Friday, May 31, 2013

Lu Elle Bridal Designer Sample Sale

Lu Elle Bridal are having a designer sample sale. With over 100 gowns from as low as $99.00!*  Make an appointment today bu calling 02 9531 8100 or email Sale ends June 30th, 2013. 

Lu Elle Bridal is located in Miranda and prides itself in delivering quality bridal wear to suit any bride-to-be. Choose from designer gowns, made to measure, or design your own dream wedding dress. From the perfect gown to the ideal necklace, Lu Elle Bridal aim to meet the needs of every individual to help you look your best on your wedding day.

With a range of wedding gowns, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses, as well as outfits for mothers of the bride and groom, Lu Elle Bridal have something for everyone. Allow Lu Elle Bridal to become a part of your important day.

*All gowns in the sample sale are designer samples and are not available to re-order, sold as is, no lay-bys, alterations will be at extra charge.

Visit Lu Elle Bridal

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Visit Cropley House at the Eternity Bridal Expo in June and Take Advantage of This Amazing Special Offer!

Built in the 1920s and situated on five acres of parkland in the garden shire of Baulkham Hills, Cropley House captures this elegant period both inside and out. Let them take you back to the classic era, where grand architecture and stately ballrooms were the scene for glamorous parties and weddings.

The private English garden is the ideal background for an intimate ceremony, complete with red carpet and covered chairs. The formal gazebo and love swing provides the perfect backdrop for your photos.

The wisteria-covered verandah at Cropley House overlooks the formal rose garden, where you and your guests will enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés. A beautiful sweeping staircase will lead you and your bridal party to the bridal retreat, a private oasis where you can relax before making a grand entrance to your reception.

Cropley House will be exhibiting at the upcoming For Eternity Bridal Expo at Penrith Panthers on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.

Visit them on the day to receive their Expo Package at the special price of $100.00 per person for 2013!

There will also be free copies of The Bride's Diary Sydney Edition being handed out to brides on the day. Don't miss out on your copy!

Visit Cropley House

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ottimo House – Enter a World of Style and Elegance

Ottimo House is the newest and most elegant wedding venue in Sydney.

Step into a world of luxury and sophistication and be overwhelmed by the opulence 
and charm of the Ivory Room and the beautifully refined classical ambience of the 
Royal Room.

Rejoice at the outstanding attention to detail of this modern day Renaissance. The luxurious décor will make you feel like royalty and delight your guests. Everywhere you turn you are met with luxury - elegant furnishings, classical columns, gold highlights, exquisite chandeliers, atmospheric state of the art lighting, sparkling mirrors and vaulted ceilings. An abundance of space allows you to welcome your guests, celebrate your relationship and dance the night away.

Complementing this breathtaking experience is the finest cuisine created by an executive chef – among the best you’ll find in reception venues in Sydney. Select from the meticulously prepared menus or suggest your own theme for your magical day. Also, allow 
Ottimo House to toast your marriage with the finest beverages selected from around the world. The team are here to serve you and no request is too difficult.

From the moment you first meet the Ottimo team, through to your farewell at the finale of your wedding reception, you are supported by the friendliest and most professional planners and catering service people. Their staff members are knowledgeable, cultured and committed to ensuring that perfection is achieved on your special day and that every issue is caught before it has a chance to detract from the romance and joy of your celebration. 
Ottimo House live in the detail. They take care of everything. This is what truly makes this one of the superior wedding reception venues in Sydney.

Positioned in the lovely pocket of Five Dock, 
Ottimo House is surrounded by some of the most beautiful wedding ceremony venues in Sydney. You can choose from stunning major waterways, parklands and churches while being only 10 kilometres from the centre of Sydney. They can even accommodate your ceremony onsite if you wish.

Choosing Ottimo House is about so much more than the venue - you're making a choice to enjoy every moment of your wedding including the joy that can be found in the lead-up to your special day.

Visit Ottimo House.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

10% Off All Bookings With Bella Diva Makeup Made in June!

Bella Diva is one of the most sought after make-up artists in the wedding industry and is one of a select few specialising in airbrush make-up. 

