Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy BD Brides at the Sydney City Bridal Expo!



Here are two very happy Sydney BD Brides with their FREE copy of The Bride's Diary® at the Sydney City Bridal Expo! Held over the weekend, the expo was a huge success with over 1500 visitors attending the event.

The Bride's Diary supports a number of leading bridal fairs and exhibitions just like the Sydney City Bridal Expo so if you're getting married this year, be sure to visit our Bridal Fairs Calendar for a list upcoming bridal fairs – there's bound to be an event near you.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Colourful Bouquets


A vibrantly coloured bouquet are very eye catching. Against the cream or white of your wedding gown the vibrant colours of your bouquet will add a pop of colour to the day. Look at some of these stunning colourful bouquets from Butterfly Philosophy


Monday, February 20, 2012

Get in Shape TODAY!



Your new body is on its way with Dangerously Fit’s new body challenge. Dan Clay, founder of Dangerously Fit Boot Camp, Sydney’s most established outdoor group personal training program, has introduced the ultimate Body Transformation Challenge. Clay says “Dangerously Fit works because it’s highly targeted. Every 45 minute session offers a high intensity anaerobic workout designed to annihilate fat, build muscle and increase heart fitness – simultaneously.” 

Clay guarantees boot campers will drop their extra kilos, fast. “When you join Dangerously Fit, you’ll get an initial health assessment, body measurements, diet plans and all the tools you need to get in shape and lose weight. Fitness fans get the option to join an unlimited number of our 80 fitness classes running in 16 locations six days a week. We’ll look at your food intake and supply a nutrition plan. There’s also a range of quick, fun, high energy 45 minute workouts supplied in-case you can’t make it to class,” says Clay.

Clay has also added a Body Transformation Fat Burning Class each Saturday. A fast track to supercharging your metabolism and turning your body into a fat burning machine the class happens in the mornings (8:30am) at Centennial Park and Mortdale.
 
The secret to Dangerously Fit’s effective training program Clay says is the Japanese training technique, Tabata. Tabata is a high speed, high intensity activity done in short bursts designed for significant weight loss. Sessions are made up of twenty seconds of intense training followed by 10 seconds of rest – over in four minutes.

Clay’s Optimum Nutrition Plan offered free to all members gets people eating right and feeling healthy. Clay also offers nutritional diaries to members. Clay and his trainers take the time to go though their eating patterns one on one before and after group sessions.
 
Whether your fitness objective is to lose weight, boost stamina, build muscle, get lean, or improve your state of mind, Dangerously Fit will cover all of the bases with their combined anaerobic (resistance) and aerobic (cardio) work outs.

Dangerously Fit trainers take classes in some of Sydney’s most stunning outdoor locations. People of the east love Dangerously Fit with camps on beautiful beaches of Bondi, Coogee, Maroubra and popular spots, Centennial Park, Queens Park and Rushcutters Bay.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Vogue Bride Loves Taronga Zoo!



The Taronga Centre at Taronga Zoo has been named one of Australia’s top three best wedding locations by Australia Vogue Bride. 

The panoramic views of the Harbour from the Taronga Centre and the Zoo’s remarkable wildlife have been bringing couples to Taronga since 1987 to celebrate their marriage at the Zoo with the view. 

Many couples celebrate their marriage in the Zoo grounds before returning to the Taronga Centre for a fine dining reception with dress circle views of the Harbour CBD, Opera House and Bridge. 

Megan Nugara, the Marketing Executive for the Taronga Centre, said “We’re delighted to be recognised by Australia Vogue Bride for the unique experience we’re able to provide to wedding couples and their guests through a combination of great service, a selection of fine food and the centre’s 180 degrees of wonderful Sydney Harbour views. Some weddings have even been completed to the sounds of wildlife from bird calls to lions’ roars. It’s a gift for wildlife too as the bookings support the Zoo’s efforts in wildlife conservation and education.” 

When booking a wedding, the newlyweds have the opportunity to select two spots within the Zoo to have photos with some of the Zoo’s animals. These include the chance to have photos with an Echidna, Powerful Owl, Ring-tail Possums, Tortoises or even a Snake. 

To add to the special occasion one popular choice is to incorporate animals into the wedding theme. A number of wedding celebrations name their tables after the animals that are in common with the chosen wedding décor. 

The Taronga Centre is a suitable all year round wedding venue and provides a variety of food with packages ranging from classic to premium.
 
For more information about booking a wedding reception visit Taronga Centre

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mandy Heng



Women’s wear designer, Mandy Heng, is set to take on the Australian fashion industry with her one of a kind, made to order gowns. Mandy is quickly making a name for herself for creating couture weddings dresses and evening wear that you won’t find ‘off the rack’.

