Friday, March 30, 2012

Omeros on the Beach

Situated on the foreshore of Ramsgate Beach, Omeros on the Beach has become a household name for service and serving high quality modern Australian cuisine, specialising in seafood, with a string of restaurants around the bay since 1971.
Omeros on the Beach is located just 10 minutes from Sydney Airport and 25 minutes to the Sydney city. With breathtaking views of Botany Bay and the city, it is an ideal location for your wedding ceremony and wedding reception, offering unique backdrops for photo opportunities on the beach or in the park area.
There is a wide range of food and beverage packages available for your wedding reception or the experienced team can help create a personalised menu. Omeros on the Beach can cater for a formal or a casual wedding, with set three-course menus or a buffet style menu. 

With the award-winning restaurant catering for functions from 10 to 110 guests or cocktail parties catering for up to 140 guests, and with several dining areas that can be opened or closed to suit any type of function, Omeros on the Beach offer a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brides by Francesca

Exclusive and individual Atelier bridal gowns are every bride’s dream and Brides by Francesca are thrilled to introduce new European designers into their store. Renowned Italian fashion designers, Sposissimi and Amelia Casablanca, create bridal gowns for the modern bride using the finest Italian fabrics and French laces. Each gown creates the ultimate and exclusive experience in designer bridal wear.
Brides by Francesca is honoured to announce the arrival of Elie by Elie Saab to their premium Pronovias collection. Elie Saab creates delicate classical bridal gowns paying homage to the most sumptuous fabrics.
The exquisite taste of Francesca is reflected in her elegant selection of bridal gowns, chosen from elite Australian, European and American designers. Brides by Francesca offers specialised couturier services for brides to create their own personalised gown.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dreamlife Wedding Photos & Video

One of our favourite images from the very talented Dreamlife Wedding Photos & Video is this stunning shot…

“This beach wedding shot is the epitome of a successful image that brings forth first-class photographic imagery. This photo tells a beautiful story as the viewer is drawn to the unity of the couple who are deeply in love. It expresses the fun and joy of what a wedding brings, securing that special moment that brings back memories every time you glance at it.” – Dreamlife Wedding Photos & Video

Dreamlife work towards lifting image-making to an unprecedented level of perfection. With the ultimate combination of conventional and digital techniques, the team will bring your cherished images and memories to a new horizon. 

Dreamlife have photography and video available to you, both from the hands of the experienced and competent professionals; although you can simply choose one of the services. Dreamlife's spontaneous style and boundless imagination will ensure that you will spend an enjoyable and memorable day with the team.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Musson Jewellers Define 'Green with Envy'

Enter a world of distinction and individuality with Musson Jewellers as they introduce the mesmerizing design of their Mint Green suite. From the runway to the red carpet, designers have been showcasing hues of emerald through to mint, turning the world green with envy. 

Musson Jewellers join the guilty line-­up alongside high-­end designers such as Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta who are all launching block colours and feminine green collections in 2012. 

Exclusively designed by Robert Musson, the elegant suite infuses an enchanting marriage of tourmaline and fine diamonds. The Mint Green suite features an exquisite drop pendant necklace paired with graceful, detachable drop earrings, adding instant opulence to any look. Streaming from an ancient Egyptian legend, the tourmaline gemstone represents the connection of compassion, flexibility, happiness, objectivity and serenity. 

“No two tourmaline gemstones are alike, therefore we can create a distinguishing design that infuses the individual’s personality and flare,” said Robert Musson. 

The Mint Green suite is available to order at Musson Jewellers. For more information on ‘Mint Green’, and other exclusive Musson designs please visit Musson Jewellers

Monday, March 26, 2012

DresSense & Peter Trends Exclusive Trunk Show Event!

Join the DresSense team for an exclusive sneak peak at the 2013 Peter Trends collection and be the first to try all of the latest styles. The event is on Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April with appointments are essential and strictly limited. To book call DresSense 02 9540 5433. Plus order your gown on the day and receive 10% off!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Melissa Andreolas Make-up Artist

Photography by Frank Nash

Melissa Andreolas is a professional makeup artist offering bridal, formal, beauty, fashion, photographic, theatre and basic special effects makeup. Her mobile makeup service operates 7 days a week and operates throughout Sydney and the Sutherland Shire. 

Having qualified as a professional make-up artist in South Africa in the late nineties, Melissa has had the pleasure of working with so many different faces and races which has allowed her to perfect her make-up application for all skin types and looks. 

