaces and high ornate ceilings throughout. There are two large and beautifully landscaped gardens for wedding ceremonies and photos, so you can have a ceremony and reception all at the one venue.

The professional and friendly staff at Eschol Park House have many years of wedding experience to ensure your special day runs smoothly. Eschol Park House can also offer links to key wedding suppliers, including photographers, celebrants and wedding cake makers, so organising your big day is even easier.
A choice of three different rooms are available to suit your wedding reception numbers and smaller wedding receptions are also welcome at Eschol Park House.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Peppermint Press

Peppermint Press believe that beautiful invitations needn't be expensive. Peppermint Press offers a beautiful alternative to expensive wedding invitations. Contemporary and vintage-inspired designs are available as digital files, which can be customised with your selected colours and text.