Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mount Annan Botanic Garden

With stunning views, natural settings, and beautiful gardens, Mount Annan Botanic Garden is south-west Sydney's premier outdoor location for weddings, functions and events. Situated just 45 minutes from the CBD and accessible from all areas of Sydney, it is the ideal location for your wedding ceremony, reception and photos.

The Garden has ten superb locations for ceremonies, including the Water Garden, the Durie Sculpture and Sundial Hill your wedding ceremony will be the talk of all your guests. But don't be limited to locations we have chosen. Feel free to hold your wedding in any other publicly accessible location on-site.

And to keep the memories forever make sure you inspect the other 1,000 acres of photographic backdrops to choose from. You can be assured your wedding will be one that not only you, but also your guests, will never forget.

On-site is the Gardens Restaurant whose qualified staff can assist with your reception to give you a one-stop experience on your wedding day. Or you may prefer to choose a silk-lined marquee on the popular Marquee Lawn. The lawn is situated next to Lake Sedgewick and provides not only water views but a very private setting for you and your guests.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sydney Bridal Expo, Darling Harbour

Sydney Bridal Expo, Darling Harbour is Sydney’s most glamourous event on the bridal calendar. This year 130 of Sydney’s leading wedding suppliers will all be under one roof at the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April.

For those planning a wedding, or dreaming of one, there’s no other place to be to experience the vast range of products and services available from Sydney’s best wedding planners.

Sydney Bridal Expo is renowned not only for its vast product display, but also for its beautiful and stylish runway shows. Brides will see gowns from Sydney’s leading couture designers including Elena Kozlova, Yulia MC Couture, Lora Eliss Couture, Bridal Vision, J&C Boutique, Hugs for Brides, Arushie Bridal Couture plus outfits for the entire wedding party and divine Ms. Couture lingerie – perfect for the honeymoon!

Brides, grooms and wedding planners can source everything they need for their wedding, all in one place, under one roof – including info from Just for Him, the one stop boutique for the groom and a choice of 20 different styles of bridal transportation from classic to fun.

Information from the top wedding venues, examples of exquisite jewellery, photographers, demo reels from videographers, floral displays, wedding cakes, hair and make-up demonstrations. Every conceivable wedding service is represented at Sydney’s number one event for brides.

Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour – Hall 1
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April 2011
10.00am – 5.00pm
4 Parades Daily 11.15am | 12.45pm | 2.15pm | 3.30pm

Tickets at Door or Book Online 
Adults $20 | Seniors $14 | Children under 10 Free

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Weddings at Dunbar House

Located just 30 meters from the shores of Sydney Harbour, in the expansive grounds of Robertson Park, Watsons Bay, Dunbar House is a truly spectacular setting for a wedding. A historic mansion built in the 1830s and one of Australia’s oldest standing buildings, Dunbar House has recently changed ownership and is now owned and operated by The Tea Room Group, proprietor of acclaimed Sydney wedding venues The Tea Room QVB, The Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks and Sergeants’ Mess.

With a reputation for transforming historic Sydney buildings into world-class event venues, this new addition to The Tea Room stable is set to offer the finest wedding experience in the Eastern Suburbs. Re-opening in February 2011, a multi-million dollar restoration of Dunbar House is currently underway which will see the building revitalised both inside and out. With the utmost attention to detail, the restoration will pay homage to the 1830s while injecting an air of modern sophistication.

Civil ceremonies can be held on site on the Lower Lawn in Robertson Park under the grand fig tree with the magnificent backdrop of Sydney Harbour. Following the ceremony, guests can enjoy pre-reception drinks and canapés on the stunning outdoor Harbour Terrace overlooking the view.

Offering world-class dining and unparalleled service, a team of dedicated event staff works closely with each client to ensure that every detail of every wedding is meticulously planned. Packages can be tailored to suit individual requirements and budgets, with the Head Chef and Sommelier available to customise food and wine selections.