Melissa loves doing bridal make-up. She will ensure that on your big day, you are left with beautiful, flawless and long-lasting make-up that will be admired by all. Most brides already have an idea of the look they want to achieve, so Melissa will encourage brides to send/bring pictures of their desired look. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Centennial Dry Cleaners

Your wedding gown may be the most special dress that you will ever wear. It is very common, after the festivities of a wedding day, for the bride's gown to be marked and stained. With a wedding gown being a treasured keepsake for many brides, Centennial Dry Cleaners know how important it is to restore it as close to it's original state as possible.

Centennial Dry Cleaners wedding dress cleaning service includes: 
• Evaluation and Quote – No obligation or charge
• Exclusive Hand Cleaning Process – The cleaning specialist will spend countless hours spot cleaning your wedding gown, paying particular attention to staining around the hem line and in another other areas they see necessary.
• Treatment of Stains – Many stains such containing sugar, salt, acid etc. often dry clear and cannot be seen to the naked eye. These stains can turn brown over time. The unique stain treatment ensures that all stains are removed. 
• Expert Inspection – You are very welcome to arrange a time to visit our premises to inspect your wedding gown before it is stored/preserved. 

Centennial Dry Cleaners also offer bridal preservation services so that your gown can be stored for future generations. After your gown has been meticulously cleaned, the preservation specialist will store in one of the following ways:
• Hanging Service – your gown will be hung and returned in a wedding gown bag that you so that the dress is completely covered.
• Preservation Box – your gown will be carefully folded and wrapped with acid free tissue paper, then placed in an acid free storage box. These white boxes are specifically made for Bridal Gown Preservation. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Your Wedding at Pink Salt

Pink Salt is a fabulous, stylish and gourmet restaurant and glitzy martini lounge bar in Double Bay. The restaurant dining area includes a breezy alfresco area perfect for dining or social occasions. 

Pink Salt Double Bay’s seductive chic interior boasts French chandeliers, an abundance of soft cushions atop inviting white leather bench seating, white marbled bars and a signature pink metallic feature wall set the perfect romantic tone for a wedding. 

Pink Salt's central location amongst the stylish cosmopolitan area of Double Bay allows for views of the water and ceremonies in the park. Lunch time settings and afternoon weddings can be arranged or dining under the stars and dancing the night away is also a great option.

Culinary delights and luscious cocktails are wrapped into various function packages for you to choose from. From a formal sit down affair with premium wines and a 6 course degustation, or a more modern and casual reception with cocktails, canapés and cupcakes, the options are endless at Pink Salt.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Rachel Gilbert's 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection

We just love these 3 dresses from Rachel Gilbert's new 2012 Autumn/Winter collection. No matter what style or theme of wedding you choose these dresses are sure to compliment…

The Christina Gown is constructed from 100% silk and a mix of stiff and soft tulle. It is a strapless with a sweetheart neckline, internal support and a subtle pleated bodice at the waist. The skirt is gathered around the waist adding fullness, with layers of stiff and soft tulle for extra body in the skirt. 

The Rome gown is an elegant floor sweeping gown made in a crinkle satin silk. Featuring a simple halter neckline and finished with soft coral like embellishment that has been hand sewn around the neckline and waist. The fit is flowing and cinched in around the waist. 

The Angelina is a floor sweeping gown with a sweetheart neckline and a dual coloured embellished waistband. Designed to be fitted around the waist with a free flowing skirt. The neckline is sweetheart with gathered silk on the bust and internal boning for added support. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Special Offer From Florent Vidal

One of our favourite wedding photographers, the award-winning Florent Vidal is running an End of Summer special especially for BD Brides! You could receive over $900 of extra value! Be sure to check out Florent Vidal's amazing work and don't forget to mention that you love The Bride's Diary to get your exclusive gift.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Taste Living's Gift & Bridal Registry

New premium lifestyle and home concept, Taste Living, is all about sophisticated living. With this in mind and the need to cater for the modern day bride-to-be, the company has launched a new Gift & Bridal Registry with a fresh take on the traditional gift registry.

Apart from a premium collection of over 4,000 European products, Taste offers free Kitchen Tea parties for brides who register with Taste and can host up to 20 of the bride’s guests. The company will provide a stunning venue in one of their state-of-the-art Sydney showrooms, featuring an impressive café and dining area, as well as a fully functional world-class kitchen.

During the Kitchen Tea, Taste’s chef will demonstrate decadent recipes for the registrant and their guests. Champagne and canapés will be served during the afternoon, and all attendees will receive a goodie-bag containing free gifts and a voucher to spend at Taste.

