Monday, October 31, 2011

Formaggi Ocello



If you are after something striking or a little different to traditional wedding cakes, why not indulge in a wedding cake made up of superb local and imported cheeses! Formaggi Ocello will carefully select cheeses and create a spectacular cake for your special day. Decorated with beautiful flowers and fruit, it will certainly be a part of your day you’ll never forget.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Inivtations by Amanda May Papier Couture


Amanda May Papier Couture captures the elegance, detail and memory of your special day. From the exclusive artisan printed letterpress creations to luxurious digital press invitations, each piece is made with love and from only the finest materials. 

Drawing inspiration from the love of vintage and everything glamorous, Amanda May Papier Couture saw the need to provide brides with beautiful stationery but also soft and delicate accessories to complement their bridal look. The pieces are adorned with crystals, tulles and laces to create that couture piece that can be kept as a treasured memory for many years after your wedding day.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sheraton on the Park's Refurbished Deluxe Terrace Suites



Sheraton on the Park has proudly launched its newly refurbished Deluxe Terrace Suites, adding to the already refurbished 48 suite inventory, to provide guests with a home-away-from-home sanctuary.

Covering up to 120 square meters, the suites offer contemporary living and modern comfort. The terrace suites are designed with luxury loft apartments in mind and the Sydney skyline and Hyde Park views as the main focus. 

The colour scheme is a tasteful selection from warm mocha for the carpets, silver-green wall coverings, and deep chocolate and terra cotta for the leather furniture creating a personal residential feel. Feature screens made from dark coloured timber with feature mosaic mirrors are reminiscent of diamond facets. 

Nothing beats a good rest in a luxurious King-size bed covered in crisp white linen in the master bedroom. To help ease into that relaxing sleep, you can immerse themselves in the luxury bath tub as they enjoy the deluxe Bvlgari toiletries or freshen up in a separate shower. You can also end the day with an in-suite massage that can be arranged through On The Park Rejuvenation Day Spa.

For room reservations contact Reservations on 02 9286 6000 or email sheratononthepark@sheraton.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Harbour View Hotel



Located in The Rocks Circular Quay, the Harbour View Hotel is a beautifully restored, historic building boasting two function rooms, an á la carte restaurant and outdoor cocktail bar. The function rooms can be used for either cocktail style functions or sit-down dinners. Harbour View Hotel can also provide you with music, cakes, decorations etc. to make your night truly memorable.

The Restaurant is situated on the top floor adjacent to the cocktail bar. It can accommodate 65 guests for lunch or dinner with a set menu or smaller numbers for á la carte dining. The cocktail bar, with its fabulous harbour views, adjoins the restaurant and is perfect for pre dinner drinks.

The Bridge Room can cater for up to 120 guests cocktail style and is perfect for engagement parties or cocktail style weddings. The Bridge Room comes complete with a private bar, private balcony and wait staff who will look after you and your guests for the evening.

The Cap room is slightly smaller standing up to 80 guests. Both rooms can accommodate seated functions with either finger food, a set menu or a buffet. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bless The Bride Wedding Expo



A premier bridal event! For the first time ever in Chatswood… Bless The Bride Wedding Expo. 

When: This Sunday 30th October 2011, 10am – 6pm.
Where: At the brand new state-of-the-arts centre 'The Concourse', Victoria Avenue Chatswood.
Admission: $15pp, Pensioners/Students: $8pp. No need to book.

With the most incredible prizes to be won including a $30,000 prize package as well as mystery prizes, a selection of the most accredited NSW bridal companies and featuring 2 sensational fashion shows at noon and 2:30pm. It is a ‘must see’ for anyone planning their big day.

The Concourse has ample parking under the venue and is located only 2 minutes away from the Chatswood railway and bus station.

For more information call 02 9899 7055

Monday, October 24, 2011

PARKROYAL Parramatta



Make your wedding day one to remember at PARKROYAL Parramatta. Each wedding is unique and each couple is different. Let the experienced wedding team transform the Parramatta wedding venue into your dream day. With a range of packages and options to meet the needs of each bridal couple, PARKROYAL Parramatta is the perfect choice for your big day.  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Accessories by Louise Alvarez


We just love Louise Alvarez's exclusive range of jewellery and accessories. Each piece has been carefully selected for its timeless elegance and quality, which is synonymous with Louise Alvarez Couture designs. Here are our favourites…


These stunning 1930s inspired elegant hand made earrings and bracelet both feature beautiful Swarovski crystals. They are the perfect edition to an elegant gown.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Enjoy a Joyful Australian Encounter at Wolgan Valley



Just three hours out of Sydney, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is welcoming guests to experience a joyful Australian Christmas and New Year celebration. Serenely nestled between two National Parks and bordering the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the international award-winning carbon neutral resort promises to deliver a memorable and festive experience – complete with all the trimmings.