Making an Entrance
Guests will enter through the front door and into the impressive entrance hallway resplendent with marble tiling and William Morris wallpaper. Italian Foscarini pendant lights will hang from the ceiling, while antique mirrors sourced from all over the world will adorn the walls.

The Bridal Suite
A private oasis to escape from the chaos of the big day, the Dunbar House Bridal Suite is located on the ground floor and offers a private bar and lounge for the bridal party. Whether a place for the bride and bridesmaids to complete their final preparations before the ceremony, or a chance for the entire bridal party to have a celebratory drink between the ceremony and reception. A private waiter will also be on hand to cater to the bridal party’s needs.

The Main Dining Room
Whether it’s a sit down dinner for 110 or a cocktail reception for 150, the Main Dining Room can be configured to suit a number of floor plans. Located on the upper level of the building, the Main Dining Room adjoins an outdoor Harbour Terrace with views of Sydney Harbour. The room will feature hand-crafted crystal chandeliers from the Czech Republic, custom made furniture, Catherine Martin carpets and an antique full-marble fire place.

Upper Level Bar
Adjacent to the main dining room and featuring stunning harbour views, the Upper Level Bar can be used as a place for guests to relax during the reception or can be used as a dance floor or additional seating for larger receptions. The entire upper level is fitted out with a state of the art, high-tech AV system that includes cordless microphones for speeches, the ability to configure music volume in different areas, and a drop down screen and projector.

Breakfast, lunch and evening weddings for 110 seated and 150 standing are available at Dunbar House, Monday to Sunday. Ample street parking is available within a short walking distance of the venue, and with Watson’s Bay Wharf just a stone’s throw from the venue, guests can also arrive and depart in style via charter vessel or ferry.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Yummy Cupcakes And Cakes

Vintage weddings are elegant, timeless and very feminine. This vintage inspired wedding cake from Yummy Cupcakes And Cakes is elegant & sophisticated with a colour palette of creams, French champagne, pale & dusty pink.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Director of Katering, Kate Jacklin-White, combines her passion for weddings, brides and the whole experience with her attention to deatil, to make your dream wedding become a reality

Kate and the Katering team will be with you from the beginning of your wedding plans right through until the last wedding guest leaves. No matter what your dream wedding may be Katering can organise every unique detail and specialise in providing the highest quality catering and event management for your special day.

Visit Katering

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Faye Cahill Cake Design

We just adore 'Love Birds' cake by Faye Cahill Cake Design. This striking wedding cake uses edible 24 carat gold leaf, hand painted and beautiful grosgrain ribbons.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Summers Floral

Flowers are an integral part of any wedding day so Summers Floral will work with you to create floral designs and arrangements that complement you and your wedding. They are located in two unique, historic buildings in the beautiful leafy Sydney suburbs of Woollahra and Hunters Hill. 

Visit Summers Floral

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gorgeous Wedding Stationery By Zed & Bee

Zed & Bee is the collaboration of sister team Zoe Ritch and Billie Shennen, a boutique design studio offering modern, truly unique invitation solutions or 'Celebrations On Paper'.

To produce world-class invitations using the traditional design briefing systems Zed & Bee used throughout their careers. Treating each brief as an opportunity to produce unforgettable invitations at any budget, while truly reflecting the personality of the client and event.

Visit Zed & Bee

Monday, March 21, 2011

Andrew James Photography


 As an emerging member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP,) Andrew is dedicated to capturing images that demand attention while delivering high quality products to his clients.

Residing in the south of Sydney, Andrew loves playing a part in the excitement of a wedding day and equally enjoys the challenge of corporate and creative jobs. Using only the best equipment, suppliers and materials, Andrew prides himself on outstanding results and satisfied customers.

Visit Andrew James Photography 0r Andrew's blog.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Epping Club

The 2011 'Create Your Prefect Day' Wedding Showcase at The Epping Club is a must see for all furture brides and grooms! Sunday 20th of March 10:30am to 3:30pm - free entry.

