Friday, October 29, 2010

ARIA Brisbane the perfect gift for Christmas

While the festive season heralds the sounds of Christmas carols, this year the perfect tune is undoubtedly an aria – an experience at ARIA Brisbane that is!

Boasting uncompromised views of the Brisbane River, a gorgeous menu created by Chef Matt Moran and an unbeatable wine list, an ARIA Brisbane Christmas Gift certificate will have your partner, family, friend or work colleague think they’ve travelled to culinary heaven ... and escaped yet another year of socks and jocks.

ARIA Brisbane Gift Certificates are available in any given amount, and can be used for lunch Monday to Friday, and dinner seven days a week. As an added surprise, there’s also Chef Matt Moran’s two fantastic cookbooks that can be added to your gift experience.

So this Christmas, have your loved ones indulge in twice cooked Bangalow Sweet Pork belly with grilled cotechino and iceberg and apple salad; orange scented slow cooked beef with kale, buffalo labna and pistachios, and the list goes on, all against the perfect backdrop that is the Brisbane River. Christmas gifts will never be the same again.

Since opening its doors 15 months ago to reveal a crisp, modern addition to the water's edge, ARIA Brisbane has won rave reviews for delivery of its innovative and contemporary menu showcasing fresh local produce, its seamless service, spectacular position, and the extensive wine list.

ARIA Restaurant Brisbane
1 Eagle Street , Eagle Street Pier
Brisbane 4000
Tel: +61 7 3233 2555 Fax: +61 7 3233 2500
Email: or Reservations:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brisbane Bridal Event & The Bride's Diary

It is with great pleasure that we announce a partnership between Brisbane Bridal Event and The Bride's Diary. Aligning the highest quality magazine in Australia with the most innovative and interactive expo ensures that the Brisbane Bridal Event held at King George Square will be even bigger than anticipated and this can only mean an abundance of good news for both brides and businesses.

The Bride's Diary will be the exclusive bridal magazine of Brisbane Bridal Event with hardcover copies of the Queensland edition being supplied to brides in attendance at the Brisbane Bridal Event.

Brisbane Bridal Event is scheduled for 22 January at King George Square and promises to be an extraordinary day for brides and businesses in the wedding industry.

With an exhibition model that focusses on interactivity and inspiration, brides are guaranteed to have a more exciting time than at a traditional expo and this will benefit us as wedding businesses, as brides will not only be able to see our work, interact with our creations but will enjoy talking to exhibitors more than they do at the traditional booth.

Brides who pre-register their attendance at Brisbane Bridal Event will receive a gift pack including:

• Wedding Planner Diary
• Exclusive Brisbane Bridal Magazine
• Discount Vouchers for over 50 wedding businesses
• Bridal Gift for your wedding day!

At the January event, you will have the opportunity to walk amongst the action as two complete weddings will be on display for you to enjoy. From the ceremony to reception, from your dress to your wedding cake - everything will be there for you to experience - not just imagine.

Entry is free, though we ask that all guests contribute a gold coin donation in aid of breast cancer research.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Coral Sea Resort

Coral Sea Resort, in the exclusive seaside enclave of Airlie Beach, is positioned on Paradise Point. Coral Sea Resort is an oasis of luxury and tranquillity just moments via seaside boardwalk to Abel Point Marina or the enchanting Airlie Beach Resort Village that abounds with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Combining first-class facilities with award-winning, legendary hospitality, Coral Sea Resort is the ideal location for your ocean-front ceremony, breathtaking reception or romantic honeymoon. The experienced co-ordinators will design your ceremony, reception or honeymoon to cater to your very own taste and budget.

Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes; lies the Coral Sea Resort, your Airlie Beach Accommodation. A stroll in the opposite direction crossing a separate boardwalk with the sea below is Abel Point Marina, your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Coral Sea Resort features a variety of hotel rooms including deluxe suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and beach houses. All Airlie Beach accommodation is serviced daily. Coral Sea Resort offers an enticing array of facilities including, an award winning oceanfront restaurant, private dining seaside gazebo, cocktail lounge, fitness room, disabled and lift access, massage facilities, private Jetty, water sports, 25 metre pool, wedding chapel, 200 seat function room, resort shopping and tour desk.