Festivities begin on Christmas Eve with a world-class dining experience featuring a nine-course degustation menu, designed by Wolgan Valley’s Executive Chef Dwane Goodman, is complemented by live entertainment and choir performances. Refined but unpretentious, the food celebrates the unique range of local boutique farms, private growers and vintners, with each meal created to delight the most discerning of palates.
 
The delicious gourmet cuisine continues on Christmas Day starting with a sumptuous feast followed by a gourmet selection of main dishes including a traditional carved roast. In the evening, Christmas dinner will showcase the quintessential Australian barbeque at the resort’s providore- style restaurant, The Country Kitchen.
 
Wolgan Valley also plans to delight younger guests with a festive experience like no other. With the resort’s knowledgeable Field Guides, children will have the chance to explore and spot the kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and birdlife that are the native residents of the valley.
 
On Boxing Day, parents will also have the chance to relax and enjoy canapés and cocktails while watching the iconic Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and Australian cricket test on large screens in the Main Homestead.
 
Celebrations will continue for guests ringing in the New Year at Wolgan Valley. Enjoy a six-course meal followed by a dessert cocktail party and live entertainment in the transformed Country Kitchen. In true New Year’s Eve style, a pyrotechnic display will light up the beautiful surroundings to commence 2012 with gusto.

From indulging in a delicious gourmet cuisine, exploring the valley and its rich wildlife, to relaxing in the privacy of a luxury suite with private swimming pool, Wolgan Valley’s all-inclusive experience forms the perfect setting for the festive season in true Australian style.

Visit Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa or call 02 9290 9733.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paper Cranes Productions



If a picture is worth a thousand words. How about motion picture? Paper Cranes Productions is a fresh and exciting production house that offers top quality products and services specialising in cinematic wedding films.

Paper Cranes believe that stories need to be unfold in a way that is simply beautiful. The film-makers have extensive skills and experience in the film and video industry for many years. Their style is very unique and exciting. They not only focus on creating beautiful pictures, but also to tell a story through the images.

Visit Paper Cranes Productions to watch some of their amazing wedding films.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cake Avenue


Cake Avenue is Sydney's finest online cake boutique, creating deliciously beautiful cakes and cupcakes for any occasion including weddings. They also specialise in unique handcrafted figurines and sugar flowers. 

Cake Avenue offer a friendly and professional online design service and we'll work closely with you to create your perfect cake for your big day. Whether you want an elegant wedding cake with intricate lace piping and delicate sugar flowers or a fun novelty cake with hand modeled figurines – Cake Avenue will customise your cake to suit your personal style, taste and budget.
 
Cake Avenue can perfectly match and incorporate any element of your wedding and personality, into your cake design to create a stylish wedding cake that is uniquely yours. 

The exquisite sugar flowers are all meticulously handcrafted. Each petal is cut, formed and coloured to create delicate and realistic blooms. All sugar flowers and handcrafted figurines can be kept indefinitely and make perfect keepsakes of your wedding day.

Cake Avenue's attention to detail is impeccable and every cake is a delicious work of art! Just look at some of their amazing cake creations…


Monday, October 17, 2011

Zimzala



Zimzala is a beachside gem! This chic, award-winning, beachside restaurant and a family owned business is the perfect combination of casual and fine dining with a relaxed ocean front setting. Zimzala is a highly sought after wedding venue due to the restaurants close proximity to many breathtaking beachside ceremony locations and stunning photography opportunities. 

With cool elegant interiors, a relaxed beachy ambience and the sound of the sound of the ocean you will start to feel like you are on a peaceful tropical island – the perfect setting for a romantic wedding. Zimzala's event co-ordinator will be available to assist you with your beachside ceremony and/or reception. Offering assistance and advice with other important particulars such as florists, wedding celebrants, entertainers, photographers, hair and make-up artists etc. 

