Thursday, March 31, 2011

TWK Studio

We just love browsing the TWK Studio blog - there is always a new and stunning wedding that captures our attention. TWK Studio's modern style and eye for colour and composition ensures every photo they take is a master piece! Anita & Michael’s wedding day shots caught are just beautiful and we just had to share a few of our favourite shots... 

Visit TWK Studio Blog to view all the wedding day shots.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Elizabeth de Varga

We just love Elizabeth de Varga Autumn 2011 Bridal Collection. The collection includes a soft colour palette and fabrics like lace, tulle, and taffeta. Strapless, figure hugging fishtail gowns add an element of elegance to these dresses…

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wedding Expo at Metro Hotel Ipswich International

Metro Hotel Ipswich International is hosting the 2011 Wedding Expo for the 6th consecutive year on Sunday 10 April from 10.00am until 3.00pm, offering future brides the opportunity to find everything they need to create an once in a lifetime wedding experience. A gold coin donation upon arrival will be given to local charities and you could also win the opportunity for a romantic weekend for two at Metro Hotel Ipswich International.

The Wedding Expo will feature florists, photographers, cake decorators, wedding stationers, music and entertainment specialists, hair and make-up stylists, celebrants and more, providing the perfect opportunity for couples to speak directly with the experts, either to discuss their own ideas for their wedding or to find out what the experts recommend.

As part of the Wedding Expo, Metro Hotel Ipswich International is also offering couples the opportunity to view a function room fully set for a wedding to enable them to picture exactly how their reception could look, and to discuss with expert function and catering staff the different decorating and catering options available.

Rated four and a half stars, Metro Hotel Ipswich International is a well-established wedding venue with an exceptional reputation for hosting the perfect wedding. The hotel’s experienced function manager and staff are well-equipped to help couples plan their perfect day, while the catering is handled through the hotel’s signature restaurant Platform 9.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Eve Boutique

We just love Eve Boutique's collection of bridesmaid dresses. Our favorite is the 'Vintage Pretty Maids Collection' in all shades of peach…

Visit Eve Boutique

Friday, March 25, 2011


From intimate gatherings to Broadway-size productions. Your choices at Sirromet include a sweeping al fresco celebration, an intimate celebration in the underground Chairman’s cellar, the heart of the winery or the majestic stone, glass and wood of the gorgeous Restaurant Lurleen’s. One thing is for sure, there's no room is anything like your run-of-the-mill hotel ballroom.

Laguna and Arbour
Outdoors: exchange your vows at Sirromet's Laguna, backdropped by what one reviewer called "water-coloured moments", watched on by native animals. Alternatively, you may choose to hold your ceremony nestled within the picturesque vineyards in the Arbour.

Restaurant Lurleen's 
Indoors: mark the occasion with some of Queensland's finest cuisine, expertly matched to Sirromet's award winning wines, in one of Australia's reigning top 5 winery restaurants, headed by celebrity Executive Chef Andrew Mirosch, and his team.

The Barrel Room
Below ground: Celebrate the love of your life surrounded by what is the love of ours. Our winery, cellar and barrel rooms.

Visit Sirromet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hollie Noonan


Specialising in the design and styling of weddings and events, Hollie Noonan will work with you to create your own special occasion masterpiece that is uniquely you.

With no intention to become a warehouse of chairs, tables and vases, each event design process begins with a fresh mind and no limit to where ideas will be taken. The result – a unique, well planned design, executed with the highest attention to detail and finished with the Ooh’s and Ahh’s of your guests’ enjoyment.

Based in Brisbane, Hollies’ suitcase is at the ready to travel to any destination in the world for your special event.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cakes By Judy C

Cakes By Judy C specialises in wedding cakes. Creating stunning handmade flowers and matching colours and detailed embroidery on the cake so that it complements your gown or stationery, Judy C can also design a fresh flower arrangement for your cake on the day. 

