Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!


The Bride's Diary Team extends our very best wishes for the Festive Season to all our members and clients. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year celebration.

We have absolutely loved working on our website and publications throughout 2009. It has been great to keep in touch with our members through the bridal buzz message boards and to receive your fantastic feedback. Thank you for the many wonderful compliments we have received to our fabulous new editions of The Bride's Diary. We love it too!

We look forward to a wonderful 2010 filled with exciting new additions to our publications and online features!

Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in The Bride's Diary.

Once again, have a wonderful festive season.

Warm regards,

The Bride's Diary Team

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Luxury Redefined in Southwest Bali


Alila Villas Soori, a new resort and residential villa community on the southwest coast of Bali, has opened its doors.


This latest property by Alila Hotels & Resorts offers 48 exquisitely designed pool villas ranging in size from 150 square metres for a one-bedroom villa, to a sprawling 4600 square metre 10-bedroom villa.

Located in an unspoilt area off the tourist trail, the resort is situated on a gentle slope between lush, green rice terraces and black-sand beaches overlooking panoramic vistas of the Indian Ocean.


Designed by award-winning Singapore-based SCDA Architects, Alila Villas Soori integrates elements of its surrounding environment with a graceful expression of contemporary Asian design. The resort was designed, constructed and will be managed in accordance with Alila’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

“I believe there is a trend towards greater space and more privacy at the higher end of the market,” said Mark Edleson, President and CEO of Alila Hotels & Resorts. “People lead busy, complex lives and the concept of a hotel-as-retreat is increasingly more appealing. Luxury is now being defined less by specific materials and finishes. It’s more about privacy and comfort enhancing spatial conception and design components.”


Each villa has its own private pool and was designed to connect living spaces to the soothing sights and sounds of the natural surroundings. Inner courtyards open to the sky, letting in natural light and ocean breezes. Living spaces open onto an outdoor pavilion with landscaped gardens and architectural ponds. Each villa was configured to maximise views of the Indian Ocean without compromising individual privacy.

Special Opening Rates

“Double Indulgence” starts from US $600 plus 21% tax and service charge, with one complimentary night for every night booked. This offer is valid through 31 March 2010 excluding peak season (20 December - 5 January).

www.designhotels.com/alila_villas_soori

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Crystal Clear Choice for Your Bridal Registry


We have found the perfect addition to your Bridal Registry: Waterford Crystal ‘Clear’ – a sophisticated new stemware collection perfectly conceived for modern living.

The stylish yet understated new collection retains the intrinsic brilliance of crystal with each stem featuring the simplicity of a clear bowl paired with a Waterford Crystal signature cut focused on the foot of the glass. These differing crystal cuts form the
collections’ two stunning patterns; Light (star-cut) and Caro (diamond-cut).

The Caro and Light collections will inspire your creativity by tempting you to use individual pieces in daring and unconventional ways. They are beautifully packaged in sets of 4 and come presented in a wooden box complete with a rope handle – making them an ideal choice for gift giving.


Waterford Crystal is the world’s leading crystal brand and makes living with luxurious crystal stylish and accessible. The complete “Clear” range will be available nationally from January 2010 from leading stockists, including selected David Jones and Myers stores and specialty gift and homeware retailers.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Brisbane's One Stop Bridesmaid Store!

Award-winning bridal designer Wendy Makin has just opened the doors to a new store in Brisbane - BellaDonna Bridesmaids & Formals - which is stocked full of super pretty Bridesmaids' dresses.

The latest-season collections include imports from highly successful American labels Watters and WTOO, along with selected styles from local designers Mr K, Paco and Sacha Drake.

The idea behind this one-stop-bridesmaids-shop is gorgeous and inexpensive dresses that can also be bought for summer parties and formals, and be worn again and again not just once on the wedding day! It's the investment Bridesmaid’s dress!

The Watters and WTOO labels will also be available in Wendy Makin’s various wholesalers around Australia, so check out the website to locate your nearest stockist.


Address: 916 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Phone: 07 3895 8465

Email: stanleyst@belladonna.com.au

Website: www.wendymakin.com

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