Monday, March 30, 2009

Sydney Bridal Expo, Darling Harbour

Attention all Sydney brides - don't miss the fabulous Sydney Bridal Expo at Darling Harbour this weekend,  Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April. 

The Bride's Diary is proud to support the 2009 Sydney Bridal Expo Darling Harbour. To show our support of this fantastic event we will be handing out FREE copies of The Bride's Diary 2009 Sydney edition at the door to brides attending on the day.  

The 2009 Sydney Bridal Expo, Darling Harbour is the largest gathering of exhibitors seen under the one roof at the Exhibition Centre, for those getting married. Featuring Sydney’s leading wedding providers, the Expo provides one-stop shopping for today’s bride. 
Offering aisle-after aisle of exciting, informative displays, brides can see amazing wedding cakes, floral displays, beautiful hair and make-over demonstrations, photography specialists, honeymoon ideas, jewellery displays and of course, stunning bridal gown and bridal party parades – cutting edge design not only for the bride, but for the entire wedding party – bridesmaids, mother of the bride, little attendants, even the groom! 
A wide range of reception venues and over 22 types of wedding transport will also be on display including horse-drawn carriages. Rolls Royce, convertibles and limousines. 
Spectacular parades take place daily at 11.30, 1.30 and 3.30pm It’s every bride’s fairytale fantasy with outrageous and brilliant ideas for every type of wedding – all under one roof for the 2009 bride.

Sydney Bridal Expo
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th April 2009

Sydney Exhibition Centre – Hall 1, Darling Harbour
Time: 10am - 5.30pm - Book online or Tickets available at the door. 
Admission: $20 Adults, $14 Concession, Accompanied Child Under 10 - Free.
More information:
FREE copy of The Bride's Diary to brides attending on the day.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick

A gloss revolution is taking shape. Now you can get intense shine, constant conditioning and fabulously fuller lips in one super slim lip gloss stick. Introducing Estée Lauder’s new Pure Color Gloss Stick – a distinctive new solid gloss stick that provides an ultra-creamy, irresistibly luscious way to condition, gently plump and add shine to your lips. 
With a rich formula that melts onto lips, Pure Color Gloss Stick comes in a variety of flattering shades that deliver softly sheer pearlescent coverage and a wet, glossy shine to lips.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Black & White Theme

Black & White is a very sophisticated and classic colour choice. A splash of red, the colour of love, will add a touch of glamour and romance to your Black & White theme.

Introduce your Black & White theme to your guests with a Silhouettes in Bloom Guest book and Pen Set. Available in Cabernet Red with Black Embrodery or Jet Black with White Embroidery, this collection will set a modern, sophisticated tone for your event. Also available in the Silhouettes in Bloom collection: Bridal Garter Set, Square Ring Pillow with hidden ring compartment, Flower Girl Basket. The lush textures combined with dramtic colours result in the perfect balance of elegance and flair.

Continue the theme with pre-dinner cocktails in Mini Martini Glasses. Decorate with heart stir sticks with raspberries and blackberries. Smaller Martini glasses are an excellent choice for an apertif, a desert or a mini cocktail.

The King Crown bottle-stopper is the perfect bomboniere – elegant and practical, your guests will remember your wedding everytime they use it. The bottle stopper has a chrome finish and comes beautifully gift packaged. Other designs available include: Single Heart, Queen Crown, Cocktail with Olive Green Crystal, Fused in Love Double Heart, Butterfly, Leaf, Snowflake.

Poker Key Rings are another sensational bomboniere idea. Lucky In Love Stickers personalised with your name and wedding date adds the finishing touch. The Poker Key Rings are available in Heart, Spade, Club and Diamond designs and come presented in a gift box.

Hugs and Kisses in Black and White, Flocked Black on Frosted White glass votive holder are a gorgeous addition to your table settings. After your wedding you can use them to decorate your home as a lasting reminder of your special day. Alternatively, add a confetti card and the votive holders can serve as both  a place card and a bomboniere for your guests.

The cute Bride Dress and Groom Tux Favour bags make an exceptional Favour Couple. In classic black and white, they are a great idea for a Black & White Wedding theme. Here they are filled with black and white Jelly Bellys for the perfect tray of favours.

All of these beautiful wedding ideas are available from Weddingstar.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Free Give-aways!

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 available. We especially like organic products that help to protect you, and the environment! Visit our Free Give-aways for your chance to win and don't forget to visit often to see what other fabulous products we are giving away.