Visit Coral Sea Resort

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Giulia Ponticello Mobile Makeup Artist

Giulia is a professional, friendly and reliable mobile makeup artist, who travels to the comfort and privacy of your own home, hotel retreat or wherever your special day takes you. Giulia is based in Brisbane but will travel to the Sunshine or Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

The look that Giulia creates with you at the trial will be one you're 100% happy with and will be recreated by Giulia on your wedding day so you won't be disappointed. 

Giulia enjoys creating the makeup and is thrilled to have transformed many brides and their bridal parties and is honoured to be apart of their very special day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stylish Formal Wear for the Groom at Spurling Mooloolaba

With 17 years experience in the suit hire industry,
Spurling Mooloolaba provides suit hire, for every occasion. A major advantage for customers is the shop holds its own stock. Spurling Mooloolaba takes particular care, that the outfits chosen will fit correctly, by carrying out a proper fitting and agreeing the right size with the customer. They offer the best in quality and service. Customers receive individual attention and professional advice from the dedicated team.

Contact Details:

Phone: 07 5444 0204Address: 137 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba QLD 4557Email: spurlingmooloolaba@hotmail.comWeb Site:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dress Your Bridesmaids to Perfection at Hills in Hollywood

Hills In Hollywood are here to assist the bride and her bridesmaids in creating the perfect look so that she can feel comfortable and confident on the most memorable day of her life.

The staff at Hills In Hollywood are honest and patient with their customers; a trait which saw them win the NRA Best Specialty Retailer Award in Australia for 2008. Hills In Hollywood have many stunning designs to choose from and are available in a variety of tones.

Hills In Hollywood have the exclusive Australian and New Zealand rights to Allure Bridal of Memphis, Tennessee, offering unique designs to their customers. Allure Bridal is currently rated #3 in the world for design and excellence in quality. Hills In Hollywood also has the exclusive rights to New York Designer 
Barijay, the ultimate choice for Bridesmaids.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

North Lakes Resort Golf Club

Just 20km north of the CBD and accessible from the M1, North Lakes Resort Golf Club is a championship-designed course with facilities to match.

The Clubhouse at North Lakes Resort Golf Club features beautifully appointed function rooms that overlook a manicured championship golf course.

The picturesque gardens and resort-style golf course offers your bridal party an array of magnificent photo opportunities to create memories you will treasure forever. We offer a wide selection of packages to suit everyone’s taste.

North Lakes Resort Golf Club packages are all-inclusive of catering, decorating, entertainment and parquetry dance floor, and all the little extras to make your day memorable.

So, if you are dreaming of a simple ceremony, followed by a luncheon for your closest friends, or an indulgent evening of celebration, North Lakes Resort Golf Club provides five star service and will go to any length to make your special day unforgettable!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sheila Sissons Photography

Sheila Sissons has a great passion for photography and this along with her warmth for people allow her to take her talents to the limit and create beautiful, treasured images.

“Our studio has a friendly and relaxed environment, with the emphasis on personal one-on-one attention,” she says. “Clients can sit and have a coffee while discussing what type of photographs they’re 
looking for.”

We have beautiful Balinese inspired landscaped gardens that make an amazing backdrop for pre-wedding and family photographs.

When asked to describe the style of her wedding images, Sheila says: “I have a spontaneous and natural candid approach, whilst still capturing images that are stylish and innovative.”

Of course Sheila will happily photograph every type of wedding image necessary and is quick to adapt to suit the needs of her clients but “most people ask for spontaneous, candid photographs that capture the moment”, she says.

Sheila is a multi award-winning photographer. “I won the Australian Bridal Industry Award for Photography in Queensland for the 2nd time in 2007. And was also in the Australian top 5 last year. I was also the winner in the Readers’ Choice category for the 4th year at the Quest Business Achievers Awards in Queensland. I have a genuine and natural interest in people, which I think helps me to create unforgettable images that will be treasured by their owners.”

“My background, my passion for photography, and my experience and talent are all your guarantee of exceptional results,” she says.

She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), a member of the World Masters of Photography and also a Certified Professional Photographer.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tamborine Gardens: Magical and Memorable Weddings

Sophisticated facilities, exclusivity, state of the art technology, stunning gardens and gourmet cuisine, Tamborine Gardens is where the most magical and memorable weddings unfold.

The traditional Chapel has capacity for 150 guests for your candle-lit ceremony. Garden pavilions, tranquil fountains, the tropical cave and breathtaking displays of lush foliage in our many themed gardens offer endless photo opportunities and the perfect place for garden ceremonies.

