Friday, February 26, 2010

Decorate Your Wedding with Sophistication

PartyLite, a global party-plan distributor of signature homeware accessories and candles, is pleased to announce the launch of their Everyday 2010 Vol.1 seasonal catalogue.

Drawing inspiration from interior trends, PartyLite has developed a new range of indoor and outdoor accessories, contemporary scented candles, flameless ambient fragrances, and Well Being Spa products for entertaining spaces.

True romance and perfection is essential for a wedding day. With this in mind, PartyLite offers an extensive range of wedding accessories and candles for every individual. The Customisable Tealight Centrepiece is a favourite, produced from the finest blown glass base and silver plated tealight tray, making it a memorable table decoration. RRP: $81.95 

Customisable Tealight Centrepiece  

Add a touch of modernity and entertain guests in style with PartyLite’s graceful and elegant PartyLite Elongated Taper Holders. Available in a set of two, these solid aluminium candle holders epitomise sleek design. If it’s not on the table, it’s on the bride’s wish list. RRP: $139.95.

Elongated Taper Holders  

Promote harmony and ambience on that special day with PartyLite’s new assortment of colourful aroma candles. New products are available in three sizes and include Black Raspberry, Tropical Waterfall, Apricot Daisy, Pure Vanilla Crème, Vintage Leather, and Wellbeing Balance fragrances. PartyLite’s candles create the perfect look, fragrance and ambience for weddings. From RRP: $15.50.

What bride doesn’t want (and need to) relax and unwind leading up to her big day? PartyLite’s Well Being Spa range offers irresistible scents and pampering formulas to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Get pampered with PartyLite’s Well Being Spa Gift Set comprising a comfortable bath pillow, delicious Body Butter, soothing Bath Salt Crystals and a scented candle. RRP: $99.95. It’s the perfect bridal shower gift!

Well Being Spa Gift Set  

PartyLite is a proud sponsor of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Australia (CHFA), donating tens of thousands of dollars per year to the national charity. PartyLite also promotes environmental sustainability and responsibility, using recyclable materials and energy-efficient technology.

PartyLite’s exclusive range of candles and accessories is available only through Consultants. Visit to find a Consultant in your area.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oatlands House Bridal Open Day

Situated in 5 acres of graceful garden, Oatlands house offers the ideal venue for every special occasion. On Sunday the 28th February 2010, Oatlands House will be having an open day. This will give prospective bride & grooms the opportunity to view Oatlands House & to meet with our team of preferred suppliers. All of the rooms will be set up for viewing with each one decorated in a different theme.

Sunday 28th February, 2010 | Oatlands House Bridal Open Day
Oatlands House - 42 Bettington Rd Oatlands

Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm
RSVP: 26th February 2010
Information: 02 9683 3355

Free copies of The Bride's Diary are available to brides-to-be attending on the day. (Limited supply.)

Image Courtesy Amanda Mac Photography

Fabulous Shoes for Your Wedding from Tony Bianco

One of Australia's best known women's footwear brands, Tony Bianco has a fabulous range of bridal shoes availble both online, and in stores throughout Australia. 

With supurb attention to detail, and an established committment to leading the way in providing the latest 'on-trend' seasonal ranges to the fashion savvy women, the Tony Bianco bridal range is simply stunning…

To find your nearest stockist or purchace online, visit Tony Bianco now.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sydney City Wedding Expo Mercure Sydney Airport

Wedding Expo's Australia is once again co-ordinating an admired and fashionable wedding expo. Exhibitors include cakes, flowers, cars, beauty, celebrants, photographers, jewellery, venues, decorators, planners, bridal & formalwear, entertainment and more.

Sunday 28th February, 2010
Sydney City Wedding Expo, Mercure Sydney Airport
Where: Mercure Sydney Airport 

Entry: Free
FREE copies of The Bride's Diary to be given away.

Make Your Own Flower Pom Poms

For a great alternative to expensive fresh flowers, you could create these paper flower pom poms yourself, at a fraction of the cost. What's more, they are a beautiful and everlasting memory of your wedding day. 

The below tutorial is from Once Wed, so read through this and get creating!


Supplies: Fabric, scissors, hot glue gun, and chinese lanterns.


Step 1: Cut circles out of fabric.
Step 2: Fold the circle in half and put a little hot glue on the center, then fold over to secure.
Step 3: Apply more hot glue to the bottom of the folded circle.