With her beautiful designs and second to none quality, Mandy won the "Best Designer" award at Miss Earth Australia and has dressed notable Australian celebrities including Erin McNaught.

'Every woman should own a piece of extravagance and experience first hand the luxury of a custom made gown’ says Mandy. ‘I am able to source fabrics nationally and internationally so I can work within your budget without compromising on quality’.

If a gown is not what you’re after Mandy also creates everything from cocktail dresses to resort dresses which are perfect for your bridesmaid gowns. You are sure to receive your perfect dress no matter what you’re after.

Visit Mandy Heng

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Where Spring Meets Fashion



Fashion Palette SS12/13 invutes you to join them on April 27-28 to celebrate a fusion of runway show from Australian classic and cutting-edge emerging designers.

Spoil yourself and witness the most stylish two-day fashion extravaganza, themed, "Where Spring Meets Fashion" celebrating the intricate role the seans play in fashion design. This fresh and unique runway set-up witll inspire you to escape to a world of creative spring-time wonder.
 
Early bird tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster – for one week only.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All Occasion Cruises



Your engagement marks the start of a lifelong journey, with the celebration of your wedding day being the pinnacle of this joyous occasion. An event as special as this requires the perfect setting and atmosphere. All Occasion Cruises invites you and your guests to step on board the MV Bella Vista, the most exclusive vessel on Sydney Harbour.
 
MV Bella Vista is a stunning three level glass ballroom otherwise known as the ‘Queen of the Harbour’. Picture yourself slowly cruising past the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and iconic Botanical Gardens, as the large three metre-high windows allow for this stunning backdrop to create the perfect setting for your special day.
 
Featuring large wrap-around windows, dining across one level, climate controlled air-conditioning, four high definition plasma screens and a state-of-the-art surround system, the MV Bella Vista is sure to leave your guests in awe.
 
With an extensive portfolio of spectacular weddings, your experienced wedding co-ordinator will personalise your package to create a magical wedding day to be talked about for years to come. They will commit to you from your initial enquiry, to the moment you disembark as husband and wife.
 
All Occasion Cruises believe every bride and groom is unique and your wedding should be a reflection of one another. With a sleek and modern interior, your every desire for your wedding day can be brought to life on board the MV Bella Vista. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wedding Car King



Wedding Car King is a small family business with years of experience, to make your wedding day a pleasure. Wedding Car King have been providing couples with wedding cars and limousines that are of the finest quality.

The collection consists of classic English vehicles from the 1950s to 1970s. Available for hire are Rolls Royce sedans, stretch and convertibles, Bentley convertible and Royal Daimler limousines which seat 7 passengers. All the cars have been carefully selected to match and complement each other. Verdi champagne, served at your photo location, is complimentary for you and your bridal party.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Yarramundi House



Yarramundi House is located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains and is situated on the grounds of the historic Hawkesbury Campus of the University of Western Sydney. Built in 1894, Yarramundi House was originally the “Principal’s Residence” at Hawkesbury Agricultural College until 1975 and has now been meticulously restored to its former grandeur.
 
Yarramundi House is set against a beautiful backdrop of lawns, aged gardens and graceful trees. This venue allows your ceremony and reception to be held in the one intimate, secluded and tranquil setting for your special day. The grounds of the campus boast several heritage-listed locations that would provide many unique, picture-perfect photo opportunities.
 
The professional event co-ordinators will be with you, from your initial enquiry through to your wedding day, assisting with any planning requests you may have and ensuring your day is memorable. Blending the old with the new, come and experience our unique atmosphere and personalised service. Your wedding day will be truly magical. Capture the elegance that is Yarramundi House and ensure that memories last forever.

Located only one hour from Sydney, this idyllic, urban fringe location provides a relaxed, romantic and historic escape, where you and your guests will be treated to a truly elegant and sophisticated experience to mark a special occasion. Come and experience the historic charm of beautiful Yarramundi House for your special day.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ervan Woo



Sydney-based bridal designer, hair stylist and make-up artist, Ervan Woo has been in the bridal industry for 23 years and knows how to make a bride look their best. Inspired by the 40s and 50s, Ervan Woo's wedding gowns are simple, classic and timeless, each with a contemporary touch. His gowns are made with the highest-quality silk fabrics, European laces, brocades and tulles. Discover and explore Ervan Woo's ideas to make your wedding day picture perfect!


Visit Ervan Woo

Friday, February 3, 2012

Amanda Garrett



We have fallen in love with this gorgeous gown by Amanda Garrett. Featuring silk chiffon held at the centre front by an aged crystal embellishment. This beautiful gown may be ordered in other colours, which makes it the perfect choice as a bridemaid gown.