Bella Diva is holding a 10% off all bookings special offer for the month of June only! Don't miss out on this special offer, as some dates book out very quickly!

Bella Diva is a mobile make-up service travelling to you on your special day, enabling you to relax in a comfortable atmosphere – whether it is your home or any location of your choice. 

ABIA Finalist 2006-2012, providing a flawless service to brides is their passion. They also have several hairdressers that they work alongside should you require a referral. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

June-Only SALE at Penrith Bridal Centre!

Penrith Bridal Centre have hundreds of stunning bridal gowns in-store, from 15 international and Australian designers. They also have accessories, veils, flower girl and bridesmaid gowns. 

Suit hire at Penrith Bridal Centre has won an ABIA for Best Groom’s Fashion in NSW, the last two years in a row. Their experienced consultants are there to share their knowledge with you, to ensure that you look your absolute best on your day. With all of this in one store, they are a must-visit for the ultimate bridal experience.

The Bride's Diary are pleased to announce that Penrith Bridal Centre is holding a 
20% of all Bridal Gown Floor Stock sale for the month of June only! There are close to 300 fabulous gowns in stock for brides to choose from. The sale also includes Dry Cleaning.

Penrith Bridal Centre stock Australian and international bridal labels such as La Sposa, Wendy Makin, Sophia Tolli and Henry Roth, just to name a few. They have everything from ready-to-wear ranges through to couture, as well as accessories, veils, flower girls and bridesmaid dresses. 

Are you looking for something for the Groom? Penrith Bridal Centre are also very proud of their suit hire section, Tails Formal Wear, which has won an ABIA for Best Groom’s Fashion in NSW for the past two years in a row.

Penrith Bridal Centre have a large range of sizes available from 0 to 38. With all of this together in one store, they are a must-visit for the ultimate glamorous bridal experience.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Studio Olympia

Studio Olympia is a diverse and dynamic studio specialising in photography, video and film. Located in fashionable Potts Point, this art déco studio is superb for many styles of photography; weddings being a speciality. 

Both in the studio and on location, they shoot a variety of photographic work, including weddings, portraits, events, product shots, architectural and commercial photography. 

Studio Olympia takes pride in delivering high quality portrait and fashion photography. They will work with you to create images that will capture the inner you with creativity and flair. The team is talented and passionate; with over twenty years of experience their hair and make-up artists, photographers and stylists will ensure that you are looking your best. 

Testimonials from happy clients…

“The staff at Studio Olympia were very professional and made my husband and I feel very comfortable and glamorous for our photo shoot. We were extremely happy with the photos in the viewing and can’t wait to get the final product!” – Ally Russ.

“Thank you so much Stephen and crew! We loved our shoot and we just had such a fun time. We felt like we were amongst friends from start to finish. Very professional yet warm and inviting atmosphere. The photographer was very talented in the art of putting her clients at ease and the make-up artist was friendly as well as great at what she does. I would highly recommend anyone to book in their shoot with the Studio Olympia team.” – Jolene Thompson.

“Absolutely marvelous! Cannot recommend it highly enough. Everyone is brimming with talent and enthusiasm. Well worth it, and I will tell anyone who will listen about what a wonderful experience we had.” – Gwenyth Todd.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Celebration Cakes Wedding Special!

Celebration Cakes are offering a fantastic value special on their contemporary wedding cake designs for a limited time only! You can choose from 3 different colour combinations and various design options including, beautiful handmade sugar roses, soft tea roses or Indian lilies with delicate airbrush colouring. Other finishing touches include embroidery, icing stripes, damask stenciling or diamonties. (The prices below include delivery* and GST). 

Option 1  
3 tiers, 140 finger serves (not cutting the top tier which can be fruit cake to keep).
Normally $590 wedding special price $450 (saving of$140).

Option 2
As above with 6 tiers, 200 finger serves. 
Normally $1080 wedding special price $750 (saving of $330).

3 tier textured royal icing finished cake, with hand crafted full bloom roses.

6 tier simple elegant design enhanced with damask stenciling and roses.