Framed Signature Photo Mat

We love this Framed Inscribable Keepsake Mat Kit as a modern alternative to the Guest Book - your guests etch their names onto the high-quality alloy surface with the Engraving Scribe provided. The metal signature mat makes this a more permanent and decorative option than cardboard signature mats. Available in small, medium and large sizes, the Framed Signature Photo Mat provides the perfect keepsake for your special day.

Available from Weddingstar.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tom Ford Private Blend Collection

The Tom Ford Private Blend Collection has added a new fragrance to the Collection, Champaca Absolute.
An unconventional composition in the Floral Oriental landscape, Private Blend Champaca Absolute takes a rarely used single note and adds an extraordinary sequence of secondary ingredients to create the sensory equivalent of a decadently layered pastry with many layers of depth and complexity.
For more details on this beautiful fragrance see our review.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Queen Bee Maternity

These gorgeous new LIL maternity wear pieces are available from Queen Bee. The new range features playsuits, kaftans and maxi dresses - in the signature LIL style that we all know and love! All pieces are handmade in Australia and will take you through all stages of your pregnancy and beyond...
Visit for more information

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

For the Groom - Milk Skincare

Introducing Milk Skincare's Face Wash + Scrub!
Milk Skincare is a fantastic range of men's skincare products, founded and created by Australian Swimming Champion Michael Klim.
The 2-in-1 Face Wash + Scrub is an easy way to get your groom's skin looking great for the big day. The cleanser and exfoliator combination help to draw impurities from deep in the pores, leaving skin clean and fresh. Simple, easy to use and accessible... What more could you want?

To read more about Milk Skincare see our review.

Delicious! Personalised Chocolate Bars by Weddingstar

Who doesn't love chocolate! These nut-free gourmet chocolate bars are a fantastic bomboniere/favour idea for your wedding. They are available in a range of designs and colours to suit any wedding theme, and they come printed with your names and wedding date!
Visit for more details and to order.

Dermologica's New Website

Dermologica have launched their new website The highly interactive site includes innovative new features such as Speed Mapping skin analysis, user-friendly navigation, an up-to-date news section, skin library, professional home health care and skin health. See our review for full details on the new Dermologica website. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Autumn Garden Party

Your wedding stationery sets the tone for the event. The Love Birds Stationery works perfectly with an autumn wedding theme. A wide range of stationery items are available, including stickers, table numbers, order of service, save the date cards, favour cards and personalised chocolate bars. The Love Birds theme is continued further on a gorgeous ring cushion, with ribbons to secure your rings in place. Flower Girl Baskets, Guest Books, Pen Set with Gold Pen and a Bridal Garter Set are also available.

Glass Votive holders with Flocked Green plant pattern can be used to created centre-pieces or bomboniere. Surround small plants with votive holders, add tealight candles and you have the perfect centre-piece to highlight your Autumn Garden Party theme. For your bomboniere place pouches of seeds wrapped in classic brown paper with a coordinating ribbon in the votive holders – natural and gorgeous!

Another great bomboniere idea is a chocolate bar personalised with your names and wedding date. The Love Birds chocolate bar matches perfectly with the snowwhite Love Birds Cake Topper and Salt and Pepper Shakers.

Layered chocolate mousse in a flared shot glass, decorated with cape berries and autumn leaves are a beautiful desert to continue your autumn theme. Chocolate brown napkins with your initials and wedding date are the finishing touch.

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

Just Add Colour – The Bobbi Brights Collection

The Bride's Diary team loves Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and we really love the new Bobbi Brights Collection! The Bobbi Brights Collection from Bobbi Brown features 35 soft matte shadows in a colourful range that includes everything from pinks and greens to blues and purples. All the shades are unique to this palette, which features a fold-out design and full size mirror. This collector's edition palette is available from 15th March. See our full review for more details.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Parramatta Wedding Expo Sunday 29th of March

Don't miss Wedding Expos Australia's Parramatta Wedding Expo on Sunday 29th March, held at the Parramatta RSL Club. 
Exhibitors include cakes, flowers, cars, beauty, celebrants, photographers, jewellery, venues, decorators, planners, bridal and formalwear, entertainment and more!
The expo will run from 10 am to 3 pm and entry is free.
To show our support of this wonderful expo, a FREE copy of The Bride's Diary will be given to the first 400 brides attending on the day! 
For more information visit

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Canberra Photographer wins International Awards

One of our favourite Canberra photographers, Kelly Tunney, has recently won four prizes from the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 2009 Awards of Excellence, held in Las Vegas, USA.
Shown here is one of her fabulous photos, "Umbrella Trees" which received an Accolade of Excellence in the Bridal Party Category.
To read more about Kelly Tunney and her exciting win visit The Bride's Diary Reviews 


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