Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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EXCITING NEWS...

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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Beautiful Collective - Real Life Wedding


We just love this real life wedding of Marcie & Alex that was photographed by The Beautiful Collective

Marcie and Alex recently got married in a beautiful church in Mossman. Marcie wore a beautiful traditional wedding gown with a Victoria Novak headpiece and Alex looked very daper in his classic black suit and white tie. The wedding was a lovely intimate affair without a bridal party bringing the love of Marcie and Alex to centre stage. The reception was held at Gunners Barracks and we photographed the gorgeous couple at Balmoral Bather's Pavilion and surrounds. Check out the photos below!

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Bridal Affair - Wedding Cars


A Bridal Affair has been providing beautiful vintage wedding cars in North South Wales since 1998 and they were the first company to offer two-toned champagne cars in Sydney at a time when black and white ones were prevalent. Their range includes 1953 Bentley and Rolls Royce, as well as Daimler limousine, all in two-toned champagne colours. Even though the cars are more than 50 years old, they are in perfect showroom condition.


A Bridal Affair’s owner Ed was official chauffeur for Preston Bailey whilst he was in Australia and he can help you with all of your transport needs for the big day. With comfortable seats, sunroofs, elegant decorations and modern navigation system his stylish old-timers are ideal for weddings. The list of services includes champagne and nibbles, red carpet, wheel covers, butterfly capes for girls in case it gets cold, big umbrellas and getaways in the event of rain and a minibus for your friends or family from out of town.


A Bridal Affair services Sydney metro area as well as Wollongong, Kurrajong, Bowral, Central Coast, The Hunter Valley and The Blue Mountains and you can contact them to arrange viewing of the vehicles.

Visit A Bridal Affair.  

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fuss Photography

 

All the beauty, love and happiness, a passion for detail and years of experience, allows Fuss Photography to actively embrace every moment with creativity and virtuous camera work to capture an instant of elegance. 


The team at Fuss Photography aim to impress you from the second you come into their Balmain studio until to the day you receive your images. 


Always taking pride in their work, Fuss Photography are able to capture natural, candid, stylish and glamorous preserved moments, providing the highest quality imagery which over the years, become the client’s most treasured memories. 

Contact Tass or Natasha on 0402 327 355 to make an appointment.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bridal Showcase at Taronga Centre



With stunning harbour views, impeccable service and spectacular food, the Taronga Centre is one of the top Sydney wedding venues. They feature in the latest issue of The Bride’s Diary® and we are pleased to announce their exclusive Bridal Showcase that will be held on Saturday 28th of June from 10am to 1pm. It is a fantastic opportunity for future brides and grooms to get some inspiration for their wedding. 

You will be able to meet expert wedding planners and suppliers to discuss your ideas and taste delicious food prepared by Australian celebrity chef Sean Connolly. To secure your complimentary entry to this amazing event, fill out the RSVP form herewww.tarongacentre.com.au/bridalshowcase by June 23rd

Attending this exciting event will provide you with the opportunity to see this amazing venue located at Taronga Zoo. From Garden Court located in the Zoo grounds where you can organise civil ceremony or have a sit-down style reception for up to 60 guests to a huge ballroom with breathtaking views of Sydney harbour that can seat up to 250 people, Taronga Centre offers a range of possibilities to suit your needs. 

Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing place and meet friendly staff!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Big $900 Sale at Heavenly Collections



Heavenly Collections, luxury bridal salon offers a range of exquisite ready-to-wear bridal gowns, couture millinery pieces and stunning jewellery. They are having a huge sale on Saturday 14 June from 9am to 6pm. At this exclusive 9-hour sale you will be able to purchase gowns that were priced between $2500 and $3500 for only $900! 

This massive clearance will make way for new stock with 50 gowns all drastically reduced! Some dresses will be sold below cost, but they are all in great condition. Brands include San Patrick, Wendy Makin, Impressions, Ritva Westenius, which is exclusive to Heavenly Collections and a limited number of Martina Liana dresses. 

If you are looking for exclusivity, fine craftsmanship, beautiful fabric, perfect tailoring and distinctive design, Heavenly Collections is the perfect place for you, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to find your dream wedding gown for a seriously discounted price. All the dresses are perfectly fitted and beautifully accessorised, perfect for both traditional and fashion forward brides. 

