Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bobbi Brown Metallics

The Bobbi Brown Metallics Collection is a beautiful selection of muted shades, perfect to match in with any wedding colour scheme. 
We particularly think the gorgeous high shimmer, high pigments shades are the perfect match with the Pink & Chocolate themes we have been showcasing this week. 
For more information on the Bobbi Brown Metallics Collection see our review. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cristina Re Paper Style

We are very excited about the new DIY stationery book "Paper Style" by Cristina Re. This step-by-step guide to do-it-yourself wedding stationery is brought to you by Cristina Re, the creator of Australia's favourite range of DIY stationery. The stunning colour photography, gorgeous colour themes, designer tips and techniques as well as the exclusive and easy to use templates will provide so much inspiration for both your wedding stationery and your entire wedding!
Paper Style is arranged in chapters by colour, as this is one of the first decisions a bride makes when turning her dream wedding into a reality. Paper Style provides the inspiration and tools for brides to mix and match glorious colours, lush textures and beautiful patterns with confidence when designing and creating their wedding stationery.

Paper Style retails for $49.95 and is available April 2009 through Cristina Re stockists and all good book stores – including Borders – nationally.

For more information see our Review or visit Cristina Re's website

Strawberry & Chocolate Wedding Theme

fter creating our Beautiful Bows Chocolate & Pink styling theme last week, we discovered the most gorgeous collection of Strawberry & Chocolate products from Weddingstar. Designed as a coordinating set you can use one or all of the products to create your stunning wedding. 

Have your guests sign in with style, using the Chocolate & Strawberry Cream Satin Wrapped Pen Set and Guest Book. Your Ring Bearer will look adorable with the Square Ring Pillow, matching perfectly with the Flower Girl’s Basket.

Carry the theme through to your reception with Toasting Flutes and a Cake Serving set, both with Chocolate Bows. The Bridal Garter set will tie your theme together with tradition, with both a keepsake and “toss” garter. 

Thank your bridesmaids with coordinating Gift Bags. These stylish pink and chocolate gift bags are very fun with great little details such as an attached pocket for enclosed card, pink rope handles, embossed pattern and thank you stitching.

Create a sweet bomboniere/favour for your guests using chocolate ribbon printed with your names and wedding dates. Embellish with die-cut flower ribbon in pink. And tie together around a  bomboniere box. Fill with traditional sugar-coated almonds or the modern alternative of Jelly Belly Gourmet Jelly Beans. 

All of the beautiful products shown here are available from Weddingstar.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Beautiful Bows in Chocolate and Pink

Chocolate and Strawberry Theme
We loved this cake so much that we just had to create a Styling Theme around it. The absolutely gorgeous pink bows with the oh-so-cute chocolate polka dots provide a great starting point for creating a sophisticated wedding.
Carry the pink bows through to your bridesmaid's gowns; we love the Donna Karan Silk dress, with a very sweet over-sized bow on the front!
Pink or chocolate chair sashes will set the scene for your reception perfectly. Chocolate and pink stationery in any design will be the perfect accent; the Alannah Rose designs shown here are beautiful examples to inspire you!
Carry the pink or muted chocolate tones through your accessories for the finishing touches to your beautiful bows wedding theme! Choose a simple clutch for your bridesmaids, like the Jimmy Choo clutch shown here. Decorate your and your bridesmaid's hair with classic combs with a hint of pink or a Miu Miu Satin bow.

For more information on any of the items shown here simply click on the Polyvore.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Follow BD on Twitter!

You can now follow The Bride's Diary Team on Twitter! 
We will be tweeting about anything and everything wedding, from the latest bomboniere ideas to planning our next edition of The Bride's Diary, as well as our thoughts on bridal couture, wedding photography, theming your wedding and much more! For daily inspiration for your wedding, follow us on Twitter!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free Give-aways - Entries close this Friday!

Don't miss out on our fantastic Free Give-aways! Entries close this Friday 24th April 2009. 
We have three great products to give away:
- Physicians Formula - Organic wear 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder
- Physicians Formula - Organic wear 100% Natural Origin Loose Powder
- Jaye Niemi Scented Candle
For more information on how to enter visit our Free Give-aways section.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Hairfree Honeymoon!

Most brides spend a year-plus planning their big day, so why not use that time to also plan your emancipation from hair-loss forever with permanent laser hair removal at Nads Laser Clinics?

We all love getting our hair done, our manicures, pedicures, facials and tans, but there is one beauty appointment we would all rather not make – to get a wax every six weeks! Even if you choose the relatively painless alternatives of razors and creams you’re still battling itchy in-grows, rapid regrowth and stubbly snuggles! Now there is a solution that has the modern bride in mind.

Just like looking for that perfect diamond, in the world of laser hair removal it’s all about the “C’s”: convenience, comfort, and cost.

Nads Laser Clinics are conveniently located across Sydney in Burwood, Parramatta, Chatswood and the CBD with opening hours that keep the working bride-to-be in mind. Upon entering this hair-loss havana you’re greeted by friendly staff who all share a warm “bedside” manner and are thoroughly versed in the product. You’ll be walked through what to expect from the latest technology (revolutionary lasers for darker-skin, and a unique cooling mechanism to keep treatment as comfortable as possible) as well as a projected time-frame (approximately 8-10 bi-monthly consultations). Best of all you’re quoted by area and not in the 15 minute intervals some clinics offer which can leave you patchy or broke if you run out of funds. Cost-efficient incentives such as the “free Brazilian with full leg” or “bikini-underarm” packages, or the VIP option with lifetime guarantee, will dispel the myth that laser hair removal is financially out of reach. At a time when it seems everything costs more you’ll be surprised how easy it is to be hair free forever – and bikini-ready for your entire honeymoon!
Grab hubby-to-be and jump smoothly into life of convenience and spontaneity together. You’ll never look back!

For more information call 1300 850 106 or go to

Friday, April 17, 2009

Peaches & Cream Wedding Theme

Peach Wedding
The Bride's Diary team have created this Polyvore to share with you just one of our many styling and wedding theme ideas. Keep posted for more inspiration over the coming weeks!
The gorgeous Vera Wang gown at the centre of this Polyvore provided the inspiration for a stunning Peaches & Cream wedding theme. A Peaches & Cream theme will create a romantic mood for your wedding. 
The first hint of your Peaches & Cream theme will be through your wedding invitations. Here we have used beautiful doily inspired stationery, incorporating both modern and vintage elements.
A vintage feel can be added to this theme further with antique jewellery or a beautiful feathered fascinator. 
Extend the theme to your reception with beautiful centre pieces - we love the  roses in round vases shown here. Candles make a great table decoration and provide mood lighting, or can be used as a bomboniere/favour for your wedding guests. 
For more information about any of the elements used in this theme, simply click on the Polyvore.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Lovely Collection by Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker captures the magic of the moment. The Lovely Collection of vivid fragrance statements take you from the illuminating, fresh experience of dawn to the essence of loving every moment passionately expressed in endless, and finally, the tender warmth of twilight.
An intimate collection of three timeless fragrances that unfold moment by lovely moment.
DAWN an illuminating scent of sparkling citrus, vibrant orchids and soft musk. Eau de parfum spray 30 ml. $60
ENDLESS a sparkling, floral scent of luscious plum, radiant florals and fresh ivy. Eau de parfum spray 30 ml. $60
TWILIGHT a smouldering, sensual scent of starlit citrus, lush florals, warm amber and musk. Eau de parfum spray 30 ml. $60

The Lovely Collection is available from 3rd may 2009 from Myer, David Jones, The Perfume Connection and The Perfume Empire.
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