3 tier cake with swirl embroidery and bright Indian lilies.

3 tier square classic design with stripes, quilting and ribbon detail.

6 tier embroidered cake with the most popular design,
 highlighted with diamonties and finished with soft tea roses. 

3 tier cake with sugar roses, embroidery and icing stripes.

*Conditions apply

Visit Celebration Cakes

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stunning New Collection By Ziolkowski Couture

Celyna Ziolkowski designs exquisite, handcrafted gowns, from the most luxurious fabrics, silks, imported laces and beautifully beaded crystal trims. Each gown is as unique as the woman wearing it, designed to suit her personality and style, as well as enhancing the figure of the wearer. 

Ziolkowski Couture is dedicated to innovation, elegance, sophistication, glamour and quality of workmanship, which is reflected in their exquisite designs.

With over fifteen years of experience in the fashion, film and television industry, designer Celyna Ziolkowski understands that every woman wants to look and feel absolutely stunning for her special occasion, whether that be red carpet, evening or bridal. Designed and created within the Sydney design studio, every gown suits the personality and enhances the figure of the wearer; these are gorgeous, one-off pieces.

Ziolkowski Couture creates unique, hand-crafted gowns designed exclusively for the modern day woman, using the most luxurious fabrics, silks, imported laces and beautifully beaded crystal trims. Celyna and her team believe in a personalised service, giving you the attention that you deserve, and working with you to turn your dreams into a reality.

DANIKA - The Morning Star
DAHLIA - The Flower
VIVIENNE - The Wonderful
LUELLA - The Feminine Warrior
CHEVELLE - The Bold & The Beautiful
LANA - The Peaceful

Visit Ziolkowski Couture to view the full collection.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Special Offer From Bridal Make-up and Styling With Deahne!

Deahne is based in the Southern Highlands and offers an exclusive personalised mobile wedding service to your venue travelling from "Batemans Bay to Canberra" and "Sydney to the Hunter Valley". 

A most sought after artist, with years of experience, Deahne's expertise is paramount in bridal make-up styling. She has the ability to create flawless, natural looking, long lasting make-up for the entire bridal party, achieved by using top quality specialised photographic make-up designed to last 10 hours.

Beautiful make-up designs and intricate hair styles... Deahne's caring personal approach and relaxed professionalism will leave you feeling totally relaxed and pampered from start to finish.

The Brides Diary are excited to present an offer to all of our brides on behalf of Deahne... She is offering all BD Brides a special offer of  Winter Hair and Makeup Package for just $150pp! Amazing value!

Take advantage of this fantastic offer, contact Deahne today:
Email: or Ph: 0419 017 814

Visit Bridal Makeup Styling With Deahne.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Axiom Entertainment


Choosing the right entertainment can be quite daunting. The questions often asked are ‘do we have live music or a DJ?’, ‘classic rock or classical?’, ‘do we need a soloist, duo or band?’. Or you can choose your own personalised wedding theme. 

Axiom has been established for over 20 years, and offers a quality professional service. They will take as much time as required to discuss all your thoughts and wishes with you, so that this part of your wedding day is perfect!

Axiom Entertainment believe that their customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Their entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of their business is from repeat customers and referrals.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hurry – It's Your Last Chance To Enter The Fashion
Weekend Competition!

Single Market Events and The Bride's Diary® are giving you and a friend the chance to WIN FREE tickets to the Fashion Weekend Sydney to help keep you fashionable in the lead up to your special day!

Thanks to Single Market Events, The Bride's Diary are giving away 6 FREE double passes to Fashion Weekend, on Friday 17th May and Sunday 19th May.

To enter, visit The Bride's Diary Giveaways page...

Here are five reasons why you CAN'T afford to miss Fashion Weekend:

Featuring big names such as Kirrily Johnston, Ginger & Smart, Senso, Bec & Bridge and Talulahas well breakthrough labels including Watson X Watson, Dallas and Carlos, by Johnny andSerpent & the Swan, you can be in no doubt they've got it all... and more... this season.