Zimzala comfortably seats 70 guests for an intimate, formal 3 course reception or a cocktail style reception of up to 110 guests. Zimzala will ensure that your special day runs smoothly. With the help of experienced and friendly staff to take care of the details, you and your guests will be able to relax and truly enjoy an unforgettable event of a lifetime.

Visit Zimzala

Friday, October 14, 2011

Centennial Parklands Dining



Centennial Parklands Dining, set in the heart of Sydney’s Centennial Park, boasts elegant dining rooms, sundrenched decks, outdoor terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows and unsurpassed views over rolling green lawns. 

One of Sydney's most sought-after wedding venues, Centennial Parklands Dining offers beautiful bi-folding doors, charming outdoor areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and a uniquely flexible floor plan.
 
The elegant heritage-listed Wine Room provides the perfect space for up to 180 seated guests or 300 people cocktail-style. For larger weddings, the venue can accommodate up to 320 guests seated and 600 guests cocktail-style, and up to 1000 guests with the addition of a marquee.
 
Your wedding ceremony can be held on one of the many nearby lawns, making it an easy transition for guests. Ample free parking and a professional events team make for a perfect and stress free wedding day at Centennial Parklands Dining

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Musson Jewellers: Fingers Burnt



Musson know all about the beauty of jewellery, using one of the most brilliant stones in the world of coloured gem, they have designed and created the powerful Fingers Burnt.

Innovative designer Olivar Musson is showing how the trends are changing in the world of luxurious gemstones and fashion. “Elements of the more outrageous designs filter down into pieces we wear everyday,” says Olivar Musson.
 
Fingers Burnt is produced using a stunning Mandarin garnet, delicately accompanied with white diamonds. Both warm and rich, thanks to the lush colour spectrum, garnets have kept with the pace in the changes of style and trends in fashion, and as a result Musson Jewellers are seeing statement designs return to the daily wear for women.
 
Visit Musson

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An Eclectic Mix



Meredith & Jonathon Corbett • 13th November, 2010

It was over ten years ago that Meredith and Jonathon first met at Auckland University. After being friends for a year or more, they shared their first kiss on New Year’s Eve, 2001. Jonathon chose a snowboarding trip in Whistler, Canada for his romantic proposal. After a day on the slopes, the couple enjoyed dinner and drinks before strolling through the snow-clad village, stopping to make snowballs along the way. It was then that Jonathon hugged Meredith and asked her to marry him. It didn’t take her long to get over her complete surprise and say “Yes”. 

After living in New York for eight years, the couple decided on a quirky, eclectic wedding day style that combined New York City glamour with Sydney harbourside sparkle. 

The inspiration for their grey, white and yellow colour scheme came from an abstract painting that Jonathon had bought in Quebec. Yellow is also the colour particularly dear to Meredith’s heart as her father had given her mother yellow roses early in their courtship. 

Meredith and Jonathon wanted to recognise the traditional elements of a wedding day, but to do so in an unexpected way. Their ceremony was held in the same church in which Meredith’s grandparents had married, with Meredith looking divine in her gorgeous strapless, black-sashed Vera Wang gown from the designer’s Spring 2011 collection. 

As most of the couple’s guests had travelled from overseas to celebrate with them, Meredith and Jonathon created a day that allowed them to share as much time as possible with their friends and family. 

Hiring an old ferry to carry everyone across Sydney Harbour from the church to the reception venue proved to be a great way of capturing some stunning photos while staying close to their guests. Instead of a formal wedding table, the couple created a relaxed, communal feel at their reception with two long dining tables.

Canapés were served on a balcony decorated with black lanterns, and two large floral arrangements brought from the church graced the bar area. Wire candleholders and etched glass votives were scattered around the bar and tables, and on the end of the bar perched a large black wire birdcage which was used as a wishing well. For a glamorous finishing touch to their eclectic reception decorations, a black crystal chandelier hung above the dance floor. 

Photography www.fvidalphoto.com
Ceremony Venue www.yorkstreetanglican.com
Reception Venue www.belmondo.com.au
Bridal Gown www.verawang.com
Bridal Shoes www.manoloblahnik.com
Bridal Accessories www.ivankatrumpcollection.com
Bridesmaids' Gowns wwwcarlazampatti.com.au
Men's Suits www.theory.com
Hair Stylist www.vendrame.com/stephen-gould
Make-Up www.vendrame.com/rose-borg
Florist www.romeoschair.com.au
Cake by Jean Palmer 02 9451 5792