The elegant, stylish Starlight Room offers romance and seating for up to 150 guests with a Cinderella staircase for your grand entrance. For more intimate gatherings there is the vibrantly sunlit Waterfall Pavilion surrounded by tropical gardens, fountains and a waterfall cave. 

Tamborine Gardens offer a selection of gourmet menus prepared by the highly skilled chef and an extensive wine list. All music is included and Tamborine Gardens can also offer a coach for the convenience of your guests.

The packages are designed to suit your individual needs with personal service from Tamborine Gardens Professional Wedding Coordinators.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Anita's Fashion

Anita's Fashion stock a large range of up-to-date fashions including bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ gowns, formal wear, flower girls, bridal and evening shoes, fashion jewellery and fashion accessories.

They have over 300 designer bridesmaids’ dresses available, so you can perfectly match your bridesmaids to your wedding theme.

Anita's Fashion has relocated to a new showroom at Upper Mt Gravatt, in the Sanders Street Hyper Centre, behind the Logan Road Village Coles Supermarket. Free underground car parking is available. The exciting new store is more spacious, comfortable and will have more new stock than ever before.

For friendly and professional service contact Anita's Fashion today.


Friday, October 15, 2010

The Bridal Centre: Bridal Fashion in the Heart of Brisbane

The Bridal Centre is a family owned business with over thirty years experience in the bridal industry, and the largest independent bridal shop in Brisbane. The spacious showroom provides a private and relaxed atmosphere where The Bridal Centre are well known for our excellent customer service and professional advice. They offer a selection of more than 500 original designer gowns sized from 8-26. The Bridal Centre are Queensland's exclusive stockist of Essense Excellence in Design bridal gowns and also stock the most popular modern labels. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Oxley’s on the River

For the perfect wedding reception... Oxley’s on the River is uniquely located right on the Brisbane River fringing the CBD in Milton.

Floor to ceiling glass windows offer spectacular views of the river and city skyline, complementing the professional service and upmarket food and wine. Oxley’s dedicated function room The “Deck” boasts a private bar, permanent dance floor and lighting system, offering couples the opportunity to plan a gala event.

Oxley’s friendly Function Coordinators are excited to assist you in planning your event from start to finish. We pride ourselves on our service and individualising our wedding packages to suit your unique tastes.

Contact Oxley’s on the River to start planning your perfect day.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Burning Image Photography

From experience, Burning Image Photography know that a wedding day is always hectic and the unpredictable circumstances that often arise need a calm, planned solution. Burning Image Photography understand flexibility and direction when required - they will provide a calm, planned shoot for your special day. Regardless of which package you choose, on the day you always have their photographer and co-ordinator on location. They have a full range of services and packages to suit everyone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photo Booths for Your Wedding by Flash Functions

If you're looking for a guaranteed hit for your next event — something unique, memorable, and loved by all — then you've found it! Flash Functions provides photo booths to help capture the fun and excitement of your wedding!

Flash Functions have spent a lot of time and effort researching to find the very best booths in the industry. The booths chosen by Flash Functions are beautifully presented in black and silver and fit the theme of just about every event and location. There’s plenty of room for your guests to get inside, but the booths are small enough to be easily positioned and unobtrusive. The booths are simple to use and feature touch screen technology, and the patented flash system guarantees no blurry photos. 

Flash Functions' photo booths have all the charm of the classic shopping centre photo booths – multiple small poses and the “magic” of the closed curtain – only without the long processing time, wet photos and chemical smell. It’s always been a unique and instant way to capture special moments in time but Flash Functions’ distinctive 6x4 double strip style photos with a personalised  middle strip have lasting value and make cherished souvenirs. 

Flash Functions are the exclusive provider in the region for the “Model 12” classic-style digital photo booth. This is the highest quality and most authentic digital photo booth in the country. They lay claim to the highest quality prints in the industry. Each print, either in colour, black and white, or sepia, is delivered in just 10 seconds.

Every Flash Functions photo booth rental comes with a complimentary CD of all photographs printed during your event. The beauty of digital photography is that your prints can be saved, reproduced and treasured forever.

The courteous and knowledgeable staff pride themselves on reducing the stress of organising your special event – not adding to it. Flash Functions understand that each and every event is different and are more than happy to tailor a package to your suit your specific needs.


Phone: (07) 5571 6026
Post: PO Box 49, Labrador QLD 4215