A firm favourite amongst the flocks of Fashion Weekenders in the past, get the BEST discounts on beautiful Glasshouse Fragrances and Circa Home candles.

This is your chance to experience the glitz of the front row and catch over 100 inspirational looks from a selection of Australia's best designers including Hussy, IXIAH, Natasha, Nicola Finetti, Stylestalker and more!

Join SHOP fashion editors, stylists and leading trend experts, as they host trend talks and styling advice sessions though out the event to ensure you leave Fashion Weekend packed full of fresh new ideas on all things fashion and beauty.

Get those tresses tamed by the team at the TONI&GUY Style Bar, have your make-up and lashes done by the experts at the NP Set Makeup & Lash Bar and then head to the Sally Hansen Nail Salon for a fresh lick of paint on those fashion forward digits. 

For more information visit

Best of luck!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Classic Wedding Cars By A Bridal Affair

Class just got colour co-ordinated! 

Make a grand entrance arriving in an elegant 1953 Rolls Royce with matching Bentleys, or a Daimler Limousine behind you, carrying your bridal party. This unique fleet of two-toned champagne cars presents an unsurpassed photographic memory. 

A Bridal Affair's luxury cars have plenty of room, so your dress and veil will not get crushed. Complimentary champagne and refreshments, red carpet and ribbons are 
all-inclusive. To truly appreciate the beauty of these meticulously presented vehicles, A Bridal Affair invites you to view their classic cars. 

A Bridal Affair offers exclusive two-tone champagne Rolls Royce, Bentleys and Daimler limousines. They are perfect for weddings, formals, special occasions or promotional photo shoots. The sparkling colours and immaculate condition of our bridal cars will make an affirmative statement of style and distinction. Their service is of the highest quality befitting such magnificent vehicles. 

A Bridal Affair provide a selection of coloured ribbons, red carpet at the service, wheel covers so your dress is not soiled, champagne and nibbles served on a table during photos, butterfly capes for the girls if it gets cold, umbrellas and getaways to take you to your hotel after your reception.

They also have a mini bus for the extended family or guests from out of town. All 
cars are equipped with the latest navigation units to ensure you arrive at your destination on time.

A Bridal Affair can cater for all your transport needs on your special day. They provide outstanding service at competitive rates. They service the Sydney metro area as 
well as Wollongong, Kurrajong, Bowral, Central Coast, The Hunter Valley and The 
Blue Mountains.

For more information call 02 9684 6528 or visit A Bridal Affair.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Luxurious, iconic and memorable, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Sydney’s most iconic harbour-side venue has just had a multi-million dollar refurb, a fresh new attitude, and is ready to entertain. 

Escape to this seaside oasis and enjoy a relaxed Yacht Club vibe and a million dollar view. With three harbour front wedding and event spaces plus 32 boutique hotel suites Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the perfect destination for seaside wedding ceremony, reception or engagement party and can play host to intimate gatherings or lavish affairs. 

Their brand new, purpose built and architecturally designed wedding centre, The Sunset Room is the epitome of relaxed seaside luxury with a New York meets Hamptons style. The room boasts crisp white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular harbour views, grey timber flooring, a white marble bar and nautical furnishings. 

The harbour front location means picturesque transport options and secluded beaches for your beautiful wedding photography. Why not have a private yacht take the bridal party to a nearby beach for photo’s while your guests enjoy arrival cocktails on the Top Deck. 

Watsons Bay is also home to a range of options for your wedding ceremony. Whether you’re dreaming of a beach ceremony, a park or church ceremony, Watsons Bay is where that dream can come true. 

Million dollar views, boutique accommodation and a team of award-winning chefs will make your wedding day an unforgettable experience. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has full availability so you don’t have to wait until 2020 to get married! 

Visit Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Saturday, May 11, 2013

FREE Giveaway - Fashion Weekend Sydney!

Single Market Events and The Bride's Diary® are giving you and a friend the chance to WIN FREE tickets to the Fashion Weekend Sydney to help keep you fashionable in the lead up to your special day!