Taste Living is the perfect place to begin a gift registry. With an extensive collection of kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, dining and living; from premium cookware and tapware, to cushions and manchester. Taste Living features stylish whole room and home design concepts and also offers on-hand designer advice to help people every step of the way. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Plan The Perfect Hens Night With More the Merrier

Organising a brilliant get-together, different from the last, has been made easy with More the Merrier’s one-stop-shop of meticulously curated ideas for groups of 6+ to 120 people. The site is Australia’s first social gathering service of its kind, offering the inside-track on the best restaurants for groups, exciting new group activities in Sydney, and all the know-how and go-how to make get-togethers happen. We have found some great ideas on More the Merrier for the perfect hen's night…
Located in Sydney’s landmark Queen Victoria Building, The Tea Room epitomises unparalleled style and grace, boasting modern luxury features in a unique heritage setting. Morning tea is served daily until midday with a set selection of pastries, finger sandwiches and your choice of tea or coffee, $28pp. Traditional High Tea is offered all day for parties to indulge in sweet and savoury pastries, finger sandwiches as well as scones and preserves and tea or coffee, $38pp. Add a bit of sparkle to your High Tea with a glass of Australian sparkling or French champagne, or mix it up with a cocktail.
Beginning with a 60 or 90-minute Bollywood dance class at Dance Central. A professional instructor in full costume will teach you how to shake and shimmy like a Bollywood star complete with complimentary bindis and bangles for your party. After all that dancing head to nearby Maya Tandoori for an authentic Indian feast with everything from popodaums and curries to decadent deserts. This package is the perfect way to spice up your hens night. What’s included: A 60-minute private Bollywood dance class at Dance Central and dinner with the set banquet menu at Maya Tandoori or upgrade to the 90-minute dance class for $10pp.

Stiff styles are out, and shiny, flowing tresses are in, but getting that effortlessly styled look isn’t always easy. Don’t resign yourself to bad hair, let Blow Dry Bar come to the rescue and show you how it’s done. Gather the girls for a VIP experience that will get your locks looking A-list. For groups of 6-20, Blow Dry Bar offers ‘Blow Dry Parties’ in the salon which include unlimited champagne and canapés along with a professional wash and blow-out style to have you looking and feeling fabulous, $55pp. Blow Dry Bar does more than just styling, they also offer cut, color and hair treatment services with locations in the Sydney CBD and North Sydney.
Art Est
Art Est in Leichhardt offers inspired get-together ideas that will bring out the inner Picasso in everyone and help you discover your hidden potential with Art Parties in drawing, painting, cartooning, print-making and mixed media for groups of 10-40. Led by a qualified instructor that will engage everyone in the group, Art Parties will enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a mezze plate of nibbles in the Gallery before getting hands-on in the studio. Art Est can host a ‘Full Monty’ Art Party that’s sure to spark some excitement. Gather the girls to sketch a nude life model while enjoying a few drinks and lots of laughs. The 2-hour class, led by a professional artist is $650 for 10 people, additional people $55, max 15.

Flaming Flamenco
Dust off your dancing shoes for this Spanish inspired get-together. The experience will begin at Dance Central where your group will have their own 60 or 90-minute private flamenco class taught by a professional instructor in full costume. After you've worked up an appetite, continue the theme with dinner at nearby El Bulli Spanish Restaurant. Your group can dine with ease using El Bulli's set menu serving up a range of mouth-watering tapas to share.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea brings the party straight to you, with two mobile high tea parties stylishly presented with stunning teapots, cups, saucers and tiered cake stands. Tradtional Tea Party: $45pp, indulge in finger sandwiches, savoury tarts, scones with jam and whipped cream, and your choice of sweets along with a selection of boutique teas. Deluxe Tea Party: be spoiled for choice with the deluxe version, offering your pick of four fingers sandwiches, savoury tarts, scones with jam and cream, and three sweet treats, all served with a selection of boutique teas in beautiful crockery, $55pp.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Day of Beauty

If you spend hours browsing YouTube for Miranda Kerr’s skin secrets or Kim Kardashian’s liquid eyeliner look, A Day of Beauty workshop at the Australian National College of Beauty (ANCB) is for you!

ANCB, located in Sydney’s beauty hub, 57 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, will host school leavers, career switchers and beauty buffs for a day of pampering and industry insight on March 10, between 10am and 4pm, to prime those looking to undertake a career in beauty therapy. 

Attendees can explore the college, play with tools and products used by industry, and experience all aspects of beauty and spa therapy. The day includes skin bar treatments, makeup and spa demonstrations. A Day of Beauty gives those interested in a career in beauty, the chance to meet with industry connected lecturers and discover the right career path for them. 

"Beauty therapy is one of the fastest growing industries and a great career choice for those looking to benefit others. It is also flexible and opens the doors to an exciting range of career options; from owning your own business to working at a leading salons across Australia or around world," says ANCB senior beauty lecturer, Suzanne Castle.

ANCB boasts modern learning facilities, purpose-built clinics and technology at students’ finger tips. The college’s spa salon hydrotherapy tub will also be on display on the day. 