Visit Cakes By Judy C

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Imbue Weddings

Imbue Weddings is a wedding styling company unlike any other.  They create bespoke weddings which are seamless and unique. They only take one booking a day so that each wedding receives the full attention it deserves. 

Imbue Weddings packages range from partial styling all the way through to complete wedding planning and design including marquee weddings on private properties. 

Service areas include: Gold Coast and hinterland, Brisbane, Tweed Coast, Sunshine Coast and hinterland, Toowoomba & Byron bay.

Visit Imbue Weddings or their blog.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hillstone St Lucia

Hillstone St Lucia are steeped in history but have a fresh and innovative approach to creating an unforgettable wedding that you and your family with cherish forever: succulent food, stunning views, friendly service.

For small or large gatherings, Hillstone St Lucia offer rooms with open verandahs and outdoor terraces that look out over the surrounding trees, parklands and golf course. They also have two outdoor ceremony locations for garden weddings, the newly upgraded Fountain area and the Rose Courtyard. 

Hillstone St Lucia are the Winner's of Best Wedding Caterer in Brisbane 2006, 2008, 2009 and Queensland 2006 and 2009.

Join us Hillstone St Lucia at their next weeding event on Thursday 7th April 2011, for a glass of bubbles, gourmet canapés, watch the sunset and meet with the many suppliers on show. The event runs from 6.00pm until 8.00pm, with Fashion Showcase at 7.00pm. RSVP is essential, please email to reserve your place at this fabulous event.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Eves on the River

Eves on the River's Head Chef, Brendon Hull, has created a function menu that is fresh and innovative. His highly qualified team are ready to share their commitment for great food with you. Each dish is professionally prepared and presented with great care.

The philosophy at Eves on the River is simple – give the power of choice back to the customer. At Eves on the River they have departed from traditional limited menu and service attitudes in the following ways:
  • At all weddings of less than 60 guests you can select the option of each guest to have the freedom to choose their own meal on the evening.
  • Each menu dish comes with a wide selection of alternative methods of preparation and accompaniments.
  • All dietary requirements will be catered for.
  • Each dish is designed and prepared to please any appetite. 
  • For cocktail style functions their commitment is to continually offer food to your guests till they can eat no more.
Your choice of beverage options can be a daunting decision. Your dedicated function co-ordinator will guide you in choosing the best beverage option for your wedding. You can elect to run a bar tab throughout the evening or take advantage of one of our generous drink packages.

Great food must be complemented by great wine. Our extensive wine list provides a selection that will please any discerning palate. All wines on offer are of the highest standard and are wines that we are proud to serve to our a la carte diners everyday.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sample Sale!

Is your budget tight but you still want to wear your dream dress on your big day?

Do you love a good bargain or are you tired of spending your entire weekend dress hunting?

You need to be at the Bridal Couture Sample Sale in Brisbane! Hilde Heim will be selling off her one off samples or last season's stock wedding dresses. You could save up to 70% on your wedding dress. Don't miss out, on buying your dream dress at a small price!

At one of Hilde Heim sample sales, Megan bought ‘Heaven’ reduced from $2,250 to $1,495, Alison got a great bargain buying ‘Harriet’ reduced from $2,250 to $1,250, and Gemma snapped up ‘Honesty’ for $795 reduced from $3,500! 

When: Sunday 20th March 2011
Where: 454c Enoggera Road, Alderley, 4051 QLD 
Time: 10am-2pm by appointment only

Visit Hilde Heim to register your attendance.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2011 Australian Hair Fashion Awards

The Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFAs) are the most prestigious accolade an Australian hair and beauty expert can receive and has catapulted the careers of, stylists-to-the-stars Oscar Cullinan, Anthony Nader and Brad Ngata. Finalists are whittled down by Australian judges and then selected by a fellowship of Britain’s Hairdressing elite.

More than 500 hairdressers, makeup artists, fashion stylists, photographers, beauty editors and celebrities will walk the red carpet at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on March 27 to see who will take out the award for each category, and who will receive the industry’s highest accolade: Australian Hairdresser of the Year. 