The Bride's Diary team love to give our members free give-aways throughout the year. We are always excited when new products are launched and our members are 'in the know'! And like everything we do at The Bride's Diary, we only promote the highest quality products and services available. So enter today for your chance to win and don't forget to visit often to see what other fabulous products we are giving away.

Shop from over 100 fabulous brands all selling their collections at up to 70% off including PeepToe, Bec & Bridge, Nicola Finetti, Rodeo Show, Christensen Copenhagen, Natasha… and many more. Catch a sneak peek of the latest trends 

on the inspirational Fashion Weekend Catwalk, indulge in some pampering at the Beauty Hub…and recoup with a glass of bubbles at the [yellow tail] Bar…its pure fashion heaven!

Fashion Weekend will open on Thursday May 16 at 5pm to Sunday May 19 at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park. Sponsored by SHOP Til You Drop, [yellow tail], TONI&GUY, NP Set, Sally Hansen and more, Fashion Weekend is the only fashion event that should be in every fashionistas diary this season.

Prepare yourself for incredible discounts from your favourite designers, sensational catwalk shows, luxury pampering, on trend style advice from the SHOP editors at the Fashion Clinic and bubbles on tap at the [yellow tail] Bar.

Once you’ve picked your favourite looks for the season, hit the event floor to literally SHOP til you drop! With over 100 leading designers showcasing their collections at amazing discounts of up to 70% off, Fashion Weekend is the hub for Sydney style and pure shopping heaven. Don’t miss designers such Natasha, Peeptoe, Rodeo Show, Bec & Bridge, Levis, Christensen Copenhagen, Something Else, Stylestalker, Nicole Finetti, Maurie & Eve...just to name a few!

Thanks to Single Market Events, The Bride's Diary are giving away 6 FREE double passes to Fashion Weekend, on Friday 17th May and Sunday 19th May.

To enter, visit The Bride's Diary Giveaways page...

For more information visit

Best of luck!

Conditions of entry
1.This prize is non-transferable, non returnable and non-redeemable for cash. 2. Multiple entries are not permitted. 3. Commencement date of competition is 7 September 2012. 4. Entries close midday 14th May 2013. 5. The winning entry will be drawn on 15th May 2013. 6. Winners will be notified by 15th May 2013. 7. Once verified as the winning entry, names will be announced by 15th May 2013 on

Friday, May 10, 2013

Carla Zampatti & Bianca Spender Bridal & Formal Pop Up Sale

Carla Zampatti and Bianca Spender Bridal and Formal Pop up Sale!

Up to 75% off all retail prices – beautiful bridal gowns, gorgeous dresses for weddings and bridal parties, plus stunning evening wear pieces and formal wear from Spring/Summer 2012 and previous collections as well as one-off samples and more!
  • WED 15 MAY 9-7
  • THU 16 MAY 9-7
  • FRI 17 MAY 9-7
  • SAT 18 MAY 10-4
Location: 435A-437 Kent Street Sydney (between Market & Druitt Street)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

MMC Makeup

"Make-up enhances beauty that already exists” is a quote Margaux from MMC Makeup lives by and truly believes in. Having studied make-up artistry and beauty therapy at two of Australia’s leading colleges, she has gained unrivaled experience in the make-up and beauty industry.

Margaux's love for making every moment uniquely special for each and every one of her clients continues to grow and flourish, and this devotion to her work has unlocked the doors to many amazing opportunities. 

Whatever the desire or occasion, big or small, MMC Makeup is here to assist you with looking your best and feeling your most confidence. Margaux specialises in bridal, professional ans glamour photography shoots, formal and corporate events and special effects make-up artistry. She thrives on any opportunity to showcase her extensive skill set, whilst continually expanding her knowledge along the way. Margaux will always work to the highest possible standard, and prides herself on a consistently refined attention to detail.  

Being a bit of a ‘greeny’ at heart, Margaux always strives to use products that are chemical and cruelty-free, as looking after both you and the environment is her key ingredient to a successful outcome every time. 

 MMC Makeup operates mainly within the Southern Highlands region and surrounding areas, but is also available throughout Sydney, the South Coast and Canberra.

Visit MMC Makeup