This intimate and elegant bridal salon is located in Sydney’s North West and offers a comfortable ambience where you can enjoy extremely pleasant shopping experience and get assistance from expert stylists.

For more information visit their website www.heavenlycollections.com.au

MMC Make Up



MMC Make Up specialises in bridal, professional and glamour photography shoots, formal and corporate events, as well as in special effects make-up artistry and offers a little more than most professionals in the industry. 


Margaux studied make-up artistry and beauty therapy at two of Australia’s leading colleges so you will not only get the perfect make-up, but also professional advice on how to nurture your skin in the lead up to your wedding. You will be provided with a nutrition plan to ensure that your skin looks perfectly healthy and radiant on your big day. You will not only look beautiful, but also feel fantastic! She uses only chemical and cruelty-free products since she is looking after her clients as well as the environment. 


Located in the Southern Highlands, MMC Make Up mainly operates within the region and surrounding areas, but she is also available throughout Sydney and South Coast and since she likes to travel you can contact her from virtually any area. 
MMC Make Up is in the current 2014 Illawarra/Southern Highlands/South Coast edition of The Bride's Diary® on pages 246-247 and if you have any enquiries or want to book a trial make-up session you can visit her website www.mmcmakeup.com.au

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Henry Roth Bridal: 60-Year Celebration Sale!



Henry Roth is celebrating 60 years in business by organising the biggest bridal sale in Australia with incredible 90% off discount for all the bridal gowns, destination wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, veils and accessories. The sale will be held on June 3rd, 5th and 7th at the Henry Roth factory outlet in Sydney. 

Henry Roth’s outlet is located only three minutes from Central Station and it will be open from 8AM to 2PM. You will be able to buy a designer wedding gown priced at $2,700 for only $399 or a bridesmaid dress worth $450 for $59, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get a hold of a piece of luxury for a bargain price!

Explaining why he decided to organise such a massive sale, world famous designer Henry Roth said “At a time when people are having to tighten their purse strings and think carefully about their spending, it is such a pleasure to be able to offer young couples the opportunity to save up to thousands of dollars on the most special event of their lives, their wedding”. 

This family owned and Australian run company has stocked their warehouse full of almost half a million dollars worth of merchandise for this 3-day event and their advice for those coming to the sale is to come with an open mind, bring along someone they trust, listen to their inner voice and have fun. 

Visit Henry Roth

Be Inspired: Bridal Expo 2014 at Novella Events



Novella Events, elegant wedding venue in Sydney's west is organising a Bridal Expo on Friday July 4th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. If you need some inspiration for your wedding day, this is a fabulous event to attend, as Novella Events have prepared plenty of treats for future brides and grooms. 


Brides-to-be will receive a FREE copy of The Bride’s Diary® and enjoy a showcase of gorgeous bridal fashion and table arrangements. You will also have the exclusive opportunity to see live performances from Marleys Basements and Matteo Charles, while enjoying complimentary champagne, canapés and make-up touch-up’s. Each guest will receive a free Novella gift bag and an opportunity to win a lucky door prize and a Luxury Bridal Pamper Pack priced at $500 which includes couples Lomi Lomi hot stone massage from Eden Spa. 

Entrance fee is $10.00, however brides and grooms who book with Novella Events will receive complimentary entry. If you attend this exciting event you will also have the chance to see this amazing wedding venue with warm and stylish décor, exclusive bridal suite, spacious dance floor, delicious Italian food and selection of exquisite wines. 

Book your tickets today at Novella Events’s website www.novella.com.au

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wedding Showcase at the Kirribilli Club



Kirribilli Club which has quickly became one of Sydney’s most popular wedding venues is organising their glamorous Wedding Showcase on Wednesday 14th May from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Admission is FREE and you will enjoy complimentary canapés, cocktails, receive a gift bag as well as a FREE copy of The Bride's Diary® - Sydney edition. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit this fabulous venue and see the exhibition of Kirribilli’s most trusted wedding suppliers.


Kirribilli Club is the ideal location if you are looking for a beautifully decorated venue overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It offers modern facilities, quality cuisine, fine service and detailed wedding co-ordination. Whether you are having a small cocktail party for 50 guests or an elegant sit down reception for up to 350 guests, you can book a package of your choice and celebrate in style. There are two gorgeous spaces to select from, and if you prefer to have an outdoor wedding ceremony in the beautiful Lavender Bay, Kirribilli Club can provide ceremony décor for you.