It’s no coincidence that Brisbane has great hair, with eight of the finalists in the AHFAs are Brisbane hairdressers. Of the five national awards to be presented there are 28 finalists, with eight coming from Brisbane, five from NSW, three from SA and two from WA.

Two of the five hairdressers nationally vying for the coveted title Australian Hairdresser of the Year are from Brisbane; Carol Haddad of Cor Corz Salon and Craig Smith of Fruition Salons. Queensland’s young talent is also set to shine at the awards with two of the six national finalists for Apprentice of the Year Brisbane girls – and both are from the same salon in Vogue Nationale; Chantelle Ivanovski and Ruth Read will complete against three Victorians and a finalist from NSW.

Brisbane finalists in the 2011 Australian Hair Fashion Award finalists are….

Australian Hairdresser of the Year
Carole Haddad, Corcorz – Brisbane, Queensland,
Carl Keeley, Chumba Concept Salon – Windsor, Victoria
Frank Apostolopoulos, Biba – Fitzroy, Victoria
Craig Smith, Fruition – Brisbane, Queensland
Joey Scandizzo, rokk ebony – South Yarra, Victoria
Karen Bava, Parlour Hair – Adelaide, South Australia

Artistic Team of the Year
Mieka Hairdressing – Collingwood, Victoria
Sebastian Professional Urban Design Team – Paddington, New South Wales
e Salon  - Sydney, New South Wales
Chumba Concept Salon – Windsor, Victoria
Lee Preston – South Perth, Western Australia
Corcorz – Brisbane, Queensland

Creative Colourist of the Year
Belinda Keeley, Chumba Concept Salon – Windsor, Victoria
Tania Culakovski, Biba Camberwell – Camberwell, Victoria
Olivia Zyneutch, Mieka Hairdressing – Collingwood, Victoria
Laura Macleod, The Ruby Room – Brisbane, Queensland
Sophie Lomas, Toni&Guy Mosman – Mosman, New South Wales
Justin Pace, Papas and Pace – Brisbane, Queensland

Mens Hairdresser of the Year
Gregson Gastar, Gastar Hair – Tugun, Queensland
Jessica Brady, Wildlife Sogo – Sydney, New South Wales
Lucy Cardoza, Cast – South Yarra, Victoria
Adam Hadley Darrie, Das Boutique – Adelaide, South Australia
Barney Gleeson, Lee Preston – South Perth, Western Australia
Sebastian Joseph, Parlour Hair – Adelaide, South Australia

Apprentice Hairdresser of the Year
Hermiz Daniel, Heading Out Hair and Beauty – Fitzroy, Victoria
Chantelle Ivanovski, Vogue Nationale – Brisbane, Queensland
Katie Brooks, Wildlife Sogo - Sydney, New South Wales
Ruth Read, Vogue Nationale – Brisbane, Queensland
Pete Koziell, Chumba Concept Salon – Windsor, Victoria
Shakira Petrucci, Zucci Hairdressing – South Melbourne, Victoria

QLD Hairdresser of the Year
Simon Crawford, Crawfords Hairdressing – Morningside, Queensland
Dmitri Papas, Papas and Pace – Brisbane, Queensland
Laura Macleod, The Ruby Room – Nundah, Queensland
Craig Smith, Fruition – Brisbane, Queensland
What: Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2011
Date: Sunday March 27 from 7pm
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank
Tickets: Tickets are $225 per person from Bounce Media Group p. 07 3844 0771

Contact the Bounce Media Group 07 3844 0771 to purchase tickets or for more information.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Studio Sixty Photography

We love Chris & Natalie's wedding, captured by Brisbane-based photographers Studio Sixty

Studio Sixty has been providing personalised service to wedding couples since 1995. They understand that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and they pride themselves on understanding your needs and wishes prior to the big day. This allows Studio Sixty to ensure that every precious moment is captured so they can provide you with photographic memories that you will cherish forever. 

 Visit Studio Sixty to view more of their amazing work.