The showcase will feature; over 50 Wedding Specialist Exhibitors including Florists, Cake Decorators, Photographers, Wedding Cars, 2 Fashion Parades, Wedding Room Displays, Canape Tastings and more.

Call The Epping Club's Wedding Co-ordinators today p. 02 9876 4357

The wedding co-ordinators at The Epping Club are here to help turn your wedding dreams into reality. With exquisite surroundings and superb food, The Epping Club can cater for intimate affairs through to large weddings.

The packages are designed to be “all inclusive” and cover every part of your reception including food, beverages, chair covers, flowers, DJ and bridal table candelabras. Menus range from canapé style, 3 course sit down meals or even a sumptuous buffet and all menus can be tailored to suit your favourite cuisine.

With a beautiful sweeping staircase perfect for photographs and a wedding co-ordinator on hand to help you with every step of the organising process, there is nothing The Epping Clubcan not offer. The wedding team also have a lot of experience in cultural weddings and our international chef has produced some amazing food for Sri Lankan, Indian, Korean, Chinese and Italian weddings.

Thursday, March 17, 2011



We love the beautifully designed wedding invitations, greeting cards, stationery, announcements, and everyday correspondence from paperkiss. All letterpress printed using an antique printing press, to give you a wonderfully unique and tactile work of art that people will want to hold onto.

At paperkiss, we believe stationery has a new place in our technological world. To receive something that has been made by hand touches the heart. paperkiss is the stationery line of popomo designs, a boutique graphic design studio, based in the heart of Sydney. paperkiss gives us the opportunity to design for a different clientele, and to design for the vintage printing technique we love.

Letterpress is one of the oldest methods of printing. It’s a printing technique that embeds the artwork into the paper one sheet at a time, creating a textured, tactile feel, with more vibrant colours as the ink soaks into the soft paper.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SugarLove Weddings

SugarLove Weddings produces beautiful wedding photography. They shoot over 100 weddings every year all over the world and have a team of 6 photographers and love what they do. SugarLove Weddings philosophy is based on integrity, passionate client management & an appreciation of being invited to share one of the most important days of your life with their clients. 

Visit SugarLove Weddings or their blog

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Australian Home, Leisure & Lifestyle

The Australian Home, Leisure & Lifestyle Show is a one-stop shop for everything you need to lead your best life!

Held at the Grand Pavilion Rosehill Gardens Sydney from Friday 8th April thru to Sunday 10th April 2011; the show is guaranteed to be the premier event of the year for all things lifestyle – bringing together leisure, travel, home, pets, retirement, finance, health and more all at the one great show. The show will offer an excellent stage for suppliers, designers and manufactures to get together and highlight latest products, as well as gain and exchange ideas on new products and design solutions.

Friday 8th April - 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday 9th April - 10am to 4.30pm
Sunday 10th April - 10am to 4.30pm

Entry Fees
Adults $15
Concession $12
Children under 12yrs FREE
Tickets are to be purchased on the day at the venue. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Tea Room

Celebrate in style in Sydney's most elegant room. With soaring ceilings and a design of modern Victorian architecture, The Tea Room in the QVB is an open-plan space offering fabulous, unobstructed views. 

Renovated in July 2006, the room boasts luxury features, including hand-painted Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, Czech crystal chandeliers, walnut timber framed chairs and antique mirrors. Including a dance floor, The Tea Room can cater for up to 200 seated guests or 300 guests with a cocktail-style reception.

A range of packages can be tailored to suit client requirements and budgets, while the Head Chef and Sommelier are available to customise a food and wine menu to suit your individual needs.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bailie Photography

We love this romantic, vintage inspired engagement shoot by Bailie Photography…

Bailie believes that wedding photography should be an aesthetic record of your wedding day and that is why he effortlessly blends in with you and your loved ones to capture natural and artistic photos of the wedding.  

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