Step 4: Press the bottom of the folded circle with the hot glue onto the chinese lantern.
Step 5: Repeat these steps until the whole lantern is covered. Once finished, attached some fabric to the metal frame of the lantern to hang.


Visit Once Wed… Project created by Dolci Odille

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Giant Tea Cup Pot

For a unique and stunning centrepiece for your wedding table, why not consider these fabulous Giant Tea Cups Pots with fresh flowers. As you are planting actual fresh flowers (not cut bouquets), the pots would also serve as a lasting keepsake or even bomboniere idea for your wedding. 

The Plant Cups are designed by Gitta Gschwendtner and created in glazed earthenware.  The beautiful Giant Tea Cup has a drainage hole in the bottom and measures 31cm diameter x 27cm height.  The saucer measures 47cm diameter.

Available from Rockett St George

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Perfect Clutch for the Perfect Bride

Bridal wear is all about elegance, and Vera May evening clutches promise to add that perfect finishing touch to your bridal gown, completing your look with sheer elegance and style. Vera May is excited to announce the release of her new collection of evening clutches, and with a range of colours and styles, you can find the perfect clutch for your wedding day.

Visit Vera May now to view the full range

Bondi Icebergs Bridal Open Day

Situated on the Southern end of Bondi beach, The Bondi Icebergs offers the ideal venue for your very special day. On Thursday 25th February 2010, Bondi Icebergs will be having an open day. This will give prospective bride & grooms the opportunity to view our fabulous function room overlooking the entire beach & to meet with our team of preferred suppliers.

Thursday 25th February, 2010
Bondi Icebergs Bridal Open Day
Bondi Icebergs Club – 1 Notts avenue Bondi Beach

Time: 6.00om - 9.00pm
Free: Entry, Canapes and Drinks.
Please RSVP:
FREE copies of The Bride's Diary to the first 100 brides attending.

Image Courtesy Xsight Photography Brisbane

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Doltone House Wedding Open Day

Join the Doltone House wedding dream team in Pyrmont on Sunday, 28th February for a tour of two of Sydney’s most breathtaking wedding venues.

This 28th of February prospective brides and grooms are being given an exclusive opportunity for a personalized tour of two award-winning Doltone House wedding venues –Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf and Doltone House Daring Island Wharf.

Set a mere stones throw apart on the stunning Sydney harbour in Pyrmont, guests will be introduced and taken around each venue, allowing them to envisage their dream day. Wedding displays will ensure guests will be drawn into the individual charm and romantic ambience of each venue – Jones Bay Wharf with its unique heritage features, and Doltone’s brand new, contemporary, 6-star green-star Darling Island Wharf.

As part of the tour, wedding experts and creative talents will be on hand to personally discuss wedding plans and give an insight as how to make your cherished milestone memorable for all the right reasons. The Doltone House wedding team, with years of invaluable experience, will also be on hand to educate and inspire budding brides.

Each guest will receive complimentary bubbles and canapés on arrival. Open to all couples who have not yet booked their wedding venue and with FREE admission, this is a not to be missed tour of Sydney’s premier wedding venues.

Doltone House is renowned for delivering a wedding experience like no other – learn how they can help make your special day truly spectacular.

RSVP is essential.

Visit to register your interest. as space to this exclusive event is limited.

Email or

Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf is located at:

Jones Bay Wharf, Piers 19-21 Upper Deck 26-32, Pirrama rd, Pyrmont NSW

Phone : 02 8571 0622

Doltone House Darling Island Wharf is located at:

Darling Island Wharf (opposite Star City)

Accenture Building, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont 2009

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bridal Information Evening - Crowne Plaza Norwest Sydney

The Crowne Plaza Norwest Sydney Bridal Information Evening is not to be missed... Enjoy champagne and canapes whilst experiencing the excitement and atmosphere of what will be your special day. Choose your menu, chair cover and sash, flowers, fairy-light curtain, ceiling drapery, photographer and much more. See our Grand Ballroom set up with many different themes.

Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Crowne Plaza Norwest Sydney - Bridal Infomation Evening
1 Columbia Court Baulkham Hills NSW 2153

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Free: Entry, Canapes and Drinks.
Please RSVP:

Image courtesey: Jonathan Wellings Photography

Estée Lauder introduces Sumptuous Bold VolumeT Waterproof Mascara

Your wedding day will be a joyous occasion, and more then likely you will shed a few tears, so portect youreslf from a make-up malfunction with a waterproof mascara from Estee Lauder

NEW Sumptuous Bold Volume™ Waterproof Mascara – is an exceptionally bold, new ultimate waterproof, longwearing mascara that delivers immediate lift and luxurious volume and curl, all in a clump-resistant, non-brittle formula! The formula’s secret lies in the use of resins, a technologically advanced polymer complex and groundbreaking combinations of film formers for a new breed of waterproof mascara. Now you can be well prepared for the tears on your wedding day, and you can do it all with gorgeously full, beautifully lifted, waterproofed lashes that last! 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Christina Re… Where a Girl Goes

Christina Re has opened a gorgeous new concept store in Victoria - Where a Girl Goes - and it is truly beautiful…

Cristina Re is committed to providing products that are not only artistically beautiful but also of the finest quality.  From gourmet food to lifestyle products, whenever you visit Where a Girl Goes, you can be sure to experience only the best.

Offering the complete range of beautiful Cristina Re designer stationery, accessories, plus confectionery, home décor, fashion and more, Cristina’s exquisite new concept store, ‘Where a Girl Goes’ offers a truly unique shopping experience for stylish women with an eye for fashion and a taste for the finer things in life, complete with all the trimmings.

Visit the Cristina Re ‘Where a Girl Goes’ Store at
30-34 Oxford Street Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NET-A-PORTER Launches its Fabulous Wedding Boutique

NET-A-PORTER has lunached its online wedding boutique, so you can vow to be the best-dressed bride.
The Wedding Boutique is NET-A-PORTER's luxurious, one-stop destination for the chicest wedding yet. With just a click of your finger, your dream outfit can be yours, so say "I do" in style with NET-A-PORTER.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Diamond Room...

Fairfax & Roberts have partnered exclusively with Backes & Strauss, the oldest diamond company in the world, to create The Diamond Room in their Castlereagh Street showroom. The store will house a unique collection of diamond rings and loose stones.

The Diamond Room will link the consumer directly to the international and open market, allowing for access to a wider variety of product than formerly available in Australia. The public will now have access to diamonds of any size, quality or cut.

Every diamond is unique and The Diamond Room will cater for the smallest stone to the most extravagant and exquisite masterpiece whilst consumers may rest assured of their diamond quality as each stone comes with certification issued by an independent laboratory.

At the Diamond Room the client can also commission Fairfax & Roberts to set selected stones into the ultimate bespoke offering. In a multi-angled approach, the client is linked to the Fairfax & Roberts product, in-house workshop and unique service dimensions imposing no limitations on concept or design.

The Fairfax & Roberts bespoke experience also offers clients a service that gives new life to pieces they no longer wear with complimentary consultations and design proposals.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bless The Bride Summer Wedding Expo

Hall of Fame NSW Wedding Expos are renowned for showcasing a huge selection of the State’s finest bridal providers who cater for that once in a lifetime occasion… Your Wedding Day! With spectacular fashion shows held at noon & 3pm featuring the latest bridal gown designs, formal fashions & leisurewear, lovely lingerie, men’s formalwear, bridal accessories, flower girl and pageboy outfits, this is your one stop Wedding Shop. Entry into Lucky Draws & sensational tasting by wine selectors & liquid chocolate.

Sunday 21st February, 2010
Bless The Bride Summer Wedding Expo
Where: The Hills Centre, Carrington Rd, Castle Hill 

Time: 10am - 5.00pm
Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Concession.
Information: 02 9481 8816.
FREE copy of The Bride's Diary to the first 200 brides attending on the day

Image Courtesy Amanda Mac Photography

Friday, February 12, 2010

Crabtree & Evelyn Rose Hatbox

Impress your Valentine with a gift from the heart - a Crabtree & Evelyn Rose Habox giftset from Everything But Flowers

With the exclusive fragrance of the Evelyn Rose signature rose, this Crabtree & Evelyn Hatbox features a range of bath and shower pamper products as well as an elegant cylinder of eau de parfum designed for the handbag. An ideal gift for a birthday or special occasion, or just to show you care!

Crabtree & Evelyn's signature fragance – "Evelyn", is the first perfume to be based on a single, specially created rose. Over eight years in the making and using "head space technology", 
Crabtree & Evelyn has recreated the exact scent of the living Evelyn Rose.

Crabtree & Evelyn is renowned around the world for beautiful gifts and everyday luxuries that capture the essence of English style. Distinctive and unique, the company has earned an outstanding reputation for its bath and body care collections. Crabtree & Evelyn uses extracts, oils and essences of flowers, fruits and herbs not only for their fragrance but also for their time-tested natural benefits.

    Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Hatbox includes:
  • Stylish hatbox
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Bath & Shower Gel 250ml
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Body Lotion 250ml
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Talcum Powder 15g
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Soap 40g
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose EDP Traveller 4.4ml
  • Comes gift wrapped with a personalised card
Available from EverythingButFlowers

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Unity Sand Ceremony

A great way to personalise your wedding ceremony is with a Unity Sand Ceremony. Similar to the Unity Candle Ceremony, the Unity Sand Ceremony symbolises the union of "two into one". The Unity Sand Ceremony provides a focal point to your ceremony and the result is a beautiful keepsake that reflects your relationship. 

The images shown here use black sand for the groom and white for the bride. There are a variety of beautiful coloured sands available so you can customise the ceremony to suit your wedding them and your individual personalities.

1. The Groom will commence by pouring a portion of the black sand into the central glass vase.

2. The Bride will follow by pouring a portion of the white sand also into the central vase creating a layered effect.
3. To complete the ceremony, the Groom and Bride simultaneously pour the balance of their sand into the central container. To make this process a little easier, create a funnel using decorative paper. Personalise the funnel by including names, date or even poetry that holds a special meaning for the Bride and Groom. (The central vase can be engraved with the Bride and Groom's monogram). The co-mingling of the coloured sand represent the joining of the Bride and Groom. 

Consult with your wedding officiate in order to customise the readings and sentiments that will accompany this ceremony.

4. Following the wedding, the two outside vases can be used to display fresh flowers while the central vase will remain a cherished keepsake of your wedding day. 

The Family Sand Ceremony - with the addition of coordinating Miniature Nesting Vases and contrasting colours of sand, children can be invited to take part - a great idea when children from previous relationships will become part of a new blended family. The mixing of the various sand colours is a fitting way to symbolise the new Blended Family that will result from this union.

Although there are no set guidelines for this ceremony, generally the sand is poured into the central vase in the following order: 

1. Father 
2. Mother
3. Children 
4. Father & Mother together.
Readings and sentiments can be customised as desire

Visit Weddingstar for more information.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Pretty Shoe Clips

Looking for the perfect wedding shoe, but having trouble finding a pair that's just right? A great option is to select a simple and classic style - then add shoe clips. Shoe clips are also a great way to have "matching" shoes for your bridesmaids - especially if your bridesmaids are having trouble finding a style that fits them all comfortably. Simply find individual shoes in a similar colour range and add matching shoes clips to tie them all together.

We love the gorgeous clips shown here, available from My Pretty Shoe Clips

Bejewel your Bridal Style

Pretty accessories are the perfect way to enhance your aisle-style with flair and and individuality, and this beautiful headband would make a stunning addition to your hair-do on your wedding day. 

Available from Net-A-Porter, the crystal-embellished flower adornment on Louis Mariette's silver-tone hairband will bring each and every look to full bloom. Silver-tone hairband adorned with crystal-embellished flower. Louis Mariette hairband has a designer plaque at bottom of band and comes in a protective bag. 

Visit Net-A-Porter for more details.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh-So-Sweet Cake Topper

This oh-so-sweet cake topper is one of our all time favourites! The relaxed couple is the absolute picture of wedded bliss - exactly how you'll feel after you've floated down the aisle!

The gorgeous couple could be used to top a traditional multi-tiered cake, or you could nestle them atop a cupcake tower. The couple are wearing neutral bridal attire so they will match any style of colour of cake you can dream of!

The cake topper is made of hand painted porcelain and will make for a beautiful keepsake of your special day - display the happy couple next to your favourite photo from the day and relive it every day!

Visit Weddingstar

Gift Idea from Riedel Glas

Wedding gifts are a chance for you to express your hopes and well wishes to the bride and groom, and what better way to do this then with an exquisite gift from Riedel Glas. The Black Tie Amadeo Wine Decenter from the 2009 Riedel range is simply stunning, and will bring a lifetime of fine wine experiences to the lucky couple.

Below are some thoughts on decanting from French winemaker, Christian Moueix…

"I prefer to decant wines, both young and old. It is a sign of respect for old wines and a sign of confidence in young wines. Decanting old wines, just a few moments before they are served, helps to ensure that the wines' clarity and brilliance are not obscured by any deposit that may have developed over time. Decanting young wines several hours before they are served gives the wine a chance to bloom and attain a stage of development that normally requires years of aging."

Visit Riedel Glas for more information
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