To register for the Kirribilli Club Wedding Showcase visit: http://bit.ly/1hwhdY7

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bella Diva Makeup & Airbrushing



Bella Diva Makeup & Airbrushing, award-winning mobile make-up service provides everything you need to look beautiful on your special day from airbrushing to professional make-up. They currently offer 'Free Lashes' for the entire bridal party with any wedding booking. They travel Sydney wide from Inner West to South, Eastern and Northern Sydney, Parramatta/ Blacktown /Penrith/ Mountains and all areas between, and before you book them it is best to make an appointment for trial.

Bella Diva specialises in airbrushing which is much loved by celebrities and is definitely the best technique for weddings and special occasions. You can also get standard make-up done with brushes and if you have tattoos or scars that you want to cover, this make-up studio has amazing products that will make them invisible. 

With over 15 years of experience the founder and the owner Renee Viscuso will personally complete your make-up for that very special day, creating exactly the look that you desire. You can rest assured that your make-up will last all day without looking cakey or fading away and if you book with Bella Diva you will also get contacts of excellent professional hairdressers who will offer you discounted prices. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Alan Khan Photography



Sydney based wedding photography and video studio Alan Khan Photography has a team of highly skilled professionals and works with latest cameras and video editing equipment to create their gorgeous artistic photo albums and videos. They have photographers and associates in Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and the Northern Territory, but they can go as far as Singapore, India, Bangladesh Japan and England to shoot your wedding!

Even though amateur photography has its charms, hiring a renowned professional is crucial when it comes to weddings. You need someone who will capture every important moment, find the right angles, and take care for everything including light and image composition. Since you will want to look at these photos many times in your life, they should look amazing. 
Alan Khan Photography not only makes incredible photos using technical skill and attention to detail, but also creates stunning videos which are magical, romantic, atmospheric and yet very honest. 

There are so many reasons to choose them and if you are planning your wedding between September 2014 and January 2015, don’t miss the opportunity to get 10% discount and give them a call right now on 02 9876 1942 or visit their website www.alankhan.com.au

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Music For My Wedding


Image: Jazz Nouveau: Smooth, classy Jazz.

Music is one of the most important parts of every wedding reception because it creates the mood and the atmosphere. Once you find the right venue, buy the perfect dress and booked your photographer it is time to take care of the music. 

Do you want a live band, singer, DJ or live act? Do you prefer jazz, swing, rock and roll or classical music? Music For My Wedding offers a fast and hassle-free way to find and book musicians who will play music you and your guests will love. You don’t have to spend hours and hours on the internet looking for different service providers for your wedding, just go to their user friendly website where you can register, listen to music and find your favourite event service fast and easy.

Owner Dierdre Le Blang has a vision to bring integrity and honesty to the wedding music industry and also to facilitate perfect matches between bridal parties and artists. “I enjoy bringing people together to help create lasting memories for them. I get a real kick out of seeing people connect with each other and have a fantastic time”, she said. 




No stranger to weddings, having performed at thousands during his illustrious career; Pat Powell is now focussing on writing and recording personalised songs for brides and grooms to use or have performed during their ceremony. 

He was the face and voice of Freeview's "The Best Things In Life Are Free" commercial with the Melbourne Ska Orchestra and is available in many band formats to suit your wedding entertainment needs. You can find out more about Pat here or contact Music For My Wedding if you'd like to book Pat to create a personalised song for you or perform at your wedding.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Aangela’s Florist for Mother’s Day



Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to thank your mum and what better way to express your feelings than with beautiful flowers! Since it is coming up on May 11th it is time to start thinking about gifts. 

Located at Kogarah in southern Sydney, Aangela’s Florist is a renowned flower shop that stocks wonderful seasonal flowers and makes beautiful arrangements for different purposes from beautifully decorated gift baskets to lush wedding bouquets. You can order your flowers online to surprise your mum if you can’t visit her on the day.


From big flamboyant arrangements with a mixture of seasonal flowers to an elegant box full of roses or a delightful fruit basket, there are plenty of adorable gifts to choose from for Mother’s Day. You will definitely impress your mum with a large basket arrangement which includes lilies, gergera, iris, other seasonal flowers and assorted foliages and leaves. 

The native bowl arrangement with charming natives such as Banksia, protea, leucadendrum and eucalyptus gum is also a wonderful choice, however, if you want something smaller but still very effective, a medium bowl with a delightful mix of Singapore orchids, tiger lilies, roses and ferns is an excellent choice.