"A Day of Beauty will showcase what it is like to be a student of beauty and offers career advice to those inspired by all that is skin-deep," concludes Castle. 

Register for A Day of Beauty by March 9, 2012. Cost is $50.00 for the day with lunch provided and includes all equipment.

For more information call ANCB 1300 885 385 or visit ANCB

Monday, March 5, 2012

Maria Chiodo Bridal Couture

The Maria Chiodo brand is one of Australia’s premier bridal designers. The brand which is proudly owned, designed and manufactured in Australia continues to evolve both nationally and internationally with many years experience and numerous industry accolades. 

With the designer studio office located at Leichhardt, the team at Maria Chiodo Bridal Couture continue to showcase inspiring creations and impeccable craftsmanship. Maria Chiodo gowns are works of art. Designs are timeless, fabrics are luxurious and beading is exquisite. To own a gown from Maria Chiodo Bridal Couture is to own a piece of creativity and flawless artistry.

The Chiodo Collection is an extension of the Couture Collection with the same impeccable design and craftsmanship but a fraction of the price. Maria Chiodo has created a collection of bridal gowns with designs perfect for any style of wedding.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Miss Marley’s

One of Sydney's coolest drinking and dining establishments, Miss Marley’s embodies everything that is great about Manly - exceptional food and the finest cocktails delivered in a friendly and casual environment. 

As you slide through the sheer curtains at the entrance, you'll feel as though you've been transported back to the '50's - when style and sophistication reigned supreme. The retro backdrop and candle-lit tables provide an ambiance like nowhere else in Manly, and a read through the menu is sure to get your taste buds tingling. 

The menu is a concoction of traditional Pan American flavours mixed with some modern flair. Featuring classic central and South American dishes, as well as influences from Cuba and the Caribbean, it may take you a while to decide which dish to choose! 

Consequently, the dishes have been created tapas-style and are ideal for sharing so you can order a selection from the menu and not feel too guilty! The Curry goat traditional Jamaican curry served with rice and red beans is especially tasty, and can be teamed with a serve of the king prawn chupe with manchego crust, and maybe the eggplant and red onion salad on the side to balance it out. 

As well as the breathtaking food menu, the cocktail and wine lists are equally as impressive. Following the same influences as the food, the wines are predominantly sourced from Central and South America, the casa lapostolle cab sav is particularly delightful. If wine isn’t your thing, or you’re just in the mood for a cocktail, try one of the house created margaritas. 

We think it's the perfect spot to kick off your hen's or buck's night!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Exclusive Launch of ‘Weddings by Luke Mangan’

Weddings by Luke Mangan’ is exclusively launching with an open day at glass brasserie on Saturday March 31 at 11am to 1pm.

With ‘inspiration’ the open day theme, brides and grooms-to-be will enjoy a complete sensory experience, the opportunity to meet leading celebrity chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan, sample his wedding cuisine and receive precious advice on menu planning.
Interested couples must register with their details by Friday March 17 to receive their exclusive invitation to attend. All guests on the day will go into a draw to win a memorable honeymoon at Hilton Surfers Paradise, home to Luke Mangan’s Salt grill, or Hilton Queenstown in New Zealand.

Luke Mangan is regarded internationally for capturing the essence of Australia’s culinary culture through his truly inspired creations. Personally selected by Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to create their memorable wedding banquet, Luke has cooked on special request for esteemed personalities such as Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson and Tom Cruise. Luke’s menu at glass brasserie gained ‘One Hat’ in the Good Food Guide 2012.

Guests will also have access to the expertise of one of Australia’s most coveted wedding planners and planner to the stars, Anthony Del Col (of Staging Connections), who will highlight a plethora of inspired wedding options at glass. A host of suppliers will also be on hand to turn wedding visions into a reality.

Group Sommelier at glass, Kim Bickley will host wine tastings from her award-winning list and offer specialist tips and advice amongst glass wine bar’s visually spectacular wine cellar. Hilton Sydney rooms and unique venues Zeta Bar and Marble Bar will be available for viewing.

Luke Mangan says, “Weddings by Luke Mangan is designed for those who consider delicious cuisine and striking surrounds as key components of their wedding day. We will create a simply elegant dining experience that will enchant bride, groom and guests for years to come.”

Illuminated by natural light from a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that frames a magnificent view of the Queen Victoria Building, glass brasserie is a striking and flexible venue that captivates wedding guests on arrival. The restaurant’s contemporary design, striking high ceilings and inspired interior beautifully reflects Sydney’s vibrancy and culture, complimenting intimate to large weddings. With a capacity for 220 seated, guests will experience a unique approach to food and wine that will not only leave them inspired, it will live long in the memory.
glass brasserie, Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone 02 9265 6068 or email to register for 'Weddings by Luke Mangan'