Friday, January 28, 2011

Lisa Gowing January Sale

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"Chloe" gown 50% off

Lisa Gowing is hosting her biggest ever sale of demi-couture gowns and accessories at her Edgecliff studio today and tomorrow (January 28th & 29th). Over 30 gowns will be marked down from 50% - 70%, including styles from her coveted “Gatsby” collection.  Prices starting from $990!

Please register to confirm your attendance at this very special event. Call 02 9327 6332 or email

First in - best dressed!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Roses are Red, Violets are BLUE…

BLUE Sydney is the ultimate urban romantic getaway, the perfect escape for couples this Valentine’s Day. Guests may begin their evening at BLUE’s uber sexy Water Bar for cocktails, then make their way up to a luxurious hotel room for exciting in-room dining, complimentary sparkles and romantic touches.
BLUE’s Valentine’s Day package starts at $440.00 per night for a Deluxe Pier King Room and includes a bottle of Chandon on arrival with strawberries and chocolate fondue, a single red rose, a cute BLUE bear and a scented travel candle. The following morning, guests will be treated to a decadent breakfast served in the
room with two glasses of rosé champagne. *package is valid the weekend of Valentine’s Day from Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th and Monday 14th February 2011.
BLUE is situated on the waterfront at the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo, and offers couples who want to explore beyond their hotel room the chance to stroll around the CBD, the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
With 100 guest rooms and the award-winning Water Bar, BLUE Sydney backs up its beauty with inspired food and service under the direction of its award-winning Executive Chef Kiran Arora, serving a fusion of tastes and dishes to fit this sophisticated hotel's discerning clientele.

BLUE Sydney is the sexy, stylish way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

BLUE Sydney, a Taj Hotel
Booking and enquiries phone: 02 9331 9000
6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo |

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sydney Festival… On Now

From now until January 30th, Sydney comes alive with the Sydney Festival 2011. From dance to art and music to guest speakers, there is something on in Sydney to suit all tastes. Even better, the festival is a great way to get together with family and friends and enjoy the city of Sydney in summer. Visit Sydney Festival's official website to find out times and events…

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Great Wedding Photography…

We just love this fabulous shot of a very happy, newly married couple, captured by Sydney-based photographer, Mckay Photography. Visit the Mckay Photography blog to view the rest of the images from this gorgeous wedding.

About Mckay Photography
A wedding is an extremely special day in your life, and my aim is to capture timeless, beautiful memories that you will cherish forever. It is always a privilege to be part of a wedding day - being able to capture the emotion and the moments as they unfold is a real thrill.

My wedding photography is a mix of contemporary styles with a relaxed and natural approach - because often the best photos are taken when you simply laugh, smile, and enjoy your day!
With years of experience and as a member of the AIPP you can be confident you are getting a professional and reliable wedding photography service. I am also a member of the Northern Beaches Wedding Expo, so you can meet me and see my displays if you attend these events on the Northern Beaches. I only attend one wedding per day and guarantee I will be totally committed to YOUR wedding.

A face to face meeting is recommended to discuss your day, view sample wedding albums, ask questions, and generally get to know each other. I am based in Manly at Capture Studio (where I do portrait photography) so please contact me to make an appointment.

Please click here for my wedding photography packages. You may wish to read these FAQ's and I am happy to discuss anything about your wedding or put together a photography package that suits your needs.
I am based in Manly on the Northern Beaches and can travel all over Sydney for your wedding. A travel cost will apply for locations outside the Sydney metro area such as the Hunter Valley, the South Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains & around Australia. For overseas or destination weddings please contact me to discuss the options.

If you are interested in hiring me you can complete the online contact form or phone 0403 822 281 to check my availability.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nielsen Park Venues

Nestled in a secluded pocket of Sydney Harbour, Nielsen Park Venues is the perfect place to make your wedding dreams come to life. Right on the water’s edge surrounded by acres of rolling green gardens and shaded by giant Moreton Bay figs, it’s a truly romantic place to tie the knot.

“Nielsen Park is one of Sydney’s iconic unspoiled heritage parks and with views across the harbour the setting is naturally spectacular – it’s a wedding photographer’s dream!” says Nielsen Park Venues owner Rob Rubis. “Whether you’re planning a relaxed waterside wedding in the historic ‘Beach House’ or a sophisticated celebration in the private ‘White Pavilion’, Nielsen Park Venues are a stunning location to host your dream wedding.”

Just 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD in the eastern suburb of Vaucluse, the magnificent harbour-side Nielsen Park Venues have played host to all kinds of events, from intimate to extravagant. “Every wedding is individually tailored to suit the bride and groom’s requirements, whether it be a casual island-style wedding, a contemporary cocktail event or a traditional white wedding where opulence is the essence,” says Rubis. “Whatever your theme or style, our talented team will work closely with you to ensure your reception details are meticulously planned.”

Catering at the venues is artfully presented by the award-winning Truffle Group whose five-star event management service and exceptional culinary creations have earned them a coveted Caterer of the Year award. “With world-class catering in such a stunning setting, your guests will remember your wedding for many years to come,” says Rubis.

The bride and groom can indulge in an overnight stay in nearby historic Steel Point Cottage. “There is no better way to begin your newly-wed life together than with a romantic breakfast overlooking one of the most incredible views on Sydney harbour. It’s a moment you’ll always remember,” says Rubis.

Each venue caters for a varying number of guests, from an intimate group of 14 to a large 200-person wedding. Site inspections are available by appointment.

For more information on wedding packages, visit

Monday, January 17, 2011

Berowra Waters Waterview Restaurant

For a reception with a view, look no further than Berowra Waters Waterview Restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer expansive water and bush views, and with breathtaking ceremony and photography locations nearby, Waterview really is the perfect venue for your special day.

Visit Waterview to contact the weddings team

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nine Vines

We just love the Nine Vines stationery range, an Australia-wide stationery company offering the perfect stationery to complement your perfect day. From coastal to romantic, modern to the more traditional, you are sure to find a stationery suite to suit your wedding day style.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lauriston House…

Beautiful, unique and romantic, Lauriston House is the perfect venue for your wedding.

Built in 1887, Lauriston House is heritage-listed and features open fireplaces, a private bridal room, a dining room with dance floor and an elegant lounge area. It provides a stunning backdrop to your wedding reception and exudes a warm ambience for you and your guests.

Furthermore, the brand new gardens offer the ideal setting for your marriage ceremony, wedding photos or pre-dinner drinks. Make a breathtaking entrance to your ceremony by walking down the 60-foot “aisle” from the house to the Victorian wrought-iron gazebo, past the beautiful cherry blossoms and exquisite fountain.

As a specialist wedding reception venue, Lauriston House and its gardens are exclusively yours to enjoy for the duration of your function.


Visit Lauriston House

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

For Your Pink & Black Wedding…

We just love a pretty cake, and if you are planning an elegant pink and black wedding, this gorgeous cake creation by Planet Cake would complement your theme perfectly!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hilde Heim in Sydney…

Sydney brides can now view Hilde Heim gowns at The Wedding Boutique Paddington. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, please call 02 93323150 or email to schedule an appointment.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

The Wedding boutique | First Floor, 445 Oxford St Paddington.

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