Visit Aangela’s Florist

Clearance Sale at A Bride’s Blessing



A Bride’s Blessing is having a big clearance sale! This beautiful bridal store located between Parramatta and Blacktown has over 800 dresses in stock and also chic accessories such as footwear, jewellery and even lingerie. They have the largest range of Alfred Angelo wedding gowns in Sydney and they also carry Bella Donna, Peter Trend, Sophia Tolli, Wendy Makin, Demetrios, Joseph and many others. 

You can find a range of gorgeous pieces for discounted prices at the moment as they offer 50% off on all wedding gowns, Alfred Angelo bridesmaids dresses and flower girl dresses and all shoes, as well as 25% off on mother of the bride dresses and formal wear. You can also find under garments for as little as $5.00 and get a $5.00 tiara with any flower girl dress. 

A Bride’s Blessing is one of the easiest shops in Sydney you can go to because you don’t need to make an appointment but rather just pop in and the friendly staff will help you find what you are looking for. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brides of Beecroft Celebrate 10 Years!


Gown: Augusta Jones available at Brides of Beecroft
Image from The Bride's Diary - Sydney 2014 couture shoot

Famous for their beautiful wedding gowns, impeccable service and gorgeous salon with cosy atmosphere, Brides of Beecroft is celebrating 10 years of serving the brides from Sydney and New South Wales. With over 18 years of experience in assisting brides, owner and director Wendy McGregor and her handpicked bridal consultants are experts in finding the perfect gown for each bride-to-be. They will guide you in your search for the perfect dress, providing all the help and assistance you need, but also make this quest a very pleasant and memorable journey.

The shop has a truly stunning selection of wedding gowns! Stocking leading designers such as Pronovias, Demetrios, Rosa Clara, Mori Lee and Angelina Faccenda, and they are exclusive retailers of Augusta Jones from England. They also have a selection of gowns for bridesmaids and mother of the bride by Jadore.

Gown: Pronovias available at Brides of Beecroft
Image from The Bride's Diary - Sydney 2012 couture shoot

Brides of Beecroft have recently moved to the exciting new location opposite Epping Railway Station and their beautiful new space is decorated with Catherine Martin furnishings and features private viewing rooms where brides can relax and enjoy trying on fabulous wedding gowns. There is a huge selection of adorable and yet affordable dresses and you may even find a bargain on SALE.

It is never too early to start searching for your wedding gown so you can make an appointment right away and try some of their amazing dresses on today. You can make as many appointments as you wish and it is best to try a large number of styles before you make a final decision. Bridal consultants will make sure that you find a dress that matches your personality and also fits your budget. 

Gown: Aire Barcelona available at Brides of Beecroft
Image from The Bride's Diary - Sydney 2013 couture shoot

Once you have found your dream wedding gown, experienced dressmakers will make necessary alterations so that it fits like a glove, and professional stylists can help you find the matching accessories. The shop also stocks a wonderful selection of handmade veils and Stephanie Brown jewellery to compliment your dress. 

Brides of Beecroft have been with The Bride’s Diary® for many years and we are happy to celebrate with them. They are on pages 136-138 of the new 2014 Sydney edition and you can collect a FREE copy of this issue in store; Shop at 26 Genesis Building, 81 Beecroft Road, Epping. The team at The Bride’s Diary® wishes Brides of Beecroft a very happy 10th birthday and many happy returns!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Helen Rodrigues' Brand New Boutique!


Gown by Mira Zwillinger

We are very excited that the amazing Helen Rodrigues has opened a second boutique a few doors down from their flagship salon in Neutral Bay. Sincerely Helen Rodrigues will be selling sample and pre-loved wedding gowns.

The boutique gives brides-to-be the opportunity to purchase sample and pre-loved wedding gowns from local and international designers including Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Inbal Dror!

This brand new boutique offers the highest level of service and is by appointment only. Brides-to-be will also have the opportunity to sell their own wedding gown on a consignment basis.

Visit Helen Rodrigues to make your appointment. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Viktoria Novak's “Hauntingly Nostalgic" 2014 Bridal Collection



Viktoria Novak, Australia’s premier bridal milliner is delighted to announce the release of 'Hauntingly Nostalgic' bridal couture headpiece collection 2014.


Sydney designer, Viktoria Novak designed and handmade this stunning collection upon inspiration from royalty and opulence, French Parisian chic, transcending a modern bohemian goddess and evoking the feeling of the yesteryear in a hauntingly beautiful way. This collection has a personalised, unique and exquisite appeal to today’s bride looking for a special heirloom to pass down through generations.


The new collection is a result of elegance and romance that creates a new aesthetic for the Viktoria Novak bride. The return of the modern day crown and gold plated finishes is the new way forward for today’s brides, says Viktoria. The Hauntingly Nostalgic collection is now available in the Sydney boutique studio and can be viewed online here.


About Viktoria Novak…

Launching the Viktoria Novak label in 2006, Viktoria’s couture designs are highly renowned for their unique detailed signature designs, with each headpiece beautifully and elegantly hand crafted with quality finishes in the most luxurious materials. Viktoria’s couture bridal headpieces have been featured in many leading bridal magazines.

In 2013, Viktoria Novak was notably recognised as Sydney’s number one bridal milliner, winning multiple awards as bridal accessories designer of year. Viktoria Novak’s design philosophy is simple! Each creation is as individual as the client - unique, masterfully hand-crafted and detailed to absolute perfection!

Vellos Bridal Sample Sale!




Gown & Headpiece by Lost In Your Eyes

Attention Sydney brides-to-be Vellos Bridal are having a sample sale on Sunday 5th April, 2014 starting at 9:00 am till 6:00 pm. Appointments essential and will be taken at 40 minute intervals. To make an appointment please call 0413 212 795 to secure your a time. Be sure to 'Like' Vellos Bridal s Facebook page here to see samples and accessories daily.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Look Picture-Perfect with June-Rose Bridal Makeup & Hair



With more than twenty five years experience of and great knowledge, June-Rose makes a significant contribution to any wedding. She never fails to create stunning hair and make-up style that matches both the bride’s personality and her wedding gown. It is because she is absolutely passionate about her work and approaches each customer individually. Her basic formula is flawless, natural-looking make-up combined with an impressive hair that goes well with your face, your wedding dress and your hair accessories. 


June-Rose Bridal Makeup & Hair mobile service operates  seven days a week in Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD, Southern Highlands, Illawarra and South Coast, Canberra, Campbelltown and surrounding areas. 


One of June-Rose’s key tips for every bride-to-be is to book a trial before the wedding day. Her trials are always fun and relaxed and they are the perfect opportunity to get to know each other and know that you will be in safe hands on your big day. It is always a good idea to prepare everything beforehand. 

Since your wedding day is going to be photographed and videoed, it is crucial to have a reliable and efficient professional to take care of your hair and make-up. You want a flawless look that will last all day and look perfect from every angle. This is why June-Rose works together with photographers and leaves nothing to chance. 

To be ready for a photoshoot you need a make-up artist and hair stylist who is very punctual. If they start late, photographers will have less time and it may result in images that are not as presentable as they should be. Secondly, they must use best techniques and high quality products so that the hair and make-up stays fresh. June-Rose fulfils all these requirements and knows exactly how make you look gorgeous on photos.

Don’t miss the new 2014 Sydney edition of The Bride’s Diary® and discover more about June-Rose Bridal Makeup & Hair on page 434.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Bride's Diary 2014 Sydney Edition – Out Now!



We are thrilled to announce that the stunning 2014 Sydney edition of The Bride's Diary® is now in store! This is the most stylish, modern and beautiful edition ever and we know you will love it!


The latest edition features a breathtaking high-end bridal couture shoot ‘Timeless Elegance’ photographed at the stunning Paddington Reservoir Gardens. This luxurious annual edition also includes four beautiful styling themes for four different seasons to get inspired for your wedding: Sensational Spring, Sophisticated Summer, Autumn Harvest and Winter Indulgence.

Featuring only the best of Sydney's wedding service providers, this is a "must have" magazine if you are planning a Sydney wedding! This edition is better than ever with pages of great wedding ideas, and information about fashion, flowers, rings, cakes, beauty, formal hire, photography, decorations, transport, receptions and much, more!

Launched in 1986, The Bride's Diary®  is Australia’s leading bridal magazine and every brides-to-be ideal companion with beautiful and inspirational fashion editorials as well as all the necessary information to help her organise the wedding of her dreams. 

Visit our